Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fourteen Marlborough Public Schools students have had their work chosen to be part of the district’s Permanent Art Collection.
Fourteenmore pieces of art have been added to the Marlborough Public Schools’ K-12 Permanent Art Collection that was started in 2008 with funds provided by the Marlborough Junior Women’s Club. Each year new pieces from each school are selected to become part of the permanent collection. The art is in the gallery above or availble for viewing on the district's website. With permission from parents and students, the chosen works are reproduced and exhibited throughout the community. As a whole, the images represent the artistic achievements of our students and the quality visual arts program in Marlborough schools. This Year's Artists Are: • Marlborough High School o Laura Bailey – “Gears and Spokes” drawing, grade 12 o Alexis Hettinger – “…
Monday, May 20, 2013
School officials are waiting on the final financial report of the year before figuring out how to cute $250,000 from next year's budget.
Preservation of staff will be a high priority as school officials wait to see if there are any leftover funds at the end of the year before planning cuts in response to a $250,000 cut in next year's school budget. “The staffing is very important because we want to make sure we have adequte personel to run our prog effectively," said Interim Superindentent Steven Dlott of potential cuts to the budget that had been proposed at $55.3 million. The extense of the cuts will depend on a report of the remaining year's school funds that is scheduled to be given to the School Committee on June 11, he said. That is the first step, he said, while the entire budget will be reviewed to find the remainder of the $250,000 to cut. “It’s tough to say …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
No students needed additional services on the first day back at school following the Boston Marathon bombing.
It was a low key day that greeted students back to school Monday following the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt that took place over April vacation. "There is a certain sadness that everyone feels," said Interim Superintendent Steven Dlott. “There was one student who was at the scene who spoke about it and we moved on." That student who had been at the scene of the bombing was in elementary school, he said. No other students said they had been directly affected by the bombing, said Dlott. “We tried to keep this day normal. We didn’t want to draw any more attention to it and raise anxieties," he said. “We had support people standing by but they did not have to be utilized." A plan had been established for all teachers in the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
A letter issued to Marlborough parents today offers resources to parents and reinforces the district's emphasis on safety.
The safety of students and staff will be paramount as school resumes next week, said Interim School Superintendent Steven Dlott in a letter on the district's website today. "Many have been personally touched by this tragedy, and all of us are impacted by having such an unimaginable event hit so close to home," he said in the letter which appears in three languages on the district's website. "I cannot stress this enough: The safety of our students, faculty and staff is the No. 1 priority for Marlborough schools." School administrators and members of the counseling team have been working together this week to make sure the resources and supports for students are in place on Monday, said Dlott in his letter. In addition, he said, the district…
Monday, February 11, 2013
There are a few exceptions, but most after school activities have been cancelled for later today.
All Marlborough Public Schools’ school-sponsored after-school activities have been cancelled. YMCA daycare programs have also been cancelled. The exceptions are: boys’ basketball (away game), girls’ basketball (away game) and girls’ gymnastics (away meet).
Friday, January 18, 2013
A Westborough native, Saugus Superintendent and Washington State native are the three finalists for the full-time superintendent position in Marlborough.
A Westborough native is among the three finalists for the full-time superintendent position in the Marlborough School District. "Between the three of them they have 19 years as experience as superintendents," said School Committee Member Jennifer Hardy of the three final candidates picked to replace former Superintendent Anthony Pope. Candidate Dr. Christopher Bogden grew up running track in Westborough against Marlborough. “His experience in Westborough gives him an extremely full knowledge of what Marlborough is all about," said Superintendent Search Consultant John Connolly. Receive breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here Bogden has seven years of experience as a superintendent in the Hilton …
Friday, December 21, 2012
School and City Officials are reviewing school safety procedures in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.
School and public safety officials are in the midst of a comprehensive review of all school safety procedures. The safety protocols at each individual school were discussed at a meeting with city officials from key departments and a collection of school administrators and principals. They met this week to discuss school safety and security in the wake of the recent tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT. Joining Superintendent Steve Dlott were Police Chief Mark Leonard, Fire Chief Jim Fortin, Public Facilities Director John Ghiloni, the principal at each of Marlborough’s seven schools, and Dr. Jerry Lewis, who is part of the city’s crisis intervention team. Mayor Arthur Vigeant Safety and security protocols deserve frequent review and …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Marlborough Public Schools will be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy.
The Marlborough Public Schools, Assabet Regional Vocational High School and AMSA Charter School will be closed Tuesday. The decision was made Monday night by both districts to cancel classes on Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy and the resulting power outages and flooding, according to a release sent out by the district that appears on the Marlborough Public School's website and Assabet's website. Marlborough saw power outtages Monday. Fire officials reported debri in roadways and ongoing wind that required National Grid to put off full repair efforts until the wind died down. Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here
Friday, October 26, 2012
Did your child's school make the grade when it comes to the kitchen?
With the beginning of the school year, inspections have been conducted at all the area school kitchens. These kitchens that turn out meals for children daily all passed, but there were some violations. "We don't see anything that would put a student or staff at risk for foodborne illness," said Robert Landry, the administrator of the Board of Health. The majority of violations had to do with handwashing stations and the exact mixture of sanitizer that is used on food services, according to the reports. Many of the schools that had issues with hand washing either had a station improperly set up or improper temperature of the water. The sanitizer — that is sprayed on many surfaces to ensure bacteria does not grow — must be mixed at proper …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Results from the Department Public Health reveal that Marlborough has more overweight students than the state average.
According to results of a Body Mass Index screening conducted during the 2010-2011 school year by the Department of Public Health, Marlborough is among the towns with the highest number of obese and overweight students. Nearly one-third of Massachusetts students in grades 1, 4, 7 and 10 are overweight or obese, revealed the findings, as reported in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. The Marlborough school district ranked at 42.4 percent, taking second place for the highest percentage in the region behind Pathfinder Regional Technical School at 48.8 percent. The two schools join Leicester and Ware as others with high percentages above the state average of 32.4 percent. Assabet Valley Vocational School fared only slightly better, with 37.4 …