All 8th grade parents should have received high school registration paperwork in the mail. If you would like a phone conference with a high school counselor please sign-up through Skyward by Friday, January 8. You can contact the high school guidance office with questions.
New scholarships have been added to the CHS guidance scholarship webpage. Jordan Holly Memorial Scholarship, Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship, and Donald J. Lindley And Belle H. Lindley Scholarship were all added today! All CHS seniors should go check them out!
Congratulations to Katarina Blase for signing to play Volleyball at Parkland College next year! https://colescountysports.com/2020/12/16/kat-blase-charlestons-dominant-hitter-headed-to-national-powerhouse-parkland/
There are new scholarships available on the guidance page on the CHS website. Go check them out! Continue to check back for updates.
Good morning, Please remember that completing the FAFSA is now a graduation requirement! All students planning to go on to college should complete FAFSA if they haven't already done so. If your student is not planning to attend college, they can complete the waiver which can be found on the guidance page on the CHS website or your student can stop by the guidance office for a copy. When completed it needs submitted to the guidance office to cover the graduation requirement. We will be checking very soon to see who still needs to meet this requirement! Also, many scholarships have been added to the guidance page and we will continue to add them as they come into our office. Please go check them out! Please contact your student's counselor with any questions. Thank you, Allison Meeker and Beth Nelson Allison Meeker Guidance Counselor Charleston High School P: (217) 639-5014
CHS is sponsoring a Blood Drive at Unique Suites Hotel from 1-6 on Monday, November 30. We already have 16 donors signed up online. The Red Cross is still doing the COVID antibody testing for free with each completed donation which is an added bonus. The plasma of donors with COVID antibodies has been very helpful in the treatment of those currently fighting the virus.
Due to recent mitigations put in place by IDPH and IHSA, all high school athletics are temporarily put on pause, effective today 11/20/20. There will be no open gyms, practices, conditioning, or competition during this time. The only exception would be if the activity takes place outdoors, with 10 or less participants who are socially distanced and wearing a face covering. IHSA will discuss the restart of the winter athletic season at their December board meeting.
With the schedule changes, students in classes with pre-scheduled meetings will need to update their Teams calendar. Here is a set of directions to help: https://5il.co/mtk1.
Congratulations to Angie Coe for making the ISDA All State Team in 4 events based on her sectional times! She was the Champaign Central Athlete of the Meet for sectionals as well! Check out this link for more information. https://www.smore.com/3hs0w-isda-mythical-state-championship?ref=email
Saturday was an incredible day of Trojan Athletics! At the Cross Country Regional Meet, our girls' team placed 2nd and advanced to Sectionals. The team was led by Megan Garrett with a 4th place overall finish and Grace Spoonhour with a 11th place finish! On the boys' side, Luca Carcasi qualified for sectionals as well, with an 18th place finish. At the Girls' Swim Sectional, Charleston placed 3rd overall as a team! Angie Coe won all four of her events, and set pool records in each of them! Ava Zheng, Molly Weber, and Delaney Goddard also scored in events contributing to the team success. We had personal best times in 9 of 15 swims and season best swims in 14 of 15 swims. Great job everyone!
It's a great week in Trojan Athletics! On Tuesday, the Girls' Cross Country team placed 3rd in the Apollo Conference, led by a 4th place finish by Megan Garrett and 9th place finish by Grace Spoonhour! Yesterday, our Girls' Golf team placed 2nd at the Rochester Sectional at the Rail! Congratulations!!
Over the next couple weeks Charleston High School will be posting videos going over the specifics of the CHS reopening plan for students returning to in-person instruction and students remaining in remote learning. The plan can be found in its entirety on our website. Transportation: Students and their families are encouraged to provide their own transportation if possible. Students who ride the bus will report to door #5 for their health screening. Students that are driving themselves to school will also utilize door #23. (Door #23 is located on the north side of the building between the cafeteria and the media center.) Students that are being dropped off will report to door #5 for their health screening. (Door #5 is located at the Baker gym entrance on the south side of the building.) Arrival: Doors will not open until 7:50. Tutorial begins at 8:20 Class begins at 8:40 As students line up for health screening social distancing guidelines should be maintained. After a student’s health screening has been completed, a student will report directly to their tutorial class (even if it is before 8:20) unless they are eating breakfast then they will report directly to the cafeteria. Students that are eating breakfast will report directly to their tutorial period after they have finished breakfast. Tutorial class is determined by a student’s first class of the day. For example Scarlet Day=1st-period teacher Gold Day= 2nd-period teacher Our video can be found on our district Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=374259077090049
Today is day number two of SAT testing here at CHS. Students that are not testing should utilize today to connect with teachers and work to complete any missing assignments. Students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers with any questions. As a reminder CHS does not schedule parent-teacher conferences specifically on October 15th and 16th, but rather throughout the year on an as needed basis.
