Friday, May 24, 2013
Needham High School art classes spent Tuesday decorating the front areas of Needham High School with chalk drawings.
Needham High School students had a send off to home from the Cheshire Cat and ghosts from Pac-Man on Tuesday afternoon. As part of Needham High School's "Chalk It Up," artsy seniors from the Senior Studio class took to the streets--or at least the parking lot--to decorate the area. Patch stopped by with our cameras and snapped pictures of some of the works in progress. Students, if you got pictures of your creations which we missed, upload them here! If you posted your drawing, and want to let us know, tell us in the comments!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Westford Academy takes on Needham at their home turf.
Via the Needham Channel. The Needham Rockets lead the first half of their girls lacrosse game on May 20 with ascore of 6-2, thanks to five early unanswered goals. Needham High School hosted the undefeated team from Westford, and hoped to hand them their first defeat. With some offensive firepower from to Maddy Stenberg's and some aggressive offense from goalie Annee O'Connor, the Rockets ultimately won with a final count of 13-5.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A quick look at Needham High School sports action over the past week, including lacrosse, volleyball and tennis.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Despite immigration issues, one Needham Teen completes her Junior year and is given an ACE Award for overcoming.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Raytheon-sponsored engineering contest asks students to "Build it Better." Prize is $2,000 for the school.
The adage goes that you can't build a better mouse trap, but what about a bike rack? Liam Walsh, a Needham High School sophomore has a couple of suggestions to improve a recently-installed bike rack at the school. These he submitted to Raytheon's MathMovesU, a program aimed at getting middle and high school students interested in math and science, which he learned about through a school bulletin. Walsh's design is one of ten finalists in the contest, currently ranked third. The winning entry will net his/her school a $2,000 prize. The problem Walsh noticed was that the bike rack by the school's main entrance is not being used. He believes this is because of its proximity to the school entrance and exposure to the elements leave bikes …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Highlights from the Needham Rockets game with the Duxbury Dragons earlier this week.
In last year's D1 State Lacrosse Championship, the Dragons took on the Rockets. May 13, the Needham High faced their State Champ rivals again. Duxbury got a quick lead, 3-0 in the first half of the game. But ultimately the Rockets came back to take the Dragons down in a 6-4 game. From the Needham Channel: Duxbury got out to a quick 3-0 lead thanks to 2 goals from Jay Walsh. Mike Panepinto would score for Needham to cut the lead as Needham would trail Duxbury 3-1 at the half. In the 2nd half Nico Panepinto would score 3 straight goals to give Needham a 4-3 lead. Then immediately following a goal from Tyler Powers, Mike Panepinto would score right off the faceoff for the eventual game winner as Needham takes down #1 Duxbury by a final of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Updates on Needham High Sports, via the Needham High Athletics Department.
On Monday, #4 Needham Girls Lacrosse traveled to State #1 Westwood and gave the home squad everything they could handle, coming up just short in a thrilling 10-9 loss. In the game, Senior Captain Maddie Stenberg broke the 400 total career point mark! Below is a write up from head coach Beth O'Brien: This week marked an exciting week for Needham Girl's Lacrosse with a hard fought battle against #1 Westwood and an important milestone being reached. Needham went shot for shot and battle for battle, but came up short losing to Westwood 10-9, with final goal being scored with only 75 seconds left in the game. Needham came back from two down to tie the score 9-9 late in the game, behind two outstanding goals by junior, Kira Oberle. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in Wellesley is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. There are a number of ways to say 'Thanks' to a Needham teacher, and we want to hear why you are grateful. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. In honor of today, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in town. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you …
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and today is Teacher Appreciation Day.
Take the opportunity this week to honor a teacher in your life. May 6-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week and today, May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Day. Needham Public Schools' policy on teachers' gifts are much in line with those by the state, up to $50 for an individual student. Teachers have to report anything worth more than $10. If you are not comfortable giving them a gift, there are plenty of ways to let teachers know how much you appreciate what they do. A simple note or card is always welcome, or a handmade craft from a student. Parents can also donate books to school libraries in honor of a favorite teacher or a donation can be made in a teacher's name to the Needham Education Foundation (NEF). To view the teacher gift policy (…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Seventh graders gathered at the Department of Public works to help MassWildlife stock the reservoir with trout in time for the fishing derby.
300 (roughly) rainbow trout are waiting for Saturday's Fishing Derby, thanks to a seventh grade class who helped them stock the pond Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning, Pollard seventh graders met Mass. Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin, MassWildlife Chief Fish Culturist Ken Simmons and Needham Park and Recreation Dept. Assistant Director Karen Pierce at the reservoir. The fish were scooped into buckets two or three at a time, and were carried by students up to the bank of the pond, where they were thrown into the reservoir. The toss stunned some of them, but after a few moments, each fish swam away into its new home. As soon as the seventh graders finished and filed away, at least one fisherman and his dog started …