Canoe with the Environmental Field Studies Group this Friday We’ll meet in 436 at2:15 and return to CCHS by 4 pm.  Contact Ms. Guiney, Ms. Murphy, or Mr. Nichol for a permission slip.
Morning Discussion for Freshman ParentsClass of 2020:  Thursday, October 278:00-9:30 a.m. in the CCHS Learning Commons. The guidance and counseling department will be hosting a morning discussion for freshmen parents. Guiding your teen through the transition from middle school to high school and parenting an adolescent through the high school years are just a few topics to talk about.  Please join us!
College Mini-Fairs This Week!  Representatives from the following colleges and career options will be available on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 11:00-12:45 in the CCHS Lobby. Bennington College, DePaul Univ., Emmanuel College, Hampshire College, Manhattan College, Miami Univ.-Ohio, Rochester Institute of Tech., Rutgers Univ., Smith College, So. New Hampshire Univ., Trinity College, Univ. of Connecticut, Univ. of New Hampshire, Univ. of Scranton, Univ. of South Carolina, Vanderbilt Univ., Wheaton-MA College, Wheelock College. All students are welcome!  Complete list of colleges coming to CCHS this fall: Click Here
Get creative!! Join our Halloween Coloring Contest in the Learning Commons.  Winner will receive a prize!  Contest ends on Thursday, October 27.
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 27 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 4thPatriots game vs. the Rams, 7th row seats! Admission is free and all are welcome!
Please come to the first Ruettgers Lecture of the year: “How did we get here? Four perspectives from three academic disciplines on the history, trends, and anomalies that mark this year’s election.”  Presented by four CCHS teachers.  Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Refreshments at 2:15, Lecture at 2:30 in Room 242.
CCHS has been selected to host a 3-day Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) training. MVP is one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence, sexual harassment and bullying prevention programs in the world.  The training will take place from 9:00am-2:00pm on November 29, 30 and December 1 and we are now accepting applications. If you are interested in participating in the 3-day training and are a sophomore, junior or a senior, please fill out an on-line application at MVP Training Application.  30 CCHS students representing a diverse cross-section of leaders will be selected to participate. For more information about the Training you can watch a 3-minute video of MVP founder Jackson Katz: MVP Video (You Tube) or contact Ms. Slocum (nslocum@concordcarlisle.org)
Are you a Concord or Carlisle student and family interested in participating in the Family Friends Program with a Boston student and family? If so, please visit our website to learn more about Family Friends. Contact METCO Director Aaron Joncas at ajoncas@concordcarlisle.org or (978) 341-2925 with questions or to sign up. We need about a dozen families in the Class of 2020 and a handful at other grade levels.
Reminder to All Students:  Quarter 1 will be ending 10/28/16 To avoid credit reduction on your Quarter 1 report card, please check your attendance on Aspen and clear up any unexcused absences.  Please see Mrs. Merry in the main office with any attendance questions.
The Student Government Food Drive Continues until October 28 – Please leave cans of food in the box in the Learning Commons Lobby you advisor’s name on it. The advisory that brings in the most cans will receive a prize!
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 October 28 is the last day to order a yearbook for $75!!  After this, the price increases to $85. Check the Yearbook webpage – sites.google.com/site/mswozniakshistorysite/yearbook- for more information or the attached flyers –
Yearbook Order Info.png   Yearbook Info For Senior Portraits & Baby Pictures
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 Center. 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. 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  Registration required; please call 978-369-4898, visit gleasonlibrary.org, or contact the Teen Services Librarian, Tahleen, at tshamlian@gleasonlibrary.org.
What are you doing on the next day off? 5K and 1M Road Race Friday, November 11 for all ages hosted by the Carlisle Council on Aging with help from the Carlisle Veterans Committee and support from the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. The 1-mile race begins at 9 a.m. In Carlisle Town Center followed by the 5K at 9:45, rain or shine. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome in either or both race. Free tech/performance type race T-shirts will be given to participants while supplies last. Pre-registration entry fees range start at $15 but go up to $25 on race day (tax and processing fee extra). Trophies and medals will be awarded to first place finishers in many categories. Register online by visiting www.lightboxreg.com
Alcott Monster Mash – Friday October 28th 6-8pm, CCHS Volunteers Needed!  Calling all CCHS students to help out with the Alcott Monster Mash.  Come join the Halloween spirit and help us.  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 28  Time:  6:15pm – 8:30pm  Location: Alcott Elementary School
Volunteer Opportunity Nov 5-6 at CCHS CCHS hosts the Nov 5-6 Farm-Based Educators Network National Gathering. We expect about 350 teachers, farmers and others connected to novel agricultural and educational organizations, from around the region and the country, to gather for workshops and networking.  See the event website at http://www.farmbasededucation.org/2016-gathering
For information and to sign up for a weekend shift please contact Court Booth at courtbooth@comcast.net or text 978-758-9599. Recruit a friend and sign up soon to get the job you want.
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
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 Tix are available now at https://cefhoedowntickets.eventbrite.com. 


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

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