The Christmas Spirit is alive and well at Central Catholic - whether it’s our participation in local Festivals of Trees, our 3rd Annual Winter Prism Concert presented by our Bands and Choirs, the many ways we fulfill the Giving Spirit of Christ and the Marist Family, or our annual Family Christmas Gift-Wrapping Party hosted by our Student Alumni Association! What better time to celebrate the spirit, talents, and generosity of our students than during the Christmas season?
News & Events
We are happy to report that Central Catholic is eligible to receive donations from Amazon through the AmazonSmile program. Whether it's Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, or any day of the year, give back to CCHS simply by shopping on Amazon!
The Central Catholic Theatre Guild proudly presents Radio Daze on December 5, 6, and 7. Come see this charming comedy of potential spies, mistaken identities, misunderstood proposals, and some of the best tunes from the 1940s. Join the Theatre Guild for a toe-tapping good time. Good luck to the cast and crew!
The Central Catholic family came together once again for the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students collected and donated 1,200 food items for the Lazarus House Shelter and Food Pantry.
Seniors enrolled in American City: Rise, Fall, & Rebirth, a course designed and taught by Mr. Matthew Joyal '08, traveled to the Lawrence History Center (the former Immigrant City Archives) on Essex Street to tour the facility and collections. This opportunity provides an important introduction to archival research.
Central Catholic is grateful for our grandparents! Each October, we invite the grandparents of the freshman class to celebrate Freshman Grandparents Day, which includes lunch, musical performances, and tours of the campus. Thank you to all who participated and made this special day possible!
As founder of the Spicket River Brewery, John Cornejo '97 is the driving force in creating a brewery and cultural hub in a revitalized mill building not far from the mouth of the Spicket River.
We have a lot to be thankful for at CCHS! Come together with the CCHS family for some of our upcoming events, including the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for Lazarus House (through 11/22), the O'Sullivan Memorial Alumni Race/Walk (11/27), the Class of 2019 Six-Month Reunion & Yearbook Signing (11/27), and the Thanksgiving Day Football Game (11/28).
On Thursday, November 7, members of the CCHS Mock Trial Team attended a special session of the Massachusetts Court of Appeals with teacher and coach Mr. Brian Flaherty. They witnessed three criminal cases and have begun preparing for their upcoming Mock Trial competitions, which begin in January.
Ms. Jeanne Burns, Assistant Principal: Academic Dean, has announced the Academic Honor Roll of Students for the First Quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. The Administration, Faculty, and Staff congratulate these young men and women for their well-earned achievements.
Congratulations to the nearly 350 CCHS students who sat for multiple Advanced Placement exams in 2019, taking over 740 total exams!
As part of Native American Heritage Month, Professor Christoph Strobel, Ph.D, from the History Department of the University of Massachusetts/Lowell, gave a talk entitled, Legacies of 1620, to students from English and Social Studies courses.
On Sunday, October 13, about 70 students in Honors Calculus spent the day at Canobie Lake Park testing and applying high-level calculus concepts with mathematics teacher Mr. Jarrod Brown '98.
Congratulations to the nine outstanding CCHS student-athletes who recently signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play Division 1 and Division 2 collegiate-level sports in Fall 2020!
In the spirit of Veterans Day, CCHS is paying tribute to all those from the Central Catholic community who have served or are serving in the military, including Colleen Slein '13, a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force and graduate of the US Air Force Academy. She is training as a US Air Force fighter pilot.
On Friday, November 22, Central Catholic will be holding Walk 2019, our annual student fundraising event. The Walkathon has raised over $1.5 million since 2000, funding important initiatives that directly impact the student experience. Consider supporting our students and staff through this important event!
High school students from across the region, including 11 students and two faculty members from Central Catholic, recently attended Junior Achievement’s STEM Symposium at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, MA. The symposium offered students the unique opportunity to interact face-to-face with companies and employees currently working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, including MIT Media Lab, Salesforce, and Straumann Group.
Nate McKinley '95, founder and president of Pony Shack Cider, left a successful career in financial services to build his company from the ground up, turning his passion into a flourishing business. He was recently highlighted by CBS Boston.
For the second year, CCHS celebrated an important element of the Mexican heritage with el Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). A colorful altar honoring those who have passed on before us was assembled by World Language faculty member Laura O’Connor, who is a native of Mexico.
In honor of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, we will be remembering our deceased loved ones in a special way throughout the month of November. On behalf of the Marist Brothers and the CCHS Family, we invite you to submit a special intention, whether in remembrance of a deceased loved one or for someone who is struggling.