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Chapel District Elementary

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2nd and 3rd year teachers report
Aug 15, 2022 12:00am
All Teachers Report
Aug 18, 2022
1st Day of School for all Students
Aug 29, 2022
Labor Day Holiday , Schools Closed
Sep 5, 2022
Early dismissal , Parent /Teacher Conferences
Sep 30, 2022

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CDES loves our community partnerships, especially with For All Seasons! CDES partnered with For All Seasons at the end of the 21-22 school year to spotlight Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Students had fun throwing biodegradable confetti for the “Spread the Joy Confetti Challenge” and received awesome water bottles that stated, “Be Kind to Your Mind”! Thank you again for supporting our students, staff, and families’ mental health, For All Seasons Behavioral Health and RCC!

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Thanks, CDES! We love projects like these that benefit students

In May, Councell Farms presented to the 4th graders of Talbot County. Every student planted their own pumpkin. We told them it would be exciting to see what variety they picked based on the seed. Our crop report back from Chapel’s own is pretty impressive!!! #ageducation #pumpkinfarm ... See MoreSee Less

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Casey, what a great activity!!! Looking forward tho the school year and really hoping our kiddos are in the same class so we can be room moms again!!!

Calling all new CDES Chapel Cheetah families! Our new family orientation will be held in the CDES Cafeteria Thursday, August 11th from 4-5 p.m. General school information will be reviewed and any questions from our families will be answered! ... See MoreSee Less

Please welcome our new Office Manager Ms. Christy Paugh! Christy comes to Chapel with extensive experience in other TCPS departments and schools! She will be such an asset to the Chapel family! 🎉

My name is Christina Fike Paugh (Christy). I am the mom of three amazing young men (Tyler 31, Zach 20, & Peyton 17). I currently live in Easton, but I grew up on Fike's Orchard in Cordova and attended Cordova Elementary and Upper County Elementary Schools (which is now Chapel District Elem.). I am a graduate of Easton High School, which is where I have worked in the Guidance Dept. for the last 5 yrs of my 17.5 yrs with Talbot County Public Schools. I attended both Anne Arundel Community College and Chesapeake College. My oldest son has blessed me with my first granddaughter who lives right across the street from me. My middle son, Zach, is starting his Junior year at McDaniel College, and my youngest son, Peyton, is a senior at EHS. I enjoy watching and attending my son's sporting events in the evenings/weekends along with family time by the pool. I have enjoyed my many years with Talbot County Public Schools (Board Office, SMMHS & EHS) but I am extremely excited for this new chapter at Chapel and spending many more exciting years with you. Please stop in the office and say "Hi". I look forward to meeting and working with everyone!
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Congratulations Christy!! That’s awesome! Amazing school and fabulous teachers! You will be a great addition!!

Congratulations Christy! You'll love it there! It's a great school.

There's my girl!! Congrats- I will miss you so much!!!

Welcome to Chapel! You’re joining a great school!

Christy is a gem! She’ll fit right in to the caring vibe at Chapel! Welcome home Christy❤️

Congratulations Christy!

Congratulations Christy!

Congrats! You are gonna be missed by my sister, I know!!

Welcome to the Chapel Family! You will love working there!

Congrats! You are going to be missed for sure!!!

Congrats! Sorry to see you leave ehs tho!

I’m so very excited for you! This just means I will have to visit Chapel more now!

Welcome Home! Congratulations

Congratulations, welcome

Awesome.... You've come full circle, Chapel is lucky to have you.

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!!

Congrats Christy Fike!! that's awesome!

Welcome to Chapel!

Welcome to Chapel! 💛🖤

You’re going to do great. !!!

Yay, Christy!

Congrats Christy!!

🎉❤️

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Our next CDES staff feature is 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Erin Highling, who will be teaching math and science! Fun fact- she was previously a FCPS Teacher of the Year finalist! 🎉

I am Erin Highling and have 14 years of elementary teaching experience. I have taught reading and math intervention for grades K-5th, as well as 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. I have a degree from East Carolina University in Elementary Education and hold a Masters Degree from Hood College in Reading Specialization. I am also a published author of a children's math workbook. I currently reside on the Eastern Shore with my husband, Jesse, and two children, Levi (5) and Hadley (3). I love reading, baking, baseball and spending time outdoors with my family, especially near the water. I am looking forward to being a part of the Chapel community!
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Welcome to Chapel! You will love it as it is a very special place❤️

Welcome to the Chapel Family! You will love working at Chapel!

Congratulations!!

Welcome to Chapel!

Welcome to Chapel!

Welcome to the CDES family!!

