25 01, 2019

The Fate of St. Brendan / St. Ann: “Let Us Gather, Not Scatter”

2019-01-25T11:23:08-05:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Education|Comments Off on The Fate of St. Brendan / St. Ann: “Let Us Gather, Not Scatter”

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   When Rev. Brian Clary and Rev. Bob Connors arrived at The Collaborative of St. Brendan / St. Ann in June of 2018, they inherited a litany of challenges, from structural problems of deferred maintenance in upwards of 2 million dollars, to a $750,000 combined debt to the Archdiocese, as well as a dwindling number of parishioners. Then there was, of course, the stigma of the past. The Dorchester churches are not alone in diving attendee numbers considering the growing number of the nondenominational these days, as well as a demographic shift as more families move out of neighborhoods. It was, however, hit hard by the sex abuse crisis of 2002, which continues to haunt. Considering these two particular parishes were [...]

12 01, 2019

State Street and Junior Achievement Inspiring SBCA Students

2019-01-12T12:03:15-05:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Education, Featured|Comments Off on State Street and Junior Achievement Inspiring SBCA Students

Thank you to State Street and all of our partners at Junior Achievement who came to teach our students on Friday December 14.  JA is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program that fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.  Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern New England appreciates their continued partnership with State Street and South Boston Catholic Academy to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA invests in youth today to empower them to strengthen our communities tomorrow. Through hands-on learning experiences delivered by State Street volunteers they are exposing students to different career paths and businesses, money management and how to start a business. Students are [...]

7 01, 2019

The Martin Richard Foundation Challenges Young People to Bring Communities Together

2019-01-07T13:13:32-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Education|Comments Off on The Martin Richard Foundation Challenges Young People to Bring Communities Together

The Martin Richard Foundation is calling on young people ages 5-22 to submit their ideas for bringing their communities together in service with projects that promote peace, justice and kindness. Through the Foundation’s Bridge Builder Program, up to 30 applicants will be selected to receive $500 grants to turn their idea into reality. Applications are due Friday, January 18 and are available at   Projects should be led by young people; display peace, justice and kindness as core values; and tackle an issue that warrants attention in their neighborhoods or schools. Adults may apply on behalf of the young people who will carry out the project, and educators, youth development professionals or coaches can help to support the project. Groups will be notified of their selectionby [...]

11 12, 2018

SB Catholic Academy Jingle Bell 5K Run

2018-12-13T10:42:11-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Education, Happenings|Comments Off on SB Catholic Academy Jingle Bell 5K Run

The Annual SBCA Jingle Bell 5K Run which was a huge success due to the endless efforts of all involved.  A huge Thank You goes to Mrs. Katie Marshman and Mr. Jeff Tassie, along with many other unsung heroes.  We are appreciative and grateful for all you do to help and support South Boston Catholic Academy!  It was so nice to see the many people, young and old, that came.  Some even brought their lovable family pets to join in the race.  Thank you to all who took part in this the event! It was great to see the students in grades 2 through 6 from South Boston Catholic Academy's Run Club, who also participated in South Boston Catholic Academy's Jingle Bell Run! Twenty student [...]

2 12, 2018

South Boston Catholic Academy News

2018-12-02T14:48:58-05:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on South Boston Catholic Academy News

We want to say a special Thank you to all the members of our 2018-2019 South Boston Catholic Academy Student Council. With help and advice by our Guidance Counselor, Ms. Meghan Logue. This year’s South Boston Catholic Academy Student Council has been off to a great start working on fundraisers and community service projects. They are a hardworking group of students. We thank the South Boston Catholic Academy 6th grade officers for running the pink ribbon fundraiser to support the Ellie Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and helping with the collection of the Halloween candy to be delivered to the troops overseas. They also helped out at our schools Annual Halloween Dances. Our student council lead our Food Drive to ensure that the St. [...]

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. [...]

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