Thursday, December 20, 2012
What's in a grade? Would that which we call an "A" by any other name smell just as sweet? Even if it's a 2? On a scale of 1-4??? The Parents yap about the standards-based report cards. Please yap with us!
Paul Simpson I have one son at Galvin and one at Woodville, so I get to enjoy both flavors on report card day. When my sixth grader handed his to me, it took me no more than 30 seconds to register my approval. One column held grades, the second reported effort, and the third spoke to his conduct. Off to the right sat a column of stock comments like “Pleasure to have in class” and “Very good quality of work”. After a quick scan I clapped him on the shoulder and gave him an “Atta boy!” I dropped him off and went to pick up son number two at Woodville. My second grader forked over his manila envelope, and I removed his Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks standards-based report card, a sheet printed on both sides and folded in thirds. A …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Authorities say Lynn resident Joseph Wright, 23, killed his mother and grandmother and dumped their bodies behind a Saugus elementary school near the Lynn border.
Police have arrested a suspect in the nearby Saugus dual homicide that unflolded yesterday morning, when two bodies were found behind an elementary school in Saugus. Authorities say Lynn resident Joseph Wright, 23, killed his mother and grandmother and dumped their bodies behind a Saugus elementary school near the Lynn border. District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said Wright was taken into custody as he attempted to cross the United States-Canadian border. Read more of the story from the Saugus Daily Item.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The school committee approved a plan to reduce the cost of lunches in elementary school from $2.60 to $2.50 starting this fall.
In a world where budgets are tightening and prices are rising, elementary school parents got some good news on Tuesday night as the Wakefield School Committee voted to lower the price of lunch from $2.60 to $2.50. The committee approved the price change by a vote of 5-1 following a proposal by business administrator Michael Connelly, who recommended the price drop. Kevin Piskadlo, the sole member of the committee to vote against the price change, did so because he was concerned about the lack of detail in the proposal about the cost to prepare a lunch. He favored delaying the vote until such data could be produced. “I’m going to choose not to vote for this, not because I’m against the 10 cents, I just think we need to be really intentional…
Superintendent Joan Landers has narrowed her search to three candidates.
Superintendent Joan Landers announced that three viable candidates have been found in the search for the new Woodville Elementary School principal. Brian Middleton-Cox, who has held the position since 2008, accepted an offer for principal of the Cole School in Boxford, MA back in March. He ends his role as principal in Wakefield on June 30, 2011. “In the past week and a half we’ve received many applications, I reviewed them with the search committee chairs and were able to screen, in the last two days, applicants to put forward to the search committee,” Landers said. “I’m very pleased to report that there are three viable candidates to put before the search committee that will be meeting tomorrow evening.” Landers did not dislcose the …