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First Day of School

WELCOME BACK STUDENTS AND STAFF!

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Students, teachers, staff and even the Superintendent of Schools were all smiles on the First Day of School on September 5, 2018, for grades K-12 as buildings hummed with happiness and activity. The day was easy and uneventful as students from all corners of the city returned from summer break ready to learn and grow. It’s going to be a great year.

Janine Sorrenti

CHOSEN AS A DESE AMAZING EDUCATOR!

Department of Elemtary and Secondary Education aMAzing Educators campaign flier with Janine Sorrenti

Congratulations to George School's Janine Sorrenti who was chosen as part of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's aMAzing Educator's Ad Campaign. Ms. Sorrenti is a 2nd Grade teacher in the Juntos program at the George.

Columbus Day October 8 - No School!

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Black and Red Out

BHS COLLECTS MORE THAN 2,000 CANNED GOODS

Brockton High School Boxer Buddies taking donations at the September 7th football game.

During the Brockton High School Football team's home opener on September 7, 2018, fans were asked to donate canned goods instead of paying admission. Brockton High School Boxer Buddies, seniors and athletes collected more than 2,000 canned goods for The Charity Guild as a way to start the year off on a positive note.

Gold Apples

AND THIS YEAR'S GOLD APPLE GOES TO…

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Picture: From L to R with Superintendent Kathleen Smith: Michael Robinson (South Middle )School, Colleen Crehan (Baker Elementary School), Maria Fontes (Davis K-8 School), Mostafa Mouhieeddine (Downey Elementary School), Kelli Reardon (Gilmore Elementary School), Andrew Fantucchio (West Middle School), Ana Gonzalez (Plouffe Academy), Germana Rodrigues (East Middle School), James Burley (Brockton High School), Linda Goldberg (Brockton High School), Joanne Nelson (Brockton High School), Deirdre Smith (Brockton High School), Terry Finnegan (The Keith Center)

We are pleased to announce the inaugural group of Gold Apple Award winners who were surprised with the honor during the 2018-2019 Opening Day Convocation on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. This group of 13 outstanding educators have gone above and beyond for the students and families of the Brockton Public schools. Congratulations to each and every one of them!

Adopt a Classroom

RAYMOND SCHOOL RECEIVES $10,000 DONATION

Burlington Stores and adopt a classroom passing a ten thousand dollar check to May Bill Carpenter and the Brockton Public Schools.

Congratulations to the Raymond School and its teachers who were surprised September 20, 20118, with a $10,000 donation from Burlington Stores and its partner Adoptaclassrom.org. The donation was part of the retail chain’s opening celebration of a new Burlington store in the Westgate Mall, to opened Friday, September 28, 2018, and a tradition to sponsor one school in the market of each new store. The $10,000 check will be split evenly among the Raymond teachers for individual classroom needs. What a treat! Thank you, Burlington and Adoptaclassroom.org.

2018-2019 School Year Convocation

WELCOME BACK BROCKTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Image of Superintendent Kathleen Smith presenting at the Brockton Public Schools Convocation

On Sept. 4, 2018, Superintendent Smith welcomed more than 1,200 teachers back during a Convocation Ceremony in the Brockton High School auditorium where she thanked them for their dedication and hard work over the past school year and asked them to persevere in the year ahead as the district continues to advocate for funding equity for all children in the Commonwealth.

Special Thanks to Jordon Cruz

Brockton High School Graduate Gives Back

Jordon Cruz donating school supplies to the Brockton Public Schools

Thank you to Jordon Cruz, BHS Class of 2008, who dropped off donations of Air Jordans, other athletic shoes, school supplies, backpacks and a range of needed items for our Brockton Public Schools students that he purchased or had donated from friends and businesses in the area. Cruz is employed at Randolph High School and also coaches basketball. He said he just wants to give back to help Brockton kids.

Dr. Michael Robinson

CHOSEN AS A DESE AMAZING EDUCATOR!

Department of Elemtary and Secondary Education aMAzing Educators campaign flier with Dr. Robinson

Congratulations to South Middle School's Dr. Michael Robinson who was chosen as part of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's aMAzing Educator's Ad Campaign for September. Dr. Robinson was featured on billboards around the state throughout the month of September. We think he's aMAzing, too! Way to go, Dr. Robinson!

Xfinity Essentials

AFFORDABLE INTERNET AT HOME!

Having the ability to use the Internet at home for school work, rather than having to seek out a public library or other source of online assistance, can be the difference in closing the homework gap for many with limited family income. The Brockton Public Schools is working with Xfinity and its Xfinity Internet Essentials program to provide equal opportunities for our low-income families to qualify for $9.95/month internet service at home.

To participate, families must have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program; they must not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old (although if they do they still may be eligible); and they must live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.

To determine if your child qualifies, please contact Janice Johnson Plumer, Community Outreach Specialist at JaniceJohnsonPlumer@bpsma.org or directly at 508-208-5518.

Upcoming Events

8th Grade Orientation

Orientation Program for Parents of 8th Grade Students: October 25th

Athletics Schedules