Mrs. Cavalli joins Colonial Times staff as faculty advisor; she started school’s first paper


The first edition of the Colonial Courier.

COLONIAL LIBRARY — Mrs. Claire Cavalli, a second grade teacher, has joined the Colonial Times as official faculty advisor. She was the creator of the first Colonial newspaper, entitled The Colonial Courier, which ended in 2008.

The Colonial Courier included a monthly section about student government, a “Have You Heard?” section, interviews, puzzle pages, and movie and book reviews. It also featured the “Guess Who?” column about a student or staff member. The Colonial Times will be adding that feature soon.

“I worked on a newspaper in college, and I thought it would be really nice for Colonial to have a newspaper too,” said Mrs. Cavalli. “That’s why I came up with The Colonial Courier.”

One of the articles in an old paper was headlined “Colonial’s Baby Boom!” and the article was so old that it featured the (back then) newborns Connor Kagel and Rory Gerhardt. Mrs. Cavalli was the advisor for the Courier and worked with different teachers over a period of about ten years. She enthusiastically looks forward to her time being the advisor for the Colonial Times.

Mrs. Cavalli said of her new post, “I am excited but a little intimidated because things are now so different from when I did the Courier.”