Class of 2017 Commencement
The Class of 2017 is the 100th graduating class in the Town of Chelmsford! Graduation will be at 6:00 p.m. on June 3, 2017 in the Tsongas Center at 300 Arcand Drive, Lowell, MA 01852.
No tickets are required and all are welcome!
CHS Students Attend Mass School Bank Association 2017 Conference
On Friday, Apri 7, CHS Business Education students competed at the Massachusetts School Banking Association Competition at the Federal Reserve in Boston. The team of Tanvi Rane, Jack O'Neill, Tommy Snelson, and Sarah Calnan took 1st Place in the Marketing Competition. The team of Dhruv Shah, Austin Chadwick, Sabrina Baron, and David Krieger were 5th in the Banking Bowl.CHS Senior Dhruv Shah was also the recipient of a Massachusetts School Banking Association Scholarship. The group was accompanied by CHS Business teacher Tom Sousa and Cristina Underhill from The CHS branch of Workers Credit Union.
Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble Accepted To National Band And Orchestra Festival
The Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble (ATWE) is a group of approximately 70 enthusiastic volunteer student musicians in grades 5 through 12 from the McCarthy Middle School, Parker Middle School, and Chelmsford High School Band Programs. Its members are dedicated to rehearsing after school hours to play advanced music of high artistic merit. Read More.
CHS Theatre Guild and Thursdays A Cappella Group to Perform their Winning Sets for a Home Crowd
The CHS Theatre Guild is proud to announce their advancement to the state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s High School Drama Festival. Chelmsford is one of 115 participating schools from around the state, and one of fourteen selected to compete at the John Hancock Hall in Boston later this month.
Chelmsford High School’s coed a cappella group The Thursdays has also enjoyed a successful competition season. In April the sixteen-member group will advance to the final round of the International Championship of High School A Cappella. They will be one of ten high school groups selected from around the country to perform at the Town Hall Theatre in New York City.
The CHS Performing Arts Department is excited to announce a home stage preview of these award winning groups before they advance to finals. A Championship Performance, held in the Carl Rondina Performing Arts Center on Wednesday March 29 at 8:30 p.m., will feature The Thursdays’ twelve minute competition set and the Theatre Guild’s 40 minute play Family Album. A suggested donation of $10 will help to offset the cost of the upcoming trips to the METG and ICHSA finals.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact theater director Lauren Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org or choral director Amanda Roeder at email@example.com.
Pictures attached: The CHS Thursdays A Cappella Vocal Ensemble; The CHS Theatre Guild Cast and Crew of "Family Album"
Chelmsford High School Theater Guild - METG Finals
On Saturday March 18, the Chelmsford High School Theater Guild performed their original comedy Family Album at Norwell High School for the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Festival of One Acts (METG). A total of 42 schools at different locations throughout the state participated in the semi-final round of the Festival. We are pleased to announce that CHS Theater Guild is now a state finalist!
The METG Finals will take place on March 30, 31 and April 1 at the John Hancock Hall in Boston. CHS’ performance is scheduled on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday March 23 at midnight at www.metg.org. All are welcome to purchase tickets and attend.
In addition to being one of the winners of the semi-final round, CHS students earned several awards. Will Marcotte and Jonathan Puffer both won All Star Acting Awards. The costume crew of Cassidy Boucher, Anna Drake, Lila Gordon, Alexa Tanzer, Melissa Contover, Kate Heineman, and Kasey Corbett also won an award. Finally, Kamran Sobhian won an All Star award for original music composition.
The CHS Theater Guild, under the leadership of CHS teacher Lauren Cochran and Theater Guild alumni Craig Robertson, is excited for this great opportunity. The Theater Guild is proud to represent Chelmsford and is grateful for the continued support of the community and CPS district administration. They are also grateful to the members of Chelmsford Theater Arts Parents, who help in so many ways to further theater education in our district.
Raise Money For The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber
This will be the third consecutive year of the Bright Colors for Brighter Futures fundraising event. Each year the Resiliency Students at Chelmsford High School hold a dance and create a fundraising page to raise money for The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber. We are passionate about this cause because cancer as affected the lives of so many people we care about. Any donation you could provide to help us meet our fundraising goal would be greatly appreciated. This event has been so successful in the past due to the incredible generosity of the Chelmsford Community. Also, we hope to see all Chelmsford High students at the Bright Colors for Brighter Futures Neon Dance which will be held on Friday April 7th from 6-9pm in the CHS Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go directly to Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber. To donate please Click Here.
KAMINUMA RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP TO ATTEND NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
March 16, 2017 —CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15-20) from all over the United States, as well as a number of other countries, meet in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center to attend the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute (SMI).
This 4-week full scholarship program includes:
Private lessons taught by a member of the NSO
Chamber music coaching by NSO musicians
Master classes and seminars
Side-by-side orchestra rehearsals with the NSO
Attendance at selected rehearsal and performances of the NSO
Participation in the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
Performance opportunities in DC metropolitan area, including on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Exposure to internationally-renowned conductors, soloists, and musicians
Each student accepted into the program attends on full scholarship, which includes housing, lessons, a food allowance, and local transportation during their stay.
This summer, CHS 2016 Graduate and Richard Kaminuma has been awarded a Fellowship to participate in SMI. While at CHS, Richard was a member of the Orchestra ensemble, and served as Director of the Student-Led CHS Symphony Orchestra his senior year.
