Tidbits from Algonquin

Algonquin Regional High School senior Katie Campbell helps Neary School student Lily Scearbo decide if she wants a gift monogrammed for $1. A store was set up in the Southborough school’s gym where students learned about personal finance by using pretend debit and credit cards and mock checks to buy items. (Photo from the Metrowest Daily News)

There’s lots of stuff happening at Algonquin this month. Here’s a roundup.

  • Students participated in the national Great American Smokeout, an event encourages people to refrain from smoking and using tobacco products for the day, in hopes they’ll kick the habit for good. Read more in Wicked Local Southborough (link).
  • Three Algonquin teachers were awarded a Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce 2008 Mini-Grant in the amount of $400.00 for developing an interdisciplinary program called DNA: An Exploration via Science, History, and English Classes. More details are in Principal Ned Gallagher’s November report.
  • Students from the Marketing Research and Applications course recently visited area elementary schools to engage in real world simulation projects. Scott Hagen of Northborough and Jeff Lunder of Southborough taught lessons on staying active and fit to Lincoln Street School students, while Kathleen Campbell and Olivia Sherry, both from Southborough, went to Neary to do a program on financial literacy. Read more about the program at Neary in the Metrowest Daily News (link).
  • Four Algonquin students received top national choral honors from the American Choral Directors Association, including Liz Wall, Vale Southard, and Shay Gibson, all of Northborough, and Caroline Joyner of Southborough. The students will participate in four intensive days of rehearsal, preparing for the performance at the ACDA National Convention in Oklahoma City in March. More from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (link).

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