Weekly Newsletter

Fenway Family Forum 16-17

Fenway shares a weekly newsletter called the Fenway Forum to provide information about our school with students, families, faculty, and community members.  In the Family Forum you will find information about upcoming events, opportunities for students, athletics and extracurricular updates, and more.  


Fenway Family Forum 6.19.17

E-Newsletter

Please find our e-newsletter on our website here.

Sign Out and final days of school

Friday, June 23rd will be the first sign-out day for students.

Incoming 9th grade student orientation

From June 27th-30th, Fenway will host incoming 9th grade students each morning for an orientation.

Outdoor Classroom Dedication

Thanks to the work of Kevin Brill, Carol Lazarus, and other faculty and students, Fenway has built an outdoor classroom space that will be dedicated in honor of former Head of School, Peggy Kemp, this week.

AVID at Fenway in 17-18

Next school year, Fenway will be working with students to support their organizational, time-management, and study skills with AVID strategies.  Next week, about one-third of our teachers will travel to Florida for professional development to learn more about tools that can help all students reach college and career readiness.

Final Exams in Math

This week, students will be taking their math final exams.

Student Handbook

For many years Fenway has had a clothing policy that is described in our student handbook that can be found here on our website.  It is important that students follow these policies and please let me know if you have any questions.

Summary of the Fenway Library in 16-17

For a summary of all the activities in the Fenway Library for the 16-17 school year, see here. We are proud that our students have read the most books per student out of all BPS high schools!

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Fenway Family Forum 6.12.17

Sign Out and final days of school

Friday, June 23rd will be the first sign-out day for students.

College Tours for Juniors June 13th

Juniors will be out of the building on Tuesday, June 13th to participate in college tours.  Students will be visiting Boston College, Mount Holyoke, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, Framingham State, Lesley University, and Quincy College.

Athletic Banquet June 15th

On June 15th from 6-7 p.m. at Fenway, we will host our athletic banquet for our student-athletes.

Mr. Julio Avila to retire after starting with Fenway in 1983

Mr. Julio Avila was a founding member of the Fenway staff in 1983. That year, he was the transitional coordinator, working with parents, students, and counseling and basically ran the whole environment of the 10th floor of English HS where Fenway started. He was indispensable to setting a  welcoming tone and his ability to connect with students and families in multiple languages was critical. He eventually moved into director of physical education and, then Athletic Director.  The whole Fenway community is grateful to him for his years of service to students, families, and the school.  Please join us to say goodbye to Mr. Avila on June 20 at a BBQ from 3-5 p.m.  RSVP to Carol Lazarus <clazarus@fenwayhs.org>.

Students- return your books!

Fenway has voracious readers! All library books need to be returned by the end of the school year. Students can check out books over the summer, however their library account needs to be in good standing.

Museum of Science event June 17th

Museum of Science EurekaFest 2017

Join the Museum of Science, Saturday, June 17 | 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, for the 11th annual EurekaFest, our full-day engineering event! Watch and cheer on high school students from around the country as they compete in randomly matched teams to design, build, and test a wind-powered device.

Also, participate in five engineering challenges and earn prizes. Plus, be a witness to the rubber duck-themed finale featuring more than 1,000 rubber ducks on parachutes and a six-foot “mother duck!” 

Squashbusters Tournament

On the weekend of June 16th-18th, SquashBusters will bring a group of 4 committed, hard-working Fenway students to the Urban Individuals National (UIN) tournament, taking place at Williams College and Amherst College.  SQB students will compete with students from other urban squash programs from around the country and world.  Congratulations to the following students: Juan P. (9th), Kevin A.(9th), Rashad B. (9th), Dilon D.(10th)

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Fenway Family Forum 6.5.17

MCAS Science Monday and Tuesday

Monday and Tuesday, June 5-6, 9th grade students will be taking the science MCAS.

“MCAS stands for: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and refers to a series of tests given to public school students in Massachusetts that measure students’ progress toward meeting state educational standards.

Below are some tips for success for our students taking MCAS:

  • Make sure that you are well rested.

  • Eat a good and healthy breakfast!

  • Arrive at school on time as the MCAS starts in the morning

  • Be relaxed, and get enough sleep the night before a test.

  • Comfort counts. Bring a sweater on a cool day. Dress in layers if it’s warm.

  • If you finish early, review your work.  MCAS is not a timed test.

  • Check over your answers for accuracy if time permits.

  • Bring a book or magazine to read for when you finish.

  • Remember that cell phones are strictly prohibited and will be collected during testing.

  • Have a positive attitude!”

Junior Class Stepping Up Ceremony

Upon successful completion of Junior Review, students participate in a special event called Stepping Up. This formal ceremony celebrates the students past achievements, recognizes their readiness to become a senior, and marks the passing of the associated responsibilities from the graduating class to the new seniors. This event will be at Fenway on Monday, June 5th at 6 p.m. and parents and guardians are invited to attend this ceremony.

Class of 2017 Graduation June 9th

We are looking forward to the class of 2017 graduating from Fenway High School on June 9th from 2-4 p.m. at Emmanuel College.  All families are welcome.

Prom Success

Our Senior class had a wonderful prom on last Friday night.  Thank you to all teachers and staff who made the event possible.

Art Elective Showcase

Thanks to grants raised, our 10th grade students participate in a year long art class.  Classes include drumming, art history, visual arts, theatre, dance, and more.  This Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. many of the students will be sharing what they have learned in a performance.

Boston Robotics Olympiad this past Saturday

Fenway had about 8 students and 5 faculty attend the Boston Robotics Olympiad this past Saturday.

College Tours for Juniors

Juniors will be out of the building on Tuesday, June 13th to participate in college tours. This is similar to what we do for Seniors in the fall.  Junior advisors will be chaperoning.

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Fenway Family Forum 5.29.17

College Tours for Juniors

Juniors will be out of the building on Tuesday, June 13th to participate in college tours. This is similar to what we do for Seniors in the fall.  Junior advisors will be chaperoning.

Senior Luncheon

On Tuesday, the class of 2017 will have a luncheon to celebrate their upcoming graduation.

