Education Is Art and Science
As part of the Summer Academic Enrichment Program at the Whittier School, students constructed paper roller coasters as part of a STEM activity. Students learned how to make a frame and a track for their coasters. They also utilized Google’s coding site CS First. Science teacher Bruce Jaffe has introduced several topics this summer, including heat and heat transfer, and the forces that allow for flight.
A Virtual and Literal Success
The English Language Learner Summer Program came to a conclusion at the end of July. In-person and virtual options were made available to our students as part of the district’s free and far-reaching summer options. Thanks to EPS educators Marissa McQueeney, Sarah Bitterman, and Brendan McHugh, whose hard work and dedication made the EL Summer Program possible. Special thanks, as well, to Corey Depina, Brittany Thomas, and the team from Zumix, a Boston-based organization committed to building community through music and creative technology. Zumix partnered with our EL Department this summer on a fantastic collaboration that culminated in a creative and energetic open mic event for our students.
First Day of School Dates
•Aug. 31, First Day of School/Half day for grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to noon.
•Sept. 1, First Full Day of School, grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•Sept. 2, Full Day of School, grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•Sept. 3, No School.
•Sept. 6, Labor Day, No school.
•Sept. 7, Full Day of School, grades K-12, 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Everett School Parent Info Center Continues
The Everett Public Schools Parent Information Center (PIC) at the Keverian School will continue to be open this summer to register children in all grades for the 2021-22 school year.
The hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The hours on Wednesday are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The hours on Friday are 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Appointments are suggested and can be made online at the Everett Public Schools website.
As a change this year, each student enrolled will be given a new children’s book in their native language.School Briefs