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CHS Summer Reading Program
by Manavi Jain, 2018 (poster 6-15-18)
Hey guys, it is almost summer! And you know exactly what that means... the all new 2018 reading summer list is out! Sign up for the 2018-19 summer reading program due by the last day of school, June 21st by going to :      Read more

B1 Day 2018
by Grace Azaula, 2021 (posted 6-14-18
On a normal day of school, students stay inside their classrooms, doing school work, studying, and learning about important subjects like math, english, history, and science. However, there are some very important lessons that one may not learn from this traditional classroom. Read More

The Royal Wedding
by Manavi Jain, 2018 (posted 5-21-18)
On May 19, 2018the royal wedding took place between Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle. They were married at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in the United Kingdom. Read Full Article

Discovery STEM Expo Fair
by Manavi Jain, 2018 (posted 3-19-18)
On Saturday, March 17 2018, the Discovery STEM Expo Fair took place at Cheshire High School. It was an event for all grade levels—elementary, middle and high school. Some created a product of their own, while other “works of art” were done in teams. Read More

Dr. Gadd Tries New “Cheshire Chat” Activity
by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 3-13-18)
On Monday, February 5th, Dr. Gadd, Cheshire High School’s principal, tested the CHS waters with a new activity in place of advisory, this activity being called the “Cheshire Chat.” These Cheshire Chats are designed for students to engage in conversation with their administrative figures, such as Dr. Gadd herself, in order to foster a meaningful relationship amongst students and their teachers. Read More

An Open Letter to Cheshire High School
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 3-1-18)
To the community at Cheshire High School: 
I know you are scared. You are fearful for your lives and afraid of going to school. The panic that has ensued following the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas and our own statewide tragedy at Sandy Hook just 5 years ago has shaken you up and made you angry. Rightfully so. 
Read Here

Prospective on Ithaca College
by Don Therkildsen, 2018 (posted 2-22-18)
Almost five hours away from Cheshire, a bit ways south of Syracuse in upper New York, resides a notorious school: Ithaca College (in Ithaca, New York). This college is notorious for its arts programs, including those of writing and the performance arts. It is renowned for its theater program, and it devotes several different buildings to different fields, like the Dillingham Center, devoted to the production of multiple shows a year, or Park Hall which educates students majoring in communications, so future filmmakers and the like attending Ithaca find much of their time spent here. Full Article 


by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 2-22-18)

On Thursday February 8th, 24 Cheshire High School students attended the annual Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference was held at the Hilton Hotel and was attended by students from various states and countries. Read More

Important updates on Senior Prom 

by Manavi Jain, 2018 (posted 2-21-28)

Hey seniors! Time flies in highschool in highschool especially senior year when we are all busy applying for colleges and scholarships. However, we must not the forget the fun things like prom!
Prom seems like 3 months but it’s really just around the corner. This year, senior prom, will be held at the Aqua Turf located in Plantsville Connecticut on Saturday May 12th. The theme of this year’s starry night. Read More

Register for AP exam

by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 2-21-18)

Register for the AP Registration for the AP exams are now available from January 25th until February 23rd. Students and parents can sign up through the myschoolbucks website: . Read More

MechaRAMS preparing for this years game, Power Up

by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 2-20-18)
On January 6th, 2018, MechaRAMS, the Cheshire High School’s robotics team and other teams from different schools congregated for kickoff of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The kickoff unveils the game of the year through a live stream and reveals the game’s rules and regulations. Read More

Senior Spotlight Male: Joe Berardi 
by Simran Kaur, 201(posted 2-18-18)

Merrily We Roll Along is a Sondheim musical which takes the audience backwards in time to explain the collapse of a friendship between three best friends—Frank Shepherd, Charley Kringas, and Mary Flynn—who get lost in their journey to success. Joe Berardi, 2018, is currently performing in one of his last shows, Merrily We Roll Along, as Charley Kringas. Read More

Senior Spotlight Female: Alex Glenn

by Don Therkildsen, 2018 (posted 2-18-18)

Alex Glenn, 2018, is a member of CHS Drama and currently in the production of Merrily We Roll Along. She has been in many of the shows in the past as an actor and tech crew member. She has been in Mary Poppins, Radium Girls, and She Stoops To Conquer as tech crew and in Singin’ In The Rain as an actor. Read More

