CPS Superintendent's Update
PERSEVERANCE * RESPECT * INTEGRITY * DEDICATION * EMPATHY
Superintendent's Update - 12.3.2021
Dear CPS Community,
I hope you had a wonderful holiday break and were able to enjoy some much-deserved rest over the long weekend. The holiday season is upon us and there are many activities and events planned for the next several weeks until our holiday break. Please be on the lookout from your schools for upcoming holiday event information.
As we enter the weeks leading up to the holiday break, I would like to highlight a change in Covid-19 positivity rates in Massachusetts and our school district. There has been an uptick in cases throughout the Commonwealth, an anticipated rise in numbers as the colder weather moves activities indoors and more social gatherings are held throughout the holiday season. While we have also witnessed a recent uptick in overall positive Covid cases in our schools these past few weeks, our data indicates our preventative measures are working to sustain in-person learning. Most of our positive cases in schools are traced back to positive family members or from student contact at organized activities outside of school. I ask you to remain vigilant these next few weeks to keep all in our school community healthy and safe for the holidays. It is imperative to maintain our mitigation strategies of mask-wearing, handwashing, and social distancing when possible. Although there are many places where mask-wearing and social distancing is not required, I ask that you please use these mitigating strategies outside of school, even though not required, to help keep students and staff safe from infections and to minimize student absences from school.
Please note that December is concert month in our schools. Students in performing arts classes will be showcasing their musical talents in the coming weeks. Please consider attending a concert and witness for yourself the amazing talents of our students.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy reviewing the information below in this week’s newsletter.
Jay Lang, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Parker Middle School Craft Fair, 12/5, 9:00 a.m.
School Committee Meeting, 12/7, 6:00 p.m.
McCarthy Middle School Grs. 6-8 Band Concert, 12/7, 6:30 p.m.
Parker Middle School Orchestra Concert, 12/8, 7:00 p.m.
Parker Middle School Grs. 6-8 Band Concert, 12/9, 7:00 p.m.
Chelmsford Booster Club Open Meeting, 12/9, 7:00 p.m.
Extended Day Fun At Parker Middle School
MMEA Selects 14 CHS Student-Musicians to Northeast Senior District Music Ensemble
Fourteen student-musicians from Chelmsford High School – representing band, orchestra, and chorus – qualified for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Northeastern Senior District Music Ensemble, the MMEA announced last week. Thirteen student musicians who received a score in the top 50 percent of their area received All-State recommendations and move on to audition for All-State honors to be announced in February. To read more about the MMEA students, please visit our website.
WHO LET THE THERAPY DOGS OUT?
And…At Parker Middle School
Nik Sperounis'- Inspiration for Chelmsford Football Team
As the Chelmsford football team congregated around coach George Peterson early Thursday afternoon, Nik Sperounis faced his teammates, sporting an all-black beanie, a varsity jacket draped over his No. 21 jersey, and lightly cradling a sledgehammer.
Chelmsford Alumni Association Scholarship Applications
Calling all CHS Seniors and Alumni! The 2021-22 CHS Alumni Association Scholarship applications are now available for current students and alumni who plan to further their education. This year, there are over 110 scholarships offered for Seniors and 20 scholarships available for Alumni. To find out more about how to apply for scholarships, please visit the CHSAA website.
CHS Art Students Participate in a Memory Project
Studio 3 art students at CHS participated in the Memory Project this year, which involves students being matched up with children from developing countries and creating works of art (mostly portraits) for them. Students were able to get some basic information about the children, including what they hope to be when they grow up. The students really enjoyed working on this and are excited to send their artwork off to the children in Cameroon. The website for the Memory Project is linked here: https://www.memoryproject.org/.
Pre-K STEM Activity at Lions PRIDE Pre-School
Parker Middle School 2021-2022 Student Ambassadors
Parker Middle School Gr. 5 Band Concert
McCarthy Middle School Gr. 5 Band Concert
CHS 7.19 News: Fall 2021 Newscast
Paper 24/7 Free Online Tutoring Grs. 5-12
CPS Employment Opportunities
The Chelmsford Public Schools utilizes School Spring to advertise job postings and the online application process. To apply for any of our positions, please visit our website.
CHELMSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS MISSION
The mission of the Chelmsford Public Schools is to educate, engage, prepare, and empower well-rounded and knowledgeable learners who PERSEVERE through challenges, demonstrate RESPECT and INTEGRITY in their words and actions, are DEDICATED to their community, and display EMPATHY as global citizens while discovering and pursuing their full potential.