Thursday, May 28, 2009

BPS musicians perform with Boston Pops

Nine Boston Public Schools student musicians have won the opportunity of a lifetime: to perform at Symphony Hall with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, through the "Fidelity FutureStage® at the Boston Pops" competition. Watch them on NECN:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

BLS student named one of the world's best young scientists

She's only a junior in high school, but already Olivia Schwob has earned international recognition for her work in the sciences. At the recent Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the Boston Latin School student from West Roxbury was one of only three students from around the world to earn a "Young Scientist" prize, including a $50,000 scholarship. Olivia’s project, How Worms Learn III: Mammalian Gene Expression and Associative Conditioning, earned her a first prize and was named “Best in Category” in the Behavioral Science division. Fellow Boston Latin School student Anartya Mandal also earned a first prize and a “Best in Category” award in the Biochemistry division. At the recent Massachusetts Science Fair, sixteen Boston Public Schools students also earned prizes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Three students win Bruins essay contest

Three BPS students have been named winners of the Boston Bruins / ReadBoston “Stick With It” essay contest about teamwork. The young authors each have won a hockey stick autographed by the team, and their winning essays are posted on the Boston Bruins website. Pictured here is third grade winner Justin Baldassari of East Boston from the Alighieri Elementary School with librarian Lois Foley.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Become a fan of the new BPS facebook page!

Boston Public Schools now has a facebook page! Visit the page to see news, images, events and announcements about the Boston Public Schools. Become a fan in order to receive email updates.

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Mather students pay tribute to the Bruins

The Boston Bruins' quest for the Stanley Cup may have come to an end, but we are proud of our hometown NHL team's great season! During the playoffs, the Mather Elementary School held a rally to cheer the team on to victory.

Kudos for Boston teachers

Teachers and other Boston Public Schools staff have earned distinctions recently. Congratulations to these dedicated educators:

Invention earns Charlestown senior $15,000 scholarship

Min Zhong, a senior at Charlestown High School, has earned a $15,000 scholarship for inventing a new medical alert system. Min took first prize in the 4th annual Power of an Idea® competition sponsored by the Boston-based law firm Burns & Levinson LLP. See coverage in the Boston Herald. Pictured here, left to right, are David Rosenblatt, managing partner of Burns & Levinson; Min Zhong; and Dr. Margaret Bledsoe, Headmaster of Charlestown High School, at the awards ceremony yesterday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

ACC Headmaster a finalist for White House Fellows

The Headmaster of Another Course to College is a finalist for the White House Fellows program. Rachel Skerritt is one of only 30 finalists from around the country, including professionals from business, medicine, law, non-profit, media, government, and education.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Madison Park teacher named "Dental Educator of the Year"

The Massachusetts Dental Society has presented the Dental Educator of the Year Award to Ruby Elder-Bush (right), a Dental Assisting instructor at Madison Park Technical-Vocational High School. At left is Gerson DePina, a senior at Madison Park who is certified in Dental Radiology and has earned a full scholarship to Boston College.