In June, 28 Commonwealth students and Spanish teacher Monica Schilder travelled to Cusco, Puno, and Lima, Peru. The highlights of the trip were the breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world.
Our student-run community service group, Commonwealth Cares, hosted Commonwealth's first blood drive on May 24, 2016. The drive was a success with 21 donors (18 of which were first-time blood donors!), 14 units of blood collected, and at least 28 patients who benefited from the drive. Commonwealth Cares hopes to hold a drive again next year.
Each year, the faculty chooses a small group of seniors and one teacher to share their Commonwealth experiences with parents at our annual all-school art show. Click here for a selection of these touching, funny, and impassioned talks.
In mid-April, 18 Commonwealth students (more than 10% of the student body) formed four teams and participated in the Purple Comet! Math Meet, an international math competition for middle and high-school teams from 59 countries. One of our teams, comprising Nik Castro '16, Caleb Sander '17, Jeremy Chen '18, and team membership liaison Tarang Saluja '18, tied for fourth-place among high schools with enrollments of 1,200 or below.