Schools to implement in-depth dyslexia testing By Christopher Roberson S tarting in September, the Everett Public Schools will begin using Acadience Rapid Automatized Naming and Spelling, a more comprehensive program for students with possible dyslexia. Interim Superintendent of Schools Janice Gauthier said school officials cannot say if a student has dyslexia, as it is a medical condition that can only be diagnosed by a doctor. She said students are currently tested using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). “Right now, everybody is screened for it,” Gauthier said during the June 3 School Committee meeting, addHome loans, designed with you in mind. LET US HELP FIND THE RIGHT MORT G AGE OPTION FOR YOU . FIXED RATE MORT G AGES— NO POINTS . 15 YEAR 3.625% R ATE 3.733% APR* E V ERET T – 419 BROADWAY LYNNFIELD – 7 7 1 SALEM STREET 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 30 YEAR 3.990% R ATE 4.051% APR* Learn more at EVERETTBANK . COM *Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is effective May 28, 2019 and is subject to change. All rates and APR’s are calculated based on a $250,000 loan for an owner-occupied single family dwelling with a 20% down payment. Rates are also based on Loan to Value and credit scores. The monthly principal and interest payment for a 15 Year fixed rate mortgage is $7.21 per $1,000 borrowed. The monthly principal and interest payment for a 30 Year fixed rate mortgage is $4.77 per $1,000 borrowed. Those payment do not included taxes and insurance. Your payment may be greater if the loan is secured by a first lien. Loans are subject to credit approval. NMLS #443050. Vol. 28, No. 23 ing that with time, a student may no longer be at risk for having dyslexia. “Sometimes the kids are so young it’s just maturity.” However, if a student has not shown any improvement after six months of using DIBELS, Gauthier said, Acadience will be used to idenSCHOOLS | SEE PAGE 19 Friday, June 7 , 2019 ADVOCATE Free Every Friday www.advocatenews.net 617-387-2200 Pope John XXIII H.S. goes dark after 53 years By Christopher Roberson D espite a valiant fundraising effort through its #NotDeadYet Donor Challenge, Pope John XXIII High School will not reopen in the fall. “This is a sad day for all of us and it is not the announcement we hoped to make today,” said Head of School Carl DiMaiti in his somber May 30 letter to parents. A full copy of DiMaiti’s letter is shown below. He said International Residence Management (IRM), which had been the funding arm for the school’s 43 international students, “failed to meet the obligations of its agreement.” DiMaiti also said that IRM had declared bankruptcy in October 2018 and subsequently ceased operations. By doing so, the company burdened Pope John with a deficit of more than $1 million. “This is a challenge we are simply unable to achieve,” said DiMaiti. “We have simply run out of time and resources.” However, he assured parents that the closure is not a reflection on the Pope John XXIII community. “We have many fond memories to keep and many wonderful alumni who have gone on to demonstrate the values and character of faith we have seen firsthand with our students,” he said. Ten area high schools are currently accepting applications from Pope John XXIII High School students. They include Matignon in Cambridge, Austin Prep in Reading, Arlington Catholic and Malden Catholic. The full list of area high schools 53 YEARS | SEE PAGE 2 Member FDIC Member SIF Messinger Insurance Agency, Inc. SINCE 1921 475 Broadway, Everett Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE    98 Years of Excellence! Timothy, Daniel & David LaRovere Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm / Saturdays: 9am to 1pm Quote your policy online: www.messingerinsurance.com (617) 387-6691 CONVENIENT PARKING IN REAR Open 7 days 6AM to 10PM 13% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY 7% PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT 10% MULTI CAR DISCOUNT 423 Broadway, Everett Sq. BEST KENO LOUNGE erett Sq IN EVERETT P L U C S K Y K S O M E H O

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