Updates December 5, 2021

December 5, 2021

Dear Families:

I hope you had a great weekend with the cold sunshine in place!

This Week’s Spotlight

Giving Back

Among the strengths of our community is the willingness to give back to others.  That is found regularly throughout all of the schools as we look to engage students in those efforts and understand how they can contribute.  In fact, it happens so often that it is impossible to highlight every event so I share just a few from this Fall:

The CCHS Interact Club raised $470 for Sleep in Heavenly Peace to purchase beds for families which was matched by the Rotary Club of Concord in part through this pie eating contest at Verrill Farm!  Thanks to CCHS teachers Agatha Wozniak and Steve Lane for their prize-winning pie-eating performances!

Willard students read the most books in the Concord Free Public Library‘s summer program leading to a $200 donation to The Nature Connection.

Alcott was able to return to its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot this year.  All donations go to Open Table. Thank you for making it another very successful event!


DEI December Newsletter from the DEI Director

Dear Families: Here’s the DEI Newsletter for December. Thank you to everyone who has contributed a resource or highlight for this month’s newsletter. If you come across any content on the newsletter that you may have a question or concern about, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew K. Nyamekye at


Concord Middle School Building Project Information

Recording of December 1 Community Forum

A recording of last week’s information forum is found here if you missed it and want to catch up on progress.

Panel Discussion: Sustainability in the Middle School Building Project 

Wednesday, December 8, 7:00pm at the CMS Peabody Building

Join the Middle School Building Committee and a panel of experts to discuss Sustainability in the new building design.

Our three Panelists will be Matt Root, Sustainable Design Professional and Sustainability Subcommittee Chair on the Middle School Building Committee; Martine Dion, Sustainable Design Director at SMMA; and Jake Swenson, Chair of Concord’s Climate Action Advisory Board (CAAB).

The discussion will be moderated by Dawn Guarriello, Co-Chair of the Middle School Building Committee and also a school architect in her professional life.  Dawn will ask the panel a series of questions regarding sustainability in the proposed design of the new middle school and will then open the floor to questions from the audience.

As this event will be in person, masks will be required for all attendees.  Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Additional information about the project is found on the CMS Building Website Project

Adult and Community Education

Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education operate under the regional school district’s umbrella.  In addition to music lessons and driver’s education, there are programs for everyone.  The winter session is just starting so we encourage you to peruse the offerings.  They are found here on the Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education webpage.

COVID Updates

In the last week, we had 8 positive COVID cases for a total of 70:

1 Willard student

3 CMS students

2 CMS staff

1 Alcott staff

1 CCHS student

The COVID Dashboard will be updated throughout the week.  We will continue to monitor transmission rates as necessary.

Have a wonderful start to the week!