Vision and Laborious Hours Are Real Materials of Splendid New School, the Island’s Pride
Colbert Smith
An estimated 200 people stood squinting in the brilliant, hot sun Sunday afternoon, and watched Gordon Kelvin White and Robert Eldridge White Jr. raise the United States flag slowly to the top of a tall aluminum flagpole set in front of the new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Before that Rev. Thomas H. Lehman had offered a short prayer; and after that, Mrs. Wilfrid O. White merely spoke the words that were inscribed in the base of the flagpole she had given the school, and on which her grandsons had run up the flag.
 
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High School Graduation Gowns Will Change Colors
Holly Pretsky

In a break with tradition, regional high school graduates will wear the same color graduation gowns regardless of gender.

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High School Sets Tentative Budget
Holly Pretsky

The regional high school district committee tentatively set a $22 million operating budget last week.

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High School Committee Agrees to Change Cafeteria Program
Holly Pretsky

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will change its cafeteria program beginning next year to be managed in house.

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High Schoolers Invited to Compete for Bower Family Prize
Holly Pretsky
Harvard Business School professor Joseph Bower is offering a $1,000 prize to a student with the best ideas for how to approach the housing problem.
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Listening to the Heartbeat of School Budgets
Holly Pretsky
School business administrator Amy Tierney hits the ground running each fall, working with school budgets that together add up to about $50 million a year.
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Experts Map Strategy to Improve Health Education in Schools
Holly Pretsky

Islandwide collaboration is crucial to improve health education and mental health support at Vineyard public schools, experts from Georgetown University Hospital told school leaders last week.

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High School Investigates Possible Hazing Incident
Holly Pretsky

The regional high school is investigating a possible hazing incident involving the girls’ field hockey team, the school principal confirmed this week.

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Before Fall Sports Comes Hell Week
Landry Harlan

Hell week has earned its name this year for fall sports teams at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

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School Committee Approves Athletic Handbook
Holly Pretsky
The district school committee voted Monday to approve a new athletic handbook without requiring same gender chaperones for off-Island games.
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