Monday, December 29, 2008
Students from Boston area schools will face off in a two-day hockey tournament to raise money for the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Breast Cancer Research Center. The East Boston High School Jets will host the fourth annual Deep Freeze high school hockey tournament, sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank, tonight and tomorrow. Founded by East Boston High School’s hockey coach, Robert Anthony, the tournament donates funds raised to the BMC Breast Cancer Research Center as a tribute to Mr. Anthony’s wife, Jacki, who is a breast cancer survivor. Student athletes from East Boston High School wear pink hockey shirts in honor of loved ones both present and past who have been affected by breast cancer. A player from each team will receive a $200 scholarship.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
All BPS central offices, including Family Resource Centers, will remain open for business. The City of Boston "Know Snow" website provides valuable information for residents about staying safe and warm this winter.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The City of Boston "Know Snow" website provides valuable information for residents about staying safe and warm this winter.
A donor drive will be held Saturday, December 20, at St. Mark's Church in Dorchester (1725 Dorchester Ave.), from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., to try to find a matching donor. Any healthy individual aged 18-60 may be tested at no cost to determine if the bone marrow is a match, but donors of Asian descent are more likely to be a match. Read about Alexander in this week's Dorchester Reporter. For more information, call 617-472-1109 or 1-800-MARROW-2.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Showcase provides valuable opportunities for students and parents to meet principals and teachers from every school in the city, pre-kindergarten through high school, and learn about what each has to offer. To find out the schools where your child is eligible to apply, enter your home address and student's grade into the "What Are My Schools?" application, now updated with 2009 choices. Registration begins in January for students entering kindergarten and grades 6 and 9. To learn more about what's new this year, including six new K-8 programs and three new pilot schools, visit the BPS website.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
At the third annual "We Are Boston" event celebrating Boston's diversity, Mayor Thomas M. Menino (right) presented the We Are Boston Youth Leadership Award to DanThuy Chu (left) of Dorchester, a senior at Boston Latin Academy and a member of the Mayor's Youth Council. DanThuy serves as her community's Girls' Coordinator, helping to organize a variety of events to support and engage young women. She has been a student in the Boston Public Schools since 1995, when she first enrolled as a K1 student.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) has named Dr. Carol R. Johnson the 2008 Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year. The organization honored Dr. Johnson at its recent annual conference in Atlanta.
Monday, December 01, 2008
· 5 Super Bowl wins
· 13 league championships
· 10 playoff appearances
The Trotter Elementary School's "Dads Club" was featured on page one of yesterday's Boston Sunday Globe.
The Boston Herald celebrated the undefeated O'Bryant School of Math and Science football team (pictured here: Coach Kevin Gadson and players). See results from other Thanksgiving Day games.
A Boston Globe editorial highlights dual enrollment at The Engineering School.
Read about the Dorchester Education Complex football team in the Dorchester Reporter.
The "Technology Goes Home @ School" program at the Frederick Middle School was featured on Channel 7's Parent to Parent segment.
Stories about Steven Berbeco's Arabic language class at Charlestown High School have aired on Channel 5 and on Emily Rooney's "Greater Boston" (WGBH).
The Harvard Education Letter describes Boston's work to expand pre-school programs.
The West Roxbury Transcript reports on the new K-8 program for the Ohrenberger and Beethoven Schools.
The Bulletin Newspapers highlight Boston's newest pilot schools.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The William E. Carter School has won a national award for its innovative Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom. The American Horticultural Therapy Association recognized the garden with the Therapeutic Garden Design Award at its national conference recently in Lexington, Kentucky. Mayor Menino and BPS officials joined families and supporters of the school to dedicate the 16,450-square-foot garden in October 2007. (See earlier blog post.)
The garden was designed to create sensory appeal and learning motivation for students who are educationally challenged by severe cognitive and developmental disabilities. It features wheelchair-accessible pathways through tall grass, plants and flowers, leading to interactive installations, swings, and water features.
Watch a video about the project:
Monday, November 17, 2008
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Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
See earlier post: "Boston Schoolyard Initiative earns national attention."
