Description From Hoopla: "Book One in the March series spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations."
A letter from Mrs. Pasquarelli went out on Tuesday to grade 8 students and families. It contains important information about upcoming ceremonies and celebrations including class t-shirts and lawn signs. It also has information about items that students are expected to return and pick up on Thursday, June 18. In addition, it has information about Boston trip refunds, information for students who plan to move or transfer outside of the district, and BHS laptop program registration.
Incoming BHS freshman for the 2020/2021 school year can register to join the 1-1 “Lease to Own” Laptop Program at Beverly High School. This laptop program is optional and not mandatory. See this letter for details on the program, or click here to register.
If you have any questions after reading the documentation please email your question(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171.
In case you missed it, the following message went out today to families.
Good Afternoon Beverly Parents and Families,
I want to reach out to all of you today and share our sadness and outrage at the horror and injustice surrounding the death of George Floyd. The unrest of this past week has further exposed the truth about racial disparities in our country.
We in the Beverly schools will work against racism. We are prepared to do the work against bias and stereotype, and work to make all our students and families feel safe and valued. In conjunction with the Human Rights Committee, we stand in unity and support for our friends and colleagues for whom racism is a daily challenge. There is no place in our community for hate. The Beverly Public Schools will continue to embrace our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist practices in our effort to break the cycle of racism and other forms of oppression.
Attached you will find some resources to help you when talking with your child about the events that are going on in the country today. Further anti-racism resources will be available on our website tomorrow.
In the next two weeks, students will participate in online English Language Arts and Math assessments. The assessments are similar to other online tests the children participated in earlier this fall and winter. Additional information with specific dates/times and directions for accessing the test will be provided to your child. We appreciate your assistance in creating a secure testing environment.
The results from the At Home Assessment will provide important overall course performance and information and measure end of year mastery of learning standards. In addition to continuing to inform this spring’s instruction, the information will help next year’s teachers to determine how to best support your child in the fall. Please note, this assessment is only one of the multiple measures we use to make instructional decisions.
The Beverly Education Foundation's Honor A Teacher Campaign for 2020 will be dedicated to our teachers, staff and administrators who are working tirelessly to provide quality online and remote learning to our students during this global health crisis. Your gift will provide critical support and bolster the work of the Beverly Education Foundation's mission of enhancing and enriching public education during this difficult time. All Honor a Teacher funds are earmarked to fund teacher grants each year.
The Beverly Education Foundation's Annual Honor A Teacher drive promotes the honoring of "teachers" to include all exemplary educators who have made a positive difference in the life of a Beverly public school student. Funds raised go directly to fund teacher/parent grants, which are awarded each spring. "Honor a Teacher" who made a difference in your life.