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5th annual Club ¡TropiCaliente! coming May 10

The year's biggest Hurley fundraiser

TropiCaliente 2012
by Kelley Curry

Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School invites you to join the conga line to our retro-Latin nightclub, Club ¡TropiCaliente! Last year this event raised $63,000 for the Hurley, supporting 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 school.

Mambo your way to this fantastic event, where you’ll:

Dance the night away with live Latin music by Grupo...
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Hurley named “School on the Move” finalist

Rapid academic gains bring $10,000 prize

Hurley Middle Schoolers taking MCAS, from the "It's MCAS and We Know It" video
by Kelley Curry

The Hurley was recently selected as one of three finalists, out of 128 Boston public schools, for the 2012 School on the Move Prize. The prize is presented annually by EdVestors, a nonprofit organization that drives change in urban schools through strategic private investment. The prize highlights the achievements of schools that are making significant progress toward closing the achievement gaps for all students.

The Hurley was recognized for the ability of our teachers and administrators to work collaboratively to meet...

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Hold'em for Hurley Fundraiser

Thursday, September 27, 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, September 27th 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 NEW for 2012 Blackjack, Roulette, Craps $50 entry gets $...
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Hurley Middle School is in demand

by Cilla Rait

The Hurley School is proud to announce that it currently has the longest wait-list for 6th grade of all public schools in the district. This is a great tribute to our excellent middle school teachers and our challenging program.

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Pasillos Pintados brings a focus on the arts

Zumba!
by Cilla Rait

The Joseph J. Hurley, a public K–8 School in the South End, is preparing its first arts intensive, Pasillos Pintados, taking place the week of June 11–15, during which students will be able to experience the arts more deeply than they can during the rest of the school year. The focus of this year’s week will be visual arts and dance and the common theme will be the Caribbean Islands. Because of the bi-lingual English/Spanish curriculum at the school, the students are already culturally and linguistically diverse—they study, understand, and develop an appreciation for...

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Jennifer Muhammad named a Boston Educator of the Year

The Hurley's Jen Muhammad, Superintendent Carol Johnson, and School Committee Chairperson Gregory Groover at the 2012 Boston Educators of the Year ceremony
by Kelley Curry

At a ceremony held on June 6, 2012, Hurley 4th grade teacher Jennifer Muhammad and 10 other teachers were honored as Boston’s best educators of the year.

Ms. Muhammad was nominated by Hurley students, parents, and colleagues. Award winners were selected for demonstrating a deep commitment to their work; showing a willingness to adapt to changes in teaching; working successfully with students of all abilities; reaching out to parents; teaching with creativity, innovation, passion, and depth; and going above and beyond...

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TropiCaliente 2012 raises $63,000 for the Hurley

Hurley parents and teachers enjoy TropiCaliente 2012
by Beth Schmieta

¡Club TropiCaliente! the Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School’s annual fundraising bash, was a smashing success on May 4, 2012. For the fourth consecutive year, the event brought members of our community together to support public education in a festive Latin nightclub environment. Thanks to the generosity of the many businesses and individuals in our community and beyond, we raised $63,000 for the school!

More than 300 friends and neighbors filled the room at the Benjamin Franklin...

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Mass. Library group honors librarian Jen Varney and Hurley parents

Varney named Super Librarian; parents recognized for outstanding support of library

Hurley librarian Jen Varney receives the 2012 Super Librarian Accolade Award for the Boston region
by Kelley Curry

Hurley librarian Jennifer Varney received a Massachusetts Super Librarian Accolade Award from the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA).  The award recognizes an exemplary librarian/library program in each of six regions across the state. Ms. Varney was recognized for her willingness to outreach to and collaborate with teachers to infuse 21st Century and Information Literacy Skills into the curriculum, her support of literacy efforts in the school, and her contributions to the extended library community.

Hurley Padres en Acción and...

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Club ¡TropiCaliente! is back for its 4th great year

Join us Friday May 4, 2012, 7–11 pm

Ivelisse Brawley dances under glowing lights at TropiCaliente 2011
by Kelley Curry

Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School invites you to join the conga line to our retro-Latin nightclub, Club ¡TropiCaliente! Last year this event raised $68,000 for the Hurley, supporting 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 school.

Mambo your way to this fantastic event, where you’ll:

Dance the night away with live Latin music by Grupo...
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Hurley MCAS Scores Soar

School ranks among top 5 most improved

by Alice O’Neill

Hurley students achieved an increase of over 10% in their math and English language arts MCAS scores from last spring’s test, earning the Hurley school a number five spot on the list of most improved schools in the district!

The school met yearly progress goals for all groups of students. In addition to the MCAS, our kids also take A-Net tests frequently to assess progress throughout the year. Among district schools working with A-Net, our 6th graders and 8th graders have the highest math scores in the...

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