2023-2024 Staff Newsletters » November 20, 2023

November 20, 2023

VOL. 3, ISSUE 12
Everett High fall head athletic coaches, standing and smiling
EPS Coaches are First Class!

Crimson Tide Conclude Fall Season
The Everett High School Athletic Department held its Fall Sports Banquet on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Anthony’s of Malden. Coaches and players from Everett High’s eight fall teams joined their families and loved ones for the festivities. Special thanks to our head coaches for their leadership and mentorship. From left: Brendan Hahesy (cross country), Steve Gallagher (golf), Mike Fineran (volleyball), Sabrina Wright (field hockey), Dom Persuitte (girls soccer), Pedro Blas (boys soccer), Justin Flores (football), and Taylor Leo (cheerleading).

Flier, photo of students at the Legacy Museum
A Great Opportunity for EPS Teachers
EPS-Sponsored Trip to Montgomery
Do you want to deepen your understanding of equity, enhance your teaching practices, and travel through 400 years of American history? If the answer is yes, then this district-sponsored trip is for you!

The critically acclaimed Legacy Museum features first-person historical accounts, interactive content, cutting-edge technology, and a world-class art gallery. Set on a six-acre site, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first comprehensive memorial dedicated to the legacy of Black Americans who were enslaved, terrorized by lynching, humiliated by racial segregation, and presumed guilty and dangerous.

If you are interested in joining us in Montgomery during the February Vacation, please complete the INTEREST FORM by December 4, 2023.

Professional Development Opportunity
Wayfinder: SEL Curriculum
The EPS is teaming with expert facilitators from Wayfinder to offer professional development (PD) that enables and encourages educators to build community, reconnect with their purpose, and improve morale and well-being.


The PD will help you:
• Understand key factors that support purpose and well-being.
• Apply tools to increase a sense of purpose and manage stress more effectively
• Analyze and reflect on core components of meaning and purpose in one’s career.  

The 10-session PD series combines the relevant research on purpose development and practical action steps. Sessions are offered in 60- or 90-minute blocks, depending on the needs and preferences of staff.

This training counts for 11 PD hours and is especially ideal for counselors and inclusion teachers. Sign up through your TeachPoint account.
From the Curriculum Team
Instructional Technology Development

The EPS Community

Jeans Day Fundraisers
As always, please give your $5 donation to your building’s Administrative Assistant. The details are as follows:

Wednesday, November 22nd — To support the efforts of Susan Hogan’s son, who is running the 2024 Boston Marathon as part of Boston Children's Hospital’s Miles for Miracles campaign. Ms. Hogan is kindergarten teacher at the Keverian School, and all final donations should be forwarded to her.

Friday, December 1 — For the thirteenth consecutive year, EHS teacher Neil Plotnick is braving the elements on behalf of Massachusetts Special Olympics. This year, he is taking the 2023 LETR Everett Polar Plunge on December 10, 2023, at the Everett Recreation Center.    

From the Human Resources Department
Insurance Opt Out Program

The City of Everett’s Health Insurance Opt Out Program is now underway. Here is what you need to know:

Forms must be submitted no later than Thursday, November 30, 2023. Submitting a form after the deadline might result in the denial of the request.
●  All corresponding documentation must be attached, or the request may be denied.
● Forms must be completed in full.           
●  If you are requesting an opt out, you must provide a letter from your provider stating that as of October or November of 2023 from your provider that you are covered in a health insurance plan.


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