CRLS DYK Newsletter: May 30, 2019
Published on May 30, 2019 09:54

 May 30, 2019

Science MCAS Testing June 4 & 6 
On Tuesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 6 (June 5th is a Eid al-Fitr, and there is no school), all 9th grade students will be taking science MCAS exam. 

Only 9th graders and students, who have not passed a Science MCAS, 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 10, 11 & 12 will have a delayed opening and come to school for the last two blocks for the day at 11:12AM.

Also, unlike the Math MCAS 9th Grade students will not be dismissed from school after they are finished with the test but will return to classes.

On June 4th uAspire will meet with Juniors (rising seniors) regarding college affordability. Juniors will need to report to Fitzgerald Theater at CRLS at 10:30AM.

Important Senior Information

  • 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

Leveling Up Article: Feedback Needed

Hello CRLS Families,

I am managing editor of CRLS' student newspaper, The Register Forum. I am co-writing an article about the Leveling Up initiative in 9th grade ELA, 9th grade World History, and 10th grade ELA classes. I am seeking parent perspectives on the initiative. If you would be willing to talk to me about your child's experience sometime this week or over the weekend, please let me know. My email is [email protected] and my phone number is 617.899.2774. Thank you.


Friendly Reminder for Seniors

All seniors who applied to colleges this year, please update your Naviance account with your admission decisions. Please note where you were accepted, denied, and wait listed. This information is populated into the scattergrams in Naviance and assists future seniors with their college process. Please help future seniors by updating your decisions now.

In addition, it is important each senior list their final post-secondary plan in Naviance. If you are working please indicate working and list where you will be working, if going into the military indicate military and list branch, if attending college please set the attending college and if gap year indicate such and list your plan. It is vital we have an accurate post-secondary plan for each senior as CRLS sends a final transcript to each student's attending college and to programs/employers as requested.

This information must be completed before receiving your cap and gown for graduation.

If you need assistance entering your final post-secondary plan or updating the admission decision status please see Ms. Williams in the CCRC, room 1501 or your guidance counselor. Thank you

CRLS Guidance

The Cambridge Youth Council is Recruiting New Members
Cambridge Youth Council is a great opportunity to get paid, interact with city leaders, represent Cambridge youth at National League of Cities Conference in DC, and gain some very useful leadership skills. Visit the Cambridge Youth Council website. Apply online >>

Let Us Know How We Did
The Cambridge Public Health Department launched a bus ad campaign at the beginning of May—did you see it? We want to hear from you to improve our efforts! Please take our quick, 2-minute survey to let us know how we did.

Summer Solstice at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Friday, June 21st from 5-9pm. This is our sixth year putting on the family-friendly Summer Solstice Festival, offering fun activities such as flower crowns, free admission to the museums, circus performers, food trucks, a membership raffle, and more. Please see the full line-up here >>

OSS Strategic Planning Session
June 1 | 1:30PM | CIC, 101 Main St. Cambridge, 15th Floor
The Office of Student Services would like to invite members of the CPS community to serve on the OSS strategic planning team. The team will participate in meetings with the Assistant Superintendent to engage in a series of activities to develop and refine a strategic plan in service of our students with disabilities for the 2019-21 school years. For more info, please email Zuleka Queen-Postell.

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!

Heathers: The Musical
Please come out and support the CRLS-student-led and -performed production of Heathers: The Musical, to be performed at the Graham and Parks School on May 31 (7PM), June 1 (7 p.m.), and June 2 (3PM). Tickets can be purchased in advance here.


From the Register Forum
Behind the Scenes: Mediation
“Peer mediation is a way for people to solve their problems by communicating in a safe space. These programs offer students and administration an alternate route to deal with conflict versus the conventional punishments that occur in high schools.” Read on >>

Detective Pikachu Finds Its Own Humor, But Not Relevance
“While it’s not a great story, Detective Pikachu is 100%funnier than it has any right to be. The balancing between serious and humorous is riding the fine line with two hours of rightly immature jokes while having just enough plot and development to still technically be a detective story.” Read more >>

Would you like to experience a day of the Muslim holy month Ramadan?
Friday, May 31 | 6 - 9PM | CRLS’s Main Cafeteria
Students, staff, as well as families are invited to attend Muslim Culture Clubs second annual Taste of Ramadan Event! At this event, Muslims as well as non Muslims are invited to enjoy a delicious iftar dinner as well as learn about the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, meaning no eating, or drinking during that time for one month! At this event, students as well as families will be able to participate in many family friendly games, receive beautiful henna, as well as watch a Fashion Show done by the students of CRLS! It is optional to wear cultural clothing at this event, but it is strongly recommended! Please RSVP >>

Cambridge Police Cadet Program
The City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Police Department are currently seeking candidates for the new Cambridge Police Cadet Program, which is specifically designed for Cambridge residents between the ages of 18-23 (as of June 29th, 2019) who are interested in pursuing a career in policing. The program requires a two-year commitment and offers a salary of $18 per hour with a minimum of 37.5 hours per week. Strong benefits and vacation time are also included. The program will prepare Cadets by helping them become familiar with the daily operations and functions of the department in the classroom and in the field.

Residents will need to register for the June 29th exam by Friday, May 31st. More information about the program is available online.

Stat Start

StatStart: July 2019
Deadline: June 1, 2019
A one month intensive summer course in biostatistics & computing for high school students from underrepresented minority & low-income backgrounds in the greater Boston area. See website for more information on eligibility and how to apply.


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!

Photo Exhibit of CRLS Student Mara Gibbs Work
The Cambridge Public Library is having an exhibit of 20 of Mara Gibbs, CRLS 2015,’s photographs on its lower level when that part of the library is in use. Mara Gibbs died in an off-campus fire in 2017 as a sophomore at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, May 30 |  6 – 8PM
Saturday, June 1 | 10AM – 1PM
Monday, June 3 | 10 – 11AM

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 >>

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Take the Cambridge Health Survey!
What are your family’s top health, environmental, and social justice concerns? Your views matter to the Cambridge Public Health Department! Please take the 10-minute Cambridge Health Survey. The survey is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Your input is anonymous.

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 >>

Boys to Men Leadership Brunch
Saturday, June 1, 2018 | 12Noon - 2PM
Putnam Avenue Upper School

All Cambridge men and boys are invited to come learn about leadership, the health of boys and men of color, community building, and more.

The event will feature a panel discussion of Cambridge men sharing personal experiences about health; break-out sessions on race, education, and health; and an awards ceremony. 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.


AVID Spring Dinner
May 30 | 6 - 7:30PM

Senior Makeup Exams and BBQ
May 31

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Weekly Highlights
May 27 - June 2, 2019
Schedule & Streaming >>

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Youth View Cambridge: CRLS 2019 Yearbook (New!)
Thu. 9PM & Sat. 5PM

Spot On: History Teacher Kevin Dua
Thu. 9:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

Studio Session: Singer-Songwriter Craig Sonnenfeld
Wed. 11PM

Sci-Fi Journal: May 2019 Edition (New!)
Tue. 11PM

School Committee Roundtable Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Conversations with Dr. Don: Climate Change
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 4PM

Legal Ease: Adult Consequences of Juvenile Behavior
Wed. 7:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

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