• June 30Algonquin start times will be moved to 8:00 a.m beginning in the fall of 2021
  • June 30Sean Bevan was chosen to be the new principal for the 2020-2021 school year.


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...

Caron to retire after immense support, dedication to Algonquin community

School nurse Sheree Caron will retire after forming one-on-one relationships with students and expanding her nursing experience at Algonquin.

Brianna Tang, Opinion Editor

June 15, 2020

After nine years of working as one of the school nurses, Sheree Caron is retiring and her positive influences on both students and faculty will be remembered. According to Caron, she is retiring with a better understanding of nursing skills and of the educational system.  “My experience at Algonqu...

Vaughan retires, leaves ample evidence of positive influence

Science teacher Susan Vaughan poses with her dogs, Maggie, a red and white Brittany, and Rudy, a red lab, at Middlesex Fells Reservation in Medford.

Claire Bai, News Editor

June 15, 2020

With over 16 years of teaching, science teacher Susan Vaughan is retiring, after bringing laughter to her department and creating an innovative Forensic Science curriculum. Vaughan first taught at an Illinois community college and began her work at Algonquin as a long-term sub for retired science...

Community comes together in support of Black Lives Matter movement

In a gathering at the Northborough Town Common, hundreds came together to peacefully protest police brutality and racial injustice.

Ben Schanzer, Assistant Sports Editor

June 7, 2020

Approximately 400 residents from Northborough and surrounding towns gathered at Northborough Town Common Park Saturday morning, June 6, to protest and mourn the death of George Floyd, along with countless other African Americans that have been murdered by the police. This was the second gathering in N...

Cushing retires after forming bonds with students

Science teacher Gerald Cushing will retire after eight years of positively impacting the Algonquin community

Melissa Dai and Grace Campbell

June 2, 2020

Eight years ago, science teacher Gerald Cushing joined the Algonquin faculty to build new relationships while spreading his passion for science. This year, Cushing is retiring after doing just that: positively impacting his students and colleagues through his good spirit and care for everyone around hi...

Teachers reach out on social media, appreciated by students

[From left to right] Physical education teacher Kristen Morcone does a trending TikTok dance to make her students laugh. Physical education teacher Andrew Kinney posts a throwback video on his Instagram story for Earth Day.

Jenny Lambert and Grace Campbell

May 8, 2020

During quarantine, some teachers have used various social media platforms to connect with their students outside of the school building. Many teachers have reached out to their students on apps such as Instagram to help with online learning and TikTok to let students know they are thinking of t...

Principal finalist chosen after committee search

Sean Bevan is the final candidate for principal starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The community will have a chance to join a Zoom call to ask him questions this Tuesday.

Jenny Lambert, Sports Editor

May 2, 2020

After a process involving two search committees, Superintendent Gregory Martineau announced on Tuesday, April 28 that Sean Bevan, the current principal at Westwood High School and a former Algonquin English teacher, has been selected as the finalist for next year’s principal position. Current principal ...

TIMELINE: Feel good stories from 2020

TIMELINE: Feel good stories from 2020

Melissa Dai, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2020


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