Monthly Archives: October 2013

Proch appointed to fill School Committee vacancy

Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (Oct. 18, 2013)  Pauline Proch, a former head of the Nantucket Community School, has been named to fill the vacancy on Nantucket’s School Committee following the death of Jenny Garneau in September. Proch was unanimously…

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School district facing spike in enrollment, administration eyeing expansion

School district facing spike in enrollment, administration eyeing expansion

  By Parker Richards & Sophie Davies Veritas Editor & Veritas Entertainment Production Specialist   (Oct. 3, 2013)  The Nantucket Public School district has experienced a rapid increase in enrollment in recent years. On the first day of school, September…

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Tradition of senior cookouts a success

Tradition of senior cookouts a success

By Lizzie Thayer Contributing Writer   (Oct. 3, 2013)  The tradition of the senior cookout has been around for as long as most of us can remember, an activity that is enjoyed by many and is extremely well attended each…

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Booster Club unveils new mascot

Booster Club unveils new mascot

  By Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (Oct. 3, 2013)  Nantucket High School will have a new mascot patrolling the sidelines later this year. The Nantucket Whaler, whose name has yet to be chosen, will attend athletic and community events.…

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Advanced Placement scores up at NHS

By Mia Silverio Veritas Assistant Editor   (Oct. 3, 2013)  The results of last May’s Advanced Placement examinations, one of a series of numbers used to define a school, were released by the Nantucket Public Schools School Comittee in August.…

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Jenny Garneau, community leader, gone at 54

Jenny Garneau, community leader, gone at 54

By Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (Oct. 3, 2013)  Jeanette “Jenny” Garneau, a member of the Nantucket School Committee, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, after battling cancer. She was 54. In addition to her service on the School Committee, of…

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Community school adjusts to new space

By Maggie Toole Contributing Writer   (Oct. 3, 2013)  The Nantucket Community School (NCS), an organization that offers educational programs to the community, has recently moved their offices from Cyrus Pierce Middle School to what was previously the Teen Center…

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Concession lecture aids students, staff

By Claire MacKay Veritas Editing Staff   (Oct. 3, 2013)  Nantucket student-athletes and parents alike heard from Dr. William Meeghan of Boston Children’s Hospital, who specializes in emergency sports medicine, during a lecture regarding concussions in high school sports. Meegan…

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School district undergoes major renovations over summer break

School district undergoes major renovations over summer break

By Grace Bartlett Contributing Writer   (Oct. 3, 2013)  Every year brings changes, but over the course of this summer, many physical changes have been made to Nantucket High School. Under former facilities director Barry Dulong and his successor, Diane O’Neil,…

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Cohen replaces Meadows as CPS principal

Cohen replaces Meadows as CPS principal

By Sophie Kuhl Contributing Writer   (Oct. 3, 2013)  When Cyrus Peirce Middle School Principal Scott Meadows announced in the first week of June that he would be leaving Nantucket, Superintendent Michael Cozort along with a committee of parents, teachers,…

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