New Superintendent Announced
 The Litchfield School Board announced on Feb 21, 2018 that Dr. Michael Jette will be the new Superintendent of the Litchfield School District effective July 1, 2018.
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CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ADMINISTRATION:

 

William Lonergan, Principal  -        Wlonergan@litchfieldsd.org Twitter: @wlonerganchs 

Mike Perez, Assistant Principal  -   Mperez@litchfieldsd.org Twitter: @mperezchs 

Jodi Callinan, Director of Counseling  -    Jcallinan@litchfieldsd.org Twitter: @chscounselor17 

Jarod Mills, Athletic Director  - Jmills@litchfieldsd.org Twitter: @CHSGoCougars

Principal's Notes
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February 12, 2018
Hello Parents & Guardians,      

I was really excited last week when our administrative main office staff as a unit received the CHS Golden Bell Staff of the Month Award.  Congratulations to Terrie Taylor, Deb Harris, and Elana Ayer, and thanks for all your efforts supporting CHS students and staff.  I also wanted to express my appreciation to our daytime custodian, James Woods, who is a really valuable asset in so many areas of our building. 

I do want to mention that we do have 8th Grade Parent Night in the auditorium on Tuesday.  If you have an incoming eighth-grade student, it is likely you have a sense of the things we cover, but it never hurts to check in and see what to expect the next time through.  We will be having a parent coffee in the library beforehand from 6:00-6:30 if you are interested in finding out how things are going in the rest of the school. 

We are heavily into the course selection process with students, so please keep in touch with your children to see how it is going for them. 

Have a great week, everyone! 

Bill Lonergan, Principal

 
February 5, 2018
Hello Parents & Guardians,      

First, I heard a woodchuck somewhere in PA saw his shadow this past week, and thus we get six more weeks of winter.  I am not supportive of continuing to wake up the rodent from its nap, if this is true!  Let’s hope not.  I’d like to start off this update by recognizing our para-educators for all of their exceptional work to support us at CHS.  Whether they are working with specific students or are room specialists, our para-educators are all invaluable in helping our students succeed.  If you know any of them, you know what I am talking about.  If you have a chance, please express your appreciation for that commitment.  We had a terrific turnout from the community this past Thursday to meet & greet the Superintendent candidates.  I’d like to say thanks to students Lindsay Hobbs, Nick Boucher, Billy Randolph (also on the Search Committee), Sarah Stagnone, Molly McKenna, and Ryan Yanuszewski for giving of their time to help with that event Thursday evening.  The same appreciation is extended to our teachers, Justin Ballou and Dennis Perreault, for their hours with the Search Committee resulting in these three highly qualified candidates.  Looking ahead this week for sophomores, we have CTE presentations from Alvirne and Pinkerton on Friday, so please make sure your children seriously consider some of these valuable offerings not available here at CHS. 

Have a great week, everyone! 

Bill Lonergan, Principal

 
January 30, 2018
Hello Parents & Guardians,        
First of all, we have begun semester 2 here at CHS as of Thursday last week.  Grades should be available on the parent portal by Tuesday afternoon. 
I do want to express congratulations to two students who graduated from L’Derry Night School: Lexi Rowlands and Hope DeCarolis.   
We will be moving soon into the active part of the course selection process soon.  Please discuss their selections with your children to make sure they are actively pursuing courses and programs of high interest to them. 
We are welcoming music teacher Nathan Lamy to CHS who will be splitting his time between CHS and LMS.  We are excited to have him with us this semester. 
Also, on one final note, please join us Thursday evening as the School District hosts the three finalists for the Superintendent position.  The community “Meet & Greet” will occur at CHS from 6:00-7:00 pm in the CHS Library, Music Room and on the Auditorium Stage.  Please join us, meet the three candidates, and help ensure Litchfield selects the right candidate to lead our schools. 
Have a great week, everyone! 
Bill Lonergan, Principal 
 
