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Adam Wolf

September 17, 2011


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iShuffle is a way to see what your teachers listen to! We asked BHS teachers to put their iPods on shuffle and we put up the first 10 songs that came up, regardless of how embarrassing they were. We also include links to the song on YouTube, if possible. 1. "What I Was Thinkin'" by Dierks Bentle...

Mission

August 30, 2011


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The Sagamore is an independent, school-affiliated publication produced monthly by the students of Brookline High School. Opinions expressed in this publication, unless otherwise noted, are not necessarily those of staff, faculty or school administrators.  Individual articles represent the opinions of their res...

MidMUN appeals to younger audience

MidMUN appeals to younger audience

May 30, 2011


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The Model United Nations Club (Model UN) held its second annual Middle School Model United Nations (MidMUN) Conference on May 20. Students from Devotion, Runkle, Pierce and Driscoll elementary schools attended. Class of 2010 alumna and former Model UN Secretary-General Amodhi Weeresinghe established MidMU...

Marlene Skvirsky: Special education’s unsung hero

Marlene Skvirsky: Special education’s unsung hero

May 30, 2011


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Marlene Skvirsky has been helping students with special needs for a little more than three decades.  She has taught special education in Brookline since 1977. Skvirsky supported the students on their classroom work, co-taught with mainstream teachers and ran her own learning center. For S...

Multi-linguist Bettina Gordon moves on

Multi-linguist Bettina Gordon moves on

May 30, 2011


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Bettina Gordon’s 35 year love affair with education will slow down when she stops teaching at the end of this year, but she assures us that it will not stop. Gordon will spend her next few years with humanitarian service in third world countries, which is a natural transition, as Gordon has worked at...

Theresa Shanahan: Moving on but leaving an impact

Theresa Shanahan: Moving on but leaving an impact

May 30, 2011


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Teamwork and collaboration make the school function like a well oiled machine. And after 21 years of modest hard work, Theresa Shanahan, Program Coordinator of the Pupil Support Services and Special Needs, still can’t help looking back at her years of teaching and organizing without thanking coll...

Good citizen class discontinued

Good citizen class discontinued

May 26, 2011


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The Good Citizen In The Good Society course, a senior elective which has been running since 2001, has been cut due to a lack of student interest. This year, 35 students were enrolled in the unique, unleveled class taught by history teacher Mark Wheeler and English teacher Amy Morrissey, both of...

May 2011

May 2011

May 26, 2011


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Lisa Redding: Teacher of the year

Lisa Redding: Teacher of the year

May 25, 2011


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Why choose Lisa Redding for a teacher of the year award? “Lisa is the epitome of what an exceptional teacher is: intelligent, tough, professional, gifted with teaching complex, abstract concepts, understanding, organized, dedicated, encouraging, hardworking, fair, caring, fun, kind, a ...

Sporcle is a Great Resource

Sporcle is a Great Resource

May 22, 2011


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Freedom and responsibility, that’s the deal. Up until mid-December, the library had been upholding its end of that deal. But then, one day, many students with free blocks came into the library expecting to spend their free time in a safe, reasonable and brain-stimulating manner. Much to the students’...

New interim headmaster John Ritchie looks to 2012

New interim headmaster John Ritchie looks to 2012

May 21, 2011


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  In his preparation to select the next headmaster, Superintendent Bill Lupini named John Ritchie to serve as interim headmaster for the upcoming school year.  The process to replace Headmaster Bob Weintraub at the helm of “the Great Ship BHS” will not be complete until Spring 2...

Janet Gottesman returning to elementary school

Janet Gottesman returning to elementary school

May 21, 2011


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Career Center Coordinator Janet Gottesman has been teaching at the school for 24 years, and she has little regret. Before coming to the Brookline school system, Gottesman taught second grade for one year in New Jersey and two years of second and third grade at the Oak Hill Elementary School in Newton. After leavi...

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