Monday, May 20, 2013
The students spent time with reenactors from the 54th Regiment and Buffalo Soldiers.
Charlestown High School ROTC cadets got a history lesson at the African American Veterans Memorial last weekend, spending time with members of the 54th Regiment (as seen in the movie "Glory") and with reenactors from the Buffalo Soldiers.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Diploma Plus students focused on the effects of substance abuse during a recent week-long program.
Students in the Diploma Plus program at Charlestown High School recently participated in an interdisciplinary week of study called “Ecological Systems: Scrutinizing the War on Drugs.” Students looked at the effects of substance abuse, imprisonment, and poverty on individuals, neighborhoods, cities, and America as a whole. Students asked deep questions about the ramifications of certain social policies and laws, and they studied the ways we understand addiction both scientifically and culturally. “There was a lot of debate this week,” Charlestown resident and Diploma Plus student Priscilla Chiu said. “We talked about all the ways drugs affect people.” One topic Chiu learned about was the prison system, especially the financial costs related…
Friday, March 15, 2013
The local high school received a $700 award for students' efforts to track and increase their daily steps.
Charlestown High School recently beat out Fenway High School, Snowden and Boston International Academy to win the Boston Moves For Health Challenge. On Monday, headmaster William Thomas, along with students and staff, accepted the award of $750. “This was a great opportunity for our students to compete and stay healthy,” Thomas said. During the month of February, five CHS students tracked how many steps they took using pedometers. At the end of the month, Boston Moves for Health measured which competing high school had the most mileage racked up. Charlestown High School won with a total of 110 miles walked by its five students. “As an athlete I have to be walking a lot, and this made me push myself to walk more,” CHS senior Sara Centeio …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Charlestown High School team lost 69-31 in the Div. 2 North tournament.
The playoffs were over before it started for the Charlestown High School girls basketball team. Host Belmont High School scored the first basket in the first two seconds of the game. They ran off to a 25-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back as the Marauders trumped the Townies, 69-31, in the first-round Division 2 North playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The Townies end their season at .500 at 9-9. Senior guard and captain Sara Centeio led the Townies with 15 points including two threes. Junior forward Kayla O'Brien and senior guard and co-captain Adrienne Allison each had five points as each played strong on both ends of the court. Rounding out the scoring were senior guard Stephanie Dipena and senior forward Shannon …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Townies fell 55-50 to Cathedral High on Saturday.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The play will be performed by students in the after-school Shakespeare on the Out program.
Students from Charlestown High School will join others from the Shakespeare on the Out program to bring the play “Henry V” alive on the Charlestown Working Theater stage this weekend. The after-school program is part of Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project, an organization that brings the words and stories of playwright William Shakespeare to modern audiences through a variety of projects. CHS students Elizabeth McGrath and Shafae Crawford are among the youth who will perform in the show, along with other students from Boston Day and Evening Academy. “Henry V” will be on the Charlestown stage Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are free and can be reserved online.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Students spent time recently with members of the Boston police and fire departments, a software development company, law firm and other local businesses.
Recently, 33 students from Charlestown High School participated in Job Shadow Day. These students spent the day alongside local professionals, learning about the world of work and understanding what it takes to stand out in today’s competitive job market. “It was a really good experience,“ said CHS senior Sarah Williams, who spent the day at the Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition. Williams wants to pursue a career in social work, and Job Shadow Day gave her the chance to see the day-to-day realities of such a job. “You don’t want to go to college and study something you don’t really know anything about,” Williams said. Thanks to Job Shadow Day, she’ll be able to make more informed decisions about her future and about what she’ll study …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The week-long program for Diploma Plus students combines artistic activity and real-world discussions.
Thursday, January 31
[UPDATED Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 p.m.] By Alexander Kalamaroff Hear that beat? That’s the sound of West African drumming echoing in the halls of Charlestown High School. All this week, students in Diploma Plus, a small learning community with Charlestown High School, are taking part in an interdisciplinary “Art for Agency” week. “Art for Agency” is a week of special programming that combines artistic activities with broader discussions about students’ lives, their communities and the world at large. Instead of having regular academic classes, for this one week students attend different sessions where they pursue and enjoy unique artistic practices. There’s everything from breakdancing with nationally-renowned dancer Jet Liem to spoken word …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Charlestown Neighborhood Council also heard from City Councillor Sal LaMattina and Charlestown High School Headmaster William Thompson at their meeting on Jan. 8.
The Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s first meeting of 2013 was a busy one, as the council welcomed two new members, heard from District 1 City Councillor Sal LaMattina and covered a range of topics, from notification of film shoots in the area to an update on the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital project. New council member Amanda Reinfeld took her seat after being chosen in November to serve in one of the council’s seven at-large seats. In addition, the Charlestown Preservation Society sent a new member to replace outgoing representative Lee Braun. Mal Watlington took over the CPS seat. Watlington lives on Main Street, is also a member of the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and has experience in city management from Wilmington, NC. The …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Yiming Yu moved to Boston from China three years ago.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Article submitted by Charlestown High School Charlestown High School student Yiming Yu received the School and Youth Action Award at the “We Are Boston” 2012 Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Yu received this award for his courage, perseverance, idealism, contributions to his community and promotion of cross-cultural understanding. “I was nervous at first,” Yu said after receiving the award. “But it was great.” The “We Are Boston” Gala is a special event where community members, business executives, educators, and city leaders, including Mayor Thomas Menino, come together to honor Boston’s diversity and recognize the contributions of Boston’s immigrant population. The gala is the culminating annual event of the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians. “I…