Saturday, May 18, 2013
Several local students are among the 108 that are receiving either a doctorate or a master's degree this Sunday, May 19.
Nearly a dozen area students are among those who will graduate from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine this weekend. The school will graduate 108 students at a ceremony on campus at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. It will follow Tufts' all-university commencement ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. Area Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine students include: Framingham: Melissa Bisei, Matthew Katz, Daniel Rothbart Marlborough: Shannon McCook Natick: Kerriann Casey, William Hall North Grafton: Kathleen Ponzetti, Jennifer Quinones South Grafton: Katherine Holmes Westwood: Lauren Krone
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in town is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in town. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and why? Tell…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students at one California high school have challenged a policy that barred 40 teens from a school dance for outfits deemed "too tight."
With prom season almost here, a California high school has earned attention for its dress code. Students in Orange County, CA, have called Capistrano Valley High's policies a "repressed code," after 40 girls were subjected to wardrobe inspections before being admitted to a recent dance. "There were these girls who have beautiful bodies, who are happy with their bodies—to have the principal ask what part of your body isn't the dress tight on, he makes me feel insecure," said senior Lindsay Kamikawa, editor of the school newspaper, who was among the girls prohibited from entering the dance. "I think that my principal has the best intentions when he was enforcing the dress code. I think that perhaps he didn't consider the position of a …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Racist graffiti found at a school in Concord this week raises the issue of race relations in suburban cities and towns.
When a Concord-Carlisle student found racially charged graffiti in the school's library earlier this week, it set in motion a conversation on race relations as well as an investigation into who may be the culprit. Concord-Carlisle is a school with a reported population of 80 percent white students; the predominantly white student-body has given rise to a conversation whether relatively homogenous populations are more susceptible to racial tensions. Schools in the area range from 63 percent white at Marlborough High to 93 percent white at Hopkinton High, as reported by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Do you think the graffiti in Concord is a one-time incident, as the principal has suggested, or a bigger problem in the schools …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Congratulations to the winner!
The winner of our "school pride" photo contest is the Calvin Coolidge School in Shrewsbury! Students described their school as "The Cool School," in a group shot uploaded by Annemarie Hurley. Congratulations to Annemarie and the students! Annemarie, we'll be emailing you to make arrangements for your $25 prize. Thank you to all who entered. Return to Patch tomorrow for our next photo contest: "Show Us What Makes You Smile."
Monday, March 4, 2013
Organizers are gearing up for the annual fashion show, which showcases tuxes and gowns.
Press release submitted by event organizers. The Westwood High Class of 2013 invites you to a fabulous night of fun, fashion and glamour! Come see them model the very latest in prom fashions at the Westwood High School Senior Prom Fashion Show on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. For over eleven years, this annual fashion show has been one of the key fundraisers for the All Night Graduation Party, a terrific event which allows Westwood High School seniors to celebrate safely the night following their graduation. The Prom Fashion Show is possible thanks to a volunteer parent steering committee and support from local businesses such as David’s Bridal, Mr. Tux, Men’s Warehouse, Read and White and Roche Brothers. Event chairpersons, Leslie …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The deadline for our weekly photo contest is 5 p.m. Monday, March 4.
If you haven't entered our "school pride" photo contest yet, it's not too late. The deadline to upload photos in the contest is 5 p.m. Monday, March 4. The winner gets a $25 gift card to a local business. If you haven't entered yet (or, if you'd like to enter more photos), simply click on this link and follow the easy instructions to upload. (Please make sure to follow the above link to enter the contest; while you are welcome to upload pictures here, this is not the contest page and therefore your photos won't count as an official entry.) Good luck! We can't wait to see your pictures!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
We want to see your school mascots, school colors and school swag. The winner will get a prize.
In our contest this week, we want to see your school pride! Show us photos you've taken that show pride for your favorite local elementary, high school, or college team. Catch a photo of the school mascot, or your favorite sports team celebrating a win? Did you snap a picture of fans, decked out in school colors? Upload away! The winner will receive a $25 gift card to a local business. Photo submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, March 4. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on Tuesday, March 5. You may enter as many photos as you'd like. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. Eligibility is limited to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Dover-Sherborn High was one of 125 schools in Massachusetts that did not submit a medical emergency response plan to the state on time.
Thursday, February 21
A response from the Dover-Sherborn school system can be found here. The Dover-Sherborn Public Schools failed to meet the Sept. 1, 2012 deadline to turn in medical emergency response plans for its schools, according to a recent I-Team report on CBS Boston. Dover was one of 125 Massachusetts schools in 18 districts that did not get the emergency plans in to the state on time, according to the report. Schools are required by law (known as Michael's Law) to submit to the state a plan outlining ways they respond to medical emergencies, including details on a rapid communication system, a list emergency contacts, methods for CPR and first aid training as well as the location of defibrillators. The law was passed in May 2012 following the …