CRHS Student & Family Weekly Update

March 7-11, 2022

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)

Cindy Saathoff BSN, RN, School Nurse

Office Phone 410-479-3612

Week at a Glance

Monday 3/7

Juniors- Joe Corbis fundraiser due

Tuesday 3/8

JV Baseball at Parkside (1:15 pm Dismissal)- Scrimmage

JV Softball at Parkside (1:15 pm Dismissal)- Scrimmage

Wednesday 3/9

Tie-Dye Spirit Day

Varsity Baseball vs. Parkside (3:30 pm Start)- Scrimmage

Varsity Softball vs. Parkside (3:30 pm Start)- Scrimmage

Thursday 3/10

ASVAB Testing in Auditorium AM- All Juniors Participate

Q3 Interims Issued

Varsity Baseball vs. Sussex Tech (3:30 pm Start)- Scrimmage

Prom Committee Meeting 5:30 pm Media Center

Friday 3/11

Saturday 3/12

Varsity Baseball vs. Easton (9 am Start)- Scrimmage

Varsity Softball at Sussex Tech Playday (8 am Departure)

Varsity Baseball vs. Chopticon (2 pm Start)- Scrimmage

JV Baseball vs. Easton (9 am Start)- Scrimmage

JV Baseball vs. Chopticon (2 pm Start)- Scrimmage

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Choptank Community Health Dental Services

Choptank Community Dental program will begin dental services around March 4th at CRHS. If you would like to have your student enrolled in the dental program, please contact Cindy Saathoff, our school nurse for the dental paperwork.

Contact Tracing Update as of March 2, 2022

Based on updated guidance from the CDC and the Maryland Department of Health, universal contact tracing is no longer needed in settings such as schools. Positive individuals in any setting are advised to notify their close contacts. CCPS will continue to implement isolation and quarantine protocols as outlined by the local health department. We will also continue to notify the local health department when a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. When an outbreak is identified, as with any infectious illness, we will follow our usual processes of contact tracing and quarantine accordingly.

For more information, please visit COVID-19 Info & Dashboard on the CCPS website.

Final Weekend for Joe Corbis! Orders due Monday 3/7

February 2022 Students of the Month

Tracy Brutus is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2025! This month, Tracy was nominated by Mrs. Ozman for obtaining her goals every day. Mrs. Ozman commented that Tracy is “driven, focused, and dedicated to her studies.” Mrs. France also sent Tracy a shout-out saying: “Whether she works with her team or independently, she always gives 100% effort!” According to Tracy, her favorite class so far has been English 9 because Mrs. Ozman “makes class fun and has a great personality.” Tracy’s future plans involve attending college and joining the medical field. To Tracy, the most important part of being Colonel TOUGH is going above and beyond.

Will Celmer is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2024! Over the course of last month, Will was nominated by three different teachers. Mrs. Whitten noted that “Will is always kind and is working hard to challenge himself.” Ms. Schlegel recognized him for “participating every single day and helping others without being asked.” Lastly, Mrs. North commented that “Will has been working so hard to improve himself” and more importantly that “he helps others obtain their goals!” Will says that his favorite teacher has been Ms. Schlegel because “she is nice and easy to talk to” and that his favorite class has been Strength and Conditioning with Mr. Blanchfield. After high school, Will wants to go to college, get a job to help his family, and achieve his dreams. When asked about the most important parts of being Colonel TOUGH, Will had a simple answer. He says it’s “being kind to others and working hard.”

Nickolos Birch is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2023! Nick was nominated by his Creative Writing teacher, Ms. Kinlock, for publishing a piece that went well above and beyond the requirements of the assignment. She says “He challenged himself to create complex characters and settings.” Over the course of his time at CRHS, Nick has really enjoyed Mr. Robuck's classes. Nick says that Mr. Robuck “always makes class fun, even when the websites we use are boring.” Being TOUGH to Nickolas means being a good student!

Desray Shuler is the Student-of-Month for the Class of 2022! Desray was nominated several times in the past month. Mr. Shaheen noticed that “She goes out of her way to help other students with movements that they are working to perfect” in the weight room. Additionally, Mrs. Kendall stated: “Desray has done a wonderful job of asking questions in class to make sure that she understands” and “she is always willing to jump in and explain things to her peers when they don't understand.” Desray had a lot to say about her favorite teachers Mr. Shaheen and Mrs. Kendall. She says: “Both teachers strive to find the highest potential in every student, on a day to day basis. Both teachers listen to the needs of their students and will do anything to make sure those needs are met. Compassion, patience, and dedication are just a few words to describe these wonderful teachers!” After graduation, Desray is looking to continue work and then join the Police Academy of Maryland and eventually move up into a position as a detective. To her, being Colonel TOUGH means “stepping out of your comfort zone and being involved.” The most important part of being TOUGH is having heart and striving to “make the peers around me jovial.” FUN FACT: She is 50% Irish and has NATURAL red hair. Desray can also play a select number of songs on the organ!

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Junior and Senior Prom

Prom tickets will go on sale soon! Students that are planning to bring an out-of-school guest, please stop by the cafeteria desk or front office to get an out-of-school guest form. The form must be complete and approved before purchasing a ticket for an out-of-school guest. Get your forms next week!

Prom tickets will be $25 each and you will be able to purchase them at lunches the week of March 15th.

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.