Thursday, June 13, 2013
After months of planning and fundraising, the turf field project is now officially under construction after yesterday's groundbreaking.
It's finally here. Well, almost. Ground was officially broken for the turf fields at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School yesterday morning, with the fields expected to be completed in time for fall sports at the two schools. Today, we want to get your take on the turf fields. You've heard all the arguments before, so we'll leave it to you. For more on the ceremony and the turf fields, check out Chelmsford Public Schools technology director Anne Marie Fiore's photos and videos from the ceremony as well as the Chelmsford Turf Fields page on the Chelmsford Public Schools website and the Chelmsford Turf Fields Facebook page.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
Hundreds of students, parents and Chelmsford High School staff celebrated the graduating Class of 2013 yesterday afternoon at Simonian Stadium. If you couldn't make it, here are some images from the big day, set to "Pomp and Circumstance" played by the Chelmsford High School band. If you were able to make it, share photos of your graduating seniors with the community! All you need to do is have a free Patch account and click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Earlier this month, Newsweek named Chelmsford High as one of the top thousand high schools in America, and now a publication here in the Bay State says Chelmsford High is in the Commonwealth's top 100.
After being named as the 773rd best high school in America by Newsweek earlier this month, Chelmsford High has received another award, this time from a publication closer to home. GoLocalWorcester has named CHS as #90 in its Second Annual Massachusetts' Top High Schools list. The website ranked 345 public, charter and and technical schools across the state in a formula developed at Babson College to measure criteria such as test scores, student-teacher ratios, and graduation rates to name a few. Chelmsford jumped from 116th in last year's poll. Other nearby schools on the list included Wilmington (#99), Groton-Dunstable (#87), Shawsheen Tech (#74), Westford Academy (#44), Minuteman Tech (#40), Littleton (#35), Acton-Boxborough (#23), …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Chelmsford High School as the #773rd high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Chelmsford High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Both high schools touted near universal four-year graduation rates for its 2012 seniors according to a recently released report.
Last month, the Patrick-Murray administration announced that just over 4 in 5 high school students were graduating in four years, with students in Chelmsford graduating at a significantly higher rate. According to data released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary of Secondary Education, 84.7 percent of the 73,479 2011-2012 senior year high school students graduated, compared to a 93.8 percent figure at Chelmsford High School and a 98.8 percent figure at Nashoba Tech. "I am proud to see more students graduating on time, because now more than ever, having a high school diploma is essential to success in our 21st Century global economy," said Governor Deval Patrick in a released statement. "But until we close the achievement gap…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Their first round match against Wellesley airs on March 10.
Earlier this week, WGBH announced the schedule (posted below) for Chelmsford and the other teams competing in the year's WGBH High School Quiz Show. Today, we want to ask you: how far do you think the Lions will make it in the competition? Can they beat Wellesley? What about those other teams? Perhaps they might even make it to face the winners of the Granite State Challenge in New Hampshire? Let us know your prognostications in the comments! All episodes premiere Sundays at 6:30pm, repeating Saturdays at 6pm, on WGBH 2: For more information on the show, visit highschoolquizshow.org, or wgbh.org. · Hopkinton vs. North Quincy February 10 · Acton-Boxborough vs. Hingham February 17…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Chelmsford is one of 95 Massachusetts public high schools competing this weekend in Brighton.
Can the Lions make the grade? We'll see this weekend as students from Chelmsford and 94 other Massachusetts public high schools gather in Brighton for Season Four of WGBH's High School Quiz Show. Hosted by Billy Costa, the Emmy Award-winning show seeks to bring excitement to the world of learning. “It was our hope to create a showcase for academic achievement that would eventually take hold in communities across the Commonwealth,” said Executive Producer Hillary Wells. “The real credit, of course, goes to the coaches and to the participating students who continue to impress and amaze us with their enthusiasm, poise under pressure, and depth of knowledge. Following a 100 question oral exam, the top 16 teams among the nearly 100 schools …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
UPDATE: Child reported found at approximately 8:27 p.m.
The Northeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council reported that a 15-year-old has been reported missing near Chelmsford High School at approximately 6:00 p.m. We will have more information as it becomes available. UPDATE: 8:27 P.M. - Westford Fire Dispatcher Jody Carroll has reported on Twitter that the child has been found uninjured by Chelmsford Fire Department officials.
The magazine used a variety of statistics to compile its list. See how Chelmsford fared in a variety of categories.
Boston Magazine recently compiled its list of 222 Boston-area public and charter high schools and also narrowed down the top 50 schools in the area based on a variety of statistics, and Chelmsford High School found itself in the middle of the pack in a variety of categories. The school didn't find its way onto the Top 50 list in the magazine. Weston High School took top honors followed by Lexington High, Dover-Sherborn Regional High, Concord-Carlisle High and Wellesley Senior High. Schools nearby Chelmsford that made the list include Bedford High School at No. 10, Westford Academy at No. 22, and Littleton High School at No. 31. According to the sortable list in the article, Chelmsford was in the middle of the pack in categories such as …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Police have secured Chelmsford High School after a bomb threat was discovered yesterday, meant for today.
Security is heightened at Chelmsford High School today after police discovered a reported bomb threat written in a bathroom yesterday. According to a message sent to parents of Chelmsford High students, a threat was made for today, May 3. The administration is working with police to investigate the threat. There were two controlled areas for entry into Chelmsford High today: the front of the building and the gym. Nobody else will be allowed to enter in a different part of the building today, police said. The following security measures were made for today's school day: Police are encouraging any students with information about the threat to come forward. The administration and police are continuing to investigate. "The administration …