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.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
April School Vacation Carnival runs week of April 16-20. Proceeds from this former fundraiser for the July 4th parade now benefit various Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association projects.
Thursday, April 4
The following was provided by the Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association: Children’s laughter, shrieks of excitement, calliope music, and a cacophony of carnival sounds will soon fill the air in downtown Wakefield. The Wakefield Center Neighborhood Association (WCNA) will sponsor the annual April School Vacation Carnival at the Galvin Middle School’s parking lot. Weather permitting, the Carnival will open at 6pm on Tuesday, April 16th. The Carnival’s operating hours will be: Tuesday, April 16, 6pm through 10pm; Wednesday, April 17 through Friday, April 19, 2pm through 10pm; and Saturday, April 20, noon through 10pm. The Carnival closes Saturday night so that the parking lot can be readied for school use on Monday, April 22. Teens and …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Concert to raise funds for the five middle school students headed to Washington D.C. this spring for the Junior National Academic Championship.
A group of Galvin Middle School students are headed to Washington D.C. this spring to compete in the Junior National Academic Championship – and a concert featuring members of the school community is going to help them get there. The Rock for Galvin concert on Wednesday, March 27th from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school auditorium features two bands – The Moonlighters, with Principal Mark Bedrosian. Then, it’s the 21st Century Fugitives, who were mentioned last fall in this article on Wakefield Patch while they were trying to win a $5,000 for their school’s music department. The band plays classic hard rock songs, some originals (video attached to article) and more. Keyboard player Jackson Kehoe is one of the five students who will be headed to …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Rock band consisting of Galvin Middle School students has a sound well beyond its years.
A rock band made up of Galvin Middle School students is competing in an online battle of the bands style contest that could win as much as $5,000 for their school’s music department. Each year, the National Association of Music Merchants holds the School Jam USA contest for teen musicians. Eight finalists will get prizes that include money for their school music departments, with the eventual winning band bringing the $5,000 prize back to its school. The contest was noted in one of Galvin's news and announcement emails last week. People can vote for Wakefield’s 21st Century Fugitives at this link on the School Jam USA website, although it requires a user name and password to do so. According to the band’s page on the School Jam USA contest…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Annual event is Oct. 19th at the Elks Club, raises funds for the science club at Galvin Middle School.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Galvin Middle School Science Club will host the third annual trivia night on October 19th at the Elks Lodge on 63 Bay State Road in Lynnfield. This will be an adult event organized to raise funds for the Science Club. The cost is $20 per person and teams may be comprised of up to eight people at a table. A cash prize will be awarded to the winning team. Please feel free to bring your own snacks, and a cash bar will be available. Join us for a fun night out with friends filled with laughs and interesting trivia to help support students at the middle school. Funds raised from this event will help defray the cost of building projects and lab materials. Doors open at 7pm and Trivia begins at 8pm. To reserve a table or for more …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Annual Galvin Middle School PTO Magazine Drive begins this Thursday, Sept. 27. Magazine subscriptions can be ordered online too.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The following is an announcement from the Galvin Middle School PTO: The annual PTO Magazine Fundraiser will begin on Thursday, September 27th. All students will receive an informational packet and letter at an assembly that morning. Additional packets, letters and order forms may be found in the school office. The first turn-in day for magazine orders will be Tuesday, October 2nd, the second will be Thursday, October 4th, and the third and final turn-in day for magazine orders will be Tuesday, October 10th. Orders may be placed on-line, too. Go to www.gaschoolstore.com click on ‘shop now’ under the parents and students section and enter the school code 2516896. Enter your child’s name to ensure they get proper credit. You may find that …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Meet Mark Bedrosian, new principal of the Galvin Middle School.
Another school year is already in sight and for Wakefield's middle school students, that means they're also getting ready to welcome a new principal. Mark Bedrosian, hired earlier this year as the new principal of the Galvin Middle School, spent nine years working in the Gloucester school district, as an assistant principal at the high school and middle school, and also as a dean of academics at the high school. As an teacher, Bedrosian's background is in social studies. "We're going to be the best (grades) 5-8 middle school we can be," said Bedrosian in a recent conversation with Wakefield Patch. "And we're going to be best the K-12 middle school we can be." In other words, Bedrosian said that an important focus for a middle school is the…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Mark C. Bedrosian, who will serve as principal at Galvin Middle School, comes to Wakefield from Gloucester Public Schools.
Wakefield Public Schools will welcome a new educational leader on July 1st: Mark C. Bedrosian, who will serve as principal at Galvin Middle School. Bedrosian comes to Wakefield from Gloucester, where his most current role was dean of academic affairs at Gloucester High School. Prior to that, he served as assistant principal at the high school and assistant principal at the Ralph B. O'Maley Middle School in Gloucester. "When I was checking Mark’s references, as soon as I mentioned his name everyone said, 'You could not get a more solid educator and person,'" said Superintendent Joan Landers at Monday night's School Committee meeting. "And I called people from your past, way back, from when you started teaching and everyone had the same …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Massachusetts School Building Authority approved a $32.6 million grant for a new middle school in Wakefield and an additional contingency grant, for a total reimbursement rate of 54.6 percent.
The state of Massachusetts has approved its share of funding on Wednesday for a new Galvin Middle School in Wakefield. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) announced at its March 28th meeting that it will contribute an estimated state grant of $32.6 million to Wakefield's $73.6 million plan for a new middle school. The state also approved an additional $2,057,957 million contingency grant available to the town, which would raise the total state reimbursement to 54.6 percent of elligible costs. This additional grant ensures that Wakefield taxpayers would not be responsible for added costs if the final project total exceeds $74 million. “Today’s vote is the culmination of months of intensive collaboration between Wakefield and …
Monday, March 26, 2012
A group of Wakefield residents believe it's time to "Galvinize Wakefield's future."
On March 22 Angie Sciarappa and Laurie Hunt of RE/MAX Heritage hosted the group Galvinize Wakefield for a kick-off fundraising event at their office at 25 Tuttle Street where plans for the new school were on display. The show of support for the new middle school project was incredible from a former Selectman to current elected and appointed officials, our Town Administrator, State Representative Paul Brodeur and many community members who are ready to Galvinize Wakefield’s future. For more information visit www.GalvinizeWakefield.com.