Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Governance Committee: March 26, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Governance Committee will be held on March 26, 2019 at 5:30pm at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees: March 26, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees will be held on March 26, 2019 at 6:30pm at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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2019-20 Schedule Update

Earlier today we emailed current sixth and seventh grade families to preview a possible change to McAuliffe’s weekly schedule for the 2019-20 school year and to request their feedback. A change to Framingham Public School teacher contracts has resulted in the district adding fifteen minutes to their elementary school day. Depending on how the fifteen minutes are added to the school day, this chang...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee: March 19, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on March 19, 2019 at 4:00pm at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: March 22, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on March 22, 2019 at 7:30 am at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Executive Committee: March 12, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees Executive Committee will be held on March 12, 2019 at 4:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Announcing International Trips for April 2020

We are excited to share that McAuliffe teachers will be hosting three student travel opportunities during the 2019-2020 school year! Each trip is taking place over the April vacation 2020 and is open to McAuliffe scholars in grades 6, 7, 8, and McAuliffe alumni in grade 9. Service/Culture Trip Ecuador  led by Senorita Rupp & Senora Castillo. Community and Conservation in Puerto Rico le...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: February 15, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on February 15, 2019 at 8:00 am at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: January 25, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on January 25, 2019 at 7:30 am at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham
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SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT: Gabe M.

Interview by: Bryanna O.and Miles W. Question 1: Are you already a Tracer? Answer: No, I'm a Widowmaker. Question 2: If you had a chance for a do over in life what would you do differently? Answer: In preschool I burned down my playground. Question 3: If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be? Answer: Clothes,car, phone, a dog, and nothing else Question 4: What do...
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SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT: Timothy T.

Interview by: Asia T.. and TJ B. Question 2: What is your favorite food? Answer:Cabbage Question 2: What is farthest place that you’ve visited? Answer: Philippines Question 3: If you had a boat what would you name it? Answer: Big Boat Jim Question 4: Would you rather never be able to hear or speak? Answer: Speak Question 5: If you could go anywhere on a vacation where woul...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee: January 8, 2019

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on January 8, 2019 at 4:00pm at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Reducing McAuliffe’s Carbon Footprint

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, McAuliffe 8th grade scholars presented a culmination of their learning expedition, “Climate Change”, to families and community members. In this expedition, scholars used data and evidence to evaluate the role of human activities in rising global temperatures.  Scholars reviewed weather and climate data, and learned about the factors that contribute to climate cha...
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2018 Trimester One Achievers

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 the entire McAuliffe community came together for our monthly community meeting. We celebrated our scholars who earned awards during Trimester One. McAuliffe distributes three types of awards at the end of each trimester. The awards celebrate strong Habits of Work and Learning, improvements to Habits of Work and Learning, and performance in specific subject areas. Mc...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee: December 11, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on December 11, 2018 at 4:00pm at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT: Michael W.

Interview by: Mary C. and Chloe M. Question 1: If you could have a lifetime supply of any food, what would it be? Michael: Chicken McNuggets Question 2: If you could eat only one type of ice cream for the rest of your life, what would it be? Michael: Mint chocolate chip Question 3: Have you had any pets? If so, what was your favorite? Michael: I have three guinea pigs and my favorite is named N...
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Exploring the Culture of Mexico

Scholars in Senora Castillo's 8th grade Advanced Spanish class created pinatas as part of their exploration of the culture of Mexico. Scholars are reading the novel La Catrina, set in Mexico. Each day they have had different jobs, including online research, summarizing parts of the chapter, and designing and building the pinata.
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Scholar Spotlight: Annaliese E.

Annaliese E. Interview by:  Charlie Cosgrove and Nathaniel Perez Question 1: Who is your favorite superhero? Annaliese: Superman Question 2: Do you like Fortnite/play it? Annaliese: Obviously Question 3: What is the longest you have binge watched a show for? Annaliese: 3 hours Question 4: If you had a boat what would you name it? Annaliese: Lil’ Boat Question 5: If there was a zombie a...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: November 30, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on November 30, 2018 at 7:30 am at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Executive Committee: November 27, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees Executive Committee will be held on November 27, 2018 at 5:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: November 16, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on November 16, 2018 at 7:30 am at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee: November 13, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on November 13, 2018 at 4:00pm at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.
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McAuliffe Goes to Lithuania

Last week, our own Michelle Ciccone, McAuliffe Technology Integration Specialist, was honored to attend and present at UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue conference in Kaunas, Lithuania. This year’s event focused on “smart cities.” As UNESCO described, "By helping everyone, through creative means, to develop the skills required to make the most of media, information...
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Scholar Spotlight: Suyasha A.

