• January 3, 2022

    Dear Carlisle Families,

    Happy New Year!

    I hope you and your family had the opportunity to enjoy the recent school vacation.  I know none of us wanted to start 2022 addressing an increase in COVID cases, but we can be reassured by the fact that our focus on the health and well-being of our students and staff, along with our collaborative and responsive approach to each new challenge, have helped us to navigate these difficult times as successfully as possible to date, and we are committed to continuing that approach in 2022.  

    I was proud to see the charitable work our students were engaged in at the end of 2021.  The second and fifth grade Pajama Drive collected a record setting 265 pairs of pajamas for those in need and the sixth grade Coat Drive was a success providing winter coats to families in Carlisle and the surrounding communities to stay warm this winter.  I also want to thank all of our professional staff who work to make these service learning experiences available to our students, as we know how valuable these experiences are in the development of thoughtful and well-rounded individuals.

    Although it is only January, we will be beginning to speak with our 8th graders about their transition to high school.  Parents of 8th graders may want to take the time to review the Parents Guide to High School Transition FAQ.  Over the next few months, there will be a variety of presentations from CCHS as they share information with our 8th graders and their families.  CCHS will be hosting a webinar specifically for Carlisle families on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00 PM to learn more about the high school community.  This will be followed by a curriculum webinar on Thursday, February 3rd regarding the Program of Studies at CCHS.  Middle School Principal Dr. Mehler will share the links to these webinars via email in the coming weeks.

    I wish each of you peace and health in the new year.


    Warm regards,

    Jim O'Shea