What's New

FLU CLINIC today at Hayden-McFadden ES
FLU CLINIC until 6PM today at Hayden-McFadden ES
11/23/2020
Superintendent Anderson stopped in and got his flu shot. It was "quick and easy!"
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School Resource Officer Working Group
School Resource Officer Working Groups
11/22/2020
Interested in joining a School Resource Officer Working Group?
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Digital Responsibility Workshop
Digital Responsibility Workshop
11/21/2020
Join us for a virtual workshop on Digital Responsibility, where parents will learn strategies to keep children safe in this virtual world.
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Feedback
"Family Needs" Feedback
11/19/2020
Please complete this short "Family Needs" survey to offer feedback on how we can better serve you and your child
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
11/16/2020
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Next Steps
Next Steps Regarding School Resource Officer Program
11/10/2020
Join us on Tuesday, November 17th from 5:30-7:00pm virtually to learn more about the next steps in our School Resource Officer discussion.
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Sea Lab seismographs record 3.6 earthquake
Sea Lab seismographs record 3.6 earthquake
11/09/2020
Seismographic instruments at New Bedford Public Schools Sea Lab Marine Science Education Center register 3.6 earthquake near epicenter
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Playworks donates recess equipment to New Bedford Public Schools
Playworks donates recess equipment to New Bedford Public Schools
11/06/2020
Gift of equipment from Playworks New England helps to ensure students engage in safe and healthy play during school recess
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BE A FLU  FIGHTER
November Flu Clinic Dates
11/05/2020
Check out our next series of Flu Clinics, beginning today! These clinics are open to ALL NBPS students & staff, not just those who attend that location.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
11/02/2020
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New Bedford Public Schools launches online COVID Tracker
New Bedford Public Schools launches online COVID Tracker
10/30/2020
Public reference dashboard will track COVID test positivity rate, which to date shows no evidence of transmission in NBPS schools or offices
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Be A Flu Fighter!
Be a Flu Fighter
10/29/2020
Parents: Has your child been vaccinated? These flu clinics are open to all NBPS students & staff!
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flu letter
Flu Vaccine Letter
10/27/2020
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
10/19/2020
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
10/08/2020
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
10/05/2020
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National Custodial Appreciation Day
National Custodial Appreciation Day
10/02/2020
Thank you to our NBPS Custodial & Facilities staff for all of the hard work that you do. We appreciate you!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
09/28/2020
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Reminder from the NBPS Transportation Dept.
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Big E
NBPS Attend to Win!
09/25/2020
The following is an important message from wrestling superstar Big E!
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Congdon
Congdon Elementary named a National Blue Ribbon School
09/24/2020
U.S. Department of Education hails Congdon “an inspiring example” of student success
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New Bedford Public Schools, Comcast and SouthCoast Community Foundation provide free Internet access to students
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Grab n Go
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Transportation Registration
Transportation Registration
09/15/2020
Update from NBPS Transportation Dept.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
09/14/2020
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Drive-by Medication Drop-off
Drive-by Medication Drop-off
09/13/2020
School Nurses will have scheduled medication drive-by drop-off days.
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Grab n Go
Grab n Go
09/09/2020
Please click "Read More" for Grab n Go schedule
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Reopening Videos
Reopening Videos
09/08/2020
We're looking forward to seeing you! Here's an inside look at what to expect when returning to classrooms & facilities.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
09/01/2020
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Return to Learning Checklist
Return to Learning Checklist
08/31/2020
Click "Read More" for reopening graphic & "Return to Learning" checklist in 4 languages!
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School Bus Registration
School Bus Registration Form
08/28/2020
Does your student require school bus transportation? Please be sure to complete the School Bus Registration form!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
08/24/2020
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Plexi Guards Galore
Plexi Guards Galore
08/22/2020
Our Facilities Shop team works nonstop fabricating hundreds of Plexiglas guards in sizes needed for all applications as requested by principals. Hundreds of Plexiglas 4’x8’ sheets allows significant savings per square foot compared to commercial units.
