New Bedford Public Schools


School Committee Launches New Subcommittee

NB School Committees launches Academic Achievement Subcommittee and a new reference tool to support families in an effort to engage in deeper discussions around district performance.

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New Bedford High School Awarded $500,000 State Grant for Health Sciences Program

New Bedford High School has been awarded a $500,000 grant as part of the state’s Workforce Skills Cabinet Grant program, the Baker-Polito Administration announced. The high school will utilize the funding to construct a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Laboratory to support its Career Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) programming in healthcare training. To date, the school has been awarded over $1,000,000 in Skills Capital Grants since 2019. Previous awards include $125,000 for the school’s Finance Lab, $275,000 for robotics logistics equipment and $250,000 for marine technology equipment.

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NBHS Drama Club presents new take on ‘A Christmas Carol’

How do you take a time-honored holiday classic and make it relevant for today’s audiences and issues? This year, the New Bedford High School Drama Club tackled that challenge as a devised theater project – “a process in which the whole creative team develops a show collaboratively” (Walton, 2014). Come see the results of their work during the first weekend of December as they debut their original adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at NBHS Bronspiegel Auditorium.

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NBPS Installs $3.8Million in New Technology

With most New Bedford Public Schools opening for their first day of classes on September 1, technicians and specialists of NBPS Technology Services Department have been busy throughout the summer carrying out their department’s annual IT Refresh Program for the coming 2022-2023 School Year. The comprehensive districtwide upgrade represents an investment of more than $3.8 million in technology to support students at an optimal level, states Robert P. Tetreault, Chief Technology Officer in charge of Technology Services.

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Family Registration Staff Receive Backpacks

Cradles to Crayons delivers backpacks to the PRAB building where the truck was unloaded and sorted by NBPS Family Registration and custodial staff. Backpacks will be distributed to NBPS students. Thank you Cradles to Crayons Massachusetts for your generous donation!

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Community Contribution

Staff of the Paul Rodrigues Administration Building (PRAB) donated laundry supplies through the month of August for our latest PRAB Staff Community Contribution! Spearheaded by Marjorie Fernandes, Sr. Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, this donation was collected to benefit Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Inc.

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Cradles to Crayons Donation

THANK YOU Cradles to Crayons Massachusetts for the generous donation of 2,500 backpacks and supplies to fill them with! Thank you to the NBPS family registration and custodial staff for their efforts to unload the shipment.

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NBHS Info Tech Program receives NAF recognition

IT Academy teacher and A.P. Computer Science Content Director/Specialist Isaiah Houtman (left) discusses operation of a high-speed mechatronics system used in industrial automation applications with IT students Kevin Ayala, Victoria Arribada, Tucker Duarte and Gabriela Tsaliagos.

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