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

St. Sebastian's School is proud to announce the Honor Roll recipients for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Recipients of these academic awards fall into three categories: High Honors, maintains an A- or above in all subjects; Honors with Distinction, maintains a B or above in all subjects; Honors, maintains a B- or above in all subjects; Effort, for marks of 1 or 2 in all subjects; and Superior Effort, for marks of 1 in all subjects. The following students from Jamaica Plain earned honor roll:

Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 10, High Honors, Superior Effort
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 8, High Honors, Superior Effort
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 8, High Honors, Effort

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Curley School Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19; Parents Not Yet Notified

A Mary E. Curley School staff member recently tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first known case of a Curley School community member. Principal Katie Grassa sent an email to staff members last week. That email was provided to Jamaica Plain News by a member of the Curley School community. "We were recently notified that a member of the Curley K-8 community has tested positive for COVID-19.

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