Edward Owusu  


Principal's Weekly Update

Hello Clarksburg High School Families!

Week of April 16 - April 20, 2018


There are so many positive instructional items going on at CHS that I cannot list them all. Student learning is our goal and I encourage parents and gaurdians to ask our students what is happening in classrooms and how are they contributing to their own learning and growth.


The school Art Show will begin mid week and the Art Honor Society Induction will occur on Thursday.
Student report cards will be distributed this Friday, April 20.


This week are the final performances of our Spring Show, Shrek the Musical. Two final shows will run April 20 and 21. Show times are at 7 pm. Tickets may be purchased on line at CHStage.net or at the ticket window in the school auditorium before the shows. Please make plans to watch the show and celebrate our student accomplishments.
Our Spring Sports Teams are in full swing. Please see the schedule in the email version of this message for exact times.


With two weeks left in April we inch closer to a month of May and a host of end of year activities, AP exams, final projects and assessments, and many items that fill up our calendar. I am grateful that our Student Government Association hosted Wellness Week this past week to remind staff, students, and our community to take time to relax and practice ways to take care of oneself and monitor stress. As we move forward please keep this in our minds.

 

That’s all for now. Have a wonderful week.

 


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Students are encouraged to take advantage of  the Homework Club that meets in Room 231 from 2:45-4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Supervised by Mr. Daniel Miller and supported by the National Honor Society tutors, Homework Club will provide an environment for students to complete assignments, study, and receive academic support. This opportunity is open to all CHS students and registration is not required.


 Upcoming Dates:

    • Signs of Suicide Classroom Lessons (During School Day) 3/12-4/23
    • Report Card Distribution Day - 4/20/18
    • Cultures Week - 4/23-27/18
    • CHS Spring Instrumental Concert - 4/26/18
    • AP Testing - 5/7-5/13
    • Class of 2019 Senior Portraits - 5/14-5/17

    The date of the Clarksburg High School Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony is Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Commencement will be held at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Once this date has been finalized by MCPS it will be communicated to all families. Parent Meetings will be held the week of May 21-28. Specific dates for the parent meeting (s) will be forthcoming. Parents of graduating seniors will be required to attend the meeting(s). Commencement rehearsal for Seniors will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM 


 Activities in the Career Center

 College and Organizations on Campus - College and organization visits are open to juniors and seniors.  Please register on-line through Naviance Family Connection. 

 Upcoming Events  

April 25th        ASVAB Test                          7:30 am Career Center            (Juniors & Seniors)

May 24th          College Signing Day              9 am    Cafeteria         (Seniors and guest welcome)

  • Seniors, have you completed your FAFSA? If not, bring one of your parents and their 2016 Tax Return and complete your FAFSA application.  
  • Juniors, paying for college is not something to be taken lightly.  The FAFSA4caster allows students and families to estimate the amount of federal financial aid based on college or university of choice, household income and assets.  

Seniors, apply to MC for Free.  The application fee is waived.  Need assistance, see Mrs. Somerville. 

For current information check the college and career center website  https://sites.google.com/mcpsmd.net/chscollegeandcareercenter/  and follow us on twitter @CBurg_Readiness

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 Deadline to Submit Change of School Assignment Applications is April 4

Parents/guardians who wish to request a Change of School Assignment (COSA) for their child from their home school can submit an application until April 4, 2018. The transfer process begins in the home school, where parents and guardians may pick up an information booklet that contains the COSA form, describes the process, and provides useful information. The COSA booklet is available in schools and online: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/transfers/.Contact the principal at your home school if you have any questions about the transfer process. Language assistance for non-English speaking parents and guardians is available by calling ASK MCPS at

240-740-3000.

