Daniel Lewis: president of the freshman class

October 15, 2012
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Daniel Lewis: president of the freshman class

Growing up, Daniel Lewis’16 moved frequently, due to the fact that his dad is a helicopter pilot for the United States Army.  He has lived in “too many places to count” but says that the most exotic location has been South Korea.  In terms of leadership experience outside of school, Lewis is the assistant senior patrol leader for Boy Scout troop 132 in Concord. Recently, Daniel Lewis was elected president of the class of 2016, and will serve his term for the entire 2012-2013 school year.  A leader needs to be assertive and someone one can look up to. Lewis believes that anyone can be a leader: “I think you can lead people in your everyday lives, just telling your friends to do the right thing, keeping people away from trouble.” Lewis...
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Show Review: Pilgrimage

October 15, 2012
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Show Review: Pilgrimage

The problem with living in an interesting and culturally relevant place like Concord, is that we tend to take it for granted. There’s so much history lying around that people just forget that it’s there. However, now and again we see something that reminds us how special Concord is. Annie Leibovitz’s photography show and the student response to it was a beautiful rediscovery of Concord’s remarkable qualities. Aside from the beauty of the individual pieces, Ms. Leibovitz’s work in her show, Pilgrimage, really spoke of heritage and background. It featured a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of such influential figures as Elvis Presley, Ansel Adams, Sigmund Freud, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Eleanor Roosevelt. This show not only portrayed where they had come from and their impact on Ms. Leibovitz’s life,...
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New Teacher: Christine Mancuso

October 15, 2012
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New Teacher: Christine Mancuso

Welcome Christine Mancuso, a new teacher in Special Education! She first became interested in the field through her interest in psychology. Mancuso had previously studied counseling psychology, but wanted to work in the public sector. Before her interest in Special education, Mancuso had spent eight years working in the film and video industry in London at a special effects company. She made made DVDs and also occasionally made CD Roms for released singles from bands like Keane and McFly. Christine Mancuso is currently located in one of the mod buildings and is enjoying the students and the staff. She grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, and spent her 20s in East London. Coming back to New England for her has been refreshing in contrast to the neighborhood she lived in during her time in England....
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New Teacher: Adam Gooder

October 15, 2012
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New Teacher: Adam Gooder

Last school year, CCHS lost a beloved photography teacher, David Prifti. Although Nancy Roberts substituted for Prifti when he was unable to come to school, CCHS was in need of a new photography teacher last year. Adam Gooder was a college professor for about fifteen years. He worked for eight years at the New England Insitute of Art in Brookline Village teaching commerical photography and digital filmmaking. He later taught in the Foundation program at the Art Institute of Boston / Lesley University. Gooder has freelanced for clients, both as a photographer and HD camera operator. He expresses that he enjoys traveling for jobs, but says teaching is “a bit more stable and predictable.” Gooder says that he likes to look at images from a storytelling point of view. He asks himself, “What’s the character? What...
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Rise of The Dark Knight Rises

October 15, 2012
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Rise of The Dark Knight Rises

            Although many fans still cannot believe it, the last film of the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, was released this summer, marking the end of yet another remarkable series. Even so, it was so not worth waiting any longer because the Dark Knight Rises was beyond phenomenal. Between its talented cast, including Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake aka Robin, a new flying Batmobile, a booming soundtrack that will make you shrink in your seat, and of course the incredible cinematography, this movie is a must see.              Just as a refresher, the first movie in this trilogy, Batman Begins, in which Bruce Wayne discovers his identity and purpose as a vigilante of the corrupt...
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CCHS student/athlete in national spotlight

October 15, 2012
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Boston Globe

Nico Calabria: CCHS Celebrity There is an internet celebrity here at CCHS and he goes by the name of Nico Calabria ’13.   Internet fame came to Calabria, a player for the CCHS Boys Varsity soccer team, after a goal that he scored during the game against Newton-South was filmed and posted to youtube.com by CC head coach Ray Pavlik. The video ultimately received 1.5 million views. The final score of the game was Concord-Carlisle 9, Newton-South 0. Calabria’s goal is made especially admirable because as many students and staff at CCHS may know, Calabria was born with only one left leg and thus plays on two forearm crutches to increase mobility.  The goal, however, was not recognized simply because Calabria scored it with one leg; it was an amazing goal that would have...
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New Teacher: David Gresko

October 15, 2012
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New Teacher: David Gresko

Mr. Gresko, can you tell me how long you have been a teacher? This is my twelfth year teaching. I spent nine years at Ashland Middle School and High School. I also spent seven years teaching grades from 7 to 12. Then I spent two years at Charlottesville High School. What did you do after high school? I attended Florida State University as an undergraduate to receive my Bachelor’s degree in Music and joined the marching band there, which consisted of 450 members. Then, I went to the Ohio State University for graduate school, where I received my Master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting. Why did you become a teacher? Because of my love for music. I like to share my passion for music, and I enjoy the music atmosphere. As a child, what did...
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New Teacher: Colleen Meaney

October 9, 2012
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Colleen Meaney is the new Assistant Principal at the school. She grew up in Palmer, Alaska; her family moved there from Brooklyn, New York when she was a child.  She attended Palmer High School, a progressive school for its time and place, she said.  “My courses were integrated with other disciplines and the blocks of time were longer,” she explained.  Ms. Meaney took an elective course on women in leadership during her master’s program—inspired, she decided to pursue a degree in educational leadership. Before working at CCHS she worked at Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire. The school had an independent school feel–teachers were addressed by their first names. They had a committee like the student council, called “Community Council,” and it had a mix of students (greatest in number), teachers, parents, a...
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