School Updates


•This week REACH was honored to meet Anthony Hodges (Salem State Women’s Basketball Coach). In REACH’s weekly community meeting “Real Talk,” Anthony shared the details of his long recovery from a car accident that left him paralyzed. Due to his strong family, positive mentality and hard work in rehab and physical therapy, Anthony regained his ability to walk and then accomplished his goal of playing on the team at Salem State basketball team again.

•The English Learner Coaches completed learning walks at the Complex and are working together to enhance EL programming across all schools . This team is dedicated to support teachers and to continue to support all Chelsea students improve their Academic Language. 

•Come see CHS’ Spring Musical: Once on This Island on April 4-6 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. Seating is limited so get your tickets early. Tickets are on sale now. $7 for Students, Teachers, and Senior Citizens. $10 for Adults.

On behalf of the CHS Performing Arts Department and the Drama Club, I hope to see you in our audience supporting our fabulous cast and crew. Thank you for your continued support.

Opportunity Academy

•The Chelsea Opportunity Academy (COA) held its second parent/teacher/student conferences.  We had a strong turnout of parents and students. COA students volunteered to be greeters at the main entrance, take care of our younger guests so parents could meet with teachers and serve our parents pizza or pupusas.  

Berkowitz School Updates

•In science, students learned about friction. They applied their knowledge in a contest to see which group could slow down a toy car and get it to stop as close to the end of the ramp as possible. 

Kelly School Updates

•Kelly School writers have been working on opinion writing. In Ms. Donato’s class, students became  punctuation pals, capital kings and queens, and proof reading pals to make editing a little more fun.It paid off when her students were able to convince Mrs. Taylor’s class we had the best books to share.

•Parents on the Kelly School Site Council organized an amazing Multicultural Family Night on March 28. Students, families, and staff shared food, music, and traditional clothing from the many cultural heritages that are part of  our Kelly  School family, including Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Morocco, and the USA. Many people enjoyed sampling food and drinks they’d never tried before, and everyone enjoyed the dancing  and costume parade. Special thanks to the many families and local businesses who donated food and materials,  and  of course to Family Liaison Yolanda Colon.

•3rd grade Caminos students with Mrs. Berganza wrote poems in Spanish about the power of being bilingual. Ruby Necith Forbes and others read theirs aloud at last Friday’s assembly. Ruby’s poem is about speaking three languages: English, Spanish, and French Creole.

Sokolowski School Updates

•The Sokolowski School had their annual Family Literacy Night. Families had the opportunity to play literacy based games while enjoying some healthy snacks. There were raffles and prizes for all that attended. Thanks to everyone that made the night a success.

Browne Middle School

•8th Grade Browne students used balloons to examine the Coriolis Effect and discover more about Earth’s weather systems. 

Clark Avenue Updates

•The Monster on Trial. Ms. Carmona’s ELD class recently finished reading Frankenstein and had a mock trial to determine whether the monster was guilty or innocent. Split into two teams of lawyers, students presented their opening statements, evidence, and closing statements. After hearing all of the evidence, Judge Carmona ruled that the monster was guilty.

Chelsea High Updates

•Attached are two photos of the school counselors in Bridge Academy with seniors from the class of 2019 on visits to Bunker Hill community college.

Chelsea Alumni

•The Chelsea High Class of 1999 is having its 20th Reunion on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. in Antonia’s at the Beach, 492 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere. Ticket packages and gear are available. For more info e-mail [email protected]

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