Did You Know Newsletter: April 13, 2015
Published on Apr 13, 2015 09:21

April 13, 2015

Find out What it Means to Me
April 14 | 7PM | CRLS Auditorium
Respect: Find Out What It Means To Me is a dramatic investigative theater piece based on taped and transcribed interviews from the Cambridge community and beyond. It is written by Betsy Bard, directed by Vincent Earnest Siders and performed by youth ambassadors from the Underground Railway Theater. Learn more >>

Drivers Ed

Driver's Education Registration
Registration for the spring drivers education class will be Wednesday, April 15th at 2:30PM in the main cafe. The first class is Tuesday, April 28th. All classes are held in the Automotive Technology shop at 456 Broadway. This will be the last class of the school year. Learn more >>


Friends of CRLS Annual Mayfair Raffle
April 14 | 7PM | CRLS Auditorium
Support Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Chances to win great prizes from local businesses! Raffle tickets $5 each
(5 for $20)
. Proceeds of the raffle fund scholarships, student travel fellowships, faculty innovation grants, and more! Prize drawing after the Harvard Square Mayfair | Sunday, May 3 (12noon - 6PM) please visit our table and say hi!

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.

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 (join anytime). Free pizza.

The next SAT test is May 2nd, so not to miss weekly sessions.

The SAT instructor team are AMAZING! Join Bruce Dowe, (Math) Draper Labs Engineer & Ken Shulman, (English) Journalist and Television Producer:

"You WILL improve your SAT score by practicing test taking with us!." "We'll be reviewing test taking tips, and practice testing in math, reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary." Bruce D.

SNACKS provided! View SAT Schedule >>

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, 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
The Peterson School Open House
May 1 | 2 - 6PM

We will be giving tours and the instructors will be available that day for questions and will also be doing demonstrations in the lab. We will also be offering refreshments, give aways and raffles. Learn more >>

Attention Seniors: Presentation on How to Read Your
College Financial Aid Letter

The presentation will focus on understanding your award, how to distinguish the difference between financial aid and to emphasize smart financial decision-making into your college decision process. The presentation is scheduled at the CCRC for:

Tuesday, April 14th, Period 1

Students should sign up in Naviance to attend one of the sessions. Parents seeking assistance with understanding the financial aid award letter may reach out to Nadia Davila 617.868.2900. 

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 April 13 - 19, 2015

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

Falcon Sports World

Mon. | 10:30PM, Sat. | 6:30PM

MIT: On Campus in Cambridge
Wed. | 6PM, Fri. | 10PM

Tomorrow Today: The Science Magazine
Tues. | 10PM, Sat. | 4PM

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

Physician Focus:
Air Pollution

Wed. | 4:30PM, Sat. | 9:30AM

White House Chronicle
Fri. | 5PM, Sat. | 10PM

The CRLS Boy's Volleyball Team remains undefeated (6-0) after a 5 game battle with Lawrence on Tuesday, April 7.

All students must participate in a pre-administration session to complete exam-related paperwork and receive important logistical information. If you do not complete this registration, you may not be able to take the exam and will forfeit the money you paid! You will need to attend on day during the week of April 27 - May 1 from 2:30 – 3:30PM.

April 16 | 6 - 8PM
Featuring Dr. Kevin Hill, McLean Hospital, Division of Alchol and Drug Abuse and Harvard Medical Center. Learn more >>


May 5 | 7PM
Ryles Jazz Club
oin us for Jazz Nite! With CRLS jazz students playing jazz standards, Latin jazz, and funk! Featuring the Jazz Big Band, CRLS Jazz Choir,  World Jazz Ensemble, and the CRLS Dance Program!

Bringing fresh energy to the Cambridge music scene, these three student groups are led by CRLS Music Department faculty members Nathan Powers, Dr. Ivan Stefanov, Guillermo Nojechowicz, and Mila Thigpen.
Tickets: $5.

April 2016
Spanish Language students are invited to a trip to Spain. For more details, please contact us.

Scholarship Night
May 21 | 5:30PM


Cambridge in Motion presents this week's healthy snack suggestion: banana smoothie (download the recipe)
Learn more >>

BeaverDash 2015
April 25 | 10AM - 2PM
MIT Campus
BeaverDash is a one-day mystery engineering challenge held once a year for both male and female high school students!
Learn more >>

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