Several Jamaica Plain students earn honor roll at the St. Sebastian's School. The following students were named to the fourth quarter and second semester honor rolls under the following categories: High Honors (A- or above in all subjects), Honors with Distinction (B or above in all subjects), Honors (B- or above in all subjects) and Effort (Marks of 1 or 2 in all subjects, 4th quarter only). Students from Jamaica Plain include:
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 9, High Honors, High Honors, Effort
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 7, High Honors, High Honors, Effort
Kristian A. Rosario, Grade 12, Honors with Distinction
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 7, Honors with Distinction, Honors with Distinction, Effort
Boston Scores, one of Boston Public School’s largest afterschool programs, has committed to distribute up to 5,000 non-surgical face masks to the students and families they serve. With the donation of masks, Jamaica Plain based Boston Scores is helping to meet one of the community’s most pressing health needs. Many of the students that Boston Scores serve live in family and community circumstances that are highly vulnerable: they lack financial security for unexpected expenses, they do not possess affordable and accessible healthcare, and they have few options to proactively minimize the economic and health risks of this pandemic. With PPE equipment in short supply, Boston Scores was able to reallocate a portion of its operating funding to purchase more than 5,000 masks to help its students and families to safely go outdoors, run errands and pursue other essential activities. The offer has been greatly appreciated by the community and more than half of the masks have already been allocated to schools and community partners in Roxbury and surrounding neighborhoods.
Teachers working on their TikTok dances, reading Mary Oliver poetry, dancing with their children, lip synching to pop hits, and more dancing. Those are some of the scenes that are part of an inspiring video made by English High School faculty and staff for students. ESL teacher Cristina Hernandez-Persia dropped the breaking news video to her personal YouTube page on Monday. "As we finish this school year with remote learning, we want our students to remember that physical distance does not keep us apart. So, to our students, and to those who may not be our student, we will finish strong, together," wrote Hernandez-Persia.
Katie Grassa is in her seventh year of being the principal of the Curley K-8 School, and guiding the school community during this unprecedented times. Grassa answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about how the school's community has adapted to online learning. Q: How has your job changed since students were told they weren’t coming to school anymore? Grassa: I’m leading a school virtually from my dining room table. I think the personal connections I have with people have changed.
The St. Sebastian's School is proud to announce the following Jamaica Plain students were named to the Third Quarter Honor Rolls under the following categories:
High Honors: A- or above in all subjects
Honors with Distinction: B or above in all subjects
Honors: B- or above in all subjects
Effort: Marks of 1 or 2 in all subjects
Superior Effort: Marks of 1 in all subjects
The following students are from Jamaica Plain:
Michael J. Kalinichenko, Grade 9, High Honors, Effort
Maxim D. Kalinichenko, Grade 7, High Honors, Effort
Luis E. Sosa Espinal, Grade 7, High Honors, Effort