CRLS DYK Newsletter: May 6, 2019
Published on May 6, 2019 09:28

 May 6, 2019

Important Senior Information

  • CSV Senior Bash | May 7 | 2:30 - 4:30PM | Main Cafeteria
  • RSTA Senior Dinner | May 9 | 5:30PM | Media Cafeteria | By Invitation Only
  • Last Day to Buy Prom Tickets | May 10
  • CSV's Senior Bash: Ice Cream Social | May 15 | 2:30 - 4PM | Main Cafeteria
  • Scholarship Night | May 16 | 5:30PM | Fitzgerald Theatre
  • Senior Prom | May 18 | 7PM - Midnight | Long Wharf Marriott, Boston
  • VPA Community Celebration & Potluck | May 23 | 5PM | Media Cafe
  • Library Due Date for Seniors | May 24
  • Prize Day | May 29 | 1 - 2:30PM | Fitzgerald Theatre
  • Senior Final Exams 1 & 3 | May 29 
  • Senior Final Exams 2 & 4 | May 30 
  • AVID Senior Dinner | May 30, 2019 | 6PM | Main Cafeteria
  • Collection of Chromebooks in the Library: May 30
  • Collection of Chromebooks in the Library: May 31
  • Last Full Day of School for Seniors / Senior BBQ | May 31
  • Senior Makeup Exams | May 31
  • Nest Fest | May 31 | Tennis Courts in front of CRLS
  • Senior Breakfast & Yearbook Distribution and Sales | June 3 | 9AM | Media Cafeteria
  • Graduation Rehearsal | June 3 | 10:30AM | All seniors must report to the Field House
  • HSEP Graduation | June 4 | 6 - 8PM | Cambridge Public Library: Main Branch
  • Cap and Gowns & Graduation Ticket Distribution | June 4 | 12Noon | Learning Community Offices
  • Graduation | June 6 | 6PM | War Memorial Gym (All Seniors report to the War Memorial Gym at 5PM)

On Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd, all 10th grade students will be taking the Math MCAS exam. Only 10th graders will come to school at 8:05AM to take the exam. While the test is scheduled for 8:05 - 11:08AM, the test is untimed and students will have until the end of the day to finish if needed. 

To help maintain a quiet and organized testing experience students in grades 9,11 & 12 will have a delayed opening and come to school at 11AM for the last two blocks for the day. 10th Grade students will be dismissed from school after they are finished with the test. 

Because the exam is being administered online students need to bring their fully charged Chromebooks to school. Students should also bring a calculator to the test on May 22nd in case they would rather use a physical calculator instead of the online calculator that will be made available. 

Also, June 4th and June 6th- 9th graders will take the Science MCAS exam. More information to follow. 

Attention Rising Seniors - A New Biotech Research Course!
The Biotech Program is offering a new full-year research course focused on developing skills in research from reading primary literature, to writing a research proposal, planning and conducting experiments, and presenting your work at science competitions. T980 TC Biotechnology Research Course will focus on understanding methodology, experimental design, and data analysis, with the generous support of mentors from MIT and Harvard. See your guidance counselor to enroll in the course. See Dr. Joan Abrams for more information. 

Physics MCAS Review Sessions After School in May
The Physics MCAS is June 4th and 6th. CRLS physics teachers will be hosting after school review sessions every Wednesday and Thursday in May in room 2405 (Ms. Newton's room). In addition, students can find study materials in the CRLS library. Any additional questions? Ask your physics teacher!

The CRLS Dance Program is Proud to Present DanceWorks!

Performance Dates: 
Friday, May 10 | 7PM 
Saturday, May 11 | 7PM  
FREE open dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 9 | 3PM   
Location: Fitzgerald Theatre at CRLS
Tickets: online or at door; $5 students/seniors, $10 adults
More Info: Enjoy student and guest choreographed pieces danced by CRLS students! To find out more information about the show or how you can help out, find Ms. D or Ms. Thigpen in the basement at the dance studio, room 0621.

BLAC Film Series
Dear CRLS students in grades 9-12:
A CRLS Teacher Group, known as BLAC (Black Leaders in Academics and Culture), will be hosting its 3rd and final film screening for the year, specifically for YOU. The movie that we will be watching is THE GREAT DEBATERS. It is our hope that you will join us, enjoy the movie, and then engage in a quick student-led dialogue with your peers. Don't be the ONLY one not there. Details are on the flyer. Mark your calendar for May 14th NOW! If you have questions, check in with Mr. Walker (Room 3108).

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From The Register Forum
CRLS' Talent Showcase

“We put a lot of work into making sure all the acts were able to look their best on stage, but like always, the acts spoke for themselves.”
– Emma Weller ’20, one of the organizers of the show
Read more >>  

123rd Annual Boston Marathon Runs Successfully
“The feeling of taking that last turn onto Boylston Street was pretty unbeatable. Now, even after all that pain, the only thing I want to do is start training and do it again.”
– Satchel Sieniewicz, brother of Jasper Sieniewicz ’20

The April edition is now online >>


The Portugal and Spain Trip for February Break 2020
Sign up ASAP! Scholarship applications will be available in the fall, but you have to be signed up in order to apply for a FOCRLS scholarship! This is a Spanish immersion trip (the tour will be in Spanish and students will be encouraged to practice Spanish). It is encouraged that you have taken some Spanish courses or know Spanish already, but it is not necessary because all the chaperones are bilingual. Please contact Eydie Ortiz for sign up information!

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FOCRLS Spring Raffle Blooming with Prizes!
Go to our website – now through Monday, May 20 – to purchase chances to win one (or more) of 50 prizes and see the list of local businesses donating prizes. If you prefer in-person purchases, please stop by the FOCRLS raffle ticket table at the MayFair in Harvard Square on Sunday, May 19. Prizes include: overnight stay at The Porter Square Hotel with breakfast at Colette Bistro, creative gift card-making workshop at Paper Source, 3-month membership at Atlantis Sports Club, cheese cave tour and tasting at Formaggio Kitchen, interior detailing at Cambridge Auto Center, 10-class pass at Cambridge Family YMCA, overnight stay with breakfast at Irving House, and gift cards from shops, restaurants, services, and entertainment. Even if you don't get a prize, you're still a winner for supporting opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty through College Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, and Faculty Innovation Grants.

FOCRLS is Seeking Volunteers for the MayFair on Sunday, May 19
We are seeking students, parents/guardians, alumni, and community members for the MayFair on Sunday, May 19 to sell raffle tickets and represent FOCRLS. Two hour shifts: 10AM-12PM, 12-2PM, 2-4PM, 4-6PM. Student volunteers will receive community service credit; make sure to have your form signed. Pairs and small groups of friends or family members welcome! Please email [email protected] to sign up and get information.

CRLS Visual & Performing Arts Events – Spring 2019
May 10 and 11, 7PM
DanceWorks | Fitzgerald Theatre

May 17, 7PM
Spring Music Concert | Fitzgerald Theatre

May 20, 6PM
Piano Recital | Black Box Theatre

May 21, 6PM
Vocal and Percussion Class Showing | Choral Room

May 21, 7PM
Improv Night | Black Box Theatre

May 22, 6PM
Musical Theater Class Showing | Black Box Theatre

And MORE! See flyer >>

Please take the CPS Family Survey!
We would like to hear from you, to learn more about your experiences in Cambridge Public Schools. Our online survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and your responses will remain anonymous and cannot be connected to you. Your feedback will contribute to our ongoing efforts to learn, improve, and support better outcomes for all students.
Click here to take the survey >>

Teen Science Cafe at MIT
On Saturday, May 11th, we are hosting a Teen Science Cafe at the MIT Museum from 6 - 8:30PM. It is an opportunity for local high school students to meet and talk with MIT researchers and other high school students. This event will be exploring physics through short talks and hands-on activities. It is free, and we will be providing dinner to attendees.
Pre-register here >>

JAS TeenWork Job Readiness Workshop
Thursday, May 16th; 3-5PM
JAS YouthBuild
1175 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Are you tired of working the same old summer jobs? Are you currently working but want a better job? Have you never worked before and don’t know where to start? In just one afternoon, we will cover: Career exploration, Resume writing, Job search, and Interview prep. For more information and to stay informed of upcoming workshops, please complete our online inquiry form.

Affordable Housing Month of Action
This May, join the Community Development Department and other local housing organizations for upcoming events, information sessions, and community conversations to bring awareness to Cambridge's affordable housing programs, initiatives, and milestones. Learn more >>


Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
CSV is excited to return and support the CRLS community. For the 2018-2019 school year, CSV's high school one-to-one programs will be offered in three locations. Please read below for service details. 

Subject-based Tutoring Services 
Before-school Tutoring (7 - 8AM) 
We are sharing space with Work Force. Our before-school tutoring will be located in room 2403 (in the middle of the hallway on the second floor).

After-school Tutoring (2:45 - 3:45PM)
After-school tutoring will be located in the College/Career Resource Center, room 1501. 

Drop-In Math Tutoring
Monday - Friday | 7:30 - 8AM
CSV Tutoring Center, Room 2403

College/Career Mentoring Services (2:30PM)
SAT Prep and College/Career Mentoring will be held in the CRLS Library's Inquiry Lab (formerly known as the fiction room). 

SAT Prep
SAT Prep's Session I is from 2:30 to 4:30PM on Tuesdays at the CRLS Library, Inquiry Lab. Please encourage seniors to attend- all grade levels are welcome.

College/Career Mentoring 
College/career mentoring is from 2:30 to 4:30PM on Wednesdays. In support of guidance, we help seniors with personal statements/scholarship essays, and post secondary education searches and applications. We reserved the inquiry lab to 3:30PM. However, mentors will continue to work with them in the library up to 4:30PM. The kickoff date is Oct. 3rd. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Deandra Williams, CSV's High School Programs Director or James Duche, Tutoring Center Manager at 617.349.6794. 

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.


CSV Senior Bash
May 7 | 2:30 - 4:30PM

RSTA Senior Dinner
May 9 | 5:30 - 7:30PM


May 10 -11 | 7 - 9PM

Last Day to Buy Prom Tickets
May 10

Scholarship Night
May 16

Senior Prom
May 18

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
May 6-12, 2019
Schedule & Streaming >>

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Spot On: “Hear Us!” Julia Cohen on Women Composers (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Thu. 9:30PM

From the Vault - Student Archives: Youth Educating the Public (Y.E.P.)
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 9PM

Perils for Pedestrians: WalkBoston and the Liveable Streets Alliance (New!)
Mon. 7:30PM & Sat. 3:30PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: Vikings and Archaeology (New!)
Wed. 10:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Future Talk: The Impact of Exponential Technology (New!)
Mon. 5:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis (New!)
Wed. 5PM & Thu. 10PM

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