CHS Anouncements


posted Dec 8, 2017, 11:00 AM by Caleb Dick

Collinsville High School students who want to leave early on the day they have lunch/study hall during finals must turn in this permission form by December 15: CHS Form for Final Exam Dismissal


posted Dec 6, 2017, 6:12 AM by Caleb Dick

The CHS Counseling Department is promoting a FREE resource to help improve student SAT performance.

College Board (makers of SAT) says students who spend at least 20 hours practicing using this Kahn Academy prep resource can see an average score increase of 115 points.

Visit to get started.

For more information on the SAT exam and how to prepare, contact the CHS Counselors:

Karen Olsen
Tarael Kee
Renee Kurtz rbaldridge@cusd,
Jason Corey

or call the CHS Counseling Deparment at 346-6320.

Bell Schedule – First Semester Final Exams

posted Nov 29, 2017, 7:48 AM by Caleb Dick   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 5:39 AM ]

EXAM MAKE-UP POLICY Students are required to take semester exams: 1) during the class period(s) and 2) on the day(s) assigned. Documentation from a medical physician is required for students missing final exams. Parents should not schedule appointments or vacations for students during final exams. If a student misses the first semester final exam(s) with a documented absence, he/she will be expected to make up these exams no later than the first three days of the second semester. If a student misses the second semester final exams with a documented absence, he/she will be expected to make up these exams no later than the first week of summer break. Students will not be permitted to complete semester final exams before the scheduled exam period. If snow days are used, the final date for second semester changes, thus moving the date of second semester final exams. Please take this into consideration as you are scheduling vacations. Students may not be permitted to make up final exams for unexcused absences that occur on a final exam day (i.e. vacation). Students enrolled in a dual credit course with Southwestern Illinois College are required to take that final exam.



posted Nov 15, 2017, 9:23 AM by Caleb Dick


The Collinsville High School Band received a generous donation toward their 2018 trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.Beth Bancroft presents $1000 check to CHS band director Robert Wright

Beth Bancroft, representing DieCon​, presented a check for $1,000 to Collinsville Band Director Robert Wright. The money was raised by her group to support the CHS Band’s fundraising effort for the New York trip.

The Collinsville High School Band has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in March of 2018. The band will be the featured instrumental ensemble for the Choirs of America Choral Convergence Concert.

“This experience will put Collinsville students in contact with world renowned faculty and guest conductors. Along with this incredibly prestigious performance, the students will get the chance to experience the best that New York has to offer,” says Mr. Wright, “We will embark on some of the traditional New York tourist attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 memorial museum, Time Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center and finally a dinner with the cast of one of New York’s Broadway shows.”

Bancroft, an educational assistant at CHS, became aware of the trip last year through a student whose dedication to the band and desire to go on the trip led to an interest in how to help make the trip possible for all students – regardless of ability to pay.

Bancroft is a founding member of DieCon, a group that gets together to play board, card and role playing games.  Their annual event at the Gateway Center includes a charity fundraiser every year.  This year, Bancroft suggested the money support the CHS Band trip.

“It is a way we support a worthy cause in the community every year.  I’m happy to present this check to the CHS Band,” she says.

The band is holding numerous fundraisers to support the trip.  For more information, contact:


“Being a part of this trip is a huge honor for our students and our community,” says Wright, “The students are very excited at the opportunity to represent our school district with pride and excellence.”


posted Nov 13, 2017, 8:41 AM by Caleb Dick

Poster for Murder by the Book play

The Collinsville High School Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 643 will present “Murder by the Book” on November 16, 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.

“Murder by the Book” by Craig Sodaro is the story of what happens when some of the world’s greatest writers get together at the annual meeting of the Raven Society:

The Raven Society is holding its annual meeting to select the best mystery book of the year to win the coveted Smoking Gun Award.  Because of the prestige of the prize, the membership in this sacred club is secret, even amongst themselves.  Each member attends the three day meeting, cut off from the rest of the world at the Dickens House, disguised as a famous author.  This year, Edgar Allan Poe introduces a dashing upstart, William Shakespeare, as a new member to replace the recently departed Jules Verne.  Spouting poetry, Will instantly captures the hearts of Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, and Louisa Mae Alcott.  But romance is interrupted when Poe reads a nasty bit of correspondence announcing that each member of the society will die.  Only mystery maven Agatha Christie takes the message seriously, but, alas, it’s too late. Only one thing is for sure — one of the famous authors is trying to kill the competition! 

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.


posted Nov 7, 2017, 12:39 PM by Caleb Dick

Families in the CUSD 10 community who cannot afford home Internet access can take advantage of special programs that provide low-cost service.