 Follow us on Twitter: @Cburg_Coyotes 

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 Transportation Information:

 http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/clarksburghs/transportation.aspx

 myMCPS Classroom:

 http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mymcps-classroom/

 myMCPS Classroom Parent Guide Additional Resources

  https://docs.google.com/document/d/17RUjyUIxRdG06ZXpC4JRMeARcO10N_3BMpsdfVzroGk/edit 

 

  Clarksburg High School Extracurricular Activities and Organizations  

   


Kindergarten Orientation Set to Begin April 3 (English and Spanish)
The 2018 kindergarten orientation season kicks off on April 3. During orientation, parents and students will meet the school principal, kindergarten teachers and other staff members.

The sessions—scheduled at every elementary school between April 3 and May 26—are for children who will be five years old by September 1, 2018, and their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians should call their home school to make an appointment to register for that school’s specific date(s). Parents/guardians who are not sure which elementary school serves their area should contact the Boundaries Office at 240-314-4700 or access the School Assignment Locator on the MCPS website. For more information, contact the Division of Early Childhood Programs and Services, at 301-230-0676.

Orientación de Kindergarten Programada para Comenzar el 3 de Abril
La temporada de orientación de Kindergarten 2018 comienza el 3 de abril. Durante la orientación, los padres y los estudiantes conocerán al director/a de la escuela, a los maestros/as de Kindergarten, y demás personal escolar.

Las sesiones—programadas en todas las escuelas elementales entre el 3 de abril y el 26 de mayo—son para niños que habrán cumplido cinco años de edad antes del 1ro. de septiembre, 2018, y para sus padres. Los padres/guardianes deberán llamar a su escuela local para programar una cita para inscribirse para la fecha de orientación específica para esa escuela. Los padres/guardianes que no estén seguros de qué escuela elemental corresponde a su área deben comunicarse con la Oficina de Límites Geográficos (Boundaries Office), llamando al 240-314-4700, o accediendo al Localizador de Escuela Asignada (School Assignment Locator) en el sitio de Internet de MCPS. Para más información, comuníquese con la División de Programas y Servicios para Temprana Infancia (Division of Early Childhood Programs and Services), teléfono 301-230-0676.

Summer R.I.S.E.¬—Connecting Students to Careers (English and Spanish)
MCPS is partnering with WorkSource Montgomery and the Montgomery County Government on the 2018 Summer R.I.S.E. program that will provide rising juniors and seniors with enriching summer career development experiences through local Montgomery County businesses and nonprofit organizations. Through Summer R.I.S.E. (Really Interesting Summer Experience), students will participate in a three-week career exploration that will introduce them to the structures of businesses, technical skills, the role of technology, and the importance of customer service. Sign up today! More information is available at: worksourcemontgomery.com/Summer-Rise/.
Summer R.I.S.E.—Conectando Estudiantes a Carreras
MCPS se está asociando con WorkSource Montgomery y con el gobierno del Condado de Montgomery para el programa Summer R.I.S.E. (Really Interesting Summer Experience (Experiencia Realmente Interesante Durante el Verano), que ofrecerá a estudiantes que ingresarán a los Grados 11 y 12 experiencias enriquecedoras de capacitación profesional durante el verano a través de empresas locales y organizaciones sin fines de lucro del Condado de Montgomery. Por medio de Summer R.I.S.E., durante tres semanas los estudiantes participarán en una exploración de carreras que les dará una introducción a las estructuras de empresas, destrezas técnicas, el rol de la tecnología y la importancia del servicio al cliente. ¡Inscríbase hoy mismo! Hay más información disponible en worksourcemontgomery.com/Summer-Rise/.

MCCPTA Special Education Committee Awards (English and Spanish)
The Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations, Inc. (MCCPTA) is seeking nominations for its annual awards to honor educators, programs, parents, and students who foster acceptance and provide outstanding support to students with special needs in MCPS. MCCPTA will present the awards at a special recognition ceremony on May 14 at Rockville High School. Nomination forms are available online at: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/departments/special-education/2016-2017-SpecialEducation-NominationForm.pdf. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 23.

