Winter sport registration is now open – All students wishing to participate in a winter sport must register prior to Nov. 21, 2016. http://www.familyid.com/concord-carlisle-high-schoolUpdated physical must be on file in the nurse’s office prior to the first day of practice Nov. 28.

Guidance and Counseling November Newsletter: Click Here

All Sophomores are scheduled to meet with their guidance counselors November 3 – November 9.  A letter was mailed home with the appointment time. If you can’t find the letter please click here

The CCHS Nordic Ski team will have a Kick-off Meeting on Monday November 7 at 2:15 PM in Room 121, off the cafeteria. Meet the coaches, hear from the captains, receive schedule and other information. Our men’s and women’s teams are among the best in the state plus Mass Bay West league defending champions. If you cannot attend this meeting, email your interest to coaches Jeff Campbell at jeffcampbll@gmail.com and/or Jeff Parker at whippp@gmail.com. Refer also to the team’s website (updates coming) at https://sites.google.com/site/cchsnordicskiing/homeIMPORTANT: A follow-on Parents Information Session will be held on Monday, Nov. 14 6:00 pm in the CCHS cafeteria. It’s essential at least one parent attend this important meeting. Athletes, please pass this date along!

Our Fall TENNIS Session ends soon.  November 2 meet in Mr. Spence’s Room 332 at 2:30 pm, then we’ll head to the Tennis Courts from 2:55 pm to 4:15 pm. November 9 & 16 meet at the CCHS Tennis Courts at 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm.

CCHS’ Annual Teacher Appreciation dinner is Thursday, November 10 (Conference Day).  Please consider showing your appreciation for the teachers at CCHS by helping out!
To donate food for the dinner or volunteer to help, please click HERE
To donate small gifts, please click HERE


Varsity Field Hockey – CC vs Methuen TODAY, Wednesday, November 2 at 3:30 at Memorial Field!

A preseason meeting for all boys interested in playing basketball this winter will be held on TODAY Wednesday, November  2 at 2:15 in Room 121. All levels – freshman through Varsity should attend. See Coach Joncas in Rm 225 with questions.

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.  TodayWednesday, November 2, 2016.  Refreshments at 2:15, Lecture at 2:30 in Room 242.

College Mini-Fairs This Week! Representatives from the following colleges and career options will be available on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 11:00-12:45 in the CCHS Lobby. Bay State College; Bentley Univ.; Bridgewater State Univ.; Cleveland Institute of Art; Dean College; Eastern Connecticut State Univ.; Framingham State Univ.; LeMoyne College; Rhode Island College; Salem State Univ.; Skidmore College; Southern Vermont College; Suffolk Univ.; UMASS-Dartmouth; Univ. of Alabama; Univ. of Albany; Western New England Univ.; Worcester State Univ.. All students are welcome!  Complete list of colleges coming to CCHS this fall: Click Here

Make your mark!  Recycle your markers into money for clean drinking water around the world!  When?  What?  By November 15, bring in dried up markerspens, & mechanical pencils from home.  Drop off boxes in most 3rd and 4th floor classrooms.  Look for special drop off locations on Parent Conference Day (Nov. 10).  Help EFSG Terracycle for Charity:Water Learn more at https://www.charitywater.org/whywater/ and Bring on the Green! 

THANKSGIVING DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDOur CCHS community is once again pleased to be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving meal for senior citizens from Concord and Carlisle on Saturday November 19.  Parents can support this beloved event by donating a turkey or cider, by making a financial gift, and/or by volunteering to work at the luncheon.  The CCHS Kitchen Staff will be accepting frozen turkey donations immediately.  To sign up to bring in a frozen turkey or cider, go to: Click HereTo sign up to volunteer at the luncheon, go to: Click Here
To make a donation, of $20.00, or any amount to offset the cost of this luncheon, please mail a check payable to “CCHS Parents Assn. – Thanksgiving” to:Concord-Carlisle High School Attn: Madeline Wilson 500 Walden St. Concord, MA  01742
Thank you for helping to make this a memorable holiday for the extended CCHS community!

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


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.

48th Annual Fenn Sports Sale at The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord Saturday, November 5, 9am – noon.   Wide selection of gently used sports equipment available at low prices. Quality donations are welcome Thursday, November 5 from 3pm to 6pm  and Friday, November 4 from 8am – 6pm.  For more information katmhudson@comcast.net

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. Register online by visiting www.lightboxreg.comwww.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 

Strategies for Reducing Academic Stress & Creating Successful Students: Executive Function Workshop (Free) – Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm, CCHS Learning Commons. Learn strategies to help your child better manage his/her nightly homework, including planning, organizational, and time management strategies. Please join Dan Levine and Melissa Wilson of Engaging Minds for a free workshop designed specifically for parents of students in grades 5-12, though open to any parent whose student can benefit. For planning purposes, an RSVP is appreciated but not required: Strategies for Reducing Academic Stress. Please join SEPAC for refreshments between 6:30-7pm. If you have any questions, please contact concordsepac@gmail.com.

Seeking Representatives for the Superintendent Search Committee.  The CCHS Parents Association has been charged by the Concord Carlisle Regional School Committee to select 1 parent from Concord and 1 parent from Carlisle to serve on the Superintendent Search Committee. Candidates must be a current CCHS school parent and must be available to attend ALL interview sessions (January 17-19).  For more information and to apply for consideration, please complete the form at: http://bit.ly/cchspa-searchcommittee.  Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Wednesday, November 9th. Representatives will be announced on Monday, November 14th.  Questions? Please contact president@cchspa.org

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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