CRHS Student & Family Weekly Update

October 4-8, 2021

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)

Week at a Glance


College Application Week

Monday 10/4
  • HOCO Spirit Week- Monday Mardi Gras
  • HOCO Dance tickets for sale during lunches, tickets are $10 each
  • Boys Soccer vs. Kent Island (JV starts at 4 pm, Varsity follows)
  • Golf at Hyatt River Marsh (1:15 pm Dismissal, 3:30 pm Start)

Tuesday 10/5

  • HOCO Spirit Week- Tuesday Twin Day
  • HOCO Dance tickets for sale during lunches $10 each
  • 3 pm Educator Rising Club Meeting in room 419
  • Volleyball at North Dorchester (2:15 pm Dismissal, JV starts at 4 pm, Varsity follows)

Wednesday 10/6

  • HOCO Spirit Week- Wednesday Character Day
  • HOCO Dance tickets for sale during lunches $10 each
  • 4 pm Q1 Midterm Grades Stored
  • Boys Soccer vs. Pocomoke (Just Varsity at 5:30 pm- Senior Night)

Thursday 10/7

  • HOCO Spirit Week- Thursday Decades Day
  • HOCO Dance tickets for sale during lunches $10 each
  • Volleyball at Easton (2:15 pm Dismissal, JV starts at 4 pm, Varsity follows)
  • 6 pm Financial Aid Night in CRHS Auditorium (Masks are required)

Friday 10/8

  • HOCO Spirit Week- Friday School Spirit Day
  • Girls Soccer vs. North Dorchester (2:00 pm Dismissal, 3 pm Start)- 1st Game of Homecoming DH
  • Football vs. Kent County (6:00pm Start)- 2nd Game of Homecoming DH

Saturday 10/9

  • Federalsburg HOCO Parade starts at 10 am (parade line up at Marina at 9 am)
  • HOCO Dance 8-10 pm on Football Field


Homecoming is on for this year!!!

It will be a bit different from previous years because of COVID Restrictions. Please read over these details:

When and Where:

Game-Friday, October 8th CRHS vs. Kent County at the CRHS stadium 6 pm

Parade-Saturday, October 9th in Federalsburg at 10 am

Dance- Saturday, October 9th at the CRHS stadium 8-10 pm


$10 each and will be sold during lunches the week of 10/4-10/7

Tickets will not be sold at the gate, they must be pre-purchased


CRHS 9-12 graders can attend

NO OUT of school guests this year (we need to limit exposure and contact tracing)

Other Details:

Masks are recommended

Think about your footwear, you will be dancing on the grass football field

HOCO Parade

The Colonel Richardson High School Homecoming Committee is holding the annual Homecoming Parade. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 am in Federalsburg. The parade will line up at the Federalsburg Marina Park on South Main Street, proceed up South Main Street to North Main Street, and end at Old Denton Road. The judges’ stand will be located at the Federal Brewing Company Parking Lot next to Pizza Empire on South Main Street. Line up will begin at 9:00 am and the parade will kick off at 10:00 am.

Students and Parents-

If you are interested in helping with the class float for the HOCO parade please reach out to your child's class advisor. HOCO themes for floats must be approved by the CRHS administration.

Freshman Advisors

Dawn Price

Kellie Rizzo

Sophomore Advisors

Jazmyn Delano

Christine Kinlock

Junior Advisors

Rob Williams

Nicole Schlegel

Senior Advisors

Chad Shelly

Bobbi Bee

Next CCRP Open Gym:

Tuesday 10/5

Girls 5:30 - 7 PM

Boys 7 - 8:30 PM

Please bring completed paperwork. Paperwork is available in the office and the cafeteria.

CAW- College Application Week!!!

This week, October 4 - 8, all seniors will have the opportunity to participate in College Application Week (CAW). The purpose of this week is to give you dedicated time and space to complete college applications with assistance. Check your email from Mrs. North with helpful documents to prepare you for College Application Week! Please take time to look these over and email her with any questions. Keep checking your email for information about signing up CAW and other events planned for that week!!

2021-2022 Fall/Winter State Assessments

CRHS students are participating in state assessments this school year. Students are participating in Fall/WInter state assessments during the school day, in the Media Center. Please see the testing dates and students participating below.

Early Fall Assessments Testing Window 9/13-10/22

English Language Arts: 8th and 10th Grade

Math: 8th Grade and Algebra I

Science (MISA): 8th Grade, Environmental Earth Science

Fall/Winter Assessments Testing Window 12/13-1/28

English Language Arts: 10th Grade

Math: Algebra

Fall/Winter Assessments Testing Window 1/10-2/4

Science (MISA): Biology

Government: Government

Tik Tok Challenges- Message from the Interim Superintendent

Dear Families,

There are currently various social media challenges affecting school campuses across the nation. In September, a viral trend called “Devious Licks” encouraged students to steal or damage items on school property and then post photos or videos online. This behavior impacted several schools in Caroline, resulting in a significant cost to replace damaged or stolen property, and maintenance and custodial staff time to repair or replace equipment.

It has recently come to our attention that there are more challenges posted on social media that span the remainder of this school year, and we are reaching out to our families to enlist your help. These are not harmless pranks; most, if not all of the challenges, have the potential to result in serious consequences including suspension, expulsion, police involvement and monetary fines.

Please talk with your children about these challenges, and how harmful and destructive they can be to other people and property. Also stress with them how much is at stake for students considering participation. If you or your child feel the need to report a potential violation connected to a social media trend, contact your school administrator.

We appreciate your support in this matter and look forward to working with you to encourage a positive school culture.

Dr. Derek L. Simmons

Interim Superintendent

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