Course Selection for Next Year: The student portal for entering classes for next year will be open from TODAY Friday, February 26 to Wednesday, March 2. All students need to have their courses entered during this time.

All Freshmen, Class of 2019, are scheduled to meet with their guidance counselors this week to discuss course selection for 2016-2017. You should receive a letter over vacation week to your home with the date, block and time. All meetings are in the counselor’s offices. Use this letter as your pass from studies. Click here for appointment list.
Please be on time…this meeting is very important and should not be missed. If you were scheduled during a class, please contact your counselor ASAP to make a change. Bring your course selection materials that you received in Advisory.

Reminder – Any student interested in playing a spring sport must register on familyid.com and have a valid physical on file in the nurse’s office prior to beginning of practices on 3/21/2016.

All students who plan to participate in a school spring sport must have a physical examination annually. The physical must be done and a copy of it must be on file with the health office. This needs to be done prior to participation in the sport, which includes practice and tryouts. All physical exams by Massachusetts State Law are only valid for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students who have a valid physical exam at the start of the season and the expiration date occurs during the season, become ineligible to participate on the date of expiration.

Environmental Field Studies Group is ready to kick off the CCHS Terracycling campaign for the Spring. We are collecting clean cereal bag liners and shiny energy and granola bar wrappers. Terracycling bins are outside the MARC room 425, Rivers room third floor, second floor near the Learning Commons, and the cafeteria. Look for the tall yellow and white bins. All proceeds will help provide clean drinking water to people in developing countries.

Friends of Concord Carlisle Girls Lacrosse will be sponsoring preseason-conditioning sessions for all spring athletes. The sessions start on Monday February 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm in the Maroon Practice Gym. The training sessions will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon through 03/18/2016.

Are you looking for a fun spring sport? Come to the Ultimate Frisbee meeting Tuesday, March 1 in 419 at 2:15 to learn about our team. All students welcome and there are opportunities for all levels of commitment.

If you are planning on playing Girls Tennis this Spring, there is a meeting in the library on March 8 from 2:30-4:00. Sign up on https://www.familyid.com/programs/copy-of-ccrsd-athletics-registration-spring-2016. Everyone must bring a check to Savage (instructed on the website) ASAP.

Student Health 101: The February 15 issue of CCHS Student Health 101 is now ready – check it out and enter this month’s drawing for $100: http://getsh101.com/concordcarlisle.html Topics include: The science of happy: 8 ways to get into the habit, Stress and the student body, Learn to love yourself: Our experts tell you how….. And much more

The Thoreau Cake Walk will be on March 12 from 1-3pm. We need lots of volunteers to help with games and activities. Please go to 2volunteeronline.org to sign up!

2Volunteer announces the spring deadline for the President’s Volunteer Service Award is March 15, 2016. Go to 2Volunteeronline.org to fill out the appropriate application. Students who are 15 at time of service can earn a Teen Award, those 16 and older can earn a Young Adult Award. See further details on our website. Applicants should actively check their school email accounts in case the Committee has questions regarding hours, types of service, etc. Thank you!

Please Support the Red Cross Club with their “Troop Care Drive.” Your donations would be appreciated to help the Hanscom AFB troops that are overseas. The donation box can be found in the main lobby. Thank you. Some of the supplies needed: Tissues, Athletic Socks, Deodorant, Sunscreen, Baby Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Playing Cards, Air Fresheners, Chapstick, Stationary, Magazines, Paperback Books, Cash for shipping costs, Beef Jerky, Trail Mix, Protein Bars, Gum, Baked Goods, Instant Oatmeal, Sunflower Seeds, Hard Candy, Unpopped Popcorn, Coffee, (Keurig Cups), Hot Chocolate, Tea, Canned Fruit.

Community Education is offering the following courses:
You Can Afford College if… on Monday, February 29 7-9 PM at CCHS You PLAN in advance. You UNDERSTAND the financial aid process, and you ACT early enough to be successful – before December of the child’s sophomore year of high school. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities.

Understanding the New SAT on Tuesday, March 1, 7-8:30 PM at CCHS.
As if the landscape of college admissions was not overwhelming enough, the SAT and PSAT are about to undergo a dramatic overhaul March 2016). By addressing the new question types, the new scoring system, and the new and existing alternatives to the SAT, this class will provide families with the information that they need to make wise decisions as they approach the testing and admissions process.

A six session class, Preparation for the ACT exam (April 9) begins on Wednesday, March 2 for six Wednesdays, 6-9 PM at CCHS The Summit class prepares students for the ACT. It consists of 12 hours of instruction, plus a diagnostic test to assess strengths and weaknesses and a second practice test to assess progress. The program is staffed with expert instructors: math and critical reading/writing specialists certified by Summit to tutor the ACT.

To register please call 978-318-1432 or sign up on line ace.colonial.net by Friday, February 26.


The Concord-Carlisle High School Parents Association cordially invites you to attend an exciting evening with
Julie Lythcott-Haims on Wednesday March 16th 7:00 at the new CCHS auditorium. Julie is the former freshmen Dean at Stanford and author of “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success”. Julie will share her insight into the ways in which over parenting impacts children, parents, and society at large, while providing practical strategies for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence. Julie has an amazing message that is relevant to parents, educators, and care-givers of toddlers through twenty-something’s, and we encourage everyone to attend! Although this event is FREE and open to all, Advance Registration is required as we expect demand to be very high. Please register here: http://bit.ly/cchspa-JLH Any questions or problems, please email events@cchspa.org.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Compete in CC at Play’s Amazing Race. Sign-up Today! CC at Play’s 2016 Amazing Race and Rockin’ After Party will take place Saturday, April 2nd. Recruit your team of two or three to compete in this super fun, scavenger hunt adventure. Race categories: Adult/18+, Youth/Grades 6-12, and Kids/Grades K-5. Tickets now on sale for the Rockin’ After Party at Waxy O’Connor’s featuring Carlisle’s very own Hip Replacements. Space is limited; so sign-up now at: www.ccatplay.org Can’t race? Come have fun behind the scenes. If interested in volunteering, email: shelleygrowney@comcast.net

Martha A. Hammer
Administrative Assistant
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School

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