Just a reminder all seniors need to report to CHS tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 14 at 8:25 for SAT testing. Please contact Beth Nelson or Allison Meeker with any questions at 217-639-5020.
Congratulations to our Girls' Golf Team for placing first in the regional today! Hannah Harpster and Madeline Sanders received 3rd and 5th place medals, respectively. Congratulations Girls!
Congratulations to the new members of Charleston High School’s chapter of National Honor Society: Patience Beever Alex Pearson Sydney Bennett Lahiru Periyannan Sam Bickford Brayden Rennels Hannah Buescher Sam Schuette Kevin Caltry Grace Spoonhour Ty Coartney Cory Spour Megan Garrett Jasmine Stacy Mallie Hanner Ava Stephens Hannah Harpster Lexie Stewart Dane Herrington Soren Stowell Katherine Holly Josh Tresslar Kody Kemper Jessi Vanatta Shae Littleford Maia Voegel Drew Matheny Savannah Warner Eugene Ohba Charleston High School is proud of the above students and the work they have done to become strong students and well-rounded individuals. They have proven themselves, both in the school and in the community, to be excellent examples of character, leadership, service, and scholarship. There will be a formal induction in the spring. Once again, congratulations.
Congratulations to the High School Girls' and Boys' Golf Teams on their performances at the Apollo Conference meets yesterday! The boys placed 3rd yesterday at Lincoln! The girls returned from Mahomet as your 2020 Apollo Conference Girls' Golf Champions! Congratulations!
If you are experiencing internet connection issues, try disabling global protect. Directions here: https://5il.co/l6pm.
Mrs. Neal’s Advanced Foods Class will start cooking remotely this week! Students will create a Flipgrid video of themselves practicing proper food safety and sanitation while preparing their Apple Cider Doughnut holes. Check out Mrs. Neal’s quick how to video of the recipe here. https://youtu.be/Wq0VEb3fc4U
Students, Did you know many of you are able to be an election judge? Now that Election Day is a holiday, you will not have to miss school to do so. If you have any questions about how to do this, Contact the County Clerk’s Office by phone: Coles County Clerk Election Division at 348-0523 or email email@example.com and express your interest in serving as a Judge of Election. More information and requirements are available at the link below! https://www.co.coles.il.us/CoClerk/elections/ElectionJudge.pdf
Tonight's tennis match at home vs Robinson has been cancelled. We will try to schedule a make up date soon.
CHS Students and Families, We were made aware on Friday that there were negative things being said about CHS students on a social media platform. We quickly began working on this issue when notified. We have reported the account/posts to the platform. We have shared the information with the Charleston Police Department. We are continually working on this matter. We have higher expectations for our students than what was demonstrated here. We expect our students to conduct themselves appropriately at all times both in-person and online. The type of behavior exhibited through these recent posts is completely unacceptable. We expect more from our students. CHS Administration
Tonight's Girls Golf Match vs St. Thomas More at the Charleston Country Club has been cancelled.
“Charleston schools readying for remote learning” from the JG-TC https://jg-tc.com/news/local/education/charleston-schools-readying-for-remote-learning/article_0210fcef-ccd4-5033-a39e-e35aa225a82a.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
Students who still need to pick up computers and textbooks may do so tomorrow (Friday August 27, 2020) between 1:00-3:00. Students will enter the building through the doors located outside of the CHS cafeteria. Those doors are located on the north side of the building. Please remember classes begin on Monday morning. It is important that you pick up your materials if you have not done so yet. If you have already picked up your materials please disregard this message.
Families, Please see the attached document for specifics regarding device and textbook distribution. https://5il.co/jvm0. Sophomore distribution is set for Monday, August 24th Freshmen distribution is set for Tuesday, August 25th As a reminder Junior distribution is tomorrow, August 21st.
