Join Members of the Boston Public Schools community as we come together to share resources, success stories and inspire one another to create safe, healthy and sustaining learning environments. This full day event will feature:
» Keynote Address » A healthy breakfast and lunch
» Breakout sessions » Remarks by BPS Leadership
» Excellence in School » Showcase of BPS departments
Wellness Awards & community partners
May 15, 2019
In the News
Boston elementary school students are on the run: Third-grader Dashawn Darocha picked at his worn sneakers, catching the attention of his physical education teacher, Robert Bowen. Two days later, Bowen sat Darocha down in an empty classroom at the Winship Elementary School in Brighton and told the boy to close his eyes.
“They’re not Jordans, but they’ll be great for running,” Bowen told Darocha. “Ready to open your eyes?”
It was love at first sight. When he saw the new red-and-white athletic shoes, Darocha gasped with delight. He hurriedly put them on and raced around. Read more.
A Focus on Behavioral Health: Boston Public Schools is a renowned urban public school system on a mission to support positive behavioral health for each and every student. The district is five years into a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM) roll-out to its 125 schools, which provides a tiered framework of interventions of support. As part of the CBHM, the district uses Second Step as its universal social-emotional learning program. The Rafael Hernández K–8 took on the challenge and is seeing results, from empowered teachers and a positive shift in student behaviors to schoolwide cultural change. Read More.
Fall International Walk to School Day Celebration: At the Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester, staff member Cynthia Jerez-Martinez, noticed a growing number of students walk to school regularly. She and Principal Karla Giandaca wanted to begin a Safe Routes to School program to help make their walk safer, and to encourage more students to walk or bike to school.
On October 10th, BPS Chief of Operations John Hanlon; BPS Office of Social Emotional Learning and Wellness Acting Assistant Superintendent Jill Carter; Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH; Boston Police Department Deputy Superintendent James Chin; and Red Sox mascot “Wally the Green Monster” joined students on their walk and in the schoolyard. Read More
- Communique, December 2016, Volume 45, Number 4, pg. 16, Boston's Comprehensive Behavioral Model: Organizational Structures
- Communique, November 2016, Volume 45, Number 3, pg. 1, Boston's Comprehensive Behavioral Model: Organizational Structures