CHS Updated Activity Info.- Basketball at the Cameron Tournament has been postponed for today. Updated brackets will be released late today. JVG/JVB basketball vs. Trenton rescheduled for tonight has been canceled. Wrestling at Trenton has been postponed and moved to 2-2 at home with Marceline. Hornets on Top!
No school today 1-27 for Chillicothe High School due to slick road conditions.
The varsity basketball game vs. Maryville in the Cameron Tournament will be played this evening at 5:30 p.m. in Cameron.
Wrestling tonight at Trenton at 6 p.m. has been postponed until tomorrow, same time and place. The bus will leave tomorrow at 3:50 p.m. JVG/JVB basketball tonight at home vs. Trenton at 6 p.m. has been postponed until tomorrow, same time and place. A decision will be made around 12-1 p.m. on the varsity boys basketball game in the Cameron Tournament for tonight. The game was scheduled vs. Maryville at 5:30 p.m., bus leaves at 4 p.m. if road conditions improve. If this game can't be played tonight, it will be played tomorrow night if the weather cooperates.
No school Tuesday, January 26, at Chillicothe High School due to hazardous road conditions.
Freshmen boys basketball at Excelsior Springs has been postponed for this evening.
No school today (1/25/2021) for Chillicothe R-II and CHS due to incoming winter storm.
Check out the January Edition of our student led newsletter, Chilli-Chatter. CHS students do an amazing job with Mrs. Rule's guidance; the newsletter is always informative and interesting! https://www.smore.com/nrmak
Watch tonight's basketball matchup between Chillicothe and East Buchanan live on YouTube. Varsity girls begins at 5:30 p.m., varsity boys at approximately 6:30 p.m. The livestreams will automatically show up on the district YouTube channel by clicking on the following link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVFbIkeDXFzBhRVWZQpeUg
Watch tonight's conference basketball matchup between the Lady Hornets and St. Pius live on YouTube. "C" Team game at 5 pm, JV at 6 pm, and Varsity at 7 pm. The livestreams will automatically show up on the district YouTube channel by clicking on the following link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVFbIkeDXFzBhRVWZQpeUg
Congratulations to both Hornet basketball teams! The Lady Hornets ran away from North Platte to win the Lawson tournament and the boys took third over West Platte. Jessica Reeter was the tournament MVP and Lucy Reeter and Jolie Bonderer made the all-tournament team. Hayden Simmer made the all-tournament team on the boys side. Both groups played hard and with class; way to go Hornets!
No School today (1/15/2021) for students in the Chillicothe R-II School District/Grand River Technical School. No virtual instruction will be required. There will be no school on Monday, January 18, for MLK, Jr. Day. Have a safe weekend!
Reminder, you can watch tonight's varsity wrestling action vs. Gallatin and Brookfield live at the following link. https://www.meridix.com/channel/?liveid=Chswrestling1#/schedule
CHS wrestling- use the link below to watch tonight and Saturday https://www.meridix.com/channel/?liveid=Chswrestling1 Choose Schedule, and the event for Jan 14, and click watch to see the live version once wrestling starts, and on Saturday select the mat to watch for our tournament.
Use the link below to watch the Hornets live as they take on Lawson in tonight's "C" team basketball game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmePCks6Hu4
Tonight's "C" team basketball game against Lawson will be broadcast live on the district YouTube channel. A link will be pushed out just before the 6 pm tipoff.
Tuesday's wrestling tri. is at Carrollton with Richmond at 5:30 p.m. 2 spectators are allowed per athlete performing at the event.
Live Links to the Cameron Varsity Wrestling Tournament Today: Mat 1/2: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ76hxTRCxIiTQmP_zhbnMQ?app=desktop Mat 3: http://webca.st/178884 Mat 4: http://webca.st/178859 Mat 5: http://webca.st/178887
Watch tonight's varsity boys basketball game vs. LeBlond live on the Chillicothe School District YouTube Channel using the following link. https://youtu.be/R7CMv9TMdPQ
Congratulations to Trace Rardon, he is the R.A.K.E. award winner for today. He was identified doing the following- Trace wanted to give one of his teachers a Christmas gift and they were not going to be back at school before we went on break. Trace went to the teacher's house and dropped off the gift. Talk about Christmas spirit! If you see him, feel free to congratulate him for representing CHS in such a high and honest manner. Hornets on Top!
Congratulations to Hailee Williams and Kamren McCullough, CHS female and male Students of the Week for the week of 12-14 through 12-18. If you see them, please feel free to congratulate them for representing CHS in such a high manner. Hornets on Top!
CHS Dual Credit Information - 2nd Semester If your Junior or Senior student plans to take ENG 102, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY and/or SPEECH for Dual Credit this semester, applications and payment will be due THURSDAY, JANUARY 14th. Each class is a three hour class and the cost will be $330 per class. Speech applications for Central Methodist are completed online and NCMC applications are given to students next Tues. by Mrs. Baker for students to bring home for parent signature. If you have any questions please call or email Mrs. Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHS students - school starts back up tomorrow, January 5th. Do not forget to charge your Chromebooks this evening.