Families, Please see the attached document for specifics for device and textbook distribution. https://5il.co/jvm0. Sophomore distribution is set for Monday, August 24th Freshmen distribution is set for Tuesday, August 25th As a reminder, Junior distribution is tomorrow August 21st
Families, The following link contains important information about computer and textbook distribution. https://5il.co/jor6
Families, We are developing a schedule for device distribution, textbook pick-up, and remote orientation. We plan to release specific dates and times later this week. We will also be posting a remote learning orientation video later this month.
From CHS cross country coach Mr. Rogers: CHS boys and girls cross country teams will begin meeting for practice starting this week ( 8/10), Monday through Friday, at 7:30am. Meet on the front lawn in front of CHS. Bring a personal water bottle and mask for restroom purposes. Contact coach Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Help Wanted: Charleston High School is seeking applicants for a 3rd shift custodial position. Interested applicants can apply using our applitrack system through this link found on the district website. https://www.applitrack.com/charleston/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?category=Maintenance%2FCustodial
Students that still have not returned their textbooks and library books can still turn them into the CHS office between 7am and 3pm during the week. Thank you.
All students that have not returned textbooks should do so Tuesday - Thursday from 8-3. Please come to the Cafeteria doors. Thank you.
SHOW YOUR SPIRIT FOR SENIORS FRIDAY MAY 15TH! To celebrate the seniors' last day, Student Council is encouraging students to submit a picture wearing their best Trojan gear. You can send your pictures to Mia DiNaso and Katherine Holly on Instagram by Direct Message. We will post a picture of the winner on the Student Council and Grateful Red Instagram as well as the CHS website. Again, you can submit a picture to the following Student Council Executive members; Mia Di Naso and Katherine Holly through Instagram. Congratulations Seniors! Student Council & the Student Body
From CHS Guidance Department: If you would like your senior student recognized for any military signing, academic or athletic college scholarship(s) they have received via our school’s website and school’s social media page please have the following information emailed to Mrs. Meeker at email@example.com by Monday, May 11, 2020. Information needed: Student’s name College/University attending Major Name of Scholarship(s) Military Branch If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Meeker
CHS students need to check their school email daily during remote learning.
CHS Seniors/Parents/Guardians Please check your email. The senior pictures are included in an attachment. This is of high importance. Thank you.
We are sorry to announce that the Charleston High School Prom has been postponed until further notice. We hope at some point to have an activity for Junior/Senior students and their guests in place of a traditional Prom. Please call (217) 639-5001 if you have any questions.
We are sorry to announce that the Charleston High School Awards night will be postponed until June 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. However, students, family, and friends will be able to view a list of the award recipients on the CUSD1 website on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
CHS students, parents/guardians, staff, and friends: There is an easier way to add pictures to be used in the yearbook. Go to www.yearbooksforever.com.Type in Charleston High School, Charleston, IL. Click on Community Upload. Type in the access code: trojans17. Thank you!
If you want your name stamped on your yearbook, please place your order by April 30. Yearbooks can be ordered after that date but your name and icons cannot be added. Thank you. The site to order: www.yearbooksforever.com.
CHS students, please check you school email each day for important announcements. Thank you and take care. Mr. Doughty
CHS students, faculty, and parents - feel free to share pictures for the yearbook. Please identify people in the picture and state what is happening. The staff appreciates your participation during remote learning. Send your pictures to Mrs. Barger - firstname.lastname@example.org
Students, Please check your school email daily. Thank you, Mr. Doughty
The CHS Office will be closed for educational pickups on a Friday April 10 and Monday April 13. It will reopen on Wednesday April 15.
The CHS Office will be open from 11:30 to 2:00 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for students to pick up educational materials.
The CHS Office will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for students to pick up educational materials.
The yearbook staff is still working online during the Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order. The yearbook will include pictures of daily activities. Just think when you tell your grandkids about the pandemic someday - you can use the yearbook as proof. We hope to see you soon.
From CHS art teacher Mrs. Siegel: Students in Drawing & Painting engaged in peer critiques of their apple practice paintings. They learned how to use oil paints following along w/a YouTube video tutorial after Mrs. Siegel taught them techniques using watercolor & acrylic paints. Students will now plan and complete 4 original paintings.
Due to public health concerns, both CHS indoor track meets at EIU that were scheduled for March 14th and March 21st have been cancelled.
Charleston Musical Booster Cheesecake Fundraiser and money are due Tuesday, March 10 to either Mrs. Sharp or Mr. Wengerski at CHS. Thank you.