The Access program offered by AT&T provides low-cost home Internet for qualifying families. To be eligible, residents must meet the requirements to receive U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program benefits. 

Spectrum’s Internet Assist program is available to those who receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced cost lunch, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) ( ≥ age 65 only).

Internet service at home is key to student success and a way for parents to stay connected with our schools.  These programs offer low-income families an affordable way to have this important resource.

Outstanding Performance by CHS Math Team at St. Louis Excellence in Mathematics Contest

posted Nov 7, 2017, 6:19 AM by Caleb Dick

The CHS Math Team competed at the Excellence in Mathematics contest at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park on Saturday, November 4th. The Kahoks competed against schools such as O'Fallon, Edwardsville, Belleville East, Belleville West, Clayton, Parkway West, and Ladue. 

Zach Roseman placed 10th individually as a sophomore.
Jacob Whitener placed 10th individually as a senior.

The senior class team of Jacob Whitener, Kobe Collins, Param Sangani, Jason Stahnke, William Estes, and Emily Park placed 2nd. Go Kahoks!

CHS Latin Club Excels at Illinois Junior Classical League South Convention

posted Nov 7, 2017, 5:46 AM by Caleb Dick

Latin Club attended the Illinois Junior Classical League South Convention at Pekin Community High School this weekend.  The following students received recognition:

Art Categories:

On a whole, our school ranked 3rd Place for overall art performance.

Tyler Garner & Dominique Bacchetti - 3rd Place Couple Costume

Julia Eversman - 3rd Place in Paintings

Nicole Pacheco - 3rd Place in Sculpture

Mackenzie Lawrence - 2nd Place in Illustrations

Melanie Johnson - 2nd Place is Mosaics

Laila Elkerdawy - 1st Place in Illustrations

Kristyn Mitchell - 1st Place in Photography

Academic Categories:

On a whole, our school ranked 2nd for overall academic performance.

Gabriel Duncan - 3rd Place Level 1 Mythology Exam

Julia Eversman - 3rd Place Level 1 Roman Life

Nathan Thompson - 3rd Place Level 2 Mythology Exam

Isabella Schubert - 2nd Place Level 1 Vocab Exam

Leanne Collier & Kristyn Mitchell tied for 2nd Place Level 2 Roman Life

Lesly Ramirez - 1st place Level 1 Vocab Exam

Annika Cosgrove - 1st Place Level 3 Mythology Exam

Jason Landfried - 1st Place Level 3 Roman Life Exam

Kenny Denson - 1st Place Level 4 Roman Life Exam

Jacob Sorge - 1st Place Level 4 Vocabulary Exam

Our upper level certamen (academic bowl) team got 2nd Place this year.  The team members were:

Annika Cosgrove

Jason Landfried

Kenny Denson

Jacob Sorge

Miscellaneous Awards

Our skit team got 1st Place for their performance.  The skit was written by: Julia Eversmann, Melanie Johnson, Tyler Garner, Hannah Herman, Jason Landfried, and Jacob Sorge.  It was performed by Jahvon Linen, Tyler Garner, Gabrielle Smith, Hannah Herman, Kenneth Denson, Annika Cosgrove, Jason Landfried, Dominique Bacchetti, and Jacob Sorge.

A special congratulations to Hannah Herman was elected as IJCL South Treasurer for the upcoming school year. Go Kahoks!

Kahok Math Students Excel in Final SWIC Competition

posted Nov 1, 2017, 7:07 AM by Caleb Dick

Tyler Boerner 2nd 
Carli Lentz 4th

Krysta Swartz 8th

Jimmy Moore 1st

Kobe Collins 2nd
Jacob Whitener 5th
Param Sangani 6th

Kobe Collins, Jimmy Moore, Krysta Swartz, and Tyler Boerner placed 1st on the team test. 

Overall, after the four competitions, Collinsville (749 points) placed 2nd behind Herrin (782.5). Other schools in the division were Highland,  Mascoutah, Waterloo, Salem, and Granite City. 

Marching Kahoks End Season on a High Note

posted Oct 30, 2017, 9:06 AM by Caleb Dick

Congratulations to the CHS Marching Kahoks on their outstanding performances this past weekend at Belleville East. The group took 1st in class along with outstanding visual performance and outstanding musical performance. The group went on to place 3rd in finals as well to wrap up this year's competitive marching season. Our marching band received their highest score ever at the Bands of America Regional Contest in St. Louis on October 20th. The Marching Kahoks also had the honor of performing directly before the Marching Illini at the University of Illinois Marching Band Festival on October 21st. Great job Kahoks!

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