Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sports complex on hold as NPS considers new school

Sports complex on hold as NPS considers new school

By Nate Goss Copy Editor (Feb. 13, 2014)  Plans for a large, multi-million dollar upgrade to the athletic fields at Nantucket High School were recently put on hold. Currently there are nearly 700 students enrolled at the Nantucket Elementary School,…

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Broken for two months, wind turbine back up and running

By Mia Silverio Assistant Editor (Feb. 13, 2014)  After breaking down and remaining idle for nearly two months, the Nantucket High School wind turbine was recently repaired and is once again providing clean energy to the school district. But the…

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Are some sports teams smarter than others?

By Sophie Davies Managing Editor (Feb. 13, 2014)  At Nantucket High School, both the faculty and coaches emphasize that students who perform in athletics are “student-athletes.” This means that, above all else, they must ensure that their grades are up…

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Bob Day retires after 30 years at NHS

Bob Day retires after 30 years at NHS

By Parker Richards Editor-in-Chief (Feb. 13, 2014)  Power mechanics, automotive technology, and pre-engineering teacher Bob Day retired from his position of more than 30 years at Nantucket High School late last month. “He was a longtime fixture at the school,…

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Custodians are the unheralded but essential staff of NHS

Custodians are the unheralded but essential staff of NHS

By Virginia Bullington Features Editor (Feb. 13, 2014)  There are nine blue-shirted, cart-rolling, wizards that clean the Nantucket High School and Cyrus Peirce Middle School. At the Nantucket Elementary School there are seven custodians. Assistant supervisor, Francisco Deras, has worked…

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The classics are essential to a liberal arts education

Parker Richards Editor-in-Chief   (Feb. 13, 2014)  Often, people make the highly specious claim that English classes have destroyed their love of reading, or prevent people from becoming readers. They assume that just because a book may be slow, or…

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NPS moves to finalize budget

By Mia Silverio Assistant Editor   (Feb. 13, 2014)  Each year, it is the responsibility of the School Committee and the staff of all three schools in the Nantucket Public School district to outline a comprehensive budget that will create…

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NHS may withdraw from accreditation process

By Parker Richards Editor-in-Chief (Feb. 13, 2014)  Nantucket High School is considering withdrawing from the accreditation process organized by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Throughout Massachusetts, secondary schools are opting out of the extensive review and self…

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School stands firm behind dress code

By Parker Richards Editor-in-Chief (Feb. 13, 2014)  If your wardrobe consists mainly of crop tops, booty shorts, and gang insignias, you might want to take a trip to the mall before coming to Nantucket High School, where administrators continue to…

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Nantucket High School has started a new program

Myra Beal Contributing Write   (Feb. 13, 2014)  Nantucket High School has started a new program for high school and middle school student athletes to register for sports online. In order to sign up, students go to the school website,…

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