Thank You Thursday 09-21-17

Here are this week’s special shout-outs. Thank you to each of these students and staffers for making our week great!

Middle School:

  • To DANIEL and SAMUEL E for CITIZENSHIP: Off to a real positive start both in the classroom and on the soccer field.
  • To SCHNEIDER S.F. for CITIZENSHIP: Making positive strides towards having a successful school year.
  • To KARLEA D-R for SCHOLARSHIP: Actively participating in class and taking on more challenges than ever before.
  • To RAHUL C. for SCHOLARSHIP: Missed the first two weeks of school but already has made up everything on his own
  • To MOHAMED A. for COMMITMENT: persistent volunteering in class
  • To LOGIAN A. for SCHOLARSHIP: Wrote a terrific first outline in Humanities  
  • To DANERY and ANTONIO PB for COMMITMENT: excellent focus reading, annotating, and taking notes independently for their honors assignment
  • To AMANI for SCHOLARSHIP: Not being a afraid to ask questions
  • To DARLENIES C for COMMITMENT: Actively participating in class 
  • To MELISSA for SCHOLARSHIP: Always giving feedback to peers getting work form good to better to best
  • To IMA for CITIZENSHIP: Encouraging one another before a test with positive words 
  • To PS7 SECTION D for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT – nice job staying focused for more of class on Tuesday!
  • To TRISTAN J for SCHOLARSHIP: everyday giving it his all in IMB.
  • To CHRISTANAELLE for COMMITMENT: sticking with IMB material no matter what.
  • To MARC R for COMMITMENT: sticking with IMB material no matter what.

High School:

  • To ANDRONAELLE for COMMITMENT – she stayed focused and didn’t let people distract her (from a physics classmate)
  • To DAMARY for COMMITMENT for working hard every day in class and getting work done  (from a physics classmate)
  • To SUDARNAH for COMMITMENT for focused work (from a physics classmate)
  • To BINIYAM for SCHOLARSHIP for participating in class  (from a physics classmate)
  • To MAURYANA and XAVIER for SCHOLARSHIP for going up and demonstrating what happens when one foot and two feet are on the scale  (from a physics classmate)
  • To NAHSHON for SCHOLARSHIP for sharing his answers and writing notes  (from a physics classmate)
  • To AMANUEL for COURAGE for sticking with his answer during the debate about weight (from a physics classmate)
  • To ALIYAH R for COURAGE for sharing her work and demonstrating her work even though she wasn’t sure  (from 2 physics classmates)
  • To NARESA for CITIZENSHIP for showing persistence through tough times  (from a physics classmate)
  • To KALIYAH for CITIZENSHIP for always being willing to read out loud for the class  (from a physics classmate)
  • To BRIANNA B and KIANIS GP for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: communicating responsibly about their Spanish placement
  • To NHALA S for SCHOLARSHIP: not taking the easy way out for our first English essay of the year
  • To SHANE R, JUAN Z, ADIA C, and KEVINS M for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: making significant progress in our second essay writing period after being a little stuck initially; I saw some excellent thesis statements and nuanced ideas in your drafts!
  • To ALI F for SCHOLARSHIP: writing a sweet essay hook and expressing such infectious excitement about it
  • To MIKAYLA D and SABRINA DP for COMMITMENT: being proactive about making up a missed quiz
  • To CHRISTNALY C, MONIQUE M, and ERIK L (and perhaps others?) for CITIZENSHIP: doing very nice things for a friend’s birthday and letting lots of others in on the fun
  • To DAIJA M for CITIZENSHIP: drawing a heartwarming picture of a character from our book for the quiz bonus
  • To DANASIA B for CITIZENSHIP: always being so encouraging and positive to classmates during lexicon reviews
  • To CALEB T for COURAGE and COMMITMENT: leading class discussion
  • To YOEL Y for COURAGE: allowing his classmates to draw him
  • To ANEEYA L and MENA K for COMMITMENT: consistently communicating about work that will be missed due to volleyball
  • To IVERSON for COURAGE: reflecting honestly and openly about what’s going well and what’s not
  • To CAMERON for SCHOLARSHIP: quickly orienting me to what was happening in biology and then modeling how to dive into complex work. 
  • To JELANI for SCHOLARSHIP: engaging me in a solid turn and talk during MWH class.
  • To JEFFREY M. for COMMITMENT: showing up to morning study hall to make sure he’s able to fulfill after school commitments.
  • To WEHABI for COMMITMENT: starting the year out strong and staying focused on his senior year goals.
  • To JUAN Z, SERINA M and FSIYAHE for COMMITMENT: Staying after school to work on their essay
  • To WO WEI L, ALI F and ANDY L for COMMITMENT: First to submit web profiles!
  • To MICHAEL T for COMMITMENT: You set a goal for yourself and you are totally working towards it every day!
  • To MICHAEL T for COMMITMENT again: super focused in junior seminar!
  • To OLIVIA W and INGRID J for COMMITMENT: focusing on a task you found really tough in math
  • To LANCE U for SCHOLARSHIP: strong start in bio this year!


  • To MR. GIBSON for COMMITMENT: being so dedicated to so many facets of our athletics program, communicating frequently, and encouraging staff participation and attendance at games
  • To MS. RIPA and MS. HENRY for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP: running a very helpful department meeting last week and being thoughtful about accommodating a high school teacher at a middle school meeting
  • To MS. BRADLEY for COMMITMENT: jumping into extracurricular activities in her first year here and providing both dedication and good ideas to Prom Committee
  • To MS. GARDONY for CITIZENSHIP: being an awesome GLL and a kind and encouraging colleague!
  • To MS. GALVIN for SCHOLARSHIP: for compiling special programs resources and getting them all into a single, highly usable online space in order to more effectively support students and learning specialists.
  • To MS. COYLE for COMMITMENT: continuing to roll with expected and unexpected punches and always keeping what is best for students in mind
  • To DR. LAM for COMMITMENT: continuing to push students going through a difficult time to remain engaged in her class.
  • To MS. CHOICE for CITIZENSHIP: having a public merits’ board and referencing it at multiple points throughout the lesson.
  • To MS. SCHOBER for SCHOLARSHIP: leading an excellent first-of-year Grade Level Team meeting.
  • To MS. HALLOWELL for CITIZENSHIP: volunteering to take notes during GLT meeting. 
  • To MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP, shout-out for keeping it real in our advisory space and making the culture where it needs to be!
  • To MS. SONG for COMMITMENT, shout out for helping all her kids in English 11 no matter what they need.
  • To DR. MOLK for COMMITMENT: Being an incredible thought partner for the direction of my teaching during evaluation meetings.
  • To MS. GALVIN for COMMITMENT: On top of ALL her responsibilities she’s incredible thoughtful about student support for Biology classes that she’s in once a week.
  • To DR. LAM for CITIZENSHIP: impromptu LP check ins have been really great 
  • To MS. SCHOBER for CITIZENSHIP- passing down veteran work life balance tips  

Meet the NEW 2017-2018 Staff and Faculty!

Ms. Gaëlle Abraham
Study Hall, Typing, Cooking Club

Gaelle is an alumni of CCSC, from the the first graduating class. Prior to her return to the school, she worked with preschoolers / toddlers and with trauma teens as behavioral youth councilor for Germain Lawrence – YouthVillages. Gaelle also attended culinary school but returned to CCSC to continue her work with children because she believes that adults have such an important impact on children.

