The dance scheduled for Saturday, January 14th has been postponed as a result of the inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled. Alternative plans will be released at a later date.
Collinsville High School will soon begin 2017-18 course registration for incoming 9th graders. We will be hosting “Getting to Know CHS” events in the next few weeks.
On Thursday, January 19th there will be a presentation at in the CHS auditorium, followed by a question and answer session with representatives from each subject area, and a club/activity fair. Parents and students will meet the administration, counselors and teachers to hear about course offerings and the selection of courses. You may wish to meet with a counselor individually by visiting our Open House for incoming 9th grade students on Saturday, January 21st from and from The Open House will be held in the Counseling Department at CHS where we will meet families on a first come, first serve basis.
CMS Students will be able to register online for 9th grade classes from home through , or they may simply turn in a completed and signed registration worksheet after the “Getting to Know CHS” programs. Parochial students will need to enroll in the district and may turn in a completed and signed registration worksheet after the “Getting to Know CHS” programs. For information about enrolling in the district, visit http://www.kahoks.org/parents-students/enrollment.html for assistance.
Congratulations to Lydia Latham for being selected All-State for the Illinois Music Educators Conference. She had the highest score among all baritone players in Southern Illinois, which qualified her for this honor. Lydia will re-audition and perform in Peoria with other students from around the state in January 2017.
Please reference the attachments pertaining to semester exams, which will be held on December 19, 20, and 21.
The CHS Drama Club and choirs will present A Dickens Christmas Carol,Dec. 1-3 at 7:00 pm in the CHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Three Kahok Soccer Players were recently honored at the IHSSCA Banquet in Elmhurst, IL. Pictured below are Senior Defender Clay Hartman who was selected All-Sectional, Senior Defender Jordan Blasingame who was selected All-State, and Senior Goalkeeper Brett Niedzwiecki who was selected All-State.
Collinsville High School will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fifth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From November 16 through January 16, students, teachers and parents will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
Twenty years of research at the University of Chicago in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of the 5Essentials were 10 times more likely to make substantial gains in improving student reading and math than schools that were weak on three or more of the Essentials. Those differences remained true even after controlling for student and school characteristics, including poverty, race, gender, and neighborhood characteristics. Strength on components within the Essentials also correlated with increased teacher retention, student attendance, college enrollment, and high school graduation.
Below are links to the Parent Letter where you can find information on how to take the survey and a Parent/Guardian opt-out form.
Collinsville High School earned 1st place overall for Division 3A against Herrin, Highland, Mascoutah, Waterloo, and Salem at the SWIC Math Competition based on four different contests throughout the school year to date. Sophomore Jimmy Moore placed 1st for the fourth and final time. Juniors Kobe Collins placed 5th, Jacob Whitener placed 2nd, and Param Sangani placed 1st. Seniors Emily Baima placed 7th and Masen Kane placed 4th.
The CHS Math Team traveled to St. Louis for the Excellence in Mathematics competition on Saturday, November 5. Our sophomores and seniors placed 5th with the juniors placing 4th in our division. The Kahoks were in the same division as Edwardsville, O'Fallon, Belleville East & West and all the large St. Louis schools such as Parkway Central/West, Ladue, etc. Sophomore Jimmy Moore and junior Jacob Whitener both placed 10th individually. Great job Kahoks!