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The Leadership Team will continue to meet on Wednesdays this year. Last meeting, the team worked on planning for curriculum development and vertical articulation for School Year 2018-19. The next meeting with be on Wednesday, May 9, and will continue to focus on curriculum development and planning for the May 25 Professional Development Day. The Leadership Team is a group of teachers, counsellors, and administrators who meet every week to discuss school needs, and plan for improvements. The Leadership Team designs the school’s comprehensive school plan, and helps in its implementation.  Please consider joining the Leadership Team this year. It is open to all faculty and staff.  We need the involvement and voices of all. Remember, Leadership team meetings are open to all who are interested in schoolwide decision-making and leadership.  You can come once, or as many times as you like, but please make your voice heard!

We were fortunate to have had a CHEC Color Guard for the DC Kiwanis Scholarship Luncheon where five Columbia Heights Educational Campus students represented in the fifteen finalists/semi-finalists.  Our very own CHEC Navy JROTC Cadet Commanding Officer, Aurel Brondon Npounengnong, was the first place winner, receiving a $17,000 scholarship and a laptop.  Other CHEC students who received scholarships were Pedro Ramirez, finishing in 3rd place and receiving a $9,500 scholarship; Yingying Mei, who was a finalist in the competition; and Biyesha Kumsa and Phong Danh, who were both semi-finalists.  It was a very good day for CHEC!

Give Ms. Peddyreddy and Ms. Docena high fives!  Mrs. Peddyreddy recently earned funding for "Clear Projector, Clear View, Clear Learning!!" The resources for this project will arrive soon, and we hope you'll pitch in to make sure they reach Mrs. Peddyreddy's classroom:

  • Optima X600 XGA 3D-Compatible 6000 Lumens DLP Network Projector
  • Elite Screens SableFrame ER135WH2 Fixed Frame Projection Screen – 135
  • Atdec Telehook TH-WH-PJ-FM Flush Projector Mount

To date, we have 401 home visits! Great job CHEC team!!! Congrats to the 9th grade team for keeping the lead!!! 9th grade has visited 93 students which is 50% of the class of 2021 and is an increase of 2% from last week!!! Kudos to 7th grade for leading on the middle school side with 44!!!! The school as a whole has completed 12 visits in past week! Kudos to all! I know it is cold but please let’s continue to push for home visits!! It is the start of the third term a perfect time to reach out to families!!!

Please remember that our SLC goal for this year is to visit 100% of the families in our PLTs, and the sooner we can accomplish this the better results we'll see in our classrooms.

*Helpful Hints*

Often times the school has tickets that are available free of charge for concerts and sporting events! Look for these opportunities to take students and their families for free! Engage them in conversation about their child's hopes and dreams and that will certainly count for a home visit!!

If you know your student has a sibling in another grade at CHEC please partner up with teachers who teach the student. This will offer a richer engagement. You CAN NOT do a home visit for a sibling if you do not teach them! Please give that opportunity for a teacher who teaches that child and partner up with them for a fruitful experience!


Teachers! Have you been thinking about taking a World Language Class to better communicate and serve our students, families, and community all while earning CSC points!?!?!?! Sign up for a class on Edgenuity! All teachers should already have an account! Visit edgenuity.com, your username should be your email address and your password is teacher. If you have trouble, Contact the Edgenuity Support Team by phone at (877) 202-0338 ext. 3. Currently, they offer the following languages; Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish

The CHEC Future Business Leaders of America club enjoyed great success at the FBLA Spring Conference where Bell students won five out of the 6 state officer positions for next year.

  • President:  Dylan Rivera
  • Secretary:  Giovanni Benitez
  • Treasurer:  Darcy Rodriguez
  • Reporter/Historian:  Reagan Robertson
  • Parliamentarian:  Cindy Guevara

Current State President, Aurel Npounengnong also received the Who's Who Award. Thank you to Ms. Garcia for doing a great job with the club.


Mental Health Awareness Month @ CHEC
May 2018

In order to promote Mental Health Awareness Month, the Personal Growth Team (PGT team) will be providing supports to students & staff school wide!

Students & Staff --- come participate in an array of activities planned to RELAX YOUR MIND & YOUR BODY!!!
Activities include MORNING MINDFULNESS, LUNCHTIME BUBBLES, AFTERNOON ZUMBA & GAME ROOM TIME!   SEE "ACTIVITIES FLYER" attached with details about days, times & locations!

Also, the PGT team will have handouts available in the MS & HS staff lounges during the month of May. These handouts will include information on topics including: anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma, mindfulness, stress reduction, self-care, and helpful tips/strategies for how to address mental health concerns in the classroom setting.

Always remember you can refer students to the PGT team if you have concerns, or reach out if you need help with classroom strategies to aid your students-we are here to support you!

Personal Growth Team @ CHEC


To CHEC Staff
Join us for the 5th annual iDC Technology Conference June 26th, & 28th and/or July 12th & 20th!  Every summer, the Educational Technology team strives to provide professional learning for staff in using and integrating various tech tools for productivity and instruction.  This summer we will be offering professional learning sessions (in the form of a mini camp) over the course of four different days.  There will be four sessions a day focusing on the most applicable tools in Office 365 and Canvas which staff can use immediately.  The goal is to provide the opportunity for a deeper dive into utilizing these tools for classroom integration. Please sign up for sessions below. SPACE IS LIMITED.  Registration will close Friday June 1st at 5:00 PM.  
PLUs will be awarded to participants based on the hours completed.
Sign up for sessions:  http://bit.ly/iDCamp18
Session Overview:   http://bit.ly/sessionsiDC18

Warm Regards,

Ms. Sakon Kieh
Specialist,Technology Integration
Office of Teaching and Learning
Social Emotional Academic Development

I just started the Master's in ELL at Western Governors University. It is completely online and affordable. This could be an excellent option for teachers to get a Master's. There are a variety of options. I am happy to chat with anyone who is thinking about this and what this means for their career. Here is the website: https://www.wgu.edu/online-teaching-degrees.html​
Home Visits Set the Stage for Success – Parental Involvement for SY 2017-18

Last year 36% of our scholars received home visits which is a 16% decrease from the previous year. Let’s continue developing strong relationships with our parents through Home Visits, and let’s top our number from last year! See Ms. Whitaker or Ms. J. Gonzalez if you need assistance with your home visits.

This IS A REMINDER ABOUT THE Student of the Week Program. Any staff member can nominate a student, for academic or mission related accomplishments.  Please send your nominations by email to M. Tukeva. PLEASE NOMINATE STUDENTS OF THE WEEK!
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