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Achievement gaps divide students

March 29, 2012
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Part 1 of a series Junior Sidni Frederick attributes her success in school to both an ardent interest in academics and a drive to work hard. “My dad is an immigrant, and he was always really big on education and how important it is to work hard in school,” said Frederick. “That is what’s goin...

Computers stolen: annual pattern?

Computers stolen: annual pattern?

March 20, 2012
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Ten computers were stolen from the World Languages computer lab on Wednesday, Feb. 15. It was the third incident of larceny in the past two years. When the theft occurred, the building was open for various adult education classes. According to Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason, a custodian making his rounds on the second floor about an hour afte...

Brookline bans tobacco sale in local pharmacies

Brookline bans tobacco sale in local pharmacies

March 2, 2012
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By mid-February, tobacco will be off the shelves of every Brookline CVS and Walgreens with a pharmacy. The CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Cypress and Washington Streets, a short walk from the high school, has already removed cigarettes from behind the counter. According to Selectman Richard Benka, the b...

Library acts on ban of food

Library acts on ban of food

February 17, 2012
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It came down to cantaloupe and a bag of chips. Sophomores Mia Svirsky and David Toppelberg, along with four of their friends, sat in the library doing homework. Svirsky ate some cantaloupe and Toppelberg snacked on some chips. Senior David Ullmann and junior Anna Russo came over to the table for some o...

Deborah Holman named headmaster

Deborah Holman named headmaster

February 8, 2012
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Deborah Holman, vice-principal of Newton North High School, has been named headmaster of the high school. Superintendent Bill Lupini sent the following email to Brookline families: Dear Brookline High School Families,I am very pleased to announce that Deborah Holman will be...

Holman’s presence felt strongly at Newton North

Holman’s presence felt strongly at Newton North

February 7, 2012
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The pen-scrawled message on a Dunkin Donuts bag taped to Deborah Holman’s office bulletin board says it all: “Please, please don’t go.” Despite the kind note and her favorite doughnut left by Newton North faculty, Holman said she “felt very ready for a headmaster position.” ...

Lupini narrows finalists to Holman

Lupini narrows finalists to Holman

February 4, 2012
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On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, Superintendent Bill Lupini notified parents and staff that Deborah Holman, the assistant principal of Newton North High School, has been selected as the single finalist in the search for the new headmaster. While Holman has not yet been offered the position, the elimination of ...

Headmaster search comes down to the wire

Headmaster search comes down to the wire

February 2, 2012
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(First image: Newton North High School Assistant Principal Deborah Holman. Second image: Wellesley Middle School Interim Principal Jamie Chisum) On Feb. 1, 2012, Jamie Chisum, Interim Principal of Wellesley Middle School, and Deborah Holman, Assistant Principal of Newton North High School, the two final...

Club donates secondhand clothing to the community

Club donates secondhand clothing to the community

January 30, 2012
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Room 383 is crowded. Really crowded. Next to the teacher’s desk, dozens of bags of clothing sit piled on top of each other, reaching halfway to the ceiling. Opening the door to the room, juniors David Ganjei and Isabella Langan drop off several more bags. This is the work of the Got Clothes?...

Headmaster finalists released

Headmaster finalists released

January 26, 2012
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Superintendent Bill Lupini announced today that Deborah Holman, vice principal of Newton North High School, and Jamie Chisum, interim principal of Wellesley Middle School, are the two finalists in the search for the next headmaster. According to newtonteacherresidency.org, Holman has taught history...

Ritchie speech inspires faculty

January 17, 2012
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Interim Headmaster John Ritchie gave his mid-year address at the high school faculty meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10. In a 40-minute speech, Ritchie presented his observations, evaluations, and ideas regarding several school practices and policies. Ritchie clarified that his ideas and suggestions for...

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