Cohasset High School Newsletter

News and Happenings at Cohasset High School

April 1, 2021

Dear Families,


Welcome back to what will hopefully be the last first day of school this year. A few reminders for Monday.


  • The high school will be on a delayed start (8:30). Bus riders who arrive early should report straight to class and await the start of the day there as opposed to congragating in the lobby.

  • All parking spots have been assigned. Students must park in the spots assigned to them without exception and have the student lot sticker affixed to the vehicle above the inspection sticker. Any driver without an assigned spot should park at Milliken and walk.

  • There will be no extended breaks. Students will have five minutes in between each period but should either head to class or through one of the courtyards for a mask break. Students should not be congregating to eat in the upper or lower lobbies. This is to limit unstructured gathering and eating.

  • For two weeks, from April 5th through April 16th, students will be dismissed for lunch at 12:45, will eat at home, and will log in remotely to last period.

  • There is a half day April 9th. Instead of creating an alternative schedule we will just dismiss students at 12:30 in order to make the bus runs, shortening that particular period to 45 minutes.

  • All of our safety and cleaning protocols remain in place. That includes proper mask wearing, handwashing, desk cleaning, and distancing. We will review these when we return in full.

  • This only works if we make it work. Please respect each other enough to do your part.


We're looking forward to having everyone back Monday and for the rest of the year. See you then.


Sincerely,


Brian T. Scott

Principal

Phase 1 Schedule for Monday (April 5-16)

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Spirit Week: 4/5 - 4/9!

Monday - Cohasset Day (seniors wear white)

Tuesday - Neon Day (seniors past or future)

Wednesday - Decades Day (seniors 80’s, juniors 70’s, sophomores 90’s, freshmen 2000’s)

Thursday - Country Club Day (seniors pirate)

Fri - Dodgeball or Career Day


Dodgeball (4/9)

This year’s Dodgeball Tournament will take place on Friday next week following the half day dismissal. Submit your roster of 8, team name, and $40 per team to a Student Council member or Mrs. Reardon by the end of the day Wednesday to participate.


The Yearbook is complete and in production!

Get yours here before April 11th!


Order your 2021 TESSAHOC Yearbook. Yearbooks can be purchased on ybpay.com.


COHASSET HIGH SCHOOL CODE: 8485721

March is Disability Awareness Month

To celebrate, Cohasset Buddies has worked to raise awareness about a variety of disabilities using posters and announcements. This week, we celebrated Purple Day to raise awareness for Epilepsy! Students and faculty wore purple, and club members gave out purple swag thanks to the generosity of the McGhee family.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

To celebrate, Cohasset Buddies will be hosting a Blue Day on April 14th and posting autism facts all around the building. If you and your child are interested in learning more about autism, check out the books below from the South Shore Autism Center!


Fiction:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

Anything but Typical by Nora Baskin

Rain Reign by Ann Raskin

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork


Nonfiction:

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Elizabeth Verdick

The Asperkid's Secret Book of Social Rules by Jennifer O'Toole

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin

Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? by Jude Welton

Math Team Places Second

The Math Team successfully competed to finish 2nd in Division 4 of the SMML. This year is Division 4 included Hingham, Norwell, NDA and Scituate.


Captains Devin Tulio and Sireen Omran were asked to compete in the high scorer category of the League Playoffs, even though our team did not make the playoffs. Out of all the high scorers in the SMML, Devin finished 4th and Sireen finished 5th. This is an incredible accomplishment that speaks to their scholarship, thirst for knowledge and drive for academic achievement.


Additionally, Devin and Sireen worked all season to help keep the team in touch and 'competition ready' in our unusual remote competition platform. They are simply amazing leaders and scholars. - Ms. G

CSCR

Cohasset High seniors Lucy Clay, Andrew Hoadley, and Beck LaBash, will be presenting their CSCR research on Zostera marina (eelgrass) at Zosterapalooza, a professional conference for eelgrass researchers, hosted by EPA’s Phil Colarusso, on Wednesday, March 31 at 12:40pm.


Working collaboratively during the summer in the eelgrass meadows in the Cohasset and Scituate waters of Cohasset Outer Harbor, they used their high school statistics classes, critical thinking, and creativity to ask new questions, manage a team, and develop new techniques with ArcGIS, machine learning, and python-coding for geotagging throughout the fall and winter.


They will be presenting to other eelgrass researchers who may represent DMF, Woods Hole, EPA, DEP, MIT Seagrant, Northeastern Marine Science Center, and BU.


There will also be a second opportunity to hear them the following evening at CSCR’s own signature event, to which we enthusiastically invite you: The State of the Harbor event, on CSCR’s Zoom at 5-7 on April 1. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehnufbsx6110a5ed&oseq=&c=1e0a0790-ea29-11e4-9ded-d4ae52844372&ch=1eab0280-ea29-11e4-9fa6-d4ae52844372

Cohasset Earth Dat Contest Winners

Over 80 students sent in submissions judged by a panel of 5 that deliberated long and hard to pick a winner. Students were asked to design a logo to show Cohasset Earth Day 2021 and Restore our Earth. The winning logo will be used on the town's promotional materials and social media accounts where possible.


