Monthly Archives: June 2014

NHS bids goodbye to longtime teachers, staff members

NHS bids goodbye to longtime teachers, staff members

Parker Richards Editor-in-chief (June 12, 2014) Nantucket High School will bid farewell this year to four teachers, a guidance counselor, both of its front office staffers, and its athletic trainer. The group has a combined 114 years of service in the…

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Homework policy set to change

Parker Richards Editor-in-chief (June 12, 2014)  Homework can now account for no more than 10 percent of any student’s grade at the Nantucket Public Schools. The policy shift, which was enacted by the School Committee last month, will impact students…

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Class of 2014 graduates from Nantucket High School

Class of 2014 graduates from Nantucket High School

Claire MacKay Contributing Writer (June 12, 2014) The 98 seniors of the Nantucket High School class of 2014 graduated last Saturday afternoon during a commencement ceremony in the Mary P. Walker Auditorium. The celebratory event distinguished this year’s senior class from…

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Administrators taking vacations during the school year? Here’s why

Parker Richards Editor-in-Chief   (June 12, 2014)  Unlike teachers and students, administrators at the Nantucket Public Schools can take vacation time throughout the school year. Since they are year-round employees, they are not limited to vacations during the summer or…

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Students take AP exams

Sophie Davies Managing Editor (June 12, 2014)  The Advanced Placement courses offered at Nantucket High School have come to the end of their curricula, with all AP students having taken their respective exams last month. In early-to mid-May, many NHS…

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Culinary team cooks up a storm at Pro-Start Invitational

Culinary team cooks up a storm at Pro-Start Invitational

Mia Silverio Assistant Editor (June 12, 2014) After winning the state-level competition, juniors Antoinette Beckford and Chelsea Clarkson, joined by junior Max Riche, advanced to the National ProStart Invitational cooking competition in Minneapolis from May 2 through May 6. Students at…

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Pearl suggests new SAT preparation for Nantucket students

Pearl suggests new SAT preparation for Nantucket students

Nate Goss Copy Editor (June 12, 2014)  At a School Committee meeting last month, junior and student council representative Jake Pearl put forth a proposal to revolutionize the way for which the SAT test is reviewed. Instead of simply reviewing…

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Drama Club celebrates accomplishments with trip to Boston

Drama Club celebrates accomplishments with trip to Boston

Virginia Bullington Features Editor (June 12, 2014)  This year, the Drama Club went on its first off-island field trip in three years. When NHS Drama Club advisor and math teacher Matt Huberman began to think about the year’s agenda, he…

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NCS provides infant and child services to needy

Maggie Toole Contributing Writer (June 12, 2014) The Nantucket Community School offers a wide range of early childhood programs to local families. Through these programs, the NCS is able to provide a variety of valuable resources to families. Among these are…

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Academic awards celebrate student intellectual achievement

Mia Silverio Assistant Editor (June 12, 2014) The annual academic awards, a night which celebrates the intellectual achievements of Nantucket High School’s students, was held in the NHS auditorium on Monday, June 2. The night was lauded by NHS Principal John…

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