THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Garden gives opportunity to grow

Garden gives opportunity to grow

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, Online Editor

September 29, 2018

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 28, 2018

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 second term

BYOD delayed until second term

Natalie Sadek, Online Editor

September 27, 2018

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 16, 2018

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

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

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...

Back to School: what you need to know

Back to School: what you need to know

Elissa Gorman and Maggie Del Re

August 28, 2018

Looping The assistant principals will be starting a new administrative technique called looping this year in order to build positive connections and maintain relationships with students, according to Walsh. “Looping is when an administrator or teacher goes with their students,” Walsh said. “So [a...

MA law makes age to purchase vape, tobacco products 21

MA law makes age to purchase vape, tobacco products 21

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

August 27, 2018

Starting January 1, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products will be raised from 18 to 21 as a part of legislation passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives to protect youth from the harmful effects of nicotine. The new law will also prohibit pharmacies and stores within healthcare...

What are School Resource Officers?

What are School Resource Officers?

Larissa Andrade, Staff Writer

June 26, 2018

Recent school tragedies have brought up questions about school security and the role that Resource Officers, or police officers who work at high schools and directly with students and faculty, have when protecting the students and faculty on a daily basis. While School Resource Officers [SRO] have be...

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