The BOUSD Beat

Spreading the good word about our students and staff

Welcome to the first edition of the BOUSD Beat Newsletter! This newsletter will be updated weekly with all of the great things that are happening in our district. If you have any suggestions for future entries, please contact Nichole Pichardo at

School News

Laurel students ‘Get Tacky” with Reader’s Theater

It was another fun filled week of engaging activities at Laurel Elementary! Laurel first and second graders performed the story of “Tacky of the Penguin” and shared Tacky’s fun and crazy antics with their parents and peers. At the conclusion of the performance students were asked about the moral of the story and learned that it is important to be kind to others, be yourself and not always judge a book by its cover.

BOHS Hosts Open House

Thank you for all your efforts to create an awesome display for parents & students to see last night. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it was definitely not the scale that you were able to create. The advance preparation and effort you put into having students work on this project was very evident and the overall final display of student achievement was impressive! This is definitely the type of thing that parents love to see when they attend an event like our open house. I would love to see this continue for future open houses!

Highlights from open house included a "World Water Display" put on by the World Languages department.

District News

Parents and Community Members Listen and Learn about the new Laurel Magnet School

The word is out and the news is spreading quickly about the new The Laurel Magnet School of Innovation and Career Exploration. BOUSD hosted XX parents for a standing room only Parent Information Night last week.

BOUSD Welcomes Two New Hires