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New Chromebook Policy

New Chromebook Policy

September 28, 2018

At the end of this past summer or in the last couple of weeks, you may have gone with your family to pick up a Chromebook from the Dr. Henrietta Attles S...

CRLS Responds: What did you do this summer?

CRLS Responds: What did you do this summer?

September 28, 2018

This piece also appears in our September 2018 print edition.

Returning Back to CRLS a Second Time, on the Other Side

Returning Back to CRLS a Second Time, on the Other Side

September 28, 2018

With a new wave of teachers and staff at CRLS, over 70 faculty members are alumni of the high school. For some, the Cambridge public high school t...

Nelly Ossia: Building Franco-English Bridges with an Iranian Twist

Nelly Ossia: Building Franco-English Bridges with an Iranian Twist

September 28, 2018

Ms. Ossia is new to CRLS this year, teaching HN French 5 and AP French. She was born in Iran, grew up in France, and now lives in the United States. RF: What factors influenced your decision to come to CRLS? NO: I’ve always taken great interest in a school's mission statement and was particularly intrigued to find out that Rindge’s motto, “Opportunity, Diversity, and Respect,” was developed by the students themselves. The first word, “opportunity,” was aligned with what I saw in this school: a strong commitment from various stakeholders—administration, teachers, parents, and students—to make sure that this opportunity of getting a well-rounded education is accessible to all. I have met with dedicated staff members and am eager to become part of this community. RF: How does Cambridge compare to other environments in which you have taught? NO: Cambridge is well-known for its two prestigious universities, and I have to admit that I am still mesmerized by the level of competition amongst schools to send their students to major Ivy League institutions.

New Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Eva Lam

New Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Eva Lam

September 28, 2018

Dr. Lam teaches AP World History and AP Comparative Government. She is also a 2010 Rhodes Scholar, an international postgraduate scholarship for students to study at Oxford University. Register Forum: Why did you want to be a teacher? Dr. Eva Lam: I went to big public school in Milwaukee which was very diverse, and I think one of the things I started to figure out as I got to high school was that your odds of getting one of the really good teachers was way higher if you had other advantages in your life, which I did. ... I wanted to be a teacher because it’s fun and I’m really nerdy and I get to be nerdy in front of people all day every day and get money for it, which is nice. But I also think there’s an important social purpose to teaching [because] teachers can do a lot of good if they are competent in the right place, and I wanted to be useful as well as have fun. RF: Why did you choose to teach history? EL: It was always my favorite subject. … I really like being able to make connections to the world we live in today. I really like talking politics—I was on the debate team in high school … and that was the most immediately relative thing to argument politics which is what I really like to do.

CRLS Remembers: Richelle Robinson (2002-2018)

CRLS Remembers: Richelle Robinson (2002-2018)

September 28, 2018

Ms. Divelbliss, CRLS dance teacher: “Even as a 9th grader, Richelle was a big part of the dance program. She was a wonderful dancer and had a joyful spirit. We will miss her tremendously.” Dominic Pierre (Class of 2019): “Richelle was a ball of light, and she only brought love and happiness to the people around her.” Casey Torres (Class of 2019): “Richelle all by herself was a ball of light and had such purity that you felt it anytime you were around her. All the people who knew her and were friends with her knew how much positivity and humor was in that girl. Five minutes, and Richelle could change your whole mood, because she was just that much of a funny and loving person. Her intentions were always so good and straight from the heart. She was a quiet soul, but comfortable—a great spirit to be around. She was always showing me love everytime we saw each other. Her contagious laugh will be with me forever.”

A Spotlight on New Classes at CRLS

A Spotlight on New Classes at CRLS

September 28, 2018

This piece also appears in our September 2018 print edition.

School Administration Addresses Bullet Found on Campus

School Administration Addresses Bullet Found on Campus

September 28, 2018

As the football team played on Friday, September 7th, the crowds in the stands were distracted, checking their phones and looking around uneasily. An email from Principal Smith had been sent to everyone in the school, and that email was making people nervous.

New CM Policy Goes into Effect in October

Juliana Vandermark, Around School Editor

September 28, 2018

Filed under Around School, News

This year at CRLS, CM will be a little bit different, all in the name of emphasizing the “community” in “community meeting.” CM this year is back with two major changes. First, students can now fail CM if their attendance dwindles. In an email sent to students at the beginning of July about the policy, Principal Smith explained, “Students and staff are looking for more ...

CRLS Students Travel the World

CRLS Students Travel the World

September 28, 2018

This summer, nine CRLS students travelled to Thailand, Peru, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Chile, and the Dominican Republic, all through CIEE, the Council o...

Glocal Implementation

Glocal Implementation

September 28, 2018

This past summer, many of the students who participated in the Glocal Challenge last year began implementing the projects they designed to improve transp...

World Record Day: Brought to You by CRLS’ Black Student Union

World Record Day: Brought to You by CRLS’ Black Student Union

June 22, 2018

A few weeks ago, CRLS made history, thanks to the organization and work of the Black Student Union (BSU). On May 22, 278 students, teachers, and faculty...

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