Check out these ornaments Mrs. Yoko's Materials Science & Technology class recently made! Danielle Martin This project had us creating two different reactions to get rid of the Zinc plating (Zn + 2HCl -> ZnCl2 + H2) and the other is to put on a copper plating (Fe + Cu(NO3)2 -> Fe(NO3)2 + Cu). I enjoyed making this ornament and getting to see the metal chemically change color when you change the zinc plating to a copper plating. Donivan Kitchin This lab was fun, I found it interesting how the acid could remove a layer of metal. I also found it interesting how the metal bubbled when it was in the acid. It was really cool watching the copper plate the metal, you could see it slowly turning into a copper color. I also don't understand how the acid could eat through the metal but didn’t do anything to the tape. Morgan Newman I love having gingerbread for the holidays. Me and my family have this tradition where we have a decorating contest with either the gingerbread men or houses. So, making a gingerbread man ornament seemed like the perfect idea.
Enjoy the 4th edition of Chilli-Chatter. Merry Christmas from the students, faculty, & staff of CHS. https://www.smore.com/0zy1w
Congratulations to Tucker Narr, he is the R.A.K.E. award winner for today. He was identified doing the following yesterday- Tucker noticed a student with needs coming into the classroom late. He took it upon himself to go over and move the chairs from the table for her without being asked. Thanks, Tucker! You're an awesome Hornet! If you see him, feel free to congratulate him for representing CHS in such a high and honest manner.
Congratulations to Landen Gillespie, he is the R.A.K.E. award winner for today. He was identified doing the following yesterday- Landen found a wallet on the ground outside that was wet and had obviously been outside for quite some time. Landen handed the wallet into SRO Mike Lewis with all of the original money inside and it was returned to the rightful owner. If you see him, feel free to congratulate him for representing CHS in such a high and honest manner.
Congratulations to Shayden Hawkins, he is the R.A.K.E. award winner for today. He was identified doing the following yesterday- There were many student questions as I walked around the classroom helping students practiced a technique we had just learned. Shayden had his work mastered and voluntarily got up and began going around helping tend to students with questions. He did a great job explaining and helping his classmates. If you see him, feel free to congratulate him for representing CHS in such a high manner.
Congratulations to Carter Allen, he is the R.A.K.E. award winner for today. He was identified doing the following yesterday- During lunch, Carter found $20 on the ground under the lunch table near his seat. Carter knew who usually sat in the same seat during the previous lunch shift and returned the money to the rightful owner. If you see him, feel free to congratulate him for representing CHS in such a high and honest manner.
CHS JV boys and girls basketball at 6 p.m. this evening vs Macon can be seen live at the following link- https://youtu.be/8sq7RoZTdHM
Congratulations to Trent Keith, he is the R.A.K.E. award winner for today. He was identified doing the following yesterday- There was a lunch tray left by someone else on the bleachers and Trent saw it. I watched as he chose to climb up the bleachers to pick it up. If you see him, feel free to congratulate him for representing CHS in such a high manner.
See the latest news in the 3rd edition of the student newspaper Chilli-Chatter. https://www.smore.com/73y6aq-chs-chilli-chatter?ref=email-content#w-6205520531
Congratulations to Jaycie Stimpson and Sawyer Neis, they are the R.A.K.E. award winners for today. They were identified doing the following- Sawyer helped pick up trash after the lunch shift was over without being asked to do so and it helped the custodians out tremendously! Jaycie helped another staff member with a task for a project that helped it go much more smooth and quick. If you see these individuals, feel free to tell them "great job!" Hornets on Top!
The link below will guide you to the second edition of the Chillicothe High School student newspaper Chilli Chatter. We are excited to have the school newspaper back up and running and providing information. https://www.smore.com/17yjm
https://youtu.be/7Iuq0LJ99Ww The link provided is to the Chillicothe High School Virtual Veterans Day Assembly. Coordinated by Mrs. Rule, credit also goes to Megan Sisson who did ALL of the editing and most of the filming. Trey Tipton also jumped in to assist. Both of these students did so with an eagerness to volunteer and do something nice for the school and the veterans. If you see Megan or Trey, then please commend them. Thank you, Mr. Wheeler, for hosting and Mrs. Cavanah and Miss Noneman for assisting with the wonderful band pieces. You'll definitely want to watch until the end when Brandon Kiser and Colby Newman do a lovely rendition of Taps. Veterans on Top!
The Chillicothe R-II School District will be hosting the 29th annual Academic Achievement Reception, on Thursday, November 5, 2020, in the Performing Arts Center at Chillicothe High School. The reception will be spaced out in three different groups or grade levels at three different times due to COVID. The sophomore class will be honored at 5:30 p.m., the junior class will be honored at 6:30 p.m., and the senior class will be honored at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC. The reception is sponsored by the school district along with several service organizations and businesses in Chillicothe. The sponsors feel that academic excellence should be recognized just as we recognize other achievements. We regret that the entire family cannot join honorees for this reception as there is a limit of two guests per student due to COVID and seating restrictions. Please bring the three tickets included in this letter to the reception so the honoree student and their two chosen guests may enter into the PAC. Desserts will be provided in the CHS commons for each class of honorees after their ceremony during the designated times. We highly recommend that everyone in attendance please wear a facemask and socially distance in family groups in the PAC. This is a special occasion for our students and parents; we encourage everyone to please dress accordingly. Hornets on Top!
