• August 28Cohort assignments have been emailed to parents
  • August 14Schools will follow a hybrid reopening model starting October 6.
  • August 9The first day of school for students is September 16.

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Ginsburg’s death sparks political battle

After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the question of who should fill her vacancy remains.

Ben Schanzer, Assistant Sports Editor

September 19, 2020

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18 has left yet another vacancy in the Supreme Court. Ginsburg, a pioneer for women’s rights, was an outspoken justice who persistently fought for the rights of American citizens, especially for women and members of the LGBTQ+ comm...

First day of school: students’ reactions

Sophomore Lee Gould, sophomore Jonathan Valentine, and senior Maeve Grandpre among others, reflected on their the first day of school.

Jenny Lambert, Laura Anderson, and Macey Poitras-Cote

September 16, 2020

The Harbinger editors spoke via Facetime with students about their first remote day back to school on Sept. 16, 2020. Those interviewed are pictured via screenshots and selfies.  1) How did your first day of school go?  2) What are things that worked or didn’t work? 3) Are you hopeful for how remote and ...

ARHS remote learning plan

ARHS remote learning plan

Brianna Tang, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2020

Freshmen receive in-person orientation after much modification

Due to the social distancing and mask requirements, this year's orientation required extra planning from the event coordinators, math teachers Colleen Barry and Lauren Hesemeyer, along with the peer mentors and peer leaders who helped run the event.

Aaliyah Yan, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

Freshman orientation is a long-standing Algonquin tradition. However,  because of COVID-19, this year’s orientation looked very different from the past.  Rather than hosting it inside, the majority of orientation was spent outside sticking to the social distancing requirements. Each freshman was assi...

School committee approves phased hybrid reopening strategy

In the phased strategy shown, high schoolers will participate in full remote learning from September 16 to October 6, after which a hybrid model will be executed.

Laura Anderson, Managing Editor

August 14, 2020

During the August 12 combined school committee meeting, a differentiated approach was approved by all three school committees as the reopening strategy for the 2020-21 school year. The meeting was held as a public zoom and stretched from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. the following day. In this phased plan, the high school will begin the school ye...

Waters retires leaving powerful impact on students and colleagues 

After 14 years of advising many school clubs, teaching all choral ensembles, and forming lasting relationships with students, choral teacher Kathrine Waters will be retiring.

Karthik Yalala, Editor-in-Chief

July 25, 2020

Choral teacher Kathrine Waters has decided to retire after 14 years of teaching at Algonquin and making meaningful relationships with students and colleagues.  Waters knew she wanted to teach from a young age.  “I've admired teachers since the first grade, when my teacher, Mrs. Cooper, used ...

Walsh leaves Algonquin after dedication to student welfare

Dr. Sara Pragluski Walsh [third from left] showcasing her Halloween spirit alongside her co-administrators. Walsh has left after three years of such spirit and commitment as Algonquin principal.

Claire Bai and Laura Anderson

July 9, 2020

The 2019-20 school year was Dr. Sara Pragluski Walsh’s last as principal at Algonquin since her contract was not renewed earlier in the year. Although she was only principal for three years, she implemented strategies across a variety of platforms that have made a lasting impact on students’ learning accessibility. “[I am most proud of] expanding and providing impro...

Bevan looks forward to role as new principal despite COVID-19 challenges

Returning to Algonquin, Sean Bevan looks forward to his new role as principal for the 2020-2021 school year.

Aaliyah Yan and Karthik Yalala

June 30, 2020

Former Algonquin English teacher Sean Bevan is returning as Algonquin principal for the 2020-2021 school year after serving as principal at Westwood High School. He hopes the experience he gained will help him overcome the unique challenges in the coming school year to build strong connections within the Al...

Pettine retires after selfless dedication to school, unified track

Attendance administrative assistant Carol Pettine will retire after 15 years of dedication towards the Algonquin community.

Cristina Stassis and Aaliyah Yan

June 29, 2020

Attendance administrative assistant Carol Pettine began working at Algonquin in 2005, and after 15 years of helping students and faculty, she decided to retire this year. She began her journey in the educational field after frequently volunteering at different schools.  “I always liked volunteering...

Fishman retires as school nurse, looks forward to home care and travel

School nurse Justine Fishman will retire after 19 years of dedicated work and supporting students at Algonquin.

Sofia Abdullina and Melissa Dai

June 18, 2020

School nurse Justine Fishman is retiring from Algonquin after almost two decades of dedicated work, leaving a lasting impression on students and colleagues.  “[I will miss] the students, the faculty and the interactions on a day-to-day basis,” Fishman said in an interview via Zoom. “Being a...

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