Did You Know Newsletter: March 16, 2015
Published on Mar 16, 2015 09:16

March 16, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences
In a continued effort to strengthen relationships with families and to support student achievement, CRLS will offer Family-Teacher Conferences on March 17-19, 2015. CRLS will utilize the online pre-registration program as well as maintaining an open walk-in time. Learn more >>

Elephant Man

CRLS Drama Company Advances to
State Finals!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance. Over the weekend, CRLS competed in the Semi-Final Round of competition of the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival, sponsored by the Massachusetts Educational Drama Guild. CRLS has been chosen to compete as a Finalist against 13 other schools over a three day competition held at the Back Bay Events Center, John Hancock Hall. Over 114 schools and 3,500 students participated in the Festival this year.

The dedication to theatre excellence at CRLS did not go unnoticed. Not only was the production chosen to move on but Casey McKinney (John Merrick-The Elephant Man) and Elizabeth Kubicek (Mrs. Kendal) were given awards in Excellence in Acting. Harriet Small, Scenic Designer and Andrea Smith, Lighting Designer were also recognized for Excellence in Technical Design and Execution of Set and Lighting.

CRLS will perform at 1:30PM at the John Hancock Hall, Saturday March 28. 

Boston Glow

Boston Glow Essay Contest
Boston Glow is holding an Essay Contest for girls ages 14-19 focusing on change they would like to see in their community. Last year, they gave out $21,000 in cash and prizes to ten girls. This year's winner gets a $5000 cash prize and an iPad! There are also two $2500 prizes and all ten finalists get at least $1000. The deadline is April 6th! Learn more >>

Carbon Footprint

New Course: Eco-Action (CP)
Hands-on environmental action course being offered for SY 2015-16. ECO-Action offers real-world experience, builds skills for work readiness and is fantastic for your college application! During the course, students will conduct sustainability audits in offices of local businesses to help them reduce their carbon footprint. ECO-Action is multi-disciplinary, including science, math, English (written & oral), and social studies components. Students gain professional communication, report writing, and project management skills. More information on page 53 of the SY 2015-16 Course Catalog. Length: 1 Semester; credits: 10; grades: 9-12

Armed Forces Day

Armed Services Day
April 14 | 11:08AM - 1:06PM | CCRC, Room 1501
Undecided what to when you graduate? Come to Armed Services Day. All six branches of military in one forum. Register on Naviance or with Jeannie in CCRC.

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.
| More Info

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 are from 3 - 6PM on:

Monday, March 16th
Thursday, April 9th
Monday, April 13th
Thursday, May 7th

Please RSVP by email or call 617.253.5124. Students please bring homework and/or projects to work on. Guests will also attend presentation session to learn more about the Upward Bound Program.


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.

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Weekly Highlights from March 16 - 22, 2015

SmartTV 98
Schedule & Streaming
Youth View Cambridge
Mon. | 9PM, Thurs. | 9PM

RSTA Media Makers

Mon. | 10PM, Sat. | 6PM

In honor of Women's History Month: Lu Gwei-Djen, Historian of Medicine

Thurs. | 11PM

Saturday Fright Special: Battle Beyond the Sun
Sat. | 11PM

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

Focus on Europe
Wed. | 9PM, Sun. | 9PM

In honor of National Nutrition Month: Physician Focus: Food & Your Health
Wed. | 4:30PM, Sat. | 9PM

Scholarship Night
May 21 | 5:30PM


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: Snow peas with low fat ranch dressing dip.
Learn more >>


Filo! The trip was a success and it was wonderful to hang out with her.

Need something to do during the summer? Come and check out the listing of summer opportunities posted on the bulletin board in the hallway in front of the Career and College Resource Center (Room #1501), in front of the Media Café. Updated weekly.

Annual City Run (5 mile run, 3 mile walk)
March 29 | 10:30AM
West Cambridge Youth Center: 680 Huron Ave.
Race entry fee is waived for all CRLS athletes. You must get to the race early to register & pick up your bib number. If you are walking the 3 miles you do not need a number.  Pledge sheet will be distribute by coaches the first week of practice week and can be turned in on race day at a FOCA Table in the West Cambridge Youth Center. Athletes pledges go to their spring teams.

More info: Kate Andres

Adventures in Biotechnology

Conduct a hands-on lab project, meet and interact with scientists and other biotech professionals, tour labs and get an inside view of a biotech company! You will not only learn about biotechnology, but you will DO biotechnology!
Learn more >>

3rd Annual Let's Talk Public Health! Youth and Public Health Conference
April 10 | 9 AM - 4PM
Register by March 9
Learn more >>

Ubuntu Arts: Call for
Youth Art 2015

Living Ubuntu: The Youth Speak 9th Annual Ubuntu Arts Exhibit
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Download the Form >>
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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