Financial Aid Program CCHS parents and students are invited to attend a free presentation on College Financing.  The seminar will be held on TONIGHT October 13 at 7:00pm in the auditorium and is offered through MEFA, the Commonwealth’s resource on planning, saving and paying for college. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the financial aid process, including types of financial aid, how to apply, and determining financing options for your family.  This program is offered by CCHS Guidance and Counseling and presented by Ms. Rachele Brown, CCHS counselor. Also presenting and answering questions will be a representative from the Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle. 

High Schoolers and Snooze Buttons: The New Public Health Crisis – Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Please join the CCHS PA for an important evening that will take an in-depth look at what is being called an epidemic and national crisis for American high schoolers: insufficient sleep.  An esteemed panel of speakers led by Dr. Judith Owens from Boston Children’s Sleep Center will review current research on sleep patterns in adolescents, factors contributing to chronic sleep loss, and health-related consequences, such as depression, risky behaviors, increased obesity risk, and higher rates of drowsy driving accidents.  Event is FREE but Registration is Required. http://cchspa_sleep_panel.eventbrite.com  To see flyer click here

HOBY: Each year CCHS sends several students from the Sophomore class to the Hugh O’Brien Youth State Leadership Seminar. HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS) is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. For more information visit: http://www.hoby.org/Students: Click Here for the HOBY APPLICATION DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 4 Any Questions? Please see Mrs. MacHaffie in the Guidance Dept.

News for the Class of 2019 CLICK HERE 

Support Dig Pink for Breast Cancer Research  On Tuesday, October 18th, the CCHS Girls Volleyball Teams will compete in Dig Pink, a nation-wide volleyball rally to raise money for breast cancer research.   Come and show your support!   And come hungry —  pizza, chili and sweet treats will be available.  JV and Freshman games start at 5 at CCHS, with a Varsity game immediately following. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


Every year each branch of the armed forces requests the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all juniors and seniors.  Please contact Kathy Merry (kmerry@concordcarlisle.org) if you do not want your student’s information to be sent.

College Mini-Fairs This Week! Representatives from the following colleges and career options will be available on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 11:00-12:45 in the CCHS Lobby. Anna Maria College; Colby College; Columbia College of Chicago; Dickinson College; Franklin & Marshall College; Green Mountain College; Hobart and William Smith Colleges; MASS College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; Mount Holyoke College; Muhlenberg College; Nichols College; Radford Univ.; Simmons College; St. Lawrence Univ.; Syracuse Univ.; Univ. of Arizona; Univ. of New England.  All students are welcome!  Complete list of colleges coming to CCHS this fall: Click Here

Picture retake day is Friday, October 14. For more information on ordering click here 

Class of 2018 News from Guidance and Counseling:   Click Here

Guidance & Counseling Monthly Newsletter for October:  Click Here

College Fairs in the Local Area: The Performing Arts College Fair, National Portfolio Day and Study in Europe (virtual fair) are all happen soon. For details Click Here


Concord SEPAC Parent Coffee & Meet the Special Education Director (Free), Thursday, October 13, 9:30-11:00am, Ripley Administration Conference Room. Join us for our first Parent Coffee of the year! Our special guest will be Concord and Concord-Carlisle Special Education Director Jessica Murphy, who will give us an overview of special education in our districts. Please forward your questions in advance to concordsepac@gmail.com so Jessica can address them in her presentation. Afterwards, please stay for refreshments to meet the SEPAC Board and other parents/guardians. For planning purposes, an RSVP is appreciated but not required:   http://november2016parentyourteen3partseries.eventbrite.com http://november2016parentyourteen3partseries.eventbrite.com. If you’re willing to bring a snack or refreshment, please contact our Event Organizer, Shaina, at shainabrito@gmail.com.

SAT and ACT Practice Test Prepare for the SAT and ACT with practice tests at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle. The practice SAT will be held Saturday, October 15, and the practice ACT will be held on Saturday, October 22. Both tests will begin promptly at 10:30 am. These tests will be provided and proctored by Open Door Test Prep of Acton. Registration is required and can be done at gleasonlibrary.org or calling the library at 978-369-4898. Please email Tahleen, the Teen Services Librarian, at tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org for more information.

Volunteers needed for DropOff & SwapOff Day, Saturday, October 15. Students earn up to 8 hours of community service. To volunteer or for more information, visit www.reusit.org, email dropoff@reusit.org or call 978-318-3240.

Alcott Monster Mash – Friday October 28th 6-8pm, CCHS Volunteers Needed! Calling all CCHS students to help out with the Alcott Monster Mash in a variety of capacities!  Come join the Halloween spirit and help us with:  Spooky nail polish painting, Face painting, Crafts table, Kids games, DJs to play hits, Dancers to teach dance moves, Fortune Telling, Photo Booth help and more.  The night is a lot of fun for all!  If interested please sign up via the link here: http://tinyurl.com/MonsterMashCCHS.  Date:  Friday October 28th, 2016Time:  6:15pm – 8:30pm  Location: Alcott Elementary School

Positive Ways to Parent Your Teen:  Transitioning From Manager to Consultant  A three-session workshop series presented by Susan Lerner, MSW, LICSW through the Center for Parents and Teachers will take place on Monday evenings, November 7, 14 and 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM at Ripley Building.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. $45 for all three sessions. Please click on eventbrite registration link for full description of workshop: http://november2016parentyourteen3partseries.eventbrite.com

Concord Youth Theatre’s Teen Company is pleased to present “Once Upon A Mattress.”  If you thought you knew the story of  ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! The 15-actor cast includes students from CCHS:  Tyler Arle, Abby Bohn, Lowell Hutchinson, Sophia Larew and Willie Page.  Performances run October 13-16, 2016 (Thurs-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm) at Concord Youth Theatre’s, 358 Baker Avenue black box theater in Concord.  Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased online at www.concordyouththeatre.org or by calling the CYT box office at 978-371-1482. The performance is recommended for ages 8 and up.






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

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