I am excited to provide an update on the new CCHS initiative known as Q5. In my April 5th Principal's Blog, I introduced the exciting new initiative set to begin in June 2018. Since then a committee, led by Dr. Michael Vela, comprised of students, staff, and parents has been busy working on questions and logistical challenges.
Assistant Principal, Brian Miller, has created a Q5 Course Catalog. The staff did a remarkable job developing preliminary course offerings, and, as you will see in the catalog, it truly is an excellent array of offerings for CCHS kids! Please take the time to review some of the offerings included in the catalog.
These are the preliminary offerings we plan to share with students next week to gauge interest. Seminar courses will be finalized in October.
Knowing the wealth of knowledge present in the three communities we serve: Concord, Carlisle, and Boston; we see this as an opportunity to engage with community members to further enrich the Q5 experience for students and staff.
After reviewing the preliminary course proposals, please complete the attached form if you are willing and able to offer support. We fully expect levels of community support to exist on a continuum. For example, perhaps you have an idea you want to share after reading the seminar course proposal, or you have a contact in an industry or field of study that will enhance the opportunity for students and staff. No idea is too big or too small, your input and participation is welcome and wanted.
CCHS Q5 Mission Statement
Q5 is an immersive learning experience leveraging the curiosity, knowledge, and passions of students and faculty to foster complex thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Q5 complements our academic program and seeks to inspire students and faculty to pursue shared interests and ideas.
Students Film Wins An Emmy
The Student Production Awards, sponsored by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, who also sponsor the Emmy awards), was held at the WGBH building in Boston. Cooper Ernst and Ben Tull accepted the award for best special effects. Joe Bodenrader, Adam Gooder, and the students' families were in attendance. It was a wonderful event honoring outstanding young filmmakers from high schools throughout the region.
Ben & Cooper's FilmPlease be advised that the film is not yet rated, but it includes PG-13 rated imagery.
CCHS Student Competes in Sled Dog Championships
Asa Szegvari CCHS ’19 represented the United States this past winter in the International Federation of Sled Dog Sports World Championships held in Haliburton, Ontario. As one of 258 teams representing 11 nations, Asa and his team of dogs vied for a medal during this 10-day competition. After 3-consecutive days of sprinting 7 km each day, they received a silver medal in the 4-dog junior class. They were the fastest North American 4-dog team competing at these championships.
It was a terrific season overall for Asa, and although the snow season has passed, he has been invited to return this summer to Skeikampen, Norway where he will participate in a weeklong international camp for junior mushers.
Read the Voice's Spoof Issue! Teacher Prom, One-to-One Puppy Program, CC Cleanest School in the State, and More! http://www.cchsvoice.org/
CCHS Literary & Arts Magazine
CCHS Literary & Arts Magazine is on sale. If you would like a copy, please contact Greg Coan: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the magazine is $10.
Spanish Class Debuts On WIQH
By Becky Teiwes
On Sunday, May 21st at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, June 4th at 5 p.m. there is a special presentation by a Spanish 2 Honors class. You'll hear a brief introduction in Spanish and English followed by 19 songs hand-picked by the students to highlight a favorite Latino/a musician or group.
After learning about the importance of using the language in a real-life context, the students were inspired to create their own radio program. Initially, the students thought it might be fun to create their own telenovela podcast series....and that might still happen. At this point, we thought we'd start our adventure in the world of radio with a tribute to the many amazing musicians and songs that are a part of the Latino music industry.
So tune in! We promise you'll enjoy it and even if you don't speak Spanish, you'll still get a chance to try some new music! If you do speak Spanish, we hope you'll forgive the grammar and pronunciation errors that are part of every students' learning process.
Before I was a Spanish teacher, I studied abroad in Seville, Spain and I spent most of that semester listening to the Colombian musician Carlos Vives. Listening to and figuring out the meaning of his lyrics helped me with my pronunciation and vocabulary and I attribute most of my success using the language to wandering the streets of Seville back in 2000 listening to Carlos Vives music.
So who knows what will come of this? Luke Pautler even worked with Mr. Ned Roos from WIQH to edit his own recording so maybe we have some future producers in our class. It was a wonderful experience and we hope to do this again in the future.
NY Times Editorial Award
Congratulations to Michael Levinger, Class of 2018, for earning a Runners-Up in the New York Times 2017 Student Editorial Contest. Michael was one of the thousands of entries in the nationwide competition. His editorial entitled, "Drone Warfare: The Failing Fight Against the Modern Hydra" earned him a top 25 finish. Congratulations, Michael!
The students and staff had a great time at the Prom. Thanks to all the chaperones and advisors who made the night possible.
The prom photos are available to download or purchase prints online from the site below.
Once there, click on the CCHS Prom gallery, or on the “Enter Gallery Password” link, and enter the following password: cchsprom17 (all letters in lower case)
MFA Field Trip
Students of Mandarin & French visited the MFA. An enriching and awe-inspiring field trip. Ms. Smith and her students were blown away by the Matisse Exhibit.
Spring Sports Update
Tuesday was a good day at CCHS with both the girls and boy Lacrosse teams winning. Girls tennis beat Lincoln-Sudbury 4-1 and the Boys Volleyball Team lost 3 close games 23-25, 19-25, 21-25. Seedings fro the state tournaments will come out next week.
2Volunteer Info. For Rising Freshmen
Class Government Election Results
Senate Moderator: Phoebe Meyerson
Senate Secretary: Mariya Shtiliyanova
School Committee Representative: Ariel Waldman
Class of 2018
President: Emma Garrison
Vice Presidents: Scott Crosby and Ruchi Naidu
Secretary: Daisy Kielty
Treasurer: CJ Israel
Class of 2019
President: Charlie Cook
Vice Presidents: Julian Henry and Arjie Nanda
Secretary: Odin Doolittle
Treasurer: Cooper Meyer
Class of 2020
President: Mihir Singh
Vice Presidents: Cynthia Li and Kenneth Liu
Secretary: Luke Pautler
Treasurer: Sarah McMorrow
Photos from the amazing Pops Concert!
|Picture by Owen Curtain|
|Picture by Ned Roos|
|Picture by Ned Roos|
|Picture by Ned Roos|
Senior Awards Night
Academic achievement and graduation awards for Seniors
Date: May 30
Location: CCHS Dining Commons
Date: May 31
Location: Nashawtuc Country Club
Celebrating the Class of 2017
Date: June 3