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Lunch and Learn Series adds to diversification of world language classroom conversations

Lunch and Learn Series adds to diversification of world language classroom conversations

Ella Kitterman, News Feature Writing Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The world language department is making strides to effectively integrate race related conversations into their curricula. This is largely due to the new Identity Curriculum and the Lunch and Learn Series, which were held in every department last year; the mission was to provide students with the opportunity...

Junior Ben Kremer

Junior Ben Kremer

February 1, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

What are your plans for next year? "My parents both work in developing countries so they spend a lot of time in Africa and South Asia and we decided that I would graduate high school half a year early and go live in Kenya for six months. While we are there my parents will both be working and traveling...

Students share their opinions on core curriculum books

Students share their opinions on core curriculum books

Maisie Kramer, Staff writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Sagamore interviewed students at the high school about their favorite core book through a survey on canvas.  The data below represents 100 sophomores, juniors and seniors opinions as well as specific feedback from students.  ...

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."

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