Girls Varsity Soccer vs Reading Today, Friday, November 4 at 3 pm at Reading High School.

Varsity Field Hockey vs Andover Today, Friday, November 4 at 6:30 pm at Andover High School.  Tickets $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Varsity Boys Soccer vs Belmont Saturday, November 5 at 5:00 pm at CCHS Memorial Field.

Seniors – We will be having a mandatory informational session about this spring’s internship program for any senior interested in participating.  Whether you have already signed up or not, please plan to meet in the Learning Commons on Wednesday, November 16th at 2:30pm.


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.

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-school
Updated 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 through 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 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 Click Here

IMPORTANT: A Parents Information Session will be held on Monday, November 14 6:00 pm in the CCHS cafeteria. It’s essential at least one parent attends this important meeting. Athletes, please pass this date along! 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 CLICK HERETo donate small gifts, please click 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 Hereo sign up to volunteer at the luncheon, go to:   Click HereTo 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  01742Thank you for helping to make this a memorable holiday for the extended CCHS community!

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 HereCOMMUNITY EVENTS

Concord Drives ElectricWalden Pond Saturday, November 5, 2 pm to 4 pm. Concord’s electric school bus was delivered yesterday and will also be at the event.  Come and learn from experts how things have changed over the last 5 years and see some of the electric vehicles on the road today,

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 Our Schools in Transition: Making Progress on Racial Equity and Cultural Proficiency

Monday, November 7, 7:00-8:30 pm  First Parish in Concord. The discussion will explore the role of teachers, parents and students in achieving racial equity and cultural proficiency. Panelists will include: Jonathan Saphier, Founder and President of Research for Better Teaching, Inc.  Johnny Cole, Assistant Principal at Needham High School and former English Teacher at CCHS, Jaqueline Hodge, a METCO parent, and Ashley Platt, a former METCO student.  Refreshments and babysitting will be available.Please contact Marilyn Lowitt marilyn.lowitt@verizon.net if you need babysitting.

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.com 

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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