Congratulations to Madelyn Ellis and Gauge Chenet, they are the R.A.K.E. award winners for today and yesterday. They were identified doing the following- Madelyn Ellis - Madelyn offered to help another virtual student. It is so nice to see some community in our online learners. Gauge Chenet - I was leaving school Friday afternoon when I saw a car pulled over on Hornet Drive by the teacher's parking lot. Gauge noticed one of the Hornet flags had fallen down and was lying on the ground. He asked his car to stop so he could get out and put the flag back up. THAT is HORNET PRIDE! Hornets on Top!
Congratulations to Aliyah Briner and Gauge Chenet, they are the R.A.K.E. award winners for today and yesterday. They were identified doing the following- Gauge helped another student in crutches get to his seat in the gym during lunch. At lunch, Aliyah Briner picked up trash that had fallen out of the trash can. The trash wasn't hers, but she voluntarily picked it up. Hornets on Top!
Congratulations to Cooper Murphy and Skylar Stover, they are the R.A.K.E. award winners for today. They were identified doing the following recently- The day of the homecoming pep rally at the stadium, Skylar Stover carried Hudson Corzette (who was in a cast) all the way from the high school to the stadium, piggy-back! Cooper Murphy carried him half-way back before Hudson hitched a ride on a wagon! It was heart-warming to see these boys treating their classmate with care and compassion!! Hornets on Top!
Congratulations to Cameron Williams, he is the R.A.K.E. award winner for today. He was identified doing the following- When entering the building this morning, Cameron saw me behind him and stopped at the door to hold it open for me. With his band instrument, soccer backpack, and school bag, I am pretty sure he needed the door held open for him, instead:). Thanks, Cameron! You are a gentleman Hornet. Hornets on Top!
Congratulations to Cooper Clariday, Gage Leamer, and James Mathew, they are the R.A.K.E. winners for today, yesterday, and the day before. They were identified doing the following- James Mathew - James took a leadership role in the Homecoming float and made sure to follow instructions given regarding the cart and cleanup. He was only 1 of 3 freshmen that made sure everything was taken care of and I appreciate him! Gage Leamer- Gage quickly jumped up to carry a box of books to my car that I had loaded far too heavy. I was rattled and grateful for his considerate help. Cooper Clariday - Cooper ran to my rescue to help me pick up my bags and water glass that had fallen to the ground. That is kindness you don’t see every day. Thank you, Cooper! Hornets on Top!
CHS after school tutoring begins this evening in the CHS library and will continue every Wednesday evening from 3:15-4:45 p.m. If your son or daughter would like to get extra help in a course, please take advantage of this opportunity. Social distancing and facemasks will be observed.
Volleyball tonight will be JV and then V games only vs. Brookfield. It is Senior Night for the volleyball team. Boys soccer at Lafayette and softball at home vs. Lafayette has been postponed for this evening. All other events are still on as of right now at 11:00 a.m. Softball will play Hamilton in place of Lafayette this evening at 4:30 p.m.
Chillicothe High School picture day is tomorrow 9-9 at CHS. Please visit - https://inter-state.com/order and use order code 49795WB Also, the fall sports and activities of cheer, girls golf, dance, and girls tennis will be taking pictures at 7:00 a.m. in the CHS gym on 9-9. Order code for these pictures is 53086N
CHS Booster Club Info.- Pick up your Hornet Membership items! Friday 8-28 or Tuesday 9-1 in the CHS parking lot from 5:30-7:00 p.m. If you didn't get your membership sent in, stop by and JOIN. Memberships are $25, $50, or $100.
CHS softball at St. Joe Central at Noyes at 10 am tomorrow, August 29th, 2 immediate family members only allowed per restrictions at St. Joe Central, masks are required in St. Joe.
CHS dual credit payments are due to CHS by September 3rd. All dual credit applications must be turned into the Guidance Office before school tomorrow, Friday, August 28th.
Congratulations to Dimitri Dickerson and Chanler Stedem, they are the R.A.K.E. winners for today. They were identified doing the following- They jumped in without being asked to help disinfectant tables between classes. Feel free to congratulate them for representing CHS well and winning today's Character Strong R.A.K.E. Award.
CHS Dual Credit Info.- All applications for dual credit classes should be completed by Thursday, August 27th. Payment for all dual credit classes is due on Thursday, September 3rd.
CHS Distance Learners- of you are having trouble logging in please call the CHS office at 646-0700
Reminder, CHS Distance Learning meeting tonight for those that have opted for Distance Learning for all students and one parent in the PAC at 6 p.m. this evening. Social Distancing will be observed, please wear a mask.
CHS Registration for Sophomores August 12th from 12-4 p.m. Please wear a face mask, please be prepared to social distance. #hornetsr2
CHS Registration for Juniors August 12th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., please wear a face mask, please be prepared to social distance. #hornetsr2
CHS Registration for Freshman TOMORROW, August 11th from 5:30-6:30 pm last names A-J, from 7-8:00 pm K-Z. Please just one parent per student. Please wear a facemask, please be prepared to social distance. #hornetsr2
CHS Registration for Seniors TOMORROW, August 11th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., please wear a facemask, please be prepared to social distance. #hornetsr2
CHS parents and students, please check your email or visit the following web page to see the latest updates in regards to CHS hornet athletics and safety guidelines. https://www.facebook.com/CHS-Hornets #hornetsr2
CHS fall sport practices begin on Monday, August 10. Boys soccer 8:30 am stadium, football 4:30 pm PAC, softball 8 am Danner, girls tennis 8 am Danner, cross country 7 am Simpson Park, girls golf 9 am Green Hills, volleyball 9 am CHS gym. #hornetsr2
After a full review by the Livingston County Health Center of our safety protocols that were put into place for the summer body conditioning activities at the stadium, and after contact tracing was fully completed, it has been determined by the Livingston County Health Center that summer activities can proceed as originally scheduled after the observation of the CHS Dead Period on July 13th. All activities on the original summer calendar will resume on Monday, July 13th.
