Thank you to all the parents who attended our Behavior Management Workshop. We enjoy discussing the methods we use in our classrooms to help children learn to make decisions that will help them thrive and manage themselves. If you didn’t attend and would like to better understand the rationale for our proven methods, please read Empowering Students with Positive Discipline on our website.
The voyages of Columbus were huge news throughout Europe and sparked an age of discovery, exploration, settlement, and expanding trade. Classes will discuss events surrounding the discovery of America, the founding of colonies such as Jamestown, and the significance of the European exploration of the American continents during our Columbus Day commemoration.
Students in first through eighth grade are participating in the Challenger Physical Fitness Program. Physical fitness testing will start this month in five events: curl-ups, the shuttle run, the endurance run, arm strength, and the sit-and-reach. Students who achieve the qualifying standards in all events during official testing in fall or spring will receive a Physical Fitness Award at the end of the year.
Mid-term notices for students in first through eighth grade will be sent home later this month. Kindergarten teachers will conference with parents to convey student progress at mid-term. At the end of the semester, preschool Reports of Progress and kindergarten–grade 8 Achievement Reports will be sent home to parents. These official communications occur twice during the academic year. Feel free to contact the campus at any time if you’d like to speak with your child’s teacher.
Halloween at Challenger is lots of fun—you never know which characters you might run into on campus!
For Dress-Up Days (see dates above or the online calendar), students may wear either costumes or their uniforms to school. Please remember, it is not a free-dress day. Students who wear costumes will remain in the costume all day and should not plan on changing into other clothes. We encourage creative costumes, but remember that your child will have regular school activities that day. Please make sure that costumes do not include costume masks, glitter, toy weapons, or violent characters.
Students can look forward to seeing their teachers in costume, too!
Middle school students are invited to a Halloween event on October 28 (ID, UT) or October 31 (CA, NV, TX). Students will bring home a consent form and a notice with activity details.
Eight Challenger students—Albert X. (Sandy, UT), Aman C. (Shawnee, CA), Evie T. (Sandy, UT), Haripriya R. (Shawnee, CA), Lana C. (Salt Lake, UT), Luka N. (Silverado, NV), Melody W. (Ardenwood, CA), and Sanvi M. (Strawberry Park, CA)—were recently named to the Top 300 of the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS 2022 competition due to their outstanding projects from last spring’s science fairs.
Selected from a pool of 1,807 nominees who comprise the top 10% of science fair participants, the students in the Top 300 MASTERS are among the best minds in middle school STEM. We congratulate these Challenger students, whose achievements and commitment to their studies are inspiring!
Starting in October, individual student portraits will be taken by a professional photographer and available for purchase. Watch for a flyer that includes campus-specific information, including the date of your child’s picture day.
All students are required to dress in uniform on picture day. Since it is a special-function day, specific uniform items are required for kindergarten through grade 8 students.
Kindergarten–Grade 8 Students
Refer to the special-function uniform page on our website for additional details on the special function uniform.
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