Food at Fenway Featured

Featured recently in the Boston Globe was the opinion piece, Children have a right to healthy food at school, written by Fenway board member, Ellen Parker.  It is a great piece and featured Fenway, noting, “Currently, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, we operate a culinary innovation lab at the Fenway High School. We prepare samples of new healthy meals and ask the students their opinion. In concert with Boston Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services, the best new meals are rolled out into the district.”  Please see the piece in its entirety on the link below: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/05/21/children-have-right-healthy-food-school/XqLhgwBc1T85IORdmMI3AP/story.html

Outdoor Track Success

Congratulations to Sarah Lawton who won the 2017 Mary Grant Athlete of the Meet award last week at the City Championships!  Also, congratulations to Marisa Moffatt for her outstanding Athletic performance.  Marisa placed second in in 400 meter hurdles and the 400m Dash. She also ran a most impressive relay leg in the girls Winning 4x 400 meter relay.

Parent/Family Volunteer Opportunities at Fenway

If you are interested in volunteering at Fenway, please email me.  We could use chaperones for field trips (all chaperones do need a completed CORI background check).

SAT this Saturday

Many of our students will be taking the SAT on this Saturday, June 3rd.  Many have been taking a preparation class at Fenway for the last several months in preparation to do their best on the test.

Ramadan

Ramadan started the evening of May 26th and will continue until June 25th, 2017.  This is month if prayer and fasting for our Muslim students and their families.

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Fenway Family Forum 5.22.17

Head of School Evaluation Survey

To all in the Fenway community: to provide feedback on the Head of School evaluation, please fill out the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLP8R2D

Second Annual SEI Family Literacy Night

On Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:30 -7, in the Library,  Fenway will host our second annual SEI Family Literacy Night, celebrating reading and literacy. In addition to a variety of literacy-themed games, we will also have special guests from the Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement attending.  Everyone who attends will go home with a free book!

Want to play sports in the fall of 2017?

2017-2018 Athletics Pre-Participation Physicals are being offered Wednesday May 24th after school at Fenway by Physicians from Boston University and Boston Medical Center. This service  allows students to be cleared early for fall sports. Please note that all paperwork, including parent consent, must be completed prior to students participating in the physicals.  An updated medical form packet is in this link here.

Internship Breakfast for Seniors

On Monday, seniors will be having breakfast with their internship mentors as a culminating event.  As part of a Fenway graduation requirement, seniors explore potential future career paths through a six-week, full-time, unpaid internship. This onsite learning experience exposes students to the workplace to prepare them to make important and informed decisions about their college majors and careers.

Envisioning an Equitable Future through Personalized Learning

A select number of Fenway students and faculty are excited to present at the Center for Collaborative Education Envisioning an Equitable Future through Personalized Learning event on Tuesday. This event, “will bring educators together to learn more about personalized learning that is happening in Massachusetts now, and think about how we can shape the future of education across the state” (CCE website).

Appropriate Attire for School

Students, please remember to dress appropriately to school.  Students wearing inappropriate clothing may be asked to change.  Examples of inappropriate clothing may include tops that show midriff or are off the shoulder and skirts or shorts that stop above mid-thigh.

MCAS Science 6/5 and 6/6

Monday and Tuesday June 5-6, 9th grade students will be taking the science MCAS.

Memorial Day- No School 5/29/17

There will be no school on May 29th, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Fenway Family Forum 5.15.17

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in our community.

MCAS This Week for Math May 16-17

Next week, all of our 10th grade students will be taking the Math MCAS on the 16th and 17th.

“MCAS stands for: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and refers to a series of tests given to public school students in Massachusetts that measure students’ progress toward meeting state educational standards.

Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17, our 10th grade students will be taking the Math MCAS in the mornings.  Below are some tips for success for our 10th grade students:

  • Make sure that you are well rested.

  • Eat a good and healthy breakfast!

  • Arrive at school on time.

  • Be relaxed, and get enough sleep the night before a test.

  • Comfort counts. Bring a sweater on a cool day. Dress in layers if it’s warm.

  • If you finish early, review your work.

  • Check over your answers for accuracy if time permits.

  • Bring a book or magazine to read for when you finish.

  • Remember that cell phones are strictly prohibited and will be collected during testing.

Have a positive attitude!”

Summer Job / Program at Sociedad Latina for students who are ELL
Our partner, Sociedad Latina is offering summer jobs for rising 9, 10th, and 11th graders who are English Language Learners.  See details at this link and below:
-Hours are from 9am-3pm
-Student will receive hourly pay through ABCD for the Music Program, Young men’s advisory, and Cuidate.  First 3 hours are academic support/work readiness and participants receive an ELA credit.  There’s an hour lunch break and then two hours of enrichment programming.
-The Emprende and Escalera program take place off site at the Babson college Boston campus and BFIT respectively.  Emprende is entrepreneurial studies and students receive a stipend and laptop at the end of the program.  Escalera is all college readiness based programming and students will be placed at different community work sites after the morning session.
– The application is through ABCD and the deadline (as of now) is June 2nd.

Fenway Spring Sports

Scholar Athletes, our partner, is providing supports to all of our student-athletes this spring.  Fenway has our own baseball and softball teams and we also offer spring outdoor track.

Want to take a Summer class at Tufts University?

Pre-college Summer Programs at Tufts University

Summer 2017’s Pre-College Course List

  1. Tufts Summer Writing Program

  2. Foundations of Law and Ethics

  3. Health Science Honors

Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing (BIOSEQ)Please note: due to extremely high demand, this course is limited to Rising High School Seniors only and must be taken for credit. Exceptional rising Juniors may be considered by the Admissions committee based on their application materials.

List of programs and Application: https://ase.tufts.edu/summer/study-pre-college-courses.asp

Financial Aid: Fill out this form and send in copy of parents’ 2016 tax returns (from this year)

APPLICATIONS DUE: June 2nd, 2017

Build BPS Event May 30th

A community workshop has been scheduled for the J.P. and Mission Hill area on Tuesday May 30th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Curley School.  Fenway encourages all members of our entire school community encouraging participation in this meeting.  It’s important for the school to be well represented at the workshop.

Crossroads “Retreat”

On Thursday and Friday (May 18-19), Crossroads students will be having a “gender retreat”.  Families should have received a field trip permission slip to fill out.

Term 4 Progress Reports

We will be halfway through term 4 on Friday and progress report grades will be out on the website Aspen (SIS) by May 22nd.  Students and parents can check up-to-date grades on our student information system (SIS) called aspen.  Grades do not change after the term closes so now is the time to be proactive to improve grades.  If you need help accessing your grades on the internet, please call or visit the main office.

Community Day on Friday

On Friday, May 19th, Fenway will have our third and final “community day”.  This means that we will not have our normal classes and students will be in their houses to engage in a community building activity.

