First published on 03 June 2015 Posted in District News
Swimming Pool Schedule - June
First published on 15 May 2015 Posted in District News
Many students and families regard the summer break as just that – a break from school and classroom studies. Unfortunately, it often means a break from reading, which can seriously hamper achievement in the classroom.
There's a solid link between the amount of independent reading children do and their success in school. Research shows that kids who never crack open a book during the summer often fall behind in reading – the notorious "summer slide" – while kids who do read, maintain or improve their reading and learning skills.
In fact, we've found that children who read four or more books during the summer perform much better on reading comprehension tests the following school year than other kids who read just one or no books during the break.
So it's extremely important that we get more books into the hands of our students. That's why we're urging kids and parents to visit our Book Fair to stock up on books for summer reading. You'll find a great selection of the books kids want to read – something for every age and interest. (In a recent survey, 91 percent of children said they were more likely to finish a book they pick out themselves.)
With your help, we can keep children reading during the summer months, while sharpening a life skill that is so critical to success inside and outside the classroom.
I look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair!
- May 19, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
- May 20--28, before school, lunch, after school
- May 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
- May 29, before school & lunch
If you can't make it to the book fair, please check out this link.
You may purchase books online and have them delivered to school before the end of the year.
First published on 13 April 2015 Posted in District News
You and your whole family are invited to participate in SCREEN FREE Week sponsored by the Chilton Public Schools Library Media and Physical Education Departments, the Chilton Area Catholic School, Trinity Lutheran School and the Chilton PTA. We are promoting Screen Free Week sponsored by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood www.commercialfreechildhood.org, an organization that encourages Americans to reduce, voluntarily and dramatically, the amount of screen time that they participate in, in order to promote richer, healthier and more connected lives, families and communities.
We ask that you reassess the role SCREENS (TV, DVDs, video-games, computers, social networking sites, and texting) play in your daily lives as entertainer, baby-sitter, time filler, sales force, and background noise. SCREEN FREE WEEK is about having more fun and turning "on" your life. It's an opportunity to rediscover the wide range of free and low cost activities that make life productive, rewarding and fun.
We encourage your whole family to participate in this experiment and leave your screens off for the entire week.
Participants will receive one survival kit per family. The survival kit will contain the SCREEN FREE Week schedule, statistics to ponder, a list of substitute activities, and other surprise items.
This is a brief agenda of scheduled activities for SCREEN FREE WEEK:
SUNDAY - Design your COUCH POTATO!
MONDAY - Family Reading Night. 6 - 7:00 p.m. @ CE&MS and CACS Library
TUESDAY - Read Around the School. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. @ CES Cafeteria & classrooms
WEDNESDAY - Family Dinner & Game Night at home with your family
THURSDAY –. Scarecrow Mania 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Ledge View Nature Center ($3 donation per person)
FRIDAY - Family Swim Night. 5 – 8:30 p.m. @ CE&MS Pool
You may attend these activities even if you do not sign up for SCREEN FREE Week.
If you are participating, you aren't watching a screen!
First published on 12 March 2015 Posted in District News
To Senator Devin LeMahieu and Representative Paul Tittl,
As the elected officials representing the School District of Chilton, we, the members of the Chilton Board of Education, respectfully request that you work with your legislative colleagues to support increased funding for public education in the current budget proposal for the benefit of all Wisconsin public school students.
Prior to 1993, when revenue limits were put into place to control increases to taxpayers, the School District of Chilton was a low spending District. Since that time, our District has remained a low spending District. Our current per pupil expenditures are below the State average. For 2013-2014, the state average for instructional costs (general and special education funds) per student were $13,291; Chilton's instructional costs were $10,516 or 21% below the state average. The state average revenue per student (general and special education funds) was $13,390; Chilton's revenue was only $10,405, again, 22% below the state average. Through careful management and planning, we have worked diligently to control costs while still providing an excellent educational program that focuses on all students reaching their potential. As a low spending district, we believe we continue to be penalized through a state funding system that provides less and less support to our efforts, while levels of accountability rise, student poverty increases, and student needs (ELL and Special Education) grow exponentially.