We ❤️ a fun surprise! Congratulations to Mrs. Carla Kelly for earning the Churchill Teacher of the Year Award at CHS! Each year, the members of the Senior Class vote for the teacher who has had the biggest impact on their lives! Thanks you, Mrs. Kelly, for making a difference at CHS for our Senior Class of 2020! #youareawesome #hornetsr2
The R-II Board of Education will meet for a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, 2801 Hornet Dr., at 6 p.m. Please click the link below to view the agenda. http://go.boarddocs.com/mo/chillicothe/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BPEJ5A4B3555
Attention: Class of 2021! Click on the link below to check out this amazing event! It is a virtual college fair! Students and parents can watch live-stream presentations on a variety of topics plus explore colleges all over the United States! https://virtual.gotocollegefairs.com/ Click on the "Students/Families Register Here" tab to register for the event. More information from the website: Three days of live-stream presentations will help students and families understand: The impact of COVID-19 on the admission process Financial aid and financial award programs How to balance the application: test scores, essay, extracurriculars, etc. Multicultural, first generation, and accessibility/disability resources on college campuses How to find the best college fit/choose a major What to expect the first year on campus On event day, explore the virtual college fair using filters like: majors offered, campus size, campus setting (urban, suburban, etc.), institution type (public, private, etc.) application type (common app, etc.), application style (rolling admissions, early decision, etc.) and more! Thank you, Mrs. Tipton, for this awesome opportunity!
Congratulations to our Seniors! Check out our Decision Day video to learn the future plans for our Senior Class of 2020! Thank you to all of our students who submitted pictures! #hornetsr2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_pvchnHLbA
Attention, Class of 2021: Many of you were planning to go on a college visit this spring and that is no longer an option. Mrs. Tipton has prepared a document for you to use to go on ¨virtual¨ campus visits. This list does not include every college and university available to you, but can give you a good start in exploration. Nothing can replace the actual college visit, but hopefully, this can help you explore and plan where you want to visit after all of this over. A few things to keep in mind as you explore: 1) Do I meet the admissions requirements? (GPA, ACT score, etc.) 2) Where is the college located? Distance from home? 3) How much is tuition to attend? 4) Does this college have the major I want? Click the link below to get started! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w52KMvJqaxN9i9VzEYQKw9o0cZFRz5VKdgmQKuN11o0/edit?usp=sharing
Our Senior Class of 2020 yard signs were a success! Now, get ready for surprise #2 . . . . Beginning on Monday, April 13th, we will be posting Senior Salutes for each graduating senior on our social media pages! We will be posting in random order, so make sure to check our webpage, Twitter, and Facebook each day to see your Senior Salute! Here is to you . . . Senior Class of 2020! BIG shoutout to Mrs. Rule for collecting and fact checking Senior Salute information for each senior! I wouldn't be able to do these Senior Salutes without her help! #hornetsr2
Coming soon to 2020 Seniors’ Front Yards . . . Because we ❤️ our 2020 Seniors . . . We know our seniors are a bit 💔, but WE want them to know we miss them and ❤️ them! Sooooo—Senior Sponsors Mrs. Forbes and Mrs. Tipton wanted to make sure that EVERY senior has a yard sign! BIG shoutout to CHS Faculty and some senior moms for making these special deliveries! Look for them in your yards in the next few days! Parents —Please share pics of your Seniors with their signs on social media and tag your posts #hornetsr2!
Week 3 Reflection from Mrs. Dush: Honestly I’ve lost track... time seems to be standing still. I just keep going through the motions. I’m losing track of what month... week... day it is. It’s easy to focus on the negatives. But sitting outside on my front porch this week, soaking in some sunlight, I was reminded that there are good things still happening. In a world that is constantly telling me ”Don’t do this!”, I’m going to focus on what I can do. So... I’m going to hug my kids a little harder today. I’m going to intentionally reach out and try to make someone smile each day. Just like the spring flowers around my front porch that are breaking through the cold ground from a long winter, I’m going to choose to find the light.
Who is ready for a Spring Fever Reliever Spirit Week? Say, YES! Check out the awesome video in the link below from our Student Council and start having some fun! Make sure you tag your posts on all social media with #hornetsr2 or tag us on Twitter@HornetsCHS! https://youtu.be/UT01snBW82Q
The election must go on! Our student council members have become creative in how they campaigned and ran an election while completely following the social distancing rule. The officer candidates prepared speech videos which all member of student council saw prior to the Town Hall Meeting on Zoom. Members joined on Zoom to hear the candidates answer questions given by the moderator Callaway Chapman. The students then voted using Google forms for their new officers for next year. #hornetsr2
Week 2 Teacher Reflection from Mrs. Kennebeck: “My teacher reflection is it is really really hard to be a special education teacher via telephone or email. But not giving up and hoping our students aren't giving up either...sending emails all day with simpler, easier to read directions and calling kids to check on them to see if they need help. Watching all classroom videos and lesson plans that I have access to so I can take notes and help a student better understand the content. Emailing teachers to work with them on goals. Sometimes that is an all day endeavor.....Keeping the lines of communication open is a must in our situation. We will endure!!”
