Did You Know Newsletter: January 26, 2015
Published on Jan 26, 2015 10:17

January 26, 2015
Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica
See the rain forest, beaches and volcanoes. The trip will be February vacation 2016. See Ms. Augustine in room 3404 or email her if you are interested in a trip to Costa Rica.


Join the Creative Writing Club
The Creative Writing Club will be meeting today, January 26th, after school 2:45PM in the Fiction Room at the Pearl K. Wise (CRLS) Library. All interested students are welcome to attend!


Neighborhood Service Projects
If your child is age 14-15 and looking for a paid work opportunity, have him or her join up with Neighborhood Service Projects! Groups will work 4-6 hours per week on a project that addresses a social issue in the community. They could make a movie, plan an event, write a song, or build a webpage. Students will build up work skills, get paid, and have fun all at the same time. Projects run out of Gately, Area IV, and Russell Youth Centers from February 11-May 15. Students can pick up an application in the Youth Employment Center (CRLS Room 2101) during lunch, or click here for more information and to download an application. The deadline is February 6, so don’t delay.

scholarships Attention All Seniors: Need Money
for College?
Apply to numerous scholarships all at once using the CRLS Online Application system. The 2015 Scholarship Application system is now open. We encourage all students to apply and not miss out on these valuable funding opportunities.
Learn more >>

AP Exams

2015 AP Exam Registration is Underway
The deadline is February 6, 2015. You can obtain a form and instructions from your AP teacher, your guidance counselor, or download here. Any forms received after February 6 require an additional $30 late fee. Questions: Contact AP Coordinator.


The Math Packets are Here!
Are you starting a NEW a math class next semester? If the answer is “YES” then you have an assignment called a math pre-course packet. Pre-course packets feature skills and material that you need to know before you begin your math class on January 26th. Learn more >>

Everybody is Welcome at Math Club
We think through challenging questions and learn creative ways to solve problems. Participate in the American Math Contest (AMC), which will take place on Tuesday, February 3 at 2:45PM in Room 3124. Stop by Room 3124 or email Mr. Patterson for more info!


Let's Talk about Relationships
Young Women of CRLS! Are you interested in joining your peers in great conversation about relationships? Every Thursday in the Teen Health Conference Room, both lunches.  We provide the pizza, you decide the topics you wish to discuss. Join a great, ongoing group. Girls only, but tell your guy friends about their opportunity every Thursday in the RSTA conference room. Come on your own or bring your friends.

Guys! Are you "hungry" for good conversation? Every Thursday Lunch A or B, come to the RSTA conference room (#1312), for a guys only discussion group about relationships - come enjoy pizza and discussion with fellow CRLS guys. You decide the topics. Come on your own or bring friends.


Calling Interested Parents to Share their Skills, Experience, and Insights
Parents! Please consider sharing your skills, experience, and insights with a CRLS senior who is eager to contribute to your work!

The CRLS Senior Internship Program is currently seeking second semester placements for senior interns. Internship candidates have expressed interest in the following fields, and we would love to hear what else might be out there:

Health Care, Journalism, Fashion, Politics, Human Rights, Business, Science, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Science/Animal Care

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about supervising a CRLS Intern, please contact Kathleen FitzGerald at 617.349.4946. The program runs during 3rd and 4th blocks (12:15 - 2:30PM) Monday - Friday, except alternating Fridays when students attend an in-school seminar, from February through May, 2015. These are unpaid internships.

College Ready

Attention Juniors & Seniors:
Be College Ready! Free Mentor Tutors, Hot Pizza and Treats

New: Free SAT Prep! Wednesdays! Planning, applications, mentoring, and college essay writing available for you, Wednesdays after school in the CCRC. Free Mentor Tutors! College and essay writing support and advice. Meet college deadlines and goals.

When: Wednesdays | 2:30 - 5PM (alternative days available)
Where: Career and College Resource Center, Room 1501
What: Cambridge School Volunteer Mentor Tutors

First-come, first-served. Don't miss out! Free college mentors with with you on individual needs. Once matched with a mentor you may schedule alternative days, if needed. Free hot pizza and treats.

Upward Bound

MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program is Recruiting 9th Graders
The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program provides after school tutoring during the school year and a six-week residential summer program at Wellesley College. Upward Bound 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.

Guest Visitation days for CRLS 9th and 10th Graders is from 3 - 6PM on Monday, January 26th. Please RSVP by email or call 617.253.5124.


Need Volunteer Hours? Interested
in Teaching?

Breakthrough is looking for teachers and tutors for our after school program. You will get hands-on classroom experience teaching and mentoring 6-10 middle school students. Breakthrough has consistently been ranked one of the best internships in the country. The program happens every Monday right after school here at CRLS. Questions? Email us or visit our website. Want to apply? Send a short letter explaining why you are interested in working with us.


Career & College Resource Center
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! Check us out at the CCRC on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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

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

Harvard CHANCE
Free SAT tutoring, homework help, or college advising from Harvard students Mondays 3:30 - 5PM and 6 - 8PM at the Harvard Science Center, Room 222. Pizza is provided each week! Questions? Email us or visit our website.

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.

Weekly Highlights from January 26 -
February 1, 2015

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming
Media Makers: Documentaries
Mon. | 10PM, Thurs. | 10PM

On Campus in Cambridge: MIT

Wed. | 6PM, Thurs. | 8PM

Kid Bytes

Wed. | 7:30PM, Sat. | 9:30AM

Stories to Explore
Sat. | 10:30AM, Sun. | 2:30PM

Schedule & Streaming
White House Chronicle
Mon. | 5PM, Thurs. | 10PM

Wicked Good Food
Thurs. | 4PM, Sat. | 4PM

Future Talk: Advances in Genetics
Fri. | 5:30PM, Sat. | 10:30PM


February 24 - 27
Appointments will be sent out the beginning of 2nd Semester.


The CRLS Yearbook is now on sale. Buy early and save! The cost is $75 by January 31 and $85 after January 31.
Learn more >>


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: orange slices and pretzels. Learn more >>

Science on Saturday
MIT Campus
February 7: Physics
March 28: Hands-On Engineering
October 17: TBD
Learn more >>

Northeastern University Summer Programs
Young Scholars Program runs from June 22 - July 31. Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for hands-on experience while still in high school.

SAO Summer
Scholars Program

This program is open to current (2014-15) 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who are Cambridge residents and who attend CRLS or another public Cambridge high school.

Learn more about both summer programs >>

Blueprint Learnathon
Are your students interested in learning computer science and creating their very own apps? Blueprint is a local, free, two-day learnathon and hackathon geared towards high schoolers new to programming. This year, it’ll be held at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA. Learn more >>

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Immersion Program.
Learn more >>

Addams Family



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