Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 4, 2019 SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Nearly 10 percent of MVRCS graduating class attains National Merit or Commended Student distinction S even of the 82 members of the Class of 2020 and 8.5 percent of the graduating class at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS) were recently honored with the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist or Commended Student. By comparison, only 50,000 students out of a national pool of over 1.5 million (3.3 percent) reach at least the commended student stage of the program. This group of commended students is comprised of Melrose’s Abigail Bemis and Samuel Lyon, Wakefield’s Rosanna Caralis, Saugus’s Stacey Fabo, Medford’s Hanhminh Nguyen and Malden’s Quynh-An Vo. These six students join their classmate David Nguyen, who achieved National Merit Scholar Semifinalist status, which was announced last month. “This accomplishment is rephttp://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only resentative of a great deal of hard work and effort on the part of these seven deserving seniors,” said Superintendent/Director Alex Dan, “but it is also a testament to the rigorous, world-class academic program in place at MVRCS, along with the school’s commitment to a structured, disciplined and well-mannered climate.” “These accomplishments are a true point of pride for the enSKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com | 781-231-1111 ATM on site Sunday Located Adjacent to Rite Aid Pharmacy in Saugus Plaza, South Bound Route 1 MBTA Bus Route 429 FREE WI-FI - 2 WIDE SCREEN TV’S FULLY AIR CONDITIONED WINTER SKATING SCHEDULE ATTENTION! 12-8 p.m. $7.50 Monday Private Parties Tuesday School & PTO GROUPS 7:30-10:30 p.m. Adult Night 18+ only $8.50 Wednesday Private Parties Thursday Private Parties 3-11 p.m. $7.50 Friday Saturday Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 Skates included in price/Blades $3 Bowling Alleys, 2 snack bars, video games. Ice cream shop, 2 skating floors (group rates call ahead) Private parties every day. School Vacation Weeks 12-8 p.m. Admission $7.50 Win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel Jet Blue Air 5 days / 4 nights Your school PTO can raffle the trip to make substantial money for your group. Call for details. BIRTHDAY PARTIES $11.50/Person, min. of 10 kids. Price includes Adm. + Roller Skates. Cake, soda, paper goods, 20 tokens for birthday person plus 100 Redemption Tickets and a gift from Roller World in one of our private BP Rooms. Shown, in the front row, from left to right, are MVRCS National Merit Honorees Quynh-An Vo, Hahnminh Nguyen and Abigail Bemis. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Assistant Director for Grades 9-12 Matthew Stone, Stacey Fabo, Rosanna Caralis, Samuel Lyon, David Nguyen and MVRCS Superintendent/Director Alexander Dan. (Photo Courtesy of Mystic Valley Regional Charter School) tire Mystic Valley community,” said High School Assistant Director Matthew Stone. “Not only do these students excel academically, but in the group is a member of student government, a captain of a sports team and others that are active in our high school. These students are the epitome of well-rounded young men and women, young men and women that should be celebrated for their impressive achievements.” FACE | FROM PAGE 3 attending and graduating from college. He also feels that the district needs to do more to reach parents who are not native English speakers with translation services. And more needs to be done to increase understanding of cultural differences in city schools. “Students are frustrated with the system and frustrated with the lack of communication,” he said. “We need to give teachers and students the skills to build communication.” Bernard said it’s important to make sure that the district hits a balance of providing the maximum number of students with opportunities that the district can provide with its budget. He supports increasing English language learner programs and making sure teachers are paid Two of the seven students recognized this year follow in the footsteps of older siblings, MVRCS classmates who graduated in 2014. Fabo joins her sister Tania, who achieved Commended Student status in 2014 before going on to graduate from Harvard and become a Rhodes Scholar. Hanminh Nguyen’s brother Justin, the Class of 2014’s valedictorian, was a National Merit Scholar winner in 2014. adequate salaries that reflect the cost of living in the metro Boston area. Because Ward 7 does not have a neighborhood school, Bernard said the decision to eliminate school busses was difficult for residents in his neighborhood. He points out that much of the money saved was put into hiring crossing guards rather than bolstering curriculum and other programs to support students. “A lot of people don’t really know what the School Committee does,” said Bernard who often find himself talking to voters who don’t school-age children about the value of Malden Public Schools to the entire community. “All taxpayers and residents have a stake in ensuring kids are getting the best education possible,” he said. “A rising tide lifts all, boats.”

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