October 14, 2020
CCHS Students, Parents, Alumni and Friends,

We are so grateful to be back on campus! The 2020-21 school year is now well underway, and we thank you for your continued prayers and support as we work to stay Safer, Stronger, Together.

Our campus re-opened for the start of the school year August 31. Catch a glimpse inside the walls with a recent spotlight by Spectrum News specialist and CCHS alumna Katy Solt '10 by clicking here: Charlotte School Sees Success
Campus and Student Happenings
Stronger Safer Together
As CCHS approaches the end of the first quarter of classes, faculty and staff work together with students to continue in-person instruction. Here are some scenes from campus as we continue to work to keep our community healthy and safe.
All students receive daily temperature checks as they enter the school.
"Welcome - Masks Required" reminders are found throughout the building.
Hallways and stairwells are marked for one-way traffic to encourage social distancing.
At lunch, students spread out throughout the building. The commons area, outdoor tables and classrooms are used in addition to the cafeteria, where seats are marked for spacing.
An extra temporary nurse's station is near the entrance to assist in screening or for any student who may become ill or register a temperature. Fortunately, they have not been busy!
Masks are required on campus at all times except when eating. There have been ten positive COVID-19 cases reported among students. All 10 contracted the virus off campus.
Roughly 100 CCHS students have selected full remote learning. They participate in classes via live stream.
Plexiglas partitions have been installed in many classrooms and offices to help ensure safety of students and faculty.
Cougar Kudos
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Congratulations to Charlotte Catholic Seniors Jacqueline Cox, Emma Gatewood and Sarah Schottland who have been selected as Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition. 

These students scored in the top 1% of more than 1.5 million high school juniors who took the PSAT last year.
Congratulations to Seniors Ben Bowen, Sam Bohmer, Jack Tronco and Adam Tesch who recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
They are all members of Boy Scout Troop 174 chartered to St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Eagle is the highest honor in scouting.
Congratulations to Charlotte Catholic Seniors Lucas Boyle, Maura Egan, Sadie Kate Ehrenberg, Alexander Feltham, Matthew Ruff and Evan Shea who have been selected as Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students scored in the top 3% of high school juniors who took the PSAT last year.
Congratulations to Charlotte Catholic seniors who have been nominated as the 2020-21 CCHS nominees to compete for the following full academic scholarships:
Matthew Ruff and Maggie Olsen
The Belk Scholarship at Davidson College.
Domenica Merino and Francesca Suarez-Esquetini
 The Park Scholarship at North Carolina State. 
Emma Gatewood, Jane Corah and Maura Egan 
The Morehead Caine Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Changes in Leadership
Superintendent Dr. Greg Monroe Leads Diocesan Catholic Schools
Dr. Greg Monroe, who was named superintendent July 1, joined Principal Kurt Telford on the first full day of school for all students Friday, September 4.

Father Timothy Reid, Principal Kurt Telford and Assistant to the Chaplain Mr. Robbie Bauman stand together near the campus ministry offices at CCHS. The "college wall" for the Class of '20 was displayed for the start of the school year.
Welcome Fr. Reid

Father Timothy Reid joined the Charlotte Catholic community as Chaplain on September 16. He will also serve as Theology Department head and Director of Campus Ministry. Father Reid will oversee matters of faith and worship at CCHS, including daily and all-school Masses, along with student retreats.
Read more about Fr. Reid by clicking here: Father Timothy Reid.

CCHS also welcomes Mr. Robbie Bauman, Assistant to the Chaplain. Get to know Mr. Bauman by clicking here.
Expanding the Vision, Honoring the Tradition
$6.1 million and counting toward goal of $8 million.

Play Your Part!

Learn more about this exciting expansion!
later this year!
Stay tuned for details!
News from the CCHS Foundation
Coming Soon...
Small Group Conversations with Principal Telford
Find out what’s happening at school and how you can help support the teachers during this unprecedented year. The CCHS Foundation will be hosting small group virtual sessions with Mr. Telford on November 11, 12 & 18. 
Click HERE if you are interested in attending one of these events to receive an invitation and learn more.
News from the CCHS Athletics Boosters
(formerly known as the CCHS Athletic Association)
CCHSAA Boosters Kick-Off Events

Thursday, October 22
Annual Women’s Round Robin Tennis Tournament at Park Crossing. 
All levels of players welcome - register here. 
Not a player but want to help? Sign up to volunteer here.

Saturday, October 24
Keffer Stadium Clean Up Day
Sign up here.

Monday, October 26
40th Annual CCHSAA Golf Tournament
To register or sponsor the event click here
To volunteer to help with the tournament, click here.

Support our athletes and leave a legacy! Buy your commemorative brick for your family, student or grad here. Sales only available until November 1.

Cougar Club Information Coming Soon!
News from CCHS Alumni Association
The CCHS Alumni Association has more than 10,000 members who stay in touch through reunions, events, and the alumni newsletter, Crossroads.

The Alumni Association is led by a volunteer board of directors.
Danny Kelly '90 is this year's board president.
October annually welcomes back generations of Alumni for Homecoming. Due to COVID-19, all fall events have been rescheduled for spring 2021. Stay tuned for more information!

If you are an alumnus and would like to update contact information or let us know what you're up to, please contact us: CCHSAlumni@charlottecatholic.com.

To get involved, or for more information on the CCHS Alumni Association, contact CCHS Alumni.
The 2020 Hall of Fame Induction and Celebration has been postponed until 2021.
2020 Alumni Basketball Tournament

This year's event has been postponed until spring 2021. Stay tuned for more information!

News from the PTO
Welcome Back
The CCHS PTO welcomed faculty and staff back in August with an outdoor coffee truck, smoothies and treats, and then hosted the annual back to school luncheon.
New to CCHS or MACS? Welcome!!
Is your family new to MACS? Joining a new school system and coming into a close knit community such as Charlotte Catholic’s can be overwhelming at times not only for students, but for their parents, too. The PTO has been hosting small group virtual gatherings to make positive supportive connections with other new parents. If you are interested in getting involved, please send an email to Leslie Tesch, PTO President at tesch3@mac.com.
Discover Catholic
CCHS is currently offering after-school tours for those interested in enrolling. To schedule a tour, click here: Visit CCHS.

To learn more about Catholic Schools, click the video message from Superintendent Greg Monroe.
UPCOMING EVENTS | October-November
Oct. 14
For all 9th, 10th and 11th graders
Oct. 22
End of 1st Quarter
Oct. 22
Annual Ladies' Tennis Tournament
CCHS Athletics Boosters
Click TENNIS for more info.
Oct. 23
Noon Dismissal
Oct. 24
Keffer Stadium Clean Up
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sign up HERE
Oct. 26
40th Annual CCHSAA Golf Tournament!
Click GOLF for more info.
Oct. 29
Koffee with Kurt
9:00 AM via Zoom
Watch The Catholic Daily for information on how to join.
Oct. 30
No Classes
Teacher Work Day

Nov. 5-6
Parent-Teacher Conferences
No Class for Students
See Catholic Daily for department locations for conferences.
Nov. 7
Register through College Board
Nov. 25-27
Thanksgiving Break