Saturday, 29 October there will be a Red Cross blood drive from 8:30 to 1:30 in the Maroon Gym at CCHS! Anybody over the age of 16 may be eligible to give blood, and their donation would be greatly appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred, if interested email Eleanor Mathias (emathias17@concordcarlisle.org) to request a slot or more information. For CCHS students and staff, sign-ups will be happening every day this week during lunch blocks in the cafeteria.

“If Only” Screening November 1 CCHS will be partnering with CC Youth Services, Central Middlesex Police Partnership, and the Center for Parents and Teachers to host a community viewing on Tuesday, November 1 of If Only,” a short film co-written and produced by James Wahlberg, at CCHS Auditorium, 7:00-8:30pm. The film was created to initiate a meaningful dialogue between parents and children, and within communities, about prescription drug misuse and opiate addiction. This event is open to the community free of charge and no pre-registration is needed to attend. CCHS students will see the movie during school hours on November 2.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Clarke at CC Youth Services, 978.318.3043 or jclarke@concordma.gov

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. 


Morning Discussion for Freshman Parents, Class 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. 

Canoe with the Environmental Field Studies Group this Friday!  We’ll meet in 436 at 2:15 and return to CCHS by 4 pm.  Contact Ms. Guiney, Ms. Murphy, or Mr. Nichol for a permission slip. 

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.

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 webpagesites.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


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/MonsterMashCCHSDate:  Friday October 28  Time:  6:15pm – 8:30pm  Location: Alcott Elementary School 

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 

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-gatheringFor 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

Concord Ed Fund Hoe Down Tix Now On Sale 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 now available at https://cefhoedowntickets.eventbrite.com.

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

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