The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 14, 2000


Better communication tops goals at Concord-Carlisle High School

Concord-Carlisle High School Principal Elaine DiCicco presented the School Improvement Plan, a report prepared annually by the principal and the school's advisory council, a group of faculty, students and parents who work to articulate goals and achieve improvements at the high school.

One of the chief goals is to improve communications at the school. The CCHS climate committee is being formed to improve communication within the school and will include faculty and students. The committee will set goals, including organizing special activities that bring students together, students, faculty and staff together, and faculty and staff members together. DiCicco said that the climate at the school will greatly improve with open communications.

Another goal is to prepare CCHS students to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exams, including setting up tutorial assistance for students who have failed the tests. The group is also working on strengthening the technology course offerings at the school and on finding hands-on work experiences for students at area businesses.

The school advisory council was instrumental in launching the planning room at CCHS, a suspension program that allows students to remain on campus. The planning room is supervised by a full-time adjustment counselor who helps students to think about why they were suspended and how they might avoid trouble in the future.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito