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LBEF Donates Jeopardy! Games

Special to The Daily Item | Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jeopardy The Lynn Business Education Foundation has donated more than $4,000 worth of educational materials to schools in the City, purchasing Classroom Jeopardy! kits for five high schools and a LEGO education kit for Washington STEM Elementary. Classical, English, St. Mary’s, Tech and Fecteau-Leary received the Jeopardy! game, according to Lynn Business Education Foundation Executive Director Dr. Frederick M. Cole. “We saw that English, Classical and St. Mary’s had a Jeopardy! competition at the end of last school year, so we thought we would see if they were interested in getting the classroom version,” he said.
The Jeopardy! donation was the idea of foundation treasurer Jack Greeley, who suggested offering it to all the high schools, which gladly accepted. Each kit includes buzzers for the players to signal they want to answer, questions and scoring system. “It’s exactly like what you see on TV,” Cole said.

It is fitting that the primary point of contact for the game at Lynn English is social studies department chair Carol Ruggiero, who appeared on the TV game show in 1989. Ruggiero, who is in her 51st year teaching, said the kit will be put to good use.

“It will be used to review for tests, and by the academic teams that are preparing for competitions,” Ruggiero said, mentioning the College Bowl, History Bowl and a team trying out for High School Quiz Show on WGBH. “There are all kinds of possibilities for it.”

“We are very grateful for the continued support of the Lynn Business Education Foundation,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr.Catherine C. Latham. “These educational tools they have provided will benefit students for a long time.”

Ford School Marks Read Across America Day with Library Re-dedication

Published on Saturday, March 02, 2013 The Daily Item

A trail of red and white hats, taped to the floor, Led the Ford School visitors to the elevator door. From there they went up, those hats red and white, To a room that held a wondrous sight: A celebration was on, as a matter of course, For Dr. Seuss, reading and Dr. Miriam Morse.

"It's a celebration of Literacy Day," said Ford School Librarian Anne Marie Donnelly. "We're re-dedicating the library, we've invited 24 people to come and read to our classes, and in the afternoon we will celebrate with a school wide story ... 'Green Eggs and Ham.'

Nationally, March 1 is known as Read Across America Day, celebrated on Dr. Seuss' birthday since 1998. Its aim is to promote reading, motivation and awareness. This is the first year the school has joined in the fun that Donnelly can remember.

"I think it's important to show them that reading and literacy can be and is fun," she said.

"My goal is to encourage a love of reading. Principal Dr. Claire Crane's purpose is to get a book in the hand of every child in the school. It's why we have a library."
Dr. Frederick M. Cole speaks to Lynn Public School
students on celebrating "Literacy Day".


Former Boston Celtic Chris Herren, who overcame struggles with drugs and alcohol abuse, speaks at Breed Middle School to eighth graders as part of the Breed Speaker Series organized by the Breed Guidance Department.BEF Supported Event

Previously the Foundation, in a collaborative venture with the Lynn Public Schools and the Lynn Teacher's Union provided funding to send 16 school personnel, including the Superintendent, Deputy Superintendents, School Committee members, teacher's and Aides to a 3 day workshop at the United Federation of Teacher's in New York. Workshops were focused on leadership, data analysis, and classroom management. Upon returning the participants then conducted summer workshops for teacher's in the school system. In January, 2014 this collaborative venture was repeated sending 11 school personnel to New York.United Federation of Teacher's Workshop

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