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Absence of AP English Classes Sparks Debate

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under News

  While the English department offers a variety of courses, unlike many other high schools, AP English is not among them. Still, many students take one or both of the AP English exams. According to English Curriculum Coordinator Mary Burchenal, AP English classes are less important than fostering a...

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...

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...

Being multilingual

Being multilingual

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer
January 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Teachers and students speaking languages from all around the world can be found throughout the high school. In this video they talk about their stories and the challenges of being multilingual. Carefree Melody by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://crea...

Special education teacher helps students achieve their goals

Special education teacher helps students achieve their goals

Jamie Martinez, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Andrew Kelly What are your main responsibilities? My main job is to make sure that the students I’m working with are making progress towards the goals in their IEPs. My 38 students have 100 different standard level, honors level and AP level teachers that I’m interfacing with, communicating ...

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

They may not be helping you, or you may not even know who they are. But to the students they work with, they bring support, investment, and excitement to each individual’s academic and personal growth. Paraprofessionals provide invaluable helping hands to students with special needs. They work in...

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News

In a room at the end of the middle school hallway at Driscoll, five 8th graders sit around a table reading a book during English class. Although most of them like to read now, that was not always the case. The Language and Academic Home Base program serves approximately 35 students starting in 3rd gra...

Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Read a Q&A with O'Leary to hear the police perspective on the March 8 after-school altercation

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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...

Steps to Success held day to promote awareness of teen dating violence

Steps to Success held day to promote awareness of teen dating violence

Erez Ben-Akiva, Website Manager
February 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Steps to Success held "Wear Orange Day", to promote awareness of and advocate against teen dating violence as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

Leon Yang and Tuo Ji
February 5, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Friday Feb. 5, the high school community came together in the MLK room and atrium to celebrate the holiday that Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese people around the world celebrate: the Lunar New Year. This year is the 17th celebration of Lunar New Year at the high school; this year is the year of the monkey.

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Students and administrators meet in weekly “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss race and inequality

Students and administrators meet in weekly “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss race and inequality

Sara Hogenboom and Sarah Gladstone
February 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

The “Lunch and Learn” series will be sponsored by a different department or program every week in order to get student feedback on curriculum, practices and ideas for school improvement. The lunch is held in a different location every week. On Feb. 3 the weekly lunch was held in room 384 and was offered as an open discussion of what the high school can do, in general, to be more equitable and inclusive. Anyone can drop into these lunches.

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