Classroom Chieftain

Welcome to the Classroom Chieftain!

This very special section, written entirely by students, comes out in The Pueblo Chieftain on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Students submit entries in expository writing, persuasive writing, narrative writing, descriptive writing, favorite food recipes, advertisements, cover designs and NEW this year – photography. Students have a chance to win cash prizes for their entries. Must register separately to participate in the Design-an-ad portion of the contest…details here.

Tips on good ad design.

DATES:  Informative writing & photography lessons are linked to above. As soon as you sign up the lessons can begin or you can wait for the newspapers will be delivered to participating classrooms the week of March 9-13. Entries due by March 31.

Click here to download the advertising and cover design template. We have standardized the size so you can use this single template for all your student’s ads and cover design entries.

Student entry labels

Colorado academic standards

This is a fun project for every grade level.

2015 Photography Contest: Year of the Worker (click for details and entry form)

Latest edition

2014 Classroom Chieftain

Claire Lamman’s cover design for the 2014 Classroom Chieftain

2014 Classroom Chieftain (17.2 MB PDF) – Click on the image to the left of Claire Lamman’s cover design to read the 2014 PDF edition of the Classroom Chieftain!

Click here for the larger (24 MB) high-quality PDF.

Earlier editions

Carly McCormack's cover design for the 2013 Classroom Chieftain

Carly McCormack’s cover design for the 2013 Classroom Chieftain

2013 Classroom Chieftain (9.2 MB PDF) – Click on the image to the right of Carly McCormack’s cover design to read the 2013 PDF edition of the Classroom Chieftain!

CORRECTION: NewsWriting, 2nd Place Winner, Grades 6 – 8, Tobias Kersey from Swink School was listed incorrectly on page 8 of the 2013 Classroom Chieftain publication. 

2012 Classroom Chieftain (8.6 MB PDF)