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Science faculty teach three, not the standard four, classes.

Science Department Adjusts to Less Classtime

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Until last year, lab blocks were an integral part of many Choate students’ schedules — students in any lab science class had one extra designated period per week for labs besides the regular four class meetings. Because of this system, Choate’s science program flourished. Through various conducting experiments and variousRead More

The Purpose of Blue Cards In Doubt

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Nearly all students receive Blue Cards for the extracurriculars they do on campus, and yet, many don’t actually know what they are. Blue Cards are reports of a Choate student’s activities and awards. Ms. Vicki LiPuma, the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students, explained, “On the Choate SIS Portal,Read More

New Faculty: Mr. Sam Jonynas and Ms. Sandra Rampertab

New Faculty: Mr. Sam Jonynas and Ms. Sandra Rampertab

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Though this is Mr. Sam Jonynas’s first school year at Choate, this is definitely not his first year of teaching. He has always enjoyed working as a teacher, and started as a high school tutor for swim and ski lessons. Before coming to Choate, Mr. Jonynas taught calculus at aRead More

New Faculty: Mr. Ian Wollman

New Faculty: Mr. Ian Wollman

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Ian Wollman joined the language department this year as a new Chinese teacher. Before coming to Choate, Mr. Wollman taught Chinese at Phillips Academy Andover for two years. After finishing his teaching fellowship program at Andover, Choate stood out to him from the very first day of his interviews.Read More

The MTC focuses on six major forms of enhancing education.

Choate Joins the Mastery Transcript Consortium

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As stated by the 2013 Choate Rosemary Hall Strategic Plan, “Choate cultivates a vibrant community of principled individuals from diverse backgrounds and unites them through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect.” The variety of backgrounds of Choate students means that students have different strengths and weaknesses. Simply placing studentsRead More

Students choose from vegetarian options inside the servery every Monday.

The Ideas behind Veg-Out Monday

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Many schools and universities have implemented Meatless Monday programs to improve public health and promote environmental sustainability. The Humane Society, the nation’s largest animal protection organization and Meatless Monday advocacy group, was the inspiration for Choate to reduce the amount of meat served. Ms. Katrina Homan said, “we had connectionsRead More

New Faculty: Ms. Cindy Okrah

New Faculty: Ms. Cindy Okrah

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

This year, Ms. Cindy Okrah has joined the Choate community as a World History and Contemporary Issues teacher. Ms. Okrah taught at a public school for more than nine years in New York City, where she grew up, in addition to doing some consulting work. However, Ms. Okrah took someRead More

New Faculty: Ms. Tara Burns

New Faculty: Ms. Tara Burns

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Dance has been a lifelong passion for Hamden resident Ms. Tara Burns, a newly hired dance teacher at Choate. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, and she earned an M.A. in Digital Performance from Hull University at Doncaster. Ms. BurnsRead More

SAC dances host both student and professional DJs.

Choate DJ Association to be Recruited for SAC Dances

November 17, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

There are many elements that need to be present to make up a good SAC dance – a big crowd, creative lighting, and the theme of the dance, to name a few. However, the most critical part of the dance is the music. The crowd can flip moods quickly whenRead More