 
January 22, 2018
Hello Parents & Guardians,       
Don’t forget that students have three days remaining of exams this week, (Monday Block C & D, Tuesday Block E & F, and Wednesday Block G & H).  After that, the new semester starts and we will have a Day 1 on Thursday and a Day 2 for Friday.  Please make sure your children have an electronic copy of their Semester 2 schedules available on their Chrome books or print out copies before they come to school on Thursday.  Also, the last day to make semester 2-course changes is Wed, January 31st. 
I’d like to express my appreciation to Dala Johnson for all of her extra work in facilitating Kim Barnett’s coursework and grading while Kim has been out along with managing her own classwork. 
A few weeks ago arrived the good news that our art students have again demonstrated great success in the NH Art Awards with CHS students earning 3 Gold Keys, 3 Silver Keys 10 Honorable Mentions, and 2 Portfolio Honorable Mentions and their work being displayed with other NH winners at the Stockbridge Theater in Derry.  Congratulations to Killian Franklin, Caroline McSorley, Lexi Grant, Zach Drouin, Jamie Byers, Catriona Chew, Jenna Bung and Caroline Ward and to our Arts Department and particularly Denise Freeman and Paula Barry for this success.
We do appreciate teachers Justin Ballou and Dennis Perreault for their contributions as members of the Superintendent Search Committee.  Finally, there has been great interest in have a celebration of Dr. Andrea Ange’s Life at CHS, and more information will follow when available.   
Have a great week everyone! 
Bill Lonergan, Principal
 
January 16, 2018
Hello Parents & Guardians,       

I would like to offer a final appreciation to the CHS community for its support provided after the passing of Dr. Andrea Ange.  Again, please do contact your school’s counselor if your child has difficulty in the days ahead. 

As far as recognitions, congratulations to math teacher, Shaun Hastings, the recipient of our January CHS “Golden Bell” Staff Award.  Also, we want to congratulate CHS art students for their 3 GoldKeys, 3 Silver Keys, 10 Honorable Mentions, and 2 Portfolio Honorable Mentions at the NH Scholastic Art Awards. 

Recently the School Board approved four new courses and the Program of Studies for 2018-19, so we are excited about the upcoming course selection process for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. 

On a final note, please be attentive to continued winter weather concerns for this evening.  IF we cancel school on Wednesday, we will adjust our exam schedule one more time, and Thursday of this week would be a Day 2 schedule, and exams would begin Friday, January 19 and continue through Wednesday, Jan24.   

Have a great week everyone! 

Bill Lonergan, Principal

 
January 9, 2018

Hello Parents & Guardians,       

Thank you to all who have expressed your sympathies regarding the passing of our colleague, Dr. Andrea Ange.  We do appreciate all of the support in this difficult time at CHS.  Please do contact your school’s counselor if your child has difficulty moving forward. 

Given the weather-related disruptions to the schedule recently, we are revising our exam schedule.  Information on that is provided in this email.  In connection with exams, we do have our student homework club open after school for assistance, and our NHS students assist two days a week.   UPDATED: Exam Schedule and Protocols- January 2018 

In December, para-educator Kelly Fraser was the recipient of our CHS Golden Bell Staff Award.  If you know of Kelly, you will know that his commitment to all of our students is exceptional. 

Manchester Community College will be at CHS on Wednesday for an on-site acceptance day in guidance.  This is a great opportunity for students who may be unsure of following a traditional four-year college program, so have your seniors check to get a pass to guidance during free time on Wednesday if they have interest. 

Have a great week everyone! 

Bill Lonergan, Principal

 
January 2, 2018
Happy New Year to all.  The CHS administration would love to have you join us on Jan 3rd for our monthly Coffee with the Administration at 7:00 am in the CHS Library.   Students have only 8 more days of classes before mid-terms/finals begin.  Please have your student attend homework club or see his/her teachers for extra help. 
Regards, 
Jodi Callinan, Director of Counseling
 
December 18, 2017
Hello.  With only four days left until winter break, we are certainly ready for some necessary time off to share with friends and family.  We would like to say thanks to Mr. McDonough and his Student Council members who spent some time caroling in Litchfield neighborhoods last week.  Much appreciation also is extended to Carolyn Leite and Jill Pennington and our chorus and band students for their recent, excellent winter concert.  This past week, we had SNHU perform an onsite acceptance here at CHS this week where 6 of our students were accepted into their programs for next year.  I’d like to also thank the PTO for their nice breakfast snacks for faculty and staff to start the week today.  Looking ahead this week, we have nine of our recent alumni joining us Thursday to speak to current upper class students about their lives after CHS.  We also are having our annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday.  One last reminder that when we return from break, the CHS administration would love to have you join us on Jan 3rd for our monthly Coffee With the Administration at 7:00 am in the CHS Library.  Enjoy the break and we’ll see you all next year. 
Happy Holidays! 
Bill Lonergan, Principal
 
