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.