Buddy Bench installed at Pacheco School
BSU donated a bench to the Carlos Pacheco School so they could add it to their playground. The students love the bench because "The Buddy Bench is a place where we can help others to find someone to play with. It is a way for people to make new friends. If someone sits on the buddy bench, you can ask them to play with you. The whole meaning of the buddy bench is to feel like you are a part of something. The buddy bench reminds us of our school because we are like family because we work together in harmony. It is one way to spread kindness. "
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.
Bridgewater-Raynham Middle School visits BSU
On April 13 students from Bridgewater-Raynham Middle School visited BSU to celebrate Martin Richard Day and to have a discussion facilitated by MARC (Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center) director, Elizabeth Englander. Dr. Englander spoke about Martin’s spirit of peace and how kindness can help them push back against bullying and cruelty at school. This effort is spearheaded by Dori Kelly from the middle school.a teacher at the school, Dori Kelly.
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.…