CRHS Student & Family Weekly Update

April 11-15, 2022

Colonel Richardson High School

Nikki VonDenBosch, Principal

Jared Sherman, Assistant Principal

Thomas Jefferson, Dean of Students

Cia North, School Counselor (grades 10 and 12)

Office Phone: 410-479-3678

Google Voice Phone: 301-327-0714 (can receive texts)

Jennifer Reed, School Counselor (grades 9 and 11)

Office Phone: 410-479-3678

Google Voice Phone: 302-272-5313 (can receive texts)

Cindy Saathoff BSN, RN, School Nurse

Office Phone 410-479-3612

Week at a Glance

Monday 4/11

Varsity Baseball/Softball at Easton 2 pm dismissal

JV Baseball vs. Easton 4 pm start

Boys/Girls Tennis vs. St. Michaels 4 pm start

Last Call for Prom tickets $25 each during lunches

5:30 pm Prom Committee Meeting

Tuesday 4/12

Varsity Baseball/Softball vs. CSD 4 pm start

JV Softball/Baseball at CSD 2 pm dismissal

Boys/Girls Tennis at Kent Island 1:45 pm dismissal

Last Call for Prom tickets $25 each during lunches

NTHS Induction in Auditorium 7:30 pm

Q3 Report Cards Issued

Wednesday 4/13

1/2 Day of School

Track at North Dorchester 2:30 pm departure

Blue Day- Wear Blue to support Child Abuse Awareness

Thursday 4/14

Spring Break-No School

Varsity Baseball at Arundel Easter Tournament 6:45 am departure

Friday 4/15

Spring Break-No School

Upcoming Dates

Monday, 4/18 No School Spring Break

Wednesday, 4/20 Senior Do's Don'ts Graduation Meeting in Auditorium at 8 am

Saturday, 4/30 Prom and Grand March

5/2-5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, 5/11 Arts and Academics Show

Wednesday, 5/11 National School Nurse Appreciation Day

Tuesday, 5/17 Q4 Interims Issued

5/20-5/22 Drama Production

Wednesday, 5/25 Senior Awards Night

Wednesday, 5/25 finals periods 3, 4 for Seniors

Thursday, 5/26 CRHS Spring Concert

Thursday, 5/26 finals periods 1, 2 for Seniors

Friday, 5/27 make up finals for Seniors, Seniors' last day

Friday, 5/27 1/2 day for students

Monday, 5/30 No School Memorial Day

Tuesday, 5/31 Senior Trip

Wednesday, 6/1 Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Luncheon

Thursday, 6/2 Graduation

Thursday, 6/16 1/2 day for Students (Last Student Day)

Prom Updates

  • The last days to purchase Prom tickets will be during lunches on Monday 4/11 and Tuesday 4/12. They are $25 each
  • Grand March Tickets will be sold the week of 4/25-4/29
  • Grand March will be at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium, the day of Prom 4/30. Students should arrive at 5:45 pm. Auditorium doors will open at 6 pm for Grand March Guests.
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Juniors- Mock Interviews Rescheduled

The rescheduled date for the 11th Grade Mock Interviews is on Wednesday, April 13 in the library. All juniors are welcome to register for this event to practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback from local professionals. Students can sign up for their interview slot using this link:

March TOUGH Students of the Month

Ziy’Aira Hudson is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2025! Ziy’Aira was nominated by Mr. Shaheen and Mrs. Dennis. Mr. Shaheen says that she “treats everyone with the utmost respect” and Mrs. Dennis commented that Ziy obtains her goals by “participating in class regularly, doing her work when she’s absent, and asking for help when she needs it.” So far at CRHS, Ziy’Aira’s favorite class has been band with Mr. Cheezum. She says that “Band has allowed me to view music in a different point of view” and describes the experience of playing as a “powerful emotional feeling…like out of a movie.” When she grows up, Ziy wants to be a police officer and a detective. Ziy’Aira describes being Colonel TOUGH as having “confidence in yourself and those around you.” She notes that the most important part of being Colonel TOUGH is to have heart because “if you have heart, you can do the rest of what TOUGH stands for.” FUN FACT: On a recent trip to Florida, Ziy’Aira was stuck on a plane for two hours and her aunt lost the rental car for 6 hours.

