Chippewa News

An e-newsletter from Chippewa Middle School


Weekly Schedule:



  • No after school activities


6:50AM Chess Club


  • After School Academic Support (More information below)
  • Strategy Gaming Club


Back to School Blast Wristbands for sale $5.00 - All Lunches


  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Soccer
  • Running Club
  • After School Academic Support


Back to School Blast Wristbands for sale $5.00 - All Lunches


  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • After School Academic Support

6:00 PM - 6th Grade Parent Information Night (Begins earlier for students in music courses, see detailed information below)


Back to School Blast Wristbands for sale $5.00 - All Lunches


  • Back to School Blast, No activity buses, please plan to pick up at 4:15 PM (more information below)

Save the date - September Events!

Thursday, September 12th - 6th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, September 13th - ChAC Presents - Chippewa's Back to School Blast, 2:30 -4:15 PM

Monday, September 16th - 5th and 6th Grade Summer Orchestra play at the MN Twins Game

Tuesday, September 17th - 7th and 8th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30 -8:30 PM

Friday, September 27th - Picture Retakes (7:45 - 11:45 AM)

6th Grade Parent Information Night

Parents/guardians of Chippewa 6th graders please plan to attend the 6th grade Parent Information Night on Thursday, September 12th. You are welcome to come and learn more about your student’s day with a brief presentation starting at 6:00 pm in the Chippewa Auditorium. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to walk your student’s schedule.

If you are a parent/guardian of a music student, presentations about the band, choir, or orchestra curriculum will start BEFORE the auditorium presentation in the following areas:

  • 6th Grade Orchestra Parents/Guardians will meet at 5:15 pm in the Orchestra Room (106)

  • 6th Grade Band Parents/Guardians will meet at 5:30 pm in the Band Room (115)

  • 6th Grade Choir Parents/Guardians will meet at 5:30 pm in the Choir Room (118)

Look for more information to be sent home on Wednesday, September 11th with your student.

Calendar Correction

A few mistakes were made with our school calendar. Please disregard previous calendars and follow the calendar attached below for days off and the correct date for the end of the semester. It has been marked in a few publications that the end of semester I is January 16th but the correct date is Thursday, January 23rd. Sorry for any confusion and thank you for pointing out the mistake!


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Students, plan to attend the Back-to-School BLAST next Friday, September 13th. This is the first and biggest party of the year to celebrate back to school at Chippewa. Back by popular demand Human Foosball as well as the rock-climbing wall and inflatables. There will be games and basketball in the gym and movie in the auditorium. Pizza and snacks will be in the cafeteria – all for $1 or less. Don’t forget your camera/phone for some fun pictures with friends at the 3 photo booths. The BLAST is after school with parent pick-up by 4:15pm. Reminder that there are no activity buses on Fridays

Back to School Blast wristbands will be for sale next Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday at all lunches for $5 and in the front office.

Parents you are also invited to join the fun! Parent volunteers can have some fun, connect with students in their 'school habitat' and help make the BLAST memorable. Teachers and Deans will be there, but we need parents to help with all of this fun too. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities and multiple volunteers are needed for each activity. Thank you for your support!

Activity Buses - Routes begin Monday!

Activity bus routes will begin the week of Monday, September 9th and run Monday thru Thursday only. There are only 3 activity buses available and they pick up students at Chippewa at 3:30 pm. Routes are longer then the normal after school buses and students may have to walk a few blocks to their home. Please help your student prepare to ride the bus by finding the bus number and bus stop they will use here. Any questions please call 651-621-6400.

Science Olympiad Student and Parent Meetings - Wednesday, September 25th

The initial information meeting for Chippewa students interested in Science Olympiad will be Wed., Sept. 25th after school in the school Auditorium.

A parent meeting will follow at 3:30 in the Auditorium. The parent meeting will include general information about the nature of Science Olympiad at the Middle School level, expectations for the Olympians, the need for parent involvement, limit on student participant numbers and selection process, and a preview of the multiple forms to fill out.

Because the number of students who can participate per coach is limited by MSO, it is important that interested students and at least 1 parent attend the meeting.

If you have any questions, please email the coaches at:

Math Team

Join the Chippewa Math Team. All students in grades 6-8 are welcome to join. Sign up on FeePay under Activities/Transportation section. The first practice is Monday, September 16th after school in the cafeteria. Contact Molly Linn at with questions.

Fall Sports - Start next week!

There is still time to sign up for running club, soccer, tennis, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Activities start next week (except volleyball) and activity buses will be up and running. Please help your student find their activity bus this weekend so they are ready to go next week.

To sign up and for a description of the activities visit the community ed website.

Chippewa Advisory Council

Hello from ChAC! We are delighted to welcome so many new students and families to Chippewa and have some really fun events planned this year for you all to enjoy.

We kick off with our ‘Back to School Blast’ next Friday immediately after school. There will be a climbing wall, lots of inflatables to enjoy, yard games, a movie and some snacks to purchase. If you are able to volunteer at the event we would welcome you with open arms. Please see the sign up for volunteer opportunities,

I would encourage any of you who would like to learn more about ChAC or get involved to come to our next meeting on Thursday October 3rd, 6:30pm in the IMC at Chippewa. We are all parent volunteers and would love to see some new parents join our welcoming team. Please reach out to me of you have any questions (Katie Robertson: 651 600 6634 or

After School Academic Support - Starts next week!

Chippewa will offer after school support three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Selected teachers will run academic support from their own classrooms once a week for sixth or seventh and eighth grade students from 2:30 - 3:25 in the afternoon ending in time for students to catch the activity bus. Students might be asked to attend regularly by their dean or teacher or they may drop in on an as needed basis. The teachers and room numbers will be publicized and will be broadcast on the morning announcements so each grade level of students knows what room to go to for the hour. We do ask that students stay there the entire hour unless other specific arrangements have been made.

Curriculum Advisory Committee Information 2019-2020

The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2019-2020 school year. Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.

If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application.

Please see the Mounds View Curriculum Advisory website for meeting dates, past topics and other important information regarding the committee. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at

Join Lego League!

Lego League is for 6-8 grade students, and consists of a research project and robot building and programming. Chippewa Middle School is registering teams now for the fall Lego League season.

---Teams consist of 6-10 children and can be a mix of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

---An all-girls team will be formed if there are enough girls registered.

---A Robot kit will be provided by Chippewa.

---There is a $130 registration fee per child, which can be submitted through Fee Pay

---Teams meet 1-2 times per week up to the regional competition.

---Meeting times and locations are determined by the coach and team members at the first meeting.

---Regional competition will be on a Saturday or Sunday in Nov or Dec.

---Teams competing in Nov/Dec could advance to a Sectional competition in Jan, 2020.

---Teams competing in a Sectional competition could advance to State competition in Feb, 2020.

---Workshops for new coaches take place in September.

If your child is interested:

1. Submit the information in this google form

2. Submit payment to Chippewa through FeePay at:


Mounds View Public Schools Football Camp

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Mounds View High School Top Football Practice Field

Camp will run from 6:00-7:15 PM

For Students in grades 6-12 who receive Special Education Services. Come and join the players and Coaches from the Mounds View High School Mustangs Football Team and the Mounds View, Irondale, Roseville RAMS to experience football skills and drills.

There is NO CHARGE for this event! Online Registration

Questions: email –

By Phone: Bev Zelinski – Student Services Director 651-621-6038

Supported by the Special Education Parent Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC)

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