Chatfield High School Daily Announcements

Thursday, September 30
Day: 18
Middle School Day: 2


“When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.”-Dejan Stojanovic

All Student Announcements (7-12):

This is Banned Books Week!  Books have been challenged or banned for language, political content, violence, and many other reasons, even the conduct of the author.  They include The Call of the Wild, Gone with the Wind, and Eleanor & Park. Come to the Library in the LINC to see other banned books and to pick up a word search of the top ten banned books of last year.  “Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us!”


Senior High Knowledge Bowl: First practice will be during lunch on Thursday (9/30) in Mrs. Hanson’s room. See you there!

School spirit items for sale this week and next week during lunch and in Ms. Adams office before and after school. We have bandanas, pom poms, maroon & white bead neckalaces, pennants, foam fingers and seat cushions. Show your school spirit during homecoming week.

Attention 7th-12th Grade Students: (Please note rescheduled time!) Student Service Club will have a short meeting at 3:10 PM on Thursday, September 30th in Mr. Volker's room. (Room 215 ) Student Service Club is a volunteer organization that provides work projects and services to people and organizations that have a need. If you are interested in joining but can't make the meeting, please sign up here:  Service Club - Google Forms

This Wednesday (9/29) is the first Art Club meeting of the year! We’ll meet in Ms. Potter’s room (112) from 3:15-4:45pm. Come ready to learn more about Art Club and an art project/idea to explore during our time together.


Homecoming week is October 4-9!
All night activities are only for grades 9-12.
Monday: 'Merica Monday - wear your red, white, and blue
            Support your girl's varsity volleyball team @ 7:15!
            Boys volleyball games to follow.
Tuesday: Country vs Country Club - wear your camo and boots or your polo and khakis
            Support the cross country team at the Chatfield Golf Course!
            Bonfire in the gravel parking lot from 7-9 PM. There will be 'smores and a bean bag tournament! There will be a sign up sheet outside the counselor's office for the tournament. It is first come, first serve due to limited time and slots. The winners of each grade tournament will play the other grades to earn points.
Wednesday: Color Wars
            Seniors: Black
            Juniors: White
            Sophomores: Blue
            Freshmen: Red
            8th grade: Green
            7th grade: Brown
            Staff: Pink
            Powderpuff Football @ 7:30
Thursday: Throwback Thursday - dress like a past decade or version of yourself
            Scavenger Hunt @ 6:30
Friday: Spirit Day - wear your gopher gear
            Pepfest & Coronation @ 1:30
            Support the varsity football team @7
Saturday: Homecoming Dance (Grades 9-12) from 8-11 PM


Senior High Announcements (9-12):

Drivers Education for students age 14 ½ and older will be Mon-Fri, Oct. 25-Nov. 5,  3:20-6:20 p.m.   Parents join the class on November 5th.   Flyers are available in the Activities Office.  Register at

Seniors – Your 2021 Homecoming court voting is open. You will be voting via a google form. You will each be emailed a ballot and will be able to vote one time. Voting closes this Thursday at 3:10.

Students in Grades 9-12 are invited to design an original science fair project in Microbiology, Environmental Sustainability, Robotics, Behavioral Science or 21 other categories to compete at the SE MN Regional Science Fair in February 2022.  One regional high school winner automatically advances to the International level in Atlanta, GA in May 2022.  Please see Mrs. Gathje for details.


The 2022 Official Rube Goldberg task has been announced!  Can you “Open A Book” in 75 comically complicated steps?  STEM Club is looking for a team to take engineering to the next level.  Please see Mrs. Gathje by Friday October 1st if you are interested in learning how to use science and your imagination to invent Chatfield High School’s next wacky machine.

Think you have what it takes to build a chain reaction machine that can “Power the World?”  The 2022 Minnesota Engineering Challenge is “Engineering Energy.”  The build starts soon so please let Mrs. Gathje know if you are interested in joining the team by Friday October 1st.


Counselor News:

Some dates/deadlines to keep in mind
October 1: Start of Free College Application Month in Minnesota!
October 1: When you can start applying for FAFSA for next year!
October 6: PSAT Pre Administration
October 13: PSAT Test 
October 18: College Information Night 6:00-7:30 (open to gr. 10-12)
October 21&22: No School- Great days to go on some college visits!

Middle School Announcements (7-8):

REMINDER: Phones should NOT be out during the school day, lunchtime or recess. Any phones seen will be taken to the office.



From the Kitchen:
Reminder that NO ala carte items can be charged to your account if you have a negative balance.
Morning Break:  Do not come thru at morning break if your account is negative.  Unless you are paying cash.


Breakfast: Waffles, Choice of Cereal
Classic Café: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, vegetable choice, fruit choice
Diner: BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Grab & Go: Crispy Chicken Salad

Extracurricular Activities:

Thursday, September 30th
4:30 Cross Country at St. Charles
5:00 9th grade Football home Caledonia

Saturday, October 2nd
8:00 7th and 8th grade Volleyball at Stewartville tournament
8:00 JV Volleyball at St. Charles tournament
9:00 Varsity Volleyball at Pine Island tournament
1:00 Varsity Football at Cannon Falls