CCS Family Calendar
Mon., May 27th
- School Closed, Memorial Day
Tue., May 28th - Day 4
- 7th Grade: Field Day | 515 Building Gym and Parking Lots, 500 Building Field, Basin
- 535 Building: Principals' Coffee Chat | 535 Building Conference Room 8:30am - 9:30am
- 468/486 Building: 1st Grade Field Trip 8:45am - 2:00pm @ Linvilla Orchards
- Grades 9-12: Detention | Designated Classroom 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
- Grades 7-12: CCST Staged Play Reading Rehearsal | Library 3:15pm - 5:30pm @ 535 Building
- 150 Building: K-4 STEM Mentoring Club | Room 961 3:45pm - 5:00pm
- 486 Building: Little Artists Club (Session 4) | 486 Building Room 515 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Spring Concert: 150 Building Choirs and 150 & 486 Buildings' 3rd Grade Combined Orchestra | Gym 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ 500 Building
- Spring Concert: 150 and 486 Buildings' 4th Grade Band and Orchestra | Gym 7:30pm - 8:30pm @ 500 Building
Wed., May 29th - Day 5
- 8th Grade: Field Day | 515 Gym and Parking Lots, 500 Field, and Basin
- Grades K-6: "R" is for "Be Responsible/Responsible For It" - Green Shirts With Uniform Bottoms
- 150 Building: Junior Artists Club (Session 4) | Room 908 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Spring Concert: 500 Building's 5th & 6th Grade Choir and Orchestra Spring Concert | Gym 5:30pm - 6:45pm @ 500 Building
- Grades 8-12: 2019-2020 High School Cross Country Parent Information Meeting | Cafeteria @ 515 Building
- Spring Concert: 500 Building's 5th & 6th Grade Band & Jazz Lab Spring Concert | Gym 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thu., May 30th - Day 6
- 150 Building: 1st Grade Field Trip @ Linvilla Orchards
- Grades 9-12: Detention | Designated Classroom 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
- CougarTek Team/Club Meeting | Room 352 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ 515 Building
- 500 Building: 2019-2020 Orientation | Incoming 5th Grade and New 6th Grade Students 6:00pm - 7:30pm @ 500 Building
- 515 Building: STEAM-A-Palooza | Cafeteria 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ 515 Building
Fri., May 31st - Day 1
- 468/486 Building: Field Day | Gym and Fields
- 500 Building: Field Day | Gym, Field, and Playground
- Elementary Lost & Found Clean-Out
- 515 Building: Principals' Coffee Chat | Conference Room 7:00am
- 150 Building: Cougar Carnival | East Parking Lot 9:00am - 3:00pm
- CCS Spirit Night (Sponsored by National Honor Society) 5:00pm - 9:00pm @ Texas Roadhouse Exton
- K-6 Family STEAM Night (Session C) | Gym 5:00pm - 9:00pm @ 500 Building
- Grades 7-12: CCST Staged Play Reading Performance | Library 7:00pm @ 535 Building
Saturday, June 1st
- 4th Annual 5K Cougar Classic, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids' Dash 9:00am @ 150 Building
Camp Collegium 2019 Registration Update
Are you a new CCS Kindergarten family looking for a great summer camp for your child? If so, Camp Collegium 2019 may be the answer! Our camp is a fun, safe option CCS students enjoy year after year.
Although Camp Collegium 2019 is at capacity for most grade levels, there are still several spots available for incoming 2019-2020 Kindergarten students. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage you to register soon.
To learn more about Camp Collegium 2019, contact Ms. LaNae Horsey, our Director of Child Care Programs, using the button below. There’s also a link below to our Summer Camps webpage where the Camp Collegium 2019 Registration Form is located.
If you know of other families with incoming CCS Kindergarteners who may need a terrific summer camp option, please share the news with them that Camp Collegium 2019 has Kindergartener spaces available. Thank you!
Background Image Caption: Ms. LaNae Horsey, Director of Child Care Programs, shown with a few 2018-2019 Kindergarten students.
College Application Essay Review Session
CCS’s High School English Department wants to help CCS Juniors (11th Graders) develop and fine-tune their very best possible college application essays! That’s why they’re holding a College Essay Review Session on Monday, June 3rd, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in the 535 Building, Room 702.