Ms. Lindsay Baglien, RN

Lindsay came to CCSC in 2017, during the 2016-2017 school year. Prior to her current role as school nurse, she worked as a nurse in the emergency departments of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and St Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago. She also works as a flight nurse for international medical escorts / retrievals on a per-diem basis. Lindsay is responsible for the health and wellness of students and faculty, and adhering to the regulatory requirements set forth by the Department of Public Health.

Ms. Erin Barno
Algebra 1, Pre-Calculus

Before joining CCSC, Erin was a 6th grade Mathematics teacher at a Boston Public School. She has been a teacher since 2015.



Ms. Savannah Bradley
Precalculus, Varsity Softball, Student Council

Savannah is recent graduate of Harvard College and is currently earning her Masters in Education while teaching through the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program.


Ms. Shaniqua Choice
US History 1 and 2

Prior to her current, Shaniqua was a MATCH Corps tutor and Sposato Graduate School of Education Fellow. Shaniqua is dedicated to the school’s mission by teaching rigorous content and holding the students to the highest expectations.

Ms. Mary Ellen Costello
Special Programs Administrative Assistant

Mary Ellen is responsible for scheduling and maintaining special education records.



Mr. Ariel Garcia
Technology Integration Associate






Ms. Katie Gowell
Spanish 1, Spanish 4

Katie has taught previously in Peru and traveled extensively.




Ms. Lauren Grams
IMB, Learning Lab, Humanities, IMC Lab, Humanities Lab

Lauren previously completed a full year of student teaching in Chicopee, MA.



Ms. Cassandra Grey-Sautelet
Development and External Relations Coordinator, Cross Country, Track & Field

​Cassie most recently completed the role of Marketing & Events Manager for the Kendall Square Association and previously worked as an architectural designer for various architecture and engineering firms. She currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Sustainable Healthcare for Haiti, a nonprofit organization based in Greater Boston, and on the Board of Directors for Ruth’s Way for Women and TSC Childcare.

Mr. Jake Haskel
Guidance Counselor Intern

Jake was a Teach For America Corps Member in Baltimore, MD where he taught Spanish to students in grades K-8 for 3 years. Most recently, he was a guidance counselor intern in the Newton, MA school district. He is currently in his second year of graduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education pursuing his 5-12 school counselor license.

Mr. Christopher Hope
Admissions and Outreach Coordinator

Chris is responsible for satisfying CCSC’s student recruitment needs, and leading the Admission’s Student Ambassadors team. When not at CCSC, Chris is musician, DJ, and on-air personality.

Mr. Reuben Howard

Reuben is originally from Texas but moved to the Boston area for his undergraduate studies and fell in love with New England. He is a part of the Harvard Teacher Fellow’s second cohort and is passionate about social justice work in education. Reuben brings his deep love of literature and activism to his Humanities class.

Ms. Jazly Liriano
IMC, Urban Agriculture Club

Jazly joined the CCSC team in 2017 during the 2016-2017 school year. Before coming to CCSC, Jazly taught Science at a charter school in New York City and has been a teacher since 2016.


Mr. Nick Lontz
Learning Specialist

Prior to joining CCSC, Nick worked as a Special Education Teacher for Phoenix Charter Academy in Lawrence. Among other things, he is responsible for providing services to 12th grade students with IEPs.


Mr. Derek Norman
Principals of Science

Prior to CCSC, Derek was teaching middle school science in Florida.




Ms. Samantha Prystawik
Learning Lab

Samantha graduated from school in May and this is her first teaching job. She is from Wisconsin but moved to attend school in Minnesota for the last three years. In her role, Sam supports classes as well as specific students throughout the day.

Mr. Leonard Russ
Dean of Students

Mr. Russ previously worked at Roxbury Prep Charter HS as an Alumni Services Coordinator, School Social Work, and Head football before joining the CCSC community. Prior to entering education, Mr. Russ worked as a Clinical Therapist at the Counseling Center providing therapy for children, teens, and adults. He also conducted group therapy with adolescent boys and co-facilitated group therapy within the correctional system for adult males.

Ms. Alicia Timas
Learning Specialist

Alicia is very excited to start her first year at CCSC! Prior to coming to this school, Alicia worked as a special education case manager at a public high school and a counselor at a residential school in New Hampshire. Much of her career so far has been focused on mental health within special education and she is excited to bring her knowledge to the CCSC community.

Mr. Soren Tjernell
English, English AP, US History 2

Soren loves all things rhetorical, grammatical, and political, and therefore can’t believe his good fortune in finding a job that pays him to discuss these things all day long. Before joining CCSC, Soren taught 8th grade Humanities at a charter school in Boston, and before then taught at a charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was born and raised, and to where he returns periodically to remind himself that Cambridge isn’t in fact the most expensive place to live on Earth.

Mr. Jeff Vogel
Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Prior to coming to CCSC, Jeff taught high school history for ten years, and spent five years working with schools across the country to improve their student outcomes. Jeff is responsible for the school’s academic program, including its curriculum, instruction, and academic data.

Ms. Maya Wilson
Study Hall, Substitute

Myah Wilson (Class of ’13) began her career at CCSC as a student and returned to give back and become a part of the faculty. Prior, she attended college in Atlanta for two years where she found her passion for advocacy and social justice through community work and activism. She hopes to fulfill her purpose through working directly with the youth. She is currently matriculating at Regis College.

Thank You Thursday 09.14.17

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Here are 3 things to do RIGHT NOW if you haven’t already:

Follow CCSC on Facebook!

Follow CCSC on Twitter!

Follow CCSC on Instagram!

Next, and more importantly, here’s our first shout-outs of the school year! These students and adults have personified the four core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship.

Middle School:

  • To GUSNIE P.L. for SCHOLARSHIP: doing an incredible job on the first math quiz
  • To CALEB W for COMMITMENT: having a really good conversation with a teacher
  • TO DANERY B for COMMITMENT: Excellent focus and perseverance through guided reading articles so far!
  • To AMANEALE R, JAELYN B and LYDIA B for COURAGE:  Attending the first Art Club meeting and easily becoming new members of the fold.
  • To MOHAMMED A. for COURAGE: having a positive attitude throughout his first two weeks at school!
  • To KEDDRICK D. for COMMITMENT: pushing himself to focus and get his job done in the classroom!
  • To BLESSING, KIDUS and NIKITA for COMMITMENT: pushing themselves through a challenging honor’s assignment in IMC!
  • TO MARCUS S.P. for COMMITMENT: for working hard throughout classes in his first two weeks of school and his first two weeks at a new school!!!
  • To MESHELL B. for COURAGE: for settling into CCSC so quickly with such a positive attitude!
  • To NATALIE DV for COMMITMENT: pushing herself to get through a tricky math quiz last week!
  • To DULIA E. for COMMITMENT: for settling into the school year with a positive attitude and strong work ethic!
  • To VISHAK for COURAGE: putting in a lot of hard work in IMC this year!!
  • To TREVELL for COMMITMENT: bringing a positive, upbeat attitude into multiple classes even when the work is challenging
  • To KEDDRICK D for SCHOLARSHIP and COURAGE: Thinking out loud with me about what you’d like to work on this year, setting goals for yourself, and being open to learning new strategies to help get to those goals!  Impressive.

