Senior Internships Finish Strong with Exhibit at Google

_DSC0352This year’s Senior Internship Program ended on a high note on Wednesday with our largest-ever Exhibit Night, which took place at Google Cambridge in Kendall Square. The members of CCSC’s Class of 2014 confidently and proudly shared what they learned with an appreciative audience comprised of internship mentors, faculty, families, and community members. Photo album from Senior Internship Exhibit Night (Photos by Gretchen Ertl). Continue reading “Senior Internships Finish Strong with Exhibit at Google”

A Tour of 3 World Religions in 02139

The Cambridge Zen Center
The Cambridge Zen Center

Yesterday our 8th grade students visited a temple, a mosque and a Buddhist center to complement the world religions in their humanities course. The three religious institutions are all within walking distance from CCSC, and the beautiful spring weather made it a very pleasant outing. Traveling in three different groups led by humanities teachers Emily Niska and Seth Pearce and other faculty chaperones, the students toured each institution and got a chance to ask questions of their respective representatives. Continue reading “A Tour of 3 World Religions in 02139”

CCSC Senior Wins Cambridge Scholarship

Cambridge Scholarship winner Masroque Musa '14
Cambridge Scholarship winner Masroque Musa ’14

CCSC senior Masroque Musa was among the 66 Cambridge residents who were awarded 2014 City Scholarships at a ceremony in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall on May 12. Mazy, who won a $2,500 college scholarship, will attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the fall.

To be a City Scholarship recipient, students must be nominated by their school on the basis of both high academic achievement (3.5 GPA or higher) and exemplary character. A founding member of CCSC’s successful robotics team, Mazy is a member of CCSC’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Continue reading “CCSC Senior Wins Cambridge Scholarship”

8th Grader’s Prize-Winning Poem

Cynthia Guerrier, 8th grade
Cynthia Guerrier, 8th grade

Congratulations to CCSC 8th grader Cynthia Guerrier of Cambridge whose poem, “Typical,” won second prize for her grade in the Cambridge Public Library/Cambridge Tree Project Poetry Contest. Cynthia, who wrote “Typical” as part of a poetry unit in Seth Pearce’s humanities class, will be recognized with other prize winners at a ceremony and reading on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the Main Library, 449 Broadway. Almost 900 Cambridge students entered the annual contest, now in its 16th year. Read Cynthia’s poem below. Continue reading “8th Grader’s Prize-Winning Poem”

CCSC Celebrates Black History Month

Dr. Jackson with Ms. Rieser
Dr. Jackson with Ms. Rieser

Always a highlight of the school year, this year’s Black History Month assembly was no disappointment, its program filling the audience with pride in the power of our small community to positively impact so many lives. Held on the morning of February 14 in MIT’s beautiful Walker Auditorium, the year’s first all-school gathering inspired an outpouring of appreciation, as students shared poems, reflections, artwork and music that warmed the room as a sleet splattered the sidewalks outside. Continue reading “CCSC Celebrates Black History Month”

Senior Internship “Icebreaker” Event

IMG_5880Last night we launched our 2014 Senior Internship Program with a festive and fun “icebreaker” skating event held in conjunction with the Kendall Square Association’s Third Thursday series. Along with the 34 members of our senior class and their faculty advisors, the attendees included some of this year’s internship partners and guests from many other organizations in the community.

Thank you to the KSA, Community Ice Skating @Kendall for hosting, and to event sponsor Akamai, where a CCSC senior will intern this spring (see complete list of internship mentors below).

The skaters warmed up and refueled with chicken soup, hot mulled cider and an array of sweets from one of Kendall Square’s newest dining destinations, Commonwealth Cambridge restaurant and market. Dunkin Donuts in Kendall Square donated the hot cocoa. Continue reading “Senior Internship “Icebreaker” Event”

Brain Food From Community Cooks & Sonesta

Smiles and chicken parm in the buffet line
Smiles and chicken parm in the buffet line

CCSC@Night kicked off last night with a special dinner catered by the Royal Sonesta through Community Cooks. Invited to attend the two-hour evening study hall were the students in grades 10-12 whose GPAs had shown the most improvement from last year to the end of the first quarter of this year. Continue reading “Brain Food From Community Cooks & Sonesta”

Sophomore Service Day

10th graders raked and bagged leaves.
10th graders raked and bagged leaves.

The annual 10th grade community service day found sophomores planting daffodil bulbs and raking leaves in partnership with the the Charles River Conservancy. Along with faculty chaperones Ms. Haines, Ms. Rieser, Mr. Tracy, Ms. Khan and Ms. Stewart, the students spent a chilly drizzly morning working in the same riverside park behind the Royal Sonesta Hotel where last year’s 10th graders volunteered. Continue reading “Sophomore Service Day”