The application essay can be the deciding factor on whether a student gains admission to the college or university of their choice. At the College Essay Review Session, Juniors will receive support and feedback on their essays, regardless of where they are in the essay writing process. High School teachers will be prepared to help with:
- Understanding and choosing an essay question
Students should bring any completed components of their essays with them to the College Essay Review Session, along with questions they might have. Computers will be available for all students who wish to attend.
The College Essay Review Session will end promptly at 4:30pm. Please be sure that your student is picked up at that time.
Questions? Email Mrs. Candace Haines using the button below.
Parent Meeting: High School Cross Country 2019-2020
Attention Parents/Guardians of 8th-11th Grade Students
Please join us on Wednesday, May 29th at 6:00pm in the 515 Cafeteria for a short information meeting on the upcoming High School Cross Country (XC) season.
Coaches Ramsey and Harkins will explain all about the sport and will highlight team expectations and new league information. Required paperwork will be provided for your child to participate in summer conditioning workouts as well as the regular season. We hope to see you there!
Questions? Please email Coach Ramsey or Coach Harkins.
Education Explained: High School Ready
Each week, CCS employees highlight common terms and philosophies in education and explain how they impact teaching and learning at Collegium. This week's contribution comes from Dr. Pat O’Brien, Collegium's High School Principal.
Every parent wants to make sure that their children are ready to face the challenges of High School so they can continue to build on their foundations for the future. What are the qualities of a confident and successful High School student? What can parents and students do to prepare?
In collaboration with Mr. Graham Dryburgh (High School Assistant Principal), the High School Counseling Staff (Mrs. Tracy Wolfe, Mrs. Jocelyn White, and Ms. Vicki Whisler), and Mrs. Jennifer Juarez (Curriculum Supervisor, 9-12), Dr. O’Brien has collected a number of resources to support parents/guardians and students.
Parents/guardians are essential to the process of preparing children for High School. Beginning at an early age, they can help to instill time management and organization skills, concentration, and commitment in their children—all hallmarks of successful High School students. Below, families will see a number of resources that offer suggestions and hints for success.
Once students get to High School, we’ll support their readiness by providing all 9th Grade students with the opportunity to receive instruction in executive functioning skills in our Freshman World Literature and Composition courses. These skills will create a foundation for students in cognitive processes like organization, study skills, and emotional regulation. All of the skills are essential to students’ preparedness for the rigors of High School academics. All students will also participate in Introduction to Technology and Digital Citizenship. They’ll learn the skills needed to successfully navigate Google Apps for Education, as well as vital skills in areas of STEAM and Research.
CCS also offers many resources to help families in our High School. We’ve listed a couple below:
5K Cougar Classic Saturday, June 1st
It's Not Too Late To Sign Up For The Cougar Classic This Saturday!
Early registration and packet pickup are strongly recommended! Use the link below to register for the 5K Cougar Classic competitive race, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and/or Kids' Dash. You'll find additional event details on the 5K Cougar Classic website, including registration instructions and information on how to become a sponsor.
Walk-up registration is available on Saturday, June 1st, the day of the event. The Registration Table will close promptly at 8:50am.
Early packet pickup (with your race bib and more) is this Friday, May 31st, from 4:30pm - 6:00pm at the 515 Building's Auditorium entrance (the door to the left of the Main Entrance, 515 James Hance Court, Exton, PA 19341).
Questions? Email our event organizers using the link below.
Upcoming 500 Building Orientation
Attention Parents/Guardians of 2019-2020 5th and 6th Grade Students
Your family is invited to our 500 Building Orientation on Thursday, May 30th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. During this event, you'll have the opportunity to meet the following from our 500 Building:
- Mr. Shaun Murphy, Principal
- Mr. Brian Booher, Assistant Principal
- Our 5th and 6th Grade Team of teachers and special area teachers
- Mrs. Corinne Hirst and Mr. Josiah Ramsey, School Counselors
It will be our pleasure to share some of the 500 Building's features and activities we feel make it a great place to learn and work. In addition, we'll offer resources to assist with your child’s transition to our building. Finally, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
If you're interested in joining us for our 500 Building Orientation, please use the button below to email Mrs. Hirst by Tuesday, May 28th. We look forward to meeting you!
NEHS And NJHS Sponsoring Two Important Book Drives
The CCS National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) have partnered this year to sponsor two CCS book drives:
- The Annual New Teacher Book Drive in the 150, 500, and 468/486 Buildings: This drive helps to build classroom libraries for new teachers and teachers who are changing grade levels.
