Thursday, February 7, 2013
The first snowday of the winter has been declared for Danvers public schools on Friday.
Danvers Public Schools will be closed on Friday because of the forecasted snowstorm. The announcement was made at 3:50 p.m. in a phone and e-mail message sent via BlackBoard Connect by Superintendent Lisa Dana. It will be the first "snowday" of the winter in Danvers. All school buildings will be closed for the weekend and all Danvers High School field trips for this weekend are also cancelled, Dana said.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Students at the high school were sent home at the start of the final period on Monday because the boilers were not working.
Students at Danvers High School were sent home early on Monday afternoon because of problems with the new gas-fueled boiler system. The school went without working heat for the day and the temperature remained between 57 and 65 degrees, said Superintendent Dr. Lisa Dana. “It is not turning on the way it is supposed to,” Dana said. The decision was made to send home students at the start of the final period of the day, at about 1 p.m. The announcement was made via a Connect-Ed phone message from Principal Susan Ambrozavitch to parents at about 12:40 p.m. The school remained open on Monday afternoon and co-curricular activities and sports were going ahead as usual. The buses arrived to take students home at 1 p.m. and many parents also …
Wednesday, December 5, 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 Wednesday, Dec. 5. 1. Dropping: The temperature will actually drop throughout the day on Wednesday, starting in the 50s and ending up in the 40s by evening. The day will also start out with a chance of showers and include gusty winds. 2. Early Release: Wednesday is an early release day for Danvers public schools. Holten-Richmond Middle School and Danvers High School get out at 12:45 and the elementary schools are dismissed at 1:15 p.m. 3. International Affairs Breakfast: The Danvers-based North Shore Chamber of Commerce hosts Patrick Binns, Consul General of Canada to New …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The new Wellness Policy seeks to have outside food meet the district's nutritional guidelines, but it will not extend to lunches brought from home.
School principals will not become the “lunch police” under the Danvers School District’s newly revised wellness policy. That was the message from Superintendent Lisa Dana to the School Committee when it met Monday night at Town Hall. The concern was raised by School Committee Chairman Arthur Skarmeas, who said that the policy could have be read to think that principals could be going through students’ lunches that they bring from home to make sure it complies with the school’s nutritional policy. One of the new sections of the policy reads: “All food brought in to any school from outside sources would have to meet the nutritional guidelines that the DPS District Food Services Program follows. The building Principals will monitor these …