Week 2 Reflection from Mrs. Tipton: “Classroom presentations for enrollment are easier than digital presentations. Recording my voice on slides is no fun, but it works! I would much rather see student faces instead of talk to a screen! As I was wrapping up today, however, I was reminded about the Grit to Great assembly we had a few weeks before school was dismissed. Wow...we have so many students that are showing ‘grit’ right now. When this is over, I know they will be able to say, ‘It was hard, but I didn’t give up!’ I’m so proud to be part of CHS!” #hornetsr2 #grittogreat #yesyoucan
Week 2 Teacher Reflections from Mrs. Keller: "1. Coffee tastes so much better at work. All along it must've been the friends-- not the coffee. 2. As soon as I saw my students' faces on Zoom, I had so much less worry. It was sooo good to see them. 3. After my first 3 Zoom meetings, I received the Inter-office memo on Zoom Etiquette. Oops! It's so hard to contain excitement when seeing students and colleagues! 4. Our district sure was on the ball with this online Distance Learning business. Other districts near and far are still dilly-dallying wondering what to do. Thank you, Mr. Nagel and Dr. Watkins and tech people. 5. Pets are living their best life right now!" #hornetsr2
Week 2 Teacher Reflection from Mrs. Forbes: “I am so thankful for technology because it has allowed me to connect with my students even though we aren’t at school. I’ve been conferencing with kids about their rough drafts this week, so Zoom and the screen sharing option has saved my life. Even though we can’t be in the same room, this is definitely the next best thing!” #hornetsr2
Week 2 Teacher Reflections from Mrs. Duckworth “I have learned to adapt my style of teaching from one that I see my students on an everyday basis to an online format. I love seeing my students and talking with them, and that is what I miss the most. In my curriculum I was already utilizing a lot of online tools for my class, but this online situation has made it to where these are now essential for me to communicate with my students. This week I decided to create a schedule and share it with the students of when I have "Live Lessons" utilizing zoom 2 times a week. This is open for everyone in those sections to join. Each time we meet we go over the material together so we can clear up any questions the students may have. Each time we meet we have a few more students join. I send presentations out everyday with videos explaining the activity that is assigned for the day. I have found this helps the students who need someone to verbally say what it is they need to do. I am amazed at the creativity and the drive the students have in their current situations. Our students don't give up...they strive to succeed. We are creating students who are taking ownership of their own learning and working hard to make sure they learn the content, not just pass a class. Here is an example of how we learn during social distance. We completed a 25 question Jeopardy game that ended with a final jeopardy of the students finding a food in their home and writing 5 sentences about the food to try to sell it to me.“
What do you do when kiddos need help on homework? Take a cue from Mrs. Shipp and Zoom! Mrs. Shipp and students are video conferencing in small groups and one-on-one! She can share her screen, and they can see her model the problem and work through the students’ questions. One Algebra B student asked for refresher on some material, so Mrs. Shipp creates a review video lesson and sent to the class. Thank you to our students and teachers for being problem solvers and working together to continue to learn! #hornetsr2
Week 1 Teacher Reflections from CHS: “What I've learned this week: It's not about what's going wrong. It's about what's going right. Our district is working so hard to continue the education and engagement of our students and I think we will look back on this time and be so proud of ourselves. It would be so easy to just throw in the towel and take the easy path. Instead I feel like we have taken a "Rosie the Riveter" stance. We can do this. It is hard, but we aren't going to give up. #grit” — Ma. Figg #hornetsr2
Week 1 Refections from Mrs. Forbes: “Here is a picture of my workspace—what I’ve learned: 1. I really appreciate that when I’m in school, kids can ask questions face-to-face. It’s so much harder to help kids online. 2. I’ve learned that teaching online is more work than being in school. I would rather come to school everyday! Plus I miss my students!”—Mrs. Forbes
Teacher Reflections: Mrs. Adams “Reflections from this week: 1. My students are amazing, and they have worked harder than I could have imagined to keep themselves moving forward. 2. Staring at screens all day is hard on the eyes. This pic is of me working on a “kitchen chemistry” lab experiment to share with students next week to “mix things up” a bit! 😊” —Mrs. Adams #hornetsr2
CHS Teacher Reflections: Mrs. Surber “I'm missing the faces of my freshmen advisory so I asked them to check in with me and send video of something they are doing to stay sane....Hudson Corzette and Clayton Shanks are camping- in the Rain! And doing their schoolwork while camping! Both said they are done by 11am every day. How cool is that??” —Mrs. Surber #hornetsr2
CHS Teacher Reflections Week 1: Mrs. Constant "I am certainly learning a lot! Thanks to my English colleagues and Dr. Watkins, I have learned how to invite parents to see what he or her kiddos are doing on classroom! I have also learned that MOST of my students have been performing at a rock star level! I spend most of each day responding to student questions, and grading completed assignments!" --Mrs. Constant #hornetsr2
Week 1 Reflections from Mrs. Marsh: Mr. Roger's said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" I am looking for the helpers and am finding them everywhere...from the group delivering meals to our students, to Mrs. Hill, my daughter's teacher, that is corresponding with her through videos. I am being reminded that our community is resilient and can tackle anything together! #hornetsr2
If you wonder if our teachers are still teaching, let me put your worries to rest! These teachers are #rockstars! 👇🏻 Week 1: CHS Teacher Reflections Mr. Fairley is having Zoom video chats with students working together through problems on homework as they work through radical equations and graphing quadratics. “ I’ve learned that our school community coupled with the community of Chillicothe as a whole has so much resilience and grit. I couldn’t be more proud and thankful to be part of both as we work through this thing together. “ —Mr. Fairley
