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Students show off their moves at ¡Viva La Cultura!

by Ethel Bullitt

On January 31, in front of an audience of family and friends, students from a variety of grades had a chance to demonstrate some of the wonderful songs and dances they have been working on with our community partners.  Teachers from Urbanity Dance have brought salsa, merengue and bachata into our classrooms, and the students bravely spun, strut and swayed on stage.  Urban Voices has been teaching songs in Spanish, and our little ones sang sweetly about making soup and saying hello.  Outside the auditorium, artwork made by students under the guidance of teachers from the Children’s Art...

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Playworks Lights Up The Night on Thursday, December 19th

by Allison Singer

Since many of you live within walking distance or can see the Prudential Building from your homes, it brings me great pleasure to share this exciting news! Playworks Massachusetts will flip the switch to light up Boston this Thursday, December 19th as part of the annual 31 Nights of Light program. The top of the Prudential Tower will shine blue in support of the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.  If you take a picture of the tower, please share with us on social media using #PlayworksLights...

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Save the Date: Club ¡TropiCaliente! is May 9, 2014

The year's biggest Hurley fundraiser

Club TropiCaliente, a benefit for the Hurley School
by Kelley Curry

Mark your calendars for Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School annual fundraising event, Club ¡TropiCaliente! Please join us on May 9, 2014, at the Franklin Institute in the South End for this fabulous event. Proceeds support program enrichment, including Open Circle anti-bullying curriculum, tutoring, theater arts, visual arts, music instruction, test prep, after-school programs, mentoring and sports; facilities improvements; and community building at the Hurley School.

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Bodega de Arte’s piano featured in Celebrity Series – Play Me, I’m Yours: Street Pianos Series!

Hurley Piano at Villa Victoria
by Karen Gonzalez

By any chance have you seen the different pianos throughout Boston? Well, the Hurley’s Bodega de Arte Afterschool Program has a piano that is being featured in Villa Victoria. Last year, our Bodega de Arte students painted a street piano during Pasillos Pintados and we want to make sure that you have a chance to check it out! The Hurley School piano is located at Villa Victoria, 100 West Dedham Street. For more photos and information about the location, you can visit...

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School Bus Strike

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by Michael Bradley

A call sent out to all BPS Families tonight:Good evening. This is an important message from the Boston Public Schools. At this hour, we still do not know if bus drivers will show up for work tomorrow. We are advising all parents to prepare alternate arrangements to bring your child to school and pick them up after school. To help you, we are going to open every school one hour early for drop-offs tomorrow morning. The M.B.T.A is also going to offer free trips for any B.P.S. student tomorrow (No Photo...

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Mayor Menino visits Hurley for Back-to-School Event

Mayor Menino, Principal Marjorie Soto, School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill, Interim Superintendent John McDonough and Boston Teachers Union President Richard Stutman
by Michael Bradley

Mayor Menino’s Hurley School visit to welcome students to another year of Boston Public Schools was a special visit. He praised the Hurley School for all it has accomplished, and acknowledged that it is a model of what all Boston Public Schools could be. Mayor Menino was joined by Principal Marjorie Soto, School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill, Interim Superintendent John McDonough and Boston Teachers Union President Richard Stutman for his 21st annual School Readiness event and his last as Mayor. The group annouced the BPS enrollment is at the highest level in...

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Hold'em for Hurley Fundraiser

Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pm at The Red Fez

Hold'em for Hurley
by Cilla Rait

Card Sharks unite! Hold’Em for Hurley, NPHS’s Texas hold’em tournament fundraiser, is happening Thursday, October 3rd at The Red Fez in Boston’s South End.

Two ways to play:

Texas Hold’em Tournament $125 donation gets $2000 in chips, or 5 tickets for $500—Bring your friends! Space is limited: only 60 seats available Prizes to the last five players $800 prize to the winner The Casbah Casino Back by popular demand! Blackjack, Roulette, Craps $50 entry gets $2000 in ...
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Congratulations Raquel! Congratulations Josie!

by Ethel Bullitt

On May 16, 2013 at Faneuil Hall, two students from each of Boston’s public schools were recognized and awarded trophies for their academic achievement and exceptional school spirit by the Boston School Committee, Superintendent Carol Johnson, and Mayor Thomas Menino at a School Awards celebration.

We are very pleased to announce that the recipients from the Hurley school for this year are 8th graders Raquel Coronado for Academic Achievement and Josie Ortiz for School Spirit.

 

Congratulations to both girls on a job well done and the well-deserved recognition...

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2012-2013 MCAS success

by Ethel Bullitt

 

As a measure of the academic success achieved by our students, our 2012-2013 third graders achieved the highest MCAS scores in the district.  In third-grade reading, eight Boston schools scored higher than the state average. The Hurley achieved the highest score in the district, with 78 percent of third-graders scoring proficient or higher in reading, up from 63 percent the previous year.  In third-grade math, the Hurley placed in the top 5% in the state.  The Hurley’s challenging two-way language immersion curriculum and enrichment programming are...

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Harvard Business School Students Lend a Hand

by Ethel Bullitt

On a beautiful spring Saturday, about 30 volunteers from the Harvard Business School class of 2014 could be found on the Hurley School grounds, their activities ranging from painting the fence, to raking away debris from a long winter, to weeding and spreading mulch, to planting wildflower seeds. Their energy and enthusiasm made the morning pass quickly, and by early afternoon the campus was in great shape. Big thanks to HBS Class of 2014 Section J from all of us at the Hurley School!

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