International Academy Events

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!

INT Students wearing Harlem Hopscotch tshirts

INT students from Mrs. Power's class performed their interpretation of Maya Angelou's "Harlem Hopscotch." Special thanks
to Sabrina and Ms. Morgan for their tutelage and patience. Everyone enjoyed the performance and the party. Happy Holidays!!

Group of Students in Green in a semicircle

INT came together and made a measurable difference by helping to clean up the Spicket River and the Greenway. We had a great time... enjoyed a great lunch....and helped make Lawrence shine!  Great job, INT!

big group of students outside of building

On Friday, 9/6/19, INT juniors and seniors went to the LHS campus and participated in the LHS College Fair.  They learned about different colleges and picked up very good information about different majors and admissions policies.  According to students:  "I didn't know there were so many universities!"... "I am very glad I went!  There are so many things to study!"  INT students are serious about their futures!  Let's go, INT!

graduate and teacher standing together

On May 18, former INT student, Yexis Hechavarria, gave the student address at the Northern Essex Community College commencement ceremony. “When I arrived here, I realized that my life had drastically changed. Now that I was in a new country, I had to start from zero with a language that I could not speak and a new culture," she told the audience. Yexis, who graduated with an Associates of Science Degree in Biology, aspires to be a medical doctor because she is fascinated by what she calls “the miracle of life.” “What draws me to the medical field is the miracle of life. Our bodies are so complex that it’s a wonder we exist!”

Yexis was also the recipient of the prestigious Leewood Realty, LLC Sustainability Scholarship in 2018. She plans to transfer to Merrimack College and major in Biochemistry. Congratulations, Yexis, from your INT family!