Welcome to Cheldelin

What’s New at Cheldelin?


The 8th grade Awards Assembly, originally scheduled for 2:30 pm on Wednesday, 6/15, has been moved to 2:50 pm.  Please arrive a little early to give yourself time to sign in.



We will be running on a Monday (all 7 periods, no FLEX) for the last two weeks of school.


If you find a missing iPad charging brick or cord, please return it to Mr. Deardurff as soon as possible.



This is a reminder that the last day of school, Thursday, June 16th, will be an extra early release.  All students will be released at 1:35.  8th graders will be free to leave at 11:30, but may remain through the end of the day if they need to ride the bus home.

How to backup your iPad

Please follow the directions on the linked PowerPoint to be able to backup your data to your student Google Drive account. PDF version here.


LBCC Community Education presents a new Summer Program for area youth and teens (ages 11 -18) at locations in  Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon and Sweet Home. 3-D game design, Minecraft, and Clay Exploration are just a few of the many activities.  To view the full list and details, visit  http://linnbenton.edu/CE-Summerprograms or call 541.917.4840 to register!



By now, your 6th or 7th grader should have brought home a registration packet for next school year–green for next year 7th graders, yellow for next year 8th graders.  The packet includes a pre-filled registration card with the contact and emergency information we currently have on file, an exploratory sign-up sheet, a network agreement form, and a form to collect your email address so we can send you the newsletter electronically next year.


Please complete and return the packet to the Cheldelin office by May 31st.


If you need a new copy of the packet (this will not include a pre-filled registration card, but a blank card for you to fill out), they are available in the main office at Cheldelin.


If your student will not attend Cheldelin next year, please call Annette at 541-766-4820 to let us know.


Textbook and IPad Check-in

It’s the time of year again to assess student textbooks for damages. We will begin inspecting textbooks starting in a few weeks and fine notices will be sent home for any damaged books. If fines for books or lunch charges are not paid before the end of school, stu-dents will not be able to participate in the yearbook signing event on the last day. iPads, covers and chargers will be inspected in the next few weeks as well. If your student’s iPad is damaged or lost, it may be covered under the CAPi insurance agreement. If it is not covered or you did not purchase CAPi, you may receive a fine notice for that as well. iPads will be collected the last week of school.


This year we will have two assemblies to celebrate student recognition and awards, one for grades six/seven and one for grade eight. Students will be recognized for achievements that have previously been made public such as: Honor roll, attendance, participation as a WEB leader, Math Counts, etc. Traditional teacher-selected individual awards will also be revealed at the Awards/Recognition assembly. Parents are welcome to attend the assembly for their child’s grade (see below), but will only be directly invited by the school if their child will be receiving an individual award.

The 6/7th Awards Assembly is Thursday, June 9th, at 2:30 in the gym.  All visitors should check in at the office.



Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity here at Cheldelin? Want to be in the loop about what’s going on at school? Do you ave a free two hours per week? Office volunteers help us with phone and counter traffic and do a wide variety of other tasks that help keep the office running smoothly. In return, you get to keep your finger on the pulse of Cheldelin. And sometimes there are snacks!
There are currently four openings for office volunteers.
 Tuesday 12-1:30
 Alternating Thursdays 1:30-3:35
 Friday 10-11:30
 Friday 11:30-1:00
If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Sherry Mendenhall, our Office Volunteer Coordinator at 541-752-2176 or by email at mendenhall_passey@comcast.net



Lost and Found articles are piling up again. Found articles are placed on the shelves inside the cafeteria, by the microwaves. If lunch articles are found and left for an extended period they are thrown away.

It is important to put your child’s name in all sweatshirts, jackets, books, water bottles, lunch bags, etc. This will enable us to do our best to return the item to your child.  If lost and found articles are not claimed by the end of the month, they will be recycled here at school, or given to a charitable organization.

Cheldelin Day of Service

Many thanks to RMC Serve, Suburban Christian Center, Calvary Chapel Corvallis, Kings Circle Assembly of God, and Southside Church/Youth Outreach for providing a day of service to Cheldelin.  They spent a Saturday afternoon helping to beautify the grounds, weed garden beds, clean lockers and much, much more! Cheldelin Middle School has never looked better!


Interested in Volunteering this Spring? Want to Help with:


Do you have a current background check?  If not, please go to https://www.helpcounterweb.com/welcome/apply.php?district=corvallis

**Background checks are good for two academic years so if you did one last year, all you need to do is update your profile using the instructions below.**

Have you updated your profile for the 2015-16 school year?  If not, please go to: www.helpcounterweb.com/volunteer and 1) click on Create New User Name; 2) click on Update Your Volunteering Interest Form; 3) update the volunteer activities that you are interested in helping with; 4) click Save Changes; 5) click on Update Your Profile Information to make sure all the content is current; 6) click “Save.”  For more help or troubleshooting, please see the tutorial: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/volunteer/ help. Once you are registered, HelpCounter will send you an e-mail. Make sure and check you Junk Mail and Trash folders — sometimes the e-mail are detected as spam.

