Hernández featured in beautiful video about Second Step program

Students, teachers, and administrators from Rafael Hernández K–8 School give real accounts about the positive impact of the Second Step Program. Hear stories about strong student-teacher relationships and SEL spreading beyond the classroom as Boston Public Schools rolled out a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model to all 125 schools in the district, using the Second Step Program as the universal social-emotional learning curriculum. Check it out!

Schoolyard Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Student Leadership

Our March 29 Schoolyard Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was an incredible celebration of student leadership. The entire class of 2017 — now 9th graders at high schools around the city — returned for the celebration. Two of the students joined Principal Ana Tavares, Mayor Marty Walsh, BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang, and teacher Jess Madden-Fuoco on the stage, addressing the crowd to tell the story of the schoolyard and the work they put into the renovation and fundraising campaign.

Science Night Pride

On March 1, Hernandez students shared their science work with our larger community. It was amazing to see the range and depth of projects — from penguins to electricity to mythical creatures and habitats to jellyfish:


Our school in the community

Some Hernández families walked together in the annual Wake Up the Earth community celebration parade from Egleston Square to Stonybrook in May of 2015. A K1 student and a 1st grader held the banner for part of the parade!