North Brookfield High School

North Brookfield High School is a public high school in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. The school serves the residents of North Brookfield exclusively, making it one of the smallest high schools in the region. Recently, a new building was built next to the old one. The construction was completed in 2006. NBHS was founded in 1857, making 2007 its 150th anniversary.

North Brookfield High School
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North Brookfield Junior Senior High School, North Brookfield MA
Address
10 New School Dr

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Coordinates42°16′38.04″N 72°4′42.52″W / 42.2772333°N 72.0784778°WCoordinates: 42°16′38.04″N 72°4′42.52″W / 42.2772333°N 72.0784778°W
Information
TypePublic
Open enrollment[1]
Established1857
PrincipalWilliam Evans
Grades7-12
Enrollment230 (2016-17)[2]
Campus typeRural, residential
Color(s)Purple & White          
MascotIndian
Website

Campus and location

North Brookfield High School is located at 10 New School Drive, in the town of North Brookfield, Massachusetts. It is close to Route 67 and Route 148.

The campus is also home to North Brookfield Elementary School, North Brookfield Junior High School, and the Superintendent's Office. The NBHS campus features several fields for baseball, softball, soccer, and field hockey, as well as a children's playground and a spacious parking lot.

Administration

The current Superintendent of North Brookfield schools is Richard Lind. Currently William Evans serves as Principal of the High School.

Academics

NBHS maintains three different levels for academic courses: College Preparatory, Honors Courses, and Advanced Placement courses.

In order to graduate, students must have completed 120 credits and the English and Mathematics portions of the MCAS exams. The 120-credit requirement breaks down as follows: 20 credits English, 5 credits US History, 10 credits Social Studies Electives, 15 credits Mathematics, 15 credits, Science, 4 credits Physical Education, 2 credits Computer Science, and 2 credits Health. NBHS also offers courses in art and band.

All students are to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service prior to graduation. The community service is expected to be completed during the junior and senior years. A minimum of 7 hours are to be completed during the junior year and any remaining hours are to be completed during the senior year.

Athletics

NBHS offers varsity in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and field hockey per MIAA rules.

References

  1. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Error Page" (PDF). www.doe.mass.edu.
  2. ^ "North Brookfield High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "2017-18 SAT Performance Report". profiles.doe.mass.edu. September 20, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.

External links

List of high schools in Massachusetts

This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts.

List of secondary school sports team names and mascots derived from indigenous peoples

Among the categories of names for sports teams in North America, those referring to Indigenous peoples are lesser in popularity only to the names of various animals (Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Panthers, Wildcats, Lions, Cougars). In the top ten, "Warriors" is number six, and "Indians" is number eight. The typical logo is an image of a stereotypical Native American man in profile, wearing a Plains Indians headdress; some are more realistic, while others are cartoons or caricatures. Other imagery include dreamcatchers, feathers, spears, and arrows. Individual schools may have performance traditions, such as the tomahawk chop, a mascot or cheerleaders in stereotypical Native attire, and chants adapted from Hollywood movies. These fictional representations stand in the way of any authentic understanding of contemporary Indigenous peoples, and promote racism.The documents most often cited to justifying the trend for change are an advisory opinion by the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 2001 and a resolution by the American Psychological Association in 2005. Both support the views of Native American organizations and individuals that such mascots maintain harmful stereotypes that are discriminatory and cause harm by distorting the past and preventing understanding of Native American/First Nations peoples in the present.

The trend towards the elimination of indigenous names and mascots in local schools has been steady, with two-thirds having been eliminated over the past 50 years according to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). In a few states with significant Native American populations, change has been mandated by law, such in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington. A bill to ban Native American mascots statewide passed the Maine House of Representatives and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Janet Mills in May, 2019.The list below for U.S. High Schools however remains substantial, with over 400 teams currently calling themselves "Indians", over 100 "Braves", over 100 "Warriors" using indigenous imagery (there are many with the name using generic, Greek or Roman mascots), and 48 "Redskins". The latter has shown the greatest decline, due to an association with the Washington Redskins name controversy.

Meneely Bell Foundry

There were two Meneely bell founderies, based on either side of the Hudson River in New York state.

The first Meneely bell foundry was established in 1826 in West Troy (now Watervliet), New York, by Andrew Meneely, a former apprentice in the foundry of Benjamin Hanks. Two of Andrew's sons continued to operate the foundry after his death, and it remained a family operation until its closure.

The second Meneely bell foundry was established in 1870 by a third son, Clinton H. Meneely, across the river in Troy, New York. Initially he was in partnership with George H. Kimberly, under the name Meneely & Kimberly; this second foundry was reorganized in 1879 as the Clinton H. Meneely Bell Company, then later as the Meneely Bell Company. Like its related competitor, it remained a family operation until its closure. The two foundries competed vigorously (and sometimes bitterly) with each other. Together, they produced about 65,000 bells before they both closed in 1952.

NBHS

NBHS may refer to schools named:

In Canada:

New Brunswick Historical Society, Saint John, New BrunswickIn Scotland:

North Berwick High School, East LothianIn England:

North Bromsgrove High School, WorcestershireIn Australia:

Newcastle Boys' High School, New South Wales

Normanhurst Boys' High School, New South WalesIn New Zealand:

Napier Boys' High School, Hawke's BayIn the United States:

Needham B. Broughton High School, North Carolina

New Bedford High School, Massachusetts

New Beginnings High School, Indiana

New Britain High School, Connecticut

New Brunswick High School, New Jersey

North Bend High School (Oregon), Oregon

North Bergen High School, New Jersey

North Brookfield High School, Massachusetts

North Buncombe High School, North Carolina

North Babylon High School, New York

Massachusetts public high schools
Barnstable County
Berkshire County
Bristol County
Dukes County
Essex County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County
Nantucket County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County

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