Academics

Hour of Code

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Academics, Community, News | 0 comments

It is with tremendous pleasure that we present the final spotlight video of all the hard work done for the 2015 BPS Hour of Code. Last December’s event truly is a classic example of how technology can engage our students and can further unify district teachers, students, and administrators in our learning community. Click here to watch. In the time since the Hour of Code, there has been some exciting developments towards making Computer Science more available to all students. MA DOE has released the Digital Learning and Computer Science Standards draft for public review President...

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Exploring Boston

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Academics, Community, Events, Extended Learning | 0 comments

This Fall our Kindergarten and 1st grade students had the opportunity to visit Tougas Farm for apple picking as well as the ART for a performance of The Pirate Princess, our 4th grade students went to Plimoth Plantation as an extension of their history unit, 2nd 3rd graders were hosted at Boston college for a day of Halloween fun, 7th graders were hosted at Harvard University to learn about college life, 6th and 8th graders visited the Museum of Science for the Science of Pixar exhibit, 1st graders to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 8th graders to the Boston Globe, Copley Library and...

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Family Engagement

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Academics, Community, Events, Extended Learning, Family Engagement | 0 comments

Family Engagement

Special thanks to the Office of Family and Student Engagement and Harvard University for supporting the planning and facilitation of this wonderful event.

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Author James Patterson donates $2,500 to GPA library

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Academics, Community, News, Partners | 0 comments

Author James Patterson donates $2,500 to GPA library

Gardner Pilot Academy has been awarded a $2,500 grant from best-selling author James Patterson to support our school library. The Scholastic Reading Club will match the donation with “bonus points” that GPA teachers can use to acquire books and other classroom materials. GPA students in grades 4-8 will help select the books. Our application was selected from among 28,000 grant-seekers nationwide. Mr. Patterson will donate a total of $1.75 million in personal funds to make books and reading a priority in schools across the country. In the first-ever partnership of its kind, Mr. Patterson...

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Students confront issues of hunger and homelessness

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Academics, Community, Events, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Students confront issues of hunger and homelessness

Middle school students working with Generation Citizen presented their findings at the Massachusetts State House.

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GPA featured in video about BC Music Outreach Program

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, News, Partners | 0 comments

Professor Barbara Gawlick, a professor at Boston College School of Music, reached out to GPA about bringing her Music Outreach program to our after school program. After meeting with GPA’s Director of Extended Services, it was clear that Barbara and her students in the BC Music Outreach program were committed to getting instrucments in the hands of GPA students and supporting them with instruction. This partnership has benefited over 50 students in the GPA/YMCA After School Program! This video demonstrates the importance of community partnerships and how critical they are to healthy...

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