Sunday, August 21, 2016

Welcome Back

Dear CCHS Educational Community:

It is with great excitement that we open our doors for the 2016-2017 school year.  The start of school marks the unofficial end of summer, and, with that, comes enthusiasm, hopefulness, and a slight longing for the summer months. I start the year in a familiar role in an unfamiliar place.  I am grateful for the warm welcome I have received since being named principal of CCHS. It is hard to be anything less than optimistic when entering 500 Walden, a beautiful campus highlighting an exceptional school.  

In just a few weeks staff will greet our incoming freshmen, welcome our returning sophomore and junior classes, and collaborate with the class of 2017 to provide the leadership necessary to make every student’s high school experience positive and memorable. We begin this school year with a dedicated learning community in place, all working toward the common goal of keeping Concord Carlisle High School among the top performing in Massachusetts and in the country.  

Among our objectives is to prepare students for the competitive 21st Century global environment, and to support them in reaching their highest potential. As a team and also as individuals, we will continue to work hard to meet the noble mission of our school:

“Concord Carlisle High School is committed to excellence in
and out of the classroom.  Our mission is to inspire our students
to strive for and meet the highest levels of academic and personal achievement, while nurturing a respectful, supportive, engaged, curious, and passionate learning community.”

All of our goals support the overarching objective of preparing Concord Carlisle High School students for their futures. Preparing our students to compete and contribute in the 21st Century is a monumental task that requires a hardworking, dedicated staff committed to not only student achievement, but also to our own personal and professional growth.

Three necessary components of any successful school system are safety, organization, and high expectations for teaching and learning. I assure you that these three factors will guide our daily decision making in the months and years ahead. We look forward to your input, participation, and support as we work together to achieve our goals. In an effort to enhance our academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs, parent and community involvement are both welcomed and needed. I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you.


Michael Mastrullo