Thursday, May 23, 2013
Newly-appointed interim superintendent Christopher Martes wants to move forward in Wrentham and work to find a full-time leader of the schools.
Christopher Martes was selected as Wrentham’s interim superintendent for the 2013-2014 school year, as the town deals with the moving of current superintendent Jeffrey Marsden to Medfield. Martes, who was the superintendent for Foxborough, recently just helped Norton find its permanent superintendent, and hopes to do that here.. “I think we ran a very successful search and ended up with someone who was a very good fit for that district,” he said. Martes said the first thing he would like to do in the Wrentham District is to reach out to parent leaders and organizations and get a feel for what they are looking for in a superintendent. “I know Jeff very well and have had experience with some of the things that have gone on here from a …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sheena Marie Acosta-Frizzell named teacher of the year by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce selected Wrentham’s Sheena Marie Acosta-Frizzell for the Teacher of the Year for 2013. Acosta-Frizzell, a fifth grade teacher at Roderick Elementary, was awarded a $1,000 check from the Bristol County Savings Bank. She’s been teaching in Wrentham for six years. “I am completely overwhelmed,” she said. “It was quite an honor to be honest. When I found out I was nominated I was extremely taken aback.” Wrentham parent Katie Agnello, whose daughter was in her class last year, nominated Acosta-Frizzell. “She said she was at a banquet and they had mentioned they are accepting nominations and my name came up immediately,” she said. “At that point, I realized what an honor it was just to be nominated.” …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Current Norton interim superintendent Christopher Martes appointed as Wrentham interim superintendent.
The Wrentham School Committee voted unanimously on Monday to appoint Dr. Christopher Martes as interim superintendent of schools. The decision, coming about a month after the announcement from current superintendent Jeff Marsden that he will be moving to the Medfield School District, was discussed at length on Monday. The committee interviewed Martes and two other candidates, former Mansfield superintendent John Moretti and former Plainville superintendent Michael Malone. Committee members agreed all the candidates were amazing and had a lot to offer the district, but felt Martes was the best fit. “We have three spectacular candidates, we’re in a no lose situation here,” committee chair Edward Goddard said. Goddard added he felt Martes …
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 …