Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Concord Festival of Authors Event, Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 pm


Community Event - Concord Festival of Authors Presents Yung Pueblo

Be Here and Be Well and Concord Festival of Authors present the Concord Young Writers Award (CYWA) 2022, with guest judge Yung Pueblo, NYT's #1 Best Selling Author. The CYWA was co-created by Be Well Be Here founder and Concord Festival of Authors curator, Lara Wilson, with Concord Public Schools DEI Director, Andrew Nyamekye, in partnership with CCHS. The aim of the CYWA is to support local young writers and encourage inclusive teen leadership roles through the power of storytelling. 

Congratulations to all the CCHS students who submitted their work for this event! These students will receive a Dunkin' gift certificate and a free copy of the book! Please be sure to register for the CYWA ceremony on Sunday.

Diego Perez, known by 2.3 million Instagram followers as Yung Pueblo, will discuss his new book, Lighter, as well as share mindful wisdom that inspires us all to seek ease, engage in radical honesty, cultivate caring relationships, and show up for one another for the benefit of us all. The name Yung Pueblo means "young people" and it serves to remind him of his Ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. Through writing and speaking he aims to support the healing of the individual, realizing that when we release our personal burden, we contribute to global peace.

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022

Time4:00 pm CYWA Ceremony with Yung Pueblo at the Concord Festival of Authors.

The first 30 students who arrive at this event will receive a free copy of Yung Pueblo's book. 

Register here to attend this event.

Cost: Free

Who: All CCHS Students and Families are Welcome!

Where: Concord Free Library, 129 Main Street in Concord Center

FREE copies of Lighter by Yung Pueblo for CCHS students are courtesy of event co-sponsor,

Yung Pueblo - Diego Perez

Friday, October 7, 2022

Mai Richmond, AP Exams, Bike to School, Michelle Gu, Guest Speakers, P/T Conferences, and More!


Traffic Safety

As an important safety reminder, parents dropping their children off cannot enter the area in front of the cafeteria where busses unload students. Students should only be dropped off and picked up in front of the school near the main office (flag pole).

We all must follow these guidelines to ensure the safety of all students and staff.  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.  

Mai Richmond

Please congratulate Mai Richmond, who was one of three students from Massachusetts to be awarded the highest national honor in the 2022 National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing: A Certificate of Superior Writing. Congratulations Mai!

Attendance Policy

We are continuing with the same attendance protocol for students that we implemented during Q4 of last year. If you are new to CCHS or not familiar with the policy, please review the link below. We are hopeful that this procedure will continue to help students attend all classes and arrive on time.


After making it through the first month of the academic year and analyzing usage data for our parking spots, we have decided to allow a few more students to purchase a parking pass.  We will be conducting a lottery for the additional spots.  These additional passes will only be for the spots on the loop road by the Beede center and hill next to the stadium.

Any current junior or senior who would like to enter the lottery should purchase a pass in MySchoolBucks by Friday, October 14 at 11:59pm.  The cost of the pass for the remainder of the year is $250.  If a student is not chosen in the lottery, all of the money will be refunded.

In the lottery, preference will be given to seniors (2023).  Any remaining spots will be given to juniors.  To enter the lottery, the student must currently have their driver’s license.  
We will share the results of the lottery during the week of October 17.  If you have any questions, please connect directly with Mr. Hernandez (mhernandez@concordcarlisle.org)

Locker Rooms

It has been brought to our attention that there have been several incidents of theft from the Locker Rooms . It is unfortunate to have to address this, however, it is clear that we need to. If a student  is found stealing someone else’s belongings, they will face disciplinary action and possible involvement with our School Resource Officer. 

Having personal property stolen is a terrible feeling and not something we want our students to endure. If you use the Locker Rooms, please be proactive by securing your belongings, especially your valuables,  in a locker. Please see our Athletic Director, Mr. Joncas, if you are an Athlete who needs assistance obtaining a locker.

Kicks for Cancer 

The 16th annual Kicks for Cancer event was held on Saturday, September 24.  The event has grown from a single soccer game to a weekend of games (ultimate frisbee, football, volleyball, field hockey, and soccer) and also including the annual Pink Dance on Friday evening.  It was a wonderful weekend with lots of Patriot Spirit! Thank you to all those who participated and contributed. We are already looking forward to next year’s Kicks!

Guest Speakers

On  September 23, CCHS welcomed two guest speakers to meet with our students during an assembly.
Grades 9 & 10 listened to Aaron Polansky, a Superintendent, Author and Motivational Speaker. The goal of Aaron’s talk was to inspire students to be honest, kind, and most importantly to be themselves.

Grades 11 & 12 came together to listen to Nick TuckerNick shared his personal journey with our students. Nick focused on the importance of being resilient and stressed the importance of mental health and emotional balance among young adults. Nick was really well received by our students.

CCHS Trips

They’re back! CCHS Trips are back for the 22-23 school year. After taking pause during the height of the Pandemic, several trips will be happening this school year.

Check out our trips website (and see below) to find out what's on offer for the 2022-23 school year.

Trips open to all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students:

Iceland Trip (June 15-22, 2023): Interested in learning about the geology, history and culture of one of the most unique places on Earth? Want to hike glaciers, ice climb and ride Icelandic Horses in some of the most beautiful places in the world? Sign up now! To find out more follow THIS LINK!

London Theater Trip (June 18-25, 2023): Have you ever wished you could experience a Shakespeare play performed at the Globe Theater, or see a play/musical in London's West End, or visit the birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon Avon, or take a ride in the London Eye? Sign up now! To find out more follow THIS LINK!  We will have a zoom information meeting at 7pm on October 19th https://concordps.zoom.us/j/95903455191

World Language Trips:

Over February Break, students enrolled in French 2 or higher will participate in an exchange with a high school in Versailles, France (this trip is currently full. Next year Versailles students will visit us here in Concord).

Over April Break, Latin students will travel to Italy and to see and experience the ancient world (this trip is currently full but will be offered again in the future).

In-School Digital AP Exams

Schools located in the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., have the option to administer a digital exam in seven AP subjects: English and history exams, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Seminar. Learn more about digital AP Exams.

For all students CCHS has opted to administer the ONLY following AP Exams in a digital format (all others will remain in their original format):

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP European History
  • AP Seminar
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History: Modern

Michelle Gu - Marine Art Contest

Please congratulate Michelle Gu, class of 2024, who was a finalist in the Scientific Illustration Division of a Marine Art competition hosted by Massachusetts Marine Educators and the NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Below is Michelle's entry, titled "Sea Robin". Congratulations Michelle on this outstanding accomplishment!

Sea Robin

Bike to School Day

CCHS Green Team is sponsoring the Fall CCHS Bike to School Day in memory of Peter Nichol on Friday, October 14th. 
Staff and students are encouraged to ride to CCHS in small groups.  Be safe: wear a bike helmet and bright clothing.    Students can earn up to 3 hours of community service for the round-trip!  Check in with Green Team members near the Viking Vods/bike racks from 7:30 to 8 am and enjoy some cider & donuts!  

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Friday, October 28, from 8 am-2:41 pm at CCHS. Please be on the lookout for additional info and a signup link via School Soft Conferencing next week.

Pathways & Launch Bake Sale Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief

On Friday, October 7th, some of our Pathways and Launch students hosted a bake sale fundraiser for Hurricane Relief. Their donation will go to the American Red Cross. They had many tasty treats- many that were baked by the students. Their bake sale was well received and attended by faculty and administration. It was a great way to kick off a Friday!