December 11, 2017
To start, I would like to express a thought that regularly comes to me during my time in the Litchfield School District and here at CHS.  We are such a generous community.  There are “broad shoulders” throughout this community, and that is shown particularly around the holidays as well as when people are struggling.  For example, our Student Council worked with the staff and students at GMS and LMS to coordinate the annual Make-A-Difference Week food drive. It was a huge success as a grand total of 2,981 goods were collected and then delivered to the Litchfield Food Pantry to support Litchfield families in need.  This past weekend’s Holly Ball Dance proceeds were to assist Dr. Ange and her family to assist with bills related to her medical treatment.  We also had our staff coordinate a “Jeans Day” this past Friday as well with those contributions similarly donated.  We also have a “Sunshine Fund” that staff contribute to see that some of needy students have a happier holiday season before we head to break.  On a different note, our CHS Golden Bell Award this month went to para-educator Kelly Fraser, and we are very appreciative of all his hard work supporting students and our teachers.  We have a number of teachers who have spent workshop time recently at Sanborn Regional High School, MassCue, and the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference for 1-1 technology professional development or other work related to CHS teaching practices.  Administratively we know how challenging that is missing time from classrooms, but we appreciate their commitment in support of our programs.  We do have a PTO meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the Library, and it would be great to see additional members join us for this final meeting of 2017.  Finally, looking ahead into January, Jostens’ will be coming to CHS and in late January to discuss class rings with the junior class; keep your eyes open for upcoming information. 
Have a great week everyone! 
Bill Lonergan, Principal  
 
December 4, 2017
Good afternoon,
Prior to the break, our staff were provided a terrific lunch by the CHS PTO, and we are so grateful for all of the salads, sandwiches, and hot buffet entrees for Parent Teacher Conferences.  I’d like to congratulate the CHS undefeated football team and Coach Gush as they won the Division III Championship prior to Thanksgiving.  What a great game to close out this terrific season.  Also speaking of student accomplishments, great job to all the students in CHS’s performance of The Drowsy Chaperone this past weekend, and kudos to Mrs. Pennington and Mrs. Leite for their incredible direction of the performers and the musicians.  On behalf of Dr. Ange, I’d like to thank the entire community for their ongoing support for her and her family as she continues to recover from her recent surgery. 
Have a great week everyone!  
Bill Lonergan, Principal
 
November 13, 2017
Good afternoon, 
Just a reminder that this is the second week of “Make a Difference Week” for this friendly competition in the Litchfield School District taking up a food collection for local food pantries.  If you can send your child in with canned foods, that would be great to support this endeavor regardless of which school receives credit.  Congratulations to all of our students recently inducted into the NHS last Wednesday and thanks to Advisor Denise Freeman for a terrific job with this celebration.  We are wishing the CHS undefeated football team the best as they seek the Division III State Title on this coming Saturday at UNH.  Also looking out, we have Parent Teacher Conferences all day and evening on Nov. 20, and we are looking forward to having you all here discussing your child’s progress with teachers.  We were delayed in getting those instructions out, but they are available on the website on the Parent Teacher Conference tab on the left-hand side of the homepage.  Finally, there is great concern for our Librarian/Media Specialist, Andrea Ange, as she is facing a difficult health challenge, and we are all doing what we can to support her and hope you will join us in that. 
Have a great week everyone!  
Bill Lonergan, Principal
 
November 6, 2017
Looking back on last week, I am counting myself fortunate that I only lost power from Sunday-Wednesday last week.   I was able to come in and work on Tuesday, thanks to our local first responders for turning on the generator here and for our IT department making sure we had internet access.   This week is the start of Make a Difference week in the school district as all three schools are in a friendly competition taking up a food collection for local food pantries.  If you can send your child in with canned foods, that would be great to support a worthy cause.  Additionally, one of our seniors is collecting donations for the Manchester Animal Shelter and the donation box is in the main lobby (flyer attached).  This past weekend, I had a chance to attend the football team’s decisive playoff win over Interlakes.  They will play Stevens High School this coming Saturday at 1:00.  Also, I went to Pinkerton and I saw the Spirit Team compete at the Division 3 State Championship Sunday.  Their routine was terrific, and if you know of any cheerleaders, congratulate them on a job well done.  This Thursday, we are again meeting with the town Budget Committee at 7:00 pm here at CHS to answer any questions they have on our 18-19 school year budget.  We’d love to have parents here supporting CHS in that process.  Looking ahead, we have Parent Teacher Conferences in a couple of weeks (Nov. 20), and we are looking forward to having you all here discussing your child’s progress with teachers. 
Have a great week everyone! 
Bill Lonergan, Principal
 
