CHS Monthly Newsletter

September 2018

From the High School Office...

Welcome Back!

From the entire CHS Staff to our CHS families, we are excited to welcome all for the 2018-2019 school year!

Our staff spent last week readying their classrooms, learning new ideas to bring to their students, and also taking part in school safety training, including AED's, tourniquets, epipens, and other student safety items. The CHS staff, in collaboration with the Cedarburg Police Department, also took part in practicing enhanced CHS response options to active threats. Staff spent time learning and discussing various methods for responding to live situations in our school and were able to participate in many different practice scenarios. During these scenarios, staff practiced various response options, rehearsed directions and commands for students during safety events, and engaged in improved lock-down protocols including increased barricade and classroom safety practices. Safety continues to be the top priority of CHS and we will continue to grow our knowledge and practices toward this priority. We will be communicating more with families in the upcoming months in regards to safety and security priorities in the building and in our district

It has been an exciting summer and start to the year. This coming year has us looking forward to new courses, clubs and activities, and opportunities for our students. We kicked off the year off with a new event, the Freshmen Tailgate, to welcome in the Class of 2022. Students received their class shirt, scored some slushies and cotton candy, and ate some great grilled food. It was a great way to start the year and we look forward to maintaining that energy all year long. Our staff are truly excited to have all students back in the building and rolling into the 2018-2019 school year.

As always, please reach out to any member of our staff if we can help in any way. Cheers to a great year and Go Bulldogs!

Adam Kurth

Principal, Cedarburg High School

Upcoming Events and Announcements

4: First Day of School
6: Senior Parent Information: 5:30 PM, Commons
6: New to CHS/CSD Parent Meeting: 5:30 PM, IMC
6: Open House: 6:00 PM, Field House
22: 3rd Annual CHS Athletics Golf Classic
24: Financial Aid Information: 6:00 PM, Commons
26: All School Testing Day (9th-11th)
26: Post-Secondary Visits (12th)
28: No school- Staff Professional Development 

1-6: Homecoming Week
10: PSAT testing
11: Picture retake
18: Jam for Charity: 6:00 PM, CPAC
22: Choir Concert: 7:00 PM, CPAC
23: Red Ribbon Speaker

Athletic Calendar (full calendar)

Information Briefs

  • Both entrance doors, District Office and the Vintage Gym entrance, will be staffed and open for students beginning at 6:30am daily.
  • 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.
  • Students who become ill during the school day should go the health room for assistance. A parent will be contacted if further information or assistance is needed.

Back to School Events for Parents & Students

Thursday, September 6th


Come to CHS to walk through your student’s daily schedule. Meet his/her teachers and hear their expectations for the year. Everyone should meet in the Field House at 6:15 PM for a brief welcome from the Principal and hear about our school improvement goals and initiatives for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes will start at 6:37 PM. Printed schedules, the bell schedule for the evening and building maps can be picked up from the Field House concessions. Hope to see each of you there!

SENIOR PARENT MEETING - 5:30 PM in the Commons

Parents of Seniors are invited to attend an information meeting with the school counselors regarding the college application process.


Families new to the Cedarburg School District are invited to meet with administration to hear what CHS has to offer students & their families.

CHS Tardy Policy Updated for 2018-19 School Year

In an attempt to minimize student tardiness and optimize instructional time and learning the CHS Administrative Team has updated the CHS Tardy Policy for the 2018-19 School year. This year 1st-4th block tardies will accumulative for all classes rather than being counted separately for each block. In addition, students arriving late to class, without a pass, have only 5 minutes prior to being marked absent. This time has been reduced from the 15 minute allotment in previous years. These changes along with the complete tardy policy can be seen here.

CHS Policy Reminders: Cell Phone/Listening Device Policy & Student Dress Code

As we start the new school year, please help us in reminding students that CHS is a school that prides itself on the quality of education & safety it provides for our young adults. To assist us in doing so, please review the following with your student:

Cell phone/Electronic Listening Device Policy:

Students must have their cell phone/electronic listening devices silenced & out of sight prior to the beginning of class.

With permission from their classroom teacher(s), students may use electronic devices for learning purposes only. Students are allowed to use their electronic devices before school until 7:28 AM & after school beginning at 2:40 PM. During the school day, students are allowed to use these devices during study hall, lunch & in the hallways (during passing time) .

Student Dress Code:

A student’s dress & appearance shall be such that it does not endanger the health or safety of self or others, cause a disruption to the educational process, invade the right of others or promote, depict or advertise alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, firearms, gang affiliation/activity, profanity, violence, pornography or other inappropraite material.

The list below should be used to help students & parents select appropriate clothing for students to wear to school.

