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A Day in the Life of Librarian Kendall Boninti

A Day in the Life of Librarian Kendall Boninti

May 1, 2019

They check out books, they answer questions at the desk, and they organize the library—but the CRLS librarians do so much more work than that. The Register Forum got to spend a day with Ms. Boninti, one of these librarians. In order to become a librarian like Ms. Boninti, you need not just a college degree, but a Master’s as well. Ms. Boninti’s two degrees allow her to teach students about technology on top of just being a librarian.

Teens in High School Often Rely on Drugs to Cope

Teens in High School Often Rely on Drugs to Cope

May 1, 2019

Of the 36 CRLS students included in a recent survey, 34% of seniors and 30% of juniors surveyed thought teens using drugs wasn’t a major problem. There are many reasons why a teenager would turn to drugs. Kevin Dua, a psychology teacher at CRLS, says it could be due to curiosity, stress, acceptance or approval in social groups, or to feel more like an adult.

A Look at Robotics Club: How It’s Wired

A Look at Robotics Club: How It’s Wired

May 1, 2019

The Robotics Club at CRLS, found in Room 1201, has promoted creativity in engineering and design projects since it was officially moved to the school from the MIT campus in 2008. Members collaborate to complete challenges and overcome obstacles in order to construct the best design that the team can produce.

Crazy Calculations

Cecilia Barron, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2019

After school on Thursdays in room 3610, you might find a group of students, ranging from seniors to freshmen, conversing over a decorated whiteboard. Though it looks quite different from the stereotypical math setting, this is the CRLS Math Club. “It’s very social,” said Ms. Watson, the advisor for the club.

Friends of CRLS Holds Bash

Friends of CRLS Holds Bash

April 1, 2019

On Thursday, February 28th, CRLS students, parents, and faculty gathered at the Google building in Kendall Square for the annual Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) bash. This event consisted of live music (from a band as well as CRLS’ own a cappella program) and catering for all who attended. Outside of these niceties, the main purpose of the event was to raise money for FOCRLS through a raffle as well as an auction.

MCAS Taken Online Schoolwide

MCAS Taken Online Schoolwide

April 1, 2019

The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) is a statewide standardized test used by school districts and teachers to identify areas where students need more help, refine lesson plans, and even select different curriculum resources to help students reach higher expectations. This upcoming year of 2019 brings some changes to the traditional pen-and-paper style of the MCAS, requiring that students take it online. To make the transition as seamless as possible, the Department is still making paper-based versions available during the transition period and will offer them on an ongoing basis as an accommodation for some students.

New Courses Offered Next Year

Yiyi Chen, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2019

Harry Potter and the Curse of Society Ms. Chauvin, Grades 11, 12 For students who love the magic of the Harry Potter series and are interested in an in-depth look at how the series relates to the real world, Harry Potter and the Curse of Society may be the class for them. This newly proposed course, taught by Ms. Chauvin, will focus on the first four books of the ser...

Rachel Otty Wins Fulbright Award

Rachel Otty Wins Fulbright Award

April 1, 2019

Rachel Otty, a recent winner of the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Award, a grant recognizing excellence in teaching, will be spending three weeks in India this summer to build a deeper understanding of the differences between the education systems in India and the United States.

2018 Teen Health Survey

2018 Teen Health Survey

April 1, 2019

Take a look at the results of the 2018 Teen Health Survey, which 1,423 high schoolers took part in.

The MCAS: From Boycotts to Digitization in 20 Years

Grace Austin, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019

April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brings a new wave of MCAS for students across Massachusetts. The MCAS has been administered in Cambridge Public Schools since 1998. Within the months anticipating the original implementation of the exam, students at CRLS captured statewide attention in communicating concerns with the standardized test. As students this year engage in training to take the test on an electronic device, CRLS again responds to a changing way of assessing education.

Behind the Scenes: BRYT Program

Behind the Scenes: BRYT Program

March 29, 2019

Tucked away on the second floor of the Arts Building is a zen, blue room, home to CRLS’ Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT) program. Many CRLS students pass by the “welcome” sign on the door daily, yet have no idea about the program that operates inside.

CRLS Joins in on Global Protest

CRLS Joins in on Global Protest

March 29, 2019

On Friday, March 15th, 2019, students all over the world left school midday and gathered in throngs at state buildings and other public spaces. This global action was intended to make a statement to world leaders who continually turn a blind eye to the increasingly pressing climate issues the world is facing.

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