Amanda Benton is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2024! Amanda was also nominated by two separate teachers. Mrs. France notes that Amanda has heart by “coming to class every day with a smile and a sense of humor.” Additionally, Mrs. Price says that Amanda “was a big help in a class I subbed for this week, and she has gone above and beyond in my class by completing her assignments and helping others in her group to be successful.” When asked, Amanda could not choose a favorite teacher because she likes them all the same. When she grows up, she would like to become a police officer or forensic investigator. When it comes to being Colonel TOUGH, Amanda thinks that Having Heart and Respect are most important. She says that being TOUGH means “being a good samaritan.” FUN FACT: Amanda has a beautiful singing voice.

Meghan Cody is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2023! In March, Meghan was nominated by Mrs. Burkett for having heart. Her English 11 teacher comments that “Meghan is TOUGH because she is a student who excels in many ways – she is a fantastic student who participates in class and encourages her peers; she is an amazing addition to the CRHS Band; and she is a compassionate, optimistic, and dedicated individual who spreads positivity wherever she goes.” Meghan mentioned many teachers including Mrs. Burkett, Mrs. Stivers, Mr. Cheezum, and Mr. Sousa because “they have all been there when I was at my worst and are always looking out for me. They help me succeed and help me reach for the stars! They are very kind, amazing teachers and I probably would not be as positive without them.” When Meghan graduates, she wants to go to Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania to get a degree in music therapy. She says, “music has helped me my whole life and I want to give others that same experience.” In Meghan’s opinion, the most important part of being Colonel TOUGH is having heart. According to her, “being nice gets you way farther than being mean. Even if people are mean to you, you don't want to feed into it. Just stay positive and do the right thing.” FUN FACT: Meghan has Marcus Gunn Jaw Winking Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes her right eyelid to move whenever she opens her mouth.

Lamont Evans Jr. is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2022! He was nominated by Mr. Sousa for going above and beyond in his English 12 class during quarter three. Mr. Sousa says: “Because Lamont went out of his way to work on his assignments, he was able to improve his writing skills and his grade.” Throughout his time at CRHS, Lamont has most enjoyed his English classes, because they are the most entertaining. Lamont does not know exactly where his life will lead, but he has set going to college as a goal for himself. In perfect fashion, Lamont identifies “obtaining your goals” as the most important part of being Colonel TOUGH. He is set up for success!

Senior Spotlight Class of 2022

Week of April 11

Cap and Gown Delivery: Cap and gown packages will be available for pick up during lunch shifts on Monday May 16. Packages not picked up that day can be picked up in room 428 anytime that week. All balances must be paid to Jostens before the cap and gowns will be released to students. Invoices for outstanding balances have been emailed to the address you have on file with Jostens.

We continue to plan for the graduation ceremony, scheduled for June 2 at 6pm in the high school auditorium. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only, no matter the age of the audience member. Students will receive ticket and other graduation information at a senior meeting we will be holding after Spring Break. Tickets will be distributed following the graduation rehearsal and senior lunch on June 1. The ceremony will also be livestreamed. Once we have the web address for that, we will share it with families and on social media.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions ( June will be here before you know it! Enjoy these last few months!!

Senior Update from Mr. Shelly and Mrs. Bee

1. Flower fundraiser for the senior trip is due on Wednesday, April 13 to Mrs. Bee or Mr. Shelly. All money is due at the time as well. Checks can be made out to CRHS. Flowers are expected to be in the first week of May. Sellers will be contacted with how much they will owe for the senior trip and when the exact day the flowers will come in as soon as Mr. Shelly and Mrs. Bee know.

2. Senior trip will be to Hershey Park on Tuesday, May 31

Ticket Cost: $34

Optional voucher for lunch Cost: $14

Total Cost if getting VOUCHER: $48

Money Due by: April 26

3. It's time to start getting the senior slideshow together. We need 3 pictures from birth to middle school. If possible, we would like digital copies because that makes things a lot easier. If you only have hard copies, label your pictures with your name and put them in a sealed baggie. We will return the pictures. Please get the pictures to Mrs. Bee or Mr. Shelly by Friday, May 6th. Of course, the sooner the better! :)