Interview by:  Bryanna B. and Rui D. Question 1: What is your dream career? Suyasha: Pilot Question 2: What is your favorite song? Suyasha: “Young Blood.” by 5 SOS. Question 3: Laurel or Yanny? Suyasha: I don’t remember Question 4: Who is your biggest inspiration? Suyasha: My Mom Question 5: If you were a teddy bear what color would you be? Suyasha: Blue Question 6: What is ...
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Firefighter Expert Visits McAuliffe

Recently, sixth grade Design scholars welcomed local Framingham firefighter expert, Lieutenant Joe Mazzola, into their classroom. Scholars listened to some amazing fire safety/prevention reminders and experiences! Scholars will be using the tips and insight they garnered from Lt. Mazzola in their Fire Safety/Fire Prevention Poster Contest designs. for the Mass 2019 Fire Safety Contest. Winning po...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Governance Committee Meeting: October 30, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Governance Committee will be held on October 30, 2018 at 5:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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The Cold Race

The Cold Race is a popular and memorable science experiment at McAuliffe for our 7th grade scholars. They begin by cooling a beaker of room temperature water as much as possible.Then they brainstorm ways to remove the thermal energy from the beaker using heat transfer. Scholars only have 20 minutes to perform this experiment and have a strict constraints to follow. Ask your scholar about their fav...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Audit Committee: October 24, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Audit Committee will be held on Wednesday, October 24,  2018 at 7:30am at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: September 21, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on September 21, 2018 at 7:30 am at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee: September 11, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on Tuesday, September 11,  2018 at 4:00pm at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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McAuliffe Soccer Tryouts 2018

McAuliffe will hold soccer tryouts on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and Thursday, September 13, 2018 immediately following school. Tryouts will run until 5:00pm. The first soccer practice will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 immediately following school. Practices and games will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays immediately following school. Once the team is solidified, Mr. Dao, McAuli...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: July 24, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance committee will be held on July 24, 2018 at 6:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee: July 19, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance committee will be held on July 19, 2018 at 7:30AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees: July 24, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of trustees will be held on July 24, 2018 at 6:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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French Scholars Learn Pétanque

The game of Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with Raffa, Boccee, Lawn Balls, and Green Bowling. All of these sports share something in commonon, in that players or teams play their balls toward a target ball. McAuliffe's 8th grade French scholars learned the French game of Petanque. They first grappled with the text of the rules and then went outside to pla...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees: June 26, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of trustees will be held on June 26, 2018 at 6:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Trimester 3 Awards

McAuliffe scholars received Trimester 3  awards during our final community meeting of the year on Tuesday afternoon. McAuliffe distributes three types of awards at the end of each trimester. The awards celebrate strong Habits of Work and Learning, improvements to Habits of Work and Learning, and performance in specific subject areas. McAuliffe’s Habits of Work and Learning are perseverance, re...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee: June 19, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Governance Committee will be held on June 26, 2018 at 5:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee: June 19, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on June 19, 2018 at 12:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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McAuliffe Scholars Launch an App to promote Ethical Consumerism

We are excited to share that If the Shoe Fits is going mobile! As part of the Me, My Stuff, and Why expedition, 6th grade scholars conducted research on the policies of various shoe companies, and ultimately rated each company based on the company's level of social responsibility and sustainable business practices. For the past several years, the 6th grade has created a website to share scho...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee June 15, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on June 15, 2018 at 7:30AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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McAuliffe Partners with Baystate Textiles

As part of the 6th grade expedition, Me, My Stuff, and Why?, sixth grade scholars learned about the tremendous amount of resources that are consumed to create textiles and subsequently how many of those resources end up in landfills around the world yearly. (Spoiler alert: It's a lot.) The problem: According to a DEP study 9.9% of all landfill waste is textile. The average American thro...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Development Committee: June 4, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Development Committee will be held on June 4, 2018 at 12:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Summer Reading Is Here

Summer Reading is a great way for scholars to maintain their reading and analysis skills while they are out of school, ideally while reading books they enjoy. This summer, McAuliffe scholars are required to read two books that they haven’t read before. The first book should be selected from our “Book Group Book List.” In the first weeks of school, scholars will be matched with a group of studen...
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World Language Scrap Books

8th grade world language scholars explored the varied elements that constitute identity and how identity is understood in cultures of the French and Spanish speaking world. They learned how to present facts about appearance, nationality, gender, personality, family relationships and professions. Scholars also explored the values that individuals uphold and how one’s actions might align with one’s ...
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Scholar Spotlight: Noah M.

