Dedication Ceremony for Newly Renovated Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Saturday, October 1


9/15/2011

Kids Outside Building 1

Mayor David P. Maher and the Celebrate CRLS Steering Committee cordially invite the entire Cambridge Community to the dedication ceremony of the newly renovated Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Saturday Oct. 1, at 10 a.m., 459 Broadway, Cambridge.
 
This special day will mark the completion of the $118 million dollar renovation project. Please join CRLS students, faculty, alumni and friends to celebrate this special occasion.
 
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will commence at 10 a.m. in the Field House and a series of exceptional events will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Please check this site again for periodic updates and a link to a pdf of the events currently being finalized. This will truly be a remarkable day in the City of Cambridge.
 
Please let us know if you plan to attend. Click here to RSVP for CRLS Ribbon Cutting Event and to see the schedule of events which will be periodically updated with more information as it becomes available.

Backgrounder on Celebrate CRLS Project 

Kicking off with the CRLS Dedication Ceremony on October 1, the Celebrate CRLS Steering Committee will launch a yearlong celebration to mark the completion of the CRLS campus renovation, which also included the completed and renovated Cambridge War Memorial Recreation Center and Cambridge Public Library, both award winning green, municipal buildings.

Celebrate CRLS is an initiative designed to involve and engage the support of all constituencies—parents, students, staff, alumni, science and biotech and other local institutions, as well as the general community, in an extended and dynamic celebration of the school and its many achievements.

CRLS is the second oldest public high school in the United States and was ranked 16th in 2009 of 161 schools profiled by Boston Magazine and Babson College. It was ranked first in that year for its arts programs. The graduation rate is over 97%, with a college acceptance rate of 89%.

CRLS offers an outstanding occupational curriculum in the Rindge School of Technical Arts, as well as a broad range of Advanced Placement, college preparatory and honors classes. The school additionally supports over 30 clubs and extracurricular activities. Opportunity, Diversity, Respect is a major part of the School’s Mission.
 
“This celebration is not just about the building or about the creation of a sensational campus,” said former Mayor and City Councillor Frank H. Duehay, who chairs the 50-member committee. “It’s about the people…the people who learn in, teach at, went to and come to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.”

Activities will honor current and former students and staff, welcome back alumni for both social and supportive events, recognize the critical role that parents play in school life, and invite the Cambridge community into the school for an “up close and personal” introduction to CRLS.

The committee additionally hopes that the process will “energize the entire Cambridge community” including the business, academic and non-profit sectors to support the only public high school in the city.

For more information, including volunteer opportunities and a calendar of events, visit www.celebratecrls.org. Also visit them on Facebook.  The group can be reached by e-mail at celebratecrls@celebratecrls.org, or by calling Ruby Pierce Donohue at 617-492-4712.



 

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