Merrily We Roll Along
by Simran Kaur, 2018 (posted 2-18-18)

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Stephen Sondheim is known for his music in West Side Story, Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, and much more! His work influenced modern theater and performers. After creating many successful shows, Sondheim decided to take on the enduring task of creating a show with another legend, Hal Prince. With their efforts, they created Merrily We Roll Along. Read More

Bucketlist Broadway

by Grace Azaula, 2020 (posted 2-18-18)

Singing. Dancing. Food. Love These are the things that make the world go round. But where could you possibly find all of them at once? Bucket List Broadway, of course! On February 10th, CHS Drama held their annual Bucket List Broadway event at the Waverly Inn. This event is a great way for local singers to perform songs from their favorite musicals, and for audience members to enjoy delicious horderves while listening to extremely talented performers, some of whom were CHS students themselves. Read More

Blade Runner
by Don Therkildsen, 2018 (posted 2-18-18)

On October 6 of last year, Blade Runner 2049 hit theaters, and was a long awaited sequel to the big-name director Ridley Scott’s 1982 film, Blade Runner. It includes Hollywood stars like Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and Emily Blunt. Read More

CHS Club Fair: An Opportunity for Many
by Abby Dziura, 2020 (posted 10-5-17)
On Monday October 2nd, you would have been hard pressed to find an empty corner of the east gym. That's because it held the annual CHS Club Fair, which helps promote the various clubs around school. Full Article

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

Check Out the June Edition!
Find out senior destinations, view the results of the senior survey, read about senior spotlights, and see the speeches you didn't hear at graduation.
Click here to see the e-edition.  

A Force for Change: Fundraising for The Small Things Organization
by Abby Dziura, 2020 (posted 5-2-17)
In the Star Wars world, May 4th and May 5th are more than just random dates on the calendar: they cause for celebration. “May the 4th” is officially Star Wars day, and “Revenge of the 5th” is an extension of that, seeing as they are both puns that reference the series. Read More

What Is Up With These Teacher Contracts?
by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 3-21-17)
This past month, the controversial topic of teacher contracts has been making its way into various conversations among the residents of Cheshire. I know what you may be thinking. Read More

Successful Feminists Event at CHS
by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 3-7-17)
“I was very proud that 100 of our students volunteered to attend the event and that every one of them fully committed to the content and the discussions that followed. I am so proud of them for addressing very serious and adult issues with concern and respect for each other,” says Tina Ocone, leader of the Young Feminists club. 

On Wednesday January 25th, Cheshire High School’s Young Feminists Club, led by world language teacher Tina Ocone, took on the task of organizing an event in the CHS library to help raise student’s awareness of the importance of gender equality in our society. Read More

Should School Start at a Later Time?

by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 3-6-17)

“This research indicates that school bells that ring as early as 7:00 a.m. in many parts of the country stand in stark contrast with adolescents' sleep patterns and needs,” according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Throughout the past few years, much controversy and conversation has surrounded the issue of what time school should start, especially at Cheshire High School. Read More

A Classical Movie Turned Musical at CHS
by Abby Dziura, 2020 (posted 2-13-17)
This year, on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, CHS Drama Club will be putting on a
performance of the classic movie-musical Singin’ in the Rain. It will be directed by
English teacher Ms. Demeo. This year’s show is a hilarious re-imagining of the 1952

Register for the AP Exams!
by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 1-30-17)  
Registration for the AP exams are now available from January 25th until February 23rd. Students and parents can sign up through the myschoolbucks website: 
As a reminder, the Registration Information video can be found HERE. Full article

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

Get your Practice ACT Score Back
by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 1-26-17)
Congratulations on taking you practice ACT! Get your scores and a personalized report on your strengths and weaknesses on Thursday February 9th from 7 PM to 8:15 PM at CHS. Full Article

Fighting Off Sickness in Winter
by Jessica Tan, 2018 (posted 1-21-17)

In January 2016, 11% of Americans caught the common cold and 3.9% caught the flu. Although it has been shown that cold weather and chances of getting sick have no correlation, winter still tends to increase the percentages of people with the cold or flu. According to a Dr. John Watson, a medical epidemiologist with the US CDC, may suggest that people’s behavior during the winter—such as congregating indoors in smaller spaces—may be the true cause. Whatever the cause may be, it is important to find ways to stay as healthy as possible this winter. Full Article

