•The District hosted its second Recruitment Fair with the Human Resources Department. There were 24 participants.
•The Hooks and Berkowitz Schools joined forces to hold a night at the symphony. More than 50 students and families packed ZOOM to hear an exclusive concert given by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for youth. Students and families were treated to the sounds of Dvorak, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.
•Chelsea High Alumni Spotlight: CHS Alum Precious Perez was featured in B Squared Magazine. Precious’ talent and community activism were highlighted in the article.
Early Learning Center Updates
•ELC – Miss Lindsay and Mr. Jose’s class enjoyed making glitter volcanos in science last Tuesday.
Berkowitz School Updates
•Fourth grade students in Mrs. Hubert’s STEM Challenge group participated in the Cambridge Science Festival’s Curiosity Challenge – responding to the prompt “What are you curious about?” Congratulations to Viviana Bermudez — her collage expressing her questions about Global Warming has been selected as one of the winners. Some 200 winning entries were chosen out of nearly 3,000, to be published on the Curiosity Challenge website and in an upcoming book.
•Ms. Brown’s Class enjoyed being with their friends and the new playground at the MCB Complex.
Sokolowski School Updates
•The Sokolowski is so excited to have kids back in the building. First graders in room S112 practiced fire drill procedures and enjoyed a sun-kissed mask break outside last week – not to mention the much needed snacks.
Chelsea High Schoolê Updates
•Last Wednesday, teachers in the Bridge Academy at CHS returned to the building. Veteran teacher Miguel Hernando and first-year teacher William Estrada participated in a team-building activities with other staff members.
•On Tuesday, April 13, participants of the Chelsea Police Youth Academy Internship took part in a presentation from the CPD Drug Unit. Interns have been participating in this hybrid internship as part of the Chelsea High School Internship Program since the end of February and will be completing the 100-hour internship program by the end of May led by David Batchelor Jr., Maria Barbosa, Aristides Rodriguez.
It was awesome to see Officer Jonathan Perez, Chelsea High School 2009 Graduate, join the unit in presenting to the interns. A big thank you to Chelsea High School Graduate Minnie Cruz, from the class of 1990 and owner of Chelsea Sporting Goods, for delivering excellent service and designing the CPD Youth Academy uniforms.
Chelsea Opportunity Academy Updates
•Chelsea Opportunity Academy staff and students continued to adjust to being back in school. Six more students completed courses last week and earned credits last week while others continued to work hard to balance work, school, and family life in order to complete their goals. A big congratulations to Moris Tejada who completed an experimental English course combining skills learned in his workplace with English language learning.