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Chef Karo Serves Hungarian Chicken to South Middle School Students

Chef Karo Serves Hungarian Chicken to South Middle School Students Every once in a while, South Middle School Principal Kevin Karo dons a chef coat and cooks for his students; and with nearly 550 students in his school, that’s no small feat.  On Oct. 30th, Chef Karo and his colleagues in the South kitchen served up a most fantastic feast: his grandmother “Mama Karo’s” Hungarian Chicken. “I like to cook, and I like the kids to get a chance to try new things,” Karo said, simply. The response was excellent – more than 400 meals were served to students who happily consumed Karo’s cuisine of boneless chicken in a cream sauce served over noodles. “It’s really good,” affirmed Principal Joseph Pomfret. Karo says he ...
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Superintendent Smith Presents Academic Excellence Awards

SUPERINTENDENT SMITH PRESENTS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS Each year in the fall, school superintendents from across the state present Certificates of Academic Excellence to high school seniors who have shown great academic achievement. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, the awards are a highly competitive and prestigious accolade. On October 28th, Superintendent of Schools Kathleen A. Smith, JD presented awards to four Brockton High School seniors whose hard work and determination paid off, as they are ranked at the very top of their class. The number of awards each superintendent presents is based upon the total number of high school students in the district. “It is a privilege to be able to honor these students; they have worked hard throughout their academic ...
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Information for Parents Regarding Brockton's Ebola Preparedness

Information for Parents Regarding Brockton’s Ebola Preparedness Brockton Public Schools officials are working with city and state health care providers to prepare and train for the possibility – however unlikely – of cases of the Ebola virus in the city. “We are coordinating all of our first responders and public health officials to ensure that we are prepared to respond to an individual identified as ‘high-risk’ for the Ebola virus,” said Mayor Bill Carpenter. “We are also reminding residents not to over-react to someone who is simply displaying flu symptoms.”   The city’s Ebola preparedness initiatives are being spearheaded by the Brockton Fire Department, Board of Health and American Medical Response, which handles emergency ambulance calls.  Brockton Public Schools nurses are being ...
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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.
Boston Globe

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.
Your Town

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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