Monday, December 17, 2012
A couple of parents, together with their children, decided to make signs and hang them on the front doors of each school in Natick to show their support for the teachers in the community.
OUTSIDE BOSTON, MA -- You may have seen photos on our Facebook page last night depicting signs in support of Natick's teachers. Patch has heard from the makers of those signs, who wish to remain anonymous, preferring instead to be known as "The Holiday Elves," and they've given us some insight as to why they made them and what they were hoping to accomplish with this gesture of appreciation. The following is from the parent whose idea it was to make the signs: I came up with the idea because I could not imagine what it must feel like for the teachers, administrators and staff to have to walk in to school today- setting aside their own emotions, anxieties, trauma to go and do their jobs, and to have to once again be on the front lines of …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Local kids tested their martial arts skills at the GymFit Board and Brick Breaking Clinic on Saturday.
Local kids tested their martial arts skills at the GymFit Board and Brick Breaking Clinic on Saturday. Master Carlos helped the Tiny Tigers decorate their boards before the breaking.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The new Natick High School building will house space for never before seen classes, rainwater collection system and advanced classroom technology.
The new Natick High School building is on schedule to open in late June or early July, according to recent information for Superintendent of Schools Peter Sanchioni. The new building will be much more advanced than the old building that was built in 1954. New features include the following:
Monday, April 30, 2012
Five are in the running.
The Natick High School Name Change Committee has narrowed submissions down to five options that could replace the current Red and Blue team name. Students and staff will have the opportunity to vote May 1 for their favorite of the following: Natick Knights, Natick Legacy, Natick Pride, Natick Red Hawks and Natick Tribe. Voting will take place during lunch at the school. NHS Principal Rose Bertucci announced in February that she would take suggestions for a new name in the light of the new high school building set to open in late June or early July. She was met with much opposition from some residents after announcing that she would not accept the name returning to the original Redmen name, which was eliminated in 2007. After the votes …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Superintendent of Schools Peter Sanchioni is the town's top-earning employee. The numbers represent fiscal year-to-date (from July 1 to April 24) and do not include the full year's earnings.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The following are the ten top-earning town employees from during the period of July 1 2011 and April 24, 2012. These numbers represent fiscal year-to-date and do not include the full year's earnings. *This number includes $5,000 for "auto."
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tickets for the Senior Man & Woman of the year dinner are on sale and Natick High School received a donation from Bob's Discount Furniture.
1. Vote for the best coffee in Natick! Our poll is open until 9 a.m. Friday. It's a REALLY close call between all the choices, so make sure you choose your favorite. 2. There is still time to get a team together for the annual Natick Education Foundation Spelling Bee on May 9 at 7 p.m. Learn more about how you can participate in the NEF fundraiser here. 3. Congratulations to Natick resident Dylan Hayre, who was elected to the Democratic State Committee last weekend. 4. Bob's Discount Furniture recently donated money to seven Massachusetts schools, including Natick High School, which received $1,000. 5. Congratulations to Tom Swan and Dottie McGrath, who have been declared the 2012 Natick Senior Man & Woman of the Year. Tickets for the …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Total bids for supplies for the new Natick High School came in nearly $522,000 under the estimated costs.
The Natick School Committee voted Thursday night to approve bids for furniture and other supplies that will be placed in the new high school. The total cost of the items turned out to be roughly $2.7 million, nearly $522,000 less than originally anticipated. School Finance Director William Hurley said the administration knew finding items at the right price would be a challenge, especially in replacing the old science and music equipment, but the schools are happy with the savings. "We'll be opening up the building with beautiful furniture and beautiful equipment that the students and staff of Natick deserve," said Hurley. "It allows us to put back into the items that we had taken out originally and I think that serves the school very …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The annual Natick Education Foundation Spelling Bee is May 9 at 7 p.m.
Dust off your dictionaries, the 2012 Natick Education Foundation Spelling Bee is right around the corner and team registration is already underway. The bee on May 9 already has teams made up of members from Natick High School, Natick Girl Scouts, Natick Visiting Nurse Association, the Board of Selectmen, Bennett-Hemenway PTO and Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences. The annual spelling bee serves as one of the largest fundraising events of the year for the Natick Education Foundation, a nonprofit which provides grants and scholarships for those involved in the Natick Public Schools. Local businesses can create teams for a tax-deductible entrance fee of $500 and non-profit organizations can join for a fee of $100. Audience admission …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Memorial School is closed.
Memorial Elementary School is closed today after a water main break, according to a note from Superintendent of Schools Peter Sanchioni just after 9 a.m. this morning. Parents who have already dropped their kids off are asked to pick them up as soon as possible.
The Natick Education Foundation recognized three winners of the Shining Light Awards at TCAN Wednesday night.
Although there are many who contribute to the education of Natick's students, three outstanding award winners earned the spotlight at the Natick Education Foundation Shining Light Awards Wednesday night. Second and third-grade teacher at Lilja Elementary, Abbie Fox, was recognized at the 2012 Educator Shining Light Award. A group of Fox's students supported her on the TCAN stage while parents spoke of her passion for the classroom and her role as a "teacher of teachers." One parent speaker cried as she said that Fox "respects every child's unique place in the world." Fox previously used money raised by the Natick Education Foundation to create an ornithology lab at Lilja which allows students to use motion cameras to study birds and …