7th and 8th Grade Meeting

For ListServ on Wednesday, October 1:

The 7th & 8th grade math teacher are hosting a Parent Math Night on Tuesday, October 14 from 6-7 PM. Discussion topics will include helping your child at home with math, helpful websites for students and parents, common core, and real-world applications. Look for the flyer in your student’s backpack and make plans to join us!

6th Grade Opportunity

Registration Now Open for
2014-2015 Season

Open to K-6th grade

$125 per wrestler
(includes t-shirt)

* Practice will begin on October 20th at
Chelsea Middle School

Practice Schedule:
Monday 6pm-8pm
Tuesday 6pm-8pm
Thursday 6pm-8pm

Visit www.chelseawrestlingclub.com

Parent Participation is Encouraged!

Announcements – October 1

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 10/01/14

The Starlets will be selling SPIRIT RIBBONS today and tomorrow!!
We play McAdory tomorrow and we want everyone to help us Jar the Yellow Jackets!
Spirit Ribbons are $1 and can be purchased from any Starlet!

Attention 8th graders: Friday is the last day to turn in your field trip money and permission slip to your English teacher.

7th grade JUNA will NOT meet this afternoon, Oct. 1. This applies to 7th grade only.

Tennis tryouts will be held on October 20, 21 and 22 at the Chelsea courts off Highway 51. Sign up outside Coach Bright’s room and grab an information sheet. Be sure to sign up before Friday, October 10th. You must have a physical on file to tryout.

Buy your yearbook online at www.balfour.com. Order before National Yearbook Sales day October 22nd to get the best deal!! Only $40 through October 22nd. In November and December, books will cost $45 and in January they will be $50!! Order early…order today!!

Intermim Principal at ChMS

Dear Faculty and Parents,

I am honored to have been appointed Interim Principal of Chelsea Middle School. I am committed to doing all I can to ensure the students of Chelsea Middle have a positive environment in which they can excel academically and grow as individuals. I firmly believe that a strong parent-school partnership is critical to student success, and I look forward to meeting you over the next few weeks and forming relationships that will benefit the growth of our students, school, and community.

Thank you,

Andrew Gunn
Interim Principal
Chelsea Middle School

Schedule for Nine Weeks Assessments

6th grade:
Tues., Oct. 7 – Math & ELA (Blocked Classes )
Wed., Oct. 8 – Math & ELA (Blocked Classes) & Social Studies
Thurs., Oct. 9 – Science

7th Grade:
Tues., Oct. 7 – Marshall Advanced Classes
Wed., Oct. 8 – ELA, Social Studies
Thurs., Oct. 9 – Science & Math
Fri., Oct 10 – Math

8th Grade:
Tues., Oct. 7 – Science & Spanish
Wed., Oct. 8 – ELA & Spanish
Thurs., Oct. 9 – Math & Social Studies
Fri., Oct 10 – Math & Make-ups

Information from Counselor

My name is Officer Joshua Lindsey. I am hoping you may be able to assist me with getting some information to your high school counselors. I am one of the advisors for our department’s Police Explorer Program. Every fall we do a big recruiting drive to find young men and women that are interested in a career in Law Enforcement. Our program (which is chartered through the Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Program) is open to young men and women ages 14-21. They will learn the in’s and outs of law enforcement, compete in team competitions, be active in community service efforts, and after a probationary period can “Ride Along” with on-duty police officers. This career education experience is second to none. We believe this program to be the best way for young people interested in a law enforcement career to “get their foot in the door”. Our program has graduated more explorers out to become law enforcement officers than any other in the state. Our police department currently employs 8 former explorers. There are also several more at other local departments.

We are having a “First Nighter” Open House at our explorer post on Monday, October 6, 2014, from 5:30pm to 7pm at our training facility on Cunningham Dr. (Directions available on Facebook or by calling the Police Department at 205-663-6499). There will be refreshments and demonstrations for anyone that may be interested in joining. We would greatly appreciate it if your counselors could pass the word to students they believe may be interested. If you would like to have them send it via the ListServ or other Parent Contact method, that would be great as well!

I greatly appreciate your time and consideration regarding this learning opportunity for our local teens! If can answer any questions or be of any other assistance, please feel free to contact me. Also, our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/Helena-Police-Explorers

If you, or anyone else, would like more information about the Exploring Program (which has MANY other career fields besides law enforcement), their website is www.learning-for-life.org.

Thank you,

Officer Joshua Lindsey
Helena AL Police Department
816 Hwy 52 East // P.O. Box 262
Helena, AL 35080
205-663-6499

Cindy Wiley
Counseling and Testing Supervisor
Shelby County Schools
601 First Street South
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 682-5912 phone
(205) 682-5914 fax

8th Grade Field Trip

8th grade English Language Arts are taking a fieldtrip Tuesday, Oct. 21st to see an Encore production on a series of short stories. Money and forms are due by THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 3rd. The cost is $26/student

The 8th grade ELA teachers have also created an 8th grade class shirt with every student’s name on it to wear for our fieldtrip and in the future. There is mint green or Carolina blue, cost is $8.00.

Information, permission, and order forms went home @ 2weeks ago. Just a reminder to get this turned in if you want your child to participate.

Announcements – September 30

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 9/30/14

Congratulations to the 8th gr girls volleyball team on winning their 20th game yesterday!!!
Way to go girls!

7th grade JUNA will NOT meet Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 1. This applies to 7th grade only.

Tennis tryouts will be held on October 20, 21 and 22 at the Chelsea courts off Highway 51. Sign up outside Coach Bright’s room and grab an information sheet. Be sure to sign up before Friday, October 10th. You must have a physical on file to tryout.

Buy your yearbook online at www.balfour.com. Order before National Yearbook Sales day October 22nd to get the best deal!! Only $40 through October 22nd. In November and December, books will cost $45 and in January they will be $50!! Order early…order today!!

8th Grade Field Trip

8th grade field trip permission forms and money are due by Friday, October 3. Students have the permission forms with more information.

Letter from Principal Harper

September 29
Dear Chelsea Middle School Community,
After more than 4 decades in public education, the last 20 as a principal, I am retiring from Shelby County. In the last few weeks it has become apparent that I need to restructure my priorities around my family, health, and completing my dissertation.
This has been a very difficult decision for several reasons—the most important because of the tremendous sense of belonging that I feel for Chelsea Middle, the Chelsea community, and the incredible support parents have given the school. I know this will continue.
I leave with a sense of pride in the accomplishments of our students and staff. Chelsea Middle School students compete favorably against the best schools and students in the state. Superintendent Fuller and his staff will do their part to provide strong leadership for Chelsea Middle School so that a tradition of excellence continues.
Bill