So much good happening at Cumberland High School

So much good happening at Cumberland High School

After more than a month of online school, the halls of Cumberland High School were no longer empty as of Jan. 12, when students returned back to the hybrid model schedule.

With many students participating in distance learning, we have recognized that having an opportunity to be involved at school, especially in the recreational sense that has become drastically hindered this year, is more important than ever. So over the past two weeks, student government has wasted no time in coming up with ways to increase school engagement during this challenging time.

Upon returning to school, we released the fifth episode of our YouTube series “Catching Up With the Clippers,” edited and produced by senior Cristobal Bustos. This series features students and teachers talking about everything going on at CHS. Some of the topics in our last video included a recap of our virtual spirit week, a hilarious take on popular trends, an interview with NBC10 anchor and CHS alumni Joe Kayata, and much more. Also included was an explanation of the upcoming course selection for the 2021-2022 school year. In each student’s Aspen, they received recommendations from their current teachers with suggestions for courses they could take next year. For more information and a complete description of all courses offered at the high school, you can visit the school’s “GoBlue News” website linked in a weekly email sent by Heather Delfino.

In other exciting news, CHS has been extremely active on social media. Some of our teachers like Mr. Curran, Mr. Henn, and Mr. Primiano, have even gone viral on TikTok! A school page was created (@cumbyhypehouse) where students and teachers participate in dances and trends. If you’re interested in being featured, check out our TikTok and DM us on Instagram (@clipperpridechs) with your videos. Also found on our Instagram is a weekly senior spotlight. Every Thursday one senior tells us about their favorite high school memories and future plans. We love hearing from you and anyone can be featured, just message us to participate.

Among a plethora of upcoming events, some things to look forward to include our school-wide art contest, a Mario Kart Clipper Cup challenge, a baking contest against Mr. Hannaway, contributing to the Genesis Project, and much more, so stay tuned. To learn more about or participate in any of these events, email Daniel Curran, our student government adviser.

Lastly, on behalf of all of student government, we would like to sincerely thank the community for their amazing turnout at our Angelo’s fundraiser, which raised money for a local family fighting childhood cancer. The support from the town of Cumberland, and their persistence to adapt and succeed in this pandemic, has been inspiring and wonderful to experience.