High School:

  • To DANASIA B for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP for openly encouraging classmates to focus during Spanish class.
  • To MICHAEL T and ALI F for SCHOLARSHIP: incorporating lexicon terms into class discussions – setting a great example for your classmates!
  • To AMANUEL G for SCHOLARSHIP: excellent work in humanities in modeling how to size up an exit ticket
  • To AMIR A for COURAGE: rough start to senior season, but determined to get back up and make the most of it.
  • To SUDARNAH for SCHOLARSHIP for detailed reasoning and making connections in physics (from a classmate)
  • To BRIANNA for CITIZENSHIP for checking the homework (from a physics classmate)
  • To AMANUEL for COURAGE for thoughtful sharing about norms in class (from a physics classmate)
  • To JELANI and ROHIT for COMMITMENT for taking on the challenge of not one but TWO college classes this semester!
  • To SHANE R. for CITIZENSHIP: After realizing the social/historical implications of a comment he made, he pulled me aside and apologized. 
  • To ANEEYA L. for CITIZENSHIP: Holding myself and the class accountable to using the respectful and appropriate language when  talking about specific cultures 
  • To ALBATOOL A, MIA S and OLIVIA Z for COMMITMENT: Taking the lead in Art Club as the veterans in the group.
  • To MICKALE for COMMITMENT: setting high goals for his tenth grade year!
  • To ASHLI K. and VALONICA R. for COURAGE: advocating for themselves when it’s needed!
  • To SATOYA I. for SCHOLARSHIP: for killing it ALL THE TIME that colleges are already noticing!
  • To MONIQUE M and MARLY J-F for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: being punctual and diligent keeping our appointment to work on college application essays (even though I wasn’t)
  • To KENDLY J for CITIZENSHIP: Thank you for the nice chats when you stop by my office!  You’re such a friendly, warm person and we’re lucky to have you in our school.


  • To Ms. ALEXANDER, Ms. HENRY, and Mr. RODENAS for CITIZENSHIP: stepping up to start Study Hall for Middle Schoolers last Friday when there was some confusion. Mr. Nomani
  • To Ms. DaSILVA for CITIZENSHIP: shared her class syllabus with me which helped me write my class rules. Thank you.
  • To Ms. WILSON and MS. ABRAHAM for COURAGE: taking on a brand new role and jumping right in, supporting students and holding standards high for kiddos. Mr. Nomani
  • To Mr. RUSS for SCHOLARSHIP: modeling for me how to have tough conversations with students really calmly. Mr. Nomani
  • To Ms. GALVIN for SCHOLARSHIP: thinking very critically through the needs of her department, supporting her team, and working towards constant improvement. Mr. Nomani
  • To DAKOTA LUIS for CITIZENSHIP for being so contagiously positive on Monday morning.
  • To MS. GRAMS and MR. PACE for COMMITMENT: stepping in to support English 11 classes and contributing to discussions!
  • To. Ms. ABRAHAM for COURAGE: diving into this merit work, making it her own, and bringing positive vibes (and treats) to our community!
  • To MS. LAM for CITIZENSHIP: helping me revise my LP late notice 
  • To MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP: checking on my well-being 
  • To MS. GRAMS for COMMITMENT: working behind the scenes to get all the things her kiddos need to be successful this year with an ever positive attitude too!
  • To MS. LIRIANO for COMMITMENT: tightening up IMC seamlessly for year 2 🙂
  • To MS. HENRY for COMMITMENT: being an incredible thought partner on all things reading.
  • To MR. PEREZ-LUNA for CITIZENSHIP: I always enjoy seeing your class when I’m in our classroom because you teach and interact with students so calmly, respectfully, and encouragingly. It is really awesome to see!
  • To MS. NORRIS for CITIZENSHIP: always being willing to talk through concerns with staff members and respond to them with honesty, empathy, and clarity.

Thank You Thursday 6.15.17

It’s time for our final round of shout-outs for the year!

Students are wrapping up their last full week of classes and everyone is gearing up for Benchmarks and Roundtable presentations next week. Taking time to thank one another, even during this busy time of year, is part of what makes CCSC such a strong community.

Middle School:

  • To MOHAMED A. for COMMITMENT: Always offering to help out in science and being a great helper with laptops throughout the year.
  • To DARLENIES C. for COMMITMENT: for always being diligent about getting work done and doing your best job.
  • To HIBA E, NADIRA F, MOHAMED A, and LOGIAN A for COMMITMENT: Holding down the fort in 302 every day at lunch, bringing positive attitudes in spite of empty stomachs. Great representatives of your faith!
  • Shout out to Humanities 8.2 WINSTON, AMANUEL, JALIL, BERNICE, RODRIGUEZ, KALIYAH, CARLTON, KARLA, TIM, LEO, NEAH, BERNICE, AZALYDA, JAEDEN, DEANNA, LOVENSKEE, BRIANA, KARLEA AND KEVIN for CITIZENSHIP: creating and uplifting the classroom culture for the last work week of school. I know it was hard but we got through it together! I will miss you dearly!!
  • To ZALMA for COMMITMENT:  Always ready to share what you know about roundtable questions.
  • To MOUNA for COMMITMENT:  Never giving up on IXL standards that are challenging.
  • To KIDUS for SCHOLARSHIP:  Being an academic leader all throughout RT prep.
  • To ROWIDA for COMMITMENT:  Always ready to study for IA 4!
  • To PRIONTI for SCHOLARSHIP:  Respectfully correcting peers thinking to get their answers from good to better to best!
  • To HEINZ T-V for COMMITMENT: making a game plan to get your work in!
  • To HORUS W for CITIZENSHIP: it’s been great getting to know you better this year – you’re kind and curious and so nice to talk with!

High School:

  • To REBA-GLORY C. for COURAGE: Always saying ‘hi’ to me whenever you see me – Ms. Records
  • To DAIJA M and CALEB T for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP for staying on top of make up work all the way through the last week of school
  • To KAMARI WEAVER for CITIZENSHIP: Solid self advocacy around taking Benchmarks!
  • To MONIQUE M for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP:  Contributing her considerable musical talents and leadership skills to guiding the CCSC chorus to a beautiful performance at graduation.
  • To ALL JUNIORS for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: taking the college application essay unit seriously, agonizing over details and structure, being resourceful asking staff and classmates for feedback, and ultimately producing high-quality work
  • To ISABELLE M, YISHAK A, BRENDON B, ANDY L, and NHALA S for SCHOLARSHIP and CITIZENSHIP: giving their peers useful feedback on college app essays. Thank you for doing my job when I couldn’t!
  • To DIANE PL, CAHEL S, WO WEI L, JEREMY D, ALI F for COURAGE: volunteering to present their Slide show early.
  • To THE 10TH GRADE for COMMITMENT: taking computer science all year as their “elective”.
  • To SAMANTA B for SCHOLARSHIP: reaching out about getting extra feedback on her RT letter
  • To ERIK L for SCHOLARSHIP: digging into in class review time rather selfishly and powerfully to prepare for next week.
  • To ALEXANDRIA P for COMMITMENT: continuing to edit her college application essay beyond the due date and in response to feedback on the rubric.
  • To ASHLEY T for SCHOLARSHIP: tackling a lengthy to do list with confidence during the most tired week of the school year.
  • To RAYKWON R for CITIZENSHIP and COURAGE: for engaging in honest, thoughtful conversations.


