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 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Delaney School has had two boiler break.
The second boiler at the Delaney School has broken, according to superintendent Jeffrey Marsden. “It was a crack in the block and it was gushing water out,” Marsden said. “It was the exact same problem.” This is the second boiler at the Delaney School this year, as the first broke down during the winter. The boilers worked in tandem when both were working. One would work while the other cooled down. “They cycle back and forth in the winter,” Marsden said. He said when the first broke down, he found out it was a systemic problem with the model of the boiler. “This model has had failures everywhere,” he said. “When the inspectors came out they weren’t surprised. This model has a high failure rate.” The other boiler cost $31,000, the cost …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A contract has been negotiated with Dr. Jeffrey Marsden who will become Medfield's new Superintendent of Schools on July 1.
Last week, the Medfield School Committee unanimously chose Dr. Jeffrey Marsden as the district's new Superintendent effective July 1. Marsden is leaving Wrentham to move to Medfield. School Committee Vice Chairman Tim Bonfatti reported at the committee's meeting on Monday that a negotiations subcommittee worked with Marsden over the weekend and finalized a contract earlier that day. "I am very pleased to report that we came to an agreement in principle on that contract," Bonfatti said. "He is very excited about coming here. You can tell: He did a drive-around the schools with his family over the weekend [and] he's asking about some of the sporting events so I think he's really beginning to get quite engaged with the community which is …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Medfield School Committee selected Jeff Marsden, the Wrentham superintendent of schools, as their new superintendent Thursday.
Wrentham Superintendent of Schools Jeff Marsden was the unanimous pick as the new Medfield school chief. The Medfield School Committee announced his selection Thursday night to take over the schools in that town. Marsden has previously worked in Douglas and Taunton school districts and has a Ph.D. from Boston College. In his latest evaluation, the Wrentham School Committee gave Marsden an A-plus rating. (Wrentham Patch will have more on this story.)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
More snow and more school closings today in the area.
There will be no a.m. kindergarten in Wrentham Tuesday and the schools will be opening up two hours later. Xaverian High School and the Academy of Foxborough and Norfolk Aggie are all closed today, while Bishop Feehan and Tri-County Regional are delayed two hours.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A donation of new winter coats, hats and gloves were made to children.
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Wednesday, February 6
Olympia Sports at Patriot Place teamed up with Patriot Place charitable partner Cradles to Crayons to provide more than 100 packs of new winter coats, hats and gloves to children in need this winter. Thirty one of the packs went to children living in Wrentham and Plainville. On Friday, Feb. 1, Mike Morissette of Olympia Sports made the donation to Cradles to Crayons and representatives from Wrentham Public Schools. Patriot Place works with Cradles to Crayons throughout the year to support their programs, including an annual coat drive and the annual holiday giving tree. To learn more visit www.cradlestocrayons.org or www.olympiasports.net.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Norfolk Board of Health and Walpole Area Visiting Nurse Association to host flu clinic.
1. The temperatures will be dropping today with a high of 39 under sunny skies and a low of 30. 2. The Norfolk Board of Health and the Walpole Area Visiting Nurse Association will be holding a flu clinic Thursday, Jan. 17, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Norfolk Town, 1 Libery Lane. There is no charge for the vaccine and they are able to vaccinate anyone six months or older. For more information, call 508-528-7747 if you need any information. 3. The King Philip High girls' basketball team will be hosting Sharon Tuesday, while the boys will be in Sharon. Both games start at 6:30 p.m. 4. The Teacher Evaluation Subcommittee will be meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 3-6 p.m. at King Philip Middle School, 18 King St., Norfolk. 5. The Wrentham …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Last year Wrentham schools received $3,000 in matching fund grants.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey is starting the new school year by offering all of his communities up to $2,000 to make safety and security upgrades to their school facilities and inviting educators and administrators from across the county to his 2012 School Safety Summit in October. “Our school security grant program was very well received last year, and we were able to fund projects in eight school districts to make their students safer,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “Last year, we offered $3,000 matching fund grants to support larger projects. This year we are funding $2,000 direct grants, which may open the door to some additional communities.” Morrissey approved all of the schools that applied last year: Braintree, …