Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A new report shows that King Philip High School will see a steady increase in it's enrollment numbers though 2015. KP Middle School and the surrounding elementary school districts are expected to see a decrease over the same period.
With high enrollment numbers being an issue at King Philip Regional High School, a new report shows no signs of a significant decrease for at least the next 3-5 years. While projections showed that there would be fewer than 1,300 students at KP High School, preliminary figures as of October 1 found there were 40 more students than actually projected, bringing the total students to 1,315. Currently, the high school has 1,254 students, a difference of 61 students from October 1, 2011. Now experience the same enrollment bubble that went though King Philip Middle School recently, the high school is expected to be above 1,300 students for the foreseeable future. Projections have the school losing seven students over the next two years before …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Joe Johnston led the way with 173 yards rushing and a touchdown as the Warriors improved to 4-0
For those looking for some good old fashion football, last night’s game between the King Philip Warriors and Dartmouth Indians was the place to be. With a slippery ball and a muddy field making it tough to go to the outside, both teams resorted to trying to grind the ball up the middle during KP’s (4-0) 20-7 win over the Indians. “Any win’s a good win, you’re going up against a physical team out there and some tough conditions,” King Philip head coach Brian Lee said. “We got a lead and we just tried to protect it.” The Warriors got on the board first on one of the few passing plays of the game. A six yard pass from John Dillon to Ryan Dunn gave the Warriors the first score of the game after a drive lasting almost half of the first quarter…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Today in 5 Things You Need to Know, Patriots owner Robert Kraft gets nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the KP School Committee release their agenda for Monday's meeting, a craft fair is to be held this weekend in Foxborough, and more!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Daniel Libon
Friday, September 28, 2012
1. NWS Weather Update According to the National Weather Service, Friday should be a very wet day with a 90% of rain. 2. King Philip Sports Back in Action After a few days off, the KP varsity squads will be back in action today. Here is who they will be facing. 3. Indian Summer Craft & Vendor Fair in Foxborough Nestled against the backdrop of the State Forest at 68 Mill Street, approx. 50 craftspeople and vendors will present wonderful displays of their products on September 29! A fun day for everyone in the family! The group is partnering with the Foxboro Music Association for this fair, and there will be raffles to raise funds for their ongoing projects and student scholarships. Inside and outside markets. Rain or shine event! 4. …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Andrew Allen scores on a header of a cross from Conor Chipman to give the Warriors their first win of the year.
After having trouble keeping leads and giving up last minute goals, the King Philip boys’ soccer team finally picked up a 1-0 win, weathering a last minute rush from the Attleboro Blue Bombardiers. “I was really proud of the consistency and the fact that they started and finished the same way. They really pressured in the midfield and actually knocked the ball around a little bit and played soccer,” King Philip head coach Kip Lewis said. After a scoreless first half, Conor Chipman quickly beat the defense down the right flank to get off a cross to Andrew Allen for the goal ahead goal in the 42nd minute of play. “He (Chipman) was really pushing himself to get involved in the game and when he gets involved in the game he’s a good player so …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The King Philip marching band treated friends, family, and fans to a sneak peek at their 2012 program at their annual preview show.
The King Philip marching band performed their annual preview show Sunday night in anticipation of the upcoming fall competition schedule. A supportive and excited crowd at the King Philip Regional High School football field was treated to a part by part breakdown of the performance followed by a full run-through to end the evening. The program, called "The Other Side," follows a man from another world. Board with his surrounds, he leaves his world for a new one portrayed by the band and the color guard. As the performance goes on, the man realizes that this world is not for him and tries to escape to his home. Whether he makes it back or not will have to wait until the band competes. This year, the Pride and Passion of KP will play …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of July 15, 2012.
Man Shot at Technology Center Drive Apartment Complex in Stoughton A man was transported to Boston Medical Center the afternoon of July 16 with a gunshot wound in the lower back, suffered at the Lodge at Stoughton on Technology Center Drive. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. Stoughton Police believe to have a "person of interest in the case." It is believed the shooting took place outside of building #404 at the apartment complex, following an argument inside the building, according to police. Read more by clicking here. *** Mansfield Teen Dies in Crash on Route 24 in West Bridgewater Massachusetts State Police responded to the crash at 3:55 a.m. on July 15 after receiving calls from other motorists reporting a wrong-way …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Small fire reported at King Philip, students sent home early.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, May 25, 2012
Local news outlets are reporting that a small fire broke out at the King Philip High School today. The Wrentham Times reported that the fire was electrical in nature, with no injuries. According to the story, students were sent home at 1pm. The Sun Chronicle is reporting that the local departments received the call at about 12:30pm after smoke was detected in the school. An inquiry has been made with the King Philip district.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
District studied hiring process after job offer to accused felon.
The King Philip School Committee spoke Monday night about changes to the district's hiring policy. The conversation was spurred earlier this year after the district offered a coaching position to someone accused of a felony in Florida. District Superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski said parents consulted about the matter emphasized the importance of more extensive background checks. She said the school's current checks are for in-state records. "CORI in Massachusetts still only gives Massachusetts backgrounds," she said. "The question is: how much further do you want to go?" Zielinski asked the committee whether it would want extended background checks on the teaching staff, the coaching staff or all the district's volunteers. "We have a lot …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
King Philip School District continues search for high school principal.
The King Philip School District has received about 40 applications for the high school principal job, Superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski said Monday night. The superintendent, speaking at the King Philip School Committee meeting, said efforts toward finding a new principal continue. Zielinski said she had sent a letter to parents asking for volunteers for a search committee. "If we put everyone [who responded] on, we may have a search committee of 60 people," she said. "We got feedback from all three towns." Zielinski said she was hoping to hire a principal by the second week of June, and will create a schedule to accomodate that goal. "There needs to be a transition time between Rob [Wargo, the current principal] and the new person," she …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The agenda for tonight's King Philip School Committee meeting.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012 7PM King Philip Regional High School Library LIST OF TOPICS REASONABLY ANTICIPATED TO BE DISCUSSED 1. ROLL CALL OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2. SCHOOL COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 4. PAYMENT OF BILLS, FINANCIAL REPORT 5. DELEGATIONS, VISITORS, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, ETC. 6. COMMUNICATION 7. REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT 8. REPORTS FROM SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS 9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 10. NEW BUSINESS 11. LATE COMMUNICATIONS 12. REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES 13. RECOMMENDATIONS OR QUESTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS 14. ADJOURNMENT EXECUTIVE SESSION