Interview by:  Samantha C. and Miles B. Question 1: What grade are you in? Noah: 8th grade Question 2: Do you play any sports? Noah: Yes, Hockey and Track. Question 3:  Do you play fortnite? If so, how many dubs do you have? Noah: I actually play Pub G Mobile Question 4: What genre of music do you enjoy the most? Noah: Rap, my favorite rapper is Logic. Question 5: Waffles or pan...
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Scholar Spotlight: Josee S.

Interview by:  Bryanna B. and Mila B. Question 1: Would you rather be able to speak to animals or speak any language? Josee: Any language Question 2:  If you were going to get a tattoo, what would you get? Josee: bunny Question 3: Do you peel your bananas from the top or the bottom. Josee: The top Question 4: How many things have you bought off of Amazon? Josee: I don’t know ...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees May 22, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees will be held on May 22, 2018 at 6:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Governance Committee May 22, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Governance Committee will be held on May 22, 2018 at 5:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee May 18, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on May 18, 2018 at 7:30AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda posted 5/15/2018.
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee May 8, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on May 8 2018 at 4:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.
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Scholar Spotlight: Dylan M.

Interview by:  Sylvia Azama C. and Daniel A. Question 1: Do you slide into some fortnite? Dylan: Yes. Question 2:  Do you play any sports? Dylan: No. Question 3: What is your favorite subject? Dylan: Math Question 4: Have you watched Infinity Wars yet? Dylan: Yes Question 5: What food have you not eaten that you would really like to try? Dylan: Egg Rolls Question 6: What foo...
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Scholar Spotlight: Skip M.

Interview by:  Faith K. and Charlie C. Question 1: Why are you called Skip? Skip: Because it is better than Dylan. Question 2:  You can have anyone fictional as your imaginary friend...who would it be? Skip: Aiden Pearce from Watchdogs Question 3: If you were a wrestler, what would be your entrance theme song? Skip: Hall of the Mountain King Question 4: Would you rather travel back ...
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McAuliffe Scholars Learn from Experts

Earlier this week, a group of McAuliffe 8th graders visited the Access Framingham studio and worked with studio staff to learn about professional recording practices and standards. These scholars will bring that learning back to their Humanities classroom to improve the quality of the podcasts they are creating as part of the Taking a Stand spring expedition.
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Winners Announced!

The winners of the Framingham Cultural Council's City Art Competition have been announced and McAuliffe Charter School Scholars placed first, second, and third in the middle school category and also earned four honorable mentions! Kudos to all of the McAuliffe Scholars who entered this contest. Special thanks to Mrs. Ackerman who inspires McAuliffe scholars to be in touch with their artistic si...
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Scholar Spotlight: Bryanna O.

Interview by:  Mahek P. and Benjy W. Question 1: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be? Bryanna: Periwinkle Question 2: What would your autobiography be called? Bryanna:.Just a book. Question 3: If you could choose one celebrity to be you in this autobiography-turned-movie, who would you choose? Bryanna: Jennifer Lawrence Question 4: If you were the CEO of...
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Scholar Spotlight: Nicole D.

Interview by:  Bryanna O. and Harry R. Question 1: Did you ever do something that nobody ever found out about that you are willing to share? Nicolle: No Question 2:  If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why? Nicolle: Jessica, because Ariane says so. Question 3: What is the worst commercial you have seen? Nicolle: Klondike commercial Question 4: What is t...
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Scholar Spotlight: Nick M.

Interview by:  Sarah S. and Devan A. Question 1: What would your dream career be? Nick: Something environmental related or something where I can travel a lot. Question 2:  Do you play fortnite? Nick: No Question 3:  What is your favorite season? Nick: Winter Question 4:  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Nick: Somewhere in the arctic where I could go hiking or campi...
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Scholar Spotlight: Calebe A.

Interview by:  Owen R. and Samantha C. Question 1: Do you play fortnite? Calebe: No, but if I had it I would play it. Question 2:  What is your favorite thing to do? Calebe: Play online games. Question 3: What is the craziest thing that a teacher of yours has done? Calebe: The teacher was being mean to the class and the students spoke up about this and the teacher sarcastically told th...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees April 24, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees will be held on April 24, 2018 at 6:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee April 24, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on April 24, 2018 at 7:30AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda posted 4/13/2018.
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee April 12, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on April 12, 2018 at 7:30AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda posted 4/09/2018.
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Trimester 2 HOWLs and Academic Awards

McAuliffe scholars received Trimester 2 awards during Grade Level Meetings over the past few weeks. McAuliffe distributes three types of awards at the end of each trimester. The awards celebrate strong Habits of Work and Learning, improvements to Habits of Work and Learning, and performance in specific subject areas. McAuliffe’s Habits of Work and Learning are perseverance, responsibility,...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Audit Committee May 1, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Audit Committee will be held on May 1, 2018 at 9:00AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham.  
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee April 3, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on April 3, 2018 at 4:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda Posted 3/29/2018
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Is it a dot or is it a star?

