Colonel Richardson High School

September 2019

Colonel Richardson High School

Nikki VonDenBosch, Principal

Jared Sherman, Assistant Principal

Thomas Jefferson, Dean of Students

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Principal's Message

Dear CRHS Students and Families,

Welcome back to school! I hope each of you had some fun this summer and had some time to relax and recharge, so that you are ready for an exciting school year! I am thrilled to serve as your new principal. Teachers, counselors, custodians, and staff have worked hard to maintain a beautiful building, plan engaging lessons, and do all that is necessary to prepare for your return.

Remember throughout the year if you need help with anything your teachers, counselors, and administrators are here for you!

Please join us on Back to School Night, Wednesday August 28th anytime between 5-7 pm to pick up your schedules and meet your teachers! I am looking forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school Tuesday, September 3rd!


Mrs. VonDenBosch

Back To School Night

Wednesday, Aug. 28th, 5pm

25320 Richardson Road

Federalsburg, MD

  • Meet your teachers
  • Pick up your schedule
  • Pick up your 2018-2019 yearbook

Counselors' Corner

CRHS Counselors:

Ms. Reed- 9th and 11th grades

Ms. North- 10th and 12th grades

Our counselors can be reached via email if you click on their name above. The best way for students to see their counselor is to email them to set up a meeting as needed.

Parents- Please email your child's counselor if you wish to be part of their email list and receive various updates throughout the year with important information specific to your child's class.

Attendance Reminders:

Daily attendance is extremely important! Students can not use more than 5 parent notes a semester to lawfully excuse absences. Doctor's notes must be submitted to lawfully, medically excuse absences. Please turn notes in as soon as you return from an absence. For more information click on the attendance policy link.

Nurse's Corner

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at CRHS. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you information regarding the health room:

  • A student information update form will be sent home the first day of school. Please fill this out completely and return as soon as possible. If your child has any health concerns or allergies please include this on the form.

  • Prescription medications while at school require a Medication Authorization form to be completed and signed by your healthcare provider AND signed by a parent/guardian. Medication CANNOT be given without this form in place.

  • ALL medication has to be brought to school by a parent/guardian in the original container.

  • Please keep your child home with a fever greater than 100.5, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. They need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Choptank Community School Based Health Center will be available on Wednesdays.

  • Do not hesitate to contact me at 410-754-5078 if I can be of any assistance to advocate for your child’s healthcare needs.

Cindy Spies BSN, RN

Parking Permits

Parking permits for the 2019-2020 school year are available to students with a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance. Priority is given to seniors, juniors, and athletes.

A copy of valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a completed and signed permit application must be turned in to Mr. Jefferson before payment is processed and permit issued.

Go to to pay online or pick up a payment form at Back to School Night or in the office.

September Graduation Spotlight

Welcome back to a brand new school year! I am the new graduation coordinator. One of my goals is to have an article in the newsletter each month to keep students and families updated with regard to graduation. The CRHS graduation is scheduled for Wednesday June 3, 2020 at 6pm.

Jostens will visit the school in late September/early October to take cap and gown orders. Our goal is to have all seniors’ orders submitted prior to Winter Break (December 20). I will assist with that. Payments are not due by this date, but orders should be submitted. After the new year, the prices increase. More information about this will be included in the next newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or by phone at 410.754.5575 ext. 2510. Please leave a message if I am not available to take your phone call. I look forward to this exciting journey with the seniors and their families!!

-Mrs. France

Class of 2020 News

Class Advisors

Mrs. Rizzo and Mr. Shelly

Dear Class of 2020.

Congratulations seniors! You are almost finished. We have some important meetings in September. On September 17 we will be having a senior meeting regarding homecoming, fundraising, and other important information seniors should start thinking about for the year. On September 25 Jostens will be coming to give out cap and gowns. On September 25 we will have a meeting at 6 PM to discuss everything covered with aforementioned meetings with students and the after prom party. As more information comes out students should check their email and by signing up for the google classroom by joining the class with the code:ggdd4f. If you have any questions or concerns contact Ms. Rizzo at or Mr. Shelly at

-Mr. Shelly and Ms. Rizzo

Class of 2021 News

Class Advisors

Mrs. France and Mr. Sousa

Greetings from the Class of 2021

Welcome Back! Can you believe we are juniors already? We are excited about all the activities we have planned for this year, most of all PROM! Our first class fundraiser will be held in just a few weeks!

Applebee’s Short Stacks for a Tall Cause

Saturday October 5, 2019

8:00 - 10:00am

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar

8999 Ocean Gateway

Easton, MD 21601

The Class of 2021 is selling tickets for this event ($7 per person, children under 5 free), but you can also pay at the door. Please come out to support the class! Money raised will go toward our prom in April.

Homecoming events will be held on October 25-26. We will be building a float for the parade. If students or parents are interested in helping or donating materials, please contact either class advisor: Mike Sousa at or Bernadette France at

We look forward to a successful year! Thank you for all that you do to support our students!

-Mrs. France and Mr. Sousa

Class of 2022 News

Class Advisors

Mrs. Bee and Mr. Love

Welcome back class of 2022!

Sophomore class officer applications are available starting the first day of school and are due by September 10th. Voting will be held September 11-16th. Check your e-mail regularly for information regarding the class, such as Homecoming festivities, class rings, and our Fall fundraiser (Prom is next year!). We are looking forward to a great Sophomore year with each of you!

Mr. Love & Mrs. Bee

Class of 2023 News

Class Advisors

Mr. Williams and Mrs. Wittman

Attention Class of 2023

Welcome to Colonel Richardson High School! It's time for more rigorous classes, time for Friday Night Football, and time for making those fabulous high school memories. Additionally, as high school freshmen, you will need to learn a valuable skill right off the bat...CHECK YOUR EMAIL. The advisors for the Class of 2023 will be Mrs. Wittman and Mr. Williams. We will be sending you information (via email) on how you can become a Class officer and get your high school involvement kicked into high gear. We're looking forward to having a fantastic year; start thinking now about how you can contribute to your class and if you're ready to step up and be an officer. Look out for that email!!

-Mrs. Wittman and Mr.Williams