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!
Welcome back to school! The families in our School Parent Council have sent out an update about this school year, ways to get involved, and upcoming dates to note. Check it out on the Family & Parent Groups page of the website!
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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.
Our art teacher, Raquel Cardoso, started a blog to highlight the work of Hernández students and give young artists the opportunity to share their work with the world! There will also be articles, talks and other interesting art related news, as well as teacher work. Enjoy the samples below and check out Raquel’s art blog!
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:
In the 2013-2014 school year, 826 Boston worked with our 5th-grade students on poetry. Their work culminated in this incredible video project, “I’m a Flame You Can’t Put Out:”
In March of 2015, the Rafael Hernández Girls’ Robotics Team was the highlight of an evening with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. The event, The Next Frontier: Latinos in the Tech Sector, featured the governor as the special guest. The Rafael Hernandez robotics program is led by two of our teachers, Roselynn Rodriguez and Victoria Perez.
In 2013 and 2014, our 7th-grade students worked with art teacher Trevor Wallace on their “Legacy Project” to transform our school’s courtyard:
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!