Yearly Archives: 2013

A Strong School is The Building Block For A Strong Community

Do you believe that? Then let me introduce you to Blackstone Innovation School… Located in South End neighborhood of Boston, the Blackstone Innovation School serves nearly 600 diverse students from Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Teachers, staff, families and community partners work together to foster a set of core values in the school community: respect, unity, […]

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Q & A with Blackstone School Alumnus, Joel Zayas

Located in South End neighborhood of Boston, the Blackstone Innovation School serves nearly 600 diverse students from Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Teachers, staff, families and community partners work together to foster a set of core values in the school community: respect, unity, and excellence. Blackstone School has come a long way and we are striving […]

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Community Partners Workshop and Presentation by Danish Kurani

On June 11, Friends of Blackstone School hosted a Community Partners Workshop. The goal of the meeting was to update current community partners and also potential new partners and friends with an update on the progress of the school’s turn around. Principal Cynthia Paris-Jeffries presented solid data on the tremendous improvement of students’ academic achievements. […]

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A Tree Grows in the Blackstone School

Last November the Friends of Blackstone School collaborated with the Boston Center for the Arts on a two-day, hands-on art project with the fourth grade students in Erin Rua’s class.   Students combined a visit to the BCA’s Mills Gallery with hands-on production in their classroom.  At the gallery they learned about the ancient art of […]

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The Blackstone School Library Could Use Your Help

We are pleased to report that the all volunteer Blackstone Library is running successfully and is open four days a week. Through our collaboration and the support of St. Stephen’s community outreach,we have 13 classes coming in so far for reading and help picking out books. We are looking for more volunteers so we can offer […]

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