• March 12Gov. Charlie Baker announced all Massachusetts elementary and secondary schools will be closed until May 4.
  • March 5The MIAA has postponed all spring sports until April 27th due to concern over COVID-19.

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

District launches remote learning during school closure

District launches remote learning during school closure

Ben Schanzer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

Algonquin has started to use a new remote learning system, NSBORO-CONNECT 2.0, which started April 6, which includes mandatory work and graded assignments Each school day has been divided into three or four periods of “real-time connection,”  including Zoom-like video conferences, shared G...

This Week: Following a normal school schedule

This Week: Following a normal school schedule

Catherine Hayden, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2020

When I told my friends I was going to be following Algonquin’s bell schedule for a week, their reactions verbatim were “why are u like this” and “CATHERINE LMAO WHY THE HELL DID YOU DO THAT.” With the threat of COVID-19, Algonquin has been closed since Friday, March 13. While I wish we coul...

This Week: No procrastination

This Week: No procrastination

Catherine Hayden, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2020

So I was supposed to finish this blog post on 2/28. As you can see, I failed to do this. It’s no secret that I’m a chronic procrastinator. I knew it was a problem, but I’ve always thought that I could quit if I really wanted to. For a week (Wednesday, March 4 to Tuesday, March 10), I decided to...

Algonquin Writing Center launches online tutoring

Algonquin Writing Center launches online tutoring

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2020

Starting Monday, March 30, the Algonquin Writing Center plans on offering its services online through its website. “We will be offering asynchronous services, so you won’t actually be talking to a tutor,” tutor and senior Paul Probst said.  “You will go to the writing center website and ...

District continues to support students during school closure

District continues to support students during school closure

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

March 24, 2020

Due to the threat of COVID-19, Northborough-Southborough public schools will be closed through May 4, per a directive from Governor Charlie Baker that applies to all public and private elementary and secondary schools in the state. To supplement the loss of educational time, the Northborough-Southborough...

World Language students given chance to qualify for State Seal of Biliteracy

World Language students given chance to qualify for State Seal of Biliteracy

Brianna Tang, Assistant A&E Editor

March 20, 2020

Students at Algonquin enrolled in a level four French, Spanish or level three Latin class will be assessed through the Avant STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) Language Proficiency Test to receive the State Seal of Biliteracy. The State Seal of Biliteracy is a state-accredited award...

District prepares for possibility of local COVID-19 outbreak

District prepares for possibility of local COVID-19 outbreak

Melissa Dai and Claire Bai

March 12, 2020

The school district is currently preparing for the escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) threat by taking precautions based on the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), Department of Public Health (DPH) and local authority announcements.  Since its outbreak arose in Wuhan, China in December, COVID-19 has spread all over...

Junior college admissions panel gives students basics of college process

Junior college admissions panel gives students basics of college process

Sharada Vishwanath, Assistant Online Editor

March 10, 2020

A college admissions panel for juniors and their parents was held during periods one and two in the auditorium on March 6.  Representatives included Mark Donnelly, Ken Sawada and John Chenier from Northeastern University, Syracuse University and Framingham State University respectively.  “I thought it was info...

Get the inside scoop on new courses

Get the inside scoop on new courses

March 2, 2020

In the 2020-21 school year, six new courses are launching and for the first time, two pathways are being introduced

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