CCSC’s chapter of the National Honor Society spearheads various community service initiatives throughout the school year. Most recently NHS recruited a team to take part in the 5th annual Kendall Square Clean Up sponsored by the Kendall Square Association. Along with teachers Aleida Sanabria and Devin Morris, the students spent part of the afternoon of May 16 picking up trash trash along the streets and sidewalks near campus.
Students who participated: Simone Thorne, Tahawney Terrell, Masroque Musa, Jasmin Mark, Noreen Joseph, Mehret Tadesse, Tristan Pepin, Joshua Bonnie, and Elizabeth Puerta-Romero. Teachers: Aleida Sanabria and Devin Morris.
The Senior Internship Program is the capstone of the CCSC experience. Since February, all members of the Class of 2013 have spent every Thursday at their internship. Each has identified a specific need in their organization and has undertaken an independent project to address it. The seniors will share their final projects at the annual Senior Project Exhibition on Wednesday, May 22 from 5 – 7 PM. Members of the public are invited to attend along with internship mentors and sponsors, CCSC faculty, and senior families.
We were honored to have five residents of the Springhouse Senior Living Community in Jamaica Plain visit classes at CCSC this morning. Our guests sat in on three humanities classes in the Lower School. In Mr. Seton’s room, they listened as 7th graders learned about the Revolutionary War. In Mr. Pearce’s 8th grade class, they heard a vocabulary review and an expository writing lesson (the students’ homework assignment is to write a blog post explaining the concept of Hindu concept of karma.) Finally, they watched Ms. Thayer lead a discussion on The Crucible with 9th graders.
The visit came about because one of the residents, Mr. Will Holton, was Upper School Principal Chris Cook’s professor and advisor when Mr. Cook was an undergraduate at Northeastern University. Mr. Holton, who has followed his former student’s career as an educator with pride, was an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at NU for 30 years, starting in 1973. The Springhouse group also included a retired French and Spanish teacher. In a discussion with Mr. Cook afterward, the visitors commented on how focused and engaged the students were in their classes, and on the teachers’ skill in fostering broad class participation.