Incredibly Challenged Dorchester Students Return to School
After the tragedy at the St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, Dorchester students return to school with a new focus. While the shooting was terrible, it was unexpected, and the school community must now focus on learning and creating a safe environment. The following are some of the steps the school community is taking to ensure that the school remains a safe place for students.
Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy offers in-person learning
Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy opened its doors in September and offers in-person learning to its students, who range in age from pre-K to eighth grade. The school is comprised of three campuses: Neponset, Savin Hill and Lower Mills. The school’s staff is dedicated to providing a challenging environment that fosters academic excellence and Christian values. Students are regularly measured for growth and adjusted to the needs of the class, while parents benefit from substantial financial assistance and special programs that are available to the school’s community.
This Dorchester school offers students a traditional Catholic faith, an excellent academic program, and small classes. The students and teachers are friendly and cheerful. Students and teachers share a love of learning. Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy is a Catholic school that focuses on the values of the Catholic faith and the Christian values that are universal.
Jeremiah E. Burke High School closes upper campus after stabbing
Jeremiah E. Burke High School has closed its upper campus after a student was stabbed inside the school three weeks ago. The student and his perpetrator were both college students. The stabbings left an extensive blood trail, leading to the nurse’s office. Students and faculty were evacuated and police closed the upper campus for several hours. The student was transported to a hospital in an undisclosed location for therapy.
Police are increasing their presence on the campus following the incident, which occurred outside the school on September 14. The police responded to a call reporting a stabbing outside the school. They found a male student with stab wounds and were able to take him to a hospital for treatment. He is currently in stable condition. Police also recovered the gun used in the attack.
Denver middle school faces behavior challenges
Dorchester middle school faces a range of behaviour challenges and has recently undergone a review of its behaviour policies. The review involves senior staff, governors and the school to identify areas of improvement. It has also been used to identify future priorities. A wide range of actions have been undertaken, including organising visits to museums and other places of interest.
Boston Public Schools announces new safety plan for Henderson K-12 Inclusion School
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius has announced a new safety plan for the school at Croftland Avenue in Dorchester. The new plan includes adding more safety staff, improving communication with parents and increasing crisis prevention training. It comes as the school is dealing with a student who knocked out its principal during dismissal. The attacker was a 16-year-old girl, who is now facing charges of assault and battery on a victim over the age of 60, assault and battery on a public employee.
While the new plan includes the hiring of additional school safety staff, Boston Police will be on hand to assist with safety at the school. The district also announced plans to increase administrative searches of students.