International Academy Events

Sarah Cordero, INT teacher, and students worked with a grant from Project Bread to purchase non-perishable foods. They setup the food pantry in school with the help of these students. They also accepted local donations to keep the pantry stocked.  Students are able to come and get food for the weekend or any time they might need a little help.

Students sitting with teachers outside

The LHS Outing Club and INT's own Mr. Hood and the Outing Club arranged a hiking trip to Mt. Wachusetts.  "It was hard work...but I am glad I did it!"  It was a great day for students to bond and work off some steam hiking and enjoying the outdoors.  

Students in front of entry to zoo.

Mr. Hood's Outing Club took a large group of INT students to the Franklin Park Zoo, where they took in the sites and enjoyed the day together.  Students were excited to be away from Lawrence:  "I was very excited to see something that I never saw before!."  Favorites included the lions, camels, and swans:  "I never was so close to animals like this!"   It was a great day!

Student with teacher and holding saxophone

INT History teacher, Andrew Dellacroce, noticed that one of his newcomer students, Wini, was feeling a little sad.  After talking to her, Mr. Dellacroce found out that Wini is a classically trained musician, but that she had to leave her beloved saxophone behind when she immigrated to the US. 

Mr. Dellacroce sprang to action! 

Through the power of social media, Mr. Dellacroce enlisted the help of family and friends...and...within days, he had secured a saxophone for Wini!

Wini was so appreciative that she immediately played one of Mr. Dellacroce's favorite songs:  Imagine, by John Lennon.

Congratulations to one of INT's own, Mr. Dellacroce, for going the extra mile for an appreciative student, Wini. 

Wini...keep on playing because you do it so well.   INT is so very proud of both of you! 

Adults with Children Smiling

Congratulations to INT’s Sarah Cordero, who received a citation award for her work as a Project Bread Teacher Champion. In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Project Bread has funded grants to “teacher champions” who work to expand access to school breakfasts.

Sarah Cordero received the Teacher Champion grant award at the end of last year, for her “Helping Hands” food pantry project, which is off to a great start at INT.  From the beginning, Sarah involved her students with the pantry, brainstorming ideas about what foods should be stocked, and having the students help stock the pantry on an ongoing basis. Students have access to the pantry throughout the day. The pantry also lets students take food home over the weekend if they need it.  

"I know for many students Friday is supposed to be a fun, exciting day but some students dread it -- maybe they're going home to something they don't want to go home to...or they won't have food for the next two days," Sarah said. Sarah has also been recently interviewed by Blue Cross Blue Shield for her work.

Thank you, Sarah, for everything you are doing for our students. We are very proud of you!