Movement Electives

On Thursday, May 18th during our advisory block, all students will be engaging in physical activity and physical education through our movement electives.  Students will be able to choose from a number of faculty led activities including yoga, soccer, basketball, weights, walking, and more.

Senior Prom

All seniors are invited to attend prom.  Prom will be held at the Tirrell Room in Quincy, MA on Friday, June 2nd.  7:30-11:30.  (Dinner will be served at 8:00.)  Tickets are $60 per person and should be purchased in the front office by Wednesday, May 24th.

College News for Juniors

There are two upcoming events that should be interesting and informative for juniors and their parents/caregivers.  See below:

Who Gets Into BU? Inside the Application Process

Wednesday, May 17

Registration and refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.

871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215

Register for this free program at: https://bostonuniversity.secure.force.com/events/targetx_eventsb__eventsplus_newcontact

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair

Saturday, May 20, at Boston Marriott Copley Place, Salons A-F

10 a.m.- Noon,

The program begins at 10:00 AM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately after the information session. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required. To see the list of colleges that will be in attendance: ctcl.org/boston-ma

A Look Back at Last Week:

Honor Roll Assembly

On Thursday, May 11th, Fenway had our honor roll assembly for 3rd term honor roll recipients.

Making a Difference Event Success

Fenway had a wonderful event that celebrated teachers during teacher appreciation week.  We raised funds that goes to support positions like our college counselor.

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Fenway Family Forum 5.08.17

Netflix (TV) program

There is a new series on Netflix (TV)  called, “13 Reasons Why”.  The series has graphic content including sexual assault, bullying and suicide.  The series is rated for a mature audience (M.A.).  BPS Superintendent Chang released this letter to all BPS families concerning the series.  The health and safety of all of our students is always our top priority.  We encourage parents to ask their children if they have watched the series and also encourage students to also engage with their parents in a conversation about these topics.  At Fenway, we will be having a suicide prevention speaker coming to speak with our students in May and June.  Our Student Support Team is available for any student student who wishes to discuss the series and it’s impact.  Our Student Support Team is also available to speak with families who have questions.

For more resources, please see the below links:

National Association of School Psychologists (Background)

Jed Foundation

Jed Foundation/Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Riverside Trauma Center

Health and Wellness Day

On May 12th, Fenway will have our school wide Health and Wellness Day.  Public Health Dental Hygienists of the Visiting Dental Hygiene Associates will be visiting on Health and Wellness Day. They will be available to provide dental screenings and preventive dental treatments to our students at school. Please see this informational permission form and medical history document available in English and Spanish. Forms should be completed and returned by 5/11 to the School Nurse, Amy Dietz, for students to participate in the clinic.

Free SAT Prep this Summer

This summer, Let’s Get Ready is hosting a program near you.  Summer Programs are enrolling now! Our 8-10 week program (depending on location) provides FREE SAT prep and college access support to our students. Please feel free to share the attached flyer or direct them to this link: http://letsgetready.org/student-signup/high-school-students/

Junior Review last week

Thank you to families who were able to attend our Junior Reviews for our 11th grade students last week.  The Junior Review provided a powerful platform for students to reflect on their time at Fenway and themselves as learners as well as look ahead towards senior year and beyond.

MCAS Next Week for Math May 16-17

Next week, all of our 10th grade students will be taking the Math MCAS on the 16th and 17th.

Shakespeare at Fenway on Monday (today)

Today, Monday, May 8, Fenway High School will have the pleasure of welcoming actors from the Berkshire-based theater company Shakespeare and Company. The company will be performing the play Romeo and Juliet for the school after which two classes will participate in an hour-long workshop about Shakespearean acting with members of the company.

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Fenway Family Forum 5.01.17

PARENTS SURVEY- PLEASE FILL OUT TO SUPPORT FENWAY!

Help Fenway earn money for our school.  If we can get at least 30% of families to fill out the short survey, then we will receive $250!  Please fill out a brief survey by visiting bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

Junior Review 5/3 & 5/4

The Junior Review will take place at the Museum of Science on Wednesday and Thursday.  It is for our 11th grade students to demonstrate their learning and prove they are ready to become seniors at Fenway. Students begin their work for Junior Review early in junior year. The process of preparing for Junior Review is as important as the actual event. It is meant to be self-reflective and informative, not judgmental.

During Junior Review, each student must comment on and demonstrate his/her readiness for the challenges of the senior year, or “Senior Institute”. Important criteria include good attendance, time management, strong portfolios and successful exhibitions, and intellectual and social maturity. Outside collaborators are often invited to participate in Junior Review by reviewing student documents and assuring that the standards set at Fenway are consistent with those of business and higher education. Junior Review helps students focus on their challenges, patterns of behavior, multiple intelligences, and learning styles.

Early Release Days for 9th and 10th grade students

Wednesday and Thursday, May 3rd and 4th will be early release days as 9th and 10th grade students will be released at 12:30 p.m. on each of these days.  9th and 10th grade students will have their classes at Fenway and the classes will be over by 12:30 p.m. with no after school activities.  This is because of our Junior Review process that all 11th grade students participate in.

The schedule for the 9th and 10th grade will be:

Wednesday

A     8:45-10:35

C     10:40-12:30

lunch

Thursday

B     8:45-10:35

D     10:40-12:30

lunch

All 9th grade students will have Foundations during their elective block.  All 10th grade students will have Phys Ed during their elective.

Looking for a Summer Job?  Fenway can help

Please go to student support if you are looking for a job this summer.

Parent Welcome Dinner for incoming 9th grade Families and Students

On Thursday, May 11th from 5:30-7, Fenway’s Parent Council will host a welcome dinner for incoming Fenway freshman parents and raising 9th graders.  If you are a current Fenway parent and interested in volunteering at this event, we would love to have current families here to welcome in our incoming families.  We are also looking for donations of small items or gift certificates for 3 baskets that will be raffled off at our event.  If you are interested in attending or supporting this dinner, please email me at gwalker@fenwayhs.org

Summer Job Opportunity

Boston Partners in Education will award 3 paid summer internship positions through the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars program. This is for current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors only. The program starts on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and ends Friday, August 18, 2017. MLK Scholars will be paid $1,825 total for working 20-25 hours per week for 7 weeks.

The 3 John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars will support our volunteer academic mentor recruitment and outreach efforts. The Scholars’ goal will be to increase the visibility of the organization and recruit volunteer academic mentors.