Examples of inappropriate clothing include, but are not limited to students wearing:

  • hats or head coverings, such as hoods, ball caps, stocking caps, etc.
  • clothing that contains inappropriate or offensive language, images, or messages
  • “spaghetti strap shirts, “tube tops” or tops without one or both shoulders
  • Tops or bottoms that leave any abdominal, back, or midriff skin exposed
  • Tops or bottoms that do not completely cover undergarments
  • Skirts or shorts that do not have enough material that covers both the hips & buttocks, or extend to where the fingertips meet the leg, (i.e. “hips to tips”)

Parents, please be advised that students who are not dressed appropriately will first be asked by a staff member or administration to find appropriate attire to change into, &/or a call to a parent for proper attire will be made.

CHS' complete cell phone/electronic listening device policy & dress code policy, along with others, can be viewed in our 2018-2019 CHS Student Handbook.

Fall Testing Day - Wednesday, September 26th

With the goal of preparing all students for successful post-secondary experiences, all 9th-11th grade students will be participating in our fall assessment day on Wednesday, September 26th.

Grade level assessments will be administered according to the following:

  • Freshmen - ACT Aspire Periodic
  • Sophomores - PreACT
  • Juniors - PreACT

All Seniors are encouraged to participate in one of CHS' College & Career Center post-secondary visits on this day, or make the necessary arranges to visit a school or employer of their choice.

Cedarburg School District Long Range Master Plan

  • Open House Information Sessions

As part of our Long Range Master Plan projects and upcoming referendum, last week all district residents received a postcard headlining district hosted information sessions. The first in the series of open house-style information sessions was held on August 27; please review the postcard for upcoming dates. Each session will provide multiple opportunities to share information and answer questions that community members may have about the projects. Please join us!

College and Career Center

The College and Career Center is excited to host a Senior Post-Secondary Planning Day on September 26th while the rest of the school is testing. Students will have a chance to get help on their college applications or choose from several colleges to visit. Further information will be coming soon to students and parents, so watch your email! Feel free to contact Pam Geiser with any questions.

CHS Athletics Update

Booster Club Golf Outing

The 3rd Annual Bulldog Classic Golf Outing date has been set for Saturday, September 22, 2018 hosted by the Cedarburg Athletic Booster Club. The proceeds from the outing will go directly toward improving the athletic experience at Cedarburg High School. Please spread the word and participate in the 2018 outing as a golfer, sponsor, or contributor. Click here to find more information on the golf outing and to get your sign-up form. Please register today!

New Strength & Conditioning Philosophy

We are excited to have all CHS student athletes weight lifting in-season during the 2018-19 school year. This will create a competitive advantage for our athletes by making them more explosive while preventing injuries. Our culture will also be enhanced as students from different sports workout together and unify as Bulldog athletes!

Bulldog Clothing

Are you looking for additional Bulldog clothing??? Click here to purchase the latest CHS spiritwear!!! All orders must be completed by Sept. 16th.

Updated Extracurricular Code

This is a 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.

Winter Sports Meeting

The winter sports meeting will be held on Oct. 24th in the Field House. All parents and athletes who intend on playing a winter sport must attend this meeting!

Important Fall Dates:

  • Powderpuff football game/Bonfire October 3rd at 7pm
  • Homecoming Parade: October 5th at 5pm.
  • Homecoming Football game: October 5th at 7pm vs. Whitefish Bay
  • Homecoming Dance: October 6th

Fall Sport Notes:

  • Girls' Golf is currently ranked 6th in state and has gotten off to an impressive start behind the strong play of Elise Hoven, Maddie Wilke, Annika Jahr and Morgan Benskin!
  • Girls' Volleyball expects to be one of the top teams in the area and started off the season with a 2nd place finish in the Crusader Challenge!
  • Our Girls' Tennis program has 53 girls part of the program this season, which is a program record!!! The team started of the conference season with a victory over Hartford!
  • Girls' Swim & Dive expects to be one of the top teams again in the state as they opened the conference season with a victory over Nicolet! Come out and catch a meet this season!
  • Boys' Soccer started off the season with an impressive 3-0 win over Plymouth and looks to be one of the top teams in the North Shore Conference this season.
  • Boys' & Girls' Cross Country started off the season with an invite at Lincoln Park. Caitlyn O'Neil finished 2nd and Timmy Brey placed 25th.
  • Boys' Volleyball has their first home match on September 12th vs. Nicolet. Boys' volleyball is relatively new to CHS and is already very competitive. Come out and support the team this season!
  • Football's next home game is on September 7th vs. Port Washington, which is also Youth Football Night. The team is currently 0-3 on the young season.

Social Media:

For updates on Twitter, please follow @chsADjhannam

Parent Portal

Cedarburg School District: Parent Engagement Series

  • "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age"

A newly established CSD Parent Engagement Series Steering Committee began work over the summer. Their mission is to inform and foster active engagement with parents and community members throughout the school year. Watch for more to come.

SAVE THE DATE for "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" | October 23 at 7 PM in the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center.

CHS National Honor Society students will be offering childcare during this event.

This is the first in a series of free events hosted by the district. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance.

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