JFYNet Partner School Spotlight – Doing Great Things February 2018

JFYNet Partner School Spotlight – Doing Great Things February 2018

JFYNet Partner Schools

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… February 2018 edition.

New Haverhill High Class Welcomes Girls to Computer Programming

The field of programming isn’t limited to just one gender

To help meet the demand for local jobs in the high tech and health care industries, Haverhill High is adding computer programming to the school’s growing list of vocational programs.

This new program will prepare students to attend highly competitive universities and colleges, complete certificate programs or immediately enter the high-demand STEM workforce. The program focuses on the fundamentals of information technology, software development, programming concepts, creating databases and web development.

Read the entire article here.

Source: hgazette.com
Image source: RYAN HUTTON/ Staff photo

A Region Comes Together to Support Evacuees from Puerto Rico

When Holyoke High School opened its Newcomer Academy in August – administrators had no idea just how timely the launch would be.

So what happens when a family arrives in the Springfield area from far away, with no job, transportation, or living arrangements? What happens when hundreds come? That was the challenge – and certainly still is – wrought by Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island of Puerto Rico last fall and sent a flood of evacuees to the Western Mass. region. Efforts to help them find relief have been inspiring. Read how the United Way, MGM Springfield, Holyoke HS and many others are assisting in this effort.

Full article found here.

Source: businesswest.com/blog

Merrimack River Park Annual Cleanup

Violence Intervention Prevention Club at Haverhill HS joins Greater Haverhill Chamber & others

Members of several local organizations, including the Violence Intervention Prevention Club at Haverhill High School, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce youth group and a crew from the Haverhill District Court community service program, are expected to gather at Merrimack River Park for its annual spring cleaning.

“Everyone is invited to help out. Bring a rake and pair of work gloves. We hope to provide our volunteers with food and beverages.”

Spring cleanup… read more here.

Source: EagleTribune.com
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