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. Screen Your Teen

    The Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation is offering free heart screenings to individuals ages 12-25.

    Take this opportunity to screen your teen on one days listed below.  These events are open to all youth, ages 12 to 25, from any school.  It takes less than an hour to detect heart abnormalities that could lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

    Register at the website, download the packet, and bring the completed packet with you to the event.

    Date: October 6     Flyer

    Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

    Location: Orange Glen High School, 2200 Glenridge Rd, Escondido, CA 92027



    Date: November 3

    Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

    Location: Pt. Loma Nazarene, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego 92106



  4. San Diego Unified School District is recruiting middle and high school students to serve as Student Equity Ambassadors for the 2019-20 school year.  Student Equity Ambassadors are students from schools districtwide, from various backgrounds, who are afforded an opportunity to assist and support San Diego Unified School District address issues of interest to students.  They contribute to steps to make a difference in the district, on their campus and in their community.  Student Equity Ambassadors help raise awareness about social, educational and cultural issues through a student lens.  It requires a commitment by the student to meet 1-2 nights a month at local high schools.  Please see this schedule for more details. 

    Students can be nominated 3 different ways:
    •         Principal, administration, and staff nominations
    •         Self-nomination
    •         Peer nominations

    They are looking for students who reflect the school and community who are interested in leadership opportunities.  Students to be considered may not be engaged in school, but have enormous potential.  They may be already involved in clubs that are interested in equity.

    Please contact the counselor for any interested student. 

    Counselor, Last Name A-L - Stephanie Hosking - or 858-302-3000, extension 3034

    Counselor, Last Name M-Z - An Vo - or 858-302-3000, extension 3033


  5. Date: 
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019