The Chillicothe R-II School District, community volunteers and the Department of Health and Senior Services will be providing free meals during the COVID-19 school closure. Meals will be served starting Wednesday, March 18th. The current day's lunch and the next day's breakfast will be prepared daily Monday-Friday and are available to any person 18 years and under residing in the Chillicothe R-II School District. Two serving options will be available to families, 1.) Meals may be picked up at either Chillicothe Middle School or Field Elementary School. 2.) Meals may also be delivered to several locations (TBA) throughout the community for those without transportation. Please follow the link and fill out the form if you are requesting district-provided meals from the dates March 18-April 3rd. We will continue to provide updates as needed through the district website and through text alerts. If you have any issues with the form and or questions/concerns, please call the Chillicothe R-II School District 660-646-4566 or email Dr. Zach McMains- email@example.com. Link to Meal Request Form: https://forms.gle/o4ESpJBQjKMoqZkf9 If you are interested in volunteering to help deliver meals please contact Angie Cool- 660-342-4208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT has decided to reschedule the April 4, 2020 National ACT® test date to our June 13 and July 18 test dates in response to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). ACT will be notifying registered students directly in the next few days, informing them of the postponement and providing instructions for next steps. If you have questions, please check the ACT site or contact Mrs. T at CHS! #hornetsr2
Reminder to Parents and Students: Chillicothe High School will host parent-student enrollment nights for all students who will be freshmen at Chillicothe High School next fall. At these meetings parents and students will receive information concerning requirements for high school, graduation, and the A+ program, as well as enrolling for classes. Parents may choose from three dates: Tuesday, March 10th, Wednesday, March 11th, and Thursday, March 12th. Each presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Chillicothe High School in the Commons. No appointments are needed. Parents with any questions may contact Dr. Watkins or Mrs. Tsikoyak at the high school at 660-646-0700. https://www.smore.com/p823t
Congratulations to our R.A.K.E. winners Gabbie Kincaid and Cami Carpenter! Gabbie gave her hoodie to another student to keep warm during the fire drill. Cami volunteered you stay after her class was dismissed for lunch to help her teacher clean all of the tables in the classroom. Thank you Gabbie and Cami for making a difference! #kindnessmatters #youareawesome #hornetsr2
CHS is taking proactive measures to stop the spread of germs and maintain a healthy learning environment. In addition to reminding students to wash hands, sneeze in their sleeves, and avoid touching their noses, faces, and mouths, we have implemented additional protocol to ensure that solid surfaces including water fountains, bathroom facilities, lunch and library tables, and classroom desks and tables are disinfected routinely. #hornetsr2
The Senior Breakfast is a CHS tradition sponsored by the Senior Moms. It will be Friday, May 1st, at the United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. There will be moms' planning meetings Monday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library. There is no need to attend both meetings so please choose the date that works best for you. Sign-up sheets will be available for those willing to help and monetary contributions will also be accepted.
CHS Key Club led by Keegan Peterson joined forces with CMS Builder’s Club to rock the Baptist Home with love and friendship! It was a wonderful day full of walks in the sunshine, visits, BINGO, Dominos and there may or may not have been some lessons in tik tok dances. 😂😂 Service matters! #hornetsr2 #serviceleaders
Congratulations to R.A.K.E. award recipients Claire Walker and Ben Cuene-Smith! Claire is being recognized for being a positive class role model as well as taking down everyone's chairs first think on a Monday morning! Ben is being recognized for picking up trash from the gym floor when leaving the pep rally last week! Congratulations, Claire and Ben! #youareawesome #yesyoucan #greatkids #hornetsr2
Congratulations to Westley Brandsgaard on reaching another milestone! Brandsgaard joins an elite group as the 5th Hornet Boys Basketball player to score 1,500 career points. The other four players are Justin Bland, Mitch Parrish, Eric Hemmer and Jerry Parrish. (Photo and News Credits: Randy Dean) #keepmakinghistory #youareawesome #yesyoucan #hornetsr2
Congratulations to Tracer Orndorff for earning a R.A.K.E. award today! Tracer had his Chromebook plugged into the wall and his charger strung over to his desk. He noticed that a teacher was coming by and moved his Chromebook so the teacher didn't have to climb over the cord. Thank you, Tracer, for always looking out for others! #kindnessmatters #hornetsr2
Thank you to CHS teachers Kim Kieffer and Nancy Thorne for serving on the Digital Family Night committee to organize Digital Family Nights. These presentations share valuable information and resources with other teachers and parents! Tonight’s topic was on managing screen time. #hornetsr2 #learningtogether
Congratulations to Ashton Crouch and Max Kleinschmidt for earning R.A.K.E. awards this week! Ashton and Max helped a teacher who tripped and fell inside the front door of the school. They directed incoming students to the other entry and assisted the teacher with her things and helped her up! Thank you, Ashton and Max! Your actions made a difference! #kindnessmatters #hornetsr2
Congratulations to Anderson DeJesus for earning a R.A.K.E. award today. At lunch a student dropped a napkin right by the trash can. Anderson swooped in and picked up the napkin without any prompting from a nearby teacher.Thank you, Anderson, for always going above and beyond! We appreciate your kindness! #CharacterStrong #youareawesome #KindnessMatters
