Jamaica Plain Students Earn St. Sebastian’s Honor Roll

St. Sebastian's School is proud to announce the following Jamaica Plain students who were named to the Third Quarter Honor Roll. under the following categories: High Honors: A- or above in all subjects, Honors with Distinction: B or above in all subjects, and Honors: B- or above in all subjects. Students received honor roll under the following categories: High Honors: A- or above in all subjects, Honors with Distinction: B or above in all subjects, and Honors: B- or above in all subjects. Students from Jamaica Plain:
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 8, High Honors
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 10, High Honors
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 8, High Honors

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Muñiz Academy Forges Relationship with Hale Intrepid Academy, Heads to Arboretum

For the last few weeks Margarita Muñiz Academy students have begun a relationship with the Hale Intrepid Academy by exploring the Arnold Arboretum together. 

This is a new partnership between the Muñiz Academy and Hale Intrepid Academy, a program launched in 2018 by Hale (formerly Hale Reservation), which creates an educational experience utilizing an outdoor campus as a classroom. Members of the Hale team are coming on Tuesdays and Thursdays to take Muñiz Academy students, of who there are about 25 attending school in person, for walks around the neighborhood and the Arboretum, according to a Muñiz Academy newsletter. "After almost a year of isolation, the students become part of a group again, building connectivity with each other and with nature. There will be more activities for the Muñiz students in partnership with Hale in the coming months," said the newsletter. As time goes on Hale and the Muñiz Academy will develop new programs together.

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Jamaica Plain Students Receive St. Sebastian’s School Honor Roll

St. Sebastian's School is proud to announce those students who were named to the Second Quarter and First Semester Honor Rolls under the following categories: High Honors: A- or above in all subjects, Honors with Distinction: B or above in all subjects, and Honors: B- or above in all subjects. Students from Jamaica Plain:
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 10, High Honors
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 8, High Honors
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 8, High Honors

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Oliver-Dávila Elected Chair of Boston School Committee; Applications Wanted for Vacant Seat

Alexandra Oliver-Dávila was elected chairperson of the Boston School Committee. A position she was quickly elected to in November of the former chair resigned. “Growing up as a Latina learning English in Boston, I am intimately familiar with the hurt and pain caused by racist practices and ideologies, and I have experienced the barriers to opportunity that our young people encounter every day,” said Oliver-Dávila. “There is much challenging work ahead to develop our competencies and closely examine our policies to improve outcomes for our students. I thank my fellow members for their support and their unwavering commitment to our students and families.”

Oliver-Dávila is a Roslindale resident and a Boston Public School parent.

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From Wampanoag Myth to Modern Inequity Eliot School Teens’ Video Reflects on Past and Future

Students of the Teen Bridge Program at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts collaborated with elders from a variety of neighborhoods to reflect upon our past and future in a new video. Lead by filmmaker Carolyn Shadid Lewis, InterGeneration is a collaborative project that uses the perspective of mostly indigenous, immigrant, and black community leaders, artists, activists, educators and public health workers, to go on personal journeys to show anxiety, loss, and hope during the pandemic and a struggle for racial justice. The full video will be available to view on Dec. 3. InterGeneration Trailer from Carolyn Shadid Lewis on Vimeo.

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