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Charter Newsletter 201204

Charter Newsletter 201204

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CHARTER PARENTS
NEWSLETTER
THE CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON
Chartered by the Red Clay Consolidated School District • April 2012
OUR MISSION
 The mission of The Charter School of Wilmington is to engage highly motivated high school studentswith an interest in math and science by providing a challenging college preparatory curriculum in asafe, friendly and nurturing environment that integrates practical learning opportunities,sets high expectations, develops social responsibility and promotes a global perspective.
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SPRING BREAK SET FOR APRIL 5-16
Spring Break will start at 12 noon on April 5. Classeswill resume on Monday, April 16.
SENIORS RETURN APRIL 17FROM SPRING BREAK 
CSW seniors were given an extra vacation day over SpringBreak and will not report back to classes until Tuesday,April 17. Enjoy your extra time, Class o 2012!
 APRIL 18 SAT DAY FOR JUNIORS
There is no school on April 18 or reshmen, sophomoresand seniors. Our juniors will be taking the ree SAT here.This SAT administration is unded by the Delaware De-partment o Education in association with the FederalRace to the Top Program. It is the only ocial SAT heldat CSW. The School-Day SAT Initiative is designed to o-er juniors “an exciting opportunity to test in the amiliarsurroundings o their local schools during school hours.”Scheduling inormation will be shared with the juniors ata later date.
WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY HOSTINGLARGEST AP EXAMS -PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
During our AP testing in May, some o the testing will take place at Wilmington University. This is an upgraderom our gym. We will need help rom parent volunteers to help this process go smoothly. More ormal invitationswill go out soon, but i you are available on testing days,let us know by signing up online on our website.
CHARTER FUND - WE ARE AT $131,000 AND AT 29% PARTICIPATION!!!
Have you contributed to the Charter Fund yet – we arecurrently at $131,000 with a participation rate o 29%.It’s not too late to give.
It is important or every am-ily to participate in this campaign so our participa-tion rate is strong to attract uture grant opportunities.
To make a donation by credit card, go to our website,
www.charterschool.org
.
CHARTER FUND MATCHING GIFTSMAKE A DIFFERENCE
I you have made a donation to the Charter Fund, checkwith your company to see i they will match your git! You just need to complete an additional orm. It’s an easy way to double your git to us!
 VOLUNTEER JOB FAIR ON APRIL 19
What is your child doing this summer? Volunteeringand giving back to our community is an important parto your child’s success in school. Many colleges requirecommunity service. The Parent Association is hosting ourannual Volunteer Job Fair on Thursday, April 19 rom 6:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the gym. The nonprots that attendedlast year included Delaware Nature Society, Ronald Mc-Donald House, Hagley Museum, American Lung Associa- tion, Brandywine Zoo, Compassionate Care, Division or the Visually Impaired, Food Bank o Delaware, SundayBreakast Mission, Winterthur Museum, and West EndNeighborhood House. I you would like more inorma- tion regarding the Volunteer Fair, please contact VishalaSridhar at
 vishalasridhar@hotmail.com
.
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE CHARTER INFORMATION, CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE:
 