Written by Jacob F., Scholar Class of 2020 I drew my cartoon because when I was thinking of what to do for my cartoon I had a thought pop up into my head. The thought was, why do people draw stars the way they do and not like a dot, because that is what it really looks like? After that thought rang through my head my pencil started to move, and I finally had an idea.
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Born to Run: 6th Grade Culminating Event

On the evening of Monday, March 19, sixth grade scholars presented their learning from a new McAuliffe learning expedition, “Born to Run.”  In this new expedition, scholars researched the impact of running on the human body, considered the impact of different technologies on running, and discovered how body systems interact to make humans efficient runners. The expedition focused on the followin...
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Important Updates to Spring 2018 Calendar

As a result of having five snow days this winter, McAuliffe is making a couple of adjustments to our spring calendar: Friday, April 13 will be a full day of school for scholars. It was scheduled to be a professional day with no school for scholars. We have decided it will be better to have school on that day instead of adding an additional day onto our calendar in June. We recognize that some f...
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Faculty vs. Scholar Basketball Game

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, McAuliffe faculty challenged McAuliffe's boys and girls basketball teams. The girls played a great game but were overtaken by the teachers 10-14.  The boys team crushed the teachers in a nail biting game winning 27-10! Kudos to all.
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McAuliffe Scholars Lead a Peaceful Walkout

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10am, McAuliffe scholars led a peaceful walkout. The original walkout date of March 14 scheduled to align with the national walkout was postponed due to snow. The main purpose of this peaceful and silent protest was to take a stand on gun safety and keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of people who intend to abuse them and cause harm. No one who goes to ou...
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Making McAuliffe a Safe Place For All

This post was written by a Class of 2020 scholar as part of a lab focused on current events. (Disclaimer: This article is of my opinion.  It is not meant to offend anyone or threaten their beliefs.  I chose to write about this because it is a topic that I feel strongly about and would like to bring awareness to through peace, love, and inclusiveness.)   In this day and age, discrimination ca...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Audit Committee March 28, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Audit Committee will be held on March 28, 2018 at 7:30AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda posted 3/19/2018.
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Couch to 5K 2018

This Saturday, March 24, 2018 marks nine weeks until McAuliffe's 5K Road Race.  Below is a couch to 5k training plan. With 3 workouts a week you can get in shape in time for the May 19 race. We will be posting training tips on Facebook and Instagram to help keep you motivated. Register for the race today and we will help you get ready for race day! Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout...
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CANCELLED: Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees March 20, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Board of Trustees will be held on March 20, 2018 at 6:30PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda posted 3/16/2018. Cancelled due to the lack of a quorum on 3/20/2018.
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Scholar Spotlight: Zach M.

Interview by: Samantha C. and Daniel A. Question 1: What is your favorite TV show? Zachary: Spongebob Question 2: Do you play a sport? If so, then which one? Zachary: Yes, I play soccer Question 3: What is your favorite holiday? Zachary: Hanukkah Question 4: Is water wet? Zachary: Yes…. Question 5: What country do you think will win the next World Cup? Zachary: Argentina Que...
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Scholar Spotlight: Logan P.

Interview by Owen R. and Leah F. Question 1: If you could change your name what would you change it to? Logan: Bruce Question 2: What TV show character would you want to be? Logan: Rick from Rick and Morty Question 3: What actor would you want to play your life story? Logan: Robert Downey Jr. Question 4: What's your catchphrase? Logan:“Get that out of here!” Question 5: If anima...
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Framingham Cultural Council Design Contest

McAuliffe scholars will submit over 40 designs to the Framingham Cultural Council Art Contest this week. The theme for the contest this year is "city." Featured below are all of McAuliffe's entries.   ...
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Christa McAuliffe Charter School Accepts 140 Sixth Graders in Annual Admissions Lottery

The Christa McAuliffe Charter School conducted its annual admissions lottery on Thursday, March 15, 9am, at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Carolyn Lister, Director of Marketing at Metrowest YMCA, served as the neutral party to conduct the school’s high-stakes lottery. The school received 331 applicants for the 2018-19 school year. 32 applicants were siblings of current students. McAuliffe a...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee March 16, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Finance Committee will be held on March 16, 2018 at 7:00AM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda posted 3/12/2018.
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Opinion: Are Uniforms the Solution to Dress Code?

