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Future of district computers disputed

Future of district computers disputed

Michael Huber

May 11, 2015


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Struggles arose between Cam High teachers and the district IT (Information Technology) department concerning the future of approximately one hundred computers that have recently been replaced. As it stands, the district plans on recycling the various outdated computers as per their policy concerning...

New testing arrives; varied reactions ensue

New testing arrives; varied reactions ensue

Stephanie Rountree

April 22, 2015


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While student opinions of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test vary, proctors agree that the administration has suffered few glitches. “It went as expected,” proctor and English chairman Jason Bowman said. "It wasn’t chaos. It was organized. The students...

Sartorial scandal: grad gowns are talk of DHS

Sartorial scandal: grad gowns are talk of DHS

Morgan Banville

April 21, 2015


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On January 21, 2015, Interim Associate Principal Joanne Desmarais sent an email to seniors and their parents. In the email, Ms. Desmarais wrote, “As school officials begin our early preparations for this year’s commencement ceremony, we would like to bring to your attention a change in practice regarding...

District searches for Gleaton replacement

District searches for Gleaton replacement

Sarah Schisla

April 20, 2015


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After a meeting last Thursday, April 2, only three candidates remain for the position of Carlmont Principal. In light of her husband’s health issues, Principal Lisa Gleaton announced her resignation on January 21, pledging to finish out the school year. Almost immediately, the search for a new...

Sit, stay, listen

Sit, stay, listen

Julia Perry

April 20, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

Talking to animals always seems easier than talking to people; they listen, but don't judge. For many students, reading in front of an audience can be a daunting task, or for some, a very stressful or difficult situation. However, the benevolent presence of animals can help. At Watertown High School,...

Peer-education club hosts “guys panel”

Peer-education club hosts “guys panel”

Emma Bruce

April 16, 2015


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BVNW’s REbeL, a peer-education club that focuses on healthy body image, hosted a "guys panel" today in the little theater. Seven male students and two male teachers answered questions about body image that students asked anonymously at lunch last week. According to REbeL sponsor Carolyn Potter,...

New club inspires controversy, discussion

New club inspires controversy, discussion

Ridah Syed

April 15, 2015


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Tweet sent. Sophomore Spencer Kahn takes a deep breath. He waits for the inevitable backlash that is bound to come from what he’s done. His phone buzzes with notifications of favorites, retweets and a slew of replies. Kahn scrolls through his Twitter timeline to see the hashtag #SHEBRON appearing...

Weslow named General Studies principal

Weslow named General Studies principal

Alexa Fishman

April 15, 2015


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Mr. Daniel Weslow, a longtime educator and former director of the Upper School at New Roads in Santa Monica, has been chosen to be Shalhevet’s new General Studies Principal, the Boiling Point has learned. Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal told the faculty of his decision just before 10 a.m. this morning....