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October 18, 2017




A new interim has opened up:  CSI Caledonia.  Students will learn through labs and guest speakers how forensic science is used.  As of now, speakers include: From the Kent County Sherriff’s Dept:  crime scene specialist, a designated marksmen, an arson dog handler and from the Michigan State Police:  a DNA specialist. 

Please stop in the main office if you would like to change your Interim to CSI.  See Mrs. Flegel if you have any questions

Attention CHS: Caledonia Students for Life is having a meeting on this Wednesday (the 18th). We will be meeting in the learning commons, in the new wing! We have some important meeting decisions to make, so please join us if you are able!

LeanOnMe is a student organization that promotes positive behavior through student awareness, speaker and schoolwide activities.  We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month.  We will be meeting this Thursday at 7:15am at the South Campus in Mrs Nawrocki's room #1705.  Please join us to help make a difference! 

Seniors:  If you're interested in a career in construction,  please contact your counselor.  We have a great opportunity for you!

Join the International Club as we explore Día de los Muertos on Thursday, Oct. 26, 3-4:30pm. Bring your favorite Mexican food to share! Sign up in Mrs. McLaughlin or Mrs. Whitlock's room byTuesday, Oct. 24. 

Bring your favorite Mexican dish, make a sugar skull and learn about Día de los Muertos with the International Club on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 3-4:30pm. Sign up today in Mrs. McLaughlin or Mrs. Whitlock's room. 

Interested in the 2019 Spain Trip Interim?

Plan to attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6pmin rm 1204. This is an important meeting for both parents and students. 

Test Taking Strategy Class:

Are your grades were you want them to be?  Do you wish your test scores were higher? 

Then you should sign up for the Test Taking Strategy class!  The class meets in room 1220 for 5 Wednesday’s, starting Wednesday, October 11.  We will cover strategies, the SAT, study skills and test anxieties. 

Sign up in Student Services and be ready to make improvements!  If you have any questions see Mrs. Hall in the Media Center.

Student Services


Kent Career Tech Center is hosting it's annual Fall Open House this Thursday, October 19 from 5-7PM. KCTC's 20 career-focused programs are FREE and open to high school juniors and seniors. Join them to learn first-hand what it's all about!


The deadline to register for the next SAT test on November 4, is tomorrow. Sign-up online at


Many new scholarships and college open houses have been added to the News Blog on the Student Services webpage - be sure to check it out!

College Visits

Next week's colleges coming to CHS - 

If you're interesting in attending, be sure to register online or in Student Services two days in advance.

Students must also sign up via our online form , at least TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE in order to have a pass out of class. (


Requesting a transcript be sent to a college? You must first turn in a Permission Form so that we can release your file. Pick them up in Student Services.

Athletics ‚Äč

Hey Winter Athletes- be ready to start your season by being sure all your paperwork is turned into the Athletic Office. You need a Current physical, Athletic Code, Concussion awareness form and the Winter participation fee turned in before you can start.
If you are not sure what you need, just stop in the Athletic Office and ask.

Interested in Competitive Cheer?

2017-2018 Competitive Cheer Clinics and Tryouts 
CHS Matroom
Monday Nov 6: 3-4:30 pm
Tuesday Nov 7: 5:30-7 pm
Wednesday Nov 8: 4:30-7 pm - Tryouts
Teams will be announced immediately following tryouts
Physical on file with CHS Athletic Office
Participation Fee paid (if cuts are made, an athlete may receive fee refund)
Athletic Code signed and on file
All the following materials for tryout will be taught at clinics and video will be posted on the Cal Cheer Website:

Precision Drill 
Showcase of any tumbling skills
Stunting observation

Boys Swimming and Diving will be having their preseason info meeting Wednesday Oct 25 7pm in the Lower Forum at Caledonia. This will tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming season. If you are planning to be on the team, you or your parent must be at this meeting

Do you like to ski? Do you like to have fun? Would you like to be a part of a winning tradition?  If you answered yes to these questions then the Ski Team is for you. 

Our season begins in November and once there is snow we practice two or three days a week at Bittersweet Ski Area and we also have optional practices on the weekend at Caberfae Peaks.  Last year, our Men’s team took 8th at the State Finals and was Conference Champions.  Our Women’s team took 2nd in our conference and skied well at regionals. 

Anyone interested in the being a member of the Ski Team this winter should sign up in the Athletic Office.   If you have questions about the Ski Team please leave contact Coach Petrosky at or leave him a message at the Athletic Office.