**Please remember that if you want to be on the e-mail list to receive information about  any of our spring volunteer events, you must select the events you are interested in on the electronic volunteer form or by updating your current profile.**

If you have questions, please contact cpovolunteer@gmail.com

Thank you for your willingness to help the Cheldelin community!



We would appreciate your help in reminding your students that food and drink is allowed in the cafeteria only.  So students who bring beverages to school with them in the morning need to please report to the cafeteria before consuming them.

Students are permitted to use backpacks to and from school, but they are not allowed in the hallways or classrooms during the school day; they take up too much room and create a trip hazard.  Students are allowed to use string bags to take their materials to and from the lockers to class.

iPads are for use in the classroom ONLY.  Students need to put their iPads away in a secure location, such as their lockers, between classes and at lunch time.

 It’s Mid-term Time- Please Check Pinnacle

This year we are trying something new.  Instead of mailing home Progress Notices at mid-quarter, we are asking parents to specifically check their student’s grades around the middle of the quarter (and any other time you like, of course!)

Teacher Gradebooks are up-to-date and reflect your child’s current grade and standing.

If your student is receiving a D or F in any class, you will be notified via phone voice message that at least one of your student’s teachers strongly encourages you to check Pinnacle.

If you need assistance with logging in to Pinnacle, feel free to call Annette at 541-766-4820.

IMPACT Cheldelin Campaign- Thank You to Our  Donors

We were able to bring in over $12,000 dollars from our direct drive campaign due to the generosity of our fabulous CMS community.  This is at least in part because we were able to provide so many fabulous prizes for our students who participated.

Thank you to Andy’s Bike Cab, Bed Bath & Beyond, Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burst’s Chocolates, Carmike, Corvallis Sports Park, Costco, Dairy Queen, Francesco’s Gelato Caffe, G3 Sports & Fitness, Golf City, Highland  Bowl, Izzy’s, Little Caesars, Market of Choice, Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, McDonalds, Mod Pod, NutCakes, OMSI, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon State University Athletics, Osborn Aquatic Center, Safeway, and Skate World for your generous donations of Impact Cheldelin student prizes.  Your support is greatly appreciated!


Inclement Weather and School/District Delays/Closures

It’s the time of year when weather sometimes causes school or district closures or delays.  Here is some information to help keep you informed in the case of such an event.

Delayed Start, Emergency Release, School Cancellation, District Closure

How are these decisions made?

The safety of students and staff is the primary consideration for any decision regarding school cancellation, delayed start, or district closure.  Additionally, the suitability of our facilities for occupation is carefully considered as well as the condition of local infrastructure. In any situation where safety may be compromised, district office leadership works with appropriate district departments and/or regional agencies to make informed decisions regarding risk factors.

Communications to employees and the general public

Once the superintendent (or designated leadership staff) has authorized a delayed start, emergency release, school cancellation, or district closure, the information is broadcast as soon as possible to allow staff and the general public to make appropriate changes in their routines. Multiple communication channels are used:

  • An initial emergency alert will be posted on the school district website homepage and Facebook page.  The webpage will include links to relevant information (i.e., bus routes) Updates will be provide on the district website, Facebook page, and list serv messages.
  • Emergency employee phone/text trees are activated in all buildings impacted.
  • Closure and delay information is also transmitted via local television and radio stations.
  • FlashAlert Newswire and Messenger service is activated
    • FA Newswire (flashalert.net) provides information to regional radio and TV stations and a web page for the District where cancellation status and latest news can be viewed.
    • Employees and the public can opt in to FA Messenger which provides notifications via e-mail, text message, or through the smartphone messenger app. To sign-up visit http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=500 or download the free app on your smartphone.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth is accepting applications for its annual Talent Search for students who place at or above the 95th percentile on national tests, achieve top levels on state tests, or otherwise demonstrate superior academic performance in grades 2-8. CTY offers testing through Talent Search, and a wide array of services for academically talented students, including summer and online courses for students with eligible test scores. For more information or to apply, email
ctyinfo@jhu.edu, or call CTY at 410-735-6278

Check Out Cheldelin’s Parent Organization (CPO)

Are you looking for a way to feel more connected to what’s going on at school? Do you have time or talents that you could lend to our children’s school? Are you interested in fundraising? Would you like your voice heard? Do you have input about how CPO’s budget is spent? Would you like to know what type of activities our fundraising supports for Cheldelin’s students? Are you interested in bettering the Cheldelin community?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please join us for the first CPO meeting of the year: Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Cheldelin library. Better yet, join us every first Tuesday of the month for CPO meetings. Mr. Brew, our Principal, is always part of the meetings and gives a informational report. If you cannot make the date, there are other ways to be involved and help. Watch the newsletter and Listserv for volunteer opportunities. Monthly meeting minutes are posted on Chel-delin’s website under “For Parents/Cheldelin Parent Organization (CPO).” Please consider being part of the supportive parent net-work at Cheldelin.

Cheldelin in the News

Check out this story in the Gazette-Times about our work with AVID: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/corvallis-teachers-return-to-the-classroom/article_12e5e122-3a2e-5b9d-b3c7-1376a8c19a7f.html