Student Life

Cheshire High School Senior Accepted into All-National Choir

by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 9-20-17) 

Cheshire High School senior Sophia Cheng has been selected as one of the top 350 high school singers in the nation for the 2017-18 National Association for Music Education Mixed Choir. Full Article


Fall Festival Fun

by Manavi Jain, 2018 (posted 9-19-17)
On Saturday September 16, 2017, many local businesses and organizations came together for a community gathering at the Cheshire Community Fall Festival. It’s a wonderful event that takes place every fall, at Bartlem Park. It is a great opportunity for various businesses, high school clubs, families and friends to come together for a big get together. Read More


Memorable Winter Concert
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 12-23-16)
On December 15th, the Cheshire High School band and orchestra held their annual winter concert in the Thorp Auditorium. However, the events that would unfold throughout the night were not exactly “annual”. Full Article

Spectacular Spring Concert
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 5-15-16)
On Thursday, May 12, the CHS Music Department held its annual spring concert. With a packed house, the concert band kicked off the performance with an upbeat song titled Dillon’s Flight. The string orchestra then played Brahms’ Hungarian Dances No. 4 and 5. Full Article

Latin Day 2016
by Caroline Turret, 2018 (posted 5-2-16)
On Friday, April 29th, Cheshire High School's Latin students embarked towards Holiday Hill for the annual district-wide Latin Day. Garbed in togas, the students came in prepared for trivia, sports, and the allure of free donuts. Read More

2016 Latin Banquet
by Caroline Turret, 2018 (posted 4-28-16)
Thursday, April 21st marked Cheshire High School's Latin Banquet of 2016, hosting entertainment from students and teachers in the department. The banquet, taking place in the school commons, featured many fun events alongside its festive meal. Read More

Code Boola by YHACK  
 
by Manavi Jain, 2018 and Ashika Jain, 2019 (posted 4-14-16)
On April 9th 2016, students from Cheshire High School and many other high schools had a wonderful opportunity to attend Code Boola, a programming session sponsored by YHack and Yale. Code Boola is a learnathon for high school students; students get to participate in workshops which are taught by current Yale students. Read More

The Great Debate
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 4-12-16)

Recently, 20 Cheshire High School students had the honor of attending the 8th annual Great Debate in Bloomfield, CT. Hosted by the Connecticut branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), every year two colleges debate over prevalent issues in our world. This year’s debate featured two prominent historically black colleges, Morehouse College and Howard University.  Read More

Ms. Figueiredo 
by Jack Stanton, 2018 (posted 4-11-16)
If you are wandering the upstairs math hallway, you may pass by room 213, the home of Cheshire High School’s newest math teacher Ms. Figueiredo. This is her first year at CHS, and in an exclusive interview, she expressed her excitement for the Cheshire High School community and for her future here at the school.


Everything you Should Know About CITs 
by Shreya Dhume, 2019 (posted 3-31-16)
Every summer, the Cheshire Parks and Recreation hosts a selection of summer camps for young children in various locations around Cheshire. A couple of these locations include Highland Elementary School and Mixville Park. Furthermore, camp counselors need a helper when looking after so many little kids: this is when the role of CITs comes into play. Read More

Model UN Mayhem
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 3-14-16)
Recently, the Model United Nations Club attended the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC) in Baltimore, Maryland. For three days, 20 CHS students were part of committees that dealt with real world and mythical problems alike. Full Article

Cheshire Community Pool Reopening
by Simran Kaur, 2018 (posted 2-27-16)
The Cheshire Community Pool was finally reopened on Sunday February 7, 2016. After its two collapses as a result of previous snowstorms, the bubble has been replaced with a permanent dome so that the structure can now withhold up to 50 inches of snow. Full Article

Gain leadership skills at the Yellow House
by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 2-7-16)
The Cheshire Yellow House is a great program that is available for the youth of Cheshire. Throughout the year, the Yellow House creates many events to attract elementary, middle, and high school kids in Cheshire. Read More

New Courses
by Archana Mandava, 2018 (posted 1-27-16)
As some of you may be aware, there are two new AP (Advanced Placement) courses being added onto the program of studies in the upcoming 2016/2017 school year. These courses are AP Economics and AP Computer Science Principles. Read More

Pool Delay
by Jessica Tan, 2018 (posted 1-26-16)
After over a year of being inoperable, the Cheshire Community Pool is scheduled to reopen on February 8, 2016. Originally, the pool was scheduled to open on the 25th of January, but the construction on the concrete deck around the pool deck has not been completed yet. Full Article

CMEA: 2016 Southern Region Music Festival
by Mara Tu, 2017 (posted 1-18-16)
Music, music, music everywhere! From January 8th- January 9th, 27 of Cheshire High’s talented musicians participated in the Connecticut Music Educators Association Southern Region Music Festival at Middletown High School.
Full Article

Midterm Madness
by Ethan Shan, 2018 (posted 1-2-16)
Midterms are one of the most stressful times of the school year. Here are some ways to make the most of your time during study sessions. Full Article

CHS Senior Gets Into Harvard
by Matt Davies, 2017 (posted 12-18-15) 
Cheshire High School senior Shangda Xu was recently accepted to Harvard University. 
According to Xu, It felt surreal. See Q & A

The Big Snip
by Panru Jing, 2017 (posted 12-21-15)
On December 7, the H.I.S.T.O.R.Y. Club held “The Big Snip, a fundraiser created by club advisor Mr. Gagliardi. The funds received will go towards the printing of the 1897 yearbook update. Full Article

Shop with a Cop
by Maya Wylie, 2016 (posted 12-21-15)
Tis the season of giving, and no one understands this better than the Reach Foundation. It was around 5 o'clock on December 4th and the Southington Target was abuzz. Excitement was in the air, although the shoppers were not sure of what it could beFull Article

