Friday, April 5, 2013
Principal Jeff Slater is leaving during April vacation to take on a leadership role in California, according to a letter posted on the school’s blog.
When Curley School students return from April vacation, they’ll have about six more weeks of school and a new principal. Principal Jeff Slater told the Curley community he would be leaving the school to take on a new leadership role in California, according to a letter posted on the Curley K-8 school’s blog. Former Curley principal Mirna Vega Wilson will become interim principal. Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris will lead a search for a new principal. April vacation begins the week of Monday, April 15.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Curley School eighth grader was shot last Friday in Roxbury on his way to church.
The Curley K-8 School community is rising in support of a 13-year-old who was the victim of gun violence last week. Gabriel Clarke, 13, was shot in the stomach on Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury Jan. 11 while on his way to meet his mother at 7th Day Adventist Church on Seaver Street, according to multiple media outlets. He’s recovering at Boston Medical Center. The Curley parent community is hosting a bake sale fundraiser on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, according to a post on the school’s website. The school is asking people to donate baked goods, coffee, juice, water or their time. Proceeds will benefit the Clarke family through Gabriel Clarke’s recovery. Drop-off donations will be accepted …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Chuck, the school snake, got loose in a Curley K-8 science class and curled up behind a warm radiator.
A four-foot boa constrictor got loose and slid behind a nice warm radiator at the Curley K-8 School on Friday. WCVB reports that the tropical snake had to be rescued but is back in his cage. "Our school snake, Chuck, got stuck behind the heater in Stephanie Selznick's classroom. Chuck is a part of our Curley family and helps to educate our students," Principal Jeffrey Slater told WCVB.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Teacher Robert Baroz of the Curley K-8 School received praise from President Barack Obama in the context of a press conference about jobs.
UPDATE, Friday 10:49 a.m.: According to the Boston Herald, the President did not actually meet Baroz. He was simply in the same room with him. ~~~~~ A literacy and data coach at JP's Curley School featured prominently in a presidential press conference this morning. Robert Baroz, who was a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education this summer, was mentioned prominently by President Barack Obama in a press conference about the president's jobs bill. Here's the transcript from the press conference, via The National Journal: I had a chance to meet a young man named Robert Baroz. He’s an English teacher in Boston who came to the White House a few weeks ago. He’s got two decades of teaching experience, he’s got a Master’s …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Here are the slides from the presentation Whole Foods made yesterday at its first public meeting with the Jamaica Plain community.
Here are the slides from the presentation Whole Foods Market gave last night at its first public meeting with the Jamaica Plain community. Whole Foods plans to open in late fall at 415 Centre St., the former location of Hi-Lo Foods. Police broke up last night's meeting, citing public safety reasons, after arresting three persons for disturbing the peace. The presentation, attached at above right in PDF form, could not be heard at times because of various shouts from the audience. The presentation contains contact information for the store's manager and assistant manager, as well as an email to use to suggest what products the location should stock. "It was very unfortunate that the meeting had to end the way that it did, wrote Whole Foods …
A random sampling of neighborhood voices who were present at the first (and maybe last) Town Hall Meeting concerning the grocery chain's plan to locate in Hyde Square
Long known for its tolerance, acceptance, and activism, Jamaica Plain now sometimes seems torn in half by the intensity of feeling surrounding the debate over the former Hi-Lo Supermarket and Whole Foods. Martha Rodriguez, a JP resident for 14 years, thinks that Whole Foods "is not affordable and will speed up gentrification." Lisa Ottaviani, who has lived in JP for five years, believes that the upscale grocery "will bring opportunities and jobs." For more perspectives, visit the photos in the gallery. The captions tell a little bit about where each person is coming from on the issue. With opinions both passionate and polar, will the two sides ever come to terms with each other, or could last night's skirmish signal the start of an even …
The two persons will be summonsed on charges of disrupting a public assembly and trespassing.
Part way through Whole Foods' first community meeting with Jamaica Plain, two persons crouched in the darkness of a balcony overlooking the packed hall. They held a banner. The people later rushed to the edge of the balcony and tied it to the railing. It read, "Displacement: What Will Whole Foods Do About It?" The persons then ran away, but were caught by police, who say they had asked them several times not to be in the balcony. The balcony is dusty and seemingly little used, with views of the stage below fenced off. The persons were arrested and will be summonsed for disrupting a public assembly and trespassing, according to Officer Eddy Chrispin. Fellow protesters gave the names of the persons arrested as Chloe Finkel and Andrew Murray…
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Police shut down the meeting after two incidents involving banners being held by people who oppose Whole Foods coming to Jamaica Plain.
Boston Police put an early end to Whole Foods' first meeting with the Jamaica Plain community, citing "reasons of public safety." Three persons were arrested and will be summonsed on charges of disrupting a public assembly and trespassing, in the case of two persons, and disrupting a public assembly in the third. All three are free, according to Officer Eddy Chrispin. The first two were arrested after unfurling a banner in the balcony of the auditorium at the Curley School, where more than 300 people had gathered for the meeting. The banner read, "Displacement: What Will Whole Foods Do About It?" The two will be summonsed on trespassing charges because, according to police, they had been told several times that they were not allowed in …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The start of the spring fishing season began as students from the Kennedy, Curley and one other Boston Public school got an up-close lesson about fish.
Students and teachers from Jamaica Plain's Kennedy and Curley Schools and from the Dorchester Youth Alternative Academy helped release more than 1,000 salmon and trout into Jamaica Pond. City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who lives in JP, also lended a hand for the annual rite of spring. The pond was stocked with the following hatchery-raised fish: The state stocks trout all over Massachusetts.
“There are too many pizza parlors in Jamaica Plain,” said one sixth-grader. “It’s greasy and unhealthy, and cheap so kids eat it all the time."
The Curley School was the crowded site yesterday for “Nuestro Futuro Saludable,” or “Our Healthy Future,” a youth-led summit that examined nutrition, exercise, a variety of other health concerns, and community activism. The event was organized by Tufts University in association with the Boston Public Health Commission, the Latin American Health Institute, Northeastern University, a host of local agencies, and a board of community advisors. “This event was months in the making,” said Lynette Correa, a career youth developer and one of the adult facilitators for the project. “I started in January,” she stated, long before the Whole Foods/Whose Foods fray. But the youth summit was no food fight. The first part of the program took place in …