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Student art wanted for Boston Herald holiday section

§ December 12th, 2016 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

The Boston Herald is calling for submissions of student art for its annual holiday section, "Through the Eyes of a Child," which will appear in the newspaper on December 24. We gladly welcome drawings, poems, prose, and essays inspired by the holiday season. A selection of student work will be published in the newspaper. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 20.

 

Please see the complete "Through the Eyes of a Child" guidelines for entry below:

  1. All entries must be sent via email by a teacher or principal. We are unable to accept submissions directly from students.
  2. Entries must be emailed to julie.defrancesco@bostonherald.com by Tuesday, December 20.
  3. Artwork should be scanned at its best resolution and be in PDF format. Written entries must not exceed 300 words. Editorial reserves the right to edit if necessary.
  4. In the email, please include the name, grade, school, city, teacher name, and contact number for each student.
  5. Entries will be selected by the editorial department of the Boston Herald.

Teachers and principals -- please email entries to julie.defrancesco@bostonherald.com by Tuesday, December 20.

Back to school: How to succeed

§ September 7th, 2016 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Photo from Boston Herald

As students gear up for a new school year, the Boston Herald spoke with an Endicott College sophomore and CEO of Boston-based tutoring/college prep company Signet Education to find out what helps set a student up for success.

The article reads, "reflecting back on what went well at school and what didn’t can help students enhance their time management, work-life balance and academic success, according to Jay Bacrania, CEO of Boston-based Signet Education."

Ask your students to reflect back on their previous academic year. What proved to be successful? What could use more work? Build a personal plan of do's and don'ts to help students start this new year off right.

Read the full article: Learning to succeed: Use lessons of past year to thrive in the present.

Today is Super Tuesday!

§ March 1st, 2016 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Today is Super Tuesday! Super Tuesday is a big day during the primaries where several states, including Massachusetts, hold their primary elections and caucuses. What states are voting today? Here's your list:

Alabama Primary, Alaska Republican Caucuses, Colorado Democratic Caucuses, Arkansas Primary, Georgia Primary, Massachusetts Primary, Minnesota Caucuses, Oklahoma Primary, Tennessee Primary, Texas Primary, Vermont Primary, Virginia Primary, and Wyoming Republican Caucuses.

661 Republican delegates and 865 Democratic delegates will be allocated at the close of Super Tuesday. Each candidate hopes to ensure as many delegates as possible.

Follow live updates today with the Boston Herald: Tuesday's Super Tuesday Live

Weekly News Quiz, August 24

§ August 24th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. Boston Public Schools superintendent apologizes to families, as over 8,000 students are still uncertain of what, even though school starts in three weeks?

2. Red Sox manager, John Ferrell, steps aside as he is beginning treatment for what disease?

3. A federal program, following models of local towns Gloucester and Arlington, granted $5 million for an initiative to help combat additions to what drug?

4. What new, beloved Boston park is in danger of closing?

5. The National Labor Relations Board overturned the historic ruling for football players from what university to form the first college athletes' union?

6. Two women made history for graduating from what U.S.military school?

7. Tsarnaev filed for an appeal for his guilty verdict and death sentence based on what claim?

8. A bomb exploded at a popular tourist site in what international city?

 

Answers to previous quiz:

1. Chewing tobacco

2. Body cameras

3. the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

4. Too many candidates running for one debate; separated into bottom 7 and top 10

5. Said a big issue in our country is having to be politically correct and said he was only speaking out Rosie O'Donnell

6. Only outcome is war

7. They should not be shunned from the catholic church

8. Stradivarius violin

9. Brockton

10. Worcester

 

Weekly News Quiz, August 10

§ August 10th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What could possibly be banned from Fenway Park by opening day next Spring?

2. The Boston City Council held a hearing on potentially adding what to the uniforms of officers on the Boston Police Department?

3. A video surfaced that could shed new light on the famous art heist at what Boston Museum?

4. Why were there two GOP debates? How did they separate the candidates?

5. At the GOP debate, how did Donald Trump respond to accusations of contributing to the war on women?

6. President Obama said that the only outcome is what if the Iran deal is shot down by Congress?

7. What statement did The Pope make about divorced catholics?

8. What famous musical instrument, stolen in 1980, was finally returned to the rightful owner's family?

9. A casino could potentially be built in what Massachusetts city?

10. Plans exist to create a new rail service between Providence and what city in western Mass.?

 

Answers to previous quiz:

1. Global warming and human trafficking

2. Ashley Madison, a dating website for married couples to have an affair

3. "I like people who weren't captured."

4. Mass General Hospital

5. End unfair scheduling practices for workers with varied hours (i.e. clarifying "being on call", better timeliness of receiving schedules, etc.)

6. CitiTarget

7. Traffic increase, housing for spectators/athletes, etc., location of the stadiums

8. Caitlyn Jenner

9. There is no timeline making the decision, working as quickly as possible

Weekly News Quiz, July 28

§ July 28th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What were the two major issues discussed at the International Conference at the Vatican?

