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We are Grateful for the Blackstone Innovation School!

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, we’re reminded how grateful we are for the Blackstone Innovation School community. The image below, created by a third grade student, beautifully captures the power of Blackstone’s approach to building an inclusive community that supports the development of the whole child. Critical to the […]

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Friends of Blackstone Present School Tour and Info Session

On Friday, May 1st the Friends of Blackstone School hosted a school tour and information session for 15 friends, neighbors and supporters of the Blackstone Innovation School. Attendees were able to learn about the great work happening at the Blackstone and experience firsthand the bright and vibrant energy of the school.

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Mayor Walsh Visits the Blackstone School

Post by Boston Public Schools.

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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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Generous Donation Adds Winter Beauty to Blackstone’s Entrance

The planter benches at the entrance to the Blackstone School have been beautifully planted thanks to the generosity of Mark Corbin of South End Gardens and Peter Cavallaro of Boston Flower Market. We are grateful for the much need color that these plants have brought to the Blackstone School and Mark’s and Peter’s generosity. Check them […]

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Our Generous Friends and Neighbors

In the short time that Friends has existed, community generosity has been outstanding.  Some of the early support includes – Creative design, branding and website development by Sametz Blackstone Associates Hosting of 3 volunteer appreciation events this school year by Barbara Lynch at her South End restaurants and test kitchen, B & G Oysters, The […]

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2012 MCAS Results Demonstrate Significant Improvement

The results of the 2012 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) provide an affirmation of the academic progress made by the students of the Blackstone School. Based on students’ MCAS performance last year, the Blackstone school exceeded 13 out of 14 of its performance goals and cut the math failure rate in half from two years […]

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