October 23, 2017

This past week we had students visit several two local manufacturing facilities to speak with staff about manufacturing careers and educational expectations. It is good to provide real-world connections between student academics, post-secondary careers, and future educational possibilities. This week is red ribbon week at CHS supporting staying drug and alcohol-free. Themes are: Tues - Country Day (boot out alcohol), Wed- Drug-Free Teams (sports jersey), Thurs-Wash out Bad Decisions (Tie Dye). Also, we have a student working to fight liver disease as part of her senior project. Please send contributions with your children if you wish to assist. Contact the main office at 546-0300 for information. Also consider supporting two CHS PTO fundraisers this Saturday October 28th, 10am-3pm. PTO members will be in front of CHS collecting clothing donations (Any condition clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, linens and jewelry accepted) during the Alumni Soccer Game and the CHS Football game, so please fill a bag of old, ill-fitting, or mismatched clothes and drop it off to the PTO in front of CHS! Also, while there, you can order Thanksgiving pies or purchase one for the Litchfield Food Pantry. Two final reminders, one that Wednesday is Financial Aid Information Night, so if you would like a clearer understanding of that process, that will take place at 6:30 here at CHS. And finally, on Thursday we have a two hour delayed opening for students so that teachers can participate in on-campus professional development.
Have a great week everyone!
Bill Lonergan, Principal

 
September 25, 2017

Hello Parents & Guardians,

Thanks to Jason and Brandon in IT for providing training on the Chromebook monitoring app Go Guardian for teachers and para-educators. (If you have not had a chance to check this out, Jason has been very supportive in offering training.) Thanks to Andrea Stern for your willing to stay late and assist parents with IC at the open house as well. We are fortunate to have such a collegial relationship with our IT staff.

First of all, thank you to all of the parents who came to Open House last week. While it makes for a long day for our teachers and staff, it is worth it for us to either re-connect with parents we have worked with previously or to establish new connections to our students and their families. That personalization is one key to our success at Campbell. We are continuing to work on school safety planning here at CHS, and hopefully your children spoke to you about a “Stay in Place” we instituted on Friday. It was only for several minutes, and the interruption to the school day was minimal, but following our processes is crucial to ensuring we can provide for the safety of students in our care.

Looking ahead, this week has several important events taking place. Our first two hour delay is on Wednesday, and that will provide us some time to take care of some professional work related to the new Chromebooks and the NEASC Accreditation process. Also, it is Homecoming this week, and we sent out a Blackboard on Friday with the daily themes and activities for the week. Please check that out or call the main office if you wish to attend and support students at the athletic competitions.

Have a great week everyone!

Bill Lonergan, Principal

 
September 18, 2017

Hello Parents & Guardians,    

Last week was our first full week, and we had a terrific “Welcome Back” breakfast provided by our PTO. I can’t say how much their support is appreciated, and if you have not had a chance to participate, they are a very welcoming group for any interested in becoming involved. 

Our teachers and students have settled into the rhythm of the school year. We’ve done a number of walk-throughs in classrooms and students are regularly using their Chromebooks in many. Administratively, we are already deeply involved in the budget process for the 18-19 school year. 

This week coming is “Constitution Week,” and a number of teachers will connect activities to this.  Looking ahead over the year, we will be having our NEASC accreditation visit to CHS in May, and we continue to prepare for that. 

Have a great week everyone, 

Bill Lonergan, 

Principal Campbell High School

 

 
September 11, 2017

Hello Parents & Guardians,    

We are fully into our  third week of school and the students are beginning to undertand systems and procedures. Our students are fully immersed with athletics, clubs and organizations, and the routine of daily class activities. While walking through classes, I have noticed that the students are routinely using their new Chromebooks. The PTO put on a wonderful breakfast this morning for our faculty. Thank you very much for your support.  I am looking forward to seeing parents and guardians here at events at school in the coming days and weeks.    

Have a great week everyone,   

Bill Lonergan, Principal

 
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