MAY 2017 Spotlight – High Schools Doing Great Things in the Community

JFYNetWorks Partner School Spotlight

Sometimes We Need to Be Reminded…
… that our schools are full of great kids, hard-working and creative teachers, overworked and underappreciated administrators, and effective programs.

Read more about some of these outstanding people, schools and communities in our series: Spotlighting JFYNetWorks Partner Schools… May 2017 edition.

East Boston High School: Class of ’70 Donates Piano to School

“We figured we could get the Class of ’70 together and ask our fellow classmates to donate $70 to help get a piano back at the high school,” said Debbi White, Class of ’70. “Some people sent in checks for $70, some sent in checks for a little more and we received donations from East Boston Savings Bank, the Rotary Club and the East Boston Foundation. Read more here.


Congrats! North Quincy High School Science Teacher Named Top Mass. Educator

North Quincy High School science teacher Cara Pekarcik has been named the 2018 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.


Students’ fundraising yields $5,000 for Dr. Seuss Museum

The soon-to-open Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum benefited from the efforts of city students with a donation that, when matched from area businesses, yielded more than $5,000. Story found here.


Shawsheen students earn SkillsUSA medals

Twenty-eight members of Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School’s SkillsUSA chapter earned gold, silver or bronze medal at the 43rd annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held April 27 and 28 at Blackstone Valley Technical High School. Full story here.


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