CRHS Student & Family Weekly Update

October 24-28, 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

College Application Week!

Monday, 10/24

  • Seniors- Cap and Gown orders during lunches
  • Sophomores-Jostens will be here on October 24th to take class ring orders for the sophomore class. Packets were sent home with your student on Wednesday, October 19
  • Girls and Boys Soccer 10/24- Tournament Draw at
  • Volleyball at Kent County (1:15pm Dismissal)- Varsity Only

Open Gym:

Girls 5:30 - 7

Boys 7- 8:30

  • Current High School Students Only
  • Must have a completed waiver to participate.
  • Waivers available in the cafeteria or in the main office

Tuesday, 10/25

  • Art Club will meet 3-4pm room 601

Wednesday, 10/26

  • Volleyball at Snow Hill (1:15pm Dismissal)
  • Seniors-6:30 pm Financial Aid Night

Thursday, 10/27

  • Cheer at Severna Park for County Championships (3:15pm Departure)

Friday, 10/28

  • 2nd Period Survey (see information below)
  • Football at North Caroline (4:00pm Departure)

TURN IN YOUR TOUGH TAGS for the Q1 Incentive!!!


- November 3rd is the last day to turn in TOUGH Tags for the Q1 exceptions!

- Students who have been nominated for student of the week automatically get invited to the incentive. You have shown that you have heart!

- Students who finish Q1 with perfect attendance automatically get invited to the incentive. You have really gone above and beyond!

- Students who finish Q1 with "all A's" automatically get invited to the incentive. You have obtained your goals!

College Application Week!

This week, seniors will be participating in College Application Week! Ms. Reed has sent out appointment information to all seniors. This will be a time for seniors to work on college applications, financial aid, and anything related to post-secondary plans. Please contact Ms. Reed with questions!"

Financial Aid Night

Seniors and families, join us for this Money for College event, covering everything you need to know about the financial aid process!

Laura Shahan from Chesapeake College's Financial Aid office will cover federal student aid programs, MD state scholarship programs, private scholarship sources, cost of attendance and financial need, tips and tricks for FAFSA, and more.

Graduation Spotlight Class of 2023

Week of October 24

Cap and Gown Orders:

Cap and gown ordering information has been given to seniors, emailed to families and shared via school social media. There are many Jostens products available: the cap and gown package (must purchase), announcements/thank you notes (optional), clothing (optional), class ring and other jewelry (optional).

There are three ways to place an order:

  1. online at

  2. mailing in the order form

  3. calling 1.800.JOSTENS

Jostens will return Monday October 24 to take cap and gown orders during all lunch shifts. If you are not ready to order at that time, you can order online at a later date. REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE ONLY ORDERING THE CAP AND GOWN UNIT, ORDERS CAN BE PLACED WITHOUT A DEPOSIT. Our goal is to have all orders placed before December 31, as the price increases after the first of the year.

Senior Portrait Retakes:

Senior Portrait retakes will be offered on November 16 in the CRHS Auditorium. This is for seniors who were unable to have their photo taken during the summer. More information on this will be coming soon.

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

Cap and Gown Orders

Just a reminder that Jostens will be at CRHS on Monday October 24 to take cap and gown orders during all lunch shifts.


* you can place the order with no money down. Just fill out the order form with height and weight and turn the form in on Monday. You can pay at a later date.


* if balance is more than $75, a deposit of $75 must accompany your order. You can bring the completed order form and the deposit and turn it in on Monday.


* you can order at a later date - online, by phone or by turning in form to Mrs. France at the school.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Mrs. France

CRHS Talent Show

Do you think you are the most talented student at CRHS? The Drama Club would like to announce the 2022 Talent Show with a $300 prize. This is open to all students, and we are accepting all kinds of acts: singers, dancers, comedians, jugglers, or anything else you could have in mind. If you are interested in participating, please stay after for an information meeting on Thursday from 3:00-4:00 in the auditorium. This will also be a normal Drama Club meeting. See Mr. Sousa with questions.

AP Exams

AP students and their parents received personalized versions of this letter this week. If you are interested in taking the AP exam for free in May please let Mrs. North know by November 7th either by email or by signing and turning in the letter.
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2022 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Youth Tobacco Survey (MD YRBS/YTS)

Colonel Richardson High School is set to participate in the 2022 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Youth Tobacco Survey (MD YRBS/YTS). CRHS is signed up to complete the survey on Friday, October 28, 2022 during our second block classes. This survey should take 30 to 45 minutes to complete for students. Classrooms will be randomly selected to participate in the survey by a member from the YTS committee.

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.