David Gresko and the CCHS orchestra have been chosen to perform at the 2018 MMEA All-State Conference! We are the only high school orchestra selected to perform. A tremendous honor for Mr. Gresko and our students and we are incredibly proud. Congratulations to Mr. Gresko and our talented CCHS students.
The performance is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st at the Plaza Ballroom located at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
Campus Advisory Committee (Student and Community Input Needed)
Arriving on the CCHS campus from Thoreau Street, a visitor is greeted by lovely vistas of a state-of-the-art facility that includes a stadium, tennis courts, and lush grass complete with a baseball diamond and a softball field. Nearing the top of the hill the beautiful, award-winning, and eco-friendly high school becomes visible. Entering from Walden Street, one is met by a parcel of land that equates to a blank canvas with enormous potential. Once complete, this signature plot of land will serve as a bookend to a majestic campus that will be enjoyed for generations.
With great excitement, the Concord Carlisle Regional School Committee (CCRSC) formed a CCHS Campus Advisory Committee (CAC) to study the current and potential future use of the school grounds.The site garnering the most interest and attention is the parcel of land with the most potential. Located on the Walden Street side of the CCHS campus (map), the recently completed remediation project leaves untapped acreage with latent potential.
The primary purpose of the CCHS facility is to serve the educational needs of our students. In addition to serving our students, the facilities are also used by various other entities, including Adult and Community Education, youth sports groups, Concord Town Meeting, and others. To maximize our investment in the facilities, we need to develop potential land-use oriented projects that will need careful analysis, planning, and implementation.
The Campus Advisory Committee is charged with studying the future use of the property, and to solicit input from Students, the Superintendent, Principals, Athletic Director, and all members of the CCHS educational community. To this end, we welcome counsel from all interested persons. We encourage anyone interested to bring forward their best ideas so we can leave a lasting legacy that will benefit students and community members for generations.
CCHS Athletic Director of the Year Announces Plans for Retirement
CCHS Athletic Director Barry Haley, recently named Athletic Director of the Year, has announced his retirement effective August 2018. We are thankful for his years of dedicated service. Mr. Haley's admirable commitment to the students and the athletic program is both appreciated and commendable. We are grateful for his dedication.
Mr. Haly was selected as the CCRSD athletic director in July 2006. Prior to his current position, he worked as the athletic director at 3 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) schools Malden Catholic, Bedford and Wakefield.
Haley has served on the Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Directors Association(MSSDA) executive board and served as that organization's President in 1997. Since 1997 he has also served the students of the state as a member of the Board of Directors of the MIAA serving as the Association President from 2008 to 2010.
“I really enjoy the position that I’m in and I really love working with the student’s, coaches and Concord Carlisle communities but I’ve sort of reached the point in my life, that at the end of next June, I will have been in various school positions for 41 years,” 31 years as a high athletic director Haley said. “As they say, it’s time.”
Haley, a Middleton resident, started his career as a physical education teacher and athletic trainer at Malden Catholic. He has worked as the state tournament director for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association in football, ice hockey, and boy’s lacrosse for many years and hopes to continue in that role in retirement.
Haley said one of the reasons he made his announcement at this time was to get the search process started for the next athletic director.
The process for finding a new athletic director has commenced. We are looking for three community members, ideally one from Boston, Carlisle, and Concord, and two students. CCHS coaches and staff, along with district personal will round out the committee. Dates and times of the interviews will be announced once the committee is finalized.
If interested in serving on the committee, please follow the link provided.