Congratulations to sophomore, Asiatou Diallo, who participated in a public forum debate co-sponsored by the Boston Debate League and the NAACP on Thursday, May 11. The forum topic was: Should the Boston Public Schools academic calendar begin before Labor Day? Arguing on the con side, Asiatou and her team, which also included New Mission debater, Nikki Gerald, performed very well and won the debate. The guest VIP judges, School Committee Member Regina Robinson, BPS Chief of Staff Rob Consalvo and City Councilor Tito Jackson were impressed by the preparation and persuasiveness of all of the debaters.
Mr. So has had record breaking turnouts for community service at The Paulist Center Groups Supper Club on Park Street. The Wednesday Night Supper Club is a community of people who come together to serve one hot, tasty nutritious meal of generous portions to each guest. The students in the pic are Samir Hanouni, Chalance Hartgrove, Garshae Mowatt McKenzie, Jasmine Thai, and Ashley German.
Eight BCLA juniors and seniors attended the 12th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center accompanied by Ms. Ferone and Ms. Castro-Petmezis. This is the 5th year that Ms. Ferone has exposed some of our young ladies to the community and connection, the information and inspiration, the motivation and momentum to help them discover what they want—and go get it! It featured nationally recognized speakers who shared their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of personal and professional development topics, helping women to findclarity on their goals and what they need to accomplish them. The Young Women’s Program provided more than 500 high school junior and senior girls with the opportunity to attend the conference and participate in a seminar track designed especially for them.
Professor Deborah Kronenberg and Dean of Admissions and Enrollment, Samuel H. White, accompanied students from Pine Manor College to Dr. Sineath’s junior Literature class. The Pine Manor students facilitated a workshop on theatre and social justice. Dr. Sineath is working toward establishing a long-term relationship with the theatre and social justice class, which is one of the signature courses at Pine Manor. This workshop is tied to the ELA Common Core Standards on Speaking and Listening; Prepare or and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
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