Concord-Carlisle High School
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School is a public high school located in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, 17 miles northwest of Boston. The school serves grades 9–12, as part of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, has students from both Concord and Carlisle, Massachusetts; the school has a notable portion of minority students from Boston enrolled as part of the METCO program. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School is regarded as one of the top public high schools in the state, with the September 2009 issue of Boston magazine rating it the number one public high school in cost efficiency and third in academic performance in eastern Massachusetts. Class subjects include the normal core subjects of English, mathematics and social studies, but a number of elective studies are offered as well, including programming and photography. In social studies or English, a broad course selection is offered. CCHS chooses not to offer AP classes in the humanities in order to allow for a more flexible curriculum, but students may choose to take the AP tests.
For students' freshman and sophomore years, they are required to take world cultures and US history neither of which are levelled classes. The English department offers classes on topics such as rhetoric and debate, American literature, British literature, contemporary literature, world literature and black literature; the social studies department curriculum includes classes on ancient Greece, ancient Rome and 20th century United States history, as well as psychology, sociology, world religions and Russian history. Foreign languages offered are French, Spanish and Chinese. Educational experiences and trips to other countries include one to Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008, two to Prague in the Czech Republic and Vienna in Austria in 2001 and 2005, a trip which explored the entire length of Italy from north to south in 2003, a trip to Spain in 2004, staying in Madrid and Málaga. In 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014 there were trips to Ecuador. In 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2010 there were trips to Hokkaido, for the Concert Band and the Sci Fi club.
There have been trips to East Timor and Estonia. A staple of recognition, the school's old campus had a one-of-a-kind attribute – a giant 30-foot high purple crayon covering an exhaust pipe in the middle of the courtyard. A double-rainbow sculpture was added in the memorial of Richard Koch. Extracurricular activities are encouraged. CCHS has over 42 after-school activities. Many of the activities have been maintained by the students for many years; the school supports a political journal, moot court, Spectrum: Gay/Straight Alliance, Dance Club, The Voice and high school radio station, among others. Concord-Carlisle hosts local chapters of Model United Nations, Amnesty International, Academic Bowl and a Math Team. Musical arts are prominent and respected extracurricular activities at CCHS; the music department supports a Concert Band, Repertory Band, orchestra and numerous jazz ensembles. Several groups from the theatre department were selected to perform in Europe during the 2007–2008 school year.
In 1998, 2004, 2007 and 2010 the Concert Band, led by Alfred Dentino, traveled to Japan in celebration of their national recognition for achievement and played with the Sapporo Shiroishi High School wind ensemble, ranked as the second best high school band in Japan. The joint concert by these two bands took place in Sapporo at the world-renowned Sapporo Concert Hall. Additionally, the CCHS Concert Band has won a gold medal at the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association invitational for the past 19 consecutive years, earning the chance to perform at Tanglewood, Boston's Symphony Hall and Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts numerous times. In April 2008, the Orchestra and Chorus traveled to Walt Disney World to perform in Festival Disney. Competing separately, this was the Orchestra's first trip with Scott Knopf as conductor; the orchestra received the highest ranking given at the competition. CCHS is known for presenting high caliber theatrical performances.
In winter 2011, over 120 students participated in a musical production of The Producers. Other shows performed at Concord-Carlisle include, A Little Night Music, West Side Story and Falsettos. In early 2013, the theatre department performed A Chorus Line, was recognized with nominations from the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild for outstanding production and performance in three separate categories. A production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance the following year received five nominations, winning one. In April 2014, an adaptation of the play Nation, based on the novel by Terry Pratchett, was selected to represent Massachusetts at the New England High School Drama Festival in St. Johnsbury Vermont. CCHS supports all of the 33 available sports teams organized by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association; the fall sports include soccer, girls' field hockey, girls' volleyball, cross country, boys' American Football and boys' golf. Winter sports are fencing, indoor track and field, ice hockey, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, swimming and wrestling.
