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  • Mock Trial Wins County, Moves on to State Competition


    Congratulations to the mock trial team on winning the Monterey County Championship for the 7th year in a row.  The team beat PG in the final on Saturday and thereby earned the right to compete at the State championship in March. Several students earned individual recognition, including Sierra Seifert, best prosecutor, Logan Falkel, best defense attorney, MJ Apfel, best prosecution motion attorney, Shayla Dutta, best prosecution witness, Sophia Cho, best bailiff, and Juliana Poppe, best clerk.  In the Courtroom Artist competition, Darrell Wang took second place and Hayley Armstrong took third. And in the Courtroom Journalism competition,  Cassie Gorman took first, and Riley Palshaw took second. Well done Padres!

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  • Dance Department Takes State Award

    Dance Award

    Congratulations to the CHS Dance Program, run by teacher Kristine Tarozzi, for being honored as a model program by the California Dance Education Association. This showcases the high level of curriculum and performance that the dance department is doing day in and day out. 

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  •  Bell Schedule

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  • Work Pemits

    Students wishing to work are requried to have a completed work permit on file with the school. Download and fill out the Request for Work Permit form and return it by email to LisaJones at Please direct all work permit questions to Lisa Jones.

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    CHS Mascot Study Group Formation

    CHS is now ready to form our Study Group which will be charged with the evaluation of the current mascot and make a recommendation to CUSD leadership on either a validation of the existing mascot or a recommendation to seek out a new one. We are seeking representatives from students, parents and local community members to assist us in this process. If you are interested in applying to be a member of the study group please fill out this application. The deadline for application is Tuesday, November 24th at 5pm. Please email Mr. Lyons if you have any questions about the application or the process in full.


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  • NEW CHS Virtual Wellness Center

    The Counseling team has built a great website for students and parents who are in need of a little stress reduction. The CHS VIRTUAL WELLNESS CENTER is a collection of materials that anyone can access if you need a break and want some fun. We have curated links for Yoga, stress reducing music and snacks, live views of the Monterey Aquarium, and other resources to help ease us all through these anxious times. We hope you find this helpful and welcome other additions if you have them. 

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  • Update on Hybrid Reopening

    Back in August, high school staff presented an A/B model to the Governing Board that would give students access to campus two days a week. At the time we felt this was the best plan. We are now taking the opportunity to revisit our planning, applying what we have learned these past three months along with research into how other schools are approaching a return to school. Recently the school held a parent Q and A and will be sending out a more generalized survey focusing on what programs and services the school could provide in a hybrid format that are not attainable in our current model.

    Our goal is to have a revised plan available in December for parents and students to review. Depending on the nature of that plan we will then determine what choices parents might have to make with regards to a return to school. We will continue to refine the high school instructional plan to maintain a full course of study that can be accessed by students in a safe manner.

    Presentation on Hybrid Reopening

    Below are surveys for both parents and students to fill out that center on different components of a hybrid learning environment. 





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  • Office Hours

    Drop in office hours are available during the following times:

    Principal Lyons - Wednesdays 11:45 - 12:15

    Counselor Johnston - Monday 2:00 - 3:30, Tuesday 11:45 - 12:15 and 2:00 - 3:00, Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30

    Counselor Rogers - Monday thru Thursday 8:00 - 8:45, Tuesday thru Thursday 11:45 - 12:30

    Counselor Von Ruden - Monday 1:45 - 3:45, Wednesday 1:45 - 3:45, 

    For all administrators, please contact them directly for the Zoom link.

    Teachers - Friday per the published schedule

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