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New principal announced, assistant principal search continues

New principal announced, assistant principal search continues

Elissa Gorman, News Editor
June 22, 2017
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Sara Pragluski Walsh, Ed.D will be filling the role of principal in the upcoming school year of 2017-2018. Walsh is the current principal of the Springfield High School of Science and Technology. According to an email sent to the school community by Superintendent Christine Johnson, the past two yea...

The limit does not exist: DeSantis has endless hopes for retirement

The limit does not exist: DeSantis has endless hopes for retirement

Anna He, Assistant News Editor
June 18, 2017
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A lot can happen in 24 years. Math department chair Diane DeSantis has dedicated the last 24 years of her life to the Algonquin math community, working hard to develop the AP Statistics program, advise National Honor Society (NHS), and educate her students. DeSantis was given the opportunity to teach...

The Tech Effect: Students encouraged to bring their devices

The Tech Effect: Students encouraged to bring their devices

Andy Zhao, Staff Writer
June 17, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News

District technology officials are planning to launch a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pilot program at Algonquin this fall. After positive effects from the current implementation of technology in the classroom, many faculty members are looking forward to such an idea. Requiring students to bring in a laptop or C...

Three administration members leave

Three administration members leave

Cassidy Wang and Paige Morse
June 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Graduation caps and summer breeze fill the air, but the resignation and retirement of three administrators has introduced something new for faculty, students and the greater community: uncertainty and change. Along with Principal Thomas Mead and Assistant Principal Mel Laughton’s retirement announcements,...

Rehill retires as librarian, looks forward to relaxation

Rehill retires as librarian, looks forward to relaxation

Ben Weber, Assistant News Editor
June 13, 2017
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Librarian Michelle Rehill will be retiring at the end of the school year after working at Algonquin for over a decade. “I have always had a wonderful working relationship with her,” social studies teacher Kimberly Honey, who will be replacing Rehill as librarian in the fall, said.  “I find h...

Ducks of Algonquin ruffle feathers of mystery throughout halls

Ducks of Algonquin ruffle feathers of mystery throughout halls

Paige Morse, Editor-in-Chief
May 31, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

They have rested on the cafeteria ramp, floated in the art hallway, peeked around the band hallway, and hid in the D100 ramp. They may not quack, but the mysterious Ducks of Algonquin have gotten people talking and ruffled some feathers of intrigue. Since early March, Friday mornings have involved students searching ...

Brian Arsenault Memorial educates students about recognizing, respecting nation’s heroes

Brian Arsenault Memorial educates students about recognizing, respecting nation’s heroes

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor
May 29, 2017
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The auditorium filled with students seated to commemorate the country’s fallen soldiers who risked their lives for the safety of others on Thursday, May 18. The hockey team stood together in their uniforms, honoring Brian Arsenault, a former player and a soldier who lost his life fighting for the ...

International Night embraces culture, brings community together

International Night embraces culture, brings community together

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor
May 16, 2017
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In the current political climate, the school community has become more and more aware of the contribution that immigrants provide  not only locally, but around the world. However, the struggles of immigrating to a foreign country are oftentimes forgotten by many. The English Language Development Department ...

DECA takes on international conference, six participants walk away winners

DECA takes on international conference, six participants walk away winners

Andy Zhao, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
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Thirty-seven DECA members traveled to Anaheim, California for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC), DECA’s international competition, from April 25 to May 1. Six walked away winners, with junior twins Nick and Anthony Francalancia placing third in their category, but all left with lastin...

Toronto celebrates CAP graduation, looks forward to future

Toronto celebrates CAP graduation, looks forward to future

Carey Davis, Online Editor
April 19, 2017
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Leah Toronto celebrated her graduation from the Community Access Program (CAP) with friends, family, and faculty on April 13. Toronto entered CAP after her graduation from Algonquin, and has been in the program for three years. She looks forward to her involvement in the community, including an interns...

Susan Wornick opens up to students, faculty about lifelong passion

Susan Wornick opens up to students, faculty about lifelong passion

Carey Davis, Online Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

She has met every living president, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Oprah, and Tom Brady. She takes pride in her career dedicated to reporting the news and connecting with people. She laughs openly about her many mistakes and her imperfect hair. As retired Channel Five WCVB reporter Susan Wornick ...

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