DYK Newsletter: January 30, 2017
Published on Jan 30, 2017 09:02

January 30, 2017

CRLS Scholarship Application

The online application system is now open! The system allows you to apply to numerous scholarships all at once. We encourage all students to apply and not miss out on these valuable funding opportunities each year. Application deadline is February 20, 2017. Apply today >>

AP Test

AP Exam Registration
It's time to sign up for the AP! March 1, 2017 is the deadline.
Forms are available in Room 2317 (Madden) or with any AP teacher. You can also find forms online, along with exam dates/times. Drop off completed form/check to AP teacher or to Ms. Madden in Room 2317. Download forms and instructions >>


Auditions for the CRLS Modern
Dance Company

Tuesday, January 31st
Come join the fun and learn and perform dances created by students, faculty and guest artists! Dancers need to sign up in advance, please see Ms. D in the dance studio (room 0621) for more information.


CRLS Students: Are you interested in Astronomy or Aerospace Engineering? 
Learn more on Thursday, February 2 at 2:35PM, Room 2412
What does it really mean to be an astrophysicist or study astronomy? Now is your chance to find out up close: the CRLS Aerospace Engineering/Astronomy Club is sponsoring a series of workshops with professors and researchers from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics.

Each Thursday this spring, Harvard professors and researchers from CfA will talk about their research and enable you to take part in the work yourself as they guide you through hands-on activities.

Participants will also learn about the program being developed for next year where select students will have an opportunity to work directly on research projects through a mentorship program – stay tuned for more details.

Make sure to come to room 2412 on Thursday, February 2 right after school, to learn more and prepare for the first lecture on February 8.

For more information, contact the Club’s Advisor, physics and astronomy teacher Mr. Tal Shavit.

Police Car

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Cambridge Police Officer?
Written Exam: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Application deadline: February 21, 2017

Do you or someone you know possess integrity, courage, and a willingness to help those in need? Perhaps you are ready to pursue a career as a police officer! The City of Cambridge is currently recruiting applicants to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Competitive Examination for Police Officers. Learn more >>

This Way Ahead

This Way Ahead Program
16 Weeks of Paid Job Training & Customer Service Workshops Commitment: Attend one night a week: Starting now – May 11. Graduate with professional job skills, a stronger resume, and increased chances of employment
Paid Summer Internships at Gap, Old Navy or Banana Republic: June 19 – Aug. 26. Interns receive $11/hr and 50% off employee discount.

Led to a job for over 80% of internsSign Up By Feb. Break
Open to ANYONE interested age 16-24 (Must turn 16 by May 15th). Eligibility is no longer based on housing status. Contact Janelle Carson to schedule an appointment at 617.499.7011 or email us.

Location: 119 Windsor St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Glocal Challenge

Glocal Challenge Winners Announced!
The Glocal Challenge finished up in a spectacular fashion! 17 teams completed the two-month project designed to address food waste in Cambridge by creating innovative solutions based on case studies from around the world. All 17 teams presented their projects to the public with professionalism and enthusiasm! Find out who the finalists are >>

Marble Collection

The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts
now Accepting Student Submissions for Spring 2017

Publish your creative work in a statewide, juried magazine. The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts features artwork, poetry, and writing by students in grades 8 to 12. The magazine accepts submissions on a rolling basis year-round. Work submitted online before January 31st will be considered for the Spring, 2017 print edition. Cambridge students are invited to submit their creative and reflective writing, poetry, artwork, and photography for a chance at publication. Students selected in 2016/2017 will also have the opportunity to exhibit and perform their work at the University of Massachusetts, Boston's Harbor Gallery in May. Click here to see prior student work and review submission guidelines. There is no cost to participate and all published students receive a complimentary copy of the magazine to build portfolios and resumes. 

CRLS Students

Are You As Smart as a CRLS Student?
March 22, 2017 | 7PM
Calling all adults and CRLS students! Enter the Cambridge Rindge and Latin Community Academic competition. Test your smarts in the this unique challenge. Learn more >>

Neighborhood Service Project (NSP)

Neighborhood Service Project (NSP)

The NSP is a fourteen week, paid community-based service-learning program that introduces young people age 14 and 15 to the world of work by engaging them in the development of a project that impacts their neighborhood.

Operated by OWD in partnership with the city’s Youth Centers, NSP teens work with an adult Community Liaison to identify a need in their community, design a project to address the need, and showcase their work to the community at large.