Scholars will be selected on a rolling, first-come-first-served basis. The sooner you apply, the better!  To apply, please complete the application at https://www.getfeedback.com/r/tVMQxdgP. Applications can be emailed to Maggie Cooke at mcooke@bostonpartners.org. Our decision will be based on a staff committee review of applications and face-to-face interviews of candidates.

Term 3 Report Cards

Term 3 report cards are available on SIS and will be mailed out early next week.

Shakespeare at Fenway

Monday, May 8, Fenway High School will have the pleasure of welcoming actors from the Berkshire-based theater company Shakespeare and Company. The company will be performing the play Romeo and Juliet for the school after which two classes will participate in an hour-long workshop about Shakespearean acting with members of the company.  Thanks to Ms. Fabricant for making this exciting event happen.

Fenway Fundraiser – “Make A Difference”

On May 10th, Fenway will be hosting its annual fundraiser at the Back Bay Harvard Club. The event will feature a performance by poet, former teacher and performer Taylor Mali, whose TED Talk can be viewed here, The event is a celebration of teaching at Fenway and will feature a student performance and a speech by a Fenway alum, in addition to Taylor Mali’s performance. More information and a link to purchase tickets can be found here.

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Fenway Family Forum 4.24.17

Welcome Back from April Break

We hope everyone had a restful April break and had the chance to recharge.  Term 4 will start on Monday, April 24th and we are all looking forward to a strong finish to the 2016-2017 school year.

College Night for Parents/Guardians for Juniors

This Thursday,  April 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fenway will host our College Night for families of 11th grade students.  Here, you will meet your child’s college advisors and learn more about the college application and financial aid processes.

PARENTS SURVEY- PLEASE FILL OUT TO SUPPORT FENWAY!

Please fill out a brief survey by visiting bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

Project Week Success

We had a very successful Project Week before break.  To see more about this great experiential learning for all Fenway students visit: http://pw2017.fenwayhs.org/

Cooking Up Change Challenge

Thanks to our Project Bread partnership, students from Fenway, under the direction of Chef Guy Koppe and Chef Gaits Cleghorn will be participating in the first annual Boston Public Schools (BPS) Cooking Up Change Challenge on May 8th at 11:30 a.m. at the Culinary Kitchen at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, 75 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury.  The contest is hosted by the Healthy Schools Campaign. This challenge is an opportunity for our students to prepare a recipe that meets the federal guidelines of the National School Lunch Program and the budget of the BPS Food and Nutrition Services of $1.43 per meal. It is truly a challenge!

BPS High School to Teacher Program Information Session

Are you a student who wants to become an educator in the future? Walk to the Bolling Building in Dudley from Fenway and learn more about the BPS High School to Teacher Program. An information sessions for students will be Tuesday, May 23 from 4-6.  You can RSVP here. Check out their winter newsletter to learn more about the program here

BPS LGBTQ Leadership Summit

On April 26, 2017, the BPS Office of Safe and Welcoming Schools is sponsoring a day to develop leadership for GSA members and advisors.

– Breakout sessions for GSA advisors, students

– Networking and sharing of ideas and resources

– A training for our schools

– A town hall meeting with BPS Superintendent Dr. Chang

– Free breakfast and lunch

For more information visit here

If you are interested in going, please inform myself or Student Support.


Fenway Family Forum 4.10.17

PARENTS SURVEY- PLEASE FILL OUT TO SUPPORT FENWAY!

Help Fenway earn money for our school.  If we can get at least 30% of families to fill out the short survey, then we will receive $250!  Please fill out a brief survey by visiting bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

Project Week This Week

This week is Project Week at Fenway.  To follow Project Week online visit: http://pw2017.fenwayhs.org/ .  For over 20 years, Fenway has engaged our school in Project Week.  For one week every spring, students and faculty split into small groups for experiential learning opportunities centered on central topics or areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to spend time with students and faculty with whom they might not normally interact, learn about subjects they wouldn’t cover in their regular classes, and get to know their home city even better by visiting new places and meeting new people.  This year Project Week groups and subjects include:

40 Miles of Hiking in Western Massachusetts Overnight Trip

Arts & Crafts

Photography

Beauty Beat

Creative Arts

Mural painting at Fenway

Engineering

Dance

Sports Fitness

Body Positivity

Writing

Community Service Group

Custom Auto Design

You are What You Eat

Animal Lovers

Fenway Garden Landscape project

Biking

The Youth Navigator – Health

Fútbol (Soccer) For a Better World

Food Restaurant Industry

Music Recording Group

Newcomer to Boston: Immigration

2017 Ham Perrone Scholarship

The 2017 Ham Perrone Scholarship is a $3,000.00 scholarship that is a one-time, non-renewable award.  It will be presented at commencement to a graduating student who exemplifies the leadership qualities and commitment to community service of Fenway’s two original chairs of our Board of Trustees.  The scholarships is run by the Fenway Board and is now open for applications from seniors.  Students with a strong community service background should apply.  To apply, you will need two letters of recommendation – one from a teacher and another from the organization where you did their community service.  You can ask the same teachers that wrote their letters of recommendation for college.  Applications are due on Friday, May 12th at 3 p.m.  Late applications are not accepted.

Eligible applicants: (1) are graduating students who have completed all requirements for graduation; (2) have achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.5*; (3) have a substantial commitment to leadership and community service; (4) need financial assistance to attend college; and (5) have been admitted to a college or university.

Applicants must: (1) complete the Rudman Ham – Vito Perrone Trustee Scholarship Application Form; (2) write an essay describing his/her community service learning experiences based on projects where he/she contributed time and leadership; (3) provide two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must originate from a Fenway High School faculty/staff member and must address the character of the applicant, and the second letter must originate from the organization where the applicant provided community service; and (4) attach a letter of acceptance from the accredited college or university he/she expects to attend.

ALL OF THE INFORMATION REQUIRED MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE OF THE FENWAY HIGH SCHOOL HEAD OF SCHOOL (MR. WALKER) ON OR BEFORE: Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

College Night for Parents/Guardians for Juniors

On April 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. You will meet your child’s college advisors and learn more about the college application and financial aid processes. More information to follow soon.

April Break

There is no school on Friday or next week (April 14-23) as we have April break.  School will be back on Monday, April 24th.


Fenway Family Forum 4.3.17

Parent Survey- PARENTS- PLEASE FILL OUT TO SUPPORT FENWAY!

