Chatfield High School Daily Announcements

Monday, September 13
Day: 5
Middle School Day: 1


“True joy comes when you inspire, encourage and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.”-Zig Ziglar 

All Student Announcements (7-12):

Region 8 FFA Fall Leadership Day is back in person and will be held Thursday 9/23 during the school day.  All students in grades 7-12 are eligible to attend.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about FFA and build leadership skills.  Please see Ms Fritz this week if you are interested in attending and she will get you the rest of the details.  Register early to get your choice in business tours offered that day

Any students interested in learning more about the following fall FFA judging contests please see Ms Fritz for more details - General Livestock, Horse, Dairy, Poultry, Soils, Forestry - additional contests will be coming later in the year

FFA shake machine sign up for shifts with Willette and Fritz at the link below - this helps pay for your State Convention trip in the spring
Chatfield FFA : Chatfield FFA Shake Machine Sign up (
For those interested in Ag Program/FFA updates please check out our newlsetter at


Delta applications are now available!  Delta is a group made up of students and teachers who are working together to positively influence the culture and relationships at our school.  We want to create positive change, make all students feel welcome, and recognize the accomplishments of our CHS community.  We are responsible for G.O.P.H.E.R. cards, staff question of the month, the military recognition wall, Holiday Hooplah Week, the Gopher Podcast, and so much more.  All students in grades 7-12 are invited to apply.  You can find the application link here: or scan the QR code on one of the posters in the hallway.  We hope you consider joining us!  Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 24.


Fall play auditions for grades 7-12 will be September 20th in the Forum room at 3:30, and again at 7pm. Performance dates are November 12th at 7pm and November 13th at 1pm. Rehearsals will be every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7-8:30pm starting October 4th. Please bring a list of any conflicts. Thank you!


New Recycling Procedures at Chatfield High School:
Recycling procedures explained:
The goal of the new recycling project is to make students and staff aware of the type and amount of trash they personally generate in a day and how it impacts our community and our planet.  There are two new recycling stations – one across from the LINC near the Art room entrance and the other at the bottom of the ramp near the cafeteria.  We would like to implement some new recycling practices:

1-     The blue rectangular bins in the classrooms and offices will now be for PAPER AND CARDBOARD ONLY.


2-     Plastic bottles and aluminum cans need to go in the correct recycling station container (not the blue bins).

In addition to the new stations, there are also new signs above the dumpsters in the garbage area.  Please be mindful of which dumpsters contain each different kind of recyclable material.  If a dumpster is contaminated with trash or the wrong kind of material, the entire dumpster must go to landfill.


Senior High Announcements (9-12):

COLLEGE INFO:  Sara Kling-Punt from RCTC will be here once a month throughout the school year. She can help with pretty much anything “COLLEGE”:  PSEO at RCTC, enrolling at RCTC or other colleges, help with FAFSA (financial aid), almost any college questions you may have. Her first visit will be Wednesday, September 15 from 12:30 to 3:00PM.  If you want to meet with her, you must SIGN UP with Mrs. Dudek in the counseling office by Tuesday, September 14.

Juniors: If you missed out on signing up to work concessions to help pay for your senior class trip, there are still a few spots left that need to be filled.
See Ms. Adams by Friday, Sept. 17th to sign up and see what is available.

JV and Varsity baseball players still needing to turn in any baseball jerseys, pants, belts and pullovers please turn into Coach Baum ASAP! We are missing quite a few pullovers!  Thanks in advance!


JV and Varsity GBB players need to turn in their summer league jerseys to Coach Baum ASAP please!! Thanks in advance!


Attention all 10th graders: Jostens Sophomore Ring Meeting
Tuesday, September 14th 1:25-1:45pm in the Forum


There are raffle tickets available to sell if anyone is able to pick them up and get selling. Remember that every ticket sold helps each senior add more money to his/her account. Please get your unsold tickets in so someone else might be able to sell them. All money and tickets need to be in now if you are done selling.


10th GRADERS!  PSAT TESTING IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13. You must sign up by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6!  Cost of test is $15.  Signup sheet and test prep booklets are on table outside of counseling office.  Any questions, see Mrs. Duxbury

Senior Trip Students
We are selling Huey's Pizza’s!!   Sales Slips are here.  If you would like to sell Huey's Pizzas, please stop by the Counseling office and grab a sales sheet.
Money is collected as you sell the pizzas.  All money and order sheets are due the Wednesday September 29. 

Counselor News:

Luther College is hosting a College Night on Monday 9/13 from 6:30 - 8 PM at Luther College's Center for the Arts (CFA). 50+ institutions will be on hand to discuss post-secondary options. A financial aid session will be offered at 7 p.m.  For more information, call or text Kristin Padilla at 419-6994.

Luther College is hosting a FREE college fair sponsored by the Iowa Association of College Admission Counselors on Monday, September 13 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The fair will be held in Luther's Center for the Arts (CFA), which is located at 503 High Street. 
Representatives from 56 institutions will be on hand to discuss college and other post-secondary options with families. I've attached a list of the institutions who will be present. There will also be a financial aid information session offered from 7-7:45 p.m. 
We encourage students to pre-register for the fair at StriveScan. By doing this, you will avoid filling out information cards for each school you are interested in.

Youth Auditions for A Christmas Carol! The Commonweal seeks youth actors for its production of A Christmas Carol! We are auditioning actors between the ages of 12-14, who can provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. For safety of the cast and crew as well as the general public, there can be no exception to this mandate. Auditions will be held on Friday, September 17th starting at 3:30pm AND Saturday, September 18th starting at 10:00am at the Commonweal Theatre. Rehearsals begin mid-October. See counselors office for more information.

Middle School Announcements (7-8):



Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Choice of Cereal
Classic Café: French Toast Sticks, Sausage Patty vegetable choice, fruit choice
Diner: BBQ Rib Sandwich
Grab & Go: Turkey Deli Sub Sandwich

Extracurricular Activities:

Monday, September 13th
5:00 B Football home vs Triton

Tuesday, September 14th
4:30 7th grade Football at Triton
4:30 7th and 8th grade Volleyball home vs LaCrescent-Hokah
4:45 9th grade Volleyball home vs LaCrescent-Hokah
5:45 8th grade Football at Triton
6:00 JV Volleyball home vs LaCrescent-Hokah
7:15 Varsity Volleyball home vs LaCrescent-Hokah

Thursday, September 16th
4:15 Cross Country at Mayo
4:30 7th and 8th grade Volleyball at LA
4:45 9th grade Volleyball at LA
6:00 JV Volleyball at LA
7:15 Varsity Volleyball at LA

Friday, September 17th
7:00 Varsity Football at Caledonia

Saturday, September 18th
8:00 Varsity Volleyball at WK tournament
8:00 JV Volleyball at RP tournament
9:00 9th grade Volleyball at Stewartville tournament