CCSR Radio is a new project founded this year by senior Sebastian Tringale. A new medium of journalism inspired by radio, podcasting is episodes of audio media that can be streamed through the internet; but it is so much more. CCSR Radio tells the story of the club as a whole, as well as amazing, individual stories of students who have molded the world into a better one. In the future, CCSR Radio will be an easy way to encourage, promote, and activate students participation in their community. In ancient times, humans sat around campfires and truly listened to legends, myths, and heroic tales. Today, CCSR Radio will help our community to truly listen to the amazing work of our youth.
For his project, Will Mucci-Riley interviewed current members of CCSR on their 2017-2018 school year projects. He wanted to capture “just how hard our members worked this year in a film”. The final video truly conveys the passion and motivation of each student. The documentary is meant to show just how much CCSR members care about the community through the time and effort they dedicate to their projects.
With exponential growth of the CCSR, Nicole Chin felt that all the hard work the students and faculty of the organization put forth during the year needed to be celebrated. Therefore, she held the first Annual Dinner for all members and their families this year. The Annual Dinner highlighted the members and the hard work they have done throughout the year. All family members were invited as well Alongside the dinner, Nicole also held fundraisers at local restaurants from time to time as a way of supporting CCSR and their funds.
These inquisitive and tech-savvy 2nd-graders decided to try their hand at developing and maintaining a web page for McGlynn Elementary CCSR. These students took time to interview each of the other groups and write brief summaries of what each group is doing. When done, they typed up their summaries, which then got copied and pasted into a GoogleSite set up by MHS CCSR Webmaster Darwin Do. The Website Team was also responsible for web page photography; in fact, many of the group photographs in these write-ups were taken by members of the Website Team! These students got to learn the new skill of web page design, while also documenting CCSR’s hard work.
The McGlynn CCSR students participated in creating a safety video that was shared with the entire McGlynn Middle School student body. The video shows the correct procedures during a fire drill, a lockdown, and a shelter in place. Drills occurred during class times, transitions, and when in the cafeteria setting. The video is designed to give a visual to students so that they are prepared.
The Columbus School held their annual Literacy Night on March 5th. Students from the CCSR raffled off books to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Students Gloria Babish, Philip Catanzano and Nathan Falke ran the table and raised $70. CCSR High School students (Include Names) volunteered to play Literacy games with younger students throughout the event.The proceeds for pizza sales were also donated to the CCSR which allowed group members to purchase books for the Library. Students Salvi Tello and Samuel Santos picked books at the Porter Square Book Fair to donate to the schools Library.
When it was decided that our CCSR club would have a fundraiser to help a McGlynn family that had become homeless as well as provide funding for different CCSR projects, these students took on the job of creating the flyer for families and the notification for students in classrooms. They worked hard on the computer designing a flyer that would include rules, be concise and be easy to read. Their information to students included easy to understand rules. Additionally, these students took a lead role in making sure the penny wars fundraiser was publicized in the school and run seamlessly.
Song of the CCSR is a project to create an official song for the CCSR. The lyrics reference important social issues and highlight specific CCSR projects. The song not only functions as a moral booster for the CCSR and its members, but spreads the message of the CCSR to people who may never hear about it. Our goal was to make a fun, interesting advertisement to help inspire students to make their community a better place. The song was written, played, and performed by CCSR members. Our CCSR project was focused on the inclusion of students in Medford High School with disabilities. Inclusion deals with joining students with disabilities and simply talking and getting to know them better from both an academic and personal viewpoint. During these class periods, we went to their classroom, came up with activity plans, and used those activity plans to get to know our new friends better. We gained an understanding of those around us, and by doing this project, we hope people will recognize that these students are just as nice, funny, and smart as your friends. We hope everyone will be able to greet these students on a first name basis, and not have fear of what they might say in return, because even a simple “hello” can go a long way! Our CCSR project was focused on the inclusion of students in Medford High School with disabilities. Inclusion deals with joining students with disabilities and simply talking and getting to know them better from both an academic and personal viewpoint. During these class periods, we went to their classroom, came up with activity plans, and used those activity plans to get to know our new friends better. We gained an understanding of those around us, and by doing this project, we hope people will recognize that these students are just as nice, funny, and smart as your friends. We hope everyone will be able to greet these students on a first name basis, and not have fear of what they might say in return, because even a simple “hello” can go a long way!
We attended the McGlynn Elementary School CCSR meetings on Tuesdays. We helped them with their projects. For example, we helped them make cards for veterans and soldiers in the army and military. We helped them look up images that they could easily draw. Each week we worked with a small group of elementary school students and guided them as they worked on their projects.
For their CCSR project this year, Josh Klein and Matteo D'Aveta helped out at the McGlynn Elementary CCSR. They attended meetings every Tuesday and helped the instructors keep the students on task and focused on their projects. They also helped the students to figure out what they wanted to do for their projects and then assisted them in achieving their goals for their projects. The students’ projects this year included making pet beds for local animal shelters, writing jokes to give to other students, and making and selling pencil toppers to raise money for charity.
Dan Khoi Nguyen is the CCSR webmaster. The CCSR’s webmaster has the job of keeping the website up to date. Unlike other projects, the webmaster mostly work on this project alone. The website explains what the CCSR is to outsiders, lists the members of the club, and the past and present projects that members have created. Dan Khoi chose to do this project because his older cousin started it when she was part of the club and he is also very interested in technology. Last year, Dan Khoi has made fairly large updates to the website, so be on the lookout for any changes. Please check us out on the Medford Public Schools webpage at: www.MedfordCCSR.org