Congratulations to Dan Hoel and Brock Ward for earning R.A.K.E. awards today. Last night, Mrs. Barnes returned to school with groceries for the next Food class cooking lab. Both Dan and Brock stopped what they were doing at school to help Mrs. Barnes not only unload the groceries but also put them away. Thank you, Brock and Dan, for making a difference! #hornetsr2 #youareawesome #KindnessMatters
Students delivered their printed Biology books to CES's first grade classrooms! Each first grade class received a paperback copy of each of the four finished books. We also delivered hard back copies to the CES library to be added to our school collection. These six students worked hard to produce a high quality product and the Chillicothe Education Foundation mini-grants made it possible to have our books printed! #hornetsr2
Members from Livingston County Cancer Assistance were awarded with a donation from Senior Magy Thomas. Magy organized a fundraising event to support area cancer survivors and victims. Magy sold awareness wristbands during lunch and before a home basketball game to raise money for this cause! Great work, Magy! BIG thank you to BTC bank for donating the wristbands for Magy's cause. #youareawesome #makingadifference #magyscause
Congratulations to Gage Leamer for earning a R.A.K.E. award today! Gage was waiting for a friend after class at the end of the day, and he helped put up chairs and returned calculators to the front counter that eighth period had left out. Gage wasn't even in that class period! Thank you, Gage, for making a difference! #hornetsr2 #kindnessmatters
Sophomore Julietta Keller has earned a position in the Missouri All-State Band. This is the highest honor a high school band student can earn. In the last 13 years, CHS only had three students earn this honor. Keller will perform at the Missouri Music Educator’s Conference in Tan-Tar-A this weekend with the top 100 music students in the state! #hornetsr2
Attention Dual Credit Students: Dual credit registration and payment will be due on Tuesday, January 21st due to no school on Friday, January 17th. #hornetsr2
Congratulations to Izzie Montgomery and Cami Carpenter for earning the R.A.K.E. Award for yesterday and today. During lab today Izzie quickly volunteered to partner with a new student and helped her get caught up after missing class yesterday for Ag. Cami is always helpful and kind. She goes out of her way to positively impact others. Today a student asked to get a drink and she immediately offered! Congratulations! #hornetsr2 #youareawesome
Magy Thomas organized a “Hope Comes in All Colors” fundraising event to raise funds for the Chillicothe Cancer Foundation to support those who are fighting cancer in our community. Magy sold colored bracelets and raffled a Chiefs hat at the home basketball game tonight. All proceeds go to those in our community! #makingadifference #givingback #togetherwecandomore #hornetsr2
Chillicothe High School Senior Madelyn Wilford wins American Legion District 2 Annual High School Oratorical Contest! Madelyn Wilford, a senior at Chillicothe R-2 High School and coached by CHS Language Arts instructor Lisa Rule, was named district winner of the American Legion’s 86th annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program Saturday at Brookfield. Wilford, in winning the District Two contest, will advance to Zone One competition in Hannibal on January 19th and compete with winners from Districts 1, 8 and 9. The winner of that contest will advance to State competition in February. Chillicothe’s Vern R Glick American Wilford was presented a $300 scholarship from the District, and will receive another $1000 scholarship from Post 25 once she competes at the Zone level. #hornetsr2 #youareawesome
Congratulations to Random Act of Kindness recipients Mason Lamb and Abby Jones! Mason tightened all of the tables in a classroom for students! Thanks, Mason, for being a fixer! Abby held the door open today for guests and students as they entered the building from the shuttle buses. Thank you, Abby, for showing kindness! #characterstrong #hornetsr2 @youareawesome
Chillicothe R-2 will not have school on Monday, December 16th due to inclement weather. Stay safe and warm, CHS! #hornetsr2
Congratulations to Isaac Hand! Isaac is the R.A.K.E. winner for today! Isaac saw a locker door that was wide open. He tried to shut the door and noticed that the person's coat was in the way of the door closing. Isaac put the coat securely in the locker and then successfully shut the locker door. Thank you, Isaac, for making a difference at CHS! #hornetsr2 #CharacterStrong #KindnessMatters
Danny Perry BSN, RN, Clinical Education Specialist at Hedrick Medical Center spoke to students in Mrs. Christy’s Family Health class about the warning signs of heart attacks and strokes as well as the importance of administrating CPR immediately. Students learned and practiced giving hands only CPR. #hornetsr2 #learninglifeskills
Congratulations to Julietta Keller. Juliette, sophomore, made the Missouri All State Band for the second year in a row on alto clarinet.More than 1,200 students from around the state auditioned for the 105 piece all state band. She will travel with Mrs. Cavanah to the 82nd annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference and Clinic at Tan Tar A January 22-25, 2020. #youareawesome #hornetsr2
Congratulations to Tanya Searcy for earning a R.A.K.E. award today! Tanya helped a new student in class by offering to give her a copy of her notes and then sit by the new student to study muscles with her so that she could be on pace with the rest of the class. Thank you, Tanya, for welcoming a new student to CHS with kindness! #youareawesome #CharacterStrong #KindnessMatters
Congratulations to Madonna Tennis for earning a R.A.K.E. award this week! Madonna volunteered to help a teacher postmark envelopes and stuff them during her lunch shift today. Besides being helpful, she is a great example of being a caring friend to her classmates! #youareawesome #CharacterStrong #KindnessMatters
Veterans Day Essay Contest winners for each class read their essays to honor veterans during our Veterans Day Assembly. Winners included: Hailey Williams-9th grade (sponsored by Carrie McClure/Citizens Bank of Chillicothe); Leah Laurenco-10th grade (sponsored by Juanita Assel/Bank Midwest); Lexie Walker-11th grade (sponsored by Paul Thomas/BTC Bank); and Kimberly Pool-12th grade (sponsored by Paul Thomas/BTC Bank).