The spring sports are baseball, softball, outdoor track and field, boys' volleyball and gymnastics. Concord Carlisle has made its cheerleading team a sport with winter cheerleading, they support the school's teams. The school has a cross-country team. In 201
Sha Na Na
Sha Na Na is an American rock and roll group. The name is taken from a part of the long series of nonsense syllables in the doo-wop hit song "Get a Job" recorded in 1957 by the Silhouettes. Billing themselves as "from the streets of New York" and outfitted in gold lamé, leather jackets and ducktail hairdos, Sha Na Na performs a song-and-dance repertoire of classic fifties rock and roll reviving and parodying the music and 1950s New York street culture. Sha Na Na hosted the Sha Na Na syndicated variety series that ran from 1977 to 1981, their current touring group features original members Donny York and Jocko Marcellino, long-time member Screamin' Scott Simon. Simon joined the band just after its appearance at the Woodstock Festival. Everyone else from the original band and TV show has since departed. Current band members include bassist Tim Butler, guitarist Randy Hill, drummer Ty Cox, sax player Michael Brown; the group began singing as part of the long-standing Columbia University a cappella group the Kingsmen, but changed their name due to the Pacific Northwest group of the same name that became famous for recording "Louie, Louie".
Conceived by George Leonard a graduate student in humanities, Sha Na Na began performing in 1969 at the height of the hippie counterculture, achieved national fame after playing at the Woodstock Festival, where they preceded Jimi Hendrix. Their 90-second appearance in the Woodstock film brought the group national attention and helped spark a 1950s nostalgia craze that inspired similar groups in North America, as well as the Broadway musical Grease, the feature film American Graffiti and the TV show Happy Days; the group's first manager, Ed Goodgold, codified trivia as a nostalgic quiz game and conducted the nation's first trivia contests with Dan Carlinsky in 1965. The future Sha Na Na/Kingsmen were featured singers at these contests. Four years he co-authored "Rock'n' Roll Trivia" just as he and the William Morris Agency began steering Sha Na Na's career. From 1969 until 1971, the band played at, among other places, the Fillmore East and Fillmore West, opening for such bands as the Grateful Dead, the Mothers of Invention, the Kinks.
When Sha Na Na began headlining at other venues, one of the opening acts was Bruce Springsteen. In 1972, Sha Na Na was one of just four acts invited by John Lennon and Yoko Ono to perform with them at their One-to-One benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. Subsequently, the group appeared in the 1978 movie Grease, from 1977 to 1982, the group reached the height of its success with its own hit syndicated television show Sha Na Na, featuring guests such as James Brown, the punk rock band the Ramones, musicians such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, the Ronettes, Chubby Checker; the original band line-up featured 12 performers: Alan Cooper, Rob Leonard, Frederick "Dennis" Greene, Henry Gross, Jocko Marcellino, Joe Witkin, Scott Powell, Donald "Donny" York, Elliot "Gino" Cahn, Rich Joffe, Dave Garrett and Bruce "Bruno" Clarke. The initial act had the other nine in "greaser" attire. On their album The Golden Age of Rock and Roll, the lead singer taunts the audience on one of the live tracks by announcing, "We've got just one thing to say to you fuckin' hippies, and, that rock and roll is here to stay!"
The act ended after several encores, closed with "Lovers Never Say Goodbye". The closing song was changed to "Goodnight Sweetheart" for the TV series. In concert, they would return for up to seven encores, this included when performing in Toronto, at Ontario Place and performing "Hound Dog" after announcing Elvis Presley's death earlier that same day. Sha Na Na hosted the Sha Na Na syndicated variety series that ran from 1977 to 1981, it was among the most watched programs in syndication during its run. The show was produced by Pierre Cossette and distributed by LBS Communications; the show featured the group performing hits from the 1960s, along with comedy skits. The "tough guys" road act from their original road shows was adapted for TV and the group moved to a comedy and self-deprecating routine; the mainstay continued to be dance routines. The show opened in a typical concert scene, moved through various street and ice cream parlor scenes where they and their guests performed several songs.
