THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

International journalists engage with students about media literacy

International journalists engage with students about media literacy

Katrina Liu, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News

Eighteen international journalists observed and interacted with U.S. History I and Computer Essentials students as they participated in activities while learning about the First Amendment on October 26. The visit concluded with a panel discussion where the journalists thoughtfully answered student...

Veterans Day assembly moves audience, explains significance of holiday

Veterans Day assembly moves audience, explains significance of holiday

Liza Armstong, Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

“Veterans come from all walks of life, all classes, all races from all across the country,” senior and Operation Tomahawk president Allan Bramhill said. “These men and women have been deployed across the world for months or even years at a time fighting our nation’s wars and keeping our country safe….Every American’s life has been touched by the years a veteran has given to us.”...

Computer-based MCAS testing rolls out this spring

Computer-based MCAS testing rolls out this spring

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Online Editor

November 11, 2018


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Students will take MCAS on computers as part of a statewide initiative starting in 2019 for sophomores and 2020 for freshmen, allowing new question types and other features to be incorporated into the test. The ELA and math MCAS will make the transition this March and May while the biology MCAS wil...

MCAS scores released, majority of Algonquin students earn Advanced

MCAS scores released, majority of Algonquin students earn Advanced

Asma Ali, Assistant Online Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News

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Garden gives opportunity to grow

Garden gives opportunity to grow

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Online Editor

September 28, 2018


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The school garden, with its entrance tucked away in the D100 hallway, has much to offer students and faculty, including a unique, versatile learning environment and hands-on nutritional education, but only a few students and teachers are taking advantage of it. With fifteen vegetable beds, perennial flowe...

ACP category aims to make integrated classes more mobile

ACP category aims to make integrated classes more mobile

Catherine Hayden, Assistant News Editor

September 27, 2018


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The Integrated Math program is no longer being taught with blended concept learning and is categorized as College Prep (CP) courses, and the courses formerly categorized as CP are now labeled as Advanced College Prep (ACP). In previous years Integrated Math courses were taught using blended conce...

BYOD delayed until end of term one

BYOD delayed until end of term one

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Bring Your Own Device [BYOD] program is tentatively scheduled to begin at the end of term one after being pushed back from its intended start time at the beginning of 2018-2019 school year. According to Instructional Technology Specialist Brian Calnan, the decision was made by the district to ...

Beekeeping Club tends courtyard hive for honey, to end ‘bee stigma’

Beekeeping Club tends courtyard hive for honey, to end ‘bee stigma’

Mariam Ibrahimi, Assistant Online Editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Buzzing bees swarm in and out of a little opening in the beehive. A girl in a white suit covered from head to toe puffs a metal smoker filled with wood chips. The long white gloves and the net on the hat covers her hands and face from being stung. The smoker calms the bees as they softly buzz around...

Cafeteria changes for a purpose

Cafeteria changes for a purpose

Maggie Del Re, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2018


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Cafeteria staff are working to maintain student happiness while staying within government regulations and financial restrictions. To achieve these goals, this year the price of a school lunch has increased, iced coffee is no longer being served in the mornings, the milk is coming from a different manu...

Not so new rules: hallway signs reinforce old policies

Not so new rules: hallway signs reinforce old policies

Catherine Hayden and Maggie Del Re

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As of last week, signs have appeared around the school that restrict students from being in the hallways after 2:00 pm without an adult or written permission in order to enforce a pre-existing rule. “[The after school hallway rules] are not really a new practice; it’s just something that we st...

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