Challenger MS

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    Challenger has a new phone network system which required a new number, 858-302-3000.  One of the benefits of the new network is voice mail; you will be able to leave teachers messages.  Please be patient with us as we learn the new system and establish our voice mail boxes.  The fax number will remain the same.  Our old phone number will work for a few months while everyone gets used to the change.

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    On February 25, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, announced that Challenger Middle School is one of the 162 middle and high schools that have been designated a 2019 California Distinguished School.  After a three year break in the program, this is the first year secondary schools have been recognized for exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between two school years.  Challenger is one of two schools in the San Diego Unified School District who earned this designation, and is the third time Challenger has been awarded this honor with the first time being in 2001 and the second being in 2011.

    The teamwork of dedicated staff, supportive parents, and, of course, hard-working students resulted in Challenger becoming eligible for the award.  Out of pride and love for their school, another team of enthusiastic educators volunteered many hours to complete the collaborative data-driven application within a week’s time.  This document not only included information on the academic success of our students, but expressed our belief in educating the whole child with a focus on our work around mental health awareness.

    We are very proud to have provided and maintained excellent educational opportunities for students for so many years.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of Challenger Middle School!

    2019 California Distinguished School News Release

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    Hello Challenger Families, Staff, and Students,

    It’s a privilege and honor to be the principal of this great school.  Challenger Middle School’s dedication, commitment, and strive for excellence is what makes it so special.  Our students are high performing and the academic achievements of Challenger can be attributed to our inspiring, committed, and caring teachers, staff, parents, and community.  Our support system is truly exceptional!

    Middle school is a unique and vital time for our students.  At Challenger, we want to make sure that our students are inspired to learn and that they feel safe and comfortable to make mistakes.  We strive to foster curiosity, critical thinking, and we encourage the pursuit of interests and passions.  The academic rigor of our classes is designed to support our students’ inquisitiveness for learning and character development as they continue their educational journey. 

    The remarkable support system within our community and our great school are some of the reasons I am incredibly proud.  As the principal of this great learning community, I look forward to working alongside all of you to make sure our students are becoming their very best selves.      

    With Challenger Pride, 

    Erik Sullivan

    Principal

  4. Hello Challenger Families, Staff, and Students,

    It’s a privilege and honor to be the principal of this great school.  Challenger Middle School’s dedication, commitment, and strive for excellence is what makes it so special.  Our students are high performing and the academic achievements of Challenger can be attributed to our inspiring, committed, and caring teachers, staff, parents, and community.  Our support system is truly exceptional!

    Middle school is a unique and vital time for our students.  At Challenger, we want to make sure that our students are inspired to learn and that they feel safe and comfortable to make mistakes.  We strive to foster curiosity, critical thinking, and we encourage the pursuit of interests and passions.  The academic rigor of our classes is designed to support our students’ inquisitiveness for learning and character development as they continue their educational journey. 

    The remarkable support system within our community and our great school are some of the reasons I am incredibly proud.  As the principal of this great learning community, I look forward to working alongside all of you to make sure our students are becoming their very best selves.      

    With Challenger Pride, 

    Erik Sullivan

    Principal