Thursday, January 24, 2013
The city of Melrose awarded the Innovation Grants during a ceremony at Memorial Hall Wednesday night.
The city of Melrose awarded Innovation Grants during a ceremony at Memorial Hall Wednesday night. "The seven Innovation Grants announced (Wednesday night) have the potential to impact nearly every student in the Melrose Public Schools system," said Mayor Rob Dolan in an email to Melrose Patch. "The grants range in focus from new methods of teaching writing to our youngest learners at the ECC, to new strategies for empowering our occupational and physical therapists to support learning, to increasing the rigor of courses in core subjects at every grade level of our Middle School and High School. "The Committee received many excellent applications for this first set of Innovation Grants, and not all could be funded. All teachers who …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Melrose High School will open at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.
After having Monday off due to Hurricane Sandy, Melrose students will return to school on Tuesday. All Melrose Public Schools, and also private schools, will have school on Tuesday. Melrose High School has a regularly scheduled delayed opening, as the school opens at 9:45 a.m., according to the city website.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Students do not have to report to school Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Melrose Public Schools will be closed Monday as the city encourages people to stay indoors as Hurricane Sandy hits the commonwealth. Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency. Mayor Tom Menino has asked all non-essentiall city personnel to stay home tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Prospective kindergarten students in Melrose can tour the five elementary schools in the city in November.
Melrose Public Schools is inviting parents of incoming kindergarten students to visit the city's five elementary schools in November, according to a school press statement. "Our full day kindergarten program, which is free of charge, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest accreditation organization and developmental services for children from birth to 8 years," reads the statement. "Each full-day kindergarten classroom is staffed by a highly qualified teacher and at least one full-time paraprofessional. "Additionally, Melrose Public Schools offers Education Stations, a flexible after-school program until 6 p.m. that allows children to stay in a safe and teacher-supervised …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Let us know what you think.
Do Melrose children need access to another charter school in the area? It's a pertinent question now that the Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) has reached the final round of the application process to open two new charter public schools—one of which would serve Melrose and five other communities, according to a statement. The new schools, if approved by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in February, would serve 360 students in grades 7-12 in communities north of Boston, according to the statement. The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School already educates Melrose students, but perhaps families are searching for something different. What do you think? Tell us in the comments section.
Friday, September 21, 2012
School district generally outperformed state average.
Melrose students generally outperformed the state average in multiple MCAS categories, according to MCAS data recently released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Tenth grade students went from 48 to 50 percent in advanced mathematics, and from 39 to 42 percent in advanced English language arts. Science also showed slight improvement for the 10th graders, with 18 percent scoring in the "advanced" category compared to 16 percent last year. However, the number in the “failing” category slightly increased in the past year in all three categories, going from 3 to 7 (mathematics), 1 to 2 (English language arts) and 3 to 5 in science. Eighth grade students improved in the "proficient" category for English …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Check out the images submitted by our readers. Want to add to our collection? Upload them to this post and provide a full-sentence caption and the photographer's name.
On Tuesday we asked our readers to submit photos from the first day of school in Melrose and you responded. Check out our photo gallery of Melrose students (past and present) attending Melrose Public Schools on Aug. 28. Want to add to our growing collection of first day of school photo gallery? Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button located above or below the gallery, then provide a full-sentence caption and the photographer's name in the "credit" field.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Upload your photos, add a full-sentence caption and in the credit field note the photographer's name
Tuesday marked the first day of school for students of Melrose Public Schools and with that in mind we'd love to see all your photos of your kids readying for the big day. Did you have a little one going to school for the first time? Or a high schooler dressed up for the start of their senior year? Whatever the case may be, upload your photos to this post and we'll create a photo gallery. Before you start trying to upload photos, make sure you've created a Melrose Patch user account (if you don't already have one), then log in. Once logged in, click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button found above or below the photo gallery. After yor image has uploaded to the site, mae sure to include a full-sentence caption and type in the photographer'…
Check out the Five Things column for Aug. 28.
1. Back to school: Tuesday marks the first day of the 2012-2013 school year for students of Melrose Public Schools. 2. Send us your photos! Do you have some great shots of the kids readying for their first day of school in Melrose? Upload them to our community photo gallery. 3. Get socialized: Check out the Melrose Patch Facebook and Twitter pages for additional content not featured on the website. 4. Get help: Looking for gas prices and traffic updates before leaving Melrose for work? Why not check out our Commute section. 5. Ah, memories: Calling all former (and current) Melrose students: Do you recall your first day of school memories? Let us know by posting a comment here.
Monday, August 27, 2012
School starts Tuesday. How is your family preparing?
Tuesday marks the first day of the 2012-2013 school year in Melrose, and it's likely that parents and children are full of a mix of excitement and anxiety. Over the summer there were books to read, clothes to buy and last week new teachers and classmates to meet at back-to-school events. How has your family handled the demands, and what concerns do you or your child still have about the approaching school year?