Year kicks off with Clipper Pride and Tucker Field's transformation

Year kicks off with Clipper Pride and Tucker Field's transformation

We welcome Taylor Camara, a senior at Cumberland High School, as a new high school correspondent for the year.

The daughter of Eric Camara of Providence and Jessica Wheaton of Cumberland, she is involved with Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon, Lifesmarts Trivia, and the Freshman Mentoring program.

Outside of school, she works at Newbury Comics and enjoys photography, record shopping and reading.

She plans on attending college to pursue becoming involved with the music industry, or teaching English at a high school level, while obtaining a doctorate degree in journalism to further progress as a teacher into a professor.

The 2013-2014 school year has begun and as a student of Cumberland High School and a part of the Class of 2014, I would like to first welcome all freshmen, new students and new faculty and staff to the Cumberland School district.

Also, I extend my welcome to the two new assistant principals, Mrs. Butash and Mr. Costa, and the two deans of discipline, Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Skurka.

So far this year is off to a great start, with few new policies, and a Clipper Carnival that the PBIS team put on for the school. The carnival emphasized the "Power of One," a topic Mr. Tenreiro discussed with each class. The concept of the school coming together as a whole is reliant upon "Clipper Pride Rising," a theme that lifted school spirit and overall morale last year. The main idea is to unify and create overall pride throughout the school.

October is a busy month for CHS students. Last Saturday were the SATs, pretty dire to students as the "college season" looms over seniors' heads. Tomorrow is the last day and marks the second week of juniors taking NECAPS until the spring, when they will be taking the science portion.

Besides standardized testing, CHS students are getting prepped and ready for Spirit Week, falling this year the week of Oct. 21-25. The theme is going to be "Rock n' Roll Through the Ages," where we can expect some throwbacks and decades-related fun.

As far as sports, Cumberland athletes are patiently awaiting the unveiling and kick-off of Cumberland's new turf field that was unfortunately delayed twice. Oct. 18 looks to be the kick-off date when everyone can come and enjoy some high school football and admire that sweet blue "C" on the transformed Tucker Field. I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend - Go Blue!