Cohasset High School Newsletter
News and Happenings at Cohasset High School
June 4, 2021
What a couple of weeks it has been as we successfully celebrated our seniors, beginning with a beautiful prom and ending with an exceptional graduation ceremony. Like everything this year, these events are not turnkey but the result of the extraordinary hard work and collaboration of many people both within and around the schools.
To that end, my sincerest thanks goes to:
Stephanie Moriarty and Nina Berkowitz-Bock
Ms. Lisa Tokarz and Ms. Patrice Hoeft
Ms. Sarah Anthony
Chairman MacLellan and the School Committee
Drs. Sullivan and Scollins and Central Office
Nick Berardi and our Maintenance Crew
Bob Tuscher and our Custodial Crew
Ron Menard and our IT Department
Don Roine and 143 TV
Kim Albanese, Kim Froio, Christine Cunning and pre-prom parents
Megan Fales of Anchor and Sail
The Catered Affair
Cohasset Village Greenery
Northeast Tent and Event Rentals
Apologies if I have mistakenly left someone off the list. Events like these, in ever-changing conditions, truly require a village and ous was sizable. Hats off to the Class of 2021.
Brian T. Scott
Check Out Our Second Virtual Class Night Here:
HUGE Thank you to the CEF for bringing Project Adventure to the Cohasset Middle/High School!
On behalf of all of the students who will experience this, thank you to the Cohasset Education Foundation and all of the families who donated money to bring Project Adventure to the Middle and High Schools. Construction is about to begin!
Fall Volleyball Initiative
Cohasset “Volunteers for Volleyball” Hit it BIG!
W🏐W!! My most heartfelt thanks for a job well done!! Between the 35+ Volunteers assigned to court set-up on Wednesday, and the additional 30+ on Sunday, we exceeded our goal of 24 courts. When everyone was already tired and hungry late Sunday night, this team dug-deep as we were offered a BIG bonus for breaking down an additional 2 courts, the LAST 2 in the whole Convention Center!! The incremental payout for those 2 courts alone was $2,500!! Little did I know how much I was asking of these volunteers before this event began!!
So, on the shoulders of this mighty group of hard-working volunteers, $10,000 was raised toward our goal to have a volleyball club team!! And, although it is looking likely that we will have a team in the Fall of 2021 we have more funds to raise to reach our required $15,000!!
Please consider donating to the extent your circumstances allow on our GoFundMe page. And, I appreciate you sharing this on your social media sites and with those you know who might be interested in supporting the effort. gf.me/u/ztv5gh
CHS Helping Vets -- Check out the winning design by junior Kelsey Murphy! Many thanks to Ms. Berkowitz for organizing.
CHS Helping Vets
CHS Student Athletes help mark the gravestones of veteran soldiers before Memorial Day. Thanks to Coach Rotondi and Phil Mahoney.
Also, check out the winning design by junior Kelsey Murphy! Many thanks to Ms. Berkowitz for organizing.
CHS Spirit Gear Available
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. Findings presented to district leadership.
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.