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Thursday, March 7, 2013
A Brookline Public Speaking teacher presents a new challenge in the discourse surrounding guns.
Elon Fischer, a public speaking teacher at Brookline High School, wants to have an open discussion on a tough topic: Guns. Instead of having his senior students write essays on a variety of literary topics, requiring them to demonstrate analytical and argumentative writing and independent research skills for their senior papers, Fischer has his students write about contemporary issues. Fischer also writes his own version of a senior paper. This year, for Public Speaking, Fischer is writing about how communities like Brookline can talk about guns in a productive and meaningful way. “After the Newtown tragedy, I was struck by how limited the voluminous public discussions of guns, gun violence, and gun safety was in the halls of government …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The case is under investigation, but "to date, there is no evidence of involvement of Brookline students in these charges.
Brookline Schools have issued their first statement regarding special education paralegal Benjamin Schwartz's arrest on child pornography charges. Schwartz, 32, was arrested Thursday on charges of child porn possession and disseminating obscene material. He has worked in Brookline schools for 10 years. Superintendent William Lupini issued the statement Friday afternoon, saying the schools are cooperating with police as they investigate this crime. Lupini stressed that at this point there is no evidence that any students were harmed or involved in the case. "We are very concerned about these allegations," read Lupini's statement. "At this point the Brookline Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Internet Crimes against Children …
Superintendent: Benjamin Schwartz was already on leave for an unrelated matter.
Benjamin Schwartz, 32, of Brookline was charged with possession of child pornography and dissemination of obscene material on Thursday. Schwartz has worked at Brookline High School for the last 10 years as a special education paraprofessional. “Mr. Schwartz was on leave when this occurred,” Superintendent Bill Lupini said. "He was on a family medical leave since Oct. 1 for issues totally unrelated to this instance.” “He won’t be returning (to work at Brookline High School) until we have enough appropriate information to make a decision,” Mr. Lupini said. “When we think we have appropriate information, we will take appropriate action. We have no complaints on record against this employee by any students at this time.” Schwartz will be …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
95 teams from around the Commonwealth and New Hampshire to compete in WGBH show hosted by Billy Costa.
High schools--and high schoolers--from around the commonwealth will come together for Super Sunday, the qualifying round for High School Quiz Show on WGBH. Brookline High School happens to be one of them. In the previous season Brookline faced 2011 champions Hamilton-Wenham, after defeating Seekonk. Hamilton-Wenham went on, ultimately, to bring the championship home for a second year running. The show this year will lead to a Bay State versus Granite State showdown, as 95 teams from Mass. and New Hampshire will combat each other for the High School title under the eye of host Billy Costa. Below is a press release from WGBH: WGBH’s Emmy Award-winning High School Quiz Show gears up for “Super Sunday” qualifying event 95 MA public high …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Braintree Patch.
Fall sports will soon be kicking into high gear and Brookline Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to share their team spirit on Patch. Any and all news about any team--high school, rec teams, instramural college teams, etc.--is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at the game? Catch the winning touchdown…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
New national study indicates that drug and alcohol use during the school day is a bigger problem than previously thought. How much so in Brookline?
Roughly 17 percent of American high school students engage in smoking, drinking or doing drugs during the school day, according to a new study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (NCASA). The NCASA study also indicates that approximately 86 percent of students reported that they knew of classmates who abused drugs or alcohol during the school day. This was the 17th such study conducted by the NCASA. The group interviewed more than 1,000 students ages 12-17, according to an article appearing on Huffington Post. In May, in an effort to curb underaged smoking, Brookline's Town Meeting voted in favor of a warrant article that raises the tobacco sales age to 19--an article brought forth by a High School student. Last …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Brookline's 2012 class graduates with musical numbers, speeches from alumni and students, and a rapping headmaster.
The sun shone, music played, and the Brookline High School Class of 2012 closed their chapter at Brookline High School on Sunday, June 10. Brookline High School's graduation ceremony featured a speech by Grace Kelly, a jazz musician and former Brookline High School student, as well as speeches by two students: Jeffrey Strickland and Lia Parker-Belfer. Interim Headmaster John Ritchie presented the class to the Superintendent of Schools Bill Lupini in the form of an old school rap. With a laugh, Lupini added, "that's the second time he's done that to me," before accepting the class and presenting diplomas. Flip through the gallery above, or check out photos added by your neighbors and classmates from our Add Your Photos gallery this morning.
The 2012 class of seniors at Brookline High School graduated yesterday, and Patch wants to see your photos.
Congratulations to the Brookline High School class of 2012! In yesterday's ceremony, students and parents heard from a former BHS alum, jazz musician Grace Kelly, as well as members of the 2012 class and Brookline High faculty. Also in the audience were dozens, if not hundreds of cameras. We will post our photos from the ceremony later in the day, but we wanted yo let you scoop us on the best shots. Did you get a great photo of a student with his diploma, but not know how to get it to him? Did you get a stunning video of one of the musical acts, and want to share it with the musician and her fans? How about a really great picture of the ceremony? Here's how you can share your prom photos with Brookline Patch: Or
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A new executive director takes the helm at Brookline Teen Center, and he is a Brookline High alum, Matthew Cooney from the class of '91.
The new guy in charge of the Brookline Teen Center--being built at 40 Aspinwall Avenue--comes by way of Brookline High School, a press release from the Teen Center confirmed today. Matthew Cooney returned to Brookline five years ago, and will begin his new job as the Brookline Teen Center's executive director on June 18. His three children are now attending Brookline High. He replaces the Center's interim Executive Director Tom Mendelsohn. Said Mendelsohn in a press release, "The board, volunteers, donors and–most critically–the teen interns, can be proud of what has been accomplished. It will be under the focused and talented leadership of Mr. Cooney that BTC will garner sufficient funds to complete construction and reach the $10m goal …