Premios del Comité de Educación Especial de MCCPTA
El Concejo de Asociaciones de Padres y Maestros del Condado de Montgomery (Montgomery County Council of PTAs, Inc.–MCCPTA) solicita nominaciones para sus premios anuales que rinden homenaje a educadores, programas, padres/guardianes y estudiantes que fomentan la aceptación y proveen apoyo excepcional a estudiantes de MCPS con necesidades. MCCPTA presentará los premios durante una ceremonia de reconocimiento especial que tendrá lugar el 14 de mayo en Rockville High School. Los formularios de nominación están disponibles en línea ingresando a: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/departments /special-education/2016-2017-SpecialEducation-NominationForm.pdf. Las nominaciones deben ser recibidas a más tardar el viernes, 23 de marzo.
REMINDER: Choose Respect Conference on Healthy Teen Dating Set for April 15
Did you know that nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner each year?

Parents/guardians, teens, youth service providers, and educators will come together to discuss the problems around teen dating violence and talk about ways to establish healthy relationships at the annual Choose Respect conference set for April 15 at Richard Montgomery High School. There will be raffles, prizes, free food, and live entertainment. More information is available at the following link: www.eventbrite.com/e/choose-respect-2018-9th-annual-healthy-teen-dating-conference-tickets-42890106463.

RECORDATORIO: Conferencia Elija el Respeto, Relaciones Sanas entre Adolescentes, Programada para el 15 de Abril
¿Sabía usted que cada año casi 1.5 millones de estudiantes de escuelas secundarias de toda la nación experimentan abuso físico por parte de una pareja?

Los padres/guardianes, adolescentes, proveedores de servicios para jóvenes y educadores se reunirán para hablar de los problemas relacionados con la violencia en las citas entre adolescentes y sobre maneras de establecer relaciones sanas, durante la conferencia anual Elija el Respeto, programada para el 15 de abril en Richard Montgomery High School. Habrá rifas, premios, comida gratis y entretenimiento en vivo. Hay más información disponible en el siguiente enlace: www.eventbrite.com/e/choose-respect-2018-9th-annual-healthy-teen-dating-conference-tickets-42890106463.



Upcoming SSL Opportunities

~Unity Through Community~

  

 Happy Earth Day and Happy Good Deeds Month/Day! The weather is getting warmer, the cherry blossoms have bloomed and color is back into our landscapes! Oh Happy Day! April is a wonderful time to celebrate all that spring has to offer and for communities to get outside and serve with each other! Find a new location that you may not have considered volunteering at and get out and meet new people. We continue our theme of “Unity through Community” by promoting current SSL opportunities so students can be active members of their communities as leaders in civic engagement. Here are some of the many current SSL Opportunities on www.montgomeryserves.org. Remember we are one!


Earth Day Rain Garden Planting April 21 College Park
Organization: University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Volunteers are needed to help plant and clean up our rain garden.


Nonprofit Dinner and Silent Auction April 21 Gaithersburg

Organization: Rukundo International

Volunteers are needed to assist with this special event.
Kite Flying Day at Strathmore April 22 North Bethesda
Organization: Strathmore Foundation, Inc.
Volunteers are needed for activity stations, assist patrons, and to distribute event materials.


Olney Mill Neighborhood Park Clean Up April 22 Olney
Organization: Olney Mill Community Association
Volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning up the park.
Forest Friends Festival at Brookside Nature Center April 22 Wheaton


Organization: Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC
Volunteers are needed with set up/clean up.
Earth Day Celebration April 22 Spencerville
Organization: Cedar Ridge Community Church
Volunteers are needed to help on the farm, help with stream clean up, and serving formerly homeless families.


Olney Days April 28-29 Olney
Organization: Olney Civic Fund
Volunteers are needed for a variety of events. Please contact the Olney Civic Fund for additional information.
Volunteer at Glen Echo Park’s Carousel Day April 28 Glen Echo


Organization: Glen Echo Park Partnership For Arts and Culture
Volunteers are needed to help set up/clean up, for face painting, activities, and crafts.