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Parent Info Meeting: Instruction
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
08/17/2020
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NBPS Parent Info Meetings
NBPS Parent Info Meetings
08/14/2020
Join our Virtual Meetings on School Reopening!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
08/03/2020
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Remembering Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
07/20/2020
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Kindergarten Registration
Registration
07/15/2020
Have you registered your student for school yet? Our registration team has begun kindergarten registration appointments in one of our newly transformed registration centers!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
07/06/2020
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Community Message from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Community Message from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
06/30/2020
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NBPS Produce Distribution
NBPS Produce Distribution Update
06/23/2020
NBPS produce distribution will continue on Wednesdays through the end of August! Beginning TOMORROW, produce boxes will be available 11am-1pm (while supplies last) at KMS.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
06/22/2020
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NBHS Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation
NBHS Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation
06/19/2020
New Bedford High School Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony
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 Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation
New Bedford High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation
06/18/2020
Join us TONIGHT at 7 pm for a Virtual Graduation Ceremony on our NBPS Facebook page & homepage!
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Whaler Pride
Whaler Pride
06/17/2020
NBHS Class of 2020 shines above the city's horizon along I-195E!
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#NBTLC Premiere
#NBTLC Premiere
06/16/2020
Join us on Facebook or Instagram tomorrow at 11AM for the world premiere of the #NBTLC music video!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
06/15/2020
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NBHS Softball Field Ribbon Cutting celebrates latest improvement to the school’s 33-acre campus
NBHS Softball Field Ribbon Cutting celebrates latest improvement to the school’s 33-acre campus
06/12/2020
NBPS staff and City officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate New Bedford High School’s new state-of-the-art varsity softball field
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NBHS Evening Extension
NBHS Evening Extension
06/12/2020
NBHS Evening Extension Class of 2020 Graduation
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New Bedford High School Evening Extension Class of 2020 celebrate with curbside commencement
New Bedford High School Evening Extension Class of 2020 celebrate with curbside commencement
06/11/2020
New Bedford High School Evening Extension celebrated its 57th annual commencement and first Virtual Graduation on Thursday evening, June 10.
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 KMS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS: 10 WAYS TO SURVIVE LIFE IN QUARANTINE
KMS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS: 10 WAYS TO SURVIVE LIFE IN QUARANTINE
06/09/2020
This highly anticipated, socially distanced play will premiere on ZOOM Thursday, June 11th, at 6:00PM!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
06/08/2020
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Sea Lab Summer Session 52 returns – in two parts
Sea Lab Summer Session 52 returns – in two parts
06/04/2020
Part 1 will operate remotely this summer; Part 2 will continue on-site at Sea Lab next summer
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Max Courage
6 NEW BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS HONORED BY THE MAX WARBURG COURAGE CURRICULUM
06/01/2020
For the fourth consecutive year, New Bedford Public Schools sixth graders have participated in the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum reading – discussing and writing about courage.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
06/01/2020
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USDA Produce Distribution
USDA Produce Distribution
05/27/2020
TODAY! Pop-up USDA produce distribution at Keith and Roosevelt Middle Schools, today (May 27) from 11am to 1pm. Students and families can drop by for a box, while supplies last.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
05/26/2020
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Grab n' Go Site Change Reminder
Grab n' Go Site Change Reminder
05/18/2020
REMINDER -- Grab n' Go Meals distribution returns to Roosevelt Middle School on Tuesday, MAY 19, and ends at Jacobs Elementary School.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
05/18/2020
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NBTLC
New Bedford is Still Teaching_Learning_Connecting #NBTLC
05/15/2020
Students: Do you have killer dance moves? We want to see you moving to the beat! Do you want to thank someone who's looked out for you? Use your art skills to make a sign! Visit steamthestreets.org/nbtlc today to get those submissions in & be featured in our music video!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
05/11/2020
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Focus on Learning
Focus on Learning
05/04/2020
NBPS & NBCA teamed up to bring you 'Focus on Learning'
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
05/04/2020
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School Closure FAQs
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Grab n' Go Site Change
Grab n' Go Site Change
04/28/2020
Grab n’ Go meals at Roosevelt temporarily move to Jacobs, May 1.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
04/27/2020
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NBTLC
NBTLC
04/21/2020
New Bedford Public Schools has partnered with STEAM the Streets to create a content campaign to showcase how our community is stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
04/21/2020
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Thank You NBPS Staff
Thank You NBPS Staff
04/20/2020
A message to NBPS staff from Superintendent Anderson.
