Did You Know Newsletter: February 23, 2015
Published on Feb 23, 2015 10:02

February 23, 2015

Deadline is Tonight! 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 >>

Ginny and Nicole

2015 FoCRLS Faculty Innovation Grants
Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FoCRLS), a non-profit association dedicated to supporting and enriching programs at the City’s public high school, is pleased to announce their 2015 Faculty Innovation Grants.
View the Recipients >>

MA Peace Action

Student Media/Art Contest
Make a digital video (2-5 minutes) to energize people to come to Peace & Planet in NYC, Sunday April 26, 2015. The winning videos will be posted on masspeaceaction.org. Design a Poster to be printed and carried at the April 26 March for Peace and Planet in NYC. Prizes for videos and for posters:
1st Prize - $50, 2nd Prize - $250, 3rd Prize - $150, Honorable Mention (4): $25.

Make it fresh and compelling! Deadline April 1, 2015.
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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.


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

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.

Free SAT Prep for Juniors
SAT prep is an important opportunity for Juniors planning to apply to college and preparing for the SAT this Spring. This prep course will focus on SAT test-taking strategies and practice tests for math, critical reading, and grammar. Sessions meet Wednesdays from 2:45 to 4:15PM in the Media Cafe area, beginning on February 11 (join anytime). Free pizza.

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 February 23 -
March 1, 2015

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming
What's Up Cambridge: CRLS Jazz & Drumline Winter Concert
Fri. | 4PM, Sat. | 7PM

RSTA Media Makers

Mon. | 10PM, Sat. | 6PM

In Focus: Syrian Refugees

Thurs. | 11PM

The Folklorist
Tues. | 9:30PM, Sat. | 3:30PM

Schedule & Streaming
School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tues. | 6PM

The Road to Recovery: Criminal Justice
Mon. | 8PM, Sat. | 2PM

Your Federal Government
Thurs. | 5PM, Sun. | 10PM


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


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: pineapple chunks and low-fat string cheese.
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 >>

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

Addams Family



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