Boston Latin School

By - 1/26/16 - 10:37 am

Boston Latin School will develop "required educational opportunities for students that include space for critical dialogue on issues of race" as school administrators react to complaints from black students about everything from microaggressions to outright racism, Head Master Lynne Mooney Teta wrote BLS students, faculty, parents and alumni yesterday.

In a lengthy note, Head Master Lynne Mooney Teta outlined a series of other steps the school is taking following meetings with the black students who last week launched a Black at BLS protest. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 1:31 pm

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh is vowing an in-depth probe at race relations in the Boston Public Schools system following last week's Black at BLS campaign by black students at Boston Latin School.

By - 1/23/16 - 11:53 am

Yesterday, Jim Montague, head of the guidance department at Boston Latin School, sent the following to parents about the press coverage of the Black at BLS protest and Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta. It's posted here with his permission. Read more.

By - 1/21/16 - 7:28 pm

In response to the Black at BLS protest, Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta sent out the following e-mail this afternoon: Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 7:57 am

Black students at Boston Latin School have started a campaign against the racism they say persists at the nation's oldest public schools.

In a YouTube video, organizers Kylie Webster Cazeau and Meggie Noel pointed to examples that range from the annoying to the infuriating - and urge other students to post examples under the hashtag #blackatbls:

Read more.

By - 1/19/16 - 6:48 pm

A tradition at Boston Latin School is the sale of carnations on Valentine's Day with a little saying attached. One of this year's proposals:

Are you a colony? Because you're my Massachusetts bae.

By - 11/16/15 - 7:26 pm

Boston Police beefed up patrols at the normally quiet Boston Latin School today after school officials reported a bomb threat targeted at the school online.

School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta robo-called parents this evening to let them know about the bomb threat - and that a police investigation found it not credible.

By - 11/4/15 - 9:08 pm
Roger Cawdette sets up for Boston Latin School in soccer match.

Roger Cawdette (18) has the ball for the BLS Wolfpack.

The Boston Latin School Wolfpack beat the Gloucester Fishermen 3-0 tonight in the preliminary round of the MIAA Boys Soccer North Division 2, in a match played on the new field at the West Roxbury Education Complex. Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 3:54 pm

A men's room fire sent Boston Latin students and staffers outside just before first-period classes around 7:52 a.m. today.

The Boston Fire Department reports the cause of the fire - extinguished by school workers before firefighters arrived - is under investigation. A BPS spokesperson says the school was evacuated for about 20 minutes.

By - 6/1/15 - 7:11 pm

Boston city archaelogist Joseph Bagley this week is scheduled to begin archaeological digs in front of Old City Hall on School Street - not in search of Curley's Desk, but in search of tidbits left over from the days when the land was the home of both Boston Latin School and Boston Latin School's schoolmaster.

Bagley will lead volunteers in digging a number of 16x1.5-foot test trenches in an attempt to find the foundations and yards of the schoolmaster's 17th-century home. In a statement, Bagley said: Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 5:36 pm
goslings at Boston Latin

The Animal Rescue League reports its technicians made a house call today to Boston Latin School to move two adult geese and their offspring from the roof of an interior courtyard to more hospitable grounds down by the Muddy River. Read more.

By - 11/29/14 - 10:58 am

Parent Imperfect notes that that recent report on unequal treatment of black and Latino boys in BPS proposes limiting admission to the three exam schools to kids who were in BPS in grades 5 and 6 - which would mean no more students from private or parochial schools or among kids whose parents moved to Boston in the year before the ISEE exams.

The goal would be to make the student composition of the exam schools more closely reflect the composition of the BPS, as a whole. I’ve seen proposals like this before (even made some), but at least in my memory, I’ve not seen a proposal like either of these in a document endorsed by the BPS.

By - 11/17/14 - 12:57 pm

The Boston Latin School Association reports it's raised more than half of a $50 million goal to beef up STEM and international learning, athletics and after-school fellowships and internships at the nation's oldest public school.

The "Prima Perpetua" ("Forever First") campaign is supposed to run through 2017; the association has already gotten $27 million worth of pledge commitments, co-chairs Michael Leven, class of 1955, and Charles Clough Jr., class of 1960, announced at a fundraising dinner at the Seaport Boston Hotel on Saturday.

By - 9/22/14 - 9:03 am
Nitrogen leak on Longwood Avenue in Boston

Longwood Avenue this morning. Photo by Kellylate.

UPDATE, 9:22 a.m.: Technicians, who had to be freed from a traffic jam on Melnea Cass Boulevard, stopped the leak.

Fire crews are on Longwood Avenue this morning awaiting the arrival of a crew that can shut off a nitrogen leak. Stanley Staco reports Harvard evacuated three buildings due to the leak.

Parents of students at Boston Latin School got robocalls this morning that while the leak poses no threat to students, the school had gone into "safe mode," in which students were not being allowed outside.

By - 5/15/14 - 8:36 am

Just got a robocall from Boston Latin School that on Tuesday, a student tweeted a "generic threat" against the school, but that the matter was successfully handled by the school, school police and Boston Police and neither the school nor its students were ever in any actual danger. Well, that generically puts my mind at ease.

By - 2/7/14 - 4:13 pm

Two dozen Boston Latin School students who may have been in close contact with that student are being urged to visit their own doctors this weekend, BPS confirms.

Some of those students may have to take a preventative course of antibiotics. Additional families were also notified.

In patients past infancy, the disease is rarely fatal, although it can mean weeks of persistent coughing.

By - 10/18/13 - 7:16 pm

Bill Clinton's getting an award at the Harvard School of Public Health next Thursday and the kids at Boston Latin School couldn't be more thrilled. Not because they get to mingle with Bubba, because they don't, but because the fact the award is being given across Avenue Louis Pasteur from the school means they all get out of school 2 1/2 hours early so the city can shut the street or something.

By - 9/14/13 - 11:56 am

Parent Imperfect recounts an incident on Thursday involving a rushed student in a hallway trying to stuff a sandwich down her throat before lunch period ended and the teacher who saved her life when part of the sandwich got stuck in her throat.

By - 6/1/13 - 4:20 pm

Ch-Ch-Chia

Carolyn Lewenberg's The Head is currently sprouting in front of the Boston Latin School parking lot - literally. Those bag things on its head contain grass seed, which this morning showed signs of sprouting - and of needing a good soak.

Lewenberg describes the head's origins as an art project at Jeremiah Burke High School last year:

By - 3/17/13 - 9:52 am

Parent Imperfect describes the choice his daughter faces now that she's gotten into both BLS and BLA:

Connie's Mom, to her unending credit, will challenge Connie to remember that both schools have the same curriculum and to think about who she'll be going to school with and to imagine how she will feel in the two schools. She'll do all that challenging, and then she'll listen to what Connie wants and we'll make a decision ... hopefully the right one. Help!

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