Friday, May 17, 2013
Brand new books from a list created by Lyndon School students were donated through the BC Reads program.
Through a Boston College program, the Patrick Lyndon School Library received hundreds of new books requested by students. On May 3, Boston College students, part of the fundraising program BC Reads, donated five boxes of books. A large amount of additional funding was generously provided by the Boston College Bookstore. "During our celebration, Lyndon students from several grades read poems about books. One of our administrators, Ms. Tunney spoke and as the grand finale, BC was given a beautiful 'Thank You banner created by sixth-grade student Kevin Kiami," wrote Amy Sallen to Patch, Visual Arts Teacher and Library Team Supervisor for the Lyndon School. "We want to thank Christie Wentworth (who worked directly with the Lyndon to make …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Students from multiple Parkway schools donated money to not wear uniforms for the day with all funds going to One Fund Boston.
Several West Roxbury and Roslindale schools have held no uniform days this week to raise money to go to the One Fund Boston, to help those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The Ohrenberger-Beethoven K-8 School raised more than $4,000 between the K-8 feeder schools. Along with the Ohrenberger and Beethoven schools in West Roxbury, the Sumner, Bates, and Philbrick schools in Roslindale, as well as the Mather School in Dorchester, banded together for a Wednesday of kids not wearing uniforms to support a good cause. "We have a tradition of conducting fundraisers in times of need," said Naomi Krakow, principal of the Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools. "We had a number of families who had members who ran the race, or were down …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Carol Johnson has been the superintendent of Boston Schools for six years.
Carol Johnson, superintendent of the Boston Public Schools system, will step down after this year. Johnson wrote a letter to the school community and published a video on YouTube Wednesday on how she came to the decision following the recent death of her husband. “This has been a difficult decision but, as you are aware, the loss of my husband and best friend Matthew has been life-altering for me and my entire family,” she said in the video. “After a long and rewarding career that I am truly proud of, I believe it’s time for me to take time to focus more on family, which, of course, always comes first.” In 2012, Johnson was awarded the nation’s highest honor for urban educational leadership, the Richard R. Green Award, presented by the …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Ohrenberger and Beethoven K-8 schools are holding a no uniform day today in exchange for a donation to the One Fund Boston.
The Ohrenberger School community quickly collected $2,000 for One Fund Boston on Wednesday morning from students donating money in exchange for not wearing a uniform. “As a school we try to promote community awareness whenever possible with the kids. This is a great opportunity to do that while raising money for an important cause. We (chose) the One Fund Boston since the mayor and governor were promoting that to raise money for victims." said John Chojnowski, vice principal of the Ohrenberger and Beethoven schools. The Beethoven School is also participating, but early totals were still being calculated. "Besides being the right thing to do, we're really committed to showing the kids the importance of being socially-responsible and a …
Every penny counts, so any and all loose change can be dropped off the Patrick Lyndon School office in West Roxbury for One Fund Boston.
The Patrick Lyndon School community is holding a change drive for One Fund Boston to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Any and all loose change can be dropped off at the Lyndon School office school days 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students are encouraged to donate any loose change, as parents are welcome to drop off spare change at the Lyndon School office on Mt. Vernon Street. The fundraiser is running from April 24 through April 30. The Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools are also raising money for One Fund Boston. Yesterday, it was announced that the One Fund Boston raised $20-million in one week.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Students will be able to donate any amount and not have to wear a school uniform, with all funds raised going to the One Fund Boston to help those most affected by the bombings.
Once back from school vacation, the Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools are holding a one-day uniform-free day to raise funds for the One Fund Boston. On Wednesday, April 22, students can donate any amount and in exchange he or she will not need to wear a school uniform that day. All donations will go the One Fund Boston, established by the state and city to help those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. "All donations will be sent to The One Fund established to help the victims of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday," wrote Naomi Krakow, principal of the schools. A flyer will go out on Monday to help spread the word through parent mailing lists. "When we as a community come together to support causes like this, our …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Superintendent Carol R. Johnson sent out a letter to staff and student families on Tuesday.
In the aftermath of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson sent a letter to staff and families of students titled, “Talking with Children about Tragedies,” that was shared via the Warren-Prescott School newsletter on Tuesday morning. In the newsletter, Warren-Prescott Principal Michele Davis wrote: “Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by yesterday’s events. Our own Melissa Shea ran the Boston Marathon yesterday and her family was among the spectators. I am relieved to report that Melissa and her family are safe.” Davis asked that anyone with information about other Warren-Prescott families that may have been affected by the bombing to contact her at mdavis@boston…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Students were also taught financial literacy lessons by TD Bank volunteer instructors.
Boston Celtic Jeff Green recently visited the Kilmer K-8 School to unveil a new technology lab. Students were joined by members of the Boston Celtics CommUNITY Crew and TD Bank Store Manager Sean O’Brien to show the kids a brand new, state-of-the-art technology lab on March 28. The students participated in computer activities followed by a short speaking program to the entire school about the importance of education and technology. In addition to the lab update, TD Bank Wow!Zone volunteer instructors taught financial literacy lessons to nine different classrooms of 4th to 8th graders. The Celtics CommUNITY crew is a partnership between the Boston Celtics and TD Bank. Click here for more info on the Celtics CommUNITY Crew.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Catholic college threatened to crack down on condom-dispensing students. Is the school right to defend its beliefs or is it stifling student rights?
Some Boston College students are in hot water with the university this week. The Jesuit school sent the students letters threatening them with disciplinary action for handing out condoms on campus. The students, who are part of the group Boston College Students for Sexual Health, were giving away condoms from their dorm rooms, according to boston.com. The rooms were called “Safe sites.” But the school has a policy against the distribution of contraceptives on school grounds. Representatives for the health group said the move comes as a surprise. The university has known about the program for years but did not act until now, according to organization chair Lizzie Jekanowski. Boston College, meanwhile, said the move was made to help …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
One nearby school district thinks so.
Ipswich school officials have decided to fold the district's Middle School Honors Night into a wider school assembly this year, saying it made students who weren't honored feel left out, the Salem News reported this week. The Ipswich Middle School principal reportedly sent parents a letter explaining the decision, saying having an exclusive honors night can be emotionally damaging and can impact a student's academic growth. "The honors night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average,” the principal's letter read, according to the Salem News. Instead…