CRHS Student & Family Weekly Update

December 19-23, 2022

Colonel Richardson High School

Nikki VonDenBosch, Principal

Jared Sherman, Assistant Principal

Brad Oberdorf, Dean of Students

Cia North, School Counselor (grades 9 and 11)

Office Phone: 410-479-3678

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

Jennifer Reed, School Counselor (grades 10 and 12)

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

Emily Phillips, Attendance Administrative Assistant


Stephanie Carmine, Enrollment/Guidance Administrative Assistant


Wendy DuVall, Finance and Administration Administrative Assistant


Week at a Glance

Monday 12/19
  • Boys Basketball vs. North Dorchester (JV at 3:30pm, Varsity at 6:30pm)
  • Girls Basketball vs. North Dorchester (5pm Start)

Tuesday 12/20

  • Boys Basketball at SSPP (3pm Departure)- JV Only

Wednesday 12/21

  • Half Day of School-Beginning of Winter Break
  • Q2 Interims issued to students
  • Wellness Wednesday Tip:

    Color for 10 minutes!

    Coloring can improve your mood, enhance your sleep, and improve your wellness.

    WebMD explains color therapy can improve your wellness in the following ways:

    • Red: stimulating and increases appetite
    • Orange: improves mood and possible thyroid function
    • Yellow: increases concentration and possibly treats arthritis
    • Green: a calming color and may promote healthy metabolism
    • Blue: suppresses the appetite and treats migraine pain
    • Indigo: purportedly promotes mental health.
    • Violet: helps with meditation and potentially endocrine issues

  • Girls Basketball at North Dorchester Xmas Tournament. Play St. Michaels at 11am (9:15am Dismissal)

Thursday 12/22

  • Winter Break-No School
  • Girls Basketball at North Dorchester Xmas Tournament. Play TBD. Time TBD. (Coaches tell the Bus driver what time you want to leave on 12/21)

Friday 12/23

  • Winter Break-No School

12/24/22-1/1/23 School Closed for Winter Break. School opens back up on January 2nd.

Boys Basketball

  • 12/26 at Civic Center vs. Woodbridge (9:15am Departure)- Varsity Only
  • 12/26 at QA Xmas Tournament. Play QA. (6:15am Departure)- JV Only
  • 12/27 at Wicomico HS. Play Sussex Central (4:15pm Departure)- Varsity Only
  • 12/28 at QA Xmas Tournament. Play TBD. Time TBD- JV Only (Coaches tell the bus driver what time you need to leave on 12/26)

State Tests

Upcoming assessments:

Test: Dates

MISA: 1/3/2023 - 1/6/2023 (make-ups the following week) (Science)

MCAP Math: 1/9/2023 - 1/12/2023 (make-ups 1/13 and following week) (Algebra)

HSA Government: 1/17/2023 -1/20/2023(make-ups the following week)

WIDA: 2/6/2023 -2/9/2023 (make-ups 2/10/2023, as needed) (ELL)

Xanadu the Musical

The CRHS Drama Club is happy to announce that we are starting work on the spring production of Xanadu the Musical! There will be a pre-audition information meeting on Tuesday, December 20th from 3 PM - 4 PM in the auditorium. Auditions will be the first week in January. See Mr. Sousa if you're interested in participating!

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Graduation Spotlight Class of 2023

Week of December 19

Families have until December 31 to order the cap and gown unit before the price increases.

There are three ways to place an order:

  1. online at

  2. mailing the order form and payment

  3. calling 1.800.JOSTENS

If you are ONLY ordering the cap and gown unit, you do not have to pay the $11.95 handling fee indicated on the order form. Cap and gown units can also be ordered without any money down. I can take care of this at school for you.

If you are ordering other items with the cap and gown unit OR one of the packages, please include the handling fee when calculating the total cost. A deposit of at least $75 must be paid as well.

Cap and gown units and any stationery products will be delivered to the school. Clothing and jewelry will be delivered to your house.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these activities, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. France at

Promoting a healthy and safe environment for ALL students and staff:

CCPS is committed to providing a safe, respectful, nurturing educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. Behaviors that compromise this environment, interfere with school operations, or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of our public schools will not be tolerated. Bullying, hazing, harassment, or other discrimination affecting a student or a staff member should be reported by a victim, parent/guardian, witness, staff member, or other person having knowledge. Staff members with knowledge of such conduct are required to promptly report it to the building principal.

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.