First Day of School!

September 4, 2014

Well, our school year has finally begun! If our start is any indication, it is going to be a great year! We welcomed back our SEALS classroom, and regained use of our art, music, and speech and language rooms! In about a week or so, we will regain the use of our gym!

We welcome the following new teachers to our school:
Mrs. Burlingame, grade 2
Ms Lee, special education
Mrs. Wilkey-Farrell, special education
Mrs. Walsh, Title I
Ms Gainey, occupational therapy

New and returning teaching assistants include:

Mrs. Walsh
Mr. Merriman
Mrs. Schaffer
Ms Katchmar

Pictures say it best! Here are pictures from our summer book swap at Johnny Kelley Park, our kindergarten story hour, and, of course, today. Enjoy!

The Crowells visit the book swap!

The Crowells visit the book swap!

Summer reading is a blast!

Summer reading is a blast!

Even Mr. D couldn't resist this selfie with his new kindergarten friends!

Even Mr. D couldn’t resist this selfie with his new kindergarten friends!

Here they come!

Here they come!

We're finally here!

We’re finally here!

Kindergarteners get right to work!

Kindergarteners get right to work!


Important visit!

August 22, 2014

As we prepare to begin another year, we received an unexpected visit from Matt Malone, the Massachusetts Secretary of Education. Mr. Malone was eager to hear about the progress of our Innovation School, and was impressed with our students commitment to wellness and philanthropy. He challenged us to do even more with science and technology, and hopes to visit again this fall! Take a look!

The Secretary of Education for Massachusetts visits EHBi!

The Secretary of Education for Massachusetts visits EHBi!


Another year for the books! June 2014

June 25, 2014

A perfect day for families to gather atEHBi!

A perfect day for families to gather atEHBi!

Waiting for the show to begin!

Waiting for the show to begin!

The reading garden was perfect for our summer literacy fair!

The reading garden was perfect for our summer literacy fair!

As the school year ends, I am filled with gratitude for so many. It seems like a lifetime ago that we discovered the structural damage in our gymnasium. Since that time, our teachers, our students, our families, and our community have rallied together to make this a successful year at EHBi! I can’t think if a better final post than to share pictures, and a silly movie, of some of our end of year celebrations! I plan to update everyone on construction news over the summer, so check the website and blog often!

EHBi movie. from kevin Depin on Vimeo.

EHBi class of 2014, DY class of 2023!

EHBi class of 2014, DY class of 2023!


The week in pictures…May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

This was a busy week at EHBi! Check out some pictures from the week. In the first pic, Brenden helps out during our Living with Differences Assembly for grade 2. Then take a peek at our annual Memorial Day Assembly. Finally, Sam shows off a Lego truck he fashioned at after school activities. Have a great weekend!

Brenden lends a hand!

Brenden lends a hand!

Gathered at the flagpole to remember.

Gathered at the flagpole to remember.

Sam has a future at GM!

Sam has a future at GM!


Garden Party movie!

May 19, 2014

I am so impressed by Mrs. Flanagan, the student wellness committee, and countless volunteers for taking time last Saturday to work on our school grounds. The results are breathtaking! Please take a moment to watch the clip below!

EHBi Garden Party, 5/17/14 from kevin Depin on Vimeo.


April 29, 2014

April showers apparently bring more showers this year! Luckily, there is plenty of warmth and energy inside at EHBi! Check out two installments from the EHBi Poetry Bloggers! There is also a movie from our Community Service Drop Everything and Write! Aren’t you so proud of our students????

Poetry Bloggers 3…poems about EHBi from kevin Depin on Vimeo.

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Community Service, EHBi… Letters for our troops! from kevin Depin on Vimeo.


So much to share…mid April

April 14, 2014

These have been busy weeks!  Check out another Poetry Bloggers video. Then check out the pics of our wellness committee testing student created smoothie recipes, first grade mathematicians collecting data, and more first graders enjoying Jump for Heart stations. WOW!

Poetry Bloggers #2 from kevin Depin on Vimeo.

Yum!

Yum!

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Jump for Heart

Jump for Heart

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April…Celebrate Spring…and Poetry

April 6, 2014

The Poetry Bloggers know that April is Poetry Month! Check out their first installment!

trim.3Eve69 from kevin Depin on Vimeo.

Last Thursday our school became a laboratory for philanthropy and democracy…that’s right…our Penny Harvest Town Hall. Our student leaders educated students(and adults) at each lunch about issues that could use our attention! Every EHBi student and staff member then voted for the issue he or she cares most about. No word yet on the voting results, but here are a few photos from the afternoon.

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Baker Blogger News (and other great stuff!)

February 28, 2014

Check out the latest post from the Baker Bloggers! The Bloggers preview round 2 of after school activities and take a ride on the elevator!

trim.86BK3S from kevin Depin on Vimeo.

Other great pictures from the last few weeks!

Miss Lee and Kira take time out to read!

Miss Lee and Kira take time out to read!

A view from inside the gym!

A view from inside the gym!

Dear time for Andrew and Matteus!

Dear time for Andrew and Matteus!


Baker Bloggers

February 7, 2014

Check out some of the video posts from our Baker Bloggers!

Fifth grader, Johnny, introduces the Wixon School.

2014-01-31 16.06.33.mov from kevin Depin on Vimeo.

Hear Johnny, Kylee, and Mattei explain about some of our recent moves at EHBi!

2014-01-31 16.45.54.mov from kevin Depin on Vimeo.

Learn about the Wheel of Caring!

2014-01-31 16.15.30.mov from kevin Depin on Vimeo.


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