January 14, 2011

Arts Council cancels AMP’d

Due to miscommunication, logistical issues and scheduling conflicts, AMP’d (Arts and Music Production), Marlborough’s third annual celebration of performance and visual arts planned for Jan. 28, was officially called off by the Arts Council at a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Fee applied to Caswell Scholars

For the 2010-2011 school year, students who participate in Caswell Scholars, an extra-curricular non-credited class series, are required to pay an annual $25 participation fee to cover the cost of field trips, materials, speakers and other expenses.

TSA scans, pat downs raise concerns

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) full-body scans, otherwise known as advanced imaging technology, caused controversy for Marlborough students and faculty traveling by airplane this winter break as people across America asked themselves how far they are willing to go for national security.

Authors to visit ARC

Writers Kami Garcia and Margeret Stohl, of the mythological teen series The Caster Chronicles, and Kelly E. Carter, co-author with Venus Williams of Come to Win, a motivational book for girls highlighting sports and the business behind it, will discuss their books and answer questions in the ARC at lunch on Feb. 14 and Apr. 22.

School promotes study abroad year

In an effort to increase global awareness and perspective this year, Marlborough promoted interest in School Year Abroad (SYA), a program for American juniors and seniors that allows students to live with a European or Asian family for an entire academic year, in an assembly for sophomores and juniors Nov. 5.

French class filmed for Shoah Institute

A film crew from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, a group dedicated to providing visual historical testimonies for education, taped French instructor Elizabeth Vitanza’s Honors French Literature and Cinema class on Nov. 18 for footage to use in the Institute’s next “Teaching with Testimony” summer workshop.