  • To MS. JEAN-LOUIS for CITIZENSHIP and COMMITMENT: Taking time out of lunch to have an important conversation with me and a student.
  • To MS. HENRY for COMMITMENT: Taking part of your prep period to come visit PS6
  • To MR. DINEEN for CITIZENSHIP:  Sharing a water bottle in a time of need!
  • To DR. MOLK for CITIZENSHIP: An inspired and inspiring speech at graduation!
  • To MS. HENRY for CITIZENSHIP and COMMITMENT: for her benevolent leadership, logistical quarterbacking , and musical talent supporting the chorus’s graduation performance
  • To MR SETON for CITIZENSHIP: For helping to put away rogue laptops Tuesday when he didn’t have to. Much appreciated!
  • To MR REID for CITIZENSHIP: For moving a really big, heavy box for me. #Hercules
  • To HUNTINGTON and LIRIANO for CITIZENSHIP for holding down 6th grade advisory with me this year—it has been a pleasure!
  • To SETON, NORRIS, HURST-HILLER, RIESER, ISAAC for CITIZENSHIP: being understanding to every kind of circumstance I have had as a Faculty member this year.
  • To DINEEN and OSEI for CITIZENSHIP: holding their head high through all usual and unusual circumstances throughout the year.
  • To the 8th grade GLT!! FOR CITIZENSHIP and COURAGE: a new team conquering 8th grade together for a whole year!! We did it!!
  • Shout out to TAPS, MR. REID, MRS. GALVIN (MEL) for COURAGE for all the work they school to provide to make things run fluidly in our community
  • To MS SONG for SCHOLARSHIP: using her boss grammar skills to give deep feedback to all juniors on their college application essays for hours and hours and hours and hours.



Thank You Thursday 5.25.17

It’s time to give SHOUT-OUTS to students and adults who have personified the four core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship.

Middle School:

  • To HEINZ TV for SCHOLARSHIP:  Persevered through two sessions of roundtable prep to complete 1 plus 2/3rds of his cover letters, and setting up his timeline for completing the rest of his assignments and cover letters.  Outstanding!
  • To HIBA E for COURAGE: Incredibly mature email to her principal, advocating for important issues. Way to be a change maker!
  • To YODE for SCHOLARSHIP: Doing the right thing in Humanities and keeping her group on track.
  • To GAELLE for SCHOLARSHIP: Doing all her work in Humanities.
  • To ARIAM for COMMITMENT: Participating more in class.
  • To TREVELL for COURAGE: Reading in Spanish while reading La Linea
  • To DULIA and MEL for COMMITMENT: Keeping others in their group on track and focused.
  • To ZION for COMMITMENT: Doing the required reading and being focused.
  • To JOSE for COMMITMENT: Doing all of his work without complaints.
  • To TESLIE, KALIYAH, CARLTON, PATRICIA, GELLE + ELMER for COMMITMENT: awesome focus for 2+ hours knocking out RT letters on Monday!
  • To JORDANY D. for SCHOLARSHIP: Asking his peers great questions during work time.
  • To ROWIDA for COMMITMENT: Celebrating her IMA class after a productive study session
  • To MOHOMED for COMMITMENT: Coming in the morning to work on One in Disguise Project.
  • To CHRISTINA, MOUNA, MUNIRA for COMMITMENT: Being productive during study hall to work on One in Disguise Project
  • To MOHOMED A. for SCHOLARSHIP: for consistently leading the class into positive and deeper thinking math discussions
  • To KAILANI for COMMITMENT: for always being a wonderful scribe in PS6.
  • To ELMER T. for SCHOLARSHIP: hard work in IMC to understand graphing inequalities
  • To STANLEY L. for SCHOLARSHIP: hard work in IMC to understand graphing inequalities
  • To NAHSHON Y. for COMMITMENT: pushing himself to stay focused in IMC and get a good grade on his CW
  • To ANNA B., AZALYDA W., DEANNA P. and JACKIE L. for SCHOLARSHIP: for consistently putting in her best on classwork in IMC by thoroughly showing her work!
  • To KIANIS G., WIGUERLANDE B. and ANDRONAELLE L. for SCHOLARSHIP: consistent participation during Do Now reviews in PS8!
  • To STANLEY L. for SCHOLARSHIP: incredible accuracy on forces in Physics unit in PS8!
  • To WEDGINA N and KEVIN T for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: working hard on their RT letters and working with me to edit them
  • To KIANIS GP for SCHOLARSHIP: brainstorming with me to think of more precise wording for parts of her RT letter

High School:

  • To ASHLI K for CITIZENSHIP for helping me in class (from a physics classmate)
  • To VALONICA for COMMITMENT for doing her best this week (from a physics classmate)
  • To WEDDERSON for SCHOLARSHIP for helping me with graphs in class (from a physics classmate)
  • To JESSICA for COURAGE for doing her work (from a physics classmate)
  • To SERINA M for SCHOLARSHIP: Looking at one of your best quarters ever! Keep it up.
  • To MIKAYLA D for SCHOLARSHIP: Pushing yourself to have an amazing year; finish strong!
  • To CHRISTIANA S for SCHOLARSHIP: Such a strong quarter 4! Keep it up!
  • To REBA GLORY C for SCHOLARSHIP: Amazing Huck Finn essay!
  • To LANCE U for COMMITMENT: Doing your best to get caught up in the past few days
  • To ASHLEY D, MENA K, and ANEEYA L for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: getting their HRG homework done on time, even though I sent it out late
  • To ASHLEY T (11th grader) for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: staying focused throughout the college application essay work period as well as being honest and detailed in her draft
  • To ISABELLE M for COMMITMENT: passion for and inquisitiveness about creative writing
  • To CHRISTNALY C for SCHOLARSHIP: strong starts for two potential college application essays
  • To SAMAYIA W. for COMMITMENT: for getting a TON of work done on All School RT day!!
  • To MICKALE A. for COMMITMENT: for pushing himself to get strong work done during All School RT day!
  • To ANEEYA L. and SATOYA I. for COMMITMENT: for working productively and getting a ton done during All School RT day!


  • To MS. RIPA for COMMITMENT: Always right on top of what students need in order to leverage their strengths, improve their weaknesses, and succeed.
  • To MS. DUCHARME & MS. SMITH for COMMITMENT: Incredibly active help with students on RT Prep Day.
  • To MS. NEBIOLO for CITIZENSHIP: For being flexible and helpful to a teacher in need
  • To MS. DUCHARME and MS. RIESER for CITIZENSHIP: For substantial support of Humanities 10
  • To TAPS for CITIZENSHIP: Always available to give some good advice
  • To MS. AJANAKU for CITIZENSHIP: returning both me and Mr. Morris’s laptop cart keys. Thank you!
  • To MR. SUCHECK for COMMITMENT: For running a really successful RT prep day for our advisories.

Thank You Thursday 2.2.17

It’s time for our weekly round of shout-outs for the CCSC values of commitment, citizenship, scholarship and courage. Take a look!

Middle School:

To 8th Grade Humanities (8.1 section) for COMMITMENT: in organizing to make Ms. Luis feel very welcomed.

To NARESA for COMMITMENT: in bringing goodies for the class.

To DARIUS for SCHOLARSHIP: doing exceptionally well in class participation.

To JACQUELYN, BENJALYS, and BRYAN F. for SCHOLARSHIP: Pulling together and working as a group to build a tower over 30 inches tall in science.

To ERMEYAS, and KIDUS for SCHOLARSHIP: Great teamwork during the tower challenge last week, and creating the tallest tower in your class.

To HIBA, MARHARWITE, and CHRISTINA T. for SCHOLARHIP: Building a recycled paper tower with only 2 inches of tape, <10 mins., and breaking all records- tallest tower I’ve ever seen for this engineering challenge!

To KAILANI, NIKITA, and JOLIE for SCHOLARSHIP: Having the most creative and sturdy base for your paper tower last week.

To ISABEL, MOHOMED, AJANAE, LISA, and LOGIAN for SCHOLARSHIP: Building a tower over 30 inches in science class last week!

​​To WISGUERLANDE B. for CITIZENSHIP: being a supportive member of Ms. Ripa’s HRG!

​To MASIAH S. for COMMITMENT: pushing himself to complete old work in IMC to get credit back!