Written by Miles W., Scholar Class of 2020 In my current events lab at McAuliffe Charter School, I read an article from Newsela on dress codes. This is my opinion on the subject. I think uniforms can be the solution, but it’s not one of the high runners in my opinion. I think this because I like being able to choose and wear my own outfit/clothes. In response to this issue I have come up wit...
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Book Recommendation List

Written by Felix M., Scholar Class of 2020 As a huge reader myself, I struggle with finding the next "perfect" book for me, let alone genre. Because of this, I have made a book and book series recommendation list based on books I have read from ten genres that hopefully gives some good suggestions on what your next read will be! Romance: When We Collided by Emery Lord What We Left Be...
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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Sabo

Written by  Michelle J., Scholar Class of 2020     In my current events lab, I wanted to interview a staff member. So, I decided to interview Mrs. Sabo, a receptionist at McAuliffe Charter School. Q: How did you and Mr. Sabo, a Spanish teacher at McAuliffe, meet?                                                                         A: We met in Brazil, through mutual friends. Q: Wh...
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Wojtek the Soldier Bear

This blog was written by Jacob C., Scholar Class of of 2020 as part of a lab focused on current events. The Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, 1944, World War II     This article is about a bear in the Polish Army during WWII. I found Wojtek´s story very interesting and thought that the McAuliffe community would find my retelling  interesting too. After the German and Soviet invasion of Pol...
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McAuliffe Lottery Snow Date

McAuliffe is planning on proceeding with the Wednesday, March 7, 2018 lottery at 6pm. However, we are closely monitoring the weather and will be in touch with families if the lottery needs to be postponed due to the impending storm. In the event that we must reschedule the lottery, it will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6pm. Families are welcome to attend but are not required. Anyone who ha...
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A Funny Cartoon

This blog was written by Riley C., Scholar Class of 2020 as part of a lab focused on current events. I made this cartoon because it reminded me of one of my last doctor appointments. I have also noticed it at many doctors visits in the past. It was also just fun to make.
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Is Ballet a Sport?

This blog was written by Cassandra D., Scholar Class of 2020,  as part of a lab focused on current events.   I’ve danced since I was four and I feel that because of the hard work needed for this activity, dance should be qualified as a sport. First we will look at the definition of sport: “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against ...
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Spring 2018 MCAS Dates

Below is McAuliffe’s MCAS testing schedule for April and May 2018. Please mark these days on your calendar and refrain from scheduling any appointments that will cause your scholar to miss school, arrive late, or leave school early on testing days. All McAuliffe scholars are expected to participate in the state standardized testing which will be computer-based for all scholars this year. For mo...
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Meeting of Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Comittee March 6, 2018

A Meeting of the Christa McAuliffe Charter School Education Committee will be held on March 6, 2018 at 4:00PM at 139 Newbury Street in Framingham. Agenda Posted 3/2/2018
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Scholar Spotlight: Keira R.

Interview by: Sam G. and Bryanna B. QUESTION 1: Dogs or Cats? Keira: Both QUESTION 2:  What are you passionate about? Keira:  Soccer QUESTION 3: What is your favorite netflix series? Keira:  The Fosters QUESTION 4: What is your favorite song? Keira: Everyone Ships Lyan (a song that me and my friends made up) QUESTION 5:  Who is you role model? Keira: My brother QUESTION 6: ...
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Framingham Heart Study Poster Contest Winners

Earlier this month, The Framingham Heart Study kicked off their 70th anniversary celebration with a poster contest. Two winners were chosen from each of the Framingham Middle Schools. The first place prize was awarded to 6th grader, Ria D.  Second place was awarded to King Crew 7th graders who collaborated on this poster: Nicolle D., Renee C.. Emerson D., Cam N., Emily M, Calebe A., Noah C., Chris...
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Scholar Spotlight: Cameron N.

Interview by: Edie B. and Benjy W. Question 1: What TV character do you consider your “spirit character?” Cameron: Bart Simpson Question 2: If you could be a cheese, what cheese would you be? Cameron: Parmesan Question 3: What is your favorite meme? Cameron: No. 15 Question 4: What would you do with a billion dollars? Cameron: Buy a couple hundred cats Question 5: Who is your fa...
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