Wednesday, June 12, 2013
"...no matter what we do or how we do it, the ability to help lies in each and every one of us," said District Attorney Dan Conley.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley encouraged graduating seniors from West Roxbury Academy to pursue civil service jobs during his commencement speech at Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena on Monday. In front of 1,500 audience members, Conley urged seniors to “consider the nobility of service – service to your city, your nation, and your fellow men and women,” according to a press release. “You are going off into a world where a great deal of work needs to be done,” said Conley. “In the next few years, as you develop your interests and hone your skills, you’ll be in a position to take some of that work on as your own. It may be in politics. It may be in law. It may be in medicine or technology or media or the arts. But in …
Monday, June 10, 2013
Three giant murals were made for recovering victims of the Boston Marathon and were given to Boston Children's Hospital, as well as Brigham and Women's.
Patrick Lyndon School students made three large murals for recovering victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. "They are nonpolitical park scenes that most of the school students worked on either by drawing, gluing, coloring, or painting," said Amy Sallen, visual arts teacher for the Lyndon School. The murals, which are 7 feet by 3 feet, were delivered to Boston Childrens Hospital, Brigham and Womens Hospital and another rehabilitation facility. and a major rehab facility.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Police have said there does not appear to be any credible physical threat in regards to the letters sent to Boston public schools across the city.
Two West Roxbury schools, the Ohrenberger and Beethoven schools, were among the Boston public schools that received suspicious letters yesterday. As of Friday afternoon the Boston Police Department had collected 24 suspicious letters sent to Boston public schools, according to BPDnews.com. "There does not appear to be any reason why any particular schools received letters, and it is possible that others have yet to arrive. The letters all appear to be from the same sender and have the same postmarked Texas address. The investigation is ongoing," the BPDnews.com posting stated. Boston Police increased presence at schools across the city on Thursday and Friday, and police have said there is no credible physical threat. The letters did not …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Police said the letters contained "threatening and disturbing content," but contained no dangerous substances.
Boston Police are investigating several suspicious letters sent to different Boston Public Schools today, according to a statement from police. The letters contained "threatening and disturbing" content, said police, but contained no dangerous subtances. Police said the letters were addressed to public schools in different areas of the city and were all postmarked from Texas. Police did not specify which schools received the letters. "Boston Police are collecting the letters and will investigate the source," police said. "We do not know of any credible threat to our schools." Police said that school officials will continue to isolate any letters with a Texas address, and that police will increase their presence at schools in the …
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Catholic Memorial School celebrated its 53rd Commencement Exercises on Thursday.
Saturday, May 25
The following article was written by Susan Griffin of Catholic Memorial. Click here to see more photos of graduation day. Catholic Memorial School celebrated its 53rd Commencement Exercises on Thursday May 23 in West Roxbury’s Holy Name Church. One hundred and twenty-two seniors and their families gathered for an emotional and touching ceremony. Class salutatorian Cody Karjadi of Framingham thanked the CM community and families. “Today is not only a time to reflect and appreciate all that we have accomplished, but also to acknowledge the support that was given to us,” he said. “If nothing else, today is about being grateful. Be grateful for being a part of the CM community, for your dedicated teachers, your friends and family - …
Congratulations to the 2013 Catholic Memorial class!
Saturday, May 25
The following is a list of the class of 2013 provided by Catholic Memorial: Tarik Romace Adams, Jr. ! Michael Sean Lawler ** + John Robert Allaire * + ! Conor Michael Leahy ! James Anthony Andrea ! Sang Won Lee ** Emeka S. A’sia Seung Jae Lee ** + Pierre-Philippe Auguste Kenneth Louis Levin Kyung Hwan Bang + Herby Lindor Coleman Joseph Barker + Garrett Lloyd + Peter Paul Blain…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Beethoven School students now have maps, games, hopscotches and crosswalk designs, in their school's parking lot of recess and physical education classes.
This past Sunday morning the Beethoven School Parent Council repainted the pavement parking lot in front of the school after previous designs have faded away. The parking lot designs are used as a play space for recess and physical education. Maps, games, hopscotches, and crosswalks were painted, said Kristina Martin, of the parent council. The Beethoven School personnel worked with City Year and Boston's Parks & Recreation Department employees on this project, on the advice of the parent council." The Beethoven School received financial support and donated supplies from National Lumber, Blue Hills Bank, Tretheway Brothers, and Dickson Brothers, for the project, too. "Numerous national studies on playground markings have shown that these…
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 …