This year 95 children from the Gilmore School in Brockton attended the FootBridge Partnership program where they participated in STEAM courses ranging from Physics to Sign Language. They also engaged in a variety of afternoon activities such as a field trip to the Franklin Park Zoo, a visit with the BSU Police and Plymouth County Sheriff's office, the ropes obstacle course, zumba and yoga. Below are some highlights from the program.
Jamie MacDonald, the Accidental Advocate
Jamie was with a friend having dinner and struck up a conversation with a gentleman next to her. Upon telling the man she works at the Raymond School in Brockton and discussing the lack of budget Brockton Public Schools has, the gentleman wrote her a $1,000 check for the Raymond School. Click here to read the full article.
Elementary Education Students host Math Night at Gilmore School
The students from BSU's elementary education program hosted a math games night at the Gilmore School. Many families attended and enjoyed the evening of games and spending time with their children.
Gilmore and Raymond Schools highlight PDS Partnership
In their year-end state of the school address. The Gilmore and Raymond School highlight the PDS partnership.
We have leveraged resources with partnering organizations to support additional needs of students including Bridgewater State University, the YMCA, Brockton Public Library, Science from Scientists, and Imagine Arts. These partnerships provide enrichment programming, parent support/education, and ensure time for our teachers to have weekly common planning meetings at all grade levels.
Our partnership with BSU has led to many wonderful opportunities for our staff and students – opportunities such as having student teachers here each semester, staff training on the MARC bullying prevention program, Science Methods students holding their weekly classes here creating hands-on Science lessons and then implementing these lessons in the classrooms, these science methods students also provided science investigations to our families during Parent Conferences, Scientist of the Month visits, Invention Convention, visits to the BSU observatory, National Children’s Day celebration and to their yearly theater productions.…