Saturday, January 12, 2013
Several registration sessions have been scheduled in coming weeks to register your child for kindergarten.
Kindergarten registration will take place at the library during the final week of January. There are five registration sessions during the week of Jan. 28–Feb. 1 at the Peabody Institute Library in the Gordon Room. Full-day kindergarten continues to be offered across Danvers. On Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m., school officials will conduct an orientation meeting for parents at the Danvers High School auditorium. At that time, teachers and administration will present parents with specific information about the academic and social curriculum of the kindergarten year! The registration packet may be obtained online on the school's website. Parents must return the completed packet to the library personally during the school registration. A …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Massachusetts is one of five states to add 300 hours of class time every year for a handful of select schools. Will it help?
Will more time in school translate into greater student achievement? Federal and state officials are announcing today that Massachusetts, along with Connecticut, New York, Tennessee and Colorado, are participating in a pilot program to find out. Csmonitor.com reports that the program will add at least 300 hours of learning time in some schools starting next fall. Fall River and Lawrence are the two Massachusetts towns included in the pilot project. Boston.com reports that this new program adds to an effort launched six years ago in Massachusetts to lengthen the school day in several school districts. The pilot program reportedly will last three years and include almost 20,000 students in 40 schools with an eye to bringing in more schools …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Public schools in Danvers will be closed on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy.
The Danvers School Department announced Sunday afternoon that all public schools will be closed on Monday due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The message was sent via the Connect-CTY phone and e-mail system at about 1:30 p.m. North Shore Community College, including its Danvers campus, also announced on Sunday afternoon that it will be closed on Monday. On the North Shore, Lynn, Peabody and Rockport were the only other district that had announced that public schools will be closed on Monday, as of 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A breakdown of Salem MCAS scores compared to Beverly, Hamilton-Wenham, Masconomet and Salem.
The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test results were released to the public this week. Here's a look at how Danvers did in comparison to nearby school districts: Thoughts on the results? Let us know in the comments.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, Sept. 4. 1. Rain: A rain storm – the remnants of Hurricane Isaac – will move into the area on Tuesday night and last into Wednesday. It will be the first rainstorm in quite a while and is expected to drop more than an inch of rain. 2. Teachers: Tuesday is the first day for Danvers public schools teachers, in advance of the first day for students on Wednesday. 3. Gas: We’ve just come off a Labor Day weekend with the highest average gas prices in history for the end of summer weekend. So where is the least expensive gas around? Costco, High Street Service, Phillips 66 …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
What's the best timing for the first day of school?
Danvers Public Schools students are still more than a week away from the start of school, with teachers scheduled to return on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and all students head back on Wednesday, Sept. 5. But many local schools head back in the coming week - before Labor Day. Which way is better? Would you prefer students head back before Labor Day? Why? Or does the current Danvers school calendar make sense? Why? Let us know below in the comments section. Currently, the last day of school will be June 20, with no snow days. If five snow days are used, the last day with be June 27.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A look at Danvers Public School job openings for 2012-2013.
Danvers Public Schools has posted the following job openings for the 2012-2013 school year. The school system job openings include a school psychologist, high school English and music teacher, high school coaching positions, and teachers aides. Positions are available at the high school, middle, and elementary schools. Click each link to check out the job descriptions and application information: Check back throughout the month for more Back to School 2012 Coverage.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
After fifteen years as principal at Holten Richmond Middle School, Michael Cali will retire next week.
When school lets out for the summer at Holten Richmond Middle School, there is one familiar face who will not be returning to the hallways, longtime Principal, Mr. Michael Cali. Cali, who lives in nearby Wakefield, said he decided to retire after doing the job of principal for fifteen years and an educator for thirty, because the time was right. He began his long relationship in the Danvers school system in 1989 as a guidance counselor, and became Assistant Principal in 1994 at the former Dunn Junior High, under Principal Art Johnson. "Johnson," he described. “...was a great person who did a lot for his students.” In 1997, Cali became principal of Dunn Junior High School, and was instrumental in the building project of the Holten …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Greak Oak Elementary School held a Walk-A-Thon to raise money for May's Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
The rain took a vacation on Friday, May 11, just in time for the Great Oak School's first ever Walk-A-Thon For Cystic Fibrosis Awareness. The entire student body turned out for the event, in colored shirts according to grade, to walk laps around the school to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Principal Matt Fusco emceed the event from the highest point of the school playground, assisted by the event organizer, fifth grader Bailey Witham, whose mother Leeanne Curran has the disease. Witham sent off the eager walkers with a toot of his bullhorn and a smile, before joining in on the walk. Learn more about Bailey's mission to spread awareness here.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Thorpe School teachers, sisters Nicole Lamar and Tammy Ryan, will run the Twin Lights Half Marathon, a fundraiser for Brigham and Women's Lahav Lab, where Lamar's premature daughter participated in a groundbreaking study.
Nicole Lamar knows first hand the fear of sitting with neo-natal specialists to discuss the risks associated with premature birth, and the helplessness felt when confronted with the hard facts: will my child walk, talk and function normally? “The Doctors at Brigham and Womens didn’t candy coat it, and nor should they,” the young mother, who teaches second grade at Thorpe Elementary School in Danvers, explained. “Maggie was coming early, there was no turning back, and we needed to know all the factors.” T The Lamar family’s baby girl, their second daughter, was born at 29 weeks, 5 days and she was in the NICU for two months. The Lamars were approached with an opportunity by Dr. Amir Lahav to join in on a little known pilot program …