DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – Thursday, March 10 at 2:30 in the Main Gym. If interested, sign your team up! Mrs. Hammer or Mr. Capone have the signup sheets!!

Hoops for Heart: Hoops for Heart will be in Main Gym during all blocks on Friday, March 11. There’s 3 basketball competitions: Free throw (60 seconds), 3-point shot (45 seconds), and Larry Bird Challenge (lay-up, free throw, 3-point shot and 1/2 court shot in 30 seconds). It costs $1 to enter a competition and all proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Each block, the winner for each event is announced and receives a prize (e.g., gift certificates to Dunkin’ Donuts, New London, Sorrentos). Students, faculty and staff are all welcome or just come and be a part of the fun. Last year we raised over $700 for the American Heart Association! Hoops for Heart is brought to you by the Wellness Committee and the Health & Fitness Department.

The CC Boys Basketball vs. Marlboro Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the MIAA Central Division 2 FINAL at Fitchburg State University!! The ticket prices are Adults $10, Students $7.

Please donate white classroom chalk to a dropbox near the main office, in the dinning commons, and by the gymnasiums for Interact Club’s LET’S TALK CHALK DRIVE for students at St. Andrew’s School of Ngong, Cameroon. The drive ends March 12, so donate your chalk today! For more information, please contact dpietropaolo17@concordps.org or lbackerman16@concordps.org

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!

Reflections, the school’s literary and art magazine, will soon be publishing its first print edition of the year! Please encourage your students to submit writing of all forms as general submissions. Teachers and faculty can submit as well! Submissions are due by March 18. Submissions may be sent to faculty advisor Greg Coan (gcoan@concordps.org) and Erica Chin (echin17@concordps.org ).

MARLEY DIAS BOOK DRIVE: Please join us and the Robbins House in supporting 11-year-old Marley Dias and her #1000blackgirlbooks project. Marley is collecting books about black girls to distribute to schools in the US and in her mother’s home country of Jamaica. The project began because Marley was frustrated by being forced to read almost exclusively books about “white boys with dogs” I n school. The only place she could read books about children who looked like her was at home. For more information please watch this video of Marley: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/byjl3g/the-nightly-show-with-larry-wilmore-marley-dias-talks–1000blackgirlbooks Or contact us here: Nicole Azarian, nazarian17@concordps.org ; Lily Supovitz: las61098@gmail.com Jurgens Michel: jurgens.jr@gmail.com Books can be dropped off in the Main Office or in the Learning Commons. For book ideas, visit http://weneeddiversebooks.org/where-to-find-diverse-books/

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.

Make a difference in March! Time to kick off the CCHS Terracyling Spring campaign. We are collecting clean cereal bag liners and shiny energy and granola bar wrappers. Locations for the Terracycling bins are outside the MARC room 425, inside the Rivers room on the third floor, on the second floor near the learning commons, and in the cafeteria. Look for the tall yellow bins for cereal liner bags and white bins for shiny energy. Help us reach our goal and collect 1,200 cereal bag liners and 2,500 shiny energy bar wrappers, so that every student at CCHS has helped. All proceeds will go to Charitywater.org and provide clean drinking water to people in developing countries. EFSG, Priscilla Guiney, Peter Nichol and Nora Murphy

Student Health 101: The March 1 issue of CCHS Student Health 101 is now ready – check it out and enter this month’s drawing for $100: http://getsh101.com/concordcarlisle.htmlTopics include: Eat right NOW: Nutrition essentials made easy, How to stretch your way to better sleep, Understanding self-injury: What it means, why it happens, what to do…And much more.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon is quickly approaching on Saturday, March 12. We do not have enough volunteers to run this event and need your help! We need 6-8 additional parent volunteers to help run the luncheon plus 20 additional students to serve. Volunteers should arrive at 11:15am and will be done around 1:30pm. Please use the link below to sign up! Please also encourage your son or daughter to volunteer (students should email Rahul Chopra at rchopra16@concordps.org–great way to earn community service hours!). Parents and students from ALL classes are welcome to help, so please take a few hours from your busy day to serve senior citizens of Concord and Carlisle by attending. If you cannot attend on March 12, please consider a $20 donations to help defray the cost of presenting the luncheon. See below for more information about where to send your payment. THANK YOU!

We are pleased to present our award winning performance of Complicite’s Mnemonic for the Concord and Carlisle communities, Monday March 14 at 7pm. Described by the METG judges as “a beautifully designed and choreographed visual experience”, “the sound and lighting design blew me away”, “a visual poem” “the connection of the entire cast is on an almost supernatural/ESP level that takes comfort and practice that few ever achieve.” Come and experience this unique, haunting and beautiful show. March 14 CCHS Auditoirum, 7pm, doors at 6:30, $5 suggested donation. This show runs about 40 mins.

The final preseason meeting for all boys interested in playing Varsity or JV Tennis for CCHS in 2016 is on Monday, March 14 from 2:30-3:00 in Room 332.

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!

Local college fairs are taking place this spring and we wanted you to be aware of them. CCHS students and parents are welcome at these fairs. ***Please click here for the information***

Student and Parent Volunteers Needed: Please help the CCHS PA welcome our nearly 600 registered guests coming to CCHS on March 16 to hear Julie Lythcott-Haims speak. Students are needed as Location Guides to help greet and direct guests to the Auditorium, and also as Ushers to direct guests to open seats in the Auditorium. We need 12 Students for each position, and shifts are from 5:30-7:00pm on Wednesday, March 16. Volunteer hours will be awarded for your time! Parents, we need help with Check-in and Book Sales.
Sign-up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445aca722a0fd0-volunteers
If you have any questions, please email events@cchspa.org. Thank you for your help and support!

RYLA: The Rotary Club of Concord is actively searching for qualified candidates to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference! To be held from June 24 through June 26, 2016 at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the 24rd Annual RYLA Conference will offer outstanding high school sophomores an opportunity to live, work and interact together in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It will be a program designed to challenge the participants to utilize and improve their skills and accept the responsibilities of leadership. Best of all, there is no charge to the students for the program! The Rotary Club of Concord will sponsor ten participants at this year’s conference. Anyone interested in obtaining further information should visit http://www.ryla7910.org/ Applications are available in the guidance office or from Darren M Brown, RLYA Chair for the Rotary Club of Concord, at Darren.M.Brown@comcast.net DEADLINE March 25th!


Test your baking skills at the Gleason Library in Carlisle in our Cupcake Wars competition! Friday, March 11 at 3 pm. Registration required and is limited to 20. To register, visit http://gleasonlibrary.org, call 978-369-4898, or email Tahleen at

Scholastic Chess Tournament, Sunday, March 13 1:30 pm at Harvey Wheeler Community Center For players under 18-this is a fun event and is more about participation rather than winning. More details: Concord-Carlisle Scholastic March G/30 d5 – Chess Event Details on MACA Email concordchess@yahoo.com if you plan to participate in this short tournament. Regular CC Chess Club meeting resumes Sunday, March 20, 2 pm.

ATTENTION PARENTS -Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training March 18th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
You may know CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. You can call 911, but can you administer first aid in a mental health crisis? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, coaches, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Brought to you by CC Youth Services and CC Adult and Community Education thanks to proceeds from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk held in Concord 2015. This course is open to the public for a small registration fee of $10, which includes course instruction, materials and a boxed lunch. Pre-registration required. Register for course 3247 at

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

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