Here is your Chance to take a full Practice ACT at CHS: Sign up Now!
by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 1-8-17)
Attention all 10th and 11th graders, Cheshire High School’s PTO group has planned to enact a practice ACT test to take place at CHS Cafe on January 21st, 2017. Full Article

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

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review
by Abby Dziura, 2020 (posted 12-21-16)
Want to know more about the new Stars Wars movie, "Rogue One"? Read this to find out more about it! Full Article

New Era in Cheshire Girls Basketball
by Mike Lewis, 2018 (posted 12-15-16)
On December 15th, 2015, following her team’s opening victory against Guilford, Sarah Mik announced that the 2015-16 season as Cheshire High School varsity girls basketball head coach would be her last. As the Rams fought to an 8-12 record along with state tournament berth last year, the question loomed: Who would be the replacement? It wasn’t until May 6th, 2016 that the decision was announced: Michelle Vieira would be Cheshire’s next head coach. Full Article

CHS Fall Leaf Raking 2016

Check Out Our November Edition
Pick up a copy in the library, in the main office, or from your literature teacher.
Click here to see the e-edition.  

Unofficial Election Results for Cheshire
*Does not include absentee ballots
Presidential Election- Clinton
Senate- Blumenthal
House of Representatives- Esty
State Senate-D13- Suzio
State Senate-D16- Markley
State Representative-D89- Zupkus
State Representative-D90- Fishbein
State Representative-D103- Falvey

Senior Theater Spotlight: Katie Sparks
by Simran Kaur, 2018 (posted 11-10-16)
Katie Sparks, 2017, is cast to play Kathryn Shaub in the play, Radium Girls. Kathryn is a factory worker and is friends with the main character, Grace Fryer, played by Katie Ardesia, 2017. They both end up contracting a disease which leads to a series of dramatic events. Read More

Keep Moving Forward in Life
By Kyle Leff, 2018 (posted 10-25-16)                                                                               
On September 12th and October 6th, Cheshire High School (CHS) hosted a College Fair from 6pm to 8pm. Over 75 colleges attended this fair to showcase their college and to answer any questions asked by prospective students from CHS and other students from the vicinity. Read More

CHS vs. Xavier Football October 7th

A look into University of Vermont (UVM)

By Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 10-23-16)
On October 4th, 2016, representative from the University of Vermont (UVM), Connor Loung visited Cheshire High School's career center. Luong talked about the various attributes of the University of Vermont like the majors and sports this university has to offer its students. University of Vermont, founded in 1791, is located in Burlington, Vermont and is ranked 7th among the 50 US public universities. Read More

By Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 10-18-16)

Cheshire High School will be administering the official College Board PSAT on October 19, 2016. PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test which prepares student for the SAT. In addition to preparing students, PSAT also chooses high scores for the National Merit Scholarships. Read More

Teacher Spotlight: 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. Full Article

Did Someone Say Coffee?
by Alyssa Addesso, 2016 (posted 3-20-16)
When someone says the word “caffeine,” the first thing most people think of is coffee. In a way, caffeine is synonymous with coffee. However, caffeine also applies to a whole slew of other foods and drinks including: chocolate, ice-cream, pain relievers, and instant oatmeal. Full Article

Recipe of the Month: Strawberry and Quinoa Parfait

by Katharine Wu, 2016 (posted 3-19-16)

One can never go wrong with a parfait – the perfect combination of fruit, granola, and yogurt. What makes this recipe so great is that the result is delicious and it contains the healthy eating holy-grail item: quinoa! Full Article

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

Myers-Briggs Test
by Ethan Shan, 2018 (posted 3-14-16)
Every year, we take a personality test to find out our best talents. This test, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, is the most common personality test used today. It places users in different categories, depending on how they answer the 93 different questions given to them. Read More

Should we bring back February Break?

by Ethan Shan, 2018 (posted 1-19-16)
Many students have complained about the Board of Education’s decision to abolish February Break. Although the idea of getting out of school earlier by having less vacation time is pleasing to some, losing a whole week of time to finish projects and other work is seen as detrimental to others. I, the author, will have to agree with this latter group of students. Full Article

Curriculum Night

by Emily Peck, 2016 (posted 1-15-16)

