Principal's Weekly Message

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A message from Principal Edward Owusu


Clarksburg High School Students, Staff, and Families,

Congratulations to our CHS Poms on a great championship win as well as the CHS Wrestlers for winning the Division championship this weekend. All of our winter sports teams have been outstanding and we are so proud of them!

This week is a full 5 day week and we are celebrating our school Counselors every day for National School Counseling Week! Send a great note to thank them for all they do!

Monday we begin in Homeroom (Schedule) and students will also receive printed report cards. Wednesday, we push the reset button and students will participate in meetings to review school expectations and safety. Students may also continue to sign up for Summer Rise Internships as well as other opportunities to serve and shine. Please see the important information in this newsletter. (Please click this link to see our weekly newsletter.)

CHS Plans to offer the College Board's SAT during the school day on Wednesday, March 22. 11th grade students can help prepare in advance. Please see the SAT School Day Information in our newsletter.

Current 10th and 11th graders interested in gaining great career experience this summer should sign up for Summer Rise. A two week paid internship is a great stepping stone for future opportunities. Please see the Summer Rise information in our newsletter.

Join 100 Black Men Inc. of DC for a STEM Expo to benefit the American Heart Month. The event will take place February 25 at Rocky Hill MS. See the information in our newsletter.

The CHS Senior/Junior Prom will take place May 5, 2023. Cedarbrook Community Church and Clarksburg Closet want to be sure our students look GOOD. Check out the information in our newsletter for the Prom Dress Giveaway, March 11.

Sign up to attend the MSP retreat this week!!! Email or see Mr. David Kim or Ms. Deddeh Bedell CHS teachers to get involved in the Minority Scholars Program and attend this fantastic retreat.

Registration for the Spring Athletic Season is open. Registration is completed through ParentVUE and can be found under the "Online Registration" tab from the main screen. Tryouts/practices begin on Wednesday March 1 and are only open to registered and approved to tryout with a current physical on file.

Spring Sports are: Baseball (V & JV); Boys & Girls Lacrosse (V & JV); Softball (V & JV); Allied Softball (starts 3/13); Boys & Girls Tennis; Boys & Girls Track & Field and Boys & Coed Volleyball. Additional information about registration can be found on our athletics website at:

Incoming grade 9 students and families currently in middle school should see this registration information: Incoming 9th Grade Registration Materials

Club and group photos are scheduled for Thursday 2/9 and Friday 2/10. Please see the linked schedule. Sponsors will be receiving passes for students and will communicate a best time to pick them up. Unfortunately, there are no retakes, so please be prompt and on time to your scheduled session. If you are unable to make the photo, your name will be included so long as you are on your sponsor's roster.

When students arrive to the auditorium:

  1. Please be patient and listen for directions.
  2. The photographer may need to take a few photos for lighting purposes.
  3. Please do not leave the stage until yearbook staff have collected your student ID numbers.
  4. Return to class promptly so that we can continue to photograph all groups quickly.

 We appreciate your help facilitating another successful photo event - Thank you!

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The Clarksburg High School College/Career Center provides in-person services daily from 7:15 am through 3:30 pm. Visit the Career Center website and Career Center on Twitter: @Cburg_Readiness. Join the Career Center Canvas page. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Somerville. Check out the Campus Visits Calendar (Class of 2023 and 2024)

The Campus Visit's Calendar is located on your Naviance homepage. Juniors and seniors must register online in Naviance to attend all campus visits. Please see the link for instructions. The Admission Representatives visiting CHS would like to meet you! Check out more information in this newsletter.


As we now settle into the middle of the winter weather season, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is improving its process for informing the community when weather requires an operational status change and when a closure might justify a shift to virtual instruction. When it is determined that conditions are unsafe for students and staff, we have six operational status options, which will now be reported by easy-to-understand, color-coded messages. Read the full message here to learn more:


Here are five things to know from MCPS. Get information about the new student mental health app, Summer RISE 2023 registration, Black History Month and more. Read Full Message

Reminder: For the latest information and news, visit the MCPS News Center.
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As always, thank you for your continued support and trust.

And remember, together we are ONE Clarksburg!

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