The excitement of parents, scholars, teachers and staff was palpable last night at Challenge Charter Middle School’s Orientation Night in preparation for the 2017-18 Academic Year. After Founder and CEO, Dr. Les Mullings and 6-8 Principal, Sonja Webber-Bey addressed the full gymnasium of parents and students, break out sessions were offered. While parents went over the handbook, curriculum, and policies in the gym, scholars met in the cafeteria to learn about parent communication, clubs, and participated in a Q&A session with representative students on the CCMS Scholar Panel.
All attendees were then invited to visit various Interest Stations with chances to meet Principal Webber-Bey, to learn about College and Career Readiness, to hear about how Technology and Blended Learning is used at CCMS, and to hear about School Culture. Parents also learned about and were encouraged to join the Parent Association and to meet the new Middle School Family Engagement Director, Janisa Vaughn.
The evening ended with a time of refreshments with pizza and beverages in the cafeteria. As the welcoming slide-show stated, the event was meant to focus CCMS families on one thing, “It’s going to be a phenomenal school year!”
If you were unable to attend the Orientation for any reason, please feel free to contact the main office for information that was given out and presented, or visit the Scholar and Parent Resource section on our website for items such as the current handbook, information on uniforms and dress code, policies, supply lists, and more.