Tabor Academy and Roosevelt Middle School in New Bedford, Massachusetts, recently began a partnership that will run through the end of the year.
Thirteen different Spanish classes have been traveling to Roosevelt Middle School on a rotating, cyclical basis to work with ELLs (English language learners), who comprise nearly forty percent of the student population at the school. Over twenty students are new to the school, having been displaced by the devastating Hurricane María in their homeland of Puerto Rico. While most of these ELLs are Spanish speakers, others speak Cape Verdean Creole.
By the end of the year, each Spanish class will have spent about four hours working and building relationships with peers in New Bedford. During our hour-long slots, Tabor students:
assist with English language acquisition
provide general academic tutoring
facilitate communication between the school and the students’ families
mentor their partners and serve as positive, older role models
The intercultural development that is possible for both parties as they learn with and from another student with a unique perspective is invaluable.
This initiative is a reincarnation of the AMIGOS Project, initially developed by the Immigrants’ Assistance Center of New Bedford and launched at Roosevelt Middle in 2009. We are proud to be helping to bring this worthy endeavor back to life and look forward to growing our involvement in the year ahead.
The Tabor Academy Instrumental Music Department invites you to a morning of music! The students in the String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble have been working hard to bring you music through the decades and from around the world. Works by Peter Warlock, Leroy Anderson, The Rolling Stones, Jim Curnow, Billie Eilish, Queen, the writers of “La La Land,” and an arrangement by our own Kyohei Tabata '20, make up the program for this year’s Winter Concert. Whether you listen from near or far, we hope you enjoy the concert.
Please join the Tabor Academy choristers for a traditional holiday concert of Christmas music on December 15 at 7:30 PM in Wickenden Chapel, 86 Spring Street, Marion, MA. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will be live-streamed on the Tabor Academy Facebook page.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)
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