Challenger MS

  1. New

    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.

  2. CA_Distinguished_School

    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

  3. Date: 
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:15am to 6:30pm
    Location Name: 
    Drop off and Pick up, Challenger Middle School
  4. Mental_Health_Awareness

    By popular demand, the Wellness Committee will hold a Mental Health Awaress Day Assembly toward the end of every six-week grading period, a time when students' anxieties are heightened.  The assemblies will focus on ways to reduce stress, focus energy, and increase positive feelings.  The next assembly will be held on November 20 during advisory.  Students and staff will gather on the Shuttle Court from 7:15-7:32 AM.  Families are welcome to join us in the Shuttle Court.  Please sign in at the front office.


    Opening - Vice Principal Sara Cline: "Positive Stress"

    Mindful Activity - Chillin' Cheetahs: Finger Labyrinths - Guided instruction and practice

    Closing - Math Teacher, Teresa Fraga: "When Math Stresses You Out"


  5. Date: 
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:15am to 7:30am
    Location Name: 
    Challenger Middle School, Shuttle court
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