Last week, 2nd grade students in Ms. Mantenuto’s class presented their landform research to parents. Over the course of several weeks, students did research on various types of landforms such as canyons and volcanoes. They then worked with our technology teacher to create video reports in front of a green screen that showed various types of landforms in the background. Students worked extremely hard to learn to edit the video and add the special effects, and their hard work paid off in the form of a fantastic presentation.
Thursday, May 24, will be a busy day at GES. We will kick off our “Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes” campaign on with a whole school assembly in the gym including guest speakers and a pep rally. The Kids Walk will take place on May 31, to coincide with the GES Health Fair. The funds collected will be given to JDRF, the leading global organization focused on T1D research.
Please visit http://www.kidswalk.jdrf.org for more information or to make a pledge in support of our Kids Walk. Also on May 24, after school GES teachers and staff will take on Grade 5 students in the second annual Staff versus Students Basketball Game. The Staff look to keep their undefeated record intact.
Garfield Middle School
Garfield Middle School would like to congratulate Rick Norris, who will be stepping into the Math Coach position as current coach Dan Friedman takes a leave of absence. Rick brings with him a range of knowledge of student-centered pedagogy, and we are excited to give him the opportunity to take on this teacher leadership role.
On Friday May 25th, the Hill School will be outside walking the track to display our costumes and posters during the Vocabulary Parade. Students were assigned grade level vocabulary words to research and created posters during art class to represent their meanings. It will be a great afternoon to celebrate the importance of reading, vocabulary and creativity.
On Wednesday, the Lincoln first graders went to the Lynn Auditorium to see Curious George and the Golden Meatball. Special thanks to our families, PTA, and the first grade teachers for making this field trip possible. Check out our Student Showcase for pictures from the trip!
The end of the year is approaching very quickly. Some of our special events that are coming up are field trips. Gr. 5 is Friday, May 25 with a tour of Boston, Gr. K is also on Friday, May 25 they will have a walking tour of the Paul Revere Neighborhood and will finish by stopping for lunch at D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Restaurant. Gr. 1 is on Thursday, May 31, to the Stoneham Zoo. Gr. 4 is on Monday, June 18, and they will be going to the Museum of Science. Gr. 2 is on Tuesday, June 19, and they also will have their fun day at the Stoneham Zoo, and Gr. 3 is on Thursday, June 21 when they will be walking the entire Freedom Trail . All field trips are aligned to our Project Based activities which will be displayed at our final showcase on Wednesday, June 20th.
Whelan is very excited that all students have completed their MCAS assessments this week! Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 were very excited to learn about where lettuce comes from and what it means to be grown organically through a presentation from Olivia’s Organics this week. Our students wore their red noses today, Thursday, May 24th in support of National Red Nose Day. “Red Nose Day’s mission is to end child poverty— one nose at a time.” Tomorrow, Friday, May 25 students will wear Red White and Blue and secret donations will be going to the Gi Go Fund.
Revere High School
On May 21st and May 22nd, over 150 Revere High School students presented their capstone projects to a panel of judges in partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements. It was amazing to see the amount of work preparation and time that went into these projects, which focused on wide-ranging themes, including academic, social, music and arts, summits, internship, social media technologies, and many others. The presenters were passionate, articulate, and authentic in sharing their experiences with their peers, teachers and parents who were in the audience. A review panel comprised of teachers, administrators, and a member of the school committee gave assessment feedback to the presenters by asking questions, suggesting strategies for improvement, and exploring students’ ideas for future projects. As a school that strongly believes in and is committed to promoting student agency, as a vehicle to support student-centered learning, we are increasingly encouraged to seeing more and more students engaged in public speaking and risk-taking approaches. This certainly gives us a lot of confidence and trust that the work that we are all engaged in is paying dividends. Congratulations for the work well done! We are proud of our students!
Rumney Marsh Academy
The Rumney Marsh Academy would like to congratulate our 2018 Aspirers! This year’s inductees’ ceremony took place on Thursday, May 17th and the RMA welcomed Janaya Busheme, Elizabeth Canas, Naomi DeMauro, Sklya DeSimone, Alex Diaz, Nicholas Gerasev, Isaac Harrington, Angela Huynh, Anthony Insogna-Parziale, Amanda Legere, Alexandria Lim, Maajda Louaddi, Gianna Mahoney, Gabriela Mogavero, Brandi Neil, Mohamed Ouakani, Yasmin Ouakani, Maria Priebe, Jonathan Samuel, and Anthony Vasquez Posada to the Aspirers club! This year’s group of students’ speeches were incredible, as they delivered a mix of humor, emotion, humility, and determination! Thank you so much!
Susan B. Anthony Middle
Susan B. Anthony ASPIRERS Club are kindly asking your to participate in Operation: Give Back. ASPIRERs are collecting donations of common toiletry itmes for our retired servicemen and women (requested items: shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, etc.)
Congratulations to SBA Student of the Month recipients– For the month of May: Cecilia Morais Pinto Martins & Raphael Genares and for the month of June: Adriana DeCicco & Savrine El Moukhtari.
Thank you Ms. Suttle and the SeaCoast Student-Leaders for creating our
Memorial Day Remembrance Collage located on the front fence of the Beachmont Veterans Memorial School thanking and remembering all the servicemen and servicewomen who gave their lives for our nation. On May 23rd, Sarah Wilson representing “Year Up” met with several of our students to discuss meaningful post-graduate employment opportunities.