Thank You Thursday 9/11/14

Flags at half mast at the Cambridge Police Department across the street from CCSC.
Flags at half mast at the Cambridge Police Department across the street from CCSC.

“Thank You Thursdays” are a CCSC tradition. Each week students, faculty and staff send each other “shout outs” for demonstrating citizenship, commitment, scholarship and courage. Today’s date prompts us to reflect on the lifelong importance of these values.  Continue reading “Thank You Thursday 9/11/14”

Happy Holidays from CCSC!

The administration, faculty and staff of Community Charter School of Cambridge wish you a happy new year and thank you for your interest in our school.

Help support our mission: Donations to our 501(c)3 charitable organization help support academic programs and extra-curricular offerings not covered by our public funding. You may send a check payable to Community Charter School of Foundation, Inc. to the school’s address (245 Bent St., Cambridge, MA 02141) or make a gift online. Thank you!

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CCSC will be closed for winter break from December 21 through January 5.

Earth Day 2013 Reflection

A few of the daffodils CCSC students planted last fall.
A few of the daffodils CCSC students planted last fall.

Today, as we mark the one-week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, local Earth Day celebrations are taking a backseat to more somber reflections about the tragic events of last week. Still, it is hard to ignore the beauty of this afternoon’s piercing blue sky and the screaming yellows of the daffodils, forsythia, and willow trees at this time of year. Continue reading “Earth Day 2013 Reflection”

Why We Teach

CCSC_Why_I_Teach_PosterThe best schools are mission-driven organizations, and a strong sense of mission is as critical to success at the personal level as it is at the institutional level. By necessity, teachers spend most of their time focused on the who (knowing their students well), the what (knowing the content and skills students need to master), and the where and when (figuring out how to squeeze everything into their daily and semester schedules), that the why of it all can be easy to lose sight of.

So, at a recent professional development day some members of CCSC’s faculty and staff took a few minutes to reflect on why they had decided to work in education, and to share their personal missions. Here are a few examples: Continue reading “Why We Teach”