New Teacher: Ms. Asselin

September 15, 2014
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New Teacher: Ms. Asselin

Like many teachers at CCHS Ms. Asselin is very passionate about what she teaches. She currently lives in Brighton, but is from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, where she grew up with an older brother and sister. After recently attending Salem State University and majoring in Chemistry, she began teaching last year for a semester and this is her first time teaching a full year. This year she is teaching two chemistry classes, and looks at teaching with a fresh perspective, since she was in school so recently. So far, Asselin feels that she really likes teaching at Concord Carlisle High School and feels really welcomed by her department. She says, “I enjoy connecting with students.” When asked about how having been in school, so recently, affects her perspective towards teaching, she said: ” I think that...
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The 2014 H.E.R.D

September 15, 2014
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The 2014 H.E.R.D

Summer is officially over, and the transition to fall means the start of the high school football season. The team at CC this year is led by captains Matt Shenton ’15 and Andrew Kielar ’15, as well as head coach Mike Robichaud. Going into the season, The Boston Herald ranked CCHS as 25th in the state and predicted a run of 8-3. The team has been practicing hard since mid-August and are anticipating a strong season; in the words of Patrick Crowley ’16 “This is our year… a great group of starters…and are looking to be a championship caliber team.”  The Patriots this year certainly have the roster to meet those expectations, with several returning DCL all-stars including Will Blumenburg, Austin Hoey, Patrick Crowley and Matt Shenton. This year’s team is not just strong...
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New Teacher: Gregory Coan

September 15, 2014
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New Teacher: Gregory Coan

CCHS is very excited to welcome Mr. Coan, a new Digital Arts teacher this year at CCHS. Mr. Coan is teaching 3D Graphics as well as other Digital Arts. Mr. Coan has lived in the Netherlands and the Bahamas, and he has also traveled throughout the United States. Ever since he was a child, Mr. Coan has loved the arts. After high school, he decided to continue his interest in the Digital Arts. Mr. Coan studied at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received a Master’s Degree in Photography. Mr. Coan went on to teach at Washington University, and he is now very pleased to join the faculty at CCHS. When asked about teaching at CCHS, Mr. Coan said, “I am extremely excited. I love the energy and atmosphere. The art I have seen...
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Returning Teacher: Maia Raber

September 15, 2014
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Returning Teacher: Maia Raber

This year we welcome Ms. Raber, a returning English teacher here at CCHS. She took a year off from teaching at CCHS last year, during which she taught at Hamilton Wenham High School. There she taught English classes to freshmen and juniors. She will be teaching English at CCHS this year as well. Ms. Raber says she always loved English in high school, and was also an English major in college. In her spare time, Ms. Raber likes to read, play the keyboard, and draw. Her favorite author is Margaret Atwood, and her favorite books include Americanah and The Interestings. She likes to read contemporary fiction. She also enjoys creative writing, and she will be teaching a creative writing course in the spring. In high school, Ms. Raber played squash, and she was involved...
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Boyhood: A Dozen Years Worth Watching

September 15, 2014
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Boyhood: A Dozen Years Worth Watching

    At first glance, the movie Boyhood might not seem that interesting because of its simplistic story line: a boy’s life from ages 6 to 18. However, its simplicity is exactly what makes the movie so gripping.  The acting and dialogue are so natural that it almost seems as if the movie was ad-libbed, with someone spontaneously picking up a camera and recording it. Beginning in 2002, director Richard Linklater, filmed the movie over the course of 12 years, visiting Texas each Summer to reunite with the actors and film that year’s installment. Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason Evans, Jr., was 6 when filming began and 18 when it ended. Because the movie takes place over the course of 12 years we see all the characters, especially Mason and his older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), go through significant physical and emotional changes. The movie...
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AP Capstone: A Fitting Course for CCHS

September 15, 2014
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CCHS has a history of offering courses that challenge students’ minds and help them improve their academic skills. In keeping with this tradition, CCHS has recently rolled out the AP Capstone program for juniors and Seniors. Mainly geared around writing, the Capstone program seeks to teach students how to develop strong research and presentation skills. A brand new venture by the College Board, the Capstone program is designed to be taken in conjunction with another AP course. The course is split around five core segments: Question and Explore, Understand and Analyze Arguments, Evaluate Multiple Perspectives, Synthesize Ideas and Team, Transform and Transmit. These five are cohesively linked by the mnemonic QUEST. Rather than take conventional tests and homework assignments, students are instead challenged by doing extensive research projects and group presentations. The course then culminates with a...
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New Teacher: Tim Jones

September 15, 2014
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New Teacher: Tim Jones

This year, we welcome Mr. Jones, who is a new history teacher here at CC.  Mr. Jones went to Hingham High School, which is on the South Shore. He then went to Westfield State College and majored in History. Then, after teaching at a charter school in Malden,  he got his Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College. Mr. Jones has always wanted to be a teacher, as almost everyone in his family was a teacher. He spent a lot of time with his aunt, who was a history teacher as well, and helped him discover his love for the subject.  He has a real passion for history, stating that “everything under the sun has a history,” including things you wouldn’t think of like dance, photography, food, and football. He also loves the...
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Girls Varsity Soccer

September 15, 2014
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Girls Varsity Soccer

The CC Girls Varsity Soccer started out very strong with two commanding victories last week. Their first victory was against Waltham last Tuesday. Concord-Carlisle dominated the entire game,  winning 6-1 with goals scored by Maggie D’Eramo ’16, Meredith Roberts ’15, Margot Ehrenthal ’17, and Meg Wilson ’16. Ehrenthal and Wilson each had two goals. Brianna Stout ’16 played a strong game in goal to help CC keep a strong 5 goal margin of victory. The next game, on Thursday, was against Boston Latin. CC played a strong game as they cruised to a 5-0 victory. Goals were scored by Madeline Leahy ’16, Emily Rollender ’16, Allie Stasior ’16, Meg Wilson, and Kara Wilson ’16. CC goalies, Lorin DeMuth ’16 and Brianna Stout, played very well in net and were able to shut out Boston Latin....
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