Monthly Archives: December 2013

Changes coming to NHS vocational curriculum

By Parker Richards & Claire MacKay Veritas Editor & Editing Staff   (Dec. 19, 2013)  Vocational classes at Nantucket High School could be in for a makeover as some longtime teachers prepare to retire. Perennial school programs involving automotive mechanics…

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Careful what you Tweet: Colleges are watching

By Mia Silverio Veritas Assistant Editor   (Dec. 19, 2013)  Although documenting your last party escapade on Instagram may seem important, most teenagers would rather be accepted into college. This new consideration in the college application process has gained importance…

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NES adapts as ELL enrollment soars

By Stefan Silverio Contributing Writer   (Dec. 19, 2013)  Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, has rapidly become an important factor in the Nantucket Public School system. Over the past few years, the enrollment of…

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Teachers’ union in negotiations for new contract

By Mia Silverio Veritas Assistant Editor   (Dec. 19, 2013)  The Nantucket Teachers’ Association represents the rights of teachers, teaching assistants, administrative assistants, and secretaries at Nantucket Public Schools during collective bargaining negotiations. Nantucket High School history teacher John McGuiness…

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NHS joins trend against class rank

By Sophie Davies Veritas Managing Editor   (Dec. 19, 2013)  Nantucket High School has long-held a policy of not posting class rank. Here at NHS, one cannot find a list showing which student in each grade has the highest grade…

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NHS graduates Toole, Norton create business

NHS graduates Toole, Norton create business

By Maggie Toole Contributing Writer   (Dec. 19, 2013)  Sam Toole and Gaven Norton, graduates of the Nantucket High School class of 2009, started ACK Surf School in 2010 after their freshman year of college. As part of the school’s…

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Nantucket Scholar program enters new year

By Mia Silverio Veritas Assistant Editor   (Dec. 19, 2013)  The Nantucket Golf Club Foundation is preparing to offer their annual Nantucket Scholarship. Since 2002, the Nantucket Scholarship has provided full tuition and fees for two Nantucket High School seniors…

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Community School hosts fewer teen programs than anticipated, hopes to add in coming year

By Maggie Toole Contributing Writer   (Dec. 19, 2013) The Nantucket Community School (NCS) offers educational programs to members of the community ranging in age from early childhood to adulthood. Last spring, NCS began offering teen enrichment programs. Jaclyn Normand…

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NHS students to join Craven on film project

NHS students to join Craven on film project

By Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (Dec. 19, 2013)  Vermont-based filmmaker Jay Craven will begin work on his upcoming production, “Peter and John”, on Nantucket this spring with the help of Nantucket High School students and graduates. Craven, who is…

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Junior National Honor Society inducts new members in second year

By Sophie Kuhl Contributing Writer   (Dec. 19, 2013)  Recently, the Nantucket chapter of the Junior National Honor Society has begun it’s second year with the induction of new members: Paige Albertson, Jenna Genthner, Karen Murtagh, Katherine Pittman, Stephanie Ryder,…

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