Bulkeley High School

Matthew Espinosa, Principal

Pride Month at Bulkeley High School

PRIDE Month!

 June is PRIDE month and Bulkeley’s GSA has been working on a number of things in celebration. GSA members have created Bulletin boards, posters, and presentations to highlight all things LGBTQ+.

Students participated in a PRIDE Month Presentation in seminar this week.  Bulkeley is committed to celebrating all our students.  YOU are why we’re a COMMUNITY! 

Multisystemic Therapy through The Village

When youth are struggling with problem behaviors, it is important to recognize that their struggles are multidimensional and can
stem from a variety of influences.

Through The Village’s Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program, we recognize the relationship between these influences and work to help youth ages 12-18 make the changes they need to live healthy, productive lives.

MST is a scientifically proven intervention to at-risk youth that promotes behavioral shifts in their environments, focusing on the strengths of the individual, family and extra-familial systems to promote positive change.

The program uses a strengths-based systemic approach to reduce delinquency, substance use and improve family functioning and educational/vocational performance. Services include:

• Intensive in-home clinical services
• Assessment
• Case management
• Crisis intervention (including 24/7 on-call support)
• Treatment and discharge planning

Wall of Empathy

Wall of Empathy

This pandemic has had us all feeling disconnected at one time or another.   What we need is empathy. 

Empathy is kindness.  Empathy is wearing your mask.  Empathy is distancing.  Empathy is putting ourselves in another’s shoes.  And if needed…giving them our own. 

Ms. Vargas’ students creating the Wall of Empathy.  

Internet Safety Workshop Thursday, March 18 (English) and Tuesday, March 23 (Español)

Internet Safety Workshop, Thursday, March 18

Start With Hello – Sandy Hook Promise

Dear Bulkeley High School parents,

In every school and community, there are young people who suffer silently because they feel left out, alone, or invisible. Social isolation is a growing epidemic in our schools and across the United States.  Young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and/or depression. Many then pull further away from society, struggle with learning and social development, and/or choose to hurt themselves or others as a result.

This is why we are bringing Sandy Hook Promise’s Start with Hello program to Bulkeley High School virtually on Thursday, 1/14/21 for 9th and 10th grade and on Tuesday, 1/19/21 for 11th and 12th grade.

Start with Hello is an age-appropriate training that raises awareness and educates students about social isolation and how to create a connected and inclusive classroom, school, and community.

At least one counselor and administrator will be in attendance during the Start with Hello presentations and staying afterward for any student who needs to talk. Following the presentation, Ms. Vargas-Castillo and the SAVE Promise Club (Latinos in Action students) will continue to spread the Start with Hello message by supporting youth-led activities and events.

We encourage your child to attend the Start with Hello presentation during seminar and to talk with them about the importance of being “upstanders” and looking out for one another. 

Please reach out to the school if you have questions. For more information about Sandy Hook Promise, please visit:  www.sandyhookpromise.org.


The Bulkeley High School Social Work Team