Welcome 🤗

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Welcome

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2 weeks ago
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Today was our last day of Summer School! Thank you to all of our staff who took time out of their summer to push our Cheetahs to be their best! We’ll see all of our Chapel Cheetahs on the first day of school on August 29th!🎉 #cdesstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Our next new staff member to feature is Mrs. Kelsie Bowser, who will join our incredible 1st grade team! 🎉You have probably seen Kelsie on the sports fields cheering on her kids! ⚾️

I am excited to be joining the Chapel Cheetah family this year! I was raised in Queen Anne’s County. I received my bachelors in Elementary Education from Methodist University in North Carolina. I also have my masters in Elementary reading and literacy. I spent the last 12 years teaching in Dorchester County. I currently live in Cordova with my husband, Barton, and our three children AJ, Brooks, and Anna who also attend Chapel! In my free time I love watching my kids play sports!
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Welcome to the Chapel Family! A wonderful place to work!

Welcome to Chapel! You are joining a wonderful team!

Welcome! We're happy to have you!

Yay Kelsie Bowser !! I am SO excited and happy for you!!

Welcome to Chapel!

Hi & welcome to Chapel!

Yay! Congratulations!

Hooray Kelsie Bowser! I am excited to work with you!

Welcome to Chapel!!

Welcome to Chapel!

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2 weeks ago
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Please welcome Mrs. Liz Allen to the Chapel family! Mrs. Allen will join our talented Kindergarten team and is a resident of Cordova! 🎉

I am SO beyond excited to be teaching at Chapel District Elementary School this year! Previously, I taught 4th/5th grade for four years at St Michaels Elementary. I hold dual certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I reside here in Cordova with my husband Hunter and my two young children Emma and Asher. Outside of school, I love coffee, food, trips to Lancaster, and most of all, spending time with my babies. I am ready for an awesome school year!
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Awesome congratulations you’ll love kindergarten at Chapel.

Welcome to Chapel! You will love teaching there! ❤

Welcome to Chapel! Such an amazing school!💛🖤

Welcome!! You will love the teachers and staff! They’re first rate!!!

Congratulations!!

Welcome to Chapel!!

Welcome to Chapel!

Welcome to CDES!

That’s awesome!

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Welcome

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2 weeks ago
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Lots of family fun at the Chesapeake Balloon Festival @Triple Creek Winery August 5th-7th! Check out all the fun family activities and be sure to support the Spies family! ... See MoreSee Less

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Random question but what time will school start this year. (What time will doors open for car riders to be dropped off)

2 weeks ago
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BIG things happening at Chapel this summer! Fresh paint is being applied 🪣,floors are being scrubbed 🧽, stripped, and waxed 🧼, and let’s talk about those new cafeteria tables! 😍 #cdesstrong #scrubadubdub ... See MoreSee Less

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Could it be possible that it has been 26 years since I was the principal of the best school in the world? Let my heaven be just like CDES.

AWESOME! Such a great little school.

Looks great!

Lots of hard work!!

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️

Looking sharp, Chapel!👍

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3 weeks ago
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Our Chapel Cheetahs have been busy learning and having fun during our summer school themed weeks! This past week was “Wild and Wacky Science”. Students blew up balloons with a chemical reaction and made popcorn kernels dance! ... See MoreSee Less

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So fun!!💕🤗🤗

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3 weeks ago
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Hope to see some of our Chapel Cheetah families at the fair!This year we will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of our Annual Country Fair! We hope you plan to join in on the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago
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THANK YOU CARRION ELECTRIC - Our Community Partner of the Year for 2022!Carrion Electric - Chapel District Elementary

Carrion Electric, owned by Ryan and Jen Carrion, has provided for our CDES students and staff for the 2021-2022 school year. Carrion Electric goes above and beyond each year by adopting multiple classrooms for our PTO’s “Adopt a Classroom” program, which allows teachers to purchase necessary instructional materials for their classroom and students. Each year, Carrion Electric is one of our top donors to this program. In addition, Carrion Electric sponsored our PTO’s Fall Carnival, which provided a day of fun and engaging activities for all of our Chapel families to partake in. The Carrion family is always willing to adopt multiple families for our Giving Tree program during the holidays and is always willing to ask, “How can we best support Chapel students and staff?” We are so proud to recognize Ryan and Jen Carrion, of Carrion Electric, who are also proud Talbot County Public Schools alumni.
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I’m so very proud! Each school is only as strong as it’s community. I always say when you have much, you have much responsibility! Love this about Jen and Ryan! ❤️

Thank you Ryan, Jennifer Lyons Carrion, and Jean Fagan Carrion for all you do for our Chapel students, staff, and community! We appreciate you and are so blessed to have your support! ❤️👏🏻❤️

Thank you all for everything you do for Chapel District!,♥️

Thanks Ryan and Jennifer Lyons Carrion for supporting the teacher who support our children.

Great supporters of CDES 🐆🐆

Fantastic

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2 months ago
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Congratulations to soon to be 1st grader Quinn Ewing! We are so proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Quinn!!

