Good Luck to Elizabeth Bond (Class of 2018) in her Musical Performance at Johnny D’s Tonight!

This isn’t so much English related, but we still think it’s pretty awesome.

BHS sophomore Elizabeth Bond will be performing live on stage tonight at Johnny D’s in a concert that is set to be one of the final concert performances at the long-standing Somerville musical venue before is closes early in 2016. Elizabeth will be performing her own original music on the acoustic guitar. Good luck, Elizabeth!

To read more about this concert, CLICK HERE

Dec 7 – An Evening of Inspired Leaders – Sponsored by Mass Poetry

December 7, 7 p.m. at The Huntington Theater
Join Massachusetts’ brightest leaders as they share the stage and a poem in support of Mass Poetry.

Attend a remarkable evening, as exceptional leaders from diverse fields read a poem and reflect on its connection to their life and work. The evening is a fundraiser for Mass Poetry’s many wonderful programs. Come help us celebrate the importance of poetry to people from all walks of life and the crucial role poetry plays in inspiring compassionate, imaginative, powerful leadership. This event is co-sponsored by the Favorite Poem Project. Tickets are available on our website.

Our confirmed list of readers includes:

  • David McCullough Sr., Pulitzer Prize- winning historian & author, John Adams
  • Diane Patrick, Former First Lady of MA, Co-Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • Robert Pinsky, Former Poet Laureate of America
  • Julie Burros, Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture
  • Andre Dubus III, Guggenheim winner & author, House of Sand and Fog
  • Jody Adams, Celebrity Chef of Rialto
  • Ed Harding, Anchor WCVB TV (Channel 5)
  • Margaret McKenna, Civil rights attorney & President of Suffolk University
  • Ed Davis, Former Police Commissioner of the City of Boston
  • David McCullough Jr., Wellesley High School English Teacher & Author
  • Charles Kravetz, General Manager, WBUR
  • Michael Brown, Founder of City Year
  • Julianna Devasto, City Year Boston AmeriCorps member
  • Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President of The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Larry Weber, Digital marketing pioneer and CEO of Racepoint Global
  • Peter Wolf, Musician, songwriter
  • Tom Ashbrook, Host of WBUR’s “On Point”

All proceeds from this event fund Mass Poetry’s many programs, including Poetry on the T, which replaces ads with poems; Student Day of Poetry, where we reach over 6,000 students annually, mostly in underserved schools; Common Threads, a community reading program that reaches all across the state and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the second largest poetry festival in the U.S., which brings together thousands of poetry lovers every year. With your support, we’ll do even more in the coming year.

When purchasing your ticket, please consider giving at a level that includes sponsorship of a student to help us fulfill our commitment to breaking down barriers and inspiring future leaders.

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Watch our video of last year’s event!

BHS Plans 2nd Annual Trip to see Broadway Play

The BHS English Department will once again run a field trip to New York City to see a Broadway production of the 2015 Tony Award winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This play is an adaptation of one of the summer reading options for sophomores, who have to read a mystery in advance of their sophomore year.

The cost of the field trip is $120, with either a check made out to BHS English Department (preferred) or cash. The cost is slightly less than we had to ask of students last year, although the seats are nearly identical. Last year, we brought over 90 students to New York and in a brief survey, 100% of respondents would recommend this field trip. We had a great time, and we’re excited to be able to bring students to see such a memorable, high-quality production for the second-straight year.

The field trip is open to all sophomores (even if the sophomore teacher is not chaperoning the trip), and the seats will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis once we receive payment and a completed permission slip. If we run only one bus, we will be able to accommodate approximately 50 students, if the demand requires a second bus, we can take up to 95. The second bus will only be able to run once we have 64 students who have paid.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Lally at – common questions will also have answers added to this post.

Here is a rough itinerary of how the trip will run, based on last year:

6:00 a.m. Students and teachers arrive at BHS

6:15 a.m. Buses arrive at BHS (circle).  Students get on designated bus.

6:30 a.m. Buses leave BHS

8:00 a.m. Stop for breakfast/restroom (20 minutes)

11:30 a.m. Arrive at Central Park South, NYC and disembark.

Students eat lunch in Park (**eat lunch on bus if inclement weather)

Catcher in the Rye Walking Tour of Central Park South and Midtown with Teacher Chaperone.  OPTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Duck Pond
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Rockefeller Center (ice skating rink open through April)
  • Underground shopping at Rockefeller Center

1:30 p.m. All students/teachers arrive at Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th

2:00 p.m. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” play begins.

4:30 p.m. Play concludes.  

All students/teachers walk to Times Square for sightseeing.

5:30 p.m. Students meet at designated bus pick-up location and board bus.

7:00 p.m. Stop for dinner/restrooms (Southern CT rest area)

11:00 p.m. Arrive back at BHS.  Parent pick-up.