Burncoat Middle robotics team seeks $ to compete in world meet WORCESTER – A handful of Burncoat Middle School students are readying for the challenge of their young lives, but first they must raise the money to follow their dream.Five eighth-graders will board a bus bound for the 2016 VEX Robotics World Competition, being held April 20-23 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Tonight: Worcester school board set to vote on next superintendent WORCESTER – Faced with one of the board’s biggest decisions in seven years, most School Committee members have seen enough. They’re ready to vote for a new superintendent Monday night. Board members said Friday they’re confident the next school chief is among the four candidates they’re considering for the job: Norrback Avenue School Principal Karrie J.
Worcester City Council opposes higher cap on charter schools WORCESTER – The City Council has joined the School Committee in going on record in strong opposition to raising the cap on charter schools.By a 10-1 vote, the council Tuesday night adopted a resolution requesting Gov. Charles D. Baker Jr.
Safety equipment upgrades, more police officers recommended for Worcester schools WORCESTER – The district’s school safety liaison and a special advisory committee advises implementing several recommendations from a recent independent audit of the district’s safety systems, including upgrading school security hardware and adding two police liaison officers.Robert Pezzella also suggests changing the title of his current position from school safety liaison to director of school safety and communication.
Forming a new ‘family’ at Worcester’s Burncoat Prep WORCESTER – The sign hanging on the wall behind Deborah Catamero’s desk offers a persuasive bit of advice: “Save time, see it my way.””It’s really our way,” the Burncoat Street Preparatory School principal said Friday, laughing off what is meant to be a joke.
Are kindergartners being over-tested? Worcester school board to take a look WORCESTER – The School Committee will look at whether kindergarten students are being made to take too many tests, despite the interim superintendent’s argument that assessments are critical at that age. “I’ll proceed very cautiously before we start interfering” with the district’s testing schedule, said Mayor Joseph Petty, who agreed to send the issue to the board’s Teaching, Learning and Student Supports Standing Committee for further study.
Is pushing the starting times back for the high schools a good idea? The stats have shown that later start times, do in fact work. Can Worcester put a plan together that to do this? Will there be a ripple effect throughout the lower grade schools? These are the questions that need to be asked and considered when putting this plan together. School Committee Member John Monfredo discusses this very topic, as the Worcester School Committee begins to tackle this…
John Monfredo, Worcester School Committee South High School Band “The South High Community School Band will serve as an official representative of the State of Massachusetts in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence”, stated John P. Wiscombe, president of the Music Celebration International, L.L.C. in a letter sent to Principal Maureen Binienda and to band director Johnetta Smith. Once again the South High band will represent our state in this national celebration for it was in 2012…
The School Committee has initiated its search for a new Superintendent. The Community Involvement Committee would like to extend an invitation to be a part of a very important step in this process which is to identify the qualities the members are seeking in our new Superintendent. The open Community Forums will take place on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Doherty Memorial High School and on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the…
Former School Committee Member Tracy Novick will be joining th Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) as a Field Director and Social Media specialist. Below is the announcement from MASC https://masc.org/67-about-us/staff/706-tracy-novick-staff-announcement