In addition to learning the names of all the new students and faculty, we all will have some new terminology to learn when school starts this fall, ur, later this summer (August 27 is the first day of the 2014-15 school year).
With the addition of a 6th grade, we will now use “middle school” to refer to students in grades 6 through 8. Ninth grade students will join those in grades 10 through 12 to become part of our “high school.” So, Ms. Norris is now the “middle school principal” and Mr. Cook is the “high school principal.” And Mr. Dineen’s title changed to “associate principal” minus the descriptor “lower school.”
And just to keep everyone on their toes, or tripping over their tongues, we also are changing the way we refer to the three buildings on the CCSC campus. The former “Lower School building” at 245 Bent is being renamed “the Bent building,” while the former “Upper School building” (at 247R) is becoming “the Charles building.” And the “Annex” (at 225) will be called “Sixth.” It’s going to take some practice, but the new locational naming conventions acknowledge the reality that students in all grades use all three buildings, and we hope the street references will assist in way-finding.
One thing that hasn’t changed: the room numbers posted outside each classroom. And if you get lost, just ask any CCSC adult for help.