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 …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Standout performances were delivered by King Philip music students.
Saturday, April 13
(From the King Philip Web site.) It was an unprecedented weekend of achievements for many King Philip music groups. Six different performing groups were involved in the Massachusetts Instrumental Choral Conductors Association annual festival held at various sites throughout Massachusetts. The MICCA festival is designed to promote excellence in musical performance and is held across parts of Massachusetts over three days. More than 200 groups from throughout the state participated and medals are awarded to the participating ensembles by a distinguished panel of music educators, who discuss the fine points of each performance with the students. Only 15 percent are awarded the gold medal for Superior Performance. The High School Symphony …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The King Philip School Committee approved a budget increase, citing increased costs and a rise in enrollment, but they don't expect towns to absorb the increases.
The King Philip School Committee approved superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski’s recommended budget for the fiscal year 2014 Monday. The recommendations are a 2.5 percent over a level services budget, which would itself be 8.1 percent higher than 2013’s budget. The entire recommended budget is $28.1 million, which would include the level services budget, be 10.6 percent higher than last year’s budget. A level services budget would be $27.5 million. School committee chair Patrick Francomano said that the committee has no illusions about the probability of the recommendations. “I think there is certainly the understanding that approval of this budget as presented by the superintendent is for all practical purposes a placeholder,” he said. “…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Tigers beat King Philip at Nixon Gymnasium Tuesday night to improve to 7-4. KP dropped to 1-9.
One thing was clear to Oliver Ames boys' basketball coach Don Byron heading into Tuesday night's Hockomock League contest against King Philip: The Warriors were better than their 1-8 record indicated. "They present some problems – they’ve got good size and their guard play was really good tonight," he said. "They’ve battled everybody all year long with the exception of maybe one game." Byron's prediction proved to be true. The Warriors gave the Tigers all they had, outscoring Byron's squad in the first and fourth quarters. Still, it wasn't enough to defeat Oliver Ames at Nixon Gymnasium. The Tigers defeated the Warriors 67-60 to improve to 7-4 overall. KP dropped to 1-9 overall. While KP battled, it was the little mistakes and turnovers …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
OA suffered their first loss of the season.
Patience and defense were key for the King Philip boys' hockey team Saturday evening at the Asiaf Arena in Brockton in a Hockomock League clash against Oliver Ames. Despite being out-shot by the Tigers, 37-23, the Warriors managed to put together a 3-0 victory against a solid Tigers team. With the win, KP improved to 1-3-2 (the Warriors beat Milton in overtime during Quincy Holiday Tournament). "We’ve been battling up until this point," King Philip coach Mark Homer said. "This is a real first actual win. Getting that first win is great and then coming over here and beating a team like Oliver Ames - they’re undefeated." The Tigers finished the game with their first loss, falling to 4-1-1. Coming off a great win against perennial power …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
In today's edition of Five Things You Need to Know, the after-holiday sale at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets start and the KP boys' hockey team competes at the Milton Christmas Tournament.
1. Today's Weather from the National Weather Service 2. King Philip Sports Today 3. Conservation Commission Meeting Tomorrow The Conservation Commission will meet tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. 4. Early Opening Time for Wrentham Village Premium Outlets The after holiday sale kicks off today at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets with a special 7:00 a.m. opening time. Deals at the mall include 50% off everything at Jones New York, 30% - 70% off Select Seasonal Items at Lucky Brand, and up to 70% off on items at the Gap. To see a full list of sales, click here. 5. School Vacation Continues Children in the Wrentham Public Schools and the King Philip School District will continue to enjoy their holiday break this week. School will be back in …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Miss a story this week? Wrentham Patch reviews the week that was in our Week in Review feature.
WBUR Poll Shows Scott Brown in Good Shape for Special Senate Election With Senator John Kerry likely to be President Obama’s pick to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, a return to the Senate may be possible for Scott Brown if he chooses to once again run for the office according to a new poll of 500 registered voters from WBUR and MassINC. Despite losing to Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren in November, the majority of Massachusetts voters still have a favorable view of the Wrentham resident with 58% of those polled viewing him favorably compared to 28 percent who have an unfavorable view. 12 percent were undecided and one percent said they have not heard of Brown. When polled against a generic Democrat, Brown received 47% of …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Warriors fell to Mansfield in their first league match of the season.
Playing defense for the majority of the game, it was only a matter of time before the Mansfield Hornets erupted against the King Philip Warriors. Despite holding the Hornets to only a goal in the first quarter, King Philip fell to Mansfield 5-0 in a Hockomock League match-up. It only took the Hornets 93 seconds to get on the board as a shot from the top of the right face-off circle by Billy Grant deflected off the glove of KP goalie Matt Carr and into the goal to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead. The Warriors’ best chance to tie the game came a little more than nine minutes into the game when Chris Rando’s shot from the left went wide right. Mansfield put the game out of distance from King Philip with a three-goal period. Brandon Murphy …
Monday, December 17, 2012
In addition counselors will be available for students at King Philip Middle and High School today to help students cope with the Newtown tragedy.
For school districts across the country, the Newtown shooting was a sobering and tragic reminder that no school can fully prevent an incident from taking place. In the days after the tragedy, school districts are now wondering if the procedures they have in place to deal with an intruder are adequate. Like many other schools, the only way to get in to either King Philip Middle School and High School once school starts is to be rung in by the main office at the main entrance. After entering the school, guests must wear a visitor’s pass and sign in at the main office. Currently, if someone were able to get into the building that is deemed suspicious, the schools would go into lockdown. The action would result in students remaining in their …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
In a letter to the King Philip community, KP Superintendent Liz Zielinski addressed the Newtown tragedy.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The following is from King Philip School District Superintendent Liz Zielinski as posted on the school district's website. Dear King Philip Community, The King Philip Regional School District is saddened at the horrific tragedy which happened today in Newtown, CT. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the families, students, staff and community of the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The King Philip Regional Schools works collaboratively with the safety departments of Wrentham, Norfolk, and Plainville to ensure the safety of your children in our schools at all times. Please know we continue to update and improve our emergency protocols. When a tragedy like this happens, we all question our own sense of safety. As we seek each other out …