INSTRUMENTAL FALL CONCERT  Please join us for the CCHS Band and Orchestra’s first concert of the year! The Fall Concert will be on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, in the auditorium. The program will feature the CCHS Orchestra, Jazz A, Repertory Band and Concert Band. We will also be raffling off 2 (two) fantastic seats for the December 4th Patriots game vs. the Rams. 7th row seats! Admission is free and all are welcome!

Join the Concord-Carlisle Squash Club (CCSC)! No matter your skill level.  To learn about our Squash Club please come to an informational meeting on 10/25 in room 316 at 2:15.  The season runs from 11/28-2/28. The practices will take on MondayTuesday, after school and Saturday morning at the Concord Acton Squash Club. There is a bus available after school to the club, but no return bus. The club is limited to 20 participants. Please contact pgoar@concordcarlisle.org with any questions.

College Mini-Fairs This Week! Representatives from the following colleges and career options will be available on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 11:00-12:45 in the CCHS Lobby. Assumption College, Bates College, Brandeis Univ., Champlain College, Colorado State Univ., Drew Univ., Duke Univ., Eastern Nazarene College, Endicott College, Fitchburg State Univ., George Mason Univ., Hartwick College, Johnson & Wales Univ., Lyndon State College; MASS College of Liberal Arts; New York Univ.; Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Salve Regina Univ.; Savannah College of Art & Design; St. John’s College; Stonehill College; UMASS-Boston  All students are welcome!  Complete list of colleges coming to CCHS this fall: Click Here 

Thursday, October 20 there is an informational meeting for all boys interested in playing tennis for CCHS in 2017. The meeting will run from 2:45-3:30 pm in room 332. 

Sophomore Parent Night Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 pm CCHS AuditoriumCCHS Counselor Katie Goldrick and Adjustment Counselor Kelli Kirshtein will provide an overview of the timeline for college admissions, discuss issues around stress and risk factors for adolescents, the influence of peers, and supports available to students. While all 10th grade parents are welcome to attend, the evening should be of particular interest to first time parents. 

News for the Class of 2019 CLICK HERE 

Food Drive  The Student Government is running a food drive from October 17-28! Please leave cans of food in the box in the 2nd floor entryway with you advisor’s name on it. The advisory that brings in the most cans will receive a prize!

If you have a college deadline for November 15, the Transcript Request form is DUE NO LATER THAN Friday, October 21.  Please drop all transcript requests in Mrs. Tessari’s office, Room 250.

Get creative!! Join our Halloween Coloring Contest in the Learning Commons.  Winner will receive a prize!  Contest ends on Thursday, October 27. 

Senior portraits and baby/youth pictures are due October 28!  If you are experiencing a financial hardship and purchasing senior portraits or a yearbook is difficult, please contact Ms. Wozniak.  Also Oct 28 is the last day to order a yearbook for $75!!  After this, the price increases to $85. Check the Yearbook webpagesites.google.com/site/mswozniakshistorysite/yearbook-for more information or the attached flyers –
Yearbook Order Info.png   Yearbook Info For Senior Portraits & Baby Pictures 

Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer!  Have you always wanted to volunteer at the high school but weren’t sure you had the time or didn’t want to make the commitment so far in advance?  Now is your opportunity to sign up without making a commitment.  Go to Volunteer! and let us know what events or types of volunteer activities you are interested in. We’ll contact you when the time comes to see if you are available. It’s a great way to meet people, connect with friends and support your student at CCHS. 

Two upcoming events need co-chairs: The Teacher Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, November 10 (conference day) and the Thanksgiving Luncheon with the Council on Aging on Saturday, November 19. If you are interested in co-chairing one of these events, please email me nancy.zuffante@comcast.net 

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. 

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


Swim Meet — 10th Annual Concord-Carlisle Masters Mini-Meet will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Beede Aquatic Center in Concord, MA. This Master Mini-Meet is a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Concord-Carlisle High School Swim and Dive Team to raise money to support the 2016-17 swim season. This is a low-key event open to any experienced masters swimmers, first time competitors, coaches, teachers and parents!  Participants choose from 12 different races ranging from the 50m Butterfly to the 400m Freestyle and can enter up to 5 events. Warm-ups begin at 7:45 am. Registration information and entry form can be found at www.swimne.com or www.cchsfosd.org

The SAT, the ACT, and the Changing Landscape of Admissions Testing Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA; Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 pm As if the landscape of college admissions was not overwhelming enough, the SAT and PSAT have undergone a dramatic overhaul. 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. Attendees will receive a variety of materials relating to the new test, including sample questions from the new test as well as sample sections of alternatives, such as the ACT. Registration required; please call 978-369-4898, visit gleasonlibrary.org, or contact the Teen Services Librarian, Tahleen, at tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org

Cowboy Up and Party Down at the Concord Ed Fund Hoe Down! Friday, November 18 – The Concord Education Fund is a non-profit organization that awards grants for new teaching initiatives, programs and curricula that reach beyond the scope of the public school budget. So grab a pardner and get ready to have a rootin’ tootin’ time while supporting teachers who are itching to offer students an extraordinary education. General Tix go on sale October 24 at 9am sharp but if you’re hankerin’ to get yourself a spot and make a mighty fine donation, Cowboy Level Tix are available now at https://cefhoedowntickets.eventbrite.com

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/MonsterMashCCHSDate:  Friday October 28  Time:  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








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

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