Congratulations Quinn!

Congratulations!

Way to go Quinn!!

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Congratulations to Chapel Cheetah Katelyn Gay for making Talbot Softball All-Stars! 🥎 ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to our Chapel Cheetahs outside of the classroom! Good luck to Crosby, Evan, Blake, and Brantley tonight! ⚾️ 🐆⚾️ Congratulations to the players from Chapel who have made the HRB 8-10 All Stars Team! The first game is tonight at 5:30 in Denton at the Lions Club Field (intersection of Maryland Ave and Butler Dr). Hope to see you there. Good luck tonight boys! ⚾️ ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
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When you have that “almost end of the school year feel”! 💃 🪩🕺Who knew our teachers had moves like that! #cdesstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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I love how fun school is at Chapel!

Just one of the reasons we love CES!!😘

Larry Fike Jr Patsy Ake Look at our boy sneak in on the right. 🤣

2 months ago
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Mrs. Leffler led our 4th grade students in a mini ukulele concert for our younger students this week! Thank you again to the TCPS Education Foundation for this incredible grant opportunity! TCPS Education Foundation #cdesstrong ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
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More Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration fun! #cdesstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations everyone 🎓

Great celebration 😍

2 months ago
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Chapel Kindergarten students were celebrated yesterday during our End of the Year program for families! We are so excited to promote these students on to 1st grade next year! Thank you to Mrs. Becca Cullings, Mrs. Holly Sump, and Ms. Ripple for organizing such a wonderful program and family picnic after! #cdesstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Mrs. Gibbons-Neff! Such a well-deserved honor for all you do for the students of TCPS, including CDES!We were delighted to present The TCPS Special Education Staff Member of the Year award to Mrs. Kim Gibbons-Neff, Speech-Language Pathologist.

This award was established through the Education Foundation by Ms. Susie Firth and her family, in memory of her son Peter Wood. It is given annually to the teacher or staff member who goes above and beyond the call of duty to encourage, motivate, and support special education students. This person demonstrates compassion, creativity, joy, and pride in their interaction with students and their families; encourages the students to never give up despite their challenges; and patiently guides them to reach their personal goals.

Congratulations Kim!
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2 months ago
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The EMS Band played for Chapel students and staff today during our morning assembly! Thank you to EMS Band Director, Mrs. Donna Ewing for setting this up for our students! Students jesters about different instruments and heard samples of music from the band, marching band, and jazz band! We’ll done, EMS! ... See MoreSee Less

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Annette is all in to play the tuba!

2 months ago
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Students in our R.I.S.E program celebrated all their progress and hard work in reading this school year! Students were presented with certificates of completion, gifted with a book, book mark, and pencil, and were treated to cookies and root beer floats! Thank you to Mrs. Tillman for doing such a wonderful job with our RISE program each year! #RISE #cdesstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Brings back great memories, such a great program for the children❤

It is phenomenal R.I.S.E is still being used! It was an excellent program. ❤️

Great job RISE readers!!!

Great job Mrs.Tillman and RISE readers❤️❤️

Love this!! They worked so hard this year ♥️

Awesome job readers!!

Great job students !! Keep reading !!👍

Congratulations

Great job 👍🏻

Wonderful!

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2 months ago
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Alonso Escalante was gifted a brand new bike from Mr. Bob Penny from Coats Masonic Lodge #102 today! Alonso’s name was chosen from a drawing of 5th grade names of students who consistently complete their work, work hard, and have shown tremendous improvement this year! Congratulations, Alonso and thank you to Mr. Penny for this wonderful partnership each year! #cdesstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations, Alonso! A wonderful reward for all your hard work!

Yay, Alonso! You deserve it. You are a wonderful student! Congratulations 🎉

Congratulations, great job and what a kind offering from Mr. Penny

Great job, Alonso!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Proud of you Alonso!

Wonderful 👏👏 great job Alonso!!!

Wonderful!

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Check out the splash of color in this short video! The Students of Chapel District Elementary know how to deliver smiles. Their entire school gathered to Spread Joy for mental health awareness on Friday. Thank you to the teachers and administrators for showing their students that taking care of your mental health is important.

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#biodegradeableconfetti #childrensmentalhealth #childrensmentalhealthawareness #childrensmentalhealthmatters #spreadjoy #FASspreadjoy
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3 months ago
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What an amazing Chapel District Field Day for all of our students and families! Thank you to our PE Teacher, Mrs. Tiffany Joseph, for organizing this beloved event! Also, thank you to our PTO for supplying Rita’s treats for all students and Kyle Golt for our awesome Field Day sign! We had such a fun day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great day/Great school/Great staff!!!🙂🙂

Thank you for sharing the pictures! It looks like a fun day for all!

It was such a fun day!!

Great pictures, beautiful sign!

I heard it was a blast!

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