The annual Tree Lot fundraiser run by Next Wave/Full Circle Alternative School is in high gear this year as students and faculty are optimistic and motivated to raise some money.
The past 19 years saw great momentum in funds being collected from the tree lot. Students and faculty volunteered their time in the evenings and weekends to sell trees and wreaths at Foss Park. Read more →
Anxiety, experienced by many teenagers today, is defined as a feeling of worry or panic that is carried around everyday. Teen worries include finances, college-preparation, fitting in, school, home and family issues, and other stress factors.
A recent article titled “Why are today’s teenagers feeling so anxious?” by Erin Anderson expresses that one reason teens panic comes from high expectations from peers, family, and society. Read more →
After much turmoil throughout the school day and even after school on Facebook on Monday, Headmaster Mr. John Oteri heard the students’ voices and overruled the student council decision to change the Thanksgiving Pep Rally.
SHS traditional “senior privilege” games will remain exclusive for seniors. Read more →
Both this year and last year saw dramatic increases in the amount of students scoring advanced and proficient on MCAS.
In 2009, as reported by boston.com, only half of Somerville High 10th grade students scored proficient or advanced on the English MCAS. For science, more students scored Needs Improvement and Warning than Proficient and Advanced. Read more →
The senior class really left their mark on their last week of school with their shenanigans and attempts to have a great senior prank. They had “pranks” for 2 days, Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23.
The seniors ended their senior year with a bang, and in some cases that meant a literal bang. Read more →
As graduation gets closer, it hits me that my last year of high school is coming to an end.
My last four years of high school have shaped some of the best– and some of the not so best– memories that I will always have with me. In the grand scheme of everything, however, I have to say that I have loved my high school experience.
There are a few pieces of advice that I would give to underclassmen. Read more →