Thursday, October 18, 2012
Teacher William White is being remembered at Whitcomb Middle School after dying unexpectedly over the weekend.
William White, who taught at the Whitcomb Middle School, is remembered as passionate and engaging by his colleagues while the entire school attempts to deal with his loss. "People have routines. He is a character. That is the only way to describe him. He was a character," said Teacher Donna Roche of the man who had taught in Marlborough for 29 years. "He was a wonderful man; a teddy bear. He tried to have a gruff exterior but it didn't work." William White's unexpected death Sunday night has left a palpable absence at the school, said four teachers who worked closely with him. White was a man of routine and passions that included drag racing. When these passions and routines came together at the school, they engaged students, said the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Share your photos of the first day of school.
The first day of school in Marlborough was met with a flurry of caffinated parents and caravans of yellow buses. We were on the ground this morning snapping photos. The following is a collection of what we captured.We saw a number of parents out there capturing photos of the first day of school as well. Do you have photos you would like to share? Click the "upload" button and post your images on Patch.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
With over 200 students entering the STEM program and 200 returning, the STEM program continues to be popular among students.
Roughly 200 students participated in the first year of the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) and Early College High School academic programs in place at the Whitcomb Middle School and at Marlborough High. As the program enters its second year, 135 sixth graders and 75 ninth graders have signed on to the science, math and technology focused learning program. "It really does get students who wouldn't traditionally look at science and math as a career path to get interested in it and follow up," said Beth Wagner, the communications liaison for Marlborough Public Schools. The program is part of Race to the Top where the state was awarded $250 million from the U.S. Department of Education to be funded through academic year 2013-…
Monday, July 16, 2012
At the request of Mayor Arthur Vigeant, former City Auditor Barbara Durand is reviewing the 2012 school budget.
The School Committee has given the green light for hiring of teachers for the Whitcomb Middle School that will help keep classes from dramatically exceeding district standards. The committee said positions for math, engineering and humanities teachers needed at Whitcomb can be posted and filled, but warned that doing so will mean that other cuts or revenue sources will need to be identified to close what is now an approximately $300,000 gap in the 2013 budget. School officials had warned that class sizes at Whitomb could balloon to as high as 30 or 31 students if additional teachers were not hired. The committee worried that delaying the approval further, until a July 26 meeting, would make it even more difficult to hire qualified teachers…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Colonial Garden Club's 33rd annual fundraiser has gifts for everyone on your list.
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- Sue Wambolt
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough kicks off the holiday season with it's 33rd Annual Pear Tree Boutique tomorrow, December 3. The event, which features beautiful and unique holiday decorations, takes place at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to support a variety of philanthropic activities. Among them is their dedication to maintain gardens throughout the city. In addition, the Colonial Garden Club sponsors scholarships through the Citizans Scholarship Foundation and offers grants to students and teachers for horticulture education. The Pear Tree Boutique is the Colonial Garden Club's oldest and most anticipated event. Here, you will find gifts for everyone on …
Seniors, why not celebrate this string of beautiful weather with a belly dancing class!
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. It looks like we are going to end the week with another beautiful day. Today is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high of 50 says weather.com. Pretty nice for December! 2. Whitcomb Middle School 7th and 8th grade parent conferences will be held tonigh from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 3. Teen Event Planners will meet today from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the library Story Hour Room. Offered for students in grades 7-12, event planners meet to help the Teen Services Librarian, Jess, plan teen events and programs! Snacks will be provided. 4. The Senior Center is holding Belly Dancing …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Happy 30th Birthday to SADD! Patch thanks you for the great work you do.
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. After a few showers this morning, the clouds will give way to a sunny afternoon says the National Weather Service. There will be a high of 55. 2. Parent conferences for grades 5 & 6 will be held tonight at Whitcomb Middle School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 3. Today is the SADD's (Students Against Destructive Decisions) 30th birthday!In case SADD is new to you, their mission is "to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions." The…