- Middle School Library Book Drive: This drive will help grow the new Middle School Library, which is in need of many books!
We welcome donations of your new and/or gently used books to help our New Teacher and Middle School Libraries blossom! Each donation will broaden our students' reading selections and encourage their love of reading.
Book Drive collection boxes will be placed in all buildings near their main entrances between Wednesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, June 5th. We appreciate your dedication to helping every CCS student learn to read!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Hirst (NEHS) or Mrs. Wallace (NJHS) using the buttons provided below.
News From Our Athletics Department
Collegium Soccer Camp
Collegium is excited to offer our Girls & Boys Soccer Clinic to students in Grades 2-6. Come out and learn from Collegium’s Varsity Soccer Coaches and student-athletes as they teach the fundamentals of soccer and share their love of the game!
The Clinic is scheduled from Saturday, July 8th until Thursday, July 11th on the 500 Building Field. Each day of the camp will be for students in Grades 2-6 from 9:00am until 3:00pm. The cost is $100.00/child. Payment and Registration Forms (accessible at the button below) are due by Thursday, June 27th.
If you have questions about Collegium’s Soccer Clinic, email Coach Steve Norris using the button below.
Collegium Lacrosse Clinic
Collegium is happy to offer a Girls & Boys Lacrosse Clinic to our students in Grades 3-7. Come out and learn from Collegium’s Varsity Lacrosse Coaches and student-athletes as they teach lacrosse skills and share why the sport is so fun and rewarding.
The Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, 9:00am until 12:00pm, on the 500 Building Field. The cost is $50.00/child. Payment and Permission Slips (available at the button below) are due by Monday, June 3rd.
If you have questions about Collegium’s Lacrosse Clinic, email Coach Sherry Pryor.
CCS Basketball Day Camp Coming This Summer
Coach Markel Jones and CCS's Boys Basketball Team are excited for their 1st Annual Collegium Basketball Day Camp. The Day Camp is designed for 2nd through 8th Grade boys and girls of all skill levels. Activities will emphasize skill development in fundamental areas of the game like passing, shooting, and dribbling, while also promoting a fun and open learning atmosphere.
All participants will receive a free Collegium Basketball Day Camp T-shirt. Email Coach Jones using the link below for information and answers to your questions.
Coaching Positions Available
Our Athletics Department is looking for candidates for the following coaching position(s):
- High School Soccer Head Coach
- High School Volleyball Assistant Coach
All interested coaching candidates should email a resume and cover letter to John Allen, CCS Director of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities.
CCS HSA Updates & Events
Serving in a capacity similar to a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), our Home & School Association (HSA) owes its success to the efforts of our many parent, teacher, and staff volunteers! Proceeds from HSA fundraisers and activities help fund CCS education and operations.
Elementary Building School Stores
Volunteers are needed to open the School Stores in our 150, 468, 486, and 500 Buildings before school and during lunch. The School Stores are a real treat for CCS’s students, and volunteering is very rewarding! Please sign up for a few hours (or more!) using the SignUpGenius link below. We appreciate your support!
500 Building Resale Shop
Volunteers are needed to spend time each week organizing our Uniform Resale Shop. The Resale Shop is a tremendous CCS fundraiser, as well as a valuable resource for CCS families. Volunteers help keep donations in order and available for sale.
Please use the SignUpGenius link below to donate your time to the Resale Shop! Thank you.
WWPD Tip Resources
Collegium is committed to maintaining a strong and trusting partnership with the West Whiteland Police Department (WWPD). Together, we encourage all Collegium students, staff, and parents/guardians to contact the WWPD with any information they feel should be investigated.
The WWPD has a dedicated email address and phone number for the public to use to provide information quickly and directly to them.
The email address and phone line above are monitored by the WWPD Criminal Investigation Unit. We encourage anyone with information about suspected criminal activity to contact the WWPD using the email address or by leaving a voicemail message on the WWPD Tip Line. Everyone utilizing the phone number or email address can remain anonymous, if they wish.
If your concerns are specific to the Collegium campus, we ask that you also contact your Building Principal(s):
Important Collegium Telephone Numbers
Collegium's Main Number
Building Main Office Extensions
- 150 Building: Ext. 6811
- 435 Building: Ext. 6002
- 468 Building: Ext. 6401
- 486 Building: Ext. 6501
- 500 Building: Ext. 6106
- 515 Building: Ext. 6336
- 535 Building: Ext. 6602