THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Tontodonato resigns after working at Algonquin for 17 years

Tontodonato resigns after working at Algonquin for 17 years

Catherine Hayden and Gabriela Paz-Soldan

June 22, 2019

Assistant Principal Michele Tontodonato left her position on June 21 and will be taking up a new role as Director of Finance and Operations at a different school, the name of which she has not announced. Tontodonato worked as a business teacher at Algonquin for 11 years, becoming department head d...

Same schedule for next year due to STEP challenges

Same schedule for next year due to STEP challenges

Catherine Hayden, Editor-in-Chief

June 17, 2019

Despite efforts to implement a new schedule for the 2019-2020 school year, Algonquin will continue with its current bell schedule due to the additional work needed in planning the Student/Teacher Enrichment Period (STEP) blocks that would come with a new schedule. After piloting two, week-long trial schedule...

SLIDESHOW: Behind the scenes of Harbinger

SLIDESHOW: Behind the scenes of Harbinger

Melissa Dai, Assistant News Editor

June 17, 2019

  Featured editors: Cristina Stassis, Laura Anderson, Aaliyah Yan, Jonny Ratner, Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Catherine Hayden, Olivia Battles, Jenny Lambert and Karthik Yalala Check out the finished issue here.  ...

Jordan prepares for final horse hurrah at competition in June

Jordan prepares for final horse hurrah at competition in June

Carter Brannon, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Senior Gabby Jordan is competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover, a horse training competition which will be held at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky in June. Since February, Jordan, an aspiring horse trainer who has worked with horses for many years, has been training and taming Foxy, the wild...

Hancin retires after painting school with joy

Hancin retires after painting school with joy

Elena Neilson, Staff Writer

June 5, 2019

After making an impact on  many students and teachers, Fine and Performing Arts teacher George Hancin will be retiring at the end of the school year after 24 years at Algonquin. “[I’m going to miss] all the great memories I’ve had with all the wonderful students and teachers I have worked ...

Martineau steps up as new superintendent

Martineau steps up as new superintendent

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

Assistant Superintendent Greg Martineau will assume a new role as the district’s superintendent on July 1, fulfilling an aspiration he has held since childhood and hoping to make a difference in students’ lives. “When I was in fifth grade, I knew I wanted to be a superintendent, which is an od...

Wieder leaves lasting impression

Wieder leaves lasting impression

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019

After 10 years of sharing his chemistry knowledge with students, Ken Wieder will be retiring and leaving the D200 hallway at the end of the school year. “Wieder added stability to our AP Chem courses and solidified the curriculum,” fellow chemistry teacher Gerald Cushing said. “He has been an anchor...

A look at three candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

A look at three candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

June 1, 2019

The 2020 Democratic field for president is crowded, and it’s tough to know little, yet valuable, things about each and every one of the 23 candidates. While the field is sure to thin out, after reading biographies about each candidate, these were three that stuck out to me. Pete Buttigieg is imp...

Innovating with initiative

Innovating with initiative

Melissa Dai and Claire Bai

May 30, 2019

After noticing a lack of internship opportunities for high-schoolers, juniors Joe Zhang and Oscar Hong co-founded The Internship Initiative (TII) in October of 2018, striving to help fellow students acquire internships in a simple process. Through the organization, students can connect with compa...

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