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JFYNet Partner School Spotlight – Doing Great Things July 2019

JFY 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… July 2019 edition.

Remembering Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter — through the years in photos

Mayor Carpenter was a tireless champion of his beloved Brockton. He served more than five years in the job that he loved and worked at it nearly twenty hours per day. His indefatigable and infectious approach to governing had created unprecedented momentum and urban renewal in the city’s downtown, and a sense of optimism that buoyed the city and its residents. Today, we look back in time: at Carpenter’s time as a School Committee member, mayor, boxing announcer and more — through years of photos.

View the gallery here.


Durfee’s Meghan Proulx bounces back from Four Winds fire to win gold at national SkillsUSA contest

Megan’s family was one of 84 displaced from their homes by a massive fire that tore through a Four Winds apartment building on New Year’s Day. The fire burned and smoldered for over 24 hours… Fast forward 6 months.

Proulx, 16, was announced late last month as the winner of SkillsUSA Job Skill Demonstration A, in which high school students from across the country demonstrate skills crucial to their occupational focuses.

She is the first Durfee student ever to earn a gold medal at the national SkillsUSA competition. #WayToGoMeghan!

Read more.


Future Brockton doctors, nurses to receive free college courses

Nearly 200 future nurses, doctors, home health aides and other healthcare workers will have the opportunity to earn college credits for free – all while taking their regular classes at Brockton High School.

Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced recently that Brockton High School has received an official designation allowing them to launch an Innovation Pathways program in healthcare starting this fall. Innovation Pathways, a program started by the Massachusetts Dept. of Education in 2017, aims to give HS students experience in specific high-demand industries such as information technology, advanced manufacturing and healthcare through work experience and college courses.

Read more here.


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