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CHAMPtivities

HALLOWEEN!
Date: 10/31/2014
DTASC-"B" Division
Date: 11/1/2014
College Visit for Seniors by Reservation-9:00 Hampshire College
Date: 11/3/2014, 9 AM
CAHSEE Testing for Juniors and Seniors
Date: 11/4/2014
Minimum Day Schedule
Date: 11/4/2014, 8 AM 2:16 PM
CAHSEE Testing for Juniors and Seniors
Date: 11/5/2014
Prospective Student School Tour by Reservation Only
Date: 11/6/2014, 8:30 AM 10 AM
Location: Please make your reservation online at champscharter.org and click on School Tours. Tours begin at CHAMPS Church Campus Gym 6952 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91405
College Visit for Seniors by Reservation-9:00 University of California, Los Angeles
Date: 11/6/2014, 9 AM
Flag Football @ Northridge-CHAMPS vs. MSA
Date: 11/6/2014, 4 PM
Location: 18355 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91325
Bake Sale!
Date: 11/7/2014, 11 AM 1 PM
Location: Come support the Key Club's good deeds by purchasing something delicious!

News and Announcements

CHAMPS Presents the Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Tickets are for sale in the main office. $10 for students and $15 for adults. The production runs for November 14-16 and November 21-23. Friday performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday performances begin at 5:30 p.m.
DTASC Competition results
CHAMPS Charter HS was one of 75 schools competing in the DTASC in Temecula on 10/25. We were one of the top ten schools in the "Plays of Social Conscience" event with a scene from LYSISTRATA directed by Scott Bailey and featuring Sarah Carlisi, Gideon Adlon, Adriana Fajardo and Giorgia Whigham. We also made it to semifinals in the "More than a Narrator" category with a scene from FIGHT CLUB directed by John Serge and Larry Friedman and featuring Sage Moloney, Karma Rhythm Dickinson and Wynter Daggs.
CHAMPS Charter HS SPUR-FLYS Captures the Verizon/FIOS VEX Robotics Design Award

CHAMPS Charter HS SPUR-FLYS Captures the Verizon/FIOS  VEX Robotics Design Award CHAMPS VEX Robotics team 21C won the judges' "Design Award" at the Riverside VEX competition on 10/25/14. The event was hosted by Verizon/FIOS.
Social Media Threat Resolved
The security issue related to the post on YikYak has been resolved. Appropriate disciplinary action has been taken. We cannot discuss specifics, given restrictions of the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The student came forward and took responsibility for this situation. Police interviewed the student and concluded that no threat exists and that the matter is now closed.

Safety is of primary importance here at CHAMPS. Our community is an open and inclusive one and we are very proud of that reputation. It’s unfortunate that social media apps like YikYak provide an environment where individuals can post comments anonymously that are not only threatening, but also hurtful to others.

We will continue to work with our students to promote the responsible use of technology and the importance of treating one another with dignity and respect, in person and online.
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