To ANNA B. for COMMITMENT: consistently crushing it academically in IMC or in HRG!

To DARIUS P. for CITIZENSHIP: for getting work done when it counted.

To KIANIS G. for COMMITMENT: for continuous participation in PS8!

To IMAD G. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through difficult geometric proofs on Monday

To DEANNA P. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through difficult geometric proofs on Monday​

To ANNA B. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through difficult geometric proofs on Monday​

To MITSOU V. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through difficult geometric proofs on Monday​

To JACKIE L. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through difficult geometric proofs on Monday​

To KARLEA D. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through difficult geometric proofs on Monday​​

To ELMER T. for COMMITMENT: for pushing himself in IMC and getting more classwork completed! Way to go.


High School:

To TAMIA and CeCe for COMMITMENT: for being great role models and looking out for a younger student.

To STEPHANIE for COMMITMENT for sticking to her work (from a physics classmate)

To ORION WILLIAMS for CITIZENSHIP: Great focus during MCAS prep!

TO the STEM CLUB (MAYA, ROHIT, ALVIN, and KAMARI W) for COMMITMENT: For working hard outside of school and at Novartis to stay on top of your projects!

TO JONATHAN HS for COURAGE: For going above and beyond by reading in an awesome British accent during Ms. Nebiolo’s theater HRG.



To MS. RIPA for COMMITMENT: sending such thoughtful shout-outs so regularly!

To MS. HENRY for CITIZENSHIP for fixing my projector and making copies for my class during her prep.

To COACHES AJANAKU, FRIEDMAN, MORRIS, JEAN-LOUIS, RODENAS and BAEZA for COMMITMENT: Keep pushing our student-athletes towards all-around excellence through a brutal and long winter season. Thank you for going the extra mile each week. – Gibson

To MR. GIBSON for COMMITMENT: Pushing the girls basketball team!

TO MS. NORRIS for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP: For our semi-regular coffee chats about books and authors, and for lending me a book!

TO MS. DASILVA for CITIZENSHIP: For always offering help, whether it be providing creative opinions on something or lending your art materials! And always with a smile J

To MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP: thanks for supporting IMC despite all the other worries you have. Those kids feel supported by YOU!

To MS. TECCA for COMMITMENT: for expressing interest in Italian Club!

To MR. SETON for COMMITMENT: for troubleshooting with HRG!

To MS. HUNTINGTON for COMMITMENT: for always coming with clarifying questions about students accommodations or modifications 🙂

To MR. PEREZ-LUNA and MR. SUCHECK for COMMITMENT: your excitement about Italian Club makes me so excited to lead it too. Thank you both for being dynamite people!

To MS. WHEATON for COMMITMENT: thanks for your support in the IEP meeting last week and questions about amendments. Despite the ton of work, I feel confident with your help 🙂

To Mr. DINEEN for COMMITMENT: Taking time to facilitate a conversation between a teacher and a student.

Thank You Thursday 12.15.2016

Thank you thursday is when teachers recognize their students and students honor each other for exemplifying CCSC four core values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship and Citizenship.

Middle School:

  • To KENDLY J for COMMITMENT: Consistently getting work done in the mornings!
  • To IMAD G. for SCHOLARSHIP: strong explanations in IMC
  • To STANLEY L. for COMMITMENT: sticking with his explanation and getting it right!
  • To MITSOU V. for COMMITMENT: consistent calmness brought to small group!
  • To JACOB W. for COMMITMENT: consistently strong classwork in IMC!
  • To WISGUERLANDE B. for COURAGE: pushing herself to participate for answering Do Now questions lately!
  • To GELLE S. for COMMITMENT: bringing positive, academic energy to science!
  • To KIANIS G. for COMMITMENT: consistently answering questions during do now in science
  • To ELMER T. for SCHOLARSHIP: incredible work in IMC over the past two weeks!!!!
  • To RUTH W. for SCHOLARSHIP: asking good questions in PS8
  • To SCHNAUBELT B. for SCHOLARSHIP: earning 8/8 on all IMC classworks this week!
  • To AZALYDA W. for SCHOLARSHIP: for earning 8/8 on all classworks in IMC this week!
  • To JAEDEN G. for SCHOLARSHIP: fantastic effort on classworks in IMC this week!!
  • To LOVENSKEE D. for COURAGE: pushing himself to get more work done in IMC!
  • To PATRICIA S for CITIZENSHIP: thanks for helping me brainstorm craft projects and being a patient teacher!
  • To KARLA for COMMITMENT: Continual strides to be mentally and physically in class – your effort is showing.
  • To KIANIS, RUTH, WISGUERLANDE, and STANLEY for SCHOLARSHIP: Asking great questions for a really difficult concept in science.
  • To DEANNA PL. and PATRICIA S. for SCHOLARSHIP: Consistently showing leadership in science class.
  • To NAHSHON Y. for SCHOLARSHIP: Consistently employing correct terminology when having discussions in science class.
  • To MITSOU V for SCHOLARSHIP: Excellent job defending her ideas in IMC even after many students were questioning her.

High School:

  • To SAMAYIA W. for COURAGE: willingness to try out new strategies from advisory check-ins to make self-improvements!
  • To QUENTON, ABIEL, DANASIA, JANIYA, MATTHEW and KAYLA for COMMITMENT: for quickly finding time to work on a group project after school
  • To JELANI N, ALEXIS HM, and KAMARI W for SCHOLARSHIP: Being BOSSES during fetal pig dissection.
  • To GISELLE B, SAMANTA B, and SHANIA E for SCHOLARSHIP: Having one of the most skillfully dissected fetal pigs in Biology
  • To CYNTHIA G. for SCHOLARSHIP: Receiving the highest score on the Anatomy exam in Ms. Ajanaku’s classes.
  • To TRISTAN J and JELANI N for SCHOLARSHIP: impressive, college-level contributions to our discussion of an essay’s foreshadowing and language
  • To JEFFREY M for CITIZENSHIP: bringing juice for his teachers!
  • To MELISSA B, AQUILAT MA, ARLEEN GM, NAYTHEN L, and DAMARIS B for SCHOLARSHIP: smart observations about the relationship between filmmaking techniques and theme in Do the Right Thing
  • To NAYTHEN L for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: not only clearly demonstrated passion for and expertise about film, but also the skills and willingness to write about and explain it for others
  • To RANJAN R for COMMITMENT: reaching out to me about starting a debate club and being clear and communicative about his goals
  • To AMIR A for CITIZENSHIP: writing me a nice note at the end of class
  • To YISHAK A for SCHOLARSHIP: giving an exemplary response that was articulate, long, comprehensive, and precise; rose to the challenge after the class was asked to revise responses to a question from a previous class
  • To DWEAR C and MARLY B for COURAGE and COMMITMENT: successfully leading class discussions!  You communicated clearly, tried to get more of your classmates to participate, pushed for more elaboration, and showed your understanding of the intent behind the questions.
  • To MAYA RW for CITIZENSHIP: always helpful to her teachers and classmates
  • To ERIK L, ISABELLE M, and DORA D for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: completing a draft of the creative writing assignment ahead, leaving time to make revisions before the deadline
  • To CYNTHIA G for SCHOLARSHIP: Calling out Mr. Emery for errors in answer keys.