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8th Grade Dual Enrollment
8th Grade Dual Enrollment
04/15/2020
Students interested in the NBHS 8th Grade Dual Enrollment Program can apply 100% online! The submission deadline has also been extended to May 22, 2020. Don't delay, apply today!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
04/13/2020
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2020 Census- You Count!
2020 Census- You Count!
04/10/2020
Please click "Read More" for a message in your language of choice!
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Grab n’ Go
Grab n’ Go Schedule Changes
04/09/2020
Please click "Read More" for important schedule changes to the Grab n’ Go meal distribution.
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Remote Learning
Remote Learning
04/08/2020
Remote Learning Packets by grade are available to download from the top of our Homepage. Also, don't miss the "Focus on Learning" series out now!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
04/06/2020
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New Bedford High School Finance Academy nationally recognized as a ‘Distinguished’ program
New Bedford High School Finance Academy nationally recognized as a ‘Distinguished’ program
04/03/2020
New Bedford High School’s Academy of Finance, affiliated with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) has been officially designated as a distinguished national high school program.
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NBPS Updates
NBPS Updates
04/02/2020
Updates sent to parents on 4-1-20
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Zoom Tutorials
Zoom Tutorials
04/01/2020
Do you Zoom? Click "Read More" for a quick tutorial our ESL team made for you in your language of choice!
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
03/30/2020
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Family Resource #3
Family Resource #3
03/27/2020
Please click the following links for NBPS Family Resource #3 of “Responding to COVID-19 at Home” in your chosen language.
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Family Resource #2
Family Resource #2
03/25/2020
Please click the following links for NBPS Family Resource #2 of “Responding to COVID-19 at Home” in your chosen language.
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Grab & Go
Grab & Go
03/24/2020
Governor Baker's order closing all non-essential businesses does not apply to NBPS Food Services! Grab & Go meals will still be available Monday through Friday, 11:30AM-1:00PM, at Campbell, Carney, Gomes, Hay-Mac, Lincoln, Keith & Roosevelt.
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
03/23/2020
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Family Resource
Family Resource
03/20/2020
Please click the following links for a Family Resource “Responding to COVID-19 at Home” in your chosen language.
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NBPS Updates
NBPS Updates
03/18/2020
Updates sent to parents on 3-18-20
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Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
Update from Superintendent Thomas Anderson
03/17/2020
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NBPS Food Services to provide ‘Grab and Go’ meals during district closure
Extended Closure/Grab and Go
03/16/2020
Governor Baker has extended school closures through April 6th. - Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, during school closure days and until further notice, “grab and go” pre-packed school breakfasts and lunches will be available FREE to all students k12 in the city of New Bedford. Click "read more" for details.
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NEW BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CLOSE UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH 23
NEW BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CLOSE UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH 23
03/13/2020
Effective immediately, as a preventative action New Bedford Public Schools will close through at least Friday, March 20, 2020, Superintendent Thomas Anderson announced late today. “Out of an abundance of caution and to support the effort to stem the potential spread of coronavirus in our region, New Bedford Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 2020.
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Registration
Registration
03/11/2020
It's nearly spring, which means it's time for a reminder: School Registration for NBPS k-12 has begun for students entering school in September 2020!
