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She Awoke to a New Life

From the New Haven Independent: “Donna! How’s this?” asked a senior fiddling with the opacity meter on Adobe Photoshop. He figured it out on the second try—far more quickly than his teacher figured it out after she had emerged from a three-year slumber unable to…

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Junta Youth Advisory Committee

HSC students Kayla, Angel, Jen, Mariely, Victor, and Emily have joined Junta‘s Youth Advisory Committee. Junta’s goal is to let students ages 15–25 work on issues they care about and find ways to let their voices be heard, as well as create spaces for undocumented…

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CAPT Week 2 Schedule

Monday: CAPT Reading for Information and Editing & Revising (7:55–9:40), Period 3 (9:50–10:55), Period 1 (11:00–12:15), Lunch (12: 15–12:35), SSR (12:40–1:00), Period 6 (1:00–2:15)   Tuesday: CAPT Math 1 (7:55–9:40), Period 5 (9:50–10:55), Period 2 (11:00–12:15), Lunch (12: 15–12:35), SSR (12:40–1:00), Period 7 (1:00–2:15)   Wednesday:…

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Saturday is a school day, right?

Paul, Victor, and I had an amazing time at the International Relations Symposium at Yale. Keynote speaker Katrina Lantos-Swett spoke about her extensive travels and left us with these words: “The most important lesson is that we as a country must put our values front and center…

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Weekly Announcements, February 25

The next midterm report card night is Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Be sure to put this on your calendar. PTSO will meet a half an hour before conferences begin at 5:30. The second quarter of the academic year is over. …

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Chopped Champion!

Chef Cheryl Barbara has been named a Chopped Champion by the Food Network!

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No More “B And A Smile”

From The New Haven Independent: When students showed up for report card night at High School in the Community, they didn’t get the usual B, C, or D. Instead, they got a 1.5 in “thesis construction” or a 2 in “plot”—and a mandate to show…

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Guess Who’s Assigning The Homework Now

From the New Haven Independent: Solanlly Canas had to tackle some tough math problems at home—and she had herself to thank. Canas (at right in photo), a senior at High School in the Community (HSC), assigned herself the homework, factoring polynomials, last week. She brought…

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School Ditches Factory “Assembly Line”

From the New Haven Independent: Sixty-five freshmen are about to embark on a new journey to reimagine a high school education—one that may take three, five, or even six years, depending on how quickly they learn. Just don’t call them “freshmen.” And say good-bye to…

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