Program Volunteer April 28 Rockville


Organization: Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County (LDAMC)
Volunteers are needed to help direct people, help with lunch distribution, set up/clean up, and with registration. 

Celebration Event Helpers May 17 Rockville


Organization: The Bernie Scholarship Awards Program

Volunteers are needed to help set up/clean up and assist with the awards program. Additional opportunities are available for this event please contact the organization for details.


Celebrate Takoma Festival May 19 Takoma Park
Organization: City of Takoma Park
Volunteers are needed for set up/clean up, arts and crafts, and an information booth.
 


    Athletics Schedule: 

04/16/2018 

Monday 

Lacrosse – Boys 

Clarksburg at Wootton V 7:15 pm/JV 5:30 pm 

04/16/2018 

Monday 

Lacrosse – Girls 

Wootton at Clarksburg V 7 pm/JV 5:30 pm 

04/16/2018 

Monday 

Tennis – Boys 

Blake at Clarksburg 3:30 pm 

04/16/2018 

Monday 

Volleyball - Boys and Coed 

Poolesville at Clarksburg Coed 5:30 pm/Boys 7:15 pm 

04/17/2018 

Tuesday 

Baseball - Junior Varsity 

Quince Orchard at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/17/2018 

Tuesday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at Quince Orchard 3:15 pm 

04/17/2018 

Tuesday 

Softball - Junior Varsity 

Quince Orchard at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/17/2018 

Tuesday 

Softball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at Quince Orchard 3:45 pm 

04/17/2018 

Tuesday 

Track - Outdoor 

Clarksburg at Damascus 3:30 pm 

04/18/2018 

Wednesday 

Tennis – Boys 

Clarksburg at Kennedy 3:30 pm 

04/19/2018 

Thursday 

Baseball - Junior Varsity 

Clarksburg at Richard Montgomery 3:45 pm 

04/19/2018 

Thursday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Richard Montgomery at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/19/2018 

Thursday 

Lacrosse - Boys 

Quince Orchard at Clarksburg V 7:15 pm/JV 5:30 pm 

04/19/2018 

Thursday 

Lacrosse - Girls 

Clarksburg at Quince Orchard V 7 pm/JV 5:30 pm 

04/19/2018 

Thursday 

Softball - Junior Varsity 

Clarksburg at Richard Montgomery 3:45 pm 

04/19/2018 

Thursday 

Softball - Varsity 

Richard Montgomery at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/20/2018 

