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Brockton Students Read for the Record Oct. 21st

Brockton Students Read for the Record Oct. 21st Brockton students did their part to help break the Guinness World Record for the number of adults and children reading the same book on the same day as part of JumpStart’s annual Read for the Record campaign.  This year, more than 1,800 Brockton Public Schools PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students took part in the campaign, reading Bunny Cakes, a playful take on how siblings interact. “Read for the Record is a national celebration of early literacy.  This is an opportunity for teachers and parents to share a good book and be part of a larger movement to encourage reading,” said Dr. Julianne Andrade, Coordinator of Elementary Literacy K-5 and Social Studies K-8.  “Reading to young ...
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Brockton Students' Artwork on Display at Bernardi Auto Group

Brockton Students’ Artwork on Display at Bernardi Auto Group For budding young artists, the Brockton Public Schools is a wonderful place to develop artistic talents and creativity.  And for art lovers, there is a new gallery in town: Bernardi Auto Group on Manley Street.  This fall, the Honda dealership is hosting an exhibition of student art that won top honors in the Summerfest 2014 Art Show.   Community members (and car enthusiasts) can take in the show in the lobby of the dealership. Ranging from photography to watercolor and pastels, the show celebrates a mix of mediums and styles, and reflects the artistic talents of students from across the district and grade spans. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to see our talented ...
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Brockton High Prepares for Accreditation Review

BROCKTON HIGH PREPARES FOR ACCREDITATION REVIEW The New England Association of Schools and Colleges will visit BHS October 5-8th to evaluate its core values and beliefs, curriculum, instruction, assessment, facilities and community resources.   Brockton High School administrators, faculty and staff have completed an in-depth self-study and are readying a presentation they will impart to a panel of educators from the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC). The panel will visit Brockton High School next week to evaluate the school in its efforts toward re-accreditation.  “Accreditation is the standard by which all high schools are judged,” said Superintendent of Schools Kathleen A. Smith, JD.  “An accredited high school has demonstrated that it meets high standards of instructional excellence and student success, and ...
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Healthy Celebrations

HEALTHY SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS Let's Party! From birthday parties to holiday celebrations, there are many celebrations in elementary schools. Along with the fun, usually comes food. Just one school party can include pizza, sugary juice drinks, chips, cake and ice cream, plus a goodie bag with candy.Offering so many treats so often can contribute to unhealthy eating habits. However, with a few easy changes, parents, teachers and school administrators can shift the focus of school parties from unhealthy food to healthy fun. Click here for wonderful, healthy ideas for birthday party and healthy holiday ideas! Our Chartwells Staff also offers healthy, affordable birthday celebrations for parents - and you don't have to do the cooking! Click here for more information!
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Brockton Students Show Measured Improvement on MCAS; Six Schools Attain Level 2 Status

Brockton Students Show Measured Improvement on MCAS; Six Schools Attain Level 2 Status Districtwide initiatives in math and English continue to bear fruit as Brockton Public School students displayed measured improvement on the 2014 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam.    Across the Brockton Public Schools, scores increased on the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the test.   Brockton’s Composite Performance Index (CPI) registered a modest improvement from 75.5 to 75.9 in ELA, and half of the district’s schools improved on this measure, some making substantial gains. Brockton’s Student Growth Percentile (SGP) in ELA improved to a 54, which is higher than the state average for the third straight year.  “I am proud of the way our teachers and administrators always work together ...
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Obituary: Eileen P. Mcvarish

McVARISH, Eileen P. (Cruise) (Hogan) 90, of Brockton, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Hogan and William F. McVarish; Mother of William Hogan; Sister of Brother Thomas J. Cruise, OMI. Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt 123) BROCKTON on Friday at 9:30AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours Thursday 4:00-8:00PM. For guestbook and directions, visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com
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Missing Disabled Teen from Mass. Found Safe

A 13-year-old disabled girl who was has been missing since Sunday has been found safe in Rhode Island.
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Obituary: Janet E. Forrester

FORRESTER, Janet E. (McKeon) Age 81, of Brockton, died August 4, 2014. Janet was the wife of the late Donald M. Forrester, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Brennan) McKeon, mother of Mark D. and Scott A. Forrester both of Brockton; Susan M. Forrester of Whitman; sister of Priscilla Brown of Florida and the late Robert and Richard McKeon. Visiting Hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123) BROCKTON, Friday 4-7 p.m. Donations in Janet's name may be made to the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1300 W. Elm St. Ext., Brockton, MA 02301. For condolences and directions please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com
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Brockton Police Searching for Missing Disabled Teen

Brockton Police are seeking the help of Rhode Island authorities to find a 13-year-old disabled girl who was reported missing Sunday.
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20 medical marijuana dispensary licenses awarded in Mass.

State health officials Friday released the names of companies that will receive the first 20 licenses to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts.
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Brockton woman charged with stealing goods, then a car in Hingham

A Brockton woman, previously convicted of larceny and fleeing Hingham police, will face numerous charges after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a chase through several South Shore towns.
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Braintree Scanner Tales: Drug arrest, car accident, bank robbery

Lynn man charged with drug possession, OUI accident causes power outage, Police search for bank robber
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Steward Hospitals, workers come to agreement on contract

Close to 5,000 health care workers who work at eight eastern Massachusetts hospitals ratified a new contract with Steward Health Care, the union SEIU 1199 announced Tuesday
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Citizens Bank grants to support groups working to combat homelessness

Four-hundred thousand-dollars in grants were recently distributed by Citizens Bank to 20 local non-profits that serve homeless individuals and families.
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