WE ARE HIRING! Please see link for details! https://www.applitrack.com/sterling/onlineapp/default.aspx
Tomorrow begins 2nd semester! This is a great opportunity to continue the progress students have made so far, or use it as a clean slate! Both grades and behavior points reset. Keep in mind that student assignments/assessments the first few weeks of school can significantly impact eligibility for extra curricular activities. We can’t wait to see you back at school tomorrow!
*Reminder* Wrestling practice starts tomorrow Monday December 2nd in the multipurpose area of the gym! You must have a physical on file to participate! Practice will run Monday- Friday's 3:15-5:15. I ask that wrestlers bring their own water bottle. Parents meeting at 5pm this Friday! Questions or concerns contact Dustin Westbrook @ 815-631-6792
Please be advised that anyone attending the Volleyball Game in Bloomington on Friday or Saturday will not be allowed to bring in bags or large purses to Redbird Arena.
Attention: All students that are signed up for the YMCA day camp for Friday, 11/15/19 should bring a swimsuit, if they would like to swim.
Listening to Jaime Casap speak, the Chief Educational Officer at Google. Great quote from him, “We need to keep teaching problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, the ability to learn, and creativity. I hate it though when these are called “soft skills.” They are not soft skills, they are essential skills.”
Wrestling Registration is now open! Practice will start December 2 after school in the multipurpose area of the Athletic Center make sure physicals have been turned into the office. Athletes cannot practice without a physical within the last 395 days. Register at https://il.8to18.com/ChallandMS/
CMS October G.O.A.T. Award Winner Interview: Meet Mrs. Derrer 1. Do you think you deserve the GOAT award? I’m not sure how to answer that, there are so many awesome teachers in this school! 2. When did you start teaching? I started 19 years ago. 3. What was your favorite subject in school? Math. But it wasn’t my easiest subject! 4. Why did you become a teacher? I love kids and helping people, and especially love helping them learn. 5. What do you miss about being in school? When I got to talk to my friends. If you don’t believe me, ask Mrs. Goff! 6. What is your favorite math problem? Any algebra problem. 7. Do you do any hobbies? I do quite a few! My favorite is ceramics. I also coach softball, volleyball, and basketball. 8. What is the best thing about being a teacher? To give students the confidence they have inside of them. 9. When did you start thinking you wanted to be a teacher? In 8th grade. 10. What is your favorite student story? A student that I don’t think likes math, or school in general, writes me a letter saying they liked my class a couple years down the road. 11. Tell us about your family. I have three children. Mylanah, who goes to IMSA, Landon, who loves sports, and Ellah, she loves to write stories and sew. My husband Ryan builds houses and has his own business. We have been married for 15 years! 12. What is a fun fact not many people know about you? I graduated school a year early. I started kindergarten at 4 and graduated at 17.
Are you interested in subbing for Sterling Public Schools? We are in need of subs for teachers and teacher assistants. If interested, call 815-626-5050.
SPS is Hiring! We are looking for a full-time special education teacher, a bilingual teaching assistant (Spanish), a preschool teaching assistant, and substitute teachers, assistants, and custodians. Please contact Dr. Sara Dail at email@example.com or call 815-626-5050.
Reminder! Tomorrow is a 1/2 day. Dismissal is at 11:25am
Challand Back to School Dance Friday, August 30th