The Sagamore

Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Teachers walk out in response to a standstill in contract negotiations with the School Committee. Leon Yang / Sagamore Staff

Sara Hogenboom and Leon Yang

February 22, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 22, about 50 teachers walked out of the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of unity and against the School Committee in response to floundering contract negotiations.

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

Chris Bell / Sagamore Staff

Leon Yang, Chris Bell, and Paul Miller-Schmidt

February 6, 2016

On Thursday, Feb. 4, Brookline school faculty and residents were given the opportunity during a public comment segment at the School Committee’s meeting at Town Hall to express their views around contract negotiations between the School Committee and the Brookline Educators Union (BEU). Before Publ...

High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

Calvin Chin Martial Arts Academy perform the lion dance.  Tuo Ji / Sagamore Staff

Leon Yang and Tuo Ji

February 5, 2016

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.

51 bus to South Brookline late and inconsistent in arrivals

51 bus to South Brookline late and inconsistent in arrivals

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor

January 29, 2016

For many students who live in South Brookline, getting home after school is no small task: Living four or more miles from the school, they must take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) supplemental 51 Bus, which is a special route that picks up high school students on campus after school. According to students, the bus is problematic due to its tardiness and inconsistency in arrivals, however, administrators said that they can’t do much about it because the bus is operated and run by the MBTA.

Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Sara Hogenboom and Sofia Tong

January 22, 2016

Click on the text to hear excerpts of our interview with World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman!

Math Team Places Emphasis on Growth and Enjoyment


Math Team members wait for their event during a GBML competition in the cafeteria on Jan. 13 2016.

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

You are given 10 minutes to do a set of three problems. Students from competing schools work diligently around you and the only sound that can be heard is scribbling on test sheets. A teacher announces that you have fifteen seconds left. This may seem like a nervewracking experience, but this is nothing...

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

From left: Connelly, O'Leary, and Holman speak to the protesting students in the Headmaster's suite after the meeting. Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore staff.

Haley Bayne and Sofia Tong

December 12, 2015

In response to an altercation that involved four students on Back to School Night, Thursday, Oct. 15, Headmaster Deborah Holman, Interim Superintendent Joseph Connelly and Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary met on Thursday, Dec. 10 during both X- and E-blocks in Holman’s office with a total o...

Where will they go?

Where will they go?

Kendall McGowan and Jake Brodsky

December 2, 2015

  Population Growth Why is Brookline’s school system in need of expansion? In recent years there have been an average of 650 students entering kindergarten town wide, according to Interim Superintendent Joe Connelly. Meanwhile, the number of students graduating the high school has been about 450...

Potential clubs face difficult approval process

The Club Fair, where clubs call out to prospective members by offering candy, baked goods and information about the club's function, took place on Oct. 8.  The high school has over 100 registered clubs and activities.

Jason Altshuler, Staff Writer

November 7, 2015

At the high school, new clubs are created every year. From fundraising organizations to sports teams or music groups, founding a club is a popular way for students to add an activity they are passionate about to their schedule. However, there can be road bumps in the process. According to senior Salome Henry, who is inv...

Senior publishes memoir on concussion experience

Senior publishes memoir on concussion experience

February 28, 2015

Part way through last year, senior Lindsey Glass realized that due to a concussion she suffered freshman year, she would not able to read the required amount for her American Literature class. Glass turned this setback into an opportunity when she wrote and published a book about her injury, Conc...

Spain trip aims to immerse students in culture

Spain trip aims to immerse students in culture

February 13, 2015

Rarely are high school students given the opportunity to explore a sprawling castle, sightsee at a famous aqueduct or travel to one of the world’s most famous museums. Alongside a rigorous academic experience, the upcoming trip to Spain hopes to deliver in both the educational and worldly categories. Fro...

Website aids students in navigating the high school

Website aids students in navigating the high school

February 7, 2015

by Chris Bell Last year, like most other freshmen, sophomore Alex Feinstein struggled with finding the locations of his classrooms. Then, he had an idea: use his love of coding to try to solve the problem. Feinstein created a website that serves as an interactive map of the high school. The website...

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