Please click HERE to register and pay for transportation for the 2018-2019 school year. In order to calculate the most effective and efficient bus routes all riders must be registered through our registration and payment portal.
You will need to provide your child's First Name, Last Name and LASID (student ID) to register them in the portal. You can find your child's student ID in the X2 Family Portal. Just click FAMILY in the top tab (just below your name on the left side of the screen), and a list of every child associated with your family will be displayed. Please note if you have existing and incoming students you may need to adjust the filter (looks like a funnel), and choose "all records". Simply click on the name of the child, and you will see a field for student ID (on the left side of the page just under your child's name). The ID generally begins with 5500. You will need the entire number for the registration/payment process.
Please note, each child is registered separately in the MCC portal. Please be sure to register each child that will be using transportation.
If you are new to the district and do not yet have a X2 Family Portal account, you will recieve a communication from the Transportation Department regarding registration.
Several Chelmsford Public School Performance Ensembles participated in the 2018 Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors’ Association (MICCA) Concert
Band and Orchestra Festival, held from March 22-25 at several different sites throughout the state. Over a hundred ensembles participated throughout the three-day event. The festival, sponsored by MICCA, seeks to encourage and support the development of high musical standards. The MICCA Marching Band, Choral, Concert, and Solo and Ensemble Festivals provide a forum for musical groups to be evaluated by qualified adjudicators. Participation in the festival also affords young musicians and their directors the opportunity to observe the varied performances of other groups from around the state.
At every festival, MICCA intends to present educational experiences for all who participate. The evaluation process identifies a standard of excellence with which each group can compare. Every group is evaluated in relation to the standard of excellence rather than in relation to other groups, and each performance is scored on a medal system based on a rigorous rubric.
The Chelmsford Performance Ensembles that participated in the 2018 MICCA Festival received the following awards:
Grade 6-12 All Town Wind Ensemble GOLD
McCarthy Middle School Festival Band GOLD
CHS Symphonic Band SILVER
CHS Orchestra SILVER
CHS Grade 9 Chamber Orchestra SILVER
Parker Middle School Orchestra BRONZE
McCarthy Middle School Orchestra BRONZE
Parker Middle School Festival Band MEDAL OF MERIT
All of the Chelmsford Performance Ensembles did an outstanding job, and the students and directors are to be commended for their preparation and participation.
CPS is extremely proud of the two ensembles that won gold medals at this year’s MICCA festival. A gold medal rating is stated as "superior" on the festival scoring rubric. This festival allows ensembles from all across the state to play a competition program for a panel of three adjudicators, many of which come from across the nation. The ensembles are not rated against each other, but all are scored based on the criteria listed in the rubric. The adjudicators take into consideration age ranges in each group and the level of difficulty of each musical piece performed. The highest a group can earn is a 45 on the rubric. The McCarthy Festival Band's overall score was a 43. This was the second gold medal awarded to this group (the other gold rating was earned in 2017).
The group meets after school for approximately one hour each week. The students work with Directors Allison Lacasse and Sean Wright, both co-directors of the McCarthy Band Program and the Chelmsford Public Schools All Town Wind Ensemble.
The CPS All Town Wind Ensemble also earned a gold medal rating at the festival on Sunday, March 25, 2018. This is the group's first ever gold medal. The adjudicators were impressed with the quality of the performance considering there are 6th through 12th graders performing advanced literature. Each festival performance culminates with a 30-minute clinic with one of the judges, which gives the students a chance to hear first-hand feedback from one of the professionals who scored their concert.
Both bands earned the opportunity to perform their program in the MICCA Gold Medal Showcase Concert at Mechanics Hall on Sunday, April 8. The CPS ensembles will perform at the following times:
12:50 McCarthy Middle School Band
1:10 Chelmsford Public Schools Grades 6-12 All Town Wind Ensemble
This concert is free and open to the public. The greater Chelmsford community is invited to be in attendance at this concert to support the McCarthy Festival Band and the CPS All Town Wind Ensemble.
Additionally, the CPS All Town Wind Ensemble will perform a concert on the famed Ronald O. Perelman stage at New York City's Carnegie Hall on March 31, 2018 at 7:30PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office.
For more information about the MICCA Concert and Choral Festival, please visit their website at www.miccamusic.org. To contact the ATWE and McCarthy Festival band directors, email them at Lacassea@chelmsford.k12.ma.us and Wrights@chelmsford.k12.ma.us. For information about the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall, please visit https://www.carnegiehall.org. (https://www.carnegiehall.org)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cancelled-School Committee Meeting
June 25, 2018
June 26, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Committee Meeting
August 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Committee Meeting
August 22, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM New Staff Orientation
August 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM New Staff Orientation
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 email@example.com