Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A look at what is happening in Melrose on Tuesday, March 19.
Here is a look at what is happening on Tuesday, March 19 in Melrose: 1. Sloppy commute: It is expected to snow before noon on Tuesday, when a mixture of snow and sleet begins to fall until around 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Melrose. The city could see 3-7 inches of snow and sleet accumulation, while temperatures will peak around 37 and dip to a low of 27 in the evening, according to the forecast. 2. Meetings: Here is a look at the local meetings planned for Tuesday in Melrose, according to the city website: 3. Library closing early: Melrose Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the library website. 4. Business note: Due to the weather, Dogwood Cottage has canceled their door-…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Lego Club at the library; Milano Center holds art classes; School Committee meets.
Share your news and expertise by blogging on Melrose Patch! 1) The heat is on: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m., then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) They build buildings oh they build buildings: Drop-in at the Melrose Public Library today and each Tuesday through July 31 from 10 a.m.-noon for the Lego Construction Club. Registration is not necessary. 3) Large fingers pushing paint: The Milano Senior Center holds art classes from 9:30-10:30 a.m. each Tuesday for $5 per …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
School Committee meets; good dog play presentation tonight; Bible study at MHCC.
Share your news and expertise by blogging on Melrose Patch! 1) I sit here in the thunder, the green on the gray: A chance of showers. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. North wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) This constant acceleration: The Melrose School Committee meets tonight at 7 p.m., and on the agenda is a discussion about waiving principal hiring policies to allow an accelerated hiring process for the district's open positions. 3) Bow wow wow, yippee yo yippee ya: Tonight …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
School Committee and Human Rights Commission meet; art classes for seniors.
Share your news and expertise by blogging on Melrose Patch! 1) I love a rainy night: Mostly sunny today, with a high near 73. South wind between 8 and 16 mph. A chance of showers, mainly after 8pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 59. South wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) The board of education took away my parole: The Melrose School Committee meets tonight at 7 p.m. Among the items on the agenda: Multi-tiered Support System; Approval of the Acera School; and the MSC Web Page. 3) Know your rights: The Melrose Human Rights Commission meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. 4) I'm a wife in watercolors: The Milano Senior Center holds art classes for seniors every Tuesday…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Learn about Senior Care Options; wildflowers Fells hike; School Committee meets.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) Love is just a cloudy sky as far as I can see: A chance of showers, mainly before 2 p.m. Areas of fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 70. East wind between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight, a slight chance of showers before 1am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Areas of fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind between 3 and 6 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) I wish you health: Random video. At the Milano Senior Center at 1:30 p.m., learn about the Senior Care Options (SCO), a free program for those eligible for MassHealth …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Chamber After Hours tonight with Melrose Patch; School Committee meets; guest bartending at Ab Fab to benefit Veterans Relief Fund of Melrose.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) Sit back and groove on a rainy day: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 57. South wind between 7 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Tonight, showers. Low around 51. South wind between 10 and 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) Pleased to meet you: Melrose Chamber of Commerce members are invited to an After Hours Event at the Mount Hood Clubhouse tonight from 5:30-7:30 p.m., hosted by Mount Hood Golf Club and Melrose Patch. 3) The man from the public school: The Melrose School Committee meets tonight at 7 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are the NCLB Report …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
School Committee Chairwoman Kristin Thorp reflects on where the school district has been and is going with the hiring of new Superintendent Cyndy Taymore.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Submitted on behalf of the Melrose School Committee by Chairwoman Kristin Thorp. Last week Ms. Cyndy Taymore, the incoming Superintendent of Melrose Public Schools, signed her contract, signifying the end of the Superintendent Search process and the beginning of a new era in Melrose. I would like to take a moment to recognize this transition. The last six years, under the direction of Superintendent Joe Casey, we saw a great deal of change and innovation in our schools. A strong Administrative Team was formed, test results were increased, facilities were updated and all of this was done in the context of a shrinking budget. The district is far ahead of where it was when Joe arrived. We are thankful for the tireless dedication to the …
Students won't necessarily see any impact in the classroom from the new rules stemming from Massachusetts' waiver from the federal law.
Massachusetts' approved waiver from the No Child Left Behind law will affect how Melrose schools are held accountable, but shouldn't affect how students are learning each day, Melrose school administrators told the School Committee last week. Roosevelt School Principal Kerry Clery said the first question she has heard from parents is what the waiver means for their child. "Right now it doesn’t mean anything for specific children," Clery said. "It’s more school-wide and district-wide accountability with these changes." The major change is that Massachusetts schools are no longer held to the law's requirement that all students test as proficient in reading and math by 2014. Instead, schools must cut their proficiency gap in half by 2017. …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Melrose school and city officials gathered on Thursday morning at Memorial Hall for a contract signing ceremony with incoming Melrose Schools superintendent Cyndy Taymore.
On Thursday morning, Melrose school and city officials gathered in the GAR Room at Memorial Hall for a contract signing ceremony with Cyndy Taymore, the incoming Melrose Schools superintendent. Watch the video above for highlights from the remarks made at the ceremony.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Proposals to tap the schools' technology and legal budgets to fund a part-time webmaster and a expand a summer program for at-risk kids didn't pass as the committee approved next year's budget.
Proposals to tap the Melrose Schools' technology and legal budgets to fund a part-time webmaster and a expand a summer program for at-risk kids failed at Tuesday's School Committee meeting, as the committee finalized next year's $25 million budget. Committee member Christine Casatelli made both proposals, the first of which would've taken $12,000 from the schools' technology budget to hire a part-time webmaster for the district's website. The proposal failed by a 1-5 vote. Casatelli said that the "capstone" of the committee's Communications Plan was the district's website, adding that the district created a website for superintendent candidates "because we didn't have enough confidence in our district website. I think that's regrettable." …