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February 15, 2024

Crimson Tide Standouts Chart their Course
EHS Holds Signing Day Event for Senior Football Players
The Everett High School (EHS) Athletic Department hosted a Signing Day event for four standout football players and members of the Class of 2024. The festivities were held inside the Crimson Cafe on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 — the day senior high school football players historically make their college decision. 

Offensive lineman Carlos Cornejo, defensive lineman Shane MacKenzie, kicker Adoni Santos, and wide receiver/safety Christian Zamor were joined by family, teammates, EHS administrators, and Superintendent William Hart as they put pen to paper. Cornejo is headed to Framingham State, MacKenzie is going to AIC, Santos is bound for Franklin Pierce, and Zamor will suit up for the Bentley Falcons. 

“My congratulations to these four outstanding student athletes and their families for earning the chance to play football at the collegiate level,” said Superintendent William Hart. “They are a part of the history and fabric of our storied program and a credit to our high school and our city.  

“You guys are the steppingstones to getting this program back to where it belongs,” head coach Justin Flores said to the players before they were called to the podium to make individual remarks. 

In addition, Josh DelGaizo and the EHS-TV Studio produced and played highlight videos of all four players during their years as Crimson Tide players.  

Click HERE for more Signing Day photos
New School Committee Members Visit EPS Schools
Thanks to Principals and Teachers
The five new members of the Everett School Committee visited four schools last week, giving them the chance to meet building leaders and educators and see the great work that is being done throughout the district every day.
Robin Babcock, Margaret Cornelio, Joseph D’Onofrio, Joanna Garren, and Samantha Hurley toured the Adams School (Pre-Kindergarten), Lafayette School (K-8), Webster School (K-5), and Everett High School (EHS) on Friday, February 9, 2024. Superintendent William Hart accompanied the members on the tours, which were led by principals.

Thanks to Adams School Head Teacher Laurie Stokes, Lafayette Principal Dave Brady, Webster Principal Chris Barrett, and EHS Principal Dennis Lynch for leading the tours and engaging the School Committee members in engaging discussions. And thanks to the many teachers who opened their classroom doors.

The day concluded at EHS, where the School Committee members were treated to lunch made by the Culinary Arts Department.

Click HERE for photos of the school visits.
A group photo, people standing, and a digital photo of a flower

Spotlight on the Arts
Senator DiDomenico Welcomes EHS Senior to the State House
Everett High School (EHS) senior Joao Pedro Santos visited the State House on January 31, 2024, as a special guest of State Senator Sal DiDomenico. The Senator purchased one of Santos’s digital photographs (above, right) during the silent auction held in conjunction with the 2023 EHS Holiday Gala music concert. After unveiling the artwork inside his office, Senator DiDomenico led Santos, EHS Advanced Digital Media teacher Trice Megginson, and Art Coordinator Cari DiCicco on an expansive and informative tour of the State House.

Above, from left: Chloe Chick from Senator DiDomenico’s office, Ms. DiCicco, Everett School Committee member Marcony Barros, Santos, Mr. Megginson, Senator DiDomenico, and Senator DiDomenico’s Communication Director Eli Fenechel.
A montage of student artwork celebrating Black History Month  on a large red bulletin board

Celebrating Black History Month
Whittier Students Create Informative Bulletin Board
In celebration of Black History Month, Whittier School students worked with City Year AmeriCorps members to create a large bulletin board spotlighting extraordinary and influential women. Featured, clockwise from top left, are: Aretha Franklin, Mae Jemison, Simone Biles, Toni Morrison, Madam C.J. Walker, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Ida B. Wells, Beyonce, and Marsha P. Johnson.
Four panels, laser images of prominent figures in celebration of Black History Month

Prismatic Magic Stages a Laser Show at the Whittier
In celebration of Black History Month, Prismatic Magic staged a fun and educational laser show at the Whittier on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Students in grades 3-5 were treated to the laser tribute and musical journey highlighting the lives and contributions of various historical and cultural giants. The show was engaging and informative and proved to be a big hit with students and staff alike! Thanks to Whittier School Principal Michael McLucas for sharing these photographs.

Mark Your Calendar for March 7
District-Wide Family Biliteracy Celebration
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From the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth
Parenting Solutions Library
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) has launched the MPY Parenting Solutions Library through its partnership with Peace At Home Parenting Solutions. Peace At Home Parenting Solutions specializes in empowering parents with evidence-based strategies to foster nurturing connections that safeguard their children's mental well-being. The Parenting Solutions Library is easily accessible on the MPY website and does require any login information or passwords.