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  • April 24Class Of 2020 Parent/Caregiver's Meeting: Wednesday, May 3 from 7-8 pm in the Cafeteria

  • April 24The Food Justice Club is hosting a food drive from April 26th to May 4th

Review: New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties @ MFA

Review: New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties @ MFA

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Arts, Informational, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were critical in defining Japanese cultural identity. The depiction of women and how they reflected the country’s struggle to preserve their culture while remaining relevant in the modern world is beautifully displayed in the ongoing exhibition of  “New Women...

Ninth Elementary School Location Q&A: Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf Ditkoff

Ninth Elementary School Location Q&A: Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf Ditkoff

Ethan Gainsboro, Sports Writing Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Informational, Showcase

Andrew Bott, Superintendent: How was the Baldwin location picked? After a year of public process and more than 20 public meetings, getting input from hundreds of community members, working with town boards, commissions and departments, expert analysis from an architectural firm on the viability ...

Lunch and Learn: Social Studies department

Lunch and Learn: Social Studies department

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Informational, News, Showcase

The social studies department hosted a lunch and learn in the MLK room during second lunch on March 2. Gary Shiffman led the conversation as Curriculum Coordinator of the social studies department. 23 people attended the lunch and learn, nine of which were staff, the rest students.

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Nicaragua and Dominican Republic trip cancelled due to Zika virus

Nicaragua and Dominican Republic trip cancelled due to Zika virus

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Hard News, Informational, News, Showcase

The Nicaragua exchange trip and the 3 Mariposas Montessori club trip to the Dominican Republic were cancelled on Feb. 8 due to the outbreak of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is known to be transmitted by mosquitos, but other avenues of transmission have been reported. According to The World Health Organization, the Zika virus, which spread eastward across the Pacific Ocean to Central and South America and the Caribbean in recent years, could affect as many as four million people by the end of the year.

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Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Chris Bell, Louie Goldsmith, Sara Hogenboom, Cleo Falvey, Izzy Meyers, and Leon Yang
February 11, 2016
Filed under Hard News, Informational, News, Showcase

A-block: The A-block assembly featured a presentation from Director of Youth Safety and Outreach at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Jacquelyn Lamont. Lamont's presentation focused on the legal side of combatting the sex trade. Lamont spoke about Support to End Exploitation Now, a pro...

A Glimpse Inside Science Cupboards

A Glimpse Inside Science Cupboards

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under Arts, Informational, Showcase

The cupboards lining the science hallway are often overlooked during the rushed and crowded hallway commute; however, they contain displays made by science clubs and classes at the high school. Biology teacher Dr. Briana Brown, who manages and creates many of the displays, guides the Sagamore on a video...

Visual arts grading reflects effort over end result

Visual arts grading reflects effort over end result

Maya Page, Staff Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under Arts, Informational

Sophomore Clarice Pertel was assigned to recreate a 3D object out of wire in her Sculpture I class. While the project initially proved difficult, she persevered, asking questions, listening to her teachers’ guiding comments, and looking over the rubric. Pertel received an A, which was indicative of...

New state law inspires change in school suspension policy

New state law inspires change in school suspension policy

Kendall McGowan, News Managing Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Informational, News, Showcase

In previous school years, students who committed offenses were met with appropriate but fair consequences, including, if necessary, in or out-of-school suspensions, according to Associate Dean Melanee Alexander. However, in response to a 2012 act regarding suspensions and expulsions passed by the state legislature, the high school implemented a new in-school suspension program this year.

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How Does The Sagamore Work?

How Does The Sagamore Work?

Yoel Abulaf, News Layout Editor
December 14, 2015
Filed under Informational, News

The Sagamore staff eats dinner together on Dec. 9 2015. A generous parent provided a dinner of Otto's pizza, the staff easily went through six boxes. SARA HOGENBOOM/ SAGAMORE STAFF This issue, The Sagamore wanted to show the readers how this newspaper is actually produced. We start the proces...

Alternatives to College Fair introduces students to other options for post-high school life

Alternatives to College Fair introduces students to other options for post-high school life

Cleo Falvey, Arts Editor
November 19, 2015
Filed under Informational, News

The Alternatives to College Fair, organized by the Brookline Teen Center and the Next Steps program, was held at the Brookline Teen Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event spanned from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and showed attendees options for their futures such as joining a branch of the military, seeking privat...

Holman responds to Back To School Night Altercation

Haley Bayne, News Writing Editor
November 11, 2015
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, Informational, News

According to Headmaster Deborah Holman, on Back to School Night, Thursday, Oct. 15, there was an altercation on Greenough Street between a passenger in car and students of color at the high school. Holman said that a faculty member at the high school approached her and filled her in on the situation...

National food day featured at Lincoln School event

National food day featured at Lincoln School event

Chloe Jepsen, Staff Writer
October 25, 2015
Filed under Hard News, Informational, News

By Chloe Jepsen Local food justice organization Bountiful Brookline partnered with the Brookline Public Schools Food Services Department to organize an event dedicated to the issues of food waste at the Lincoln School on Oct. 25, following National Food Day, which was the day before. Bake sales, ...

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