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Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
March 12, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

On Friday, March 11 Headmaster Deborah Holman sent an email to parents and staff. In the email she addressed both the junior math class incident and the altercation between police and students. She also commended the high school for "more publicly examining institutional racism, bias and privilige,"...

Administration investigates offensive, inappropriate usernames on Kahoot

Administration investigates offensive, inappropriate usernames on Kahoot

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

On Friday, March 4, inappropriate and offensive usernames were projected on a whiteboard in a junior Precalculus class as students began signing up for a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an interactive game platform where students use their phones to participate in a quiz created by their teacher. Each game has...

BREAKING: School Committee postpones Superintendent vote

BREAKING: School Committee postpones Superintendent vote

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
March 10, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The School Committee postponed a scheduled vote to confirm a new Superintendent at their meeting on March 10.

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Students and police involved in after school incident

Students and police involved in after school incident

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Two police officers intervened in a play-fight between a group of students of color who were standing on the steps of the high school, after school on Tuesday March 8.

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BREAKING: School Committee recommends Bott as new Superintendent

BREAKING: School Committee recommends Bott as new Superintendent

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Brookline School Committee voted to recommend Andrew Bott to be the next Superintendent on Mar. 3. Bott, who is currently the Principal of the Lincoln School, was one of three finalists for the position. According to the Brookline Public Schools, a School Committee vote on the morning of Thurs...

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
February 29, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 29, for the second consecutive Monday, teachers left the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of solidarity with the Brookline Educators Union, who are currently in the negotiations with the School Committee. School faculty wanted to show how much time teachers use after school by st...

Holman not selected for Marblehead principal position

Holman not selected for Marblehead principal position

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

On Feb. 24, 2016, Marblehead High School announced that Daniel Bauer, the current assistant principal at Beverly High School, will be the new principal for the 2016-2017 school year. Headmaster Deborah Holman had also been a finalist for the job.  Holman informed the Brookline High school c...

Breaking: Vick announces potential departure

Breaking: Vick announces potential departure

Yoel Abulaf, News Layout Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

On Feb. 22 African American and Latino Scholars Program Director Christopher Vick sent out an email to all of his students’ parents explaining that he might be leaving the high school at the end of this school year. Later, he announced the possibility in his classes. Vick, who has worked at the high school for ...

Superintendent finalist Jon Sills visits high school

Superintendent finalist Jon Sills visits high school

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Superintendent finalist Jon Sills met with students on Wednesday, Feb. 24 during his visit to the high school.

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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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Superintendent finalist Andrew Bott meets with students

Superintendent finalist Andrew Bott meets with students

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Superintendent Finalist Andrew Bott visited the high school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, as the second of three finalists to visit the school.

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Superintendent finalist Bernard Taylor visits high school

Superintendent finalist Bernard Taylor visits high school

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

On Monday, February 22, Dr. Bernard Taylor, one of three finalists for the position of Superintendent, visited the high school to meet with students, teachers and administrators. Taylor’s visit was the first of three visits this week by the finalists chosen by the School Committee for the job of Superintendent.

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