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Charlie Davies & Slyde Visit Swift Elementary
Charlie Davies & Slyde Visit Swift Elementary
03/07/2020
Former New England Revolution soccer player Charlie Davies & Slyde the Fox visited Swift Elementary to read to students yesterday afternoon! ⚽️🦊
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Employee Spotlight March 2020
Employee Spotlight March 2020
03/05/2020
Superintendent Anderson surprised Physical Education Instructor (and Hay-Mac hero) Brian Coon this morning, recognizing him with a NBPS Employee Spotlight honor. Mr. Coon recently saved a choking 1st grader by performing the Heimlich Maneuver!
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SEC Leadership Summit
SEC Leadership Summit
03/04/2020
This morning we hosted 100 student athletes from 5 different schools for our SEC Leadership Summit at the New Bedford Whaling Museum!
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8th Grade Dual Enrollment Information Night
8th Grade Dual Enrollment Information Night
02/28/2020
Middle School Families: We invite you to join us for an informational night on March 12, 2020!
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Community Engagement Forum
Community Engagement Forum
02/27/2020
Join Us! New Bedford Public Schools and the NBEA are partnering to get your input and feedback to incorporate into our Strategic Plan – preparing our student’s future as it relates to the Student Opportunity Act.
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PAPER/PLASTIC DEBATE
PAPER/PLASTIC DEBATE
02/25/2020
City Councilor Joe Lopes was a special guest of Ms. Perry’s 5th Grade class at Lincoln School to discuss the plastic bag ordinance. Students had researched the issue and had multiple questions (both pro & con) for the Ward 6 Councilor, who explained how the deliberative process works in the making of a law!
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Staff Recruitment Fair
CANCELED! Staff Recruitment Fair
02/21/2020
New Bedford Public Schools is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for its participants and the community. Given the recent updates regarding COVID-19 from the CDC and Governor Baker, NBPS has cancelled its March 21st annual Job Fair.
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Acceleration Academy
Acceleration Academy
02/20/2020
During this vacation week, a group of 75 students from NBPS’ three middle schools are engaged in a fast-paced schedule “equivalent to an additional month of learning in this one week!” For that reason it is fittingly called the Acceleration Academy, which is being held at New Bedford High School for the first time.
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Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration
02/19/2020
Kindergarten Registration is open for children born on or before August 31, 2015. Please call The Family Welcome Center to schedule your registration appointment today!
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Sontag Prize
Sontag Prize
02/18/2020
These NBPS teachers have been awarded the Sontag Prize by DESE! They attended professional development at Harvard University in preparation to teach during the Acceleration Academies for middle school students, being held this week and April vacation.
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Congratulations to Kennedy Johnson
Congratulations Kennedy Johnson
02/13/2020
Congratulations to Kennedy Johnson for throwing 37’11” in the shot put, becoming the Division 1 State Champion!
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Employee Spotlight February 2020
Employee Spotlight February 2020
02/07/2020
Congratulations to February’s unsuspecting Employee Spotlights: Mr. Doug Motta & Mrs. Diana Barboza!
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NBPS counselors recognized during National School Counseling Week
NBPS counselors recognized during National School Counseling Week
02/06/2020
New Bedford Public Schools is recognizing the work its school counselors do each day helping students realize their full potential and providing support to reach academic goals.
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Gomes Students Honor Jibreel Khazan
Gomes Students Honor Jibreel Khazan
02/05/2020
Students of Gomes Elementary presented Jibreel Khazan – one of the Greensboro 4, and a New Bedford resident – w/a proclamation of their own making to honor their real-life hometown hero for his peaceful demonstrations to advocate for equal rights on this 60th anniversary of the sit-ins!
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New Bedford Public Schools is Hiring!
New Bedford Public Schools is Hiring!
02/03/2020
Click "Read More" to check out our NBPS Hiring promo video.
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Strategic Plan
New Bedford Public Schools unveils new District Strategic Plan
01/29/2020
Superintendent Thomas Anderson unveiled New Bedford Public Schools District Strategic Plan 2020 at a media event held today at the Keith Middle School Community Room. Speakers included Mayor Jon Mitchell, school committee, students, teachers and community members.