  • To MR. PACE for CITIZENSHIP: Such a positive presence in the Bent Hallways.  Thanks!
  • To MR. NOMANI for CITIZENSHIP: Helping with a really productive student conversation.
  • To MR. PEREZ-LUNA for COMMITMENT: Putting in a ton of work to improve the 8th grade experience, and keeping a positive attitude about challenges.
  • To MS. MASTERS for COMMITMENT; facilitating really fun roller coaster project with her students
  • Mr. BAEZA for CITIZENSHIP, covering for me while I was under the weather in advisory

Thank You Thursday 12.8.16

It’s time for our weekly round of shout-outs for the CCSC values of commitment, citizenship, scholarship and courage. Taking time to appreciate each other for these qualities is part of what makes CCSC such a strong community.

Middle School:

  • To DULIA E for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: Amazing improvement on her assessments in math class.
  • To JOSE S.H. for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: Doing awesome work on the W14 quiz.
  • To KAILANI T.C. for SCHOLARSHIP: Being super engaged in science class this week and asking really thought provoking questions.
  • To KEDDRICK D for COMMITMENT: Being really focused in science class this week and getting a lot of work done.
  • To PHILIP W for SCHOLARSHIP: Making up a lot of missing a lot of assignments in science class and bringing up your grade.
  • To SAM R.W. for COMMITMENT: Never forgetting to bring my HW1st bin to science class on Thursday mornings.
  • To DARLENIES C. for COURAGE: Always asking for help in science when you need it, and asking for feedback on how you can improve.

High School:

  • To TAINA for CITIZENSHIP for help on classwork (from a physics classmate)
  • To SAMANTHA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me on homework (from a physics classmate)
  • To JUDELINE for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with physics (from a physics classmate)
  • To SAMANTHA for SCHOLARSHIP because she gives really good explanations when explaining to the whole class which helps me better understand (from a physics classmate)
  • To JADEN for COMMITMENT for persevering (from a physics classmate)
  • To DAIJA for COMMITMENT for trying hard (from a physics classmate)
  • To ASHLEY D for CITIZENSHIP for always helping me (from a physics classmate)
  • To BRITNEY for CITIZENSHIP for helping on physics classwork (from a physics classmate)
  • To IVERSON for SCHOLARSHIP for asking questions that I didn’t know (from a physics classmate)
  • To WEDDERSON for COMMITMENT because he’s a good table partner and always does his work (from a physics classmate)
  • To JASMYN for COMMITMENT for being the best table partner and doing work (from a physics classmate)
  • To SATOYA for SCHOLARSHIP for clarifying questions for me (from a physics classmate)
  • To LANCE U and JAMAREE O for CITIZENSHIP: Willing to sit down and have a real conversation with a teacher and a coach.
  • To MIKAYLA D for COMMITMENT: Coming in early to work on an essay
  • To JAVIAN F for CITIZENSHIP: Actively looking out for his peers and keeping them focused in class.
  • To MAYA, ROHIT, ALVIN, and NEYHLA for SCHOLARSHIP: For working diligently and producing awesome project ideas Monday night after STEM club. Great job!
  • To ALL NEW NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: Congratulations for being accepted into NHS, your effort is starting to pay off! Keep up the good work.
  • To MICHEAL CIAMPOLI for COURAGE: Solid work on his biology terms!
  • To YEABSERA for COURAGE: sharing her first draft of her Computational Artifact video with the class.
  • To RUDMANN A for CITIZENSHIP: helping set up at an event outside of school and taking initiative to learn more about a social issue
  • To KALKIDAN T for CITIZENSHIP: coming to an event to support an important cause
  • To TRISTAN J for SCHOLARSHIP: making smart observations about punctuation and repetition in a poem
  • To MS. SONG’S SENIOR ENGLISH CLASS for CITIZENSHIP and COMMITMENT: expressing their opinions articulately and demonstrating compassion regarding social injustice in class discussions
  • To NYLEA P-L. for SCHOLARSHIP: consistently making detailed, accurate sketches for the pig dissection.
  • To MS. HALLOWELL’s BIOLOGY STUDENTS for COURAGE: taking on the pig dissection and gaining confidence in the hands-on part of the project.
  • To CAHEL S. for COURAGE: continuously raising his hand to participate in class even when he is unsure of his answer.
  • To SALIEMA G. for SCHOLARSHIP: meeting her academic goal for Q2 and consistently maintaining it throughout the quarter thus far.
  • To WILLY L. for CITIZENSHIP: setting a great example for classmates, both behaviorally and academically
  • To MAYA R.W. for SCHOLARSHIP: Precisely explaining how to factor a quadratic trinomial with a leading coefficient not equal to 1.
  • To NHALA for SCHOLARSHIP: For consistently asking strong questions that get to the core of content in Pre-Calculus.
  • To ANDY L and BEVERLY B for CITIZENSHIP: helping me grade a pile of HW assignments in advisory last week. Thanks!


  • To MS. SONG for COMMITMENT: Putting a ton of work into an amazing program outside of school and recruiting students to attend and help support.
  • To DR. MOLK for CITIZENSHIP: Looking out for his advisees in so many different ways.
  • To MR. FERREE for COMMITMENT: finding a lot of positive energy to support sleepy students and give them opportunities to be productive in class.
  • To MS NORRIS for CITIZENSHIP (and COMMUNITY): Thanks for making time for a great chat! Also for the waffle.
  • To MS DUCHARME for CITIZENSHIP and COURAGE: For taking on AMC club on your own!
  • To MS SONG for COURAGE and CITIZENSHIP: Your active voice on topics you are strongly for or against is admirable. I appreciate your push for creating spaces to talk about these things.
  • To MR. NOMANI for CITIZENSHIP: Facilitating a clear conversation with a student and parent.
  • To DR. MOLK for SCHOLARSHIP: continuing to provide helpful feedback allowing me to continue to grow as a teacher.
  • To MS.THAYER for CITIZENSHIP: for offering to help out in keeping my AE in line before they enter the classroom. Thank you!
  • To MS. COYLE for CITIZENSHIP: Being an incredibly supportive presence as I continue to learn my role at CCSC.
  • To MS. WHEATON for COMMITMENT: For continuing to have tough conversations with students and keeping standards high.
  • To MS. ALEXANDER, MR. FERREE, and MS. DASILVA for CITIZENSHIP: coming to support More Than This!
  • To MS NAPPI for COMMITMENT and COURAGE: For doing an impressive job at keeping your MS AE quiet and focused.
  • To MR. ISAAC for SCHOLARSHIP: For being a great partner in thinking through ways to help students!

Thank You Thursday 12.1.2016

It’s time to give SHOUT-OUTS to students and adults who have personified the four core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship.

Middle School:

