CRLS

The Power of Relationship

As the school year 2015–16 closes this week, the CSV staff has been taking stock, as we always do in this season. We’re tallying, surveying, analyzing, and evaluating programs. We’ve also been celebrating in the last week. We’ve had a new baby (well,our Intergenerational Math Program director, gave birth to a little girl). We graduated from high school (well, the hundreds of seniors we served this year did, along with the

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Serving students … and Serving Lizzy’s Ice Cream

During the 2015-16 school year, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) expanded our popular College-Readiness Program, offering Cambridge students two regular weekly opportunities to work with helpful tutors and mentors: On Tuesdays, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) juniors gathered in the high school library’s fiction room for both English and math SAT prep classes, taught by CSV volunteers with expertise in these arenas. And on

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Volunteer Training Takeaways

CSV regularly works with teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, math and literacy coaches, and other educators to design workshops.  Here are the slides from some of the workshops that CSV offered during the 2015-2016 school year. Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 1 Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 2 Cultural Competence How to Tutor in the Upper Schools Middle School Math – October

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Spring Training Workshops: Choose From Two!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30, join Cambridge School Volunteers in the Pearl Wise Library at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for evening workshops applicable to all of our volunteers (JK-12th grade): Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Students and Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function Food donated by Hong Kong Restaurant. Please pre-register so we can accurately estimate food needs.  Click below to register or

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How to Write a College Essay

Did you miss the College Readiness kickoff? Or do you want more in-depth information about helping your student to draft and edit her or his college essay? Or do you need the deadlines for college and the information about Naviance from the guidance department? We have you covered: Dr. Kimberly Parker’s advice about helping seniors to write their college essay is synopsied here, or

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Come back for Science Olympiad

Re-visit your old science notes…re-awaken your inner chemist…gaze again at the heavens and stars – it’s time to start preparing the CRLS student team for the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition. Cambridge School Volunteers is once again putting out the call to interested scientists and engineers who can help the CRLS team from now until the competition in March. Whether your interests are in

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New CSV Volunteers Hope to Make a Difference in Students’ Lives

“I love to learn and to help others to learn.” “Helping others to achieve their goals through education is very important to me.” “When you have an emotional, personal connection with a student, it’s very meaningful.” “I love to motivate students, to give them confidence, and to show them that if I came to this country and can succeed, then they can too.” “I’m

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College Readiness Kickoff

Join us Wednesday, October 14, 2:30-4:00, in the Career College Resource Center (room 1501) at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for the first training session for our College Readiness Program mentors.  That day, we will hear from the CRLS Guidance Counselors about the college application process this year, which has some important differences from the process in prior years. We will begin helping CRLS

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Meet Mack Davis Winner, David Smith

David’s first connection with Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) began back in 1982, when his film production company wrote and produced the educational film Nightmare on Broadway under a dropout prevention grant from the Cambridge Teacher’s Association. The film was taped entirely at CRLS in 1982. It featured a young Matt Damon and several talented young seniors, including current Dean of Students Jamahl

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Meet Corinne Johnson – Recent Mack Davis Winner

Corinne Johnson began tutoring chemistry in the CSV Tutoring Center five years ago. From the start, Corinne distinguished herself. At that time, she was tutoring a student who had previously been home schooled. He was struggling to integrate into school and keep up with chemistry. Corinne took the initiative to meet with his teacher, help him organize all of his assignments, and track his

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