It may be the middle of summer, but we still have some big news to share in the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District! As we edge closer to the 2018-19 school year, we would like to share some recent news and highlights with you.
Principal Becky Davis Retires from Chi-Hi
After 20 years in the district, Chippewa Falls High School Principal Becky Davis announced her retirement at the end of the school year.
Ms. Davis, who became principal of Chi-Hi in 2012, was the assistant principal for the 14 years before that. Earlier in her career, she taught in the Eau Claire Area School District and was an assistant principal in Menomonie.
A Chippewa Falls native herself, Ms. Davis graduated from Chi-Hi in 1973 and went on to receive a bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire. She then got a master's degree in educational leadership from Winona State University.
We would like to thank Ms. Davis for her hard work and dedication to the students and families of Chippewa Falls over the years. We wish you a happy retirement!
Chippewa Falls Alum Qualifies for Boston Marathon—Pushing His 11-Year-Old Son
Chi-Hi alumnus Jordan Bergeman has qualified for the Boston Marathon after finishing 12th in the recent Eau Claire Marathon in May. As always, he will compete while pushing his 11-year-old son, Jeffrey, in a custom racing stroller.
The father-son duo has been hard at work training over the past two years. Jeffrey, who suffered irreversible brain damage after suffering cardiac arrest as a toddler, has been with his dad throughout. Jordan says his son inspires him to keep pushing himself.
While qualifying for the Boston Marathon does not necessarily mean Jordan and Jeffrey will actually be admitted to the race, they remain hopeful.
“This is about Jeffrey," Jordan told the Leader-Telegram in a recent article. “Dad is just along for the ride.”
Girls' Softball Makes a Great Showing Again This Year
The Chippewa Falls girls' softball team made it to the state tournament again this year, falling just short in a quarterfinal game against Burlington. This year marked the 12th trip to state for the Mighty Cardinals, who won a state championship in 2012. The team was led by first-year coach Kate Fjelstad.
Congratulations to the Mighty Cardinals for another great season!
Chi-Hi Catcher Named Big River Conference Player of the Year
Chippewa Falls Catcher Dave Weiland was named the Big River Conference Player of the Year for the 2018 spring baseball season. Also earning All-Conference honors were Outfielders Tristan Hable and Lucas Steinmetz and Pitcher Nelson Crumbaker. We're proud of our Mighty Cardinals!