The Polygon: The Student Newspaper of Poly Prep Country Day School

Keith Wiggs, Contributing Writer | May 17, 2022

Several people have made it known to me that they were upset by the comment that I made in The Polygon article “Follow The Money and See Where It Goes” (April 2022), where I was quoted that the fundraising efforts for the new field did not come from softball families. It was not my intention to single out any part of our community for fundraising. I apologize for this misunderstanding. To date,...

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A Student’s Guide to Reporting Harassment

June Dorsch, Contributing Writer | May 11, 2022

How Does It Work? A student starts the process by reporting an incident. That can be done in a couple of ways: • Informing a trusted adult at Poly • Filling out the incident form on Veracross According to the official policy on Veracross, the following steps occur after the student reports: “The student’s dean and the person they reported to (if different than dean) will speak with the...

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Sunday Routine with Coach Richard James

Chelsea Lin, People's Editor | May 8, 2022

10 questions with Coach James about his typical Sunday routine: What time do you wake up? “On Sunday mornings, I normally wake up right around 5:30.” What do you usually eat for breakfast? “My breakfast can be anywhere between just pure fruits and greens — like spinach — or we can do a Caribbean breakfast and a Caribbean breakfast would be something like plantains, saltfish, orcas,...

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Poly Spanish Teacher’s House Struck by Driver

Lucas Basham, Middle School Editor | May 8, 2022

At 3:30 a.m. on March 3, “a man with drugs in a car was driving away from the cops in the rain, then when the man went down the hill, the car spun in a big puddle and then the car crashed into our house,” said Inés, 11, the daughter of Maité Iracheta, a Poly Spanish teacher of 16 years. In the middle of the night in early March, a driver carrying illegal drugs crashed straight into the front...

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Jerell Jones Touches Down

Sadie Schoenberger, Contributing Writer | May 11, 2022

Jerell Jones will begin his role as the new head football coach at Poly Prep on July 1. Coach Jones also will also serve as Poly’s director of track and field.  In college, Jones captained the D1 University of Rhode Island football team while earning MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards. After college in 2008, Jones signed contracts with the New York Giants and San Diego Chargers of the...

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Sliding Into Spring

Georgia Horan, Contributing Writer | May 8, 2022

The new baseball field opens in T-minus 10 days, but how well do we actually know what’s been going on with the baseball and softball teams during this thrilling anticipation? Although the teams might have had a difficult start to the season due to the lack of an accessible field, our teams have definitely made due.  Yet, the difficulty isn’t over for the softball team. Their side of the field...

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