2. Hackers threaten to expose member data of what secretive dating website?

3. Donald Trump made what controversial remark about John McCain's war years?

4. What Boston hospital took the #1 spot for Best Hospitals in the Country, issued by the U.S. News and World Report?

5. Senator Elizabeth Warren pushes a proposed law, the Schedules that Work Act, that will do what?

6. What large, new store had their grand opening on Boylston Street near Fenway Park?

7. Name three potential issues discussed surrounding Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics?

8. What celebrity is getting a new reality TV show detailing their life and recent changes?

9. Roger Goodell made what statement regarding the Tom Brady case?

 

Answers to last week's quiz:

1. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

2. Nuclear deal with Iran

3. Pluto

4. Planned Parenthood

5. The Pope

6. Extend the protective nets

7. Live streaming shows without a cable subscription

8. Creating an app where kids can sign up to shovel/remove snow from designated areas

9. Gawker

 

Weekly News Quiz, July 21

§ July 21st, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized, Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. Who is the Mexican drug lord that escaped, again, from a Mexican prison?

2. President Obama made what historical deal? With what country

3. NASA gave mankind the first close-up picture of what planet?

4. The Center for Medical Progress released a video that is sparking an investigation into what reproductive health non-profit?

5. Mayor Marty Walsh traveled to Rome  for a series of conferences with who?

6. After another fan was injured by a foul ball, the Boston City Council urges the MLB to do what?

7. HBO's new subscription, HBO Now, allows for what?

8. A Boston inner-city start-up works to solve the issue of city snow removal by doing what?

9. Two top editors resigned from what media company?

 

Answers to last week's question:

1. Bernie Sanders

2. Greece

3. Iran

4. Japan

5. Serena Williams

6. Lou Gehrig's Disease, for ALS

7. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is lobbying against anti-smoking laws

8. Seaport District

9. Martha's Vineyard

10. Batman vs. Superman

 

Smart Camp: Week Three

§ July 21st, 2015 § Filed under Smart Camp, Uncategorized § Tagged , , , § No Comments

 

If the high temperatures are keeping you indoors, then there's never been a better time to be a Smart Camper! This week’s project is to create a Newspaper Time Capsule. It’s a fun way to engage students in discussions about current events. Teachers who are participating without students can complete this activity on their own.

Newspaper Time Capsule
Have your students imagine that they were selected to make a time capsule that students in the year 2115 will read. To help students of the future understand what life is like today, your students should choose three different news stories from the Boston Herald Smart Edition that they think encompass the most important issues of our time.

Students can use the calendar tool to read back issues of the newspaper and use the search tool to find specific information. After students have selected their articles, they should share them with the class and explain why they chose them for the time capsule.

After you complete the activity, share your experience with other Smart Campers by leaving a comment on this blog post.

Weekly News Quiz, July 13

§ July 13th, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What underdog, democratic presidential candidate is gaining more attention and possibly threatening Hilary Clinton's run?

2. Which country finally made a deal with European lenders after months of financial crisis?

3. The world still awaits announcements of a nuclear deal between the US and what country?

4. Who did the Women's U.S. soccer team beat to win the Women's World Cup?

5. Which Williams sister won her 6th Wimbledon Championship over the weekend?

6. Ray Bourque, along with past hockey players from BU and BC, played in the Comm Ave Charity Classic last Friday, to raise money for what disease?

7. Why did CVS leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?

8. Reflecting Mayor Walsh's efforts for more innovative architecture in Boston, what Boston neighborhood is gaining a 17-story, elliptical-shaped tower?

9. Obama and family will soon be taking their annual vacation to what Massachusetts beach town?

10. Ben Affleck attended Comic-Con International: San Diego to promote what 2016 movie he is starring in?

 

Answers to previous news quiz:

1. Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory

2. Arlington

3. 200 additional youth jobs

4. Apologized

5. Same-sex marriage

6. the Confederate Flag

7. Milan Lucic

8. Roger Goodell

9. Donald Trump made controversial comments about Mexican immigrants

10. Apple will pay artists royalties during the trial run of their product

§ June 22nd, 2015 § Filed under Uncategorized § No Comments

Find an interactive game show style quiz board with questions based on the week’s top stories in the Boston Herald, here.  There is a text only version of the questions below, as well as the answers to last week’s questions.

Questions:

1. What happened in a local church in Charleston, South Carolina?

2. Why did Rachel Dolezal resign from her position as president of the NAACP?

3. What healthy food item is McDonalds now testing on it's menu?

4. CVS Health Corp. is buying and running the in-store pharmacy for what major retail company/store?

5. A new iPad add-on kit, Osmo, changes how kids interact and play games on an iPad by doing what?

6. What is sailing back into Boston Harbor?

7. Last week, two men were recognized as the first what to graduate from the Boston Police Academy?

8. A documentary is being made about the major business battle surrounding what supermarket?

 

Answers to last week's questions:

1. Welfare/food stamp fraud

2. Innovator of the Year award

3. Handing over the company to his two sons

4. A maximum security prison in NY

5. He was charged in a Foxborough car crash and abandoning the scene

6. Super Bowl XLIX ring ceremony

7. Golden State Warriors lead Cleveland Cavaliers 3-2

8. Streaming music

9. Competitiveness

 

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