Ava DeSalvo came first in the logo contest, Hannah Nicholls came 2nd, and 3rd was Mary Williams. You can also see more details on Facebook or instagram - @cohassetearthday

It's Science

Students who protected their eggs from a 2 meter fall with only 6 pieces of paper and tape. Nice job extending the time of impact to lower the force, physics students! (And nice job Ms. Reardon)
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And the Winner Is . . . Piano Man!

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Bring Project Adventure to the Cohasset Middle/High School!

Can you help us become STRONGER THAN EVER? The CEF is raising money for a new Social Emotional Learning program called Project Adventure. Project Adventure combines an indoor Outward Bound style climbing and ropes course with a professional development program aimed at building stronger and healthier school communities. The funds we raise will be used to purchase the equipment as well as staff curriculum and training. All donations will go directly to the project and the CEF is matching every donation dollar for dollar up to $25,000!


This $50,000 grant will be used to purchase materials, equipment and installation that include an indoor climbing wall and multi-swing to begin the transition from traditional PE classes to more student-centered challenges. Your kids will learn resiliency and confidence working in groups and individually on various challenges. And what a great way to better involve students that aren't as interested in traditional sports or PE! We thank you in advance for considering a donation. This grant will not only up-level our schools, it will be available to the broader community to use as well!


We are so excited about this grant! Will you help us bring an amazing opportunity to the Cohasset Middle/High School (as well as the entire community?!)


https://donate.onecause.com/adventure143


Thank you for your consideration.

The Cohasset Education Foundation + Our Students!

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Guidance News

MCAS Dates

Please note the following MCAS dates. All students will report on the assigned date, regardless of cohorts:


Grade 11 ELA -- May 20-21

Grade 11 Math -- May 24-25

Grade 10 ELA -- May 26-27

Grade 10 Math -- June 2-3

Grade 9 STE -- June 8-9

Virtual College Fair

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Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an optional aptitude test developed by the Department of Defense which helps students identify skills and interests, explore jobs, and develop post-secondary plans.. ASVAB CEP testing will be given on April 15,2021 at Cohasset High School. If you are a Junior or Senior and interested in taking the career placement test, please let the guidance office know by April 9th. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program The test takes about 2 hours.

May 8th SAT @ Cohasset

The SAT will be offered at Cohasset High School on Saturday, May 8th. Per College Board rules, this administration is open to anyone who registers, regardless of whether they attend Cohasset. To reserve your spot please sign up at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers

CHS Spirit Gear Available

Check out the following link to grab some spirit gear as we enter the second semester and prepare for spring. Special thanks to Mr. Ford for helping us set it up.


https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/cohasset-high-school-299603

Mindful Moments

Mindful mornings are up and running! Each Wednesday, Ms. Berkowitz Bock leads a mindful moment at 8 am on Wednesdays for students. She offers the meditation via Zoom, but if you are in person that day, you can come to her room! Email Ms. Berkowitz Bock at nberkowitz@cohassetk12.org for the code to participate!

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Cultural Responsiveness Update

Please see a brief timeline of our work around cultural responsiveness as we work towards building an inclusive community.


August / September -- Completed district-wide training around cultural responsiveness and trauma-informed teaching.


October -- Results of the Institutional Climate and Inclusion Survey released to schools.


November -- Contracted with outside consultant to unpack findings of the ICIA Survey results.


December -- Conducted initial faculty and community member focus groups around issues pertaining to the major findings.


January -- Presented findings and plan to School Committee (https://zoom.us/rec/play/dQmS5-9s06D1xA92iSqpD_6sQ-ni7F87BjrpInoQCC1afYG470NF3C7EULag2WlxoNV0_kqXQV5t_R5f.9QkSPODLruXxygqP?continueMode=true).


Conducted student Affinity Groups.


February -- Parent focus group sessions completed.


March -- Larger student body focus groups completed.


April / May -- Information will be synthesized and a draft plan created.


June -- Plan will be finalized for inclusion in the School Improvement Plan and District Strategic Plan.

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Our Safe Home
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Put a Pin in It

Dates to remember:


    Events:

    • 4/5/21 - Spirit Week (ALL SCHOOL)
    • 4/14/21 - Senior Excursion to Pinz (during the school day) (SENIORS ONLY)
    • 5/21/21 - Prom @ Atlantica
    • 5/26/21 - Seniors Last Day of Class
    • 5/27/21 - Senior Celebration (Milliken Field)
    • 5/28/21 - Graduation, 5:00, Alumni Field


    MCAS:


    • Grade 11 ELA -- May 20-21

    • Grade 11 Math -- May 24-25
    • Grade 10 ELA -- May 26-27
    • Grade 10 Math -- June 2-3
    • Grade 9 STE -- June 8-9