Category Archives: 8th Grade

P.O.W.E.R. Multi-Cultural Paint Nite Fundraiser

Dear BTU School Community, In conjunction with Sanaa and Friends, P.O.W.E.R. (Poets Openly Writing and Expressing Reality) will hold a multi-cultural paint nite fundraiser  here at the school on Friday, March 31st from 6:30-8:30 pm. The funds raised will help to support the students as they prepare for this year’s Louder Than A Bomb Spoken Word … Continue reading

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High School Showcase at Bolling Building from 5-7:30pm

Today, December 3 2015 from 5-7:30 p.m. BPS will be hosting a Preview to High School Event at the Bolling Building located at 2300 Washington St. Dudley Square. Students and their families will have the chance to learn about many of the city’s high school choices. Please follow the link below for more information about … Continue reading

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You Matter Concert

Friday, April 17th – You Matter Concert: Anti-Bullying School Assembly: 1st Assembly: 4th-6th 12:50-1:35 (45 mins) 100 students 2nd Assembly: 7th-8th 1:45-2:40 (55 mins) 100 students My name is Casey McQuillen and over the past 3 years, I have developed an interactive concert called “You Matter” that uses my music to engage students in a conversation about bullying & … Continue reading

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Upper School Summer Reading Lists

Hello BTU Scholars! We hope you have wonderful plans for this summer!  Since we are all scholars, reading should also be a part of that plan.  In preparation for the fall we are asking you to read two books, one required and one of your own choosing. You may be wondering why is this required.  … Continue reading

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Save the Dates! Eighth Graders and Eighth Grade Families

Friday, June 13th – 1pm to 3pm, Portfolio Exhibition at the BTU School Auditorium Wednesday, June 18th – 6 to 8 PM, Stepping Forward Ceremony at the Boston Teachers Union Hall, 180 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester Join us in celebrating our 8th grade class of 2014!

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Upper School Dance

On Friday, February 28th upper school scholars enjoyed their February dance. It went off beautifully!  Our scholars had a great time.  Thanks to Deborah for all her work to make this possible. Her work was key to the whole event. The candy buffet was a real nice touch too with the nice bags with our … Continue reading

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Wise Latinas by Jennifer DeLeon

Hello BTU, On February 28th,  I had the opportunity to visit the CBS studio in Allston where host Yadiris Salcedo interviewed me about the anthology I edited, Wise Latinas. In typical Latina fashion, I arrived with my mother, my father, and a student. Nakeisha Parilla, a seventh grader, who took notes in her writing journal … Continue reading

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High School Choice 101

Mrs. De Leon and Mr. Weinstein would like to invite all 8th grade parents and guardians for a High School Choice 101 meeting. They will try and answer all your questions and help you get better informed about your child’s high school choices and what their next step needs to be. There will be 2 … Continue reading

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ELA MCAS Buddies

Mr. Timberlake, third grade teacher, and Mrs. Allen, ,7th & 8th grade ELA teacher, decided to create unique ELA partnerships between upper and lower school scholars.  Based upon personalities they have chosen shared reading comprehension strategies such as skimming and scanning that 8th grade scholars can scaffold for third grade scholars.  For the past several … Continue reading

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8th Grade Math

Eighth Graders have reached the exciting part their curriculum — learning about and comparing different algebraic relationships, modeling different patterns of growth, and connecting them to real life situations. Beginning the year by reviewing Linear equations (straight lines), they have gathered the skills needed to move into examining Exponential Relationships (earning interest on a bank … Continue reading

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