Last week brought a well-timed four-day weekend on the heels of a highly charged election. The four days following the election served as a welcome reminder that there is much to rally around and celebrate at CCHS.
Thursday brought parent/teacher conferences further cementing the partnership between school and community. Thursday evening we witnessed a thrilling 49-48 victory for our football team. A team led by a great coach who instills unity and teamwork.
Friday we paused to salute the brave men and women of our nation's armed forces. Saturday our girls cross country team finished third catapulting them to the All-State Championship. Eline Laurent finished third while Margot Ehrenthal finished first. The boys cross country team is the D3 division champions. Both teams displaying sportsmanship, effort, commitment, leadership, unity, and team.
Below you will find examples of the vast work of our CCHS students. Their interests and abilities are varied and impressive. With a short week on the horizon, there will not be a blog next week. On behalf of CCHS, I want to wish all families a safe and happy break filled with laughs, smiles, friends, and families. I will leave you with a snippet from a recent email I received from a parent. I cannot say it any better.
"A positive takeaway from this election season is a heightened awareness and energy in our motivated and well-educated youth with a vigor to be active in politics. Perhaps they will be writing our nation's policies one day based upon the convictions of today. "
Potential Bell Schedule Change Meetings
Combined High School/Parents Association/Principal's Coffee Meeting
& Parent Evening Presentation.
We will be meeting to discuss a potential bell schedule change for the 2017-2018 school year.
Location: High School Library
Location: High School Library
Christopher Ruediger is a singer/songwriter and a senior at CCHS. He plays the guitar, piano, drums, and sings. Chris recorded songs for his youtube channel at CCHS Colonial Sound. He is very talented. Follow the link to hear his cover of Valerie by Amy Winehouse: https://youtu.be/G30xA5A3f7Y
|From left to right: Natalie Hoover, Chao Cheng, Kenny Liu, and Charles Wang.|
WGBH Quiz Bowl
CCHS English teacher and Academic Bowl Team leader Todd Sawyer led a group of students last weekend to compete in the WGBH Quiz Bowl. More than 160 schools were competing for the 16 spots available to be part of the televised show. While we haven't found out if we have qualified for one of the spots yet, Todd reports that the student had a great time competing worked hard in preparation for the event.
Congratulations to Senior Emma Cupp for being selected to the DCL All-Star Cheerleading Team and golfer Gabby Shieh, for qualifying to compete in the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, to be held at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament.
Last Saturday our girls cross country team finished third catapulting them to the All-State Championship. Eline Laurent finished third while Margot Ehrenthal finished first. The boys cross country team is the D3 division champions. Both teams displaying sportsmanship, effort, commitment, leadership, unity, and team. They will compete this Saturday for the state championship.
New haircuts for All-State XC
Photographs by Ruki Hoyt-Rouse from her blog: https://shotsbyrukie.
Students in Mr. Gooder's Digital Photography class have created a show of images from our day-long field trip to Cambridge last month. We have attempted to create a portrait of the city: people and culture that inhabit it, and what signs, graffiti, materials and architecture tell us about city life. Students responded in the moment to what they experienced and the people they met with their cameras.
Please stop by to see this excellent student photography! On display through Winter Break.
Read the Voice! Superintendent Search, Election Protests, US Senate Results, New Advice Column, Movie Reviews, Much Ado Preview, and More!
Read The Voice!
Students in Greg Coan's 3D Graphics class develop and create content that is both creative and innovative. I am sharing Hugh Easton's idea of the future of CCHS ceramics class.
Birth By Corey Ames
Senior Corey Ames wrote this beautiful poem as part of a Rivers & Revolutions project. Equally impressive was the depth of meaning he shared with me when describing the meaning and inspiration behind the poem.
Born grasping and breathing
Lifes meaning just eating and sleeping
Fill the blanks in between with products and dreams
Sprint under light beams
Every person a flame that warms and burns
We create to forget and destroy to learn
Capable of anything yet preoccupied with nothing
And still we burn on in search of something