Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Congratulations to the following town residents on their respective college graduations, honor rolls and other accomplishments this spring.
The following Wakefield residents graduated or achieved other academic distinctions at their respective colleges and universities this spring: - Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr., is pleased to announce the following area residents received degrees on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Commencement ceremony in Milton: Sara Curry of Wakefield received a Bachelor of Science degree Kayla Mathews of Wakefield received a Bachelor of Arts degree Tara Tartarini of Wakefield received a Bachelor of Science degree - Rev. Augustine Kelly, O.S.B., dean of the college, announces the following students that were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH. Jeffrey P. Laskey, of Wakefield, a …
Monday, June 3, 2013
Here are some of the key speeches delivered during the 2013 commencement ceremony. Got a photo you'd like to share? Feel free to add it here!
Monday, June 3
On Saturday, hundreds of friends and family members of Wakefield High School Class of 2013 braved the heat and turned out for the annual graduation ceremony. Nearly 250 graduating seniors filed into the school's gymnasium to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance, greeted by speakers such as outgoing Interim Superintendent Dr. Gerry Murphy and their Principal, Dr. Kim Smith and School Committee Chair Anne Danehy. Valedictorian Kelly Broderick-Sander and Salutatorian Sarah Boland later addressed the audience. "These four years were the gateway between childhood and real life. Prior to this, we were children with very little control over our lives," said Sander. In these attached files, you can check out this year's valedictorian and …
Annual event was last week at Moulton Park.
The students of St. Joseph School enjoyed a sun filled day at Moulton Park for their annual Field Day on Thursday. Sporting events were led by Physical Education teacher Linda Condon. These team-building events included basketball, flag football, soccer, sack races, corn hole, volley ball and wiffle ball. The students beat the heat with a water ballon toss and some slush. A BBQ lunch was prepared by the PTO and parent volunteers.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Proceeds from the event at the gazebo benefit the school's 2nd Century Capital Campaign.
The following information was provided by St. Joseph School: St. Joseph School is holding a Walk-A-Thon for Family and Faith as part of a Health & Wellness Fair on Sunday June 2, 2013 at Lake Quannapowitt.The money raise by the students will be donated to the 2nd Century Capital Campaign, which has allowed Saint Joseph School to expand, both physically and academically. Anyone interested in pledging a student can do so after any of the Masses this weekend, May 25th and 26th, at the Walk-A-Thon table in the vestibule of St. Joseph Church. The Walk-A-Thon will include a Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gazebo, featuring local health, wellness, and fitness sponsors including Advocare, HDPT Physical Therapy (Wakefield…
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This is the 16th consecutive year that The Savings Bank has sponsored the popular event that starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wakefield’s upper Common.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Here's a list of the various award winners for 2013:
The following is the program from this week's Wakefield High School Awards Night: WELCOME: Dr. Kimberly J. Smith, Principal Presenters: Mr. Arthur J. Beebe III, Director of Guidance Mr. Dennis M. O’Leary, Ms. Jane C. Farrar, Assistant Principals Excellence in English: Joshua Orlowitz, Amanda Ingalls Excellence in Visual Arts: Jillian Chan, Lauren Ireland Excellence in Business/Technology: Robert Palmieri Excellence in American Government: Olivia McCaffrey Excellence in Math: Kelly Broderick-Sander Excellence in Science: John Hanron Excellence in French…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Greenwood PTO's "Laugh at Ourselves" fundraiser tonight at Knights of Columbus Hall on North Ave. features Jim Colliton and Dan Lee - Wakefield parents and stand-up comedians.
Two Wakefield parents are lending their talents as stand-up comedians to tonight's "Laugh at Ourselves" fundraiser for the Greenwood PTO. The event is 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on North Ave. In a recent conversation with Wakefield Patch, Jim Colliton, a 12-year town resident, said that he's been a professional comedian for about that long. Colliton grew up in Bedford with no family members involved in entertainment he said, although by the time he became a student at Fitchburg State, roommates were regularly telling him he was funny. Motivated in part by an unsatisfying job at the time, Colliton said he started doing some open mic nights at places like The Comedy Vault and Nick's Comedy Stop. "It was a reality slap," he said …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Graduation is on Saturday, June 1 starting at 10:30 a.m. Grand March is on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. on the Upper Common.
FRIDAY, MAY 17 PHOTO REQUEST at 1:30 p.m. SENIOR HONOR STUDENTS/CLASS OFFICERS HIGHLIGHTING SENIOR WEEK MONDAY, MAY 20 LAST REGULAR SCHOOL DAY BEFORE EXAMS Seniors are required to be in school on this day through the end of “D” block to be eligible for the Grand March/Prom. On May 20, students who have an “G” block free, but need to stay in school for the “E” block exam, may study in the library. MONDAY-THURSDAY, MAY 20 – MAY 23 SENIOR FINAL EXAMS THURSDAY, MAY 23 SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT GALVIN MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:30 PM Students receiving awards will be mailed invitations. All students and families are invited to attend the Awards Night presentations. TUESDAY, MAY 28 …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Reception at The Savings Bank in downtown Wakefield provided a chance for Dr. Stephen Zrike to meet some of the town's residents and officials.
Dr. Stephen Zrike, Wakefield's incoming superintendent of schools, had a chance to meet dozens of town residents, educators, and some local officials Monday afternoon during a reception at The Savings Bank. The Wakefield School Committee selected Dr. Zrike as superintendent back in March, ending a search process that began last year. He has a three-year contract set to run through June, 2016 and said Tuesday that he will be starting his duties on July 15th.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
State and local officials attended Wednesday morning ceremony.
Thursday, April 25
State and local officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for the new Galvin Middle School project. State Treasurer Steve Grossman said that the new school will provide students with “a state of the art learning and teaching environment for many years to come.” About 55% of the cost of the project will be paid for by the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the agency announced in a news release, adding that the new school will be built for an enrollment of 1,070 students from grades 5 through 8. The current Galvin Middle School on Main Street was built in 1954.