That was followed by a comedy-oriented song and closed with a slow song, again in their concert format. Among the supporting members featured in the series were Avery Schreiber, Kenneth Mars and Philip Roth. Guests included Jan & Dean, Chubby Checker, the Ramones, Ethel Merman, Frank Gorshin, Billy Crystal and the Juniors, Rita Moreno and others; the members of Sha Na Na during the TV series were Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, Lennie Baker, Johnny Contardo, Frederick "Dennis" Greene, Danny "Dirty Dan" McBride, Jocko Marcellino, Dave "Chico" Ryan,'Screamin' Scott Simon, Scott "Santini" Powell, Donald "Donny" York. Each was introduced only by his nickname or his first name in a voice-over
Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford, their style, rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to incorporate elements of pop rock, heavy metal, rhythm and blues, has inspired many subsequent rock artists. They are sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". Perry and Hamilton in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with Tyler and guitarist Ray Tabano, formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Whitford, the band began developing a following in Boston, they were signed to Columbia Records in 1972, released a string of gold and platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album, followed by Get Your Wings in 1974. In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars. Draw the Line and Night in the Ruts followed in 1977 and 1979 respectively.
Their first five albums have since attained multi-platinum status. Throughout the 1970s, the band toured extensively and charted a dozen Billboard Hot 100 singles, including their first Top 40 hit "Sweet Emotion" and the Top 10 hits "Dream On" and "Walk This Way". By the end of the decade, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a following of fans referred to as the "Blue Army". However, drug addiction and internal conflict took their toll on the band, which led to the departures of Perry and Whitford in 1979 and 1981, respectively; the band did not fare well between 1980 and 1984, releasing the album Rock in a Hard Place, certified gold but failed to match their previous successes. Perry and Whitford returned to Aerosmith in 1984 and the band signed a new deal with Geffen Records. After a comeback tour, the band recorded Done with Mirrors, which won some critical praise but failed to match commercial expectations, it was not until the band's collaboration with rap group Run–D.
M. C. in 1986, the 1987 multi-platinum release, Permanent Vacation, that they regained the level of popularity they had experienced in the 1970s. In the late 1980s and 1990s, the band scored several Top 40 hits and won numerous awards for music from the multi-platinum albums Pump, Get a Grip, Nine Lives, while they embarked on their most extensive concert tours to date, their biggest hit singles during this time included "Dude", "Angel", "Rag Doll", "Love in an Elevator", "Janie's Got a Gun", "What it Takes", "Livin' on the Edge", "Cryin'", "Crazy". The band became a pop culture phenomenon with popular music videos and notable appearances in television and video games. In 1998, they achieved their first number-one hit with "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from the Armageddon soundtrack and the following year, their own roller coaster attraction opened at Walt Disney World, their comeback has been described as one of the spectacular in rock history. Additional albums Just Push Play, Honkin' on Bobo, Music from Another Dimension!
Followed in 2001, 2004, 2012 and in 2008, they released Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, considered to be the best-selling band-centric video game. After 49 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music, but is embarking on a farewell tour that will last several years; the band will be performing at a residency in Las Vegas in 2019. Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records in the United States alone. With 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, 12 multi-platinum albums, they hold the record for the most total certifications by an American band and are tied for the most multi-platinum albums by an American band; the band has scored twenty-one Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one Mainstream Rock hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, ten MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time at number 57 and number 30 respectively.
In 2013, the band's principal songwriters and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2019, the band will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1964, Steven Tyler formed his own band called the Strangeurs—later Chain Reaction—in Yonkers, NY. Meanwhile and Hamilton formed the Jam Band, based on free-form and blues. Hamilton and Perry moved to Boston, Massachusetts in September 1969. There they met a drummer from Yonkers, New York. Kramer had always hoped to play in a band with him. Kramer, a Berklee College of Music student, decided to leave the school, joined Jam Band. In 1970, Chain Reaction and Jam Band played at the same gig. Tyler loved Jam Band's sound, wanted to combine the two bands. In October 1970, the bands considered the proposition. Tyler, a drummer and backup singer in Chain Reaction, adamantly refused to play drums in this new band, insisting that he would take part only if he could be frontman and lead vocalist; the others agreed, a new band was formed.