Picture attached: Chelmsford High School Graduate Richard Kaminuma rehearsing the Student-Led Symphony Orchestra during his senior year at CHS. Richard has been awarded a National Symphony Orchestra Fellowship to participate in their Summer Music Institute in Washington, D.C. in 2017.
CHS Music and Drum Hill Ford Present - “Test Drive” Fund Raiser
The Chelmsford High School performing music program is hosting a fundraiser on Friday, March 17 in partnership with Drum Hill Ford.
The fundraiser is fun and simple! Come to the CHS parking lot and test-drive a new Ford: that's it! For every test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the CHS performance ensembles. No strings attached! All proceeds will benefit students participating in our upcoming performances in Walt Disney World, FL. Please see the details below, and thank you in advance for your support!
Date: Friday, March 17
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Chelmsford High School Parking Lot
Activity: Drum Hill Ford will set up a "test track" around the CHS parking lot. Come take a test drive, and they will donate $20 to our performance ensembles.
Scheduling for 2017-2018
Here is a link for the Program of Studies. The Program details graduation requirements, level descriptions, course offerings and descriptions, and other information pertaining to scheduling for high school. The student portal will be accessible for students from March 3-16. If a student wishes to override a teacher request, override forms are expected to be finalized with all signatures and due on March 16th. Additional information about scheduling can be found in the instructions below and in the students’ X2/Aspen portal once logged in.
Scheduling Worksheets and Instructions:
Please select your current grade below for more information.
-Grade 8 TBA
Scheduling in the Computer Labs:
Students will have an opportunity to meet with their school counselor in small groups in computer labs. Juniors will meet with their counselors on March 6, Sophomores on March 8th, and Freshman on March 9th.
-Grade 11 March 6th
-Grade 10 March 8th
-Grade 9 March 9th
-Grade 8 TBA
Winter Sports Awards Night is Monday, March 13 at 7 PM in the Performing Arts Center.
Spring Sports Information: On-Line Registration Opens March 8
March 8 – MANDATORY Student Athlete Assembly in the Gym at 2:30
March 20 – All Spring Sports Begin
Week of March 27 – Team Parent Meetings, Coaches will communicate date and time to teams.
On Saturday March 4, the Chelmsford High School Theater Guild will host the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) Drama Festival for the sixth consecutive year, under the direction of Lauren Cochran and Craig Roberston. This is the 86th year that the METG is producing its annual Drama Festival.
At this event, Chelmsford High School will be one of eight schools performing one-act plays to be judged by a panel of adjudicators. The preliminary round kicks off with 112 schools performing in several locations throughout the state, each of which presents a 40-minute play. Three schools from each site are chosen to advance to the semi-final round, to be held on March 18. Finally, selected schools will progress to the State Finals, which will be held at the John Hancock Hall in Boston the weekend of March 30-April 1.
This year, the CHS entry to the Festival is entitled Family Album. Family Album is an original story about a family’s antics at their summer cottage in Bristol, New Hampshire. The play was conceived and written by Eloise Hoffman and students at CHS. Cast and crew members of Family Album include Jenny Mitchell, Nadya Lisciotto, Sophie Lee, Hannah Kunze, Philip Ferdinand, Julia Ruff, Mia Kelly, Meghan Majeski, Andrew Bain, and Alex Stanichuk.
Schools competing on March 4 in Chelmsford include Georgetown High School, Lynn Classical High School, Lynnfield High School, St Mary’s High School, Tewksbury Memorial High School, Tyngsborough High School, and Wilmington High School. All shows will be presented in the CHS Performing Arts Center beginning at 9 am. Tickets are $10 for the entire day, and can be purchased at the door. This is quite a deal for a full day of great student theater!
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Mrs. Lauren Cochran at 978-251-5111 ext 5593 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Craig Robertson at email@example.com.
Second Annual Chs In-tune Benefit For The Madame Queenan Scholarship
The Chelmsford High School Theatre Guild and Leadership in Motion Everywhere Club (LIME) are joining forces this month for a unique joint venture, the second annual Chelmsford In-Tune. This exciting charity event will feature over a dozen musical acts, performed by talented high school students and teachers. Last year’s LIME-Sponsored IN TUNE was a great success, but this year these two student groups wanted to do something together to honor Madame Queenan, a foreign language teacher who passed away in the fall. Read More.
This Saturday, the CHS a cappella ensemble “The Thursdays” participated in the Northeast semi-final round of the International Championship of High School A Cappella, more commonly referred to as ICHSA. The Thursdays placed first in the semi-final round, and will advance to the finals in New York City in April.
CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL GROUP SELECTED TO COMPETE ON “SING THAT THING” TV SHOW!
Dr. Linda Hirsch and Dr. Matthew Beyranevand invite you to an #askCPS tweet chat. Our next chat will be on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topics discussed will be academics, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Join us with questions, ideas, and inquiries by adding the hashtag #askCPS to all your tweets at 8p.m. ET on April 26th.
Theater On Stage
Family Album" at the METG (Mass Educational Theatre Guild)
Lions Pride / CHS Students of the Month, February 2017
Spotlight on Fine Arts
Theater On Stage / Life in Color (The 2016 Children's Play
Spotlight on Fine Arts / CHS Marching Band; & CHS Theatre Guild Children's Play (58)
Theater On Stage / "Family Album" Preview Performance Before State Finals
Home stage preview performance before advancing to the state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s High School Drama Festival
"The Thursdays" Competition Set
CPS Orchestras MICCA Preview Concert,
7:00 PM Jazz Night in PAC
8:00 AM SAT