Sunday, May 19, 2013
Wrentham School Committee to interview three finalist for interim superintendent..
No matter who the Wrentham School Committee selects as the interm superintendent, there are two things that will be certain. They will be experienced and they will know where the town is. The school committee will be meeting Monday night to decide between the three finalists, Christopher Martes, the former Foxborough superintendent, John Moretti, the former Mansfield superintendent and Michael Malone, the former Plainville superintendent, according the Sun Chronicle. Martes is currently the Norton interim school superintendent, while Malone has filled the same role in Middleboro. Moretti works for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Wrentham elected to go with interm superintendent after Jeff Marsden announced he was …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Warriors defeated Attleboro 5-0, Monday for their 15th win of the season.
The King Philip softball team trounced Attleboro, 5-0, at home Monday, taking advantage a strong offense effort. Led by new head coach Norm Beauchemin, the Warriors were able to strike early in the game, starting with a triple from Ashley Hussion to bring in Bel Shaffer. Hussion then walked home on a home run from Tori Constantin to bring KP up to 3-0 in the first inning. In the bottom of the fourth inning, KP’s Shannon Jones knocked in Breanna Sebio to raise the lead to 4-0. A bases-loaded single from Shaffer brought in another run in the bottom of the sixth. KP pitcher Ana O’Neill struck out 10 batters for the Warriors during the game. In two innings, she struck out the side. Attleboro got on base for two walks and a double from Mikayla …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Newsweek has ranked high schools nationally, but the criteria the publication used left King Philip High School off of the list. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final scores then …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
King Philip comes together to support and remember those hurt by the Boston Marathon bombings.
USDA awards Wrentham for healthier schools.
Wrentham saw a group of government officials on Friday a the Vogel School Auditorium to recognize Wrentham’s efforts to promote healthy lifestyles in students. Wrentham’s Delaney and Roderick schools were awarded the bronze level award for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Healthier U.S. School Challenge. The HUSSC is an initiative that was established in 2004 to recognize schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. The program was a volunteer initiative and was submitted by food services director Judy White. The award, which has silver, bronze and gold levels, has so far been awarded to only a handful of schools within …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Teacher Appreciation Day coming up May 3.
The King Philip High School will be hosting their annual Staff Appreciation Day May 3. The event is hosted by the KP Parents’ Network, and is designed to thank teachers and staff for their service and work in the school. The event, held on a half-day, will see a luncheon in the school cafeteria for all KP staff. It will also feature a raffle for the staff. The Parents’ Network has called for volunteers to help with preparations, as well as food, beverages, paper goods donations, gift cards for supplies as well as prizes for raffle drawings. Click here to use VolunteerSpot to help with the event. Contact Deb Deschenes at email@example.com with questions.
Brianna Abbott and Matt Nicholson awarded Hockomock League Scholar-Athletic honors.
The King Philip High School has chosen two students for the 2013 Scholar Athlete Awards. Brianna Abbott and Matt Nicholson were chosen for the honor, and the Hockomock League Induction Ceremony at Lake Pearl Luciano’s in Wrentham, May 9. Abbott is ranked in the top five females academically in the senior class and is a top three ranked athlete. She was named captain of the spring track team and participated in winter track and basketball as well. She is the treasurer of the senior class, a member of the student council and a board member of the LEO Club. Nicholson was ranked in the top 10 males of the senior class and is a top five athlete. He participated in soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis and cross-country. He is also a member of …
Tri-County Regional holds its first Electronics Recycling Collection Fundraiser Event.
Tuesday, April 30
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School would like to thank the community for helping to make their first Electronics Recycling Collection Fundraiser Event a huge success. In celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, Tri-County invited members of the community to drop off their unwanted electronics at the school for secure, environmentally safe disposal for nominal fees. Proceeds from the event will fund the Tri-County School Garden, which donated more than 350 pounds of fresh produce to the Franklin Food Pantry last summer. According to Nancy Sibilia, Tri-County Environmental Science teacher and TC Green Club advisor, the outpouring of support from the community was overwhelming. “It was truly motivating to see how many …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tri-County medical careers seniors conduct school wide survey among juniors and seniors about drinking and driving.
Tuesday, April 23
Seniors at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School were met with a startling scene outside of the school’s main entrance on the morning of Wednesday, April 3. Amid two wrecked cars and broken glass, one of their own classmates kneeled on the parking lot pavement beside the motionless body of his prom date. As he called out for help, two of his fellow seniors lay silently a few feet away, trapped inside one of the crashed vehicles. Staged by the Franklin Police Department, Franklin Fire Department, Tri-County medical careers students, postsecondary cosmetology students and Tri-County’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter, last week’s simulated car crash scene was held to raise students’ awareness about the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Selectmen discussed ways of involving and educating Wrentham's youth in the inner workings of their town.
The Wrentham Board of Selectmen discussed recently how they could produce more interest in the town’s government. Their answer? Early involvement and investment in the town’s children. “Finding people who are interested in joining committees is always a challenge,” selectman Michael Carroll said. “There are a few things that we might try that would not have immediate dividends, but would pay off eventually. There are groups in town that might have an interest.” Carroll said involving kids and youths in town government early would help them to understand the importance of getting involved in the town. “When I was a kid in Boy Scouts, the troops would get together in town hall,” he said. “The troops elected Boy Scouts as selectmen, school …