  • To KEDDRICK D for CITIZENSHIP: Lots of help at lunch!
  • To MARHAWITE for SCHOLARSHIP: Always giving effort in Humanities
  • To JOLIE for SCHOLARSHIP: Always being able to go from fun to focus in humanities
  • To HIBA for COMMITMENT: Answering several questions and reading several times in three skeleton key.
  • To SAM R for CITIZENSHIP: Making sure classmates are on task in humanities.
  • To ISABEL B. For COURAGE: Switching classes and fitting in perfectly.
  • To AJANAE for COURAGE: Raising her hand a lot more frequently in Humanities and contributing great ideas.
  • To ELIEL for COMMITMENT: Constantly helping humanities class move into deeper discussions.
  • To ARIAM for SCHOLARSHIP: Always doing the right thing.
  • To ZION for COMMITMENT: Giving more effort in Humanities recently!
  • To TREVELL for SCHOLARSHIP: Great OBAMA Project!
  • To JAYMIE for SCHOLARSHIP: for being an Academic Boss in class; and being one of the few students to understand explain the Research Sim. Work.
  • To CARLTON S for CITIZENSHIP: For always being prepared with a pass when entering any space late.
  • To GELLE S for CITIZENSHIP: Always being willing to help with lunch clean up in 211, especially when it is not his turn to do so.
  • To CHRIST G, KIANIS G, RUTH W, TIM Z, PATRICA S for SCHOLARSHIP: Presenting very impressive honors projects for science!
  • To DULIA E for SCHOLARSHIP: always being really on-task and productive in Learning Lab
  • To AZALYDA for COMMITMENT: For working on being confident in her answers even when she is wrong, and not letting me sike her out of them.
  • To CHRISTINA T. for SCHOLARSHIP and being able to completely explain, step by step, how she can solve a division equation mentally.
  • To ROWENA and SORAYA for CITIZENSHIP: Showing their gratitude to a peer on their special day
  • To DANERY for COMMITMENT: Taking the time to reflect on the ways that is proud of the work that he does
  • To CALEB W for CITZENSHIP: Always going out of his way to say hi
  • To ROWIDA for SCHOLARSHIP: Completing extra credit work and never giving up
  • To GEO O for SCHOLARSHIP:  Being curious and engaged during Humanities.
  • To WINSTON J. for CITIZENSHIP: Cleaning a crumbs on the floor that weren’t his.
  • To JALIL I. for COMMITMENT: Taking action to improve in math
  • To ALIYAH R. for COMMITMENT: Taking over a classroom job when someone was absent
  • To DARNELL R. for SCHOLARSHIP: Connecting concepts in math back to previous ones
  • To LOVENSKEE D. for COMMITMENT: working his tail off in IMC to get up-to-date on classworks and homeworks
  • To KENDLY J. for COMMITMENT: superb focus and self-control during science AND IMC on Wednesday!!!
  • To STANLEY L. for SCHOLARSHIP: on-point work with mitosis and meiosis in PS8!
  • To ELMER T. for SCHOLARSHIP: on-point work with domain and range in IMC
  • To MITSOU V. for COMMITMENT: for getting in good practice for a potential future classroom job
  • To NAHSHON Y. for SCHOLARSHIP: constant focus in class and setting a positive tone for his peers
  • To DARIUS P. for COMMITMENT: for improved classwork completion in science!
  • To KENDLY J for SCHOLARSHIP: Showing of functions when explaining to other students.
  • To DANERY B for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: Worked really hard on his research project. Wrote a great paper on Jackie Robinson last week. Turned in every part of the research paper on time and well done!
  • To MELANIE C for COMMITMENT: For helping the class to write better elaboration sentence.
  • To KEDDRICK D for SCHOLARSHIP: Doing an awesome job this week in class. Did so well on his outline, it was used as an exemplar for the whole class.
  • To GAELLE I for CITIZENSHIP: Always willing to set a good example for her peers at lunch.
  • To AQUILAT: Stepping on stage in front of all of your peers, unafraid to have fun, being both silly and vulnerable. We had the biggest student participation in Lip Sync Battle this year thanks to you all.

High School:

  • To THOMAS, RJ, KAMARI W, TRISTAN for CITIZENSHIP: cleaning up an over flowing trashcan in a classroom.  Nice job gentlemen!
  • To KAL-EL for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with homework (from a physics classmate)
  • To SAGINE for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with homework (from a physics classmate)
  • To ASHLEY T for CITIZENSHIP because when I was stuck on a problem, she walked me through it (from a physics classmate)
  • To DANASIA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me catch up on work I missed (from a physics classmate)
  • To KAYLA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me (from a physics classmate)
  • To PRISCILLA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me understand the graph when we were working in groups (from a physics classmate)
  • To SVEN for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with today’s classwork because I wasn’t here yesterday  (from a physics classmate)
  • To LANCE U for CITIZENSHIP: Bringing the team together for workouts, even without the coaches being present. Bruddahs!
  • To JUAN Z for COMMITMENT: Becoming a student-athlete. Working to improve behavior during the school day and improve grades, and asking questions/trying to improve on the basketball court.
  • To KALKIDAN T for CITIZENSHIP: Being the student leader your peers need you to be, and more. You gave an inspiring speech at Pep Rally. We are all looking forward to the amazing places you will lead our student body.
  • To CLASS of 2017 for COURAGE: Choosing a powerful message over a celebratory tradition at your final Pep Rally.
  • To AQUILAT, BENJALYS, MARQUISHA (if you’re out there), KEVINS, KERWEAN, SHAHEEDAH, SHEBA, NEYHLA, ANAJAH, NYLEA, AMARIANNA, DORA, EDEN, ARIANA for COURAGE: Stepping on stage in front of all of your peers, unafraid to have fun, being both silly and vulnerable. We had the biggest student participation in Lip Sync Battle this year thanks to you all.
  • To YOEL Y for SCHOLARSHIP: pushing his math grade to a 100.
  • To LANCE U for COMMITMENT… Remaining in class these past two weeks
  • To JUAN Z for COMMITMENT… Staying focused on basketball and showing enough discipline to keep a clean radar and give his all in practice
  • To GABE N. for COMMITMENT and asking his advisor to setting up some more team building for their advisory.
  • To MARLY B for COMMITMENT: For working hard all junior year
  • To ERIK L for SCHOLARSHIP: Doing great compositions in Art
  • To MARLEYNA B for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: Best first quarter in  along time, staying on top of your work and your grades
  • To SHAHEEDAH C for COURAGE: Advocating for yourself appropriately and staying strong in the face of what seems hard
  • To NEDJINE D for SCHOLARSHIP: Asking great questions throughout the college process
  • To RUDMANN for COMMITMENT: Trying hard all year long to learn as much as you can
  • To KALKIDAN T for SCHOLARSHIP: Integrating a concept that you learned in class into your speech at the pep rally
  • To ABREHAM G for SCHOLARSHIP and COURAGE: Strong grades this year and working incredibly hard to have better relationships with adults
  • To DWEAR C for COMMITMENT: Exemplary work in print making
  • To SANIDE J for SCHOLARSHIP and CITIZENSHIP: On top of your work and coming to class with such a positive attitude every day and becoming a leader in class!
  • To RJ R for SCHOLARSHIP: Working hard to manage your time and getting all applications for college in.
  • To TRISTAN J for SCHOLARSHIP: Working hard in your humanities classes
  • To KYLA CL for SCHOLARSHIP: Thoughtful cultural comparison homework in Spanish
  • To HAMEED for SCHOLARHSIP: Best homework of any AP Bio student all year long
  • To NYLEA for CITIZENSHIP: Bringing humor and personality to class every day