Help Fenway earn money for our school.  If we can get at least 30% of families to fill out the short survey, then we will receive $250!  Please fill out a brief survey by visiting bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

7th Annual BESJ Conference Success this past Saturday

The Boston Educators for Social Justice Conference took place at Fenway on Saturday thanks to the work of Ms. Costache and other Fenway faculty.  The conference had more than 200 educators learning from each other about the power of education for social justice.

College Application Update

By the numbers of all of our seniors so far this school year:

100% of seniors received college advising

99% submitted at least 1college application

94% SAT completion

90% FAFSA completion

89% accepted to at least 1 college

College Night for Parents/Guardians for Juniors

On April 27th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. You will meet your child’s college advisors and learn more about the college application and financial aid processes. More information to follow soon.

Project Week

Project Week groups will all have meetings Monday during advisory block.  The 2017 Fenway Project Week will launch on Friday with special food thanks to Project Bread.

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Fenway Family Forum 3.27.17

“Sister 2 Sister” club travels to Philadelphia

This weekend, 3 dedicated faculty members led a student trip to Philadelphia to visit the African American Museum and engage in community service.  The students are part of an after-school club called Sister 2 Sister.  Sister 2 Sister is a group specifically for girls at Fenway to support one another and learn about issues related to young women in today’s society.  They meet on Wednesdays after school.  Sister 2 Sister has various events and outings during the school year such as community service, celebrating the holidays, and going on the annual community service retreat such as this successful trip to Philadelphia.

Drop Everything and Read at the Fenway Library

As of last week, Fenway students have checked out 3,331 books, which averages out to 9 books per student, beating every other high school in terms of books checked out per student.  Last year, Fenway averaged 4 books per student, so this is a huge leap and we believe it is because we have committed to making DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) an important time, spent solely reading. Let’s keep up our reading momentum through these last few months.  Remember, our library is part of the Boston Library Network, and we can get books from any BPL branch delivered to our school!

Term 3 grades close April 7th

There are only 2 weeks left in term 3.  Students and parents can check up-to-date grades on our student information system (SIS) called aspen.  Grades do not change after the term closes so now is the time to be proactive to improve grades.  If you need help accessing your grades on the internet, please call or visit the main office.

Summer Jobs

Sign up for the SuccessLink Employment Program. The City of Boston has partnered with hundreds of community and nonprofit organizations across the city to provide meaningful employment opportunities for thousands of Boston teens ages 15 to 18. Participants can work in various positions that include camp counselors, administrative assistants, mural painters, peer leaders and many more!  To start your registration application, go to youth.boston.gov

Senior Internships

This is the last week that Fenway seniors will be in our building as they are preparing to go off and engage in their senior internships starting on April 3rd.

Each year, all seniors at Fenway High School explore potential future career paths through Fenway’s business and career preparatory class. Part of this learning process necessitates experiential learning.  Fenway’s seniors are required to complete a six-week, full-time, unpaid internship during their final term. This onsite learning experience exposes students to the workplace long before they have to make important and informed decisions about their college majors and first career jobs.

Repeats below:

Student Summer Jobs

Dana-Farber Summer Job

The Dana-Farber Summer Jobs Program application deadline is fast approaching – March 31.

Students must commit to:

• Work 30 hours per week for 7 weeks

• Participate in mandatory weekly college and career readiness workshops and college tours

Dana-Farber Summer Job ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You must have a 2.0 GPA and a good attendance record.  You must be a Boston resident, at least a rising sophomore, and you must also be eligible to work in the US.  Please see SST or Ms. Cote to sign up.

Earn a Chromebook computer with Tech Goes Home

If you are interested in Tech Goes Home, please come to Fenway with your child this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.  “Tech Goes Home helps Boston Public School parents and caregivers, accompanied by their children, gain access to the skills, and hardware needed for 21st century success. The program involves 15 hours of group training outside the school day conducted by a TGH trained staff member from the child’s school in which the course is run. Tutorials focus on topics such as tracking the child’s grades and attendance online, securing a professional email, and finding web-based family resources. Upon completion, families have the option of purchasing a new computer for $50 and TGH helps them find low-cost Internet options.”  See here for more.

Parent/Family Council Meeting Thursday March 30th at 5:00 p.m.

All families and parents are welcome to the Parent/Family Council Meeting next week, Thursday March 30th at 5:00 p.m.  The objective of the meeting will be to create a plan for our new family barbeque this spring to welcome incoming students and families to Fenway.

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Fenway Family Forum 3.20.17

10th Grade English MCAS this week

“MCAS stands for: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and refers to a series of tests given to public school students in Massachusetts that measure students’ progress toward meeting state educational standards.

TuesdayThursday, March 21st-23rd, our 10th grade students will be taking the English Language Arts MCAS.  Below are some tips for success for our 10th grade students:

  • Make sure that you are well rested.

  • Eat a good and healthy breakfast!

  • Arrive at school on time.

  • Be relaxed, and get enough sleep the night before a test.

  • Comfort counts. Bring a sweater on a cool day. Dress in layers if it’s warm.

  • If you finish early, review your work.

  • Check over your answers for accuracy if time permits.

  • Bring a book or magazine to read for when you finish.

  • Remember that cell phones are strictly prohibited and will be collected during testing.

  • Have a positive attitude!”

Earn a Chromebook computer with Tech Goes Home

If you are interested in Tech Goes Home, please come to Fenway with your child this Thursday, March 23rd, at 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.  “Tech Goes Home helps Boston Public School parents and caregivers, accompanied by their children, gain access to the skills, and hardware needed for 21st century success. The program involves 15 hours of group training outside the school day conducted by a TGH trained staff member from the child’s school in which the course is run. Tutorials focus on topics such as tracking the child’s grades and attendance online, securing a professional email, and finding web-based family resources. Upon completion, families have the option of purchasing a new computer for $50 and TGH helps them find low-cost Internet options.”  See here for more.

Parent/Family Council Meeting Next Week, Thursday March 30th at 5:00 p.m.

All families and parents are welcome to the Parent/Family Council Meeting next week, Thursday March 30th at 5:00 p.m.  The objective of the meeting will be to create a plan for our new family barbeque this spring to welcome incoming students and families to Fenway.

Girls’ Basketball Success

Congratulations to our Fenway Girls’ basketball team who have won four MIAA State Tournament games and ended as the the 2017 North Division Champions.

