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Hearing the Stories of Rwanda Genocide

May 17, 2019

On May 10th, CHS sophomores and freshmen from English teacher Gregory Hill’s and history teacher Kesari Petroff’s classes heard the story of Rwandan genocide survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana. Students learne...

CHS Lead Testing Results Show No Danger

CHS Lead Testing Results Show No Danger

May 9, 2019

CHS drinking water was tested for lead on March 9th; none of the 41 water samples taken had lead levels above the maximum level of 20 parts per billion.   “Of the 41 samples collected, 37 were below the detection limit of 2 ppb. The remaining 4 were between 2.40 and 4.42,” David Glassman, the BCPS...

Cuts and Changes in the English Department

Cuts and Changes in the English Department

May 9, 2019

Stop what you’re doing. You just read that sentence. And this one. And now this one. English is so vital to our day to day lives, yet sometimes we forget we’re even using it. With Creative Writing,...

Freshmen Visit Newseum

Freshmen Visit Newseum

May 1, 2019

Ninth-grader American Government students took a trip to Washington, DC to explore the Newseum in early April. The Newseum is an interactive museum that showcases free expression and the United States’ ...

Juniors Participate in SAT School Day

Juniors Participate in SAT School Day

May 1, 2019

On April 9, all CHS juniors took the SAT exam during the school day with BCPS paying for the full cost.   The SAT assesses upcoming college students to see if they are ready to attend colle...

Lack of Diversity in AP Classes

Lack of Diversity in AP Classes

April 25, 2019

CHS has a diverse student body on paper: as of 2018, 64% of CHS is white, 14% black, 12% Asian, and 5% multiracial. However, walk into an AP classroom, and the diversity vanishes.   "It's mostly predominan...

DeSimone One of Five BCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists 

DeSimone One of Five BCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists 

April 17, 2019

Each year, every BCPS school nominates one teacher for the BCPS Teacher of the Year Award. Out of the 174 schools in the county, five teachers are chosen. It is a tremendous achievement for CHS Child Deve...

CHS Musicians Score at BCPS Adjudication

CHS Musicians Score at BCPS Adjudication

April 5, 2019

On March 11, 12, and 15, the CHS chorus, Symphonic Winds, and Symphonic orchestra participated in the BCPS musical Adjudication at Owings Mills High School.  During this annual event, groups from across the county performed their selections for a panel of judges. They later received their scores, which range from 1, being the best, to 4, being the w...

Sophomores Take Annual Holocaust Trip

Sophomores Take Annual Holocaust Trip

April 2, 2019

CHS sophomores visited the Holocaust Museum in late February.  The purpose of the museum is to know what happened. Or as Ellie Weisel, the author of Night, said, “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”   Students learned about the history and the horrors in a vari...

Tic-Tac-Toe, Three A-Days in a Row

Tic-Tac-Toe, Three A-Days in a Row

April 1, 2019

April has arrived, and students have an upcoming Spring Break from April 19 to 22, but before then, the BCPS calendar will become a little unusual. County officials made the decision that the first th...

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