The program runs from February through May. Applications are available online here and are due by 1/27. If you have any questions, please call Ken Bowers at 617.349.6272 or email us.
Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls is Recruiting
9th-12th Grade Junior Mentors! 
Science Club for Girls provides free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming for girls in K-12th grade, and connects applicants to female mentors studying and working in STEM fields. Junior Mentoring is a leadership development program where high school girls serve as co-teachers and co-mentors in K-8th grade science clubs. Applications for the Spring 2017 semester are now open. Questions? Contact Gina, Assistant Director of Youth Programs,  or visit our website


Celebrate with Friends of CRLS March 30 (New Date)
Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FoCRLS) -- a nonprofit supporting CRLS students, grads, and faculty since 2007 through Student Travel Fellowships, Scholarships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Unsung Heroes Awards, and Faculty Distinction Awards -- will celebrate their 10th birthday on Thursday, March 30, from 6:30 to 9PM at Google Cambridge in Kendall Square. Live entertainment will be provided by the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School World Jazz Ensemble directed by Guillermo Nojechowicz. If you would like to attend, volunteer to help host, or be an event sponsor for the festivities, please email us or call 857.235.9290 for more information.


Spring Volunteer Opportunities with Friends of CRLS
Did You Know?: A little of your time can make a big difference! FoCRLS is seeking student and parent/guardian volunteers to support their annual MayFair Raffle and Scholarship Night Reception. 

Students will receive Community Service Hours for volunteering with FoCRLS. Please be sure to fill in your forms and bring them to FoCRLS to sign, either on Scholarship Night or to the FoCRLS office, Room 2136.

Volunteer for a couple of hours, a couple of days, or more -- whatever time you can contribute will have a positive impact on the educational success of CRLS students and grads! 

Please click here to get more information and sign up to volunteer in support of Friends of CRLS's MayFair Raffle and/or Scholarship Night Reception.


Do you need a job?
TeenWork is for Cambridge youth ages 16-21. We train you on how to get a job and then help you to get one. For an application or for more information, please visit the Youth Employment Center, room 2101, during lunch M-F. Learn more >>

CRLS Senior Internship Program
Spring Semester (Feb - Mid-May 2017) | Monday - Friday | 12:30 - 2:30PM | (Except on alternating Fridays when students stay in school for the Good Work Internship Seminar)
Do you know of someone that is interested in supervising a CRLS Intern? The aim of the program is to build mutually beneficial partnerships with area organizations. Students will be available to work with your organization for two hours per day throughout a semester in exchange for opportunities to apply and strengthen their understanding and knowledge; to contribute to projects in authentic ways; and to explore career fields of interest. I am particularly committed to finding placements where students can explore issues of ethics and justice in the professions. I would love the opportunity to speak with you concerning possibilities for partnership. Students who have applied for the program have expressed interest in the following areas. Might you be able to help out?

  • Architecture
  • Art Conservation
  • Art Therapy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Early Education Teacher
  • Hotel Management
  • Law/justice
  • Media and Communications
  • Nursing
  • Pastry Chef
  • Sports Management/Business Management
Please email me at if you would like to talk about this more. Thank you.

Kathy Fitzgerald


Get involved with Breakthrough!
Breakthrough Greater Boston is looking for CRLS students to be After School Program Teaching Fellows and Academic Mentor Volunteers for our middle school students. After School Program Teaching Fellows help groups of students complete homework and lead a hands-on STEAM workshop once a week. Academic Mentor Volunteers are paired with a student for an entire semester, and Mentors work with their student one-on-one to develop study skills in core academic subjects. For more information, please visit our website or email Shoko Fox.

Upward Bound

MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound Program provides after school tutoring during the school year and a six-week residential summer program at Wellesley College. The program also offers academic support and college preparation guidance including college tours and senior seminars. Both the school year and summer session offer various recreational and cultural activities and field trips. For more information or an application please contact: 617.253.5124 or see your Guidance Counselor.

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program will host Guest Visitation Days on Monday, December 12th from 3 - 6PM.

The event gives Freshmen and Sophomores an opportunity to learn about Upward Bound. For more information, please contact 617.253.5124.

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is currently recruiting CRLS 9th & 10th graders.
Upward Bound Program provides after school tutoring during the school year and a six-week residential summer program at Wellesley College. The program also offers academic support and college preparation guidance including college tours and senior seminars. Both the school year and  summer session offer various recreational and cultural activities and field trips. For more information or an application please contact: 617.253.5124 or see your Guidance Counselor.  


CRLS Sandwich Ordering System
Save time and order your sandwich ahead of time. All orders must be placed by 10AM that day. Pickup your sandwich in the CRLS Main cafeteria. Check it out >>


MBTA Pass Information
MBTA passes are available in the Main Office. Learn more >>


Get Involved with FOCA
There are many opportunities for parent engagement at CRLS and the Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) supports many aspects of this process for the athletics program. Participation is simple and there are many volunteer opportunities. Areas range from FOCA events to serving as parent liaison to teams. To learn more about our work and to get involved visit our website, send an email, or just come to one of our meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Athletics office 6 - 7:30PM.


