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  • CHS Bright Colors for Brighter Futures

    This will be the forth 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 March 9th from 6-9pm in the CHS Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go directly to Jimmy Fund. Click Here.


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    Several Boston Globe-Scholastic Art awards have recently been bestowed upon students from the Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School in Chelmsford.
    Since 1923, The Scholastic Art Awards have offered millions of students in grades 7-12 enrolled in public and private schools and programs the opportunity to display their art works for regional and national recognition. The objective of the program is to foster the confidence of young artists and to invite students to broaden their horizons while winning national recognition.  The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the largest and longest running programs of their kind in the country.
    The Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards Program is administered by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and works are judged by respected members of the art education community.
    There are several levels of awards:
    American Vision Nominee
    Senior Portfolio Gold Key
    Gold Key
    Silver Key
    Honorable Mention
    The Gold Key winning works will be on exhibit at Boston’s City Hall in March. In addition, work by students who received a Gold Key will be shipped to the national competition. If selected at the national level, their artwork may be chosen for exhibition in New York for the National Exhibit.
    All students who received awards will be invited to participate in an upcoming episode of the CPS Fine Arts Department TV show, “Spotlight on Fine Arts,” that airs on Telemedia educational channels and at
    The following CPS students received awards for their work in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Competition:
    Josie Lee, McCarthy Middle School: Drawing and Illustration, “Nighttime Ritual”
    Jennie Huynh, McCarthy Middle School: Drawing and Illustration, “Hair on Point”
    Lea Bosch, McCarthy Middle School: Printmaking, “Tranquil Beauty”
    Jennie Huynh, McCarthy Middle School: Drawing and Illustration, “Chinese Lunar Moth”
    Anna Kehoe, Chelmsford High School: Painting “C’est Moi”
    Mark Reitman, Chelmsford High School: Design, “Joji Concert Poster”
    Gracie Wood, Chelmsford High School: Photography, “Pumpkin Candle”
    The teachers who have submitted work to the Globe Art Awards have worked diligently and spent a significant amount of their own time working with students to develop their work, choose pieces for submission, and to edit and enter digital photos of student work. These teachers are:
    Madalena Alves, CHS
    Ashley Cormack, CHS
    Teresa Karangioze, CHS
    Sarah Kiley, McCarthy

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  • On November 18, over 1100 music students from public and private schools across the Northeastern part of Massachusetts auditioned for the 2018 Northeast Senior District Music Ensembles. Out of this group, approximately 450 students from grades nine through twelve were selected to participate in this prestigious Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) event, 17 of which were from Chelmsford High School. These students will perform at a concert in Wakefield, MA on Saturday, January 13.

    In addition to having these 17 students accepted into Senior Districts, students who received a score in the top 50% of their area were eligible to audition for the MMEA All-State Ensembles. This year, 10 band, chorus, and orchestra students received All-State recommendations!

    “We are so proud of the commitment of the students who auditioned and were accepted into this festival. Students work for years to be able to perform and succeed at this level, and participating in this event is a real honor for them, as well as for our district as a whole, ” commented Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator Christina Whittlesey.

    The following CHS students have been selected to participate in the following Northeast Senior District Music Ensembles (students with All-State audition recommendations have an asterisk next to their names) :

    Moira Andrews, CHS Band*
    Chase Boles, CHS Chorus
    Emily Bruce, CHS Band
    Gina Castellano, CHS Chorus*
    Lora Coggins, CHS Chorus
    Melanie Foo, CHS Orchestra*
    Kevin Hamilton, CHS Chorus*
    Lily Hoyt, CHS Orchestra*
    Erick Lee, CHS Band*
    Andrea Loew, CHS Chorus
    Taylor McCormick, CHS Orchestra
    Krystal Qiao, CHS Orchestra
    Edward Rigney, CHS Band
    Delaney Schiefen, CHS Chorus*
    Sam Segal, CHS Chorus*
    Josh Timmins, CHS Chorus*
    Elaine Tsui, CHS Orchestra*

    The CPS Music Directors work diligently to develop students’ skills, and to facilitate student participation in the Senior District Festival.

    The CHS Ensemble Directors are:
    Kate Comeau, Orchestra
    Amanda Roeder, Chorus
    Matthew Sexauer, Band

    Special thanks to the Chelmsford Friends of Music! This parent group covers registration costs for students accepted to the festival.

    For more information on the Chelmsford Fine and Performing Arts Program, please contact Department Coordinator Christina Whittlesey at

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  • 230 North Road Chelmsford, MA 01824

    Fax: 978.251.5110

    Superintendent: Dr. Jay Lang
    Assistant Superintendent:
    Dr. Linda J. Hirsch

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