At 7:00 p.m. of Tuesday January 12, eighth graders and their parents sat down for their first preview of Cheshire High School for curriculum night. Read More

by Christina Nguyen, 2017 (posted 12-19-15)
Adolescents are a thirsty species. We thirst for adventure. We thirst for a thrilling, risky event to distract ourselves from our tedious school days. We thirst for an outrageous occurrence that we can recount to our friends; stories that invoke them to slap our backs and mutter, “you are a wild imbecile.” Full Article

Ram Hockey Alumni Gather for a Special Night
by Mike Lewis, 2019 (posted 1-25-16)
On the night of Saturday, January 9th, former Ram hockey players gathered at Wesleyan’s Spurrier Snyder Rink for a night of nostalgia. Full Article
'16 Salutatorian & Valedictorian Announced
Congratulations to CHS Class of 2016 Salutatorian, Durga Rathi & Valedictorian, Shangda Xu who were announced on May 20th at the Honor Cord Ceremony.  

Sign up for the SAT
By Shivani Padhi (Posted 8-31-16)
SAT season is coming up fast! Sign up through College Board now. Full article

Senior Meeting
by Jack Stanton, 2018 (posted 5-21-16)
On Thursday, May 12th, Principal 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. 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. Full Article

Harmful Chemicals in Everyday Products by Alyssa Addesso, 2016 (posted 5-7-16) While walking around your house, you might never expect to find some of the harmful chemicals that are cleverly disguised in common household products. Read More

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   
 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. 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. 

Private vs. Public Schooling

By Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 4-12-16)

As the college decision making time is approaching, many students start to wonder the difference between private colleges and public colleges.   Read More

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. Read More

Senior Theater Spotlight: Julia Torok

by Simran Kaur, 2018 (posted 3-19-16)

Julia Torok, 2016, is cast to play the lead role of Mary Poppins in the spring musical.  Full Article

Zika Epidemic
by Alyssa Addesso, 2016 (posted 3-15-16)
The second case of the Zika Virus, which first originated in Uganda in 1947, was recently found in the United States. In the past few months, this virus has become an epidemic for many Latin American and Caribbean countries. Full Article

AP Test Registration
By Shivani Padhi, 2018 (Posted 3-13-16)
AP testing is approaching fast. Students must be registered online for the AP test by March 14th in order to participate in the test. The registration process is very different this year because student/parents will be registering and paying online through My School Bucks. Read More

Club Spotlight: Key Club Challenges You!
By Sarah Salvati, 2017 (Posted 3-5-16)
Key Club at Cheshire High School is sponsored by the Kiwanis Key Club in the Town of Cheshire. Kiwanis Key Club is an international service organization that supports many communities in need of food and other survival equipment.  Read More

The Famed Volleyball Tournament 
by Virginia Shugrue, 2017 (posted 3-4-16)
The Gym Volleyball Tournament occurred on Friday, March 4, 2016. The bleachers were filled with students eager to see which team would take home the title of “Cheshire Volleyball Champions.” Full Article

The Supreme Court Justice Dilemma
by Ethan Shan, 2018 (posted 2-28-16)
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has started a battle between liberals and conservatives over whether or not President Obama should nominate a successor before he leaves office.  With many people debating over this, I would like to throw my opinion out and say that a new justice should be nominated as soon as possible. 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

Stop Censoring our Internet
by Ethan Shan, 2018 (posted 2-11-16)
It’s the first day of school after winter break. You just went to Florida and left your phone behind, so you decide to upload your photos to Facebook during study hall first session. But what’s this? Facebook is blocked by CHS! Full Article

Sign up for the NEW SAT

by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 2-4-16)

The new SAT is taking place this upcoming March 2016. Keep track of your path and sign up early to take the new SAT and rock it! Full Article

A Closer Look at Lincoln College of New England

by Shivani Padhi, 2018 (posted 2-4-16)

Cheshire High School has conferenced with several colleges in the past month. This week's college spotlight is devoted to Lincoln College located in Southington, CT.  Full Article

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Class of 2016 College Board -Where are CHS seniors going after high school?

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

Parking Predicament
by Sabrina Cuda, 2016 (posted 11-1-15)
The senior parking lot at Cheshire High School is known to be very chaotic, congested and somewhat dangerous for students, faculty and other cars. Students park in places where they do not belong; taking other people’s spots, parking in the designated overflow lot which, in turn, creates confusion and disorder. Full Article

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

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

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

New Advanced Placement 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
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