Tuesday, April 9, 2013
More than 20 nationally-recognized authors and illustrators will be visiting Winchester Public Schools, St. Mary's School and Town Hall on Tuesday.
Here is the Winchester Patch 5 Things column for Tuesday, April 9: 1. Meet the authors: Want to meet more than 20 nationally-recognized authors and illustrators? Attend the Authorfest book signing from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall. The authors will also be visiting all Winchester Public Schools, as well as St Mary's School. 2. Rain possible: There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation, with temperatures hitting a high of around 73 on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Winchester. At night, temperatures will dip to a low of around 47, according to the forecast. 3. Follow us: Can you help us eclipse the 700 "liker" mark on Winchester Patch's Facebook page? 4. Signs of spring: Have you taken some spring-…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Find out the tentative last day of school for Winchester Public Schools following several days off due to winter storms.
For our latest "You Ask, Patch Answers" column, a reader asked us: When is Winchester's last day of school? We reached out to Superintendent William McAlduff's office to find out what the tentative last day of school is for Winchester Public Schools after having to cancel school a handful of times due to poor weather. "The last day for students will be June 26," wrote Freda Canavan, administrative assistant in the superintendent's office, in an email to Winchester Patch Wednesday. She added that the last day of school is also a half day for students. Do you think there will be any more snow days in Winchester? Do you think the last day of school will ultimately be June 26? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Winchester Public Schools and St. Mary's School canceled school Tuesday due to the snowstorm.
Winchester Public Schools and St. Mary's School canceled school Tuesday due to the snowstorm, according to the WHDH website.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lincoln Elementary School Principal Kate Scanlon recently announced the creation of a scholarship to honor former teacher Paula Tranchita. Tranchita, who passed away in July 2012, taught for nearly four decades.
Lincoln Elementary School Principal Kate Scanlon recently announced the creation of a scholarship to honor former teacher Paula Tranchita. Tranchita, who passed away in July 2012, taught for nearly four decades. "The Lincoln School faculty wishes to acknowledge Tranchita’s legacy with the Paula Tranchita Scholarship, to be presented each spring to a graduating senior who attended Lincoln School and possesses a strong aptitude in mathematics," reads the announcement. Tranchita, a Winchester native who passed away in July 2012, taught for 37 years and spent much of that time educating third and fourth graders at Lincoln Elementary School. "Paula Tranchita was passionate about teaching and instilled in each of her students an appreciation …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Winchester Public Schools will have a two-hour delay Friday, according to the WCVB website.
St. Mary's is closed Friday, according to WHDH, and so too is Winchester Public Schools, CBS reports. Original Report Winchester Public Schools will have a two-hour delay Friday, according to the WCVB website. Meanwhile, St. Mary's School is expected to open on a regular schedule with no delay.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint about the redistricting plan devised by Winchester Public Schools.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint about the redistricting plan devised by Winchester Public Schools, according to the Boston Globe. The Civil Rights office will be reviewing allegations that Winchester Public Schools created a redistricting plan that assigns hundreds of children to "new elementary schools beginning in September (that) discriminates against some of the children on the basis of race, national origin, and limited English proficiency," according to the Globe. Jim Bradshaw, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Education, told the Globe that the probe was opened on Feb. 15 and said, "The complaint is currently under investigation." A Dec. 19 complaint, which was submitted …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Winchester Public Schools and St. Mary's School will be closed Monday, according to the WHDH website.
Winchester Public Schools and St. Mary's School will be closed on Friday, according to the WHDH website. Check out our Winchester Storm Center page for additional information related to the blizzard of 2013. We're still looking for more reader uploaded photos and videos to add to our storm gallery.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Winchester Public Schools and St. Mary's School have been canceled on Friday due to the impending blizzard, according to the WHDH website.
Winchester Public Schools and St. Mary's School have been canceled on Friday due to the impending blizzard, according to the WHDH website. The town of Winchester will also have a parking ban in place from 5 p.m. Friday until noon on Sunday, according to DPW Director Jay Gill. A blizzard is expected to drop 12 to 24 inches in the Winchester region between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, according to multiple forecasts.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Board will now review Winchester’s proposal at its April 3 meeting.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The following is from the Winchester Public Schools. The Winchester School District and the Educational Facilities Planning and Building Committee (EFPBC – the Town of Winchester’s Building Committee) received comments this week from the MSBA on the High School Feasibility Study Preliminary Design Program (PDP) submission. Based on these notes, the EFPBC, its Design Team (SMMA Architects) and Skanska (Owner’s Project Manager) will be taking more time to provide greater detail on the Educational Program Summary and Site Selection components. As a result, the MSBA has also requested that Winchester adjust its submission schedule for the preferred alternative until Feb. 14, 2013 for an April 3rd MSBA Board Meeting. The original schedule for …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Experts will help students study the night sky.
McCall Middle School science teachers have teamed up with Rob Naeye, Editor and Chief of Sky & Telescope Magazine, Alan Mac Roberts editor of Sky & Telescope and