CHS students honored veterans during the Veterans Day Assembly. During the assembly, Major General Warren talked about the importance of education to students. Major General Warren explained that we not only honor our country during the National Anthem but also honors those who died securing our freedoms. #hornetsr2
Congratulations to Mr. Fairley for being recognized by students for a R.A.K.E. award. Mr. Fairley was nominated by Tucker Wagers and Emily Pfeifer for going above and beyond in the classroom to ensure that each student has the educational support he/she needs in order to be successful! #youareawesome #kindnessmatters #hornetsr2
Congratulations to our R.A.K.E. winner today! Damien had a sub bus driver and the bus was a touch late. Damien helped and guided the sub bus driver to go from stop to stop for each student letting the bus driver know almost the entire route and where to stop to insure everyone got home safely and as prompt as possible. #kindessmatters #CharacterStrong #youareawesome #makeadifference #hornetsr2
Dr. Amy K. Patel, Board-Certified Radiologist specializing in Breast Imaging and Medical Director of the Women's Imaging Center at Liberty Hospital, was the guest speaker at the annual Academic Banquet on November 5th at the Litton Center! Dr. Patel shared her educational story and advised students on #takingchances in order to achieve their dreams. #takingchances #fuelyourpassion #defineyourgoals #staythecourse #failforward #developasupportsystem #findyourtribeofmentors #trustyourjudgment #knowyourworth #focusonthefuture #havefun #hornetsr2
Spanish 3 went to CES this morning to teach Mrs. Hayen's class about the Latin Holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The students learned about papel picado, calaveras de azucar, Velas, and flores. The Kindergarten students then decorated skull shaped sugar cookies to celebrate this day of celebration. #hornetsr2
Allison Higgins, freshman, auditioned and qualified for the NWMCDA All-District Choir. She participated with students across our district and performed in an afternoon concert. This concert was also the world premier of "Come to Me" by Kansas City Composer David Brewer! Congratulations on your hard work Allison! #youareawesome #hornetsr2
Tonight Chillicothe hosted the first night of the District Soccer Tournament at Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium. The first game began with the National Anthem and these students were just leaving the front doors of our school. Zoom in—yes, they stopped and placed their hands over their hearts as the Anthem was played. I am so proud of the character that is instilled with each of these students. This makes me proud to be a Hornets. Thank you to Erin Wahlers for catching this moment! #CharacterStrong #greatkids #hornetsr2
CHS Band students earn honors! Two students made the Northwest District Band! Congratulations to Brandon Kiser, trumpet; Kimber Roberts, clarinet. Four students qualified for the Missouri All-State band auditions! Congratulations to Colby Newman, trumpet; Myles Cobb, jazz trombone; Julietta Keller, clarinet and alto clarinet; Sarah Schuler, clarinet. #youareawesome #hornetsr2
CHS Student Council volunteered this morning at the Northwest Region Special Olympics bowling competition held at Fast Lane Bowling alley. SOMO athletes competed here today to advance to their state competition in March. CHS students encouraged, cheered , and helped these athletes at the lanes in this competition. #hornetsr2
Congratulations to our RAKE recipients today! Ben Pithan and Christian Peniston went above and beyond last Friday night at the football game. After the senior parents were introduced on the field, Ben and Christian helped Mrs. Dush (broken ankle, wheelchair, and all) to the top of the stadium to watch the game with her family. Thank you Ben and Christian! #kindnessmatters #CharacterStrong #hornetsr2
Chillicothe Hornets football rolls to 7-2 with win over Benton 42-7 on Senior Night.
BIG shoutout to Doe Sperry for being our RAKE teacher recipient today! Mrs. Peterson nominated Mrs. Sperry for the award this morning when Mrs. Sperry sprung into action after noticing that part of Mrs. Peterson's pant hem had unraveled. Mrs. Sperry grabbed her needle and thread and started sewing! #youareawesome #kindnessmatters #hornetsr2
CHS Key Club is hosting Trenton and Carrollton schools for a Fall Rally Saturday, November 9th. The Key Club service project this year is to collect items and donations for Foster, Adopt, Connect! If you have any new or gently used books, toys, clothes, or would like to give a monetary donation, please drop it off at the high school office attention CHS Key Club. https://www.fosteradopt.org/family-support/sammys-window-clothing-closet/
Congratulations to Clara Leamer for receiving the R.A.K.E. award today! After another volleyball player was injured at the Savannah game, Clara offered to let her teammate borrow her wrist brace from last year to see if it would help without her teammate having to buy one herself! Thank you, Clara! #CharacterStrong #youareawesome