Chico High graduate, Jake Early, has designed a VERY LIMITED release serigraph poster to commemorate this wonderful celebration of teaching, and the rich history of Chico High School. Posters are available for pre-order at the gala event.
The first segment of the "Learning Never Ends" series - set to run January-April at the Pageant Theatre in Chico. Many thanks to Tim and Catie Guista. In this segment: CHARLES ALEXANDER, PHIL KING, SKIP MCDONALD, LEONARD DUARTE, JACK YERMAN, KEN PIERCY, CLAUDE MONLUX, FRAN EITEL, ORVILLE RYTHER, JOANNE STARNES, MIKE SIMPSON, BOB KOHEN.
Concept/Camera: Brendan Hedges; Editing: Mischa Hedges; Music: Michael Allison.
If you missed the Gala Premiere, then you don't miss the encore!
Join us on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Roger Williams Theater
(Chico High Campus)
MEET & GREET ~ 6:30pm
PROGRAM ~ 7:00pm
Tickets Available at Collier Hardware, the Chico High School Main Office, Online, or $10 at the Door -- Seating is limited!
Watch the Trailer
"I attended the gala yesterday evening and was truly inspired by the event. I am a teacher within the district and yesterday was not one of my best days. I didn't know how much I needed to be at the gala and hear the stories, memories, and hopes of past and present teachers until I found myself beaming in the audience- after more than a few tears. Thank you so much for this gift to our community! The event was truly a blessing."
- Amy Hanford, Spanish, ELD & Yearbook, Inspire School of Art and Science
"I love the path my life has taken me on -- I love my education, I love my students, I love my coworkers, and I love my family."
- Lisa Price
The Chico community was shocked to hear of the untimely death of Former Principal and President of the Chico High School Foundation, Roger Williams.
Roger was a tireless supporter of Chico High School. Following a 22 year tenure in the administration at our alma mater, Roger, in retirement, committed himself to raising endowments to support teachers and students at and graduating from Chico High School. He was a pillar of our community, who selflessly devoted himself to the betterment of our children— to see that they had the best education and the greatest opportunities available.
He will be sorely missed in Chico— and fondly remembered by family, friends, and the thousands of people who had the pleasure of meeting him in this life.
Upon the instruction of his family, contributions in memory of Roger Williams may be sent to:
Roger Williams Memorial Fund
c/o North Valley Community Foundation
P.O. Box 6581
Chico, CA 95927
We will miss him, dearly.
Coaches… They inspire us to dream bigger… They push us further than we think we can go… They give us the tools we need to succeed… They see in us more than we see in ourselves. They change our lives. It’s time to say thank you to the coach in your life.
Though happy to reach our goals, we were sorry to have to turn away anyone that came out. What an amazing community surrounding Chico High School Athletics!
Join us on Saturday, August 21, 2010 to express our gratitude to the Coaches who meant so much to us and to visit with other Alumni athletes. The Chico High Foundation Board will host the first ever CHS Coaches’ Reunion at the Elk's Club on Manzanita Avenue. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., there will be a social hour followed by a BBQ dinner at 7:00 p.m. Varsity Coaches from the last 60 years will be there as well as the former athletes from those golden years.
Our goal is to fill the Elk's Club with coaches and athletes from the 1950's through 2010. Let’s show the coaches what they meant to us and say thanks.
The Following Coaches Will Be Attending the Aug. 21 Sports Reunion!
- Kohen, Bob
- La Bar, Dan
- Lynch, Jim
- Main, Ed
- McClellan, J. "Rock"
- McDonald, Skip
- Miller, Ken
- Nix, Tom
- Noe, Bob
- Perkins, Keith
- Phelan, Tom
- Piercy, Ken
- Quist, Robert
- Reyna, Sal
- Rollins, Keith
- Roth, Debra
- Ryther, Orville
- Sheley, Chuck
- Simmons, Sam
- Simmons, Willie
- Simpson, Candy
- Simpson, Mike
- Stephens, Paul
- Wackerman, Jeanine
- Windsor, Jacqui
- Yerman, Jack
- Allen, Linda
- Alvistur, Jason
- Babb, Julianne
- Bader, George
- Beck, John
- Bender, Daryl
- Beveridge, David
- Bicocca, Bruno
- Boulding, Wayne
- Bruchler, Kirk
- Carton, Chip
- Circo, Gerald
- Cooper, Mike
- Darby, Allen
- Dillavou, Cookie
- Edson, Dale
- Fairley, Scott
- Gailey, Mark
- Gilbert, Blackie
- Hanson, Bob
- Heaslip, Scott
- Houser, Steve
- Jones, Mel
- Jungling, Kent
- Kemp, Richard
- King, Phil
School Board president Jann Reed recently announced that Roger Williams, former principal and current president of the Chico High Foundation, will receive the community service award in the name of Hank Marsh at the Chico Educators Hall of Fame dinner on March 10th at the California Park Pavillon. The dinner starts at 7 pm.
Roger founded the CHS Foundation in 2003 with the assistance of a dedicated group of alumni including Alberta Simic. Currently, the Foundation manages 26 different funds each of which is dedicated for a specific purpose at the school.
The current value of the portfolio is approximately $275,000.
Read Roger's biography
Please call for tickets either Mary Sours (891-3026), or Mary Evans (893-5175)
With your help and the help of local business owners, the Chico High School Foundation hopes to place all new computers in the classrooms of the Industrial Technology Department.
These new computers will help not only today’s student body but thousands of students in the future. You can make a difference and allow our students to succeed with their education.
Our teachers work hard to create a “hands on” experience, unique classroom environments and mentoring programs for students. Chico High School has provided the Industrial Technology Department with access to some remarkable programs and printers, the trouble is that the aging computers are so out of date, they are having trouble supporting the advanced software that the school already owns!
Please join the Chico High School Foundation by investing in the Industrial Technology program!
A finely crafted children’s playhouse will be raffled off at the alumni dinner on September 24th. Monies raised from the raffle will be used to purchase computers for the industrial technology program at the high school. Luxury features include: Plasma TV, Hardwood Flooring, Sink and Counters, and a Built-in Bed!
The program includes architectural design, mechanical engineering, and a state-of-the-art wood shop. Chico High students have designed and built the playhouse and all the materials have been donated by members of the local building community.
The raffle prize is consistent with the dinner theme of “Building our Community” and proceeds will help sustain and build upon an exemplary program offered to students going into design, building and/or architectural careers. Mike Bruggeman, the CHS instructor, has recently been recognized as industrial technology instructor of the year for the State of California for his accomplishments in developing this outstanding program and involving so many local businesses as working partners.
The playhouse can be viewed at the vacant lot located at the corner of First and Main.
Raffle tickets cost $20.00 each.