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
McCormack Middle School students "Discover America" with Driver Dave.
The Boston Banner profiles Boston Community Leadership Academy student Uniqua Mason.
The Roslindale Transcript covered the installation of a new sculptural fence at the Haley Elementary School.
A feature story in Education Week highlights the Boston Teacher Residency program as a national model.
The Boston Globe describes Superintendent Johnson's proposal to create a citywide high school marching band.
Read about the new outdoor classroom and garden at the Ohrenberger Elementary School in the West Roxbury Bulletin.
WHDH / Channel 7 aired a piece about school uniforms at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School.
WCVB / Channel 5 covered the O'Donnell Elementary School's participation in International Walk to School Day.
Urban Science Academy was featured in a Boston Globe editorial about Science education.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
BPS students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit entries for the annual Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Holiday Card Contest. Young artists can win art supplies and up to $200 if their creation is selected to be featured on the cards this year. Download the flier (PDF) here. Submit artwork with an entry form by October 24. Pictured here is one of last year's winning designs by Boston Latin Academy student Mallory Pearson.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The outcomes would include 6,000 more students served in K-8 programs, nearly 2,000 new pilot school seats, and new secondary programs to eliminate the dropout rate. Confronting challenging economic realities, Dr. Johnson estimates that the plan would reduce costs by about $13.8 million over the next five years. Families and staff will participate in a series of community forums over the next four weeks to review and comment on the proposals.
Visit the BPS website to learn more.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Boston Public Schools students continue to make significant progress in Mathematics, according to new MCAS results released yesterday. In almost every grade tested, Boston students made gains comparable to or greater than improvements statewide. However, like school districts throughout Massachusetts, Boston’s English Language Arts (ELA) scores remained flat or declined in most grades. Boston students continued to make some of the greatest improvements at the high school level, with performance in both Math and ELA outpacing State gains. Two Boston high schools -- Brighton High School and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School -- made double-digit gains in percentages of students scoring at the "proficient" level or higher. See coverage in the Boston Herald.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Bruno Piazzarolo (left) and Alban Cobi, 2008 graduates of the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, are beginning their freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). They are featured in the MIT News section of the university's website.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
- Boston International High School
- Boston Latin Academy
- Boston Latin School
- Brighton High School
- Jeremiah E. Burke High School
- Charlestown High School
- Community Academy
- East Boston High School
- Excel High School
- Fenway High School
- Monument High School
- New Mission High School
- Odyssey High School
- Snowden International School
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Monday, July 07, 2008
Boston Public Schools alumnus Raffi Yessayan will read from his first novel, Eight in the Box, at Borders Books in Downtown Crossing this Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The West Roxbury native is a 1986 graduate of Boston Latin School who attended BPS from kindergarten through grade 12. He was recently featured on parkwayboston.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Pictured here in a ceremony on campus yesterday, left to right, are Patricia Lampron, Murphy K-8 School; Eugene Roundtree, Madison Park Technical-Vocational High School; and Jalene Tamerat, Quincy Upper School. Not pictured is Kathryn Meyer, Hernandez K-8 School.
Friday, June 06, 2008
For the second year in a row, the Dearborn Middle School in Roxbury earned recognition for fielding more participants and raising more money than any other school. With 57 runners, the Dearborn raised $1,140 to support physical education programming at the school. Six other Boston Public Schools were among the top ten: Haley Elementary School; Fenway High School; Otis Elementary School; Irving Middle School; Roosevelt Elementary School; and Lee Elementary School.
Student volunteers from Boston International High School (BIHS) provided support at the event handing out water along the route and giving out medals and prize packs at the finish line. Pictured here, BIHS students take a break from their volunteer duties to pose with their teachers who completed the 5K.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
ReadBoston recently held a competition for the 2007 Best Read Aloud Book Award. A panel of judges selected Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts. Pictured here, ReadBoston's Sarah Farbo reads The Jewel Box Ballerinas by Monique de Varebbes. Sarah is also the host of ReadBoston's "Read TV" program, produced by David Burt of Boston City TV. "Read TV" and "Cooking With Kirk" were nominated for Emmy Awards.