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Thomas Anderson, Superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools
Message for the week of January 26, 2020
01/25/2020
Click "Read More" for a message from Thomas Anderson, Superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools- Message for the week of January 26, 2020
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Lunch with Learners
Lunch with Learners
01/23/2020
Superintendent Anderson spent lunch getting to know a group of students at Parker Elementary yesterday!
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CDC Flu Guide for Parents
CDC Flu Guide for Parents
01/23/2020
FLU REMINDER – Flu is everywhere now. Attached is important info from the CDC on how to protect your child.
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Health & Wellness Fair at Parker School
Health & Wellness Fair at Parker School
01/22/2020
Monthly Family Engagement events continue at Parker School! This month Parker hosted a Health & Wellness Fair. Students & families participated in movement, nutrition, wellness, and health stations. They made stress balls, mindfulness wands, enjoyed smoothies and healthy snacks, learned about dental hygiene, & so much more!
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MLK 2020 Essay Contest
MLK 2020 Essay Contest Winner
01/21/2020
MLK 2020 Essay Contest Winner "is Kylee Fernandes, a 6th grade student at Roosevelt Middle School.
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Taylor School "Step Up" Morning
Taylor School "Step Up" Morning
01/15/2020
Taylor School had a "Step Up" morning yesterday! 4th graders visited 5th grade classes to learn all about the expectations, fun activities in their future, & how 5th grade teachers will prepare them for middle school. Students also got to spend some time reading a book of their choice, as the 5th graders do during independent reading time! 🐳📖
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Authors
Meet Hayden McFadden’s 3rd grade authors!
01/13/2020
Ms. Cabrera’s class worked on a writing project to create a narrative story in Nov. This week they were sent a copies of their book “The Adventures of Sebastian: The great thanksgiving Escape” & students are extremely proud of their work! The book has many stories written by each student on how the turkey was disguised to escape being eaten for thanksgiving. 🦃
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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT JANUARY 2020
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT JANUARY 2020
01/10/2020
Superintendent Anderson visited Brooks & Gomes yesterday to recognize our Employee Spotlights for January. Congratulations Kelly Connors & Eunice Sirianos! 🎉
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Congrats Morgan!
Congrats Morgan!
01/08/2020
Congratulations to Morgan Correia, one of our talented seniors at New Bedford High School! Today she signed her letter of intent to Tusculum University, a Division II school in Tennessee. Morgan will play Lacrosse for Head Coach Joelle-Sara Prata who is also a graduate of NBHS. Way to go Morgan!
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MLK 2020 Essay Contest
MLK 2020 Essay Contest
01/03/2020
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 Planning Committee Announces an Essay Contest for Middle and High School Students.
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Happy Holidays from NBPS
Happy Holidays from NBPS!
12/20/2019
Please click "Read More" for a special holiday message!
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Employee Spotlight
Employee Spotlight
12/19/2019
Superintendent Anderson visited Carney & Roosevelt yesterday to recognize our Employee Spotlights for December. Congratulations Karen Mello & Joyce Sioch! 🎉
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December District Family Newsletter
December District Family Newsletter
12/18/2019
On behalf of the New Bedford School District, we are excited to share with you our new District Family Newsletter for New Bedford Public Schools!
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District-Wide Choral Festival TONIGHT!
District-Wide Choral Festival TONIGHT!
12/17/2019
This evening of music features student performers from across the district.
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Change Starts with US! Be kind!
Change Starts with US! Be kind!
12/09/2019
We're having district-wide discussions on kindness this morning. As a reminder today and always: Change starts with US! Be kind!
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Letters to Sala
New Bedford High School Drama Club presents LETTERS TO SALA, Dec. 6-8
12/06/2019
The heart-wrenching story of a young girl’s survival during wartime Germany over 5 years, in 7 Nazi labor camps, & how she kept 350 hidden letters. Sala kept her secret letters for over fifty years, concealing her painful history in a board game box.
