Thursday, May 9, 2013
After the Norfolk School Committee approved the King Philip School District budget, it will now be up to Wrentham and Plainville to decide the budget's fate.
Norfolk said yes and now it will be up to Wrentham and Plainville to improve an increase in the school funding for the King Philip School District At Tuesday's annual town meeting, Norfolk voters approved $525,472 or eight-percent increase, according to a report in the Sun Chronicle. "The community came out and spoke," Superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski said in the Sun Chronicle. "The school committee listened to the community." If the increase isn't approved, the King Philip School District was preparing to cut boys' ice hockey, golf, cheerleading, gymnastics, wrestling and turn the athletic director's position into a part-time job. The King Philip School District is requesting an additional $841,293 or 3.3-percent increase.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Check back here through the storm for the latest information from Wrentham, Norfolk and Plainville.
The following is an update on storm news from Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham during the snowstorm. Saturday, Feb. 9- 9 a.m.-Kurt Schwartz, secretary director of MEMA, said the MBTA will be closed today. He also said the travel ban will be readdressed later today. The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery 8:25 a.m.-Today's weather from WHDH- Snow slowly ramps down! Early snow tapers to flurries by mid/late afternoon. Blustery and cold with highs from 20-25. Storm totals approach 18-24 feet in many areas including Boston. Sunday: Mostly sunny skies. Little to no wind. Highs in the low 30s. 8:15 a.m.Logan Airport is expecting the first flights to being going out Sunday. Friday, Feb. 8 - From the Plainville Police Department As…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Wrentham Public Schools will be closed on Friday.
King Philip Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Zielinksi released the following information on the closing of school Friday, because of the upcoming snowstorm. "Dear King Philip Community, Due to the current projected time frame of the storm, the King Philip Regional School District, including offices, will be closed for tomorrow Friday February 8, 2013. Although the brunt of the storm may not hit until late morning to early afternoon, we share buses with our local elementary districts. King Philip Regional does not wish to risk having any elementary of secondary student, on the road during this event. Thank you for your understanding, please stay safe and warm." (Wrentham Patch will be providing updates through the…
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 …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
With the new data from the 2012 MCAS scores, the students of the King Philip School District are meeting and beating state standards.
When the Massachusetts Department of Education released the results of the 2012 MCAS in September, the King Philip School District was noted for their good performance at both the middle school and high school. In her recent report to the King Philip School Committee, Assistant Superintendent and King Philip Middle School Principal Susan Gilson announced just how well the district’s students performed. “Everyone’s been working very hard and we’re just excited to see the growth and excited to see that it was recognized within the new accountability system,” Gilson said. According to Gilson, the King Philip School District is the only district in the Hockomock League to earn a level one accountability determination in both the middle school …