THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Northborough, Southborough affected in EEE outbreak

Northborough, Southborough affected in EEE outbreak

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

September 15, 2019

Northborough and Southborough have been identified at a critical risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE), prompting measures by the school district to protect students' safety and impacting the fall sports schedule. EEE is a rare, potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitos for...

Q&A: Carmignani discusses her new role as assistant principal

Q&A: Carmignani discusses her new role as assistant principal

Catherine Hayden and Gabriela Paz-Soldan

August 29, 2019

What are you most looking forward to in your new role? “I’m most looking forward to getting to know all the students. As a math teacher, I only knew a certain amount [of students], so being able to see all the students on a daily basis, whether it's in the caf or in the morning coming in or l...

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 ...

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