www.charterschool.org
 
MORE NEWS
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IS YOUR CHILD RETURNINGTO CSW NEXT YEAR?
The course book or the 2012-2013 school year has beenreleased online and students will be completing courseselections or next year. I your amily is moving or youwill not be re-enrolling your child at CSW, please let Stu-dent Services know or your guidance counselor so we canbegin considering transer applicants or the 2012-2013school year.
CHARTER TRANSFER ADMISSIONS -2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
CSW will accept transer students in grades 10 and 11 ona space-available basis or the 2012-2013 school year. Allapplicants are required to take a Transer Student Place-ment Test on April 28, 2012 at CSW. Our test will ocuson Math and English. No calculators are permitted. Stu-dents will also be asked to write a brie essay. Applicantswho perorm well on the Placement Test will be invitedor an interview by Charter Administration to determinei they are academically qualied to enter our program.Interviews will be scheduled May 16 – June 1. Check ourwebsite or details on our transer requirements.
APRIL BOARD MEETING
The April Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24at 6:00 p.m.
INCOMING FRESHMEN CHALLENGETESTING ON APRIL 28
The Challenge Tests or incoming reshmen will be heldon April 28. An email reminder will be sent to our newreshmen ater Spring Break.
 JEFFERSON AWARDS FORPUBLIC SERVICE NOMINATIONSNOW BEING ACCEPTED
Please consider nominating a student you know or theJeerson Award or Public Service. The nominee shouldbe a student who has dedicated his or her time to extraor-dinary community service commitments locally, nation-ally or globally. The nomination orm is included in thisnewsletter.
GRADUATION 2012 –TICKET SALES START APRIL 1
The Charter School o Wilmington’s commencement cer-emony will be held in the Grand Theatre at the Grand Op-era House in Wilmington. The 2012 exercises will takeplace Saturday morning, June 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. Admis-sion is by ticket only. Theater doors will open at 10 a.m.You must have a ticket to be admitted into the theater.Please keep in mind that all seating is rst come, rstserved.Additional tickets may be purchased directly rom theGrand Opera box oce beginning April 1, 2012. The boxoce hours are rom 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday andSunday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.Tickets will be priced at $20 each and are available on arst come, rst served basis. No
more
than 4 additional tickets may be purchased by any amily until May 1, atwhich time any remaining tickets may be purchased inany quantity rom the Grand.
MOE TEAM WITH CSW STUDENTSTAKES TOP HONORS
Charter students combined skills with 28 other studentsrom 10 schools to orm Team MOE 365 (Miracles o En-gineering). They competed at the Lenape FIRST Robot-ics District Competition March 24 -March 25 and their team MOE 365 become the event champions (out o 40 teams). They also received the Engineering ExcellenceAward which celebrates an elegant and advantageousmachine eature or eatures. The team now qualies or the Mid-Atlantic Region Championship at Temple Univer-sity on April 12. Kudos to Kevin Lee, Jesse Zhou, NicoleMorken, Alex Szostek, Juliana Panarello, Jenna Brown,Anqi Cong, Ruyan Chen, Ollie Hanes, Katie Deputy, JoelRice, Jeremy Gross, Sueann Wang, Grant Wing and ChrisLin.
WOUNDED WARRIOR RUN ON MAY 26
CSW’s Patriots Club will be hosting The Wounded War-rior Run on Saturday, May 26, rom 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.at All Saints Cemetery in Wilmington. Registration mate-rials and deadlines are included in this newsletter.
 
CSW Students Excel in Science Competitions!
Congratulations to the following students who participatedin science competitions in Delaware and around the nation.
New Castle County Science Expo – March 2012
Seven Charter students competed at the New Castle County Science Expo and walkedaway with trophies! Emma Barnes won rst place in Zoology. In Environmental science, Jason Liu and Martin Kurian (team), Jaimie Carlson, and Rob Jaquette took 1st, 2nd, and3rd places. Achille Tenkiang won rst place in Chemistry. Jason Liu and Martin Kurian wereawarded the “Best of Show” award in Theoretical Science for the second year in a row.Achille Tenkiang and Emma Barnes were named nalists in the 2012 Delaware BioGENEiusChallenge.
Delaware Science Olympiad Tournament – March 2012
Charter’s Science Olympiad A/B teams placed rst and second in the state tournamenton March 3. Charter took rst prize in 17 of the 23 events. These students will representDelaware at the national competition: Makinde Ogunnaike, Nathan Buxton, Matthews Lan,Lucy Wang, Uthsav Chitra, Kyle Plusch, Stephen Burcat, Martin Kurian, Claire Yang, BohanWei, Alan Wang, Joseph Xu, Karthik Siva, Jerry Ding, and Jason Liu.Kudos also to our second place team! Members include: Edward Bao, Lizzy Biener, JohnConnolly, Jasper Lee, David Liu, Jennifer McFarlane, Drake Rivera, Christian Song, NikolasTheopold, Daniel Wang, Gordon Wang, Evan Xue, Kevin Ye, Kathy Yuan and Julie Zhu.Glenn Heffner and Rose Lounsbury are the team coaches.
The Roots 2012 Young Futurist – March 2012
Achille Tenkiang was named as one of “The Roots 2012 Young Futurists” - an annual listspotlighting the top 25 young African Americans leaders and innovators of the future. Hewon by creating a working microbial fuel cell that converts mud into electricity in his par-ents’ garage. He also founded a nonprot, Roots Scholarship Fund, to provide educationalopportunities for children in Cameroon.
National Neuroscience Brain Bee – March 2012
Praneeja Matta placed 6th in the National Neuroscience Brain Bee. The goal of The BrainBee is to motivate students to learn about the brain, to capture their imaginations, andto inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research.

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