Friday, April 14, 2006
Shorts from the Regional School Committee, Mar. 28
• Cambodia project. Samantha Fox-Morrow teaches International Issues, and this year her class decided to raise awareness and money for Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in the world. Three Carlisle juniors enrolled in the class gave enthusiastic presentations to the RSC: Spencer Holland spoke on the history of Cambodia. Andy O'Laughlin spoke about fundraising efforts which included selling T-shirts and handbags made by the Sharing Foundation. Cassidy Lane spoke about organizing the spaghetti dinner held at the First Religious Society earlier this year with raffle items and musical entertainment by high school students. Lane said, "It's not like homework, there's more passion about [doing this]." The class raised over $8,000 for the Sharing Foundation, an organization started by former Carlisle resident Dr. Nancy Hendrie.
• Expansion of football field. After a contract had been signed with a company to install new bleachers on the football field, the administration received a suggestion to expand the football field to the size of an international soccer field. While the field is not presently used for soccer, the sport has been played there in the past and might again in the future. An international-sized soccer field would require that the hill on one side be cut down, a retaining wall built, lights moved and a sewer line rerouted — all significantly expensive. The field will be extended as much as possible, without much cost or schedule loss. Bleachers are expected to be installed by September.
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