Term 3 grades close April 7th

There are only 3 weeks left in term 3.  Students and parents can check up-to-date grades on our student information system (SIS) called aspen.  Grades do not change after the term closes so now is the time to be proactive to improve grades.  If you need help accessing your grades on the internet, please call or visit the main office.

Summer Options for Students

Some summer program information can be found at PartnerBPS.org or at the link below:

Summer Stuff Sr. 2016 (PDF) for grades 6-12

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Fenway Family Forum 3.13.17

Girls’ Basketball continues in State Tournament

Congratulations to our Fenway Girls’ basketball team who have won four MIAA State Tournament games and are the 2017 North Division Champions.  They will continue their state tournament journey with another game this week with day, time and location to be announced.  There is a possibility of having an adjusted school day schedule so that students can attend the game and this will be communicated to all if this happens.

Honor Roll Assembly on Monday

On Monday Fenway will have an adjusted bell schedule so that the last hour of our school day we can celebrate our term 2 honor roll recipients.

Iron Chef Event at Fenway

Read an article here in the Boston Herald about the Fenway “Iron Chef” competition in celebration of National School Breakfast Week.

Snow Forecasted

While we have changed our clocks yesterday, it looks like spring isn’t here yet as there is predicted snow this week.  Please check our social media for news on BPS closings.

Students Sign up for Project Week

From April 7th to April 13th, 2017, Fenway will halt all regular classes and embark on a week of off-campus learning called Project Week.  Fenway’s Project Week is an annual event and has become a fixture of the school year. In the week prior to the Boston Public Schools’ April Vacation, the entire Fenway community ventures out across the city in small groups led by faculty and staff members, exploring topics of interest in depth and with partners from around Boston.   This week students will continue to sign up for project week groups.  See some of the groups here.

Narrative Conferences for grades ten & eleven March 16th & 17th

Thursday March 16th and Friday March 17th will be Narrative Conferences for grades 10 and 11. Narrative conferences are an opportunity for parents and students to meet with all of the teachers your child has and discuss their progress.  The written narrative summarizes their academic strengths and challenges across all academic discipline. You should receive a call to schedule an appointment from your student’s advisor.  Parents are welcome to use our parking lot if you are attending narrative conferences.

Early Dismissal for students March 16th-17th

March 16th and 17th will be early dismissal days and students will be dismissed at 12:30 so that we can host our narrative conferences.  All 9th and 12th grade students should leave the building after dismissal.  Students who are in 10th or 11th grades who are waiting for their narratives to begin may go to the library to study or complete homework while they wait.

10th Grade English MCAS

March 21st-23rd our 10th grade students will be taking the English Language Arts MCAS.

Buy with Amazon.com?  Support Fenway with Amazon Purchases

Support Fenway High School when you make a purchase on amazon.com by using AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  To sign up to support Fenway, go to smile.amazon.com and choose Fenway High School when checking out.

Make a Donation to Fenway

To donate to Fenway, go here.

Bottom Line for class of 2018

Bottom Line is an organization that helps students apply to college. They offer one-on-one counseling throughout the application, financial aid, and decision processes. Bottom Line is now accepting applications for the Class of 2018. Students can apply here:

https://www.bottomline.org/

Student Learning Opportunity: M.I.T. Design for Social Impact

Saturday, March 25th  | 10 – 12pm | MIT Campus | High Schoolers

Design for Social Impact is an fast-paced high-energy design workshop for high school students. Learn how to design for different user groups, brainstorm ideas to meet constraints, and create prototypes. At the end of the workshop, student will have the exciting opportunity to pitch their product to a panel of MIT students! These valuable skills will come in handy whether students are already interested in entrepreneurship or simply want to learn how to make a positive impact in their community. Students will walk away with design, team problem-solving and communication skills. Sign up here today!

Student Volunteer Opportunity:  Join Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)

The Boston Student Advisory Council meets every Monday (except for holidays) at the Bolling Building.  They will have their next meeting on Monday March 13th from 3:30-5:30 at the Bolling Building 2nd floor.  Here is the application to join BSAC.

Student Summer Jobs

Dana-Farber Summer Job

The Dana-Farber Summer Jobs Program information session will be held on Monday, March 6 at 11:15 am in the library at Fenway High School.  Dana-Farber looks forward to engaging both students and staff in the application process.  The Dana-Farber Summer Jobs Program application deadline is fast approaching – March 31.

Students must commit to:

• Work 30 hours per week for 7 weeks

• Participate in mandatory weekly college and career readiness workshops and college tours

Dana-Farber Summer Job ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You must have a 2.0 GPA and a good attendance record.  You must be a Boston resident, at least a rising sophomore, and you must also be eligible to work in the US.

Museum of Science Summer Job

The Museum of Science is currently accepting applications for their PAID Summer Youth Internship Program! To be eligible to apply, you must be age 14-18 and have completed at least 50 hours of volunteer work at the Museum before May 1st. Work 21 hours a week for 7 consecutive weeks at the Museum! You can apply for the various summer internship positions here: https://mosinternships.applicantpro.com/jobs/527888.html. Applications are due by Sunday, March 19th by 5pm. Questions? Contact Jorge Bernal (JBernal@mos.org) or Meghan Carter (MCarter@mos.org).

TIP Summer Journalism Job

July 10 – August 18, 2017

Interested in snagging one of the best summer jobs in the city?

You can earn $250 a week — plus free breakfasts and weekly field trips — writing stories for the citywide youth newspaper, Teens in Print. The session runs Monday-Friday, 8:30-2:30 You must be a resident of Boston and be attending high school in fall of 2017 to apply.

Registration for SJI opens February 25th, 2017 and applications must be submitted through the Boston Youth Engagement & Employment web portal on SuccessLink.

Student Learning Opportunity at Northeastern

NEPTUN (Northeastern Program for Teaching by Undergraduates) is a student-run organization at Northeastern University that puts on free Saturday programs for high school students on Northeastern’s campus.  This Spring, NEPTUN are offering our program, Splash, on: March 18th and 25th, 2017!  On these days, Fenway students can choose up to 8 classes total (4 per day)!

NEPTUN believes in promoting learning by choice and offer high school students an interesting range of subjects that they may not encounter in a typical classroom setting. Classes are interactive, fun, and useful! We encourage any interested high school students to choose these classes themselves for maximum enjoyment.

A complete course catalog of this Splash event can be found at this link:

https://neptun.learningu.org/learn/Splash/2017_Splash/catalog

All interested students can visit our homepage ( https://neptun.learningu.org/ ) or any page of our website, and click the “LEARN” tab to register for an account and classes.