Career & College Resource Center
Did you fill out your FAFSA Application?
Find out why it is important to submit early. Watch the video >>

City of Cambridge Scholarships
Deadline: March 6, 2017
The City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
Download the application >>

Duke Summer College
Have your students ever wondered what college classes are like? Do they want to expand their scope of knowledge beyond what is typically taught in high school? If so, tell them to look no further than Duke Summer College

First Work
If you are 14 or 15 years old, there are jobs available through First Work. Apply in Room 1312 between 7:15AM and 3PM. Must be 14 or 15 years old to apply.

uAspire: Free Financial Help
Winter Greetings Class of 2017! It’s really important that you try to get all of your financial aid forms completed before winter break. If you’ve already finished please set up a meeting with uAspire to have it reviewed. Errors on your student aid report can delay your financial aid award package. Stop by Career and College Resource Center (CCRC) to sign up or schedule an appointment at uaspire-crls.youcanbook.me.

Free financial aid help is available in the CCRC Tuesday through Friday mornings. Make an appointment by clicking here or 
call Simone at 413.829.4494 to schedule an appointment.

Look Who's Visiting the CCRC
College representatives will be visiting Room 1501. You must sign up on Naviance and print your confirmation letter to attend. Space is limited. View the Schedule >>

CEOC is Here to Help You!
Need help filling out the CSS/PROFILE or other financial aid forms? Wondering how to pay for college? Have questions about navigating the college process? CEOC can help! 

Appointments are also available on other days, evenings, and weekends at our office in Central Square (11 Inman St. Right behind City Hall). Contact Tina Alu (617.868.2900) for more information or to make an appointment today!

CSVCambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
We offer services before-school from 7:30 - 8AM, and after-school from 2:30 to 3:30PM in the Tutoring Center located in room 2132 (across from Learning Community S). Come and sign up with Mr. Duche or Ms. Williams for a tutor! 

Seniors, thinking about your next steps? Whether you need help with college, gap, technical, or job readiness program applications, we can help. Come and get paired with a mentor who is dedicated to helping you. College/Career Mentor Program for seniors is from 2:30 to 3:30PM in the CCRC room (1501). Visit Ms. Williams in the Tutoring Center (room 2132) to learn more about the program.                 

Are you interested in volunteering? Please contact Deandra Williams at 617.349.6794. 

We have great news! CSV is excited to announce that 34 students participated this Fall. These students (both seniors and juniors) deserve a round of applauds and recognition. We had students who were on the football team come, take exams and learn strategies, and then report to practice after being in the academic setting throughout the day. This was the first year we offered SAT prep during the first semester and will plan to next Fall. We will begin our Spring services on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in CRLS library's fiction room.

ACT, SAT, AP Testing
Don't forget to register in advance for these exams. View the Testing Schedule >>

Free Test Prep
Students who would like FREE test prep (including scholarship searches, practice tests, and downloadable e-books) can access the Testing & Education Reference Center database with their Cambridge Public Library card. You can access the database by going to the eLibrary page on the Cambridge Public Library website, or by clicking here.


Stay Connected

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About the DYK: The DYK is a weekly publication for students and families of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. To submit an announcement, email the DYK. Deadline for submission is Fridays at 10AM each week.

January 30 - February 5, 2017

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming

Youth View Cambridge (New Episode!)
Mon. 9PM & Thurs. 9PM

Spot On: Interview with Berklee Dance Instructor Mila Thigpen (New!)
Thu. 9:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

Media Makers: Student-Produced Documentaries (New!)
Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Perils for Pedestrians: Safety Issues
Sat. 4:30PM & Sun. 6:30PM

Schedule & Streaming

School Budget Sub-Committee Meeting (Live)
Thu. 5:30PM

Museum Open House: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Sat. 11:30AM & Sun. 7PM

The Road to Recovery: Generational Issues
Mon. 8PM & Sat. 2PM

CRLS School Council Meeting
January 31 | 6 - 7:30PM

Winter Ball
February 3 | 6 - 11PM
Boston Marriott Kendall Square

CRLS All School Meeting
February 6 | 2:35 - 4PM

College Planning Meeting for Junior Parents
February 9 | 6 - 7PM

View Upcoming Family Events >>

Road to the Future
Transition Fair 2017
February 16 
5:30 - 7:30PM
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway
For families of middle and high school age students with disabilities thinking about their child’s future after high school.
Event details >>

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
View the Flyer >>



Did you know that we have a mobile app? It's an easy way to stay connected! 
Download it here >>

2016-17 CRLS

Join us at the School Council meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. Learn more >> 

The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in the CRLS Library. Learn more >>

Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Winter Athletic Schedule
Final Exam Schedule
Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack of the week suggestion: Sandwich of peanut or soy butter and banana slices on whole wheat bread, cut in triangles.

find it

We are excited to announce that the Find It Cambridge website is up and running. It’s the new online resource that helps families, youth, and those who support them easily find what they are looking for in Cambridge!
Take a peek: www.finditcambridge.org



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