CHS Monthly Newsletter

December 2018

From the High School Office...

One of the best times of the year! After a long stretch from the start of the year, our students and staff are often re energized and full of positive energy in the weeks between Thanksgiving break and the Holiday break. It never fails that a student will always ask me when I am going to give them a snow day...

This time always bring out the charity in our students and staff as well. We have a sock drive, toy drive, family giving, and other charitable events that occur all month long. Our music programs also shine during this time of the year as they perform both for our families, but also all over the community. We are excited to welcome the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a special afternoon district performance for Cedarburg students. A sincere thank you to The CPAC, Inc. Visiting Artists Series and the Rita Edquist Memorial Fund for covering the expense so that some of our students can see orchestral music played at the highest level.

As we move into January, there are several significant events that occur very quickly out of the break. Exams take place on January 22nd-24th. Now is the time to start having the discussion with your students to ensure they are preparing properly, connecting with teachers for support, and staying rested and healthy. After exam week, testing season arrives. Below you will find a calendar of Resource sessions that are deliberately designed to support our students as they prepare for the ACT as juniors and for the ACT Aspire as freshman and sophomores.

Happy to share and looking forward to Parent Principal Coffee on Tuesday, January 22nd. This event largely influences the goals and changes that occur in the high school over the next year. The night begins with an overview of the requests and priorities from last year's parents who attended Parent Principal Coffee, and how we as a school have responded to the requests. We will then discuss what continued growth and efforts the parents would like to see from our staff and administrative team.

On behalf of the staff at CHS, we wish all of our families a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

Go Bulldogs!

Adam Kurth, Principal

Upcoming Events and Announcements

5: CCSF/Scholarship Night: 7:00 PM, CPAC
10: Band Concert: 7:00 PM, CPAC
13: Choir Concert: 7:00 PM, CPAC
19: School Board Meeting: 7:00 PM, IMC
24: Winter Break (December 24 - January 2)
3: Classes resume
3: Freshmen Preview: 6:00 PM, CPAC & Field House
15: Band Concert: 7:00 PM, CPAC
16: School Board Meeting: 7:00 PM, IMC
22: Exams: 7:35 - 11:50 AM O1, O2, O3 
23: Exams: 7:35 - 11:50 AM B1, B2, B3 
24: Exams: 7:35 - 11:50 AM  O4, B4, make-up
25: No school
Athletic Calendar (full calendar)

Information Briefs

  • Daily Announcements are read every day at 9:45 AM . Students should listen for important information. The announcements are also posted . Daily Announcements
  • Please call in a student absence by 10:00 AM . The Attendance number is 376-6206. Students who become ill during the school day should go to the health room for assistance.
  • In the event of school closing due to inclement weather the Cedarburg School District will send an automated message to families. Local media and the district website will also post closing and delays.

Scheduling for the 2019-2020 School Year Starts in December

On December 5th, we will have an Advisory for all students to get their scheduling materials including information regarding an Elective Fair the Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be participating in the following week. Teachers will again be providing assistance to students on selecting the appropriate next class for their content area and counselors will be meeting with students to help them with this process. Counselors will also be available to answer any questions from both students and parents regarding the selection of classes.

Elective Fair for Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

On Wednesday December 12th during Resource, all Sophomores will be participating in an Elective Fair and Juniors will be participating in a Core Elective Overview. On Friday, December 14th during Resource, all Sophomores will be participating in the Core Elective Overview and Freshmen will be participating in the Elective Fair. During the fair, students will have the opportunity to choose three elective areas they would like to learn more about from instructors in those areas. During the overview, students will learn more about the core elective opportunities available to them. There are many great choices at CHS to support a students college or career path, as well as their passions.


Students of the Month

Administration: Nolan Ystesund

Business: Elena Garni

English: Leah Tews

Family and Consumer Education: Sarah Clausen

IMC: Noah Schultz

Mathematics: Justin Borg

Performing Arts: Ed Sherman

Physical Education: Nick Molespske

Science: Maria Orndorf

Social Studies: Sophia Remington

Star Center: Courtney Branzolewski

Technical Education: Zach Miller

Visual Arts: Janey Weber

World Languages: Emma Sadowski

CCSF/CHS Scholarship Meeting - December 5, 2018 at 7 PM in the CPAC

Seniors interested in receiving scholarships through the Cedarburg Community Scholarship Fund (CCSF) and Cedarburg High School Scholarship Program should attend this information session with their parents. Representatives from both groups will be going through the process, answering any questions, and providing instructions on how to access the applications. During its 46-year history, CCSF has awarded over $3 million in merit-based scholarships to over 3,000 graduates. This past year, the CCSF & CHS Scholarship Programs awarded over $270,000 to 172 students. While award amounts vary, some scholarship awards can be as large as $4000. For questions, please contact Pam Geiser, CHS Scholarship Coordinator, at 262-376-6233 or

Resource Offerings

Each year our staff prepares skill support sessions to offer our students during resource. These learning sessions correlate directly to student data we receive from the ACT and ACT Aspire. Students are free to sign up and attend any of these sessions to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT test.

