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Family Liaison Training

Family Liaison Training

Our Family Liaisons recently took part in a training hosted by Jose Bou of the Great School Partnership. The group discussed ways to identify and help families that are facing housing insecurities.
One on This Island

RHS's Production of 'Once on This Island'

On April 4 & 5, Revere High School's Drama Club performed 'Once on This Island, a coming-of-age one-act stage musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The play concerns a peasant girl in the French Antilles who falls in love with a rich boy and makes a deal with the gods to save his life.
Family Liaison Cooking Show

Presenting Episode Three of the RPS Family Liaisons Cooking Series!

In this third episode, you are invited on a culinary journey to Peru, brought to you by What's Cooking Revere from RevereTV. Senndy Paz, a Family Liaison at the Garfield School, will be showcasing the art of preparing a traditional Peruvian dish, Ocopa Arequipeña.

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Principal's Message

Dear Families of Whelan Elementary School, 
I am beyond excited and proud to be your principal at the A.C. Whelan Elementary School. I have been an educator for over 20 years in Revere Public Schools. As a lifelong resident in Revere,  I am deeply rooted and closely connected to our community. Throughout my career in Revere, I am most proud of the meaningful relationships I have built over the years with colleagues and families. I have 2 years of experience serving as an assistant principal at the A.C. Whelan Elementary. Throughout my administration at the A.C. Whelan Elementary, I have been so impressed by the students, staff and families. My three core values are:  Courage, Connections and Collaboration. I look forward to leading with courage, connecting and collaborating with students, families and colleagues to encourage growth for all students. 
I will always keep students at the forefront of every decision I make. As a mom of three boys, I am very aware of the village it takes to raise children. We, at the Whelan, are truly a village. I look forward to building and strengthening partnerships with you all. 
With Gratitude,
Rachel Shanley