Principal's Weekly Message

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A message from Principal Edward Owusu


Clarksburg High School Students, Staff, and Families,

Congratulations to our Cast, Crew and Directors of Once on this Island. Well done!

It's a busy 5 day week ahead with SAT Day, Spring Sports competitions, PTSA meeting, and Jumpstart Dual Enrollment Meeting. Checkout the many Scholarship Opportunities from our College & Career Center. We are proud to celebrate some of our high achieving seniors this Monday in our Top 25 celebration. Please see the rest of the important information in this newsletter. (Please click this link to see our weekly newsletter.)

Beginning with our Spring Sports Athletic Team, CHS will participate in the Lead 'Em Up program. Lead ‘Em Up is a dynamic and engaging leadership program used by youth, high school, and college sports teams all over the country. Students and coaches will engage in a full library of leadership and communication exercises online that they can use to develop players into the leaders needed to win. We are excited to begin and bring this experience to our students. Check out more about Lead 'Em Up.

CHS is excited to offer several *NEW* Social Studies electives and is looking to increase enrollment!

Please complete THIS FORM to register for one of the following courses that are new to our Social Studies curriculum in the last few years.

  • AP African American Studies (Full-year AP, New for 2023!)
  • African American History (1-semester elective)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi/American Studies (1-semester elective, new in 2022)
  • LGBTQ+ Studies (1-semester elective, new in 2022)

Seats in these classes are limited, and students will be added on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reach out to your counselor with questions!

12th Grade Students and Families. Linked below are the slides that I ask you and your family review. In addition, links are provided to the Senior Letter that has been updated with new information as well as other important links that are needed as we approach the end of the year. I look forward to celebrating all the activities that are upcoming!

Senior Meeting Presentation

2023 Senior Letter

2023 Prom Guest Approval Request

2023 Request for Commencement Special Services Form (Handicap Seating/Translation Services)

Order your school sign today (via School Cash Online)

Attention Clarksburg families participating in the upcoming SAT School Day on Wednesday, March 22nd:

As we get closer to the exam date we wanted to share with you pertinent information regarding how the SAT will be run on March 22nd and how you can prepare.

  • SAT exams are scheduled to start at 7:45 AM.
  • Students are expected to arrive on time to the school building by 7:30am
  • Students who are NOT participating in SAT or Mock AP Testing have the option to stay home during the morning testing session on this day. Students who choose to come to school that day will need to remain on campus unless they are signed out by a parent or caregiver. Read more HERE.

The Jumpstart dual enrollment program allows qualified 11th- and 12th-grade MCPS students to take college classes for credit through Montgomery College. These classes will be offered at no cost beginning with the 2023-24 school year. CHS families are invited to an informational webinar about the program on Thursday, March 23rd, at 6 PM. The login information is HERE. Students are encouraged to attend lunchtime information sessions about the program on Monday, March 20th, or Tuesday, March 21st, in Room 103. Registration for the Fall semester begins next month. Students can see our Dual Enrollment Program Assistant, Mrs. Jennifer MacDonald, in Room 247 if they have questions.

CHS encourages 11th grade students to attend the NACAC College Fair. MCPS and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) will hold an annual junior college fair on Wednesday, April 19th, beginning at 10:00 am. There will be over 300 colleges in attendance. A $5.00 fee is required to attend. The permission forms can be found here. Students are not permitted to drive themselves to the college fair. Parents/guardians who wish to attend the fair with their students should attend the evening session on April 18th. During the evening, there will be two workshops on Financing College and Simple Steps to Applying to College. Register here.

The Montgomery County Vision Zero Youth Ambassador program would like to include CHS in a survey of transportation safety to and from school.

This survey is meant to gauge the safety of middle and high school students' routes to and from school and their awareness of road safety. Their goal is to provide recommendations to the county's transportation department to help make roads safer for our community. Students that participate in the survey also have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win one of four $25 Visa gift cards.

The Maryland Report Card website provides information on a wide variety of measures including enrollment, attendance, performance reporting on state assessments, performance on college readiness assessments, and postsecondary enrollment in colleges. The information is presented online in a searchable and user-friendly format and resources are also available on the website to help parents and educators understand the information and navigate the site. The 2022 Maryland School Report Card is available at

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.

Here are five things to know for Thursday Mar.16. Get information about the next fentanyl forum, prekindergarten and head start registration, the long running Rock 'n' Roll Revival at Sherwood HS, and a grand prize winning documentary by two Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. middle school students. Read 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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