Transportation is not provided, however the building in which Splash is held: Ryder Hall, is directly adjacent to the Ruggles T-Stop. This year we are able to provide lunch (pizza) and t-shirts to students!

Feel free to reach out to nu.neptun@gmail.com with any questions.

Student Job Opportunity

Do you know youth who want to get creative with technology?

who learn best with hands-on projects?

who want to contribute to the community?

Each year, Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn hires 36 teenagers who represent Boston’s neighborhoods, cultures, schools.  They work from April – August learning, creating and teaching.  We welcome all Boston youth aged 14- 19.  Our community is loving and respectful and youth often have transformative experiences.  The online application can be found at www.docs.learn2teach.net

Applications due by Friday March 17, 2017


Fenway Family Forum 2.27.17

Statement Affirming Protections of Transgender Students

“One of the most important missions we have as a district is to create safe and welcoming learning environments where all students are respected and can flourish. While the federal government has rescinded its guidance protecting transgender students in our nation’s schools, transgender and gender nonconforming students in the Boston Public Schools will remain protected from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

In accordance with Massachusetts law, BPS policies permit students to participate in programs and use facilities consistent with their gender identity. The Boston Public Schools will continue to maintain our practice and culture of respect for all students and employees, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). ” – Statement from the Boston Public Schools released on Thursday, February 23, 2017

BPS Launches Comprehensive Immigration Resource

“In an effort to reaffirm support for immigrants and embrace students of all cultural backgrounds, the Boston Public Schools (BPS) has launched a comprehensive website that provides a wealth of resources and educational tools to support immigrant students and their families.

The website, titled, “BPS: We Dream Together,” (http://bpswedreamtogether.org) offers information in 15 languages on a range of immigration issues, including understanding one’s rights, scholarship information for undocumented immigrant students, a hate crime hotline, supporting Muslim families, and educational tools for teachers on how to engage in civic conversations in the classroom.”

Monday Feb. 27th half-day for students

There is a half-day for students on Monday Feb. 27th and students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  This is a half-day for students so that all faculty will have the opportunity to engage in professional development in the afternoon.

Fenway Basketball in State Tournament

Fenway girls’ will play Shawsheen on Thursday 3/2 at 5:30 p.m. at Madison Park.  Fenway boys’ will play Lowell Catholic after the girls’ game on Thursday 3/2 at 7:15 p.m. at Madison Park.  See here for the 2017 MIAA Girls Basketball North Division 4.  See here for the boys’ bracket.  Good luck to our teams!

Student Opportunity:  Interview Attire from PIC

Are you in need of dress clothes for an interview or job? The PIC is currently taking orders from a community partner of ours that will provide you with clothes that are new or with very little wear and tear. If you are interested, please email Catherine Cote <Catherine.Cote@bostonpic.org> by Monday, February 27th before 12:00pm.

Student Opportunity:  Music Classes from Sociedad Latina

Sociedad Latina offers community music classes on Saturdays from 10am-2pm in our music studio at 1530 Tremont Street in Mission Hill.  Participants have an opportunity to learn guitar, vocals, piano, or drums taught by instructors form Berklee College of Music.  The fee is $25 for a full 7 week session of 1 hour group instruction. Class times are either 12pm or 1pm.  If interested in signing up, please email Josh Snyder at Joshs@sociedadlatina.org

or call our office at 617-442-4299 and leave a message with our staff.

Student Opportunity:  Saturday social justice empowerment program at Harvard

The Athena Program is a social justice empowerment program within the Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard University. They seek to build a close community of interested high school students and college undergraduates through workshops and discussions centered around identity, youth leadership, and how that intersects with the social justice issues young people encounter in today’s world.

They are excited to be recruiting high school students to participate in the Athena Program this semester. Meetings take place on Saturday afternoons, during which members participate in discussions and workshops around social justice and youth leadership. Each high school student is also assigned a Harvard undergraduate as a mentor.

You can find more about our program at http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~athena/ and find our mentee application at https://goo.gl/forms/8lxUb4l2br71uALG2).  You can contact this program at athena@pbha.org or by calling 857-272-1783.

Student Opportunity:  Amphibious Achievement Mentoring & Tutoring

Amphibious Achievement is a program run by MIT students for high school students. We combine athletics, academics, and college prep into a single program for students in the Boston and Cambridge communities. Each mentor in the program is paired with one student to help them with classwork and college preparation. Additionally, our mentors are available on call throughout the week if the student ever needs help with anything!

The program is every Sunday, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at MIT. The first day is February 26, and it lasts for 10 weeks. Please check out our program video, and if interested, apply for our spring semester via our online application!

Student Opportunity:  Are you 18 and want to learn to code?

This nonprofit provides a 7-week program for 18-27 year olds from underserved communities to learn the fundamentals of front-end web development, for free. The program teaches HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and git, provides training in soft skills, and provides paid client work at the end of the program.  If you are eligible, this is a great opportunity.

http://www.resilientcoders.org/bootcamp

Fenway Represents at the 2017 Model G20 Summit

3 students from Fenway High School joined the 2017 Model G20 Summit hosted by Knovva Academy, GiantBug Education, and the China Education Symposium from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education for in Cambridge, MA. from Feb 2 – Feb 5. They spent five days studying negotiation, speech writing, public speaking, politics in different contexts, and the impact of media relations with students from across the world and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Elisabeth Bastien won the Best Team award with her team and received a $500 scholarship.  We hope more students from Fenway participate in the 2018 Model G20 Summit.

Term 3 Progress Reports

Term 3 Progress Reports will be available the end of next week.

Prospective Parent Nights for 8th grade students

This week we will invite families of prospective students to visit Fenway on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Fenway Family Forum now in Spanish

This e-newsletter is now available via email in Spanish.

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Fenway Family Forum 2.13.17

Fenway Family Forum now in Spanish

This e-newsletter is now available via email in Spanish.

Repeat announcements from last week:

Fenway Annual Report

Please see our annual report here or at http://www.fenwayhs.org/about-fenway/annual-reports/

February Break & Feb. 27th half-day

There is no school from Feb. 20-24th.  There is also a half-day for students on Feb. 27th and students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  This is a half-day for students so that all faculty will have the opportunity to engage in professional development in the afternoon.