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FISS Graduation
FISS Graduation
12/05/2019
60 Parents to Graduate from the Family Institute for Student Success Program at Hayden McFadden Elementary School
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Letters to sala
NBHS Drama Club presents: Letters to Sala
11/21/2019
Join the New Bedford High School Drama club for this heart-wrenching story, based on a true account, December 6th-8th!
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New Bedford High School Evening Extension
New Bedford High School Evening Extension
11/20/2019
REGISTER now for New Bedford High School Evening Extension courses at: adulted.newbedfordschools.org
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Young Men's Leadership Meeting Group
Young Men's Leadership Meeting
11/15/2019
First regional Young Men’s Leadership Meeting draws student delegates, principals and superintendents from four high schools
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Bruce Oliveira
New Bedford School Committee Vice Chair Bruce Oliveira named to Massachusetts All-State School Committe!
11/08/2019
Congratulations to Mr. Bruce Oliveira! Our New Bedford School Committee Vice Chair was named to the Massachusetts All-State School Committee for his dedication, always putting the needs of ALL students first.
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Keith Middle School Family Engagement Warming
11/07/2019
Come and see what this new space has to offer on November 12th from 12-2 pm!
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Resource Fair
Family Engagement Center Resource Fair
10/22/2019
Our new Family Engagement Center at Normandin Middle School will be hosting a Community Resource Fair Thursday, October 24th! Stop by from 12-2 p.m. to learn about all of the services that families have access to through our center in room 118.
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NBHS Open House
NBHS 7th & 8th Grade Open House
10/12/2019
Come learn all that New Bedford High School has to offer you!
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NBSEPAC
New Bedford Special Education Parent Advisory Council
10/11/2019
New Bedford Special Education Parent Advisory meeting 10/22/19 @6:30 PM
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Family Engagement Center Resource Fair
Family Engagement Center Resource Fair
10/07/2019
Hayden McFadden Elementary will be hosting a Resource Fair on October 15th at 12:30 p.m.
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Marching Band Home Competition 2019 10/6/19
Marching Band Home Competition 2019
09/28/2019
34th Annual NESBA Marching Band Competition will be held on Sunday, October 6th, at 1PM.
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Kindergarten Welcome Day
Kindergarten Day of Celebration 2019
08/09/2019
Admission is FREE! for registered Kindergarteners and their families (Admittance postcard will be mailed in July - Bring it with you)
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Sea Lab
SEA LAB SUMMER is in full swing with classes ranging from 3rd to 9th grade.
07/24/2019
Each grade explores a variety of science projects and activities, from constructing solar system mobiles and volcano models, to snorkeling, sailing and examining aquaculture cycles, sea robotics, dissection and more. With Buzzards Bay just a few steps away students receive hands-on experience with aquatic life, along with laboratory protocol and scientific method from highly qualified instructors. A nationally recognized science education program, Sea Lab is in its 51st year at New Bedford Public Schools. (Photos: Samantha Perry) #SeaLab
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Art Show 2019
ART SHOW OPENS TODAY, 4:30-7pm – Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
05/09/2019
See the remarkable talent of New Bedford Public School students, K through 12, in the largest exhibit of its kind in Massachusetts – 1000s of works on two floors! Former NBHS Bldg., 455 County St. (Artwork by Alabama Medeiros, Grade 1, Pulaski School) #AHANewBedford
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New Bedford High Concert Band
New Bedford High School Concert Band Earns First Place
05/08/2019
at the Music in the Parks Festival in Middletown, NJ. This is the second year they earned a first place finish!
