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Today we recognize a teacher who has been an integral part of Chrysalis for 19 years! Margot can teach any grade, and a variety of subjects; however, her limitless creativity and passion for early learning make her a uniquely qualified elementary teacher. Besides being a beloved teacher, Margot is also an artist, a world traveler, a dancer, a cyclist, and an advocate for environmental stewardship. Thank you to Margot for all of her dedication to her Chrysalis students. Her positivity, optimism, and care for her community are always so appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less
We miss you Margot. Mikie just said yesterday "It will make everyone happy to have Margot back"
You haven’t changed a bit Margo!
3 days ago
The yearbook photo challenges have been so helpful for us. We've received some amazing images from you so far! It is March already, so here is this month's calendar and we look forward to seeing all of your fantatic photos! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Our teachers go the extra mile. They do whatever it takes to get our students engaged and excited about their subjects. This holds true especially for CHS science teacher extraordinaire, Alia! Not only did she embrace snowmaggedon 2021, she turned it into a class assignment! Whether students were inspired by the 'create your own animal out of snow challenge' (like Hamhocks the snow pig) or not, we certainly are! Using the winter elements? We love it! ... See MoreSee Less
We had some wild and wacky hair and accessories yesterday on Day 3 of Spirit Week at the Elementary School!
Today is 'Hearts and Rainbows Day' and we cannot wait to see what our young students come up with. We're also having a virtual dessert party during lunch today for the K-6th graders. Have a colorful and sweet day!! 💜🌈🍰 ... See MoreSee Less
These are just fantastic! The fashion teacher approves! 😉
This week's yearbook photo challenge at CHS is "What do you love?" Wow, we are getting loads of photos from students and staff.. thank you! It seems like between animals and the outdoors, we can still find joy in our lives! ... See MoreSee Less
Why are we excited about next week? We have lots of reasons! Next week is our "Take Heart" themed week moving us into our mid-winter break, for one! Two, our yearbook weekly photo challenge is to send a pic of "What do you love?" And thirdly, we will be having fun and fabulous events for students and staff all week! A big 'thank you' to our photography teacher, John, and his 11th grade student, Amin, for sharing a kick-off photo! Amin used sparklers and left the shutter open on his camera for 10 seconds to create a dynamic heart image! Beautiful and inspiring. We are looking forward to seeing your works of 'heART' Chrysalis Community! ... See MoreSee Less
Ohh I love this technique!!!
Nice job, Amin!
A handful of our 5th and 6th graders decided that they would like to engage in a reading challenge as a way of exploring the world while remaining safe at home. With the help of their Language Arts teacher, the ‘Butterfly Book Club’ was started. This group has challenged themselves to read a variety of different genres over the course of this semester. We love when students come up with ideas and run with them! ... See MoreSee Less
The Chrysalis High School chapter of the Junior State of America received exciting news recently when it was officially declared the winner of the Dare to Debate December challenge! JSA chapters from across the Pacific Northwest participated in this challenge where each club needed to complete fun tasks including a tag team debate, having an underclassmen vs. upperclassmen debate, and hosting Bring-a-Friend to JSA Day. After completing every challenge, our JSA was awarded a certificate, a gavel, and a pocket constitution by the Junior State of America. Congratulations, Chrysalis JSA! ... See MoreSee Less
We were moved. We were motivated. We were mesmerized by the nation's first national youth poet laureate, Amanda Gorman. CHS teachers used her breath-taking inaugural piece, "The Hill We Climb," to practice inquiry and creative expression with students. Jennifer's drama classes watched Amanda's performance through the lens of theatre, reflecting on her vocal quality, body language, and imagination. They discovered her use of alliteration and made connections to Hamilton and Shakespeare. Students described her performance as "Powerful, Expressive, Commanding, Colorful, and Rhythmic." Next they were invited to choose three of those adjectives to construct an alliterative poem of their own. What a wonderful opportunity for our students to witness, relate to, and be inspired by this history-making poet and role model! ... See MoreSee Less