Junior Jaclyn Paul, of Winchester, was inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish National Honor Society) at Austin Preparatory School in Reading.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The McCall Middle School Jubilation Singers will perform their annual Spring Concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Auditorium.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Winchester High School off of their list. The school did rank in the top 500 nationally by US News, coming in at #21 nationwide and #18 in the state. The school district was also listed in Boston Magazine's top 20 list, coming in at #17. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and …
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 town is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association website. 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. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them, according to the restaurant chain's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher in Winchester. Did they change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard "Dic" Donohue Jr., who was injured in a firefight with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, is recovering well at Mount Auburn Hospital, according to his brother Ed Donohue.
MBTA Officer Richard "Dic" Donohue Jr. is awake and doing "awesome" while recovering at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, his brother and Winchester Police Officer Ed Donohue, told CBS Boston. Donohue Jr., a Winchester native, was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown. Donohue Jr., 33, of Woburn, was hit in the leg during an early-morning shoot-out on April 19 in Watertown, authorities said. Authorities are investigating whether Donohue Jr. may have been hit by friendly fire. Donohue Jr. is a police officer with the Massachusetts Bay Tranportation Authority, where he has worked for three years. Doctors at Mount Auburn Hospital said Donohue Jr. lost a massive amount of blood. At one point, he …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Winchester High School boys' volleyball team will be having a car wash fundraiser to benefit injured MBTA Officer and Winchester native Richard Donohue Jr. from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the high school.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
There was a strong showing at the annual Authorfest event held Tuesday in Winchester.
A few hundred people attended Authorfest Tuesday for the chance to meet authors and illustrators from the New England region. A combined 16 authors and illustrators visited with Winchester Public School students during the day, followed by a book signing at Town Hall, according to event organizer Ceci Cordeiro. She added that this year's Authorfest was either the 15th or 16th time the event has been held in town. "We had 14 authors come to the elementary schools, one author did all of (McCall) Middle School and one author visited (Winchester) High School," Cordeiro said. "Each author does three presentations. The kids absolutely love it and it is very exciting for a child to meet an author, and some of these guys are really, really funny, …
A Winchester student was inducted into the National Honor Society at Austin Preparatory School in Reading on Monday, April 8.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Singers and musicians can participate at the event slated for 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at the Winchester Community Music School.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) officials announced Wednesday that the Board of Directors approved moving the Winchester High School project to the Schematic Design phase.
Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) officials announced Wednesday that the Board of Directors approved moving the Winchester High School project to the Schematic Design phase, according to a press statement. As part of the Schematic Design phase, the MSBA will continue to work with the district to better understand costs associated with the project scope, reads the statement. The next step is for the MSBA to work in collaboration with the district to produce detailed designs, adds the statement. “I am delighted to move forward with this proposed project,” State Treasurer Steve Grossman said in the statement. “The schematic design phase is another step towards fulfilling the educations aspirations of Winchester’s children.” …