2018-2019 Resource Support Sessions Calendar

CHS is Excited to Welcome the Class of 2023!

Students & their Families should join us for

Freshmen Preview Night

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 @ 6pm in the CPAC

Join us to learn more about regular, Honors, & Advanced Placement (AP) class opportunities, exciting electives offered at our comprehensive high school & the sequence of courses in each core curricular area.

Students & parents will also receive a guided tour of our facilities; meet students, faculty members, advisors and coaches.

We look forward to seeing you & working with your family.

CHS Offers…..

25 AP/Honor Courses

20 Transcripted & Articulated Credit Courses (Including, but not limited to Project Lead the Way (PTLW)

Global Scholars Certificate: Four years foreign language, Four credits of coursework with a global focus, cultural literacy requirement, participation in four co-curricular activities and twenty or more hours of community service.

The Cedarburg High School Writing Center

The Cedarburg High School Writing Center, which has existed for over 20 years, is a testament to the District’s commitment to writing excellence. Cedarburg graduates frequently report that the writing instruction they received at Cedarburg High School provided them with an excellent foundation for their future endeavors. Currently, the Center is staffed by two English teachers and one retired English teacher whose combined experience exceeds 60 years. We are here to help students achieve better outcomes on assigned research, writing, and presentations.

Where? The Writing Center is located in the IMC

When? 7:30am-3pm Monday-Friday

What occurs in the Writing Center?

  • We assist students beginning at the prewriting stage through the final draft. When students come in frustrated, our goal is for them to leave with a plan. Often the move from procrastination to getting started is a 15-minute conversation with a Writing Center teacher. We have had years of experience asking students questions that can lead to a topic, a thesis, or a creative approach.
  • We engage students in critical thinking. We are not a proofreading service (though we do help students at this stage of the process). When students leave a Writing Center appointment, they often have a to-do list that can range from finding facts to backing up a generalization to reorganizing information in order to clarify a concept.
  • We help students with writing that extends beyond the classroom. We assist students with college essays and scholarship competitions. For students who want to raise their ACT scores, we also provide instruction on the English, Reading and Writing sections of the test.

Sign up for an appointment on the CHS homepage under Academics!

The Cedarburg PTO

We are very excited to be partnering with the CHS PTO again this year. This continues to be a strong relationship which supports our students and staff in all that occurs at CHS.

If you are still interested in joining, you can do so by clicking here. Please complete this form and turn in your check to the high school office by Monday, December 10th to ensure you become a member and receive your directory.

CHS PTO Activities and Sponsored Events include:

  • Snacks provided to CHS staff for American Education Week
  • Principal/Parent Coffee
  • Winter Warm-Up Lunch for CHS Staff
  • Post-Prom
  • AP Exam Snacks Provided and Served
  • Senior Awards Night
  • Graduation Monitors
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon
  • Senior Picnic
  • Grad Grams
  • Freshman Picnic/Tailgate
  • Grant Requests from Teachers/CHS

If you have any questions, please reach out to the CHS PTO board.

Thanks for your continued support!

Laura Stroebel, President

Ashleigh Whitman, Vice-President

Erin Jodat, Treasurer

Deb Pokel, Secretary,

CHS Athletics Update

Please come out and support our student athletes as the winter sports season begins! Go Bulldogs!

State Qualifier

Congratulations to the Boys' Soccer team who capped off a tremendous season with a trip to State! They eventually lost to New Berlin Eisenhower in the State Semi-Final game.

State Runner up!!!

Congratulations to our Girls Swim & Dive team who placed 2nd at State for the second year in a row!!! Our Girls Swim & Dive program continues to be one of the best in the state on a yearly basis. Congrats to Coach Amit Kaul and the team on another tremendous season!

Erika Remington Makes it Official!

Congratulations to Erika Remington who recently signed with the University of Denver!

Fall Athletic Awards

Please find the complete list of All-Conference teams from this past fall throughout the North Shore Conference. Click here to find all sports. Our Bulldog student athletes were well represented!!!

Updated Extracurricular Code

This is another friendly reminder that the updated Extracurricular Code went into effect on Aug. 1st. Please make yourself familiar with the code and it's updates. Click here to find the update Extracurricular Code.

Social Media:

For updates on Twitter, please follow @chsADjhannam

Got Christmas lights that don't work?

The German Club is collecting old strands of Christmas lights as a fundraiser to support their club and travel abroad. Bins are placed at the CHS entrances for you to drop off any lights you are looking to get rid of!

Parent Portal

We invite you to view this short video on Resilience. Our school improvement team that focuses on student wellness led our staff through a discussion on how to best support resilience in our students in today's educational world. Also, below are a few resources from our counseling office to help support discussions at home.

Wishing all of Cedarburg a happy and healthy holiday!

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