Mission Statement

The John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science is a diverse, supportive community of learners that engages in a rigorous and comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program integrated with Humanities. Our college-preparatory exam school enables our students to reach their full potential and become leaders who will shape the direction of society.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Term 1 Grades, Report Cards, Award Assemblies, Parent-Teacher Conferences

The first term came to a conclusion on Friday, October 29th.

Report cards will be issued on or about November 10th.

First term academic award assemblies are scheduled as follows:
Grade 7 November 17th Period 3
Grade 8 November 17th Period 4

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on November 17th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Student Orientation - Parent Information Session (September 2010)

To assist our students (and their families) with the transition to the 7th grade, we are providing a two-day orientation (September 1st and September 2nd) for students and an evening information session (September 2nd) for parents and guardians.Please note, the orientation has been change from three (3 hour)days to two (4 hour) days because of the schedule of our building renovation/construction project.

The two-day orientation will provide students with an opportunity to tour the building, meet some of their classmates as well as some of our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, learn our behavioral and academic expectations and receive advice on how to be successful O’Bryant students (e.g., organizational and time management skills). Students will receive light refreshments each day and a gift-bag of O’B paraphernalia on the last day of orientation.

The orientation will start each day at 8:30 am and end at 12:30 pm. Students must arrange for their own transportation to and from orientation. Signs will be posted to direct students to the appropriate location in the building. Students must bring a three-ring binder (minimum of 1 ½ inches) and pencils and pens to orientation.

The information session will provide parents/guardians with an opportunity to meet some of our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, an overview of our behavioral and academic expectations, and suggestions on how they can help their children be successful at the O’Bryant, and a chance to ask questions. The information session will be held in the main auditorium and will start at 6:00 pm and end at 8:00 pm.

You should receive a letter (dated August 9, 2010)inviting you to the orientation.

RSVP by no later than Friday, August 27, 2010 either by:

E-Mailing dmacleod@boston.k12.ma.us

or by mailing the form at the bottom of the letter to:
David S. MacLeod, Assistant Headmaster
John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
55 Malcolm X. Blvd.
Roxbury, MA 02120

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Students Entering Grade 8 - Science Summer Readings (Summer 2010)

In addition to the ELA and Social Studies assignments found on the link to the right, students entering the 8th grade must also read one of the following books:
Chew On This by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
Close To Shore by Michael Capuzzo
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
Life As We Knew It by Susan Bell Pfeffer
Dr. Art’s Guide to Science: Connecting Atoms, Galaxies and Everything in Between
by Art Sussman
Dr. Art’s Guide to Planet Earth: For Earthlings Ages 12-20 by Art Sussman
If you have any questions concerning the Summer Assignments for Science please contact Mr. M. Sullivan at msullivan4@boston.k12.ma.us.