Friday 

Tennis – Boys 

Gaithersburg at Clarksburg 3:30 pm 

04/20/2018 

Friday 

Track – Outdoor 

Knights Invitational at Northern HS 3:30 pm 

04/20/2018 

Friday 

Volleyball - Boys and Coed 

Clarksburg at Quince Orchard Coed 5:30 pm/Boys 7:15 pm 

04/21/2018 

Saturday 

Baseball - Junior Varsity 

Wootton at Clarksburg 10 am 

04/21/2018 

Saturday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at Wootton 1 pm 

04/21/2018 

Saturday 

Softball - Junior Varsity 

Wootton at Clarksburg 10 am 

04/21/2018 

Saturday 

Softball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at Wootton 1 pm 

04/23/2018 

Monday 

Volleyball - Boys and Coed 

Seneca Valley at Clarksburg Coed 5:30 pm/Boys 7:15 pm 

04/24/2018 

Tuesday 

Lacrosse - Boys 

Clarksburg at Paint Branch V 7:15 pm/JV 5:30 pm 

04/24/2018 

Tuesday 

Lacrosse - Girls 

Paint Branch at Clarksburg V 7 pm/JV 5:30 pm 

04/24/2018 

Tuesday 

Tennis - Boys 

Clarksburg at Damascus 3:30 pm 

04/25/2018 

Wednesday 

Softball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at B-CC 3:45 pm 

04/25/2018 

Wednesday 

Volleyball - Boys and Coed 

Clarksburg at Churchill Coed 5:30 pm/Boys 7:15 pm 

04/26/2018 

Thursday 

Baseball - Junior Varsity 

B-CC at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/26/2018 Thursday Lacrosse - Boys Watkins Mill at Clarksburg V 7:15 pm/JV 5:30 pm
04/23/2018 Monday  Track - Outdoor  Northwest and Quince Orchard at Clarksburg 3:30 pm
04/23/2018 Monday  Baseball - Junior Varsity Urbana at Clarksburg 3:45 pm
04/23/2018 Monday Softball - Junior Varsity Urbana at Clarksburg 3:45 pm
04/23/2018 Monday Softball - Varsity Clarksburg at Urbana 4:30 pm
04/24/2018 Tuesday Lacrosse - Girls Blair at Clarksburg V 7 pm/JV 5:30 pm
04/28/2018 Saturday Baseball - Varsity Clarksburg at Urbana 4:30 pm

04/26/2018 

Thursday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at B-CC 3:45 pm 

04/26/2018 

Thursday 

Softball - Junior Varsity 

B-CC at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/26/2018 

Thursday 

Tennis - Boys 

Watkins Mill at Clarksburg 3:30 pm 

04/26-28/2018 

Thur-Sat 

Track – Outdoor 

Penn Relay Carnival 

04/28/2018 

Saturday 

Baseball - Junior Varsity 

Clarksburg at Watkins Mill 10 am 

04/28/2018 

Saturday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Watkins Mill at Clarksburg 1 pm 

04/28/2018 

Saturday 

Softball - Junior Varsity 

Clarksburg at Watkins Mill 10 am 

04/28/2018 

Saturday 

Softball - Varsity 

Watkins Mill at Clarksburg 1 pm 

04/28/2018 

Saturday 

Tennis - Boys 

Clarksburg at Magruder 10 am 

04/30/2018 

Monday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Damascus at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/30/2018 

Monday 

Lacrosse - Boys 

Poolesville at Clarksburg V 7:15 pm 

04/30/2018 

Monday 

Lacrosse - Girls 

Poolesville at Clarksburg V 5:30 pm 

04/30/2018 

Monday 

Softball - Varsity 

Damascus at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

04/30/2018 

Monday 

Volleyball - Boys and Coed 

Clarksburg at Wheaton Coed 5:30 pm/Boys 7:15 pm 

05/01/2018 

Tuesday 

Tennis - Boys 

Clarksburg at Wheaton (at Loiederman) 3:30 pm 

05/02/2018 

Wednesday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Seneca Valley at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

05/02/2018 

Wednesday 

Lacrosse - Boys 

Kennedy at Clarksburg V 5:30 pm 

05/02/2018 

Wednesday 

Lacrosse - Girls 

Kennedy at Clarksburg V 7:30 pm 

05/02/2018 

Wednesday 

Softball - Varsity 

Seneca Valley at Clarksburg 3:45 pm 

05/04/2018 

Friday 

Lacrosse - Boys 

Clarksburg at Rockville V 7:15 pm 

05/04/2018 

Friday 

Lacrosse - Girls 

Clarksburg at Rockville V 5:30 pm 

05/04/2018 

Friday 

Softball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at Kennedy 3:45 pm 

05/05/2018 

Saturday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Clarksburg at Kennedy 2:30 pm 

05/05/2018 

Saturday 

Track – Outdoor 

Katie Jenkins Invitational at Sherwood HS 9 am 

05/07/2018 

Monday 

Baseball - Varsity 

Churchill at Clarksburg 5:15 pm 

05/07/2018 

Monday 

Softball - Varsity 

Churchill at Clarksburg 5:15 pm 

05/09/2018 

Wednesday 

Track – Outdoor 

MoCo Championships at Watkins Mill HS 3:30 pm