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Teacher Fair 2019
Teacher Recruitment Fair
05/04/2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Keith Middle School 225 Hathaway Bld, New Bedford, MA
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Hay-Mac Habitats
HAY-MAC HABITATS — Second graders at Hayden McFadden Elementary School were excited to exhibit their habitat dioramas
04/16/2019
to peers and parents recently. The dioramas are part of an animal habitats project that they have been working on, in which they’ve learned about the natural homes or environments of selected animals, plants, and other organisms. Great job, Hay-Mac Second Graders!” (Photos: Principal Morgan, Ms. Samantha Perry)
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Lesley University
Family Institute for Student Success (FISS) at Gomes & Renaissance Schools' most recent session
04/14/2019
included an overview for parents of Common Core Standards and preparing for a parent/teacher conference. Parents also went on a field trip to Lesley University’s New Bedford extension, which is now opened at the DeMello International Bldg. downtown. (photos: Orlenda Jackson, Parent Support Specialist, NBPS Family Welcome Center)
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Credit for Life
‘CREDIT FOR LIFE’ FAIR – New Bedford High School held a Credit for Life Fair
04/11/2019
a special event designed to prepare seniors for life’s financial realities. “Students were given a fact sheet on their projected salary and debt at age 25, and they had to budget for housing, transportation, ...Read More
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Graduation
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It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
12/02/2018
Presented by the New Bedford High School Drama Club November 30th, December 1st and December 2nd
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Whaler Marching Band
Whaler Marching Band earns First Place, Division 2, and several ‘Bests’ at Quincy
11/25/2018
The New Bedford High School Whaler Marching Band participated and competed in the 66th Annual Quincy Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 25th. The Whaler Marching Band won ‘1st Place’ in Division 2 and won the following caption awards:
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Janice Leao
Janice Leao signs with the Miami Hurricanes
11/15/2018
New Bedford High School senior star volleyball player wins 4 year scholarship to University of Miami
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Congdon Recognition
James B. Congdon Elementary designated a “School of Recognition”
10/15/2018
James B. Congdon Elementary School has been designated a “School of Recognition” by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The honor stems from MCAS results released on September 27. Congdon students met or exceeded 95% of all its targets and placed in the 85th percentile for the state for all growth indicators. Congdon is one of only 51 schools across the Commonwealth to earn the School of Recognition title. Read more...
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Marching Band
33rd Annual NESBA Marching Band Competition
10/14/2018
See and hear some of New England's Top High School Bands!! Sunday, October 14th 1:00 PM at McCoy Field
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Playgroup at Jacobs School
TODDLER TEDIUM? – Running out of fun things to do with your toddler this summer?
08/29/2018
There’s still plenty of FREE playgroup events scheduled at the new Irwin Jacobs Elementary School Family Engagement Center. Join us!
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Summer Programming 2018
Summer Programming 2018
08/24/2018
Contact: Jennifer Ferland, Director of Supplemental Services 508-997-4511 ext. 3396
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Sea Lab 50 Years
Sea Lab 50th Anniversary Celebration
08/16/2018
SAVE THE DATE - Celebrate 50 golden summers of Sea Lab, Aug. 16.
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Kindergarten Day at the Zoo
Kindergarten Day of Celebration at Buttonwood Park Zoo
08/02/2018
SAVE THE DATE: AUG. 2 "Kindergarten Day of Celebration at Buttonwood Park Zoo!" A special welcome day for Kindergarten students & their families entering New Bedford Public Schools for the 2018-2019 School Year.
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Steam
TIME TO REGISTER
08/02/2018
TIME TO REGISTER - Renaissance Community Innovation School is now accepting applications for Fall enrollment. DEADLINE: AUG. 2, 2018. Open to children in Grades K-5 in the Gomes/Renaissance neighborhood only. Application available at: New Bedford Public Schools Family Welcome Center:
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Summer Camp 2018
Art, Band, Theatre and Sports Camps
07/26/2018
It starts this Monday, July 9 and it's FREE! Includes breakfast & lunch. Walk-In registration with a parent/guardian at N.B. High School.
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Kindergarten Welcome Day
Kindergarten June Welcome Day
07/06/2018
“Welcome to Our School” is an event held during the month of June to welcome Kindergarten families to their neighborhood schools. This planned event will give you and your child the opportunity to visit your Kindergarten classroom prior to the start of school.