CHS Press article: Mustache March donations are being accepted now. https://jg-tc.com/news/local/teachers-participate-in-mustache-march-to-raise-money-for-cancer/article_78a43c6e-e861-531f-a3fe-ddeb45d21bb5.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Journal_Gazette/Times-Courier
CHS Press article about the Speech Team’s Group Interpretation https://jg-tc.com/news/local/speech-team-is-gearing-up-for-performance-of-the-ship/article_7b028bbc-08ab-5804-9588-1ff55d8fe929.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Journal_Gazette/Times-Courier
Mrs. Neal’s Advanced Foods courses had some surprise judges for their Hamburger Throw Down Competition today. Students were given only 30 minutes to cook and assemble their culinary creations. They were judged on their Plating Abilities, Creativity, and Overall Flavor Profile. The winning burgers were a Spicy Pepperoni and Bacon burger from 2nd hour, and a Stuffed Bacon and Cheese burger from 3rd hour.
There are new scholarships available!!!! Check them out on the webpage or stop by the guidance department for more information!
The CHS Interact Club is proud to welcome back Mustache March! Nine teachers are raising money for a local family battling cancer. Any teacher who raises over $500 will keep their mustache through April. Donations may be dropped off at the CHS main office; checks should be made out to CHS Interact Club, and you can vote for the teacher in the memo line. The teachers participating are (back row) Mr. Oakley, Mr. Pletsch, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Williams, (front row) Mr. Hinote, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Kanouse, Mr. Hanner, and (not pictured) Mr. Keating.
This Friday will be a 2 hour early dismissal for CHS.
SENIORS - JOSTENS DELIVERIES Jostens will be here on Tuesday, February 25, from 8:00 until 1:00 in the CHS cafeteria to deliver graduation announcements, tankards and caps/gowns. All balances must be paid in order to pick up your purchases. The incorrect date was previous posted.
Sadie Hawkins Dance this Saturday, Feb 22nd https://jg-tc.com/news/local/education/student-council-prepares-for-sadie-hawkins-dance/article_e1dbaa92-838a-575e-bede-fd859786f842.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest
CHS Academic Challenge Team earns 3rd place https://jg-tc.com/news/local/education/charleston-high-students-compete-in-eastern-illinois-university-academic-challenge/article_819941a4-b8fb-5bc2-aa3e-ca59bfce504c.html
Maximum Forte 1st place in quarterfinals & showcase on Feb 27th https://jg-tc.com/news/local/education/maximum-forte-earns-st-place-in-ichsa-midwest-quarterfinals/article_8abb1e4b-dad7-5a4b-81a2-2c77891d6c78.html
Feel free to share pictures. The staff welcomes your input. Please send your pictures to email@example.com. Thanks! Enjoy a few pictures from the yearbook staff members.
Attention to all parents of current 8th grade students: Due to the school closing today, all guidance appointments with the high school counselors will also be cancelled for today. Please contact the middle school to reschedule those appointments. Also, if you haven’t already scheduled an appointment or turned in your child’s 9th grade registration form, please do so by Friday, February 7th. Thank you!
CHS Press: Congratulations to varsity and junior varsity scholastic bowl teams on their Apollo Conference titles! https://jg-tc.com/news/local/education/charleston-high-school-varsity-and-junior-varsity-scholastic-bowl-teams/article_c22eff91-8d5b-53ee-9724-5e33f90851e1.html
CHS Press: Spring musical is Mary Poppins. Cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun. https://jg-tc.com/news/local/education/charleston-high-school-production-of-mary-poppins-coming-to-the/article_9ec0e59e-d2a9-56d3-af46-693ce4e98bc5.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest
CHS Press article about new math teacher Brian Shamart https://jg-tc.com/news/local/education/new-math-teacher-brian-shamhart-brings-extensive-teaching-experience-first/article_4d32c5b0-8451-558b-bd94-65f72169273e.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest
Student Council will be hosting the Sadie Hawkins Dance at CHS Baker Gymnasium on Saturday, February 22nd from 7-10pm. Tickets will be on sale from Febrary 17th to the 21st for $5.00 each. Tickets will be $10.00 at the door.
Spirit Friday in the Media Center: Let's see how much you know about your teachers. During tutorial, take the teacher ID challenge for a chance to win tickets to the Moose-sponsored Dance featuring Janoma!!