We look forward to hosting our first Community Work-Based Learning (WBL) Breakfast next Wednesday, December 11th. Our intent is to build a meaningful connection between our community partners and students. We are challenging ourselves to create as many applied and work-based learning experiences for our students as possible. Our Work-Based Learning Program will provide underclassmen with internships and all students with classroom and site-based experiences that provide insight into professional habits of mind and applications of learning. We look forward to working with our community partners to make this a reality for all students!
9th Grade Goes to College
CHS 9th graders went to College! This past Thursday, December 5th, 278 freshmen visited and toured one of eleven colleges and universities in RI, including the Naval War College and the National Guard Training Center. By offering this experience to our students, our hope is that they imagine themselves in higher learning. We are building a Ladder to Learner Autonomy...Autonomy is developed when students are challenged to imagine themselves thriving in environments outside their comfort zone. Our charge is to provide those opportunities! See below for some images from this exciting day!
This semester we are piloting a Peer Mentoring Program, targeting support for 9th grade students who are struggling to acclimate socially and academically to our school. We see a tremendous opportunity for model student mentors to connect with 9th graders and share their experience, develop relationships, and guide them as they navigate the many challenges of freshman year. As designed, mentors participated in mentorship training and have agreed to connect with their mentee at least 5 times during or immediately after school during Semester 1. We are convinced that establishing this program and providing struggling students the opportunity to connect with a role model in our school will support improved student investment, engagement and success. If your 9th grader may benefit from a peer mentor or if you are a 9th grader and would like to refer yourself, please contact Principal MacKenzie at Craig.MacKenzie@chariho.k12.ri.us.
We are proud to share that we have received a 4-Star Rating as part of the RI School Accountability Reporting System. A variety of data sources are used to evaluate school performance like test scores, graduation rates, chronic absenteeism, and assessment growth, to name a few. Every public school in RI receives a Star Rating based on this data. For more information on RIDE's Accountability system, please click here.
Here is some information about our Star Rating from the RIDE website:
The CHS Theatre Company Presents...
Our CHARIHOtech Culinary Arts Holiday Buffet will be held next week on Dec 12th and 13th from 11:00am-12:30pm. Chariho Culinary is hosting a joyous holiday buffet featuring many classic holiday dishes for $12 a person. A meal sure to warm the soul. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time, walk-in's are also welcome. Here is a preview of our menu. Hope to see you there!
Hospitality & Event Planning
We are excited to share that Nicole Carnevale was awarded the Hospitality Student of the Year last night at the Stars of the Industry event at the Twin River Event Center. There were over 800 attendees for this special event which was hosted by RI Hospitality Association.
The 9th graders toured the RI Convention Center, Dunkin' Donuts Center, and the Omni Hotel. They met with the Senior Sales Manager of the RI Convention Center, Executive Director of the Dunkin' Donuts Center, and the General Manager of the Omni Hotel.
The 10th graders facilitated and executed the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon with over 100 attendees. We are touring the American Cruise Line executive offices this month. We will meet with the President, Vice President, Sales and Marketing departments.
The 11th and 12th graders executed and planned the annual Red Ribbon Week event in the High School. They also participated in a field trip to the 5 star Castle Hill Inn in Newport.
Make sure to check out @CharihoHospitality on Instagram for photos of the great things happening with our Hospitality & Event Planning program!
From Jostens about the CHS Yearbook:
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The Charger Zone is accepting orders. Please consider purchasing something this holiday season. Click here for the Charger Zone Order Form. If you have any questions, please contact Melisa Ritacco or Rachael Franklin.
As we near Quarter 2 Progress Reports, this is a reminder that parents/guardians have the ability to view teacher's Canvas pages, which contain helpful course resources and assignments. Click here for directions on how to become an observer in Canvas.
Also, a reminder that parents and students in grades 5-12 can access grade and attendance information online through PowerSchool, our student information system. For more information on how to access PowerSchool, please visit: https://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/parent_resources/power_school.
~Craig MacKenzie, Andrea Spas & Gerald Auth