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8 11, 2018

Tynan School Standout on Friday

2018-11-27T14:15:30-05:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Tynan School Standout on Friday

This is the mural whose painted words REALLY describe the Tynan School! “Safe, Kind, Responsible, Respectful”. The photograph says it all: it’s the mural overlooking South Boston’s Tynan School play area on Fourth Street. It reads, - TYNAN “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be Respectful”. Unfortunately, last Wednesday morning, some vandal (or vandals) decided otherwise. These animals adorned several doors and walls on the Tynan School with obscene words. There is no need to repeat that language, but some of the words began with the letters “F” and “N”. Maybe these are the only words those vandals know. Enough said. The Tynan’s custodians responded immediately, painting over this graffiti as soon as the police had finished their investigation. But this incident is a disgrace [...]

7 11, 2018

South Boston Catholic Academy Celebrates All Saints Day

2018-11-27T16:01:27-05:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on South Boston Catholic Academy Celebrates All Saints Day

South Boston Catholic Academy News Celebrating All Saints Day!  On November 1, 2018 the 5th and 6th graders of South Boston Catholic Academy traveled to Catholic TV in Watertown to celebrate the All Saints Day Mass on TV with Father Robert Casey, our Pastor.  Each student dressed up as one of their favorite saints.  While at school, we all celebrated the All Saints Day Mass at St. Brigid Church with Father Patrick Nolan, SJ, in which the 4thgraders took part in.  All the students did a wonderful job participating in both these Masses. On November 6, 2018 we enjoyed our Fall Open House, where we welcomed many prospective families to check out what makes South Boston Catholic Academy so special!  The school offers tours on Tuesdays and [...]

1 11, 2018

South Boston Catholic Academy News

2018-11-01T12:36:36-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on South Boston Catholic Academy News

Recently, all of us at South Boston Catholic Boston Catholic Academy were honored and grateful to have the Former Mayor of Boston and Vatican Ambassador Ray Flynn and Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn come for a school visit. We had a chance to welcome them to our school and they had a chance to meet and speak with the teachers and our students and to see how we embrace excellence in education and a firm belief in the uniqueness of the individual. Inspired by the traditions of our catholic faith, family spirit, and academic excellence, we are committed to meeting the spiritual, academic, physical, and social needs of individual students. We strive to develop within our students the skills and values needed to become successful, [...]

27 10, 2018

Mini Maker Faire at Children’s Museum

2018-10-27T19:30:52-04:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Mini Maker Faire at Children’s Museum

  by Rick Winterson  Likely you’ve heard of the so-called “Makers Movement”, and a movement it really is. The Makers first grew from clusters of curious and creative people in the Bay area around San Francisco/ San Jose in the 1990s. The exact, original location could be in San Mateo, midway between San Francisco and San Jose, where the 13th Annual “Maker Faire” took place recently. Other Maker Faires (40 of them this year) are taking place worldwide – New York, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Rome, and so on.  Certainly, Boston deserves to have a Maker Faire, and the Children’s Museum in South Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood obliged (Saturday/ Sunday, October 6-7). In fact, this was the Museum’s third annual Faire, only they’ve chosen to call [...]

11 10, 2018

JFK Library “Celebrate” Series Features Mariachi

2018-11-27T14:47:05-05:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on JFK Library “Celebrate” Series Features Mariachi

by Richard Campbell Instead of being couch potatoes on Columbus Day some smart families headed off to enjoy the first of the John F. Kennedy Library Celebrate Series. The concert featured Veronica Robles high spirited Mexican Mariachi Band blending music, dance and culture with an interactive twist. As a part of Boston’s city-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this performance was designed to get kids moving. From her Aztec God appearance to the closing song Ms. Robles kept the little urchins dancing and singing away in bliss- all the while learning about the culture of the Americas.  Robles is that rare bird: a female Mariachi performer with educational skills and wise cracking humor wrapped in a golden heart, who knows how to charm an audience. [...]

20 04, 2018

Excel Women’s Groups Visit P&G Gillette

2018-11-27T17:07:13-05:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Excel Women’s Groups Visit P&G Gillette

by Rick Winterson    To be sure, Gillette here in South Boston is now owned by Procter & Gamble, a large corporation more frequently called “P&G”.  That results in the combined corporate title “P&G Gillette”, which South Boston Online will use in the rest of this article about a visit to their headquarters. There’s a group of female students at Excel High School, who are very interested in achieving their justly deserved equality and rights.  This is a young women’s group that has existed for several years in support of each other.  They are very serious about their efforts and recently, they began calling themselves “Pretty Tough Women”, abbreviated “PTW”.  The PTW gather in classrooms in Excel High School during their Advisory periods. There’s another, [...]

28 03, 2018

ACES: Educators Present on Child Abuse

2018-11-27T16:35:25-05:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on ACES: Educators Present on Child Abuse

By Richard Campbell One of the more complex and widespread problems in today’s educational environment is how to educate students who are dealing with Adverse Child Experiences, commonly called ACEs. With the ASCD Conference emphasis upon educating the whole child, a group of educators from South Central Pennsylvania came prepared to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with an in-depth presentation for educators on how to detect, evaluate, and respond to the problem of ACEs. Their presentation was entitled: “ACEs Paradigm Shift in How the School Community Can Address the Whole Child.” The presenters were Ellen G. Smith MD., School Counselor, Meg Riley M.ED, MMS, and Jeannette Fodness, Teacher and Instructional Coach M.Ed, who are professionals working in their respective school districts with educators and [...]