Hello Sophomores!

There is officially less than 1 month of school left!  I hope you take some time and reflect on all the progress you have made this year.  Now it is time to focus on your academics and finish the 10th grade strong.  Be sure to check Skyward and see if there is any missing work you may still need to get turned in.  As always, please remember you can always come in for extra help in the mornings from 7:30-8:15am before 1st block.  Check-in with your teachers if you need to come up with a plan to schedule extra help in the mornings.

To be considered a junior next year, you must have earned 11.0 credits.  Remember – you need 22.0 credits to graduate.  If you have questions about graduation requirements, please make an appointment with your school counselor.

We have an amazing 10th grade class this year and are proud of all of your hard work and accomplishments!  I will send out 1 more newsletter during finals week with other summer resources and information for while school is not in session.

Mon. May 8  Senior Honors Convocation 

Wed. May 24 – Senior Feathering Ceremony

Sun. May 28 – CHS Graduation at 5:00pm at the Monument

Mon. May 29 – NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

FINALS – May 31 – June 2 (grades 9-11)

June 2 – LAST day of school!

2nd Semester Final Exam Schedule (grades 9-11)

Wednesday, May 31

8:20-9:45          Red Block 1 and Mini 1A

9:45-10:00        Break

10:00-11:25      White Block 1 and Mini 1B

11:25-12:25      Lunch (Open Campus for ALL grades, 9-12)

12:25-1:50        Red Block 2 and Mini 2A

1:50-2:05           Break

2:05-3:30           Make-up Exam Session 1 (Administratively Approved)

Thursday, June 1

8:20-9:45          White Block 2 and Mini 2B

9:45-10:00        Break

10:00-11:25      Red Block 3 and Mini 3A

11:25-12:25      Lunch (Open Campus for all grades)

12:25-1:50        White Block 3 and Mini 3B

1:50-2:05           Break

2:05-3:30           Make-up Exam Session 2 (Administratively Approved)

Friday, June 2

8:20-9:45          Red Block 4 and Mini 4A

9:45-10:00        Break

10:00-11:25      White Block 4 and Mini 4B

11:25-12:25      Lunch (Open Campus for all grades)

12:25-1:50        Make-up Exam Session 3 (Administratively Approved)

1:50-2:05           Break

2:05-3:30           Last Chance Make-up Session 4 (Administratively Approved)

  •        ALL STUDENTS are expected to report for their Final Exams on time!  Students must contact their administrator to schedule make-ups.
  •        Student-athletes attending contests during finals week must schedule alternate times with teachers to complete their exams.

  •        Lunch will be served on campus for those that choose to stay on campus for lunch.

Summer school registration is officially open!

Summer school registration will be open until the end of the school year.  If you failed a class freshman year, this would be a great time to retake up to 1.0 credit.

Students can ONLY earn up to 1.0 credit worth of course work during the 6 weeks of summer school.  Summer school will be held from June 6 through July 13 = 6 weeks.

The coursework will be delivered using Edgenuity, an accredited online delivery system, so students will be able to accomplish their course work via laptop.  Students will be asked to attend in-person the first week and then may earn the privilege to work remotely if they are on track.

Special Education and IEP modifications are not available in this program.

If you have any questions about summer school, please email RapidCityEducationalServices@k12.sd.us or call (605)394-4037

You can register for summer school here à https://forms.gle/5MbcfikY3HV4WKBRA

A high school senior in New Orleans recently broke the national college scholarship record!

16-year-old high school senior, Dennis Barnes, has been offered over $9 million in scholarships and been accepted to over 125 colleges and universities. 

Barnes’ advice for high school students preparing for college and scholarships is “Be vigilant. The road to a successful future is to plan ahead, network with the collegiate partners, and know that if you can see your vision, you can achieve your goal.”

You can find more about Dennis Barnes’ story HERE

Remember – it is never too early to start thinking about your senior year and post high school plans!

This time of year can be very stressful as the end of the school year approaches.  It can be challenging trying to balance school, home, friends, activities, work, and other responsibilities.  Please reach out to someone if you are struggling and need to talk.  Who are the people you can turn to when you need help?  What trusted adults do you have in your life if your problems feel too big to handle on your own?  Remember – CHS staff are here to help if you need it!  Teachers, counselors, social workers, paras, admin, secretaries (and many more!)… we are all here to help!