  • To MS. RIPA for COMMITMENT: Going above and way beyond in supporting her students. She is doing really incredible work.
  • To MR. MORRIS for CITIZENSHIP: Unfailing support of colleagues and students.
  • To MS. HENRY for COMMITMENT and CITIZENSHIP: For always being responsive, creative, and awesome at her SideHustle job! Thanks for dealing with all of my shirt requests.
  • To MS. RIPA for CITIZENSHIP and COMMITMENT: Being my GG-watching buddy Saturday and following up with intense analysis of the shows! Glad I’m not alone with this.
  • To MS. RAHIMAH for COMMITMENT: For having a great conversation around supporting a student she has been concerned about.
  • To MS. RIPA for COMMITMENT: Being an ever-present support system for our 8th grade students.
  • To MS. RECORDS for CITIZENSHIP: always being open to trying new things in our co-taught science class
  • To MS. SCHOBER for CITIZENSHIP (consistently reading the culture memo and encouraging adherence to norms
  • To MR. BAEZA for CITIZENSHIP: Consistently having my back since we were introduced
  • To MS. AJANAKU for CITIZENSHIP: Thank you for starting the step team and allowing me to be a part of greatness
  • To MR. RODENAS for COMMITMENT: Running a smooth basketball tryout with the boys
  • To MR. BAEZA, MR. MORRIS, MS. JEAN-LOUIS, MS. ALEXANDER, AND MR. RODENAS for COURAGE:  Your lip sync routine was amazing.
  • To MS. RIESER for COMMITMENT:  You love this vocation and school and are a constant cheerleader, pushing us to be better.
  • To MS. RIESER for COMMITMENT: Taking the time to help reset the 8th grade
  • To MR. MORRIS for COMMITMENT: Providing clear and helpful feedback after observations
  • To MS. LUIS for COMMITMENT: creating a positive and warm environment for our 8th grade kiddos in Humanities
  • To MR. PEREZ-LUNA and MR. SUCHECK for COMMITMENT: joining me on an adventure to the Italian cultural center. Looking forward to Italian club!!!!
  • To MR. EMERY for COMMITMENT: being so flexible with ideas to change IMC, try different pull-out groups, etc.
  • To MS. MULERT for SCHOLARSHIP: Very solid facilitation of her GLT yesterday.  So impressive and good for kids.


Thank You Thursday 11.10.16

The CCSC community is full of gratitude for the students and staff members that exemplify the four core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship each and every day. Check out our SHOUT-OUTS for this week.

Middle School:

  • To PRIONTI for CITIZENSHIP: Seeing that I was upset, stopping to ask if I was okay, and then going out of her way to check on me later in the day <3
  • To KIANIS for CITIZENSHIP: asking me if I was okay after a tough day
  • To HEAVEN W for COMMITMENT: Always asking honest questions in class.
  • To MOHAMUD S for SCHOLARSHIP: constantly raising hand in humanities.
  • To GIANNA P. for SCHOLARSHIP: constantly producing high level work.
  • To KARINA for citizenship: consistently doing the right thing in class.
  • To GAELLE for SCHOLARSHIP: Making Mr. Rodenas’ advisory more enjoyable.
  • To MALEEHAH for SCHOLARSHIP: Always crushing whiteboard practice in Algebra.
  • To AKALE for SCHOLARSHIP: Asking good questions in math class.
  • To JALIL for COMMITMENT: Participating actively in class discussions in science.

High School:

  • To JOSEPH P for COURAGE for bravely talking about his own experiences
  • To ROHIT C for CITIZENSHIP for requesting that we not just talk about the election results, but watch the key speeches at the end of the process
  • To F BLOCK Spanish 3 for CITIZENSHIP for supporting each other through a tough class and reminding me of the power of our small community.
  • To ZENIA W, YESEHAK A, NEYHLA H, TAMIA G, ALI F, DORA D (and many others!) for their thoughtful and personal contributions in our class discussion yesterday.
  • To ISABEL M for COMMITMENT: For being a compassionate person
  • To BERSON, KALKIDAN, BRYAN, HAMEED, YEABSERA and SANIDE for COURAGE: speaking out about their feelings and sharing their thoughts on moving forward with their class.
  • To DAIJA M for COURAGE, putting into words what many in our community have been feeling
  • To BRITNEY G. for CITIZENSHIP: Checking up on teachers.
  • To ROHIT C, ALVIN C, WILLY W, and ALEXA D for CITIZENSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP and COURAGE: Being great mentors during Saturday’s MIT Museum volunteer event.
  • To GRAHAM F for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT For always being on top of school work and being a great leader for the lacrosse team.
  • To THE LACROSSE TEAM and MR ISAAC for COMMITMENT: For making the lacrosse volleyball fundraiser a wonderful success!
  • To KALKIDAN, ASHLEY, and DECARA for SCHOLARSHIP: for a great first practice and their amazing leadership in cheer.
  • To JOSH W for COURAGE, eloquently sharing his opinions and concerns
  • To KEVIN JL for COURAGE for speaking his mind and being really honest and open in a discussion
  • To LANCE U for SCHOLARSHIP for not just getting caught up on annotations but approaching them thoughtfully and intentionally
  • To MIKAYLA D for SCHOLARSHIP and COURAGE for proving a teacher wrong
  • To REBA-GLORY C for COURAGE: impressive self-advocacy at a recent meeting
  • To RAYKWON R for SCHOLARSHIP: great job Q1, and good job managing a busy schedule these days!  Keep it up!
  • To KAMARI W. for CITIZENSHIP: Helping out the XC team in a big win against the staff runners!
  • To CAMILA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with classwork (from a physics classmate)
  • To TAINA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with classwork (from a physics classmate)
  • To DANASIA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with homework (from a physics classmate)
  • To NAIMA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with classwork (from a physics classmate)
  • To MICKAELLA for CITIZENSHIP because she helped me understand and ask questions about things (from a physics classmate)
  • To MARSHA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with questions I didn’t understand (from a physics classmate)
  • To HENOCK for SCHOLARSHIP for reminding me of an equation during class (from a physics classmate)
  • To QUENTON for CITIZENSHIP for helping me check my work (from a physics classmate)
  • To JADEN for CITIZENSHIP for helping me on a question (from a physics classmate)
  • To SAMANTHA for COMMITMENT for her hard work and perseverance all week, and for helping others (from a physics classmate)
  • To PRISCILLA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me understand (from a physics classmate)
  • To MENA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me every time I have a question (from a physics classmate)
  • To MENA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me out when I was stuck (from a physics classmate)
  • To SAGINE for COURAGE because she always asks important questions in class (from a physics classmate)
  • To SAGINE for CITIZENSHIP for helping me (from a physics classmate)
  • To OLIVIA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me with classwork (from a physics classmate)


  • To MS. LUIS, MS. RAHIMAH, MS. NORRIS, MS. DASILVA, MR. NOMANI, DR. MOLK, MS. MULERT, MS. ALEXANDER, and anyone else who shared (sorry I can’t remember everyone) among staff Wednesday for CITIZENSHIP and COURAGE.
  • To MS DUCHARME for COURAGE and CITIZENSHIP: For accommodating staff needs so well Wednesday morning during a tough time.
  • To MS NORRIS for COURAGE, COMMITMENT and CITIZENSHIP: For being a wonderful nurturer and role-model for the students, staff, and your own children.
  • To MS SONG for COURAGE: For being a strong leader and teacher this week.
  • To MS LUIS for COURAGE: For being such an honest and true human being and teacher. Thank you.
  • To MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP: Always honest with members of the CCSC community.
  • To MS. LUIS for COURAGE: being the bravest and going first and being someone I look to as an example in this place, even as she’s only been a part of our community for a few months.
  • To MR. FERREE for CITIZENSHIP: offering me a hug when I really needed it.
  • To MS. HENRY and MS. NORRIS for SCHOLARSHIP: organizing a terrific field trip with middle school students to see Akeelah and the Bee
  • To MR. GAMMARIELLO and MR. BAEZA for COMMITMENT: Making a season long commitment to the varsity boys soccer team.  MR.GAMMARIELLO has been recognized as the Division II Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.
  • To MR. FRIEDMAN, MS. DUCHARME and MS. HALLOWELL for COMMITMENT: Making a season long commitment to the varsity girls soccer team and leading the team to another Division II title.
  • To THE ADMIN TEAM for CITIZENSHIP: for supporting not only the students on Wednesday but teachers as well and taking into account our needs at a time of great stress.
  • To MRS. KAMERKAR for CITIZENSHIP: talking for 10 mins about the issues and allowing me to process.  Thank you.