Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"People are going to beat me up on both sides of this," he told the Telegram's Clive McFarlane.
On Thursday, the Northborough Police Department, in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Police, conducts a dog-sniffing drug search of Algonquin Regional High School. It cannot be said that the students were not forewarned. Worcester Telegram and Gazette columnist Clive McFarlane discussed Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy's motivation for the upcoming search, a decision he says was not made lightly. "Chief Leahy’s decision is a reflection of the increasing struggle by educators and the communities in which they work to balance students’ right to privacy with school safety," wrote McFarlane.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Results from the Department Public Health reveal that Northborough's got fewer overweight kids than many other towns.
According to results of a Body Mass Index screening conducted during the 2010-2011 school year by the Department of Public Health, Northborough is among the towns with the least 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 Northborough-Southborough school district ranked at 23.3 percent, joining Harvard and Lunenburg as others with low percentages. "Our schools do promote health and wellness … so does the town," said Susan Whitten, principal of the Zeh school. "The past few years, Northborough has emphasized 'building a healthy community,' with funds available." Whitten added…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Northborough School Committee approved a lunch increase
The next school year, Northborough's school lunches will increase slightly, the first increase since February of 2009. Based on conversations between Maura Feeley, food service director, and Superintendent of Schools Charles Gobron, prices for student, staff, milk and deli prices will increase for the 2012-2013 school year. Presently, the prices are: $2.50 student lunch; $3.25 staff lunch, $.50 milk; and $2.75 for the deli. According to a letter addressed to The Northborough School Committee, due to increases in food costs, materials and labor, recommendations were made. Student lunches will be $2.75, staff lunches $3.50, $.50 for milk and $3 for the deli. "It is important te note that the last lunch price increases were in March 2004 and …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Several changes in staff were made in the past month in the Northborough schools. Three special education resignations are among them.
Charles Gobron, superintendent of schools, recently announced the following staff changes to the Northborough K-8 schools. Megan Griffin, grade 7 English and reading teacher at the Melican Middle School, is taking a leave of absense effective Aug. 27 through Jan. 1 of 2013. Stephanie Palmer, special education teacher at the Melican Middle School, resigned, effective June 30. Debra Sergel, special education teacher at the Melican Middle School, resigned, effective April 27, 2012.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
This week, many of Tweeted about being wild and waiting for Wegmans, but not everyone is feeling the love for the new shopping center at Northborough Crossing. How do the geese feel?
Oct. 8 Crave26Events Crave26 Events I'm at Tougas Family Farm (234 Ball Street, Northborough) w/ 4 others 4sq.com/o13Rd6 CentralMassNews CentralMassNews Tradition of Winning: Boys Soccer Makes Tournament. The DailyNorthborough fb.me/OYbDgyhL Oct. 6 DailyNorthboro TheDailyNorthborough Northborough Schools to Focus on Math Post-MCAS. The DailyNorthborough fb.me/BBe0NJAZ Oct. 5 staschwa stacy is way too excited by just looking at @wegmans northboro store layout newstores.wegmans.com/StoreLayout.as… Oct. 4 KenLenAld Ken Alderfer Woot! Only 12 days left RT @Amy_Garden: Im very impressed w/@Wegmans marketing efforts. so much buzz about newnorthboro store. great job annanut13 emily "where's southboro?" " near westboro, northboro..." "and …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Parents are complaining of afternoon buses arriving late in Northborough. The schools are working on it.
Parents are concerned — some of them getting downright impatient and angry — that many of the school buses coming from the elementary schools have been late since the start of the school year. Some are late to pick the students up, and late to drop them off at home. "Peaslee is dismissed at 3:20 p.m.," a Peaslee School parent told Patch. "The buses aren't even there yet. We are the third stop from the school, literally around the corner, and my kids get home at 3:40 p.m. There are kids getting home between 3:50 and 4 p.m. A lot of families are not thrilled it has taken this long to find a resolution about it. Kids are sitting on the hallway floor at dismissal until their bus arrives. I have heard from other moms at Lincoln and Zeh, with …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Have you been having trouble finding the schools' websites? Here's why.
If you are like Northborough Patch, perhaps you have been going a little batty trying to find your school's website address. Since right before the start of the school year, many — in fact, most — addresses have been met with a "URL not found" when clicking on the longtime bookmark. Well, there have been some big changes, and they are still undergoing changes. "We are updating and moving our site," according to an email that went out to parents from Jean Tower, technology teacher at Alqonguin. "The new web host provides much more interactive possibilities and easier authoring of pages." This move, said the notice, means that if you have bookmarks saved to go to specific pages on the schools' sites, then the bookmarks no longer work. It is…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Get to know your principals in this series, which focuses on the six principals of the Northborough Public Schools.
Principal: Patricia Montimurro School: Robert E. Melican Middle School Years at School: 33 years at the school, 10 as principal What Makes Northborough Special: Great kids, connected parents, supportive community and strong educators in each of our six schools. In the Future: I'm looking forward to getting our new sixth-graders on board, welcoming some new staff along with our returning folks and providing all of our sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders with a strong 2011-2012 school year. Contact her at 508-351-7020 or Montimurro@nsboro.k12.ma.us.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Jen Parson leaves her position in Hopkinton to become the newest principal of the Lincoln Street School.
In a letter to Center School families, Principal Jennifer Parson said she is leaving the Hopkinton school for kindergartners and first graders to take a job as principal of Northborough's Lincoln Street School. She will replace Principal Beth Ludwig at the K-5 school, which serves children in Northborough. Ludwig resigned in order to take a position at the Hanscom Primary School in Lincoln. Parson said her decision was based on a professional desire to lead a K-5 school. Parson was a tireless proponent of the K-5 model that Hopkinton voters rejected at Town Meeting and at a townwide ballot earlier this year. Parson called the Center School faculty amazing and praised the schoolchildren's parents who she said wholeheartedly and selflessly …