Below is an update on the Director of Athletics search and information about CCHS students being recognized by the New York Times. Congratulations to our ELA Dept. and the following students for their impressive accomplishment. Well done, Samantha Jones, Lily Langrind, Ayden Nichol, Odin Doolittle, Isabella Eckler, Sarah Lyons, Caitlin McCarthy, and Caitlin Terpstra.
CCHS Students Shine in New York Times Competition
Congratulations to Dr. Nurenberg and his students for performing exceptionally well in the "Making Connections" challenge offered by the New York Times.
"The challenge we announced in December"— asked teenagers to suggest creative ways to link classic texts to the work today. Over 1,200 students nationwide "suggested interesting thematic links between recent Times articles and literary, historical and scientific texts."
Astoundingly, CCHS witnessed three winners and five honorable mentions. Dr. Nurenberg and members of the English Dept. deserve credit for developing a creative assignment that led to our students being honored. Congratulations to the eight students recognized for being chosen out of more than 1200 submissions.
Follow the link to read the entire article including the winning submissions.
Samantha Jones, 16, Concord Carlisle Regional High School: “Walden” and “Dropping Out of College Into Life”
Lily Langrind, 17, Concord Carlisle High School: “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh and “Checking My Male Privilege”
Ayden Nichol, 17, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School: “The Merchant of Venice” and “Louisiana’s Big Step on Justice Reform”
Odin Doolittle, 16, Concord Carlisle High School: “The Wretched of the Earth” by Franz Fannon and “Rohingya Militants in Myanmar Claim Responsibility for Attack”
Isabella Eckler, 16, Concord Carlisle Regional High School: “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe and “Iran Bans English in Primary Schools to Block ‘Cultural Invasion’”
Sarah Lyons, 16, Concord Carlisle High School: “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and “Seeing Danger in a Face”
Caitlin McCarthy, 17, Concord Carlisle Regional High School: “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe and “The World Celebrates New Year’s Eve”
Caitlin Terpstra, 16, Concord Carlisle High School: South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and “After the Pain, a Chance to Meet and Forgive”
Athletic Director Search
As noted a previous blog post, Barry Haley, Director of Athletics is retiring after 11 years in the position. The process of finding a replacement is moving forward with two finalists named. I have included a copy of the job posting, which is not an exhaustive list of requirements, but it does provide a glimpse into the type of individual we are seeking. We had 32 applicants apply for the position with roughly a dozen meeting the necessary requirements and holding the appropriate licensure. We are grateful for the interest in our school.
I am happy to report that two strong, supremely qualified candidates have advanced to the next round. Mr. Jonathan Winer and Mr. Aaron Jonas. Mr. Winer is the current Athletic Director for the Capitol Region Education Council in Hartford, CT. He also has worked as the Commissioner for the Capitol Region Athletic League and coached at the high school and collegiate level.
Mr. Joncas has spent the last nine years as the METCO Director for Concord Public Schools and Concord Carlisle High School. Mr. Joncas also served as the Athletic Director for Belmont Day School and worked in admissions at The Fenn School.
I want to thank members of the hiring committee for their time and energy during this process, and I want to commend Assistant Principal, Brian Miller for chairing a committee that was professional, efficient, and well organized. Details about next steps are listed below. We hope to have a candidate a new Director of Athletics by the middle of March.
Athletic Director Job Posting
CCHS Athletic Director Hiring Committee
School Resource Office
Parent - Concord
Parent - Carlisle
Coach / Teacher
Coach / Teacher
Coach / Teacher
Parent - Boston
Coach / Teacher
Coach, Football Head Coach, Parent
Athletic Dept Assistant
CCHS Athletic Director Hiring Timeline
February 2 - 5, Friday - Monday
Initial Screening of Applications
February 8, Wednesday (3 - 5 p.m.)
Committee Review Applications and Interview Prep
February 13, Tuesday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
February 15, Thursday: 11:00am - 5pm
Round 1 Interviews
With Committee, makes recommendations to Principal
February 27, Tuesday
2nd Round Interview With Principal
February 27 - March 1, Tuesday - Thursday
March 2, Friday
Final Interview(s) with Superintendent