Black History Assembly Feb. 16th

In celebration of Black History Month, Fenway will have our annual Black History Assembly on Thursday, Feb. 16th from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Parent Council Meeting Thursday, Feb. 16th 6:30-8 p.m.

On Thursday, February 16th from 6:30-8 p.m. the Fenway Parent Council Meeting will take place at Fenway High School.  If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Richard Mitchell, rmitchell5@bostonpublicschools.org

Fenway Forum Now On our website

Please find our weekly e-newsletter on our website here or under the “student life” tab under weekly newsletter.  The direct link is: http://www.fenwayhs.org/student-life/weekly-newsletter/

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Fenway Family Forum 2.6.17

Fenway High is declaring itself a Welcoming and Safe School for All

The mission of Fenway is to create a socially committed and morally responsible community of learners that values its students as individuals.  In line with our mission, Fenway is declaring that we are a welcoming and safe school for all.  We are reviewing policies that commit to protecting students who are undocumented.  Fenway is doing this because we believe it is important to support all of our students, including undocumented and refugee students and families that are in our community, and to create a supportive environment for teaching and learning for everyone.  This decision and statement comes after communications with Fenway students, faculty, families and a unanimous vote supporting this statement by our Board of Trustees.  We reiterate that:

  • Undocumented students, as well as all other members of our community, are respected and supported and every effort will be made to create a safe zone for teaching and learning.

  • Fenway commits to our fundamental core value of pluralism and non-discrimination.  We believe in equal protection under the law regardless of citizenship or national origin.

  • Fenway will not volunteer any assistance in any effort to deport our students, faculty, families or staff simply because of their documentation status.

Fenway welcomes all of its students and every member of our community. We pledge to provide resources to our students and families who are undocumented who request them.  We believe that this reaffirmation is important to acknowledge our stance that we support each and every Fenway student and family.

Note from Fenway Partner;  Sociedad Latina

If you are a young person affected by the recent changes in immigration policy (or know someone who is), you can confidentially contact Sociedad Latina by email at development@sociedadlatina.org or by phone at 617-442-4299 x107. We can connect you to free legal advice through partnerships with the Irish International Immigrant Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.

Fenway Annual Report

Please see our annual report here or at http://www.fenwayhs.org/about-fenway/annual-reports/

February Break & Feb. 27th half-day

There is no school from Feb. 20-24th.  There is also a half-day for students on Feb. 27th and students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  This is a half-day for students so that all faculty will have the opportunity to engage in professional development in the afternoon.

Black History Assembly Feb. 16th

In celebration of Black History Month, Fenway will have our annual Black History Assembly on Thursday, Feb. 16th from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Parent Council Meeting Thursday, Feb. 16th 6:30-8 p.m.

On Thursday, February 16th from 6:30-8 p.m. the Fenway Parent Council Meeting will take place at Fenway High School.  If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Richard Mitchell, rmitchell5@bostonpublicschools.org

Fenway Forum Now On our website

Please find our weekly e-newsletter on our website here or under the “student life” tab under weekly newsletter.  The direct link is: http://www.fenwayhs.org/student-life/weekly-newsletter/

Fenway Alum Highlight

Fenway Alum, and current Temple University freshman women’s basketball player Takora McIntyre, has a story to tell. ESPNU Campus Connection tells how this former Fenway star is becoming an accomplished author.  Watch the story here:  https://vimeo.com/201079767

Fenway to Host City-Wide Debate Tournament this weekend

Boston Debate League will have a after-school debate league tournament at Fenway this Friday and Saturday.  “The After-School Debate League operates English-language teams and Spanish-language teams in high schools with the Boston Public Schools (BPS).  Fenway has a team and debate team practices are held at Fenway and led by Fenway faculty who serve as coaches. Debate season spans October through March each school year, and students attend up to 8 tournaments throughout the season where they compete against other schools in the Novice, JV, Varsity or Open divisions.”

Term 2

Term 2 report cards were mailed out on Monday, Feb. 6th. Our Honor Roll Assembly will be Thursday, Feb. 9th from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Fenway Sports this week

Track&Field

2/7 BPS Indoor Track and Field City Championships

2/8 BPS Indoor Track and Field City Championships

Boys Basketball

2/8 Fenway vs Boston Latin Academy @BLA 5:00PM

2/9 Fenway vs Maimondes @Maimondes 5:30PM

2/10 Excel vs Fenway @Hennigan CC 5:00PM

Girls Basketball

2/8 Boston Latin Academy vs Fenway @Hennigan C.C 6:00PM

2/10 Fenway vs Tech Boston @TBA 5:30PM

Free Week Workshop for Journalism this Summer

The New England High School Journalism Collaborative will hold an all-expense paid summer workshop for students interested in journalism from June 24 to July 1. Applications can be found here. Students need to send a hard-copy transcript and teacher recommendation by mail.

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Fenway Family Forum 1.30.17

SAT Prep Course at Fenway

Fenway is offering a SAT prep course in preparation for the June 3rd SAT.  The course will meet Tuesdays and Fridays after-school.  There will be three full practice SAT exams offered on 3 Saturdays.  To sign-up, fill out this form online or sign-up in the main office.

College News

Over 86% of seniors have submitted at least one college application. Acceptances thus far include: Stonehill College, UMASS Amherst. Wentworth Institute of Technology, UMASS Lowell, Framingham State University, University of Southern Maine, St. John’s University, Lesley University, and Assumption College.

Still interested in joining the Culinary Club?

If you didn’t get involved this fall but still want to, we are RE-OPENING SIGN-UPS for the Spring!  Join Chef Gates to learn cooking methods, knife skills, and make delicious new recipes – both savory and sweet!

When: Thursdays, 3:45pm – 5pm

Where: The Commons

*Sign-Up Deadline: FRIDAY, FEB. 17th*

First NEW CLASS: THURS., MARCH 2nd!

**Sign up in the Development Office in Room 103**

Term 2 Closed

Term 2 ended Friday, January 27th.  All grades will be posted online by this Friday, February 3rd.

Fenway Basketball Update

Fenway girls have continued success on the court.  Fenway boys beat Charlestown last week to improve to a 11-2 record.  All student-athletes must maintain an eligible grade point average in order to participate in the games.

Boys’ Basketball

2/1 Fenway vs Snowden @McCormack Middle 6:30PM

Girls’ Basketball

2/1 Snowden vs Fenway @Hennigan C.C 6:00PM

Yoga at Fenway

There will be a free Yoga class Feb. 6th at 4 p.m. in the dance studio.

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