A Look Inside a CHS Classroom
AP Physics Students Design Roller Coasters
The designs are not professional, but they sure are creative. At Cheshire High School, the AP Physics 1 classes took on the responsibility of designing and creating models for their own roller coasters. Full Article

Winterfest
by Alyssa Addesso, 2016 (posted 12-14-15)
Along with the snow and cold weather comes a flurry of fun winter festivities. One of these events is Winterfest-an annual children’s fair held right here at Cheshire High School. This year, the fair was held on December 5th from 11 a.m-2 p.m. in the CHS commons. Full Article

Winter Concert
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 12-13-15)
On December 10th, the Cheshire High Music Department held its annual Winter Concert. The Concert Band started of strong by performing three pieces, Kitty Hawk, 1903 by William Owens, Appalachian Air by Michael Brown, and Exaltation by James Swearingen. Read More


Apply for a Community Grant to Help Cheshire Citizens!
by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (Posted 11/20/15)
The Cheshire Youth Services (CYS) is an organization that promotes the positive behavior and attitude of children and families in Cheshire! Read More

A Spotlight On a Young Amazing Talent
by Matt Davies, 2017 (posted 11-20-15)
Alea Vernon, 2018 is a talented student who sings the National Anthem at CHS football and basketball games. Full Article


CHESHMUNC 
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 11-10-15)
On November 8, 2015, members of the Cheshire High Model United Nations met at Cheshire Academy to face off against Cheshire Academy regarding the topic of unmanned drone usage. Full Article

Science Department Gets a Breath of Fresh Air
by Emily Longmore, 2019 (posted 11-4-15)
Corrine Pelletier, a twenty year veteran science teacher is a mentor to new teachers. Pelletier is excited to have fresh additions to the department. Full Article

Study Tips for a Successful School Year
by Jessica Tan, 2018 (posted 10-16-15)
The end of the first quarter of the school year is quickly approaching. These tips may be helpful for getting your grades where you want them to be. Full Article

The Teacher Experience
by Stephen Williams, 2016 (posted 10-7-15)
Mr. Jack Olexovitch is CHS’s new addition to the Science Department. He teaches College prep Biology and Catastrophic Events. Full Article

Locker Room Lockdown
by Jordan Kolpak, 2016 (posted 10-1-15)
In recent weeks Cheshire High School has been subjected to an extensive construction project in the lower locker rooms underneath the east gym. This is to revamp the old and outdated locker rooms that have been well used by the football and soccer teams for years. But it is not without its drawbacks. Full Article


A Message From the Editor

Back to School Tips

by Abigail Dziura, 2020 (posted 9-8-17)

It’s back to school time! Week one as already been completed, and so far, I find myself enjoying the routine.
After my freshman year, I have definitely learned a few things that are definitely helping me so far. Full Editorial

Careers in Sports Medicine and Nutrition
by Manavi Jain, 2018 (posted 1-29-17)
On January 28, 2017 students from different regions of CT including Cheshire High School attended the Code One CPR training through the Careers in Sports Medicine and Nutrition (CSMN) program. Code One training is a by product of the American Heart Association, where CPR, AED and other life support courses are available for samaritans. Full Article

Senior Meeting
by Jack Stanton, 2018 (posted 5-21-16)
On Thursday, May 12th, Mr. Solan called a classwide meeting in the auditorium. As the students filled in, whispers could be heard as students guessed what the meeting could be about. Some thought a punishment such as a lecture on senior skip day was on the way, while others thought a reward was coming. However, when Mr. Solan took the stand, he delivered a clear cut message. Full Article

CHS Teachers Become Warriors
by Kyle Leff, 2018 (posted 10-27-15)
Who doesn’t want to be a warrior? Eleven CHS teachers were bestowed this title after competing in the Warrior Dash, October 3rd in Madison, CT. Full Article

A Farewell to Superintendent Florio
by Angela Zhu, 2017 
(posted 10-24-15)
Dr. Greg Florio, after almost 25 years of service, has recently announced that he will be leaving the Cheshire Public Schools community. Full Article

Cheshire Democrats Open Headquarters
by Roger Chen, 2017 (posted 10-18-15)
This past weekend, the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee opened their headquarters in order to gear up for the upcoming municipal election. Over fifty local residents stopped by to meet the candidates and to pick up some Blackie's hot dogs and other refreshments. 
Full Article

Young Democrats Voted #1 in the Nation
by Camille Lewis, 2017 (posted 10-17-15)
After years of hard work and dedication put into the Young Democrats club, the group is finally being rewarded. In the beginning of 2015, a member of the club, Katherine Wang (2015 graduate), took a chance and nominated the club for the distinguished honor of being #1 in the nation. 
Full Article
Student Email Access begins Tomorrow
by Jonathan Neely (posted 9-30-15)
After years of having nonfunctioning emails, students at Cheshire High School will finally be able to utilize the Cheshire.k12 email accounts that were created for them at Dodd Middle School. Full Article

Cheshire Food Drive

by Jordan Nann, 2018 (posted 9-23-15)

The start of the school year reminds us of the opportunity for new beginnings. As we experience new classes, new clothes, and new supplies, we can look to other new beginnings. Full Article


How to Navigate CHS
by Emily Gotowala, 2016 (posted 9-30-15)
As everyone knows, the hallways of Cheshire High School are always jam packed and crowded. Kids are yelling, clustered into groups, and walking like they have all the time in the world to make it to their next class. Considering that there is only five minutes for passing time, it seems almost impossible to travel from one side of the building to the other alongside all the chaos. Full Article