5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 12
A much-discussed photo, a very 'special' graduation speech and a closely watched update.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. Patch reader Pascal Chesnais generated a lot of discussion with her storm photo on Thursday. Opinions have been mixed on whether the formation is a funnel cloud, with NECN meteorologist Matt Noyes saying on Twitter that it appeared to be a "cold air funnel" which are "way way weaker." However, Patch readers have reported in posts here and on the Marlborough Patch Facebook page, that severe storm conditions were seen near the Jaworek School. Some students even voluntarily sought shelter under desks.
2. Among the numerous items the on the School Committee's agenda for its meeting Tuesday night is a public hearing on a proposed teacher evaluation system. The system is mandated by the citiy schools' desingation as a Race to the Top district. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the District Education Center.
3. With graduation season winding down, the commencement speaker at Wellesley High School seems to have generated the most online buzz both locally and worldwide. The speech by David McCullough--an English teacher at the school--included the phrase "you're not special."
4. Congratulations to the athletes, organizers and volunteers involved in Sunday's Marlborough Triathlon. The full results are available online. Stephen Wright of Holliston was the overall winner with a time of 1:04:38.
5. Wondering what public transportation opportunities are available to you in and around Marlborough. Employment Options, the Council on Aging and the MWRTA are sponsoring a transportation fair on June 20. The event includes a lunch, a chance to sign up for a T Charlie Car, a chance to provide feedback and, surprise, a bus ride. To sign up, call (508) 485-6492.