Edward Owusu  

Principal's Weekly Update

Hello Clarksburg High School Families!

Week of June 4 - June 8, 2018 

All Clarksburg families should note that school will be closed on Monday, June 4 in order to celebrate the achievement of graduating students.

We look forward to celebrating the Commencement Ceremony of the Clarksburg High School Class of 2018. Commencement will be held at Mount Saint Mary’s College on Monday, June 4 at 10 am. All graduating seniors must be at Mount Saint Mary’s prior to 9 am. Guests may enter the arena at 9 am for general admission seating with tickets. All guest, including children, must have a ticket. 

The Clarksburg Leo Club is collecting used graduation gowns and undecorated caps. The club will store the gowns and caps and offer them each school year to students who find they have a hardship with many of the costs associated with graduation. If your graduate will no longer use their cap and gown, please consider bringing it back to CHS to help other students. Collection Dates: Monday June 11– Friday June 15, 2018. Drop them in the collection box in the main office.
Questions, contact Ms. Kim Moore, Leo Club Sponsor: Kimberly_c_moore@mcpsmd.org

Clarksburg Day was rescheduled for Thursday, June 7. There will be a modified schedule for students on this day.
Pre-ordered yearbooks may be picked up from the concession window next to the cafeteria during lunch all next week. There are a few yearbooks available for sale for $75. Students may pay with cash or a check made out to Clarksburg High School. Students may purchase books from the concession window next to the cafeteria during lunch all next week.

 That’s all for now, have a great week. 

  See/Hear something, TEXT Something. Parents, Students, and Staff may sign up to help keep Clarksburg High School SAFE! If you See or Hear something that may compromise school safety, please contact a staff member immediately. You may also TEXT. Enter this number on your cellular phone: 81010 and text this message: @chssee. It’s that simple. Do it today!  


 Activities in the Career Center

Career Center Activities
June 4 – 8, 2018
Upcoming Events
June Jumpstart Series in the Career Center
Tuesday, June 5 - The Secrets to Winning Scholarships – Bryant Evans ’18 (Sponsored by the CHS Scholar’s Club)
Wednesday, June 6 - Manage Stress Don’t Let Stress Manage You
Thursday, June 7 - What Are My Career Options
Tuesday, June 12 – Summer Workshop Series
Wednesday, June 13 - Manage Stress Don’t Let Stress Manage You
Thursday, June 14 – Career Center Open House

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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  Clarksburg High School Extracurricular Activities and Organizations       

Support the 2018 Give BACKpacks Campaign (English and Spanish)
MCPS needs your help to raise funds to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need. This is the sixth year for the Give BACKpacks initiative, which is sponsored by the Partnerships Unit in collaboration with the MCPS Educational Foundation, Inc. During the 2017–2018 campaign, 18,534 backpacks were provided to 82 schools and the International Admissions and Enrollment Office.

A $10 donation will provide a new backpack filled with school supplies to a student in need. Consider donating at the following giving levels to reach more students: $300, $1,500, $6,500, $25,000 or $50,000. You can direct your donation to a school of your choice through the campaign. Visit www.mcpsgivebackpacks.org to make a donation or to learn more about the campaign. If you have any questions, please contact the MCPS Partnerships Unit, at 301-217-5370.

Apoya la Campaña 2018 Give BACKpacks
MCPS necesita su ayuda para recaudar fondos para comprar mochilas llenas de útiles escolares para estudiantes necesitados. Este es el sexto año de la iniciativa Give BACKpacks, patrocinada por la Unidad de Alianzas en colaboración con Fundación Educacional de MCPS (MCPS Educational Foundation, Inc.). Durante la campaña 2017-2018, se proporcionaron 18,534 mochilas a 82 escuelas y a la Oficina de Admisiones e Inscripciones Internacionales.

Una donación de $10 proporcionará una nueva mochila llena de útiles escolares para un estudiante necesitado. Considere donar en los siguientes niveles de donaciones para llegar a más estudiantes: $300, $1,500, $6,500, $25,000 o $50,000. Puede dirigir su donación a la escuela que elija a través de la campaña. Visite www.mcpsgivebackpacks.org para hacer una donación o para obtener más información sobre la campaña. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Unidad de Alianzas de MCPS al 301-217-5370.

Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget (English and Spanish)
The Montgomery County Council approved an operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019 on May 24. The budget allocates $2.59 billion to MCPS—$77.2 million more than the current fiscal year. This budget will allow MCPS to manage growth and invest in critical areas focused on improving student performance and expanding access to programs. The Board of Education will take final action on the budget at its business meeting on June 12, 2018. Please visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/budget/ for more information.

Presupuesto Operativo del Año Fiscal 2019
El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó un presupuesto operativo para el año fiscal 2019 el 24 de mayo. El presupuesto asigna $2.59 mil millones a MCPS- $77.2 millones más que el año fiscal actual. Este presupuesto permitirá que MCPS administre el crecimiento e invierta en áreas críticas enfocadas en mejorar el rendimiento estudiantil y expandir el acceso a los programas. El Consejo de Educación tomará una decisión final sobre el presupuesto en su reunión de negocios el 12 de junio de 2018. Visite www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/budget/ para obtener más información.

Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours (English and Spanish)
Summer is a great time for students to become involved in service activities and earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. Students can participate in a range of activities—working at a soup kitchen, cleaning up a local park, or collecting items for a clothing or food drive. All MCPS students need 75 SSL hours to graduate from high school. Students can begin collecting those hours the summer before Grade 6.

Check out the various organizations and opportunities that are already approved for SSL hours here. Also, don’t forget that all service hours performed during the second semester must be turned in to the school’s SSL coordinator no later than Friday, June 1, 2018.

Horas de Aprendizaje Mediante Servicio Estudiantil (SSL)
El verano es un buen momento para que los estudiantes participen en actividades de servicio y obtengan horas de aprendizaje mediante servicio estudiantil (SSL). Los estudiantes pueden participar en una variedad de actividades: trabajar en un comedor de beneficencia, limpiar un parque local o colectar artículos para una campaña de ropa o alimentos. Todos los estudiantes de MCPS necesitan 75 horas de SSL para graduarse de la escuela secundaria. Los estudiantes pueden comenzar a recoger esas horas el verano anterior al 6to grado.

Consulte aquí las diversas organizaciones y oportunidades que ya están aprobadas para horas de SSL. Además, no olvide que todas las horas de servicio realizadas durante el segundo semestre deben ser entregadas al coordinador de SSL de la escuela a más tardar el Viernes, 1ro de junio 2018.

2018 Graduation Photos (English and Spanish)
MCPS is inviting parents/guardians and students to share their favorite 2018 graduation snapshots, which will be shared on the district’s website and social media.

For e-mail, parents/guardians should select their best horizontal graduation snapshot and send the photo as a .jpeg file (no larger than 4 MB) to pio@mcpsmd.org. Please include your child’s first name and school (we will not publish last names). Many of the pictures will be posted on the MCPS website and Flickr account.

For social media, parents/guardians and students can post photos on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #MCPSGrad. Some of the posts will be shared on our Twitter and Facebook pages. By submitting a photo, parents/guardians are agreeing to its use for publication on the MCPS website.

Fotos de Graduación del 2018
MCPS invita a los padres/guardianes y a los estudiantes a compartir sus fotos de graduación favoritas del 2018, las cuales se compartirán en el sitio web y las redes sociales del distrito.

Para el correo electrónico, los padres/guardianes deben seleccionar su mejor foto horizontal de graduación y enviarla como un archivo .jpeg (no más de 4 MB) a pio@mcpsmd.org. Por favor, incluya el nombre y la escuela de su hijo (no publicaremos apellidos). Muchas de las imágenes se publicarán en el sitio web de MCPS y en la cuenta de Flickr.

Para las redes sociales, los padres/guardianes y los estudiantes pueden publicar fotos en Twitter y Facebook usando el hashtag #MCPSGrad. Algunas de las publicaciones se compartirán en nuestras páginas de Twitter y Facebook. Al enviar una foto, los padres/guardianes autorizan su uso para publicación en el sitio web de MCPS.