CHS Anouncements

Kahok Sound Show Choir Auditions

posted by Josh Hartle   [ updated ]

Kahok Dance Team Tryout Information

posted Apr 3, 2017, 12:24 PM by Josh Hartle   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 12:25 PM ]

4th Period Leadership Class Raises $6,000 to Benefit Alzheimer's Association

posted Mar 31, 2017, 9:51 AM by Josh Hartle   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 9:51 AM ]

The 4th Period CHS Leadership Class organized and conducted a golf scramble, which was held on Saturday, March 25th at Belk Golf Course, to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The activity was a huge success as evidenced by the $6,000 raised. Kudos to our CHS students, who worked under the direction of Mr. Kyle Gordon. CHS would like to express a sincere thank you to everyone who donated to this worthy endeavor. Go Kahoks!

CHS Business Students Earn 6th Consecutive Appearance at State

posted Mar 30, 2017, 6:27 AM by Caleb Dick

CHS business students recently participated in the 2017 Illinois Personal Finance Challenge. The Kahoks will be sending a team of four students to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on April 25th based on their excellent academic performance. Team members include Charlie Prakit, Ben Carlson, Cadiem Franks, and Gabe Wheeler. This marks the 6th consecutive year CHS has won Region V and advanced to the state finals.Go Kahoks!

Kahoks Excel at Carbondale Math Field Day

posted Mar 30, 2017, 6:27 AM by Caleb Dick

CHS math students recently competed with over 1,000 students in Carbondale. The sophomore, junior, and senior math teams all earned Honorable Mention. Individual finshers included:

Sophomore Jimmy Moore - 4th place 
Junior Kobe Collins - 20th place 
Junior Jacob Whitener - 17th place 
Senior Alec Votoupal - 20th place 
Senior Masen Kane - 9th place

We are very proud of the succesful school year our academic teams are having in a variety of areas. GO KAHOKS!

Summer School Driver's Education

posted Mar 28, 2017, 9:53 AM by Caleb Dick

Driver Education Classes will be held at Collinsville High School this summer for all Collinsville residents attending private or parochial schools.  The following dates have been approved by the Collinsville Unit #10 School Board.  Summer School will begin May 31 and end June 26.   Classes will be held, Monday through Thursday, no class on Friday.  Registration will be held in the Driver Education Office located in Fletcher Gym (East Balcony).

Cost is $200.00.  Proof of residency, such as a water bill or power bill, and a report card or letter from the school showing that the student has passed 8 classes over the precious two semesters is required.

Further information can be obtained by calling 618-316-6320 ext. 1117 or by emailing


Frank Hollingshead, Driver Education Coordinator

The Kahok Current - 4th Quarter Newsletter

posted Mar 28, 2017, 9:44 AM by Caleb Dick   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 9:46 AM ]

HOSA Students Excel at State Contest - Gebke and Shepherd Place 1st in Forensic Medicine

posted Mar 28, 2017, 6:53 AM by Caleb Dick

35 CHS students excelled academically at the 2017 State HOSA (Future Healthcare Professionals) Competition. Over 1,400 HOSA students from across the state competed. Unlike the Kahoks, many schools left without any "wins". CHS students were recognized on the award stage nine times. Results include the following:

Tiffany Coats - Top 10 Honors in Nursing Assisting and Growth and Development Knowledge                         
Arryanna Griffin - Top 10 Honors for Dental Terminology and Job Seeking Skills

Megan Bock - Top 10 Honors for Behavioral Health Knowledge

Lauryn Phillips - Top 10 Honors for Behavioral Health Knowledge 

Mika King - Top 10 Honors for Medical Law and Ethics 

Holly Gebke and Nicholas Shepherd 1st Place in the State of Illinois for Forensic Medicine

CHS Students Advance to International STEM Competition

posted Mar 28, 2017, 6:51 AM by Caleb Dick

Devin Harris and Dylan Hall of Collinsville High School took the top award at the Regional Science and Engineering Research Challenge at SIUE – earning a bid to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles.

At the regional competition, Devin and Dylan were also awarded ASM Materials Education Foundation Most Outstanding and Best in Category in Engineering Sciences. The bid to ISEF was the highest award of the event. They surpassed competition from other area public high schools, as well as elite private academies.

The accomplishment has great significance according to CHS STEM Club sponsors Cindy Bednara and Thomas Withee, "Only one bid to nationals is awarded at each regional science fair, and it is awarded to the Best of the Day. Furthermore, there are only five regionals across the entire state of Illinois.”

Devin and Dylan will travel to the Intel ISEF in Los Angeles to compete May 14th - 19th. The top prize at the Intel ISEF is $75,000. There are many other significant awards. For information, see: (

Devin and Dylan, as well as senior Kate Fischer earned bids to the State Science Fair at NIU on May 5th. Only 6 projects from the competition advanced to state. Kate earned Best in Category in Biological Sciences.

The CHS sophomore group of Erika Hicks, Trent Pauley, Keegan Butcher, Ivan Velasco and Devan Wallace took Outstanding in Engineering Sciences and the American Meteorological Society Outstanding Award.

Other members of the CHS STEM Club participated in the event and earned recognition for their projects as well.

Illinois Science Assessment

posted Mar 22, 2017, 8:14 AM by Josh Hartle   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 8:22 AM ]

Dear Parents and Guardians,
High school biloogy students will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) between March 20 and April 28. The ISA aligns with the new Illinois Learning Standards in science. This assessment helps families understand how well students are performing academically and see whether they are on track to succeed in college. The ISA represents Illinois’ commitment to preparing all students for college and careers, including in the high-demand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The assessment also satisfies federal accountability requirements.

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