Springfield Educator Named as High School Principal
Sydney Bender

The head of a vocational school in Springfield has been hired as the new principal for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Gilbert Traverso was chosen for his leadership and people skills, superintendent James H. Weiss said.

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After Alleged Testing Irregularity, Some Vineyard Students Must Retake AP Exams
Meg Robbins

Some newly graduated seniors and their younger schoolmates at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School are being asked to retake certain Advanced Placement exams following an allegation of improper testing conditions. Makeup exams have been scheduled.

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Assistant Principal Moves to New Role at the High School
Sydney Bender

The assistant principal at the regional high school is resigning his post, but he’s not going far.

Matthew Malowski will take a job next year as school adjustment guidance counselor in both the alternative program and the therapeutic support program at the high school, Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. James H. Weiss told the regional school committee Monday night.

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Two Finalists Announced in High School Principal Search
Ivy Ashe

Gil Traverso, principal of the Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy in Springfield, and David Maxwell, associate principal at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, are both in the running for the top post at the regional high school.

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Praising Island Community, Class of 2014 Celebrates Graduation
Derek Schwartz
Friends, family and the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School class of 2014 filled the Trinity Park Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Sunday afternoon. Per tradition for the graduates, the boys wore purple caps and gowns and the girls wore white.
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Caps, Gowns and Open Road of the Future
Derek Schwartz
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School class of 2014 showed promise four years ago as freshmen, their teachers said. At class night Friday they will be recognized for their achievements when more than $1 million is awarded in student scholarships, a first in school history.
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Valedictorian Is Top of the Class but Down to Earth
Sydney Bender
Valedictorian Sarah Ortlip-Sommers was editor of the school newspaper and took more AP classes in a year than most take in four. She calls her violin an extension of herself and credits her parents Michele Ortlip and Josh Summers for her achievements.
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High School Vocational Program Receives State Grant

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has received a $14,000 grant from the state for its health assisting vocational program.

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High School Looks to Add Portuguese to World Language Program
Sydney Bender

Changes are on deck for the world language program at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in the coming school year, with a plan to reintroduce Portuguese as full academic course.

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High School View Wins Top Honors
The High School View won the highest achievement award in scholastic editing and publishing (Class III), according to a press release from faculty advisor and English department chairman Dan Sharkovitz.
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