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, March 8, 2013
Due to snow, there is no school at Needham Public Schools today.
With the Latest Forecast: saying Needham can expect another 1 to 3 inches snow, CBS Boston reports that all Needham Public Schools are closed today. The news kids have been waiting for all morning: no school today. CBS Boston reports that St. Sebastian's is also closed. Previously, the schools were going to open, but with a two-hour delay.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
School Committee to submit statements of interest for Hillside, Mitchell and Pollard school projects.
It may take a few years, but the conversation about expanding some Needham Schools. The Needham School Committee has completed two statements of interest (SoI), one each for the Hillside and Mitchell schools. The Committee is finishing up a third to send to the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA) for work on the Pollard School as well. They intend to submit all three and see which projects are approved. School Superintendent Dan Gutenkanst and School Committee Chair Heidi Black presented these SoI proposals to the Board of Selectmen at Tuesday's meeting. The MSBA receives SoI for assistance with renovating or building school facilities from communities around the Commonwealth. The Authority then determines which projects it will fund …
Officials report on student safety, say school communities collaborate closely with public safety officials, and school programs help prevent safety concerns.
For Needham, safety in schools seems to be a focus for several town departments. The Board of Selectmen met with Needham's chiefs of police and fire and the superintendent of schools at Tuesday night's meeting to discuss school safety and the best practices in place around the town. School officials regularly meet with police, fire and public safety officials to discuss school safety, check in and review protocols, School Superintendent Dan Gutekanst said. Lockdown and fire drills are also regular practices within schools. "We certainly did this after Sandy Hook as well, but it’s been a long-standing practice." Gutekanst explained, "it’s routine." Needham Fire Chief Paul Buckley added that fire drills are mandated for the fire department…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Some of the most-read stories on Wellesley Patch in 2012: A health award, a Rock Star mom and more.
A big health award, Newman School re-opened, and a rock star mom was honored by a rock star. Honorable mentions to both Needham Class of 2012 Graduates and Seniors Head Off To Prom. Do you agree with this list? Disagree? What did you think were the top stories this year?