The band moved into a home together at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, where they wrote and rehearsed music together and relaxed in between shows. The members
Barnstable High School
Barnstable High School is a public high school in the village of Hyannis, United States, Town of Barnstable. It is the largest high school in Barnstable County on Cape Cod. BHS has 2,000 students in grades 8-12; the school's principal is Patrick Clark. Scott Pyy is the assistant principal; the school is operated by the Barnstable Public School District. The school was founded in the 19th century after several attempts of creating a public high school; the school was moved to the High School Road location for about thirty years before being relocated to its present location in 1959. The school has gone through three different major renovations and building additions over the years, with the last one being completed in 1998; the school never had a permanent location until 1905, when a building was erected at the present site of Saint John Paul II High School. In 1930, the building was rebuilt; the building was renovated in 1939, due to the increase of students, but it was decided that a new school should be built using land willed to the town by Enoch Cobb.
The modern high school building was built from 1956–1957. On September 5, 1957, the new building was opened; the original layout included the modern 1200s, 1300s, 1400s, 1500s. The original layout lacked the present library and cafeteria, which were added on; the original library was located near the entrance to the modern library. A unique feature of the building were the two cafeterias. One cafeteria was located near on the site of the weight room and athletic office, the kitchen was located on the site of the present weight room; the field house was absent in the original layout. The high school hosted a vocational school in the modern lower 1200s; the basement of the original building was built as a bomb shelter, not unusual during the Cold War. The completion of the school did not mean an end to the usage of the old building's facilities; when the school was completed, it lacked athletic fields. For at least the first year, sporting events were held at the old building. In 1963, the modern 1600s wing was added.
The school underwent a renovation in 1976, which added the field house, cafeteria and some classrooms nearby. In 1975, the vocational high school closed because of the opening of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich; the wing was turned into the art wing for the school. Mechanical drawing was one of the classes offered in the old shop wing. Barnstable High School sports teams are known as the Red Raiders, a name they share with Texas Tech University; the Barnstable High School girls' volleyball team has won at least 13 Division One State Championships in the past 15 years, including the past 6 State Championships. The team holds the state volleyball record for the most consecutive victories, holds the state volleyball record for the most consecutive victories; the team's 110-game winning streak came to a halt on October 6, 2007, when the team played Brentwood and lost. Barnstable football has won 2 State Championships in its history, one in 1995, the other in 1999; the boys' hockey team has won several state championship games.
They have had several undefeated seasons during their history and have been ranked the #1 team in Massachusetts and New England on several occasions. Boys' Hockey - State Champions Girls' Hockey - State Champions Barnstable has traditional baseball and hockey programs, they have smaller sports teams such as Track and Field, swimming and Field Hockey. Demetrius Atsalis, State Representative Nancy Frangione, actor Andy Hallett, singer Siobhan Magnus, American Idol season nine contestant Neal McDonough, actor Marnie Schulenburg, actor Casey Sherman, author Mary Sullivan, victim of the Boston Strangler Michael Tonello, author Eden White, singer Barnstable High School National Center for Education Statistics data for Barnstable High School
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School is a high school in North Dighton, United States. It is part of the Dighton-Rehoboth School District which serves the neighboring town, Massachusetts, it was founded in 1961. The school educates students in 9th through 12th grades. Student enrollment is 1,000, it has over 80 educators and a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. The school's mascot is the "Falcon", it is unknown what type of falcon on which it is based, there are inconsistencies in various illustrations. The falcon is of a color unseen in North America; the school has a library, a yearbook, an on-site nurse. It features curricular both academic and vocational, as well as enrichment in music and other arts and special education. Academic coursework focuses on language arts, mathematics and social studies as well as foreign languages Latin and Portuguese. Other courses at the school focus on current events, technology. Mock Trial - which has come in the top sixteen for the state four years running Theatre Company - Director Ellen O'Reilly-LaSalle.
