Principal's Weekly Message

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A message from Principal Edward Owusu


Clarksburg High School Students, Staff, and Families,

This week is a full 5 day week of school culminating in our opening night of the CHStage Spring Musical, Once On This Island. Get your tix HERE. Check out our TwitterInstagram, and Facebook social media sites for daily highlights of all the great happenings at C'Burg! College Accuplacer testing, Meet the Coaches Night, and Interims occur this week. Please see the rest of the important information in this newsletter. (Please click this link to see our weekly newsletter.)

The Jumpstart dual enrollment program allows qualified 11th- and 12th-grade MCPS students to take college classes for credit through Montgomery College. These classes will be offered at no cost beginning with the 2023-24 school year. CHS families are invited to an informational webinar about the program on Thursday, March 23rd, at 6 PM. The login information will be provided later and available on the CHS website. Students are encouraged to attend lunchtime information sessions about the program on Monday, March 20th, or Tuesday, March 21st, in Room 103. Registration for the Fall semester begins next month. Students can see our Dual Enrollment Program Assistant, Mrs. Jennifer MacDonald, in Room 247 if they have questions.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has a road map for a comprehensive framework for school safety and well-being that details our commitment to safe, equitable and successful schools. You may read the full message here:

Reminder: At Clarksburg High School we will continue to conduct regular hall sweeps in an effort to curb repeat behaviors of tardiness and classroom avoidance. Parents, guardians, and caregivers are asked to review student attendance regularly via ParentVUE and speak to students about their responsibility.

Three teachers have been named 2023-2024 MCPS Teacher of the Year finalists. They are: Megan Anderson, fifth grade teacher at Chevy Chase Elementary School; Eunju (April) Moon, sixth grade English teacher at Ridgeview Middle School; and Clarksburg High School's own Shannon McKenzie, Child Development Teacher. The winner will go on to compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year honors. Read more about the finalists

CHS Plans to offer the College Board's SAT during the school day on Wednesday, March 22. 11th grade students can help prepare in advance. Please see the SAT School Day Information in our newsletter.

REGISTRATION ENDS THIS WEEK - Current 10th and 11th graders interested in gaining great career experience this summer should sign up for Summer Rise. A two week paid internship is a great stepping stone for future opportunities. Please see the Summer Rise information in our newsletter.

Cedarbrook Community Church and Clarksburg Closet want to be sure our students look GOOD. Check out the information in our newsletter for the Prom Dress Giveaway, March 11.

12th Grade Students and Families. Please review the information in this SENIOR PARENT/CAREGIVER LETTER. Important dates and information are being provided to help plan upcoming events.

Juniors can apply now to QuestBridge's Prep Scholar Program (students must meet financial and academic requirements). Students who become Prep Scholars increase their chances of winning full QuestBridge Scholarships to college as seniors. The Prep Scholar application is due March 22nd.

The Clarksburg High School College/Career Center provides in-person services daily from 7:15 am through 3:30 pm. Visit the Career Center website and Career Center on Twitter: @Cburg_Readiness. Join the Career Center Canvas page. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Somerville. Check out the Campus Visits Calendar (Class of 2023 and 2024)

The Campus Visit's Calendar is located on your Naviance homepage. Juniors and seniors must register online in Naviance to attend all campus visits. Please see the link for instructions. The Admission Representatives visiting CHS would like to meet you! Check out more information in this newsletter.

Here are five things you need to know for Thursday Mar. 2. Get information about Prekindergarten/head start registration, how high school students can receive free virtual SAT Prep courses, the deadline for student registration for this year's Summer RISE program, and more. Read Full Message

Reminder: For the latest information and news, visit the MCPS News Center.

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As always, thank you for your continued support and trust.

And remember, together we are ONE Clarksburg!

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