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Parker school
BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION
06/27/2018
Phase II of renovations to John A. Parker School continue this summer with the replacement of windows and doors, dramatically transforming the 1966 building.
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Jacob Elementary
The Irwin M. Jacobs Elementary School was dedicated with Irwin M. and Joan Jacobs in attendance, May 18, 2018
05/22/2018
Constructed on the site of the former Hannigan School, in the city’s South End, the Jacobs School serves an estimated 400 students from Kindergarten through Grade 5. It offers sweeping views of Clark’s Cove and includes spacious modern classrooms, a 21st century library/media center, SPARKS Science Lab, rooftop garden, community reading room, piano lab, full-size indoor gym, two Pre-K classrooms, parent resource room, outdoor basketball courts, and nautical-themed playground.
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Art show
District-Wide Art Show
05/10/2018
Join us this Thursday, AHA Night, for THE BIG ART SHOW, featuring thousands of juried works by young artists in New Bedford’s 25 public schools! Two floors of wall-to-wall art at the Paul Rodrigues Administration Bldg., 455 County St.
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New Bedford High Students
WHALERS AT GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
04/03/2018
Students in New Bedford High School’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program competed recently in the Gallaudet University “Academic Bowl” at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT. Go Whalers! (Photos: Ms. Silvia, Teacher of the Deaf)
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Sweeney Todd Flyer
Sweeney Todd
03/24/2018
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller
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Band Poster
District Wide Band Festival
03/24/2018
April 11, 2018 at the New Bedford High School Gymnasium
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African Children's Choir Poster
MATH MUNCHIES
02/18/2018
What’s better than math and snacks? When you combine them into learning, like at the recent ‘Math Munchies Night’
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Jazz and Show Choir
JAZZ & SHOW CHOIR FESTIVAL
02/15/2018
Dozens of talented young New Bedford artists gave sparkling performances
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Carney Students Picture
FREDERICK DOUGLASS BICENTENNIAL
02/14/2018
Students from Carney Academy’s 4th Grade helped Mayor Jon Mitchell, City leaders, and the New Bedford Historical Society, place a wreath
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Showcase Picture
A SHOWCASE of YOUNG TALENT
02/13/2018
took the stage tonight at the Bronspiegel Auditorium, part of “Middle School Visiting Day at New Bedford High School.”
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One Goal Picture
WHALERS WITH ONE GOAL: COLLEGE
02/04/2018
Several NBHS students were recognized as OneGoal Fellows at an Induction Ceremony held Saturday at UMASS Boston. UMB Chancellor Barry Mills welcomed the assembly and Paul Francisco was the keynote speaker. OneGoal is a college access and success organization whose vision is that every young person in America
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Sea Lab Kids
New Bedford Public Schools: NUWC at Sea Lab
01/24/2018
FUTURE SCIENTISTS – 5th grade students of DeValles Schools visited Sea Lab at the Wm. Taylor School today, where scientists and staff of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Newport Division taught
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Sea Lab Pics
WHAT’S SHAKIN’ AT SEA LAB?
01/23/2018
Plenty! At 4:31 a.m. (New Bedford local time) the Sea Lab seismograph went crazy, its plotters sweeping nearly off the chart as a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska. Students will be discussing it with Mrs. Bourgeois, who took these photos
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New Bedford High School Earns Coveted NEASC Accreditation
10/26/2017
Officials hail prestigious credential as latest recognition of high school’s continued progress
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New Bedford High school Academy of Honors is launched
08/24/2017
Academy readies scholars for application to the most competitive college and university undergraduate programs and students can earn college credits while still in high school potentially saving families thousands of dollars
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New Bedford High School Fitness Center Completed
07/16/2017
New facility hailed by trainers as state-of-the-art opens with the new school year
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Dr. and Mrs. Jacobs with students photo
Major Technology Gift from Dr. & Mrs. Jacobs
Major expansion of 1:1 technology at New Bedford High made possible by Dr. Irwin and Mrs. Joan Jacobs
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