Past performances over the past 15 years have included Cats, Big Fish, The Drowsy Chaperone and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, numerous others. The director is known for including technical choreography and big dance numbers not seen in most High School productions. Student Government - which oversees many student outreach programs and events, including Prom National Honor Society Environmental Club A Speech and Debate team A large Leo club presence DECA - prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Dighton-Rehoboth Marching Band - The band has made numerous trips to Disney World to perform for crowds of thousands on Main Street of the Magic Kingdom; the DRMB has had the honoring of performing for 94 HJY, the Taunton Christmas Parade, represented the state of Massachusetts in the National Fourth of July Parade in Washington D. C. in 2014. As well as many other clubs and organizations; the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons have a number of teams, such as Wrestling Lacrosse Track Cross Country Golf Soccer Basketball Football Baseball/Softball Tennis Volleyball Cheer-leading Field Hockey Rod Correia, Former MLB player Official website Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School at Facebook Student-Parent Handbook for 2011-12 Dighton Rehoboth School District
Fairhaven High School and Academy
Fairhaven High School and Academy is a historic school at 12 Huttleston Avenue in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The school's main building, built in 1905, is known as the "Castle on the Hill"; the school was voted the "most beautiful high school in Massachusetts" in 2017. The school building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981; the building was donated in 1906 by Henry Huttleston Rogers, one of the key men in John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust; the sports teams at the school are nicknamed the "Blue Devils" and the School colors are blue and white. The high school campus is located on the north side of Huttleston Avenue, a short way east of the Acushnet River and New Bedford Harbor, its main building is a monumental masonry structure in an H-shaped layout, with two full stories, full basement, a third floor and attic under its pitched slate roofs. It is predominantly brick, with limestone belt courses. Designed by architect Charles Brigham, it is reminiscent of Tudor architecture with Gothic influences, with a picturesque roofline studded with gables topped by iron finials, rich carved stonework including gargoyles and depictions of historic figures.
A modern addition, designed by Flansburgh and Associates, is connected to the rear by a corridor. Fairhaven High School has appeared on the reality TV Series, The Principal's Office on truTV. National Register of Historic Places listings in Bristol County, Massachusetts Fairhaven High School Wiki - Community Wiki site on WikiSpot.org created for Alumni, former faculty and the community. Historic data, no current school activities included. Fairhaven High Alumni Association - The official website of the Fairhaven High School Alumni Association, with info about reunions, school activities, building restoration, fundraising efforts. Fairhaven High School Renovation - National Trust for Historic Preservation MaxPreps Blue Devils School Sports Website
Bourne High School
Bourne High School is a public high school located in Bourne, Massachusetts. Bourne High School is located about 1 mile west of the famous Bourne Bridge and "Cape Cod" topiary at the Bourne Bridge rotary that welcomes people crossing the Cape Cod Canal. Bourne High School's mascot is the Canalman and the school colors are Purple and White. Bourne is known for its strong boys' hockey teams which have won and participated in multiple state championship games, they play their home games at the John Gallo Arena, which hosts many of the state's post-season high school hockey games. Hockey Accomplishments State Champions - 2004 State Finalists - 1990, 2003 EMass Regional Champions - 1990, 2003, 2004Also notable is the girls' Volleyball team, who won state championships in 2000, 2004, 2018; the football team went undefeated in the regular season in 1965, 1980, 2004, 2011. In 2011, they won the Division 3A State Championship for the first time in the school's history and had the teams only perfect season.
Bourne high school offers programs such as Football, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Basketball, Winter track, Spring Track and Baseball. The boys lacrosse team is coached by none other than Timothy “Scally Cap” Crowley, he is one of the most well respected men on the cape, coaching one of the best D3 teams in MA. The boys pulled out a 10-0 record in the SCC during the 2018 season; the school song was written by the author of "God bless America" and speaks of "Elm trees tall, soft shadows fall" but, the old school building with the Elm trees