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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018

School registration for all children entering kindergarten next year and all first graders not currently enrolled in a Chelmsford kindergarten will take place on:

 April 11th, 12th, & 13th

4/11: 10:00am-2:00pm
4/12 3:00pm-7:00pm
4/13 3:00pm-7:00pm
 
at the School Administration Office, 230 North Road, Chelmsford, MA.

Email: gennarojm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

CHELMSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
230 North Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 
 
 Registration For Chips Is Now Open For The 2017-2018 School Year!
3 or 5 half day spots are available for morning or afternoon sessions.  Please contact the CHIPS office at (978) 251-5188 for more information.
Ambulance Group  
 
 The Chelmsford Public Schools would like to thank John Chemaly and Christopher Dick from Trinity Ambulance for donating and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to our CPS Central Office on 230 North Road.
 

CHS Announcements

  • 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 cochranl@chelmsford.k12.ma.us or choral director Amanda Roeder at roedera@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

    Pictures attached: The CHS Thursdays A Cappella Vocal Ensemble; The CHS Theatre Guild Cast and Crew of "Family Album"

    The Thursdays

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  • Science Olympiad
    This past Saturday, twenty members of the Chelmsford Science Team headed to Framingham State University to compete against 50+ other schools in the Massachusetts State Science Olympiad. Chelmsford came in 10th place overall, and finished in the top 10 for 11 of the 26 events!
     
    CHS Science Olympiad Team  
     
     
     
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • KAMINUMA RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP TO ATTEND NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

    March 16, 2017 —CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL

    March 16, 2017 —CHELMSFORD HIGH SCHOOL  Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15-20) from all over the United States,


    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.

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  • 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
    Cost:  FREE!
    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.

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  • 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 11
    -Grade 10
    -Grade 9
    -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

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  • CHS Electives


     
    Science
     
    Physical Education & Health
     
    World Language
     
    Music Department
     
    Math Department
     
    Business Department
     
    Art
     
    English

     

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  • 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.

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  • CHS to Host and Compete in METG Drama Festival on Saturday March 4


     
    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 cochranl@chelmsford.k12.ma.us or Craig Robertson at robertsonc@chelmsfordtheatre.com.

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  • CHS School Planner 2016 ~ 2017 

     
    For a copy of the 2016 ~ 2017 CHS Student Planner, please click here.
     
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CHS Press Releases

Tweetchat

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    Dr. Linda Hirsch and Dr. Matthew Beyranevand invite you to an #askCPS tweet chat on the first Thursday of the month. Our next chat will be on Thursday, March 23rd, 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 March 23rd.


  • 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)

     

What's on TV?

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    Spotlight on Fine Arts
    Music Student Successes; Teaching Music at the South Row Ele...

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  • On Stage / McCarthy Band Winter Concert, January 12

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  • On Stage StringFest 2017

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  • Link to Episode #60 of Fine and Performing Arts TV Show featuring Byam Art, McCarthy Music, and Parker Students

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