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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

Lunch and Learn Series proves effective for the English department

Lunch and Learn Series proves effective for the English department

Ella Kitterman, Feature News Writing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Within the English department, teachers have been hard at work to change many long standing aspects of the English curriculum. Books, teaching methods and faculty demographics are being reexamined with a focus on race. Although there are many factors driving these changes, some of these issues were...

Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

In response to the Sagamore’s Q&A with Superintendent Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf-Ditkoff, the Sagamore was made aware that the issue of the Baldwin location has sparked a lot of debate in the town. The Baldwin location was selected in October 2016 to be the location of the new elementary school...

The secret life of custodians

The secret life of custodians

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

They read Freud for pleasure, do oil paintings and golf for charity. Watch the video to find out more about your custodians!

Special education teacher aims to make the school experience positive

Special education teacher aims to make the school experience positive

Jamie Martinez, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Jake Barrett What are your main responsibilities? Within the classroom, I’m responsible for providing support and services for students who have been diagnosed with a disability that adversely impacts their ability to access the curriculum of the class.  I also work with the content and tea...

Amnesty International club organizes protest in response to immigration freeze

Amnesty International club organizes protest in response to immigration freeze

Cleo Falvey, Arts Managing Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Chants such as “This is what democracy looks like!” and “Hands too small to build the wall!” erupted from high school activists, members of the Amnesty International club, standing outside the high school this Monday morning. These protests mirrored ones that were held across the Boston area...

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Chloe Jepsen, Feature News Writing Editor
January 29, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

  Roars of applause following Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call that “We are not alone” and chants from the crowd screaming “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here” echoed off of the buildings surrounding Copley Square on Sunday, Jan. 29. Thousands gathered at a last minute-protes...

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Conor Ross, Staff Writer
January 29, 2017
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

What do we know about the overcrowding problem? Enrollment in Brookline schools is increasing at a fast rate. According to 2016 enrollment projections, the high school has about 2,000 students, but in five years this will increase to almost 2,400. The rapid surge in enrollment creates issued r...

Chinese Exchange Student Sara Li

Chinese Exchange Student Sara Li

January 29, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

Have you felt welcomed here at the high school? "I have felt very welcomed here at BHS, both by teachers and students. I am very sad to leave because I have had such a good experience, but I also have a responsibility to build my own country as well."

Lunar New Year celebrates culture and community

Lunar New Year celebrates culture and community

Erez Ben-Akiva and Leon Yang
January 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students celebrated the Lunar New Year in the atrium and MLK room on Friday, Jan. 27. The 18th celebration of the day at the high school marked the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. The Lunar New Year celebration was not only an opportunity to celebrate Asian cultures but also cultures from all over the world....

Freshman Max Siegel

Freshman Max Siegel

January 28, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

“I sort of came out as bi slowly.  I knew that I live in Brookline, and that there are plenty of other bi or gay people at the school and that no one was going to treat me differently or anything, but it was still kind of scary. I think part of it was that people would always assume I was gay from my...

Q&A with Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Samuel Zimmerman

Q&A with Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Samuel Zimmerman

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Samuel Zimmerman is the Deputy Superintendent of Student Services. He moved here last year from the New York school system to work in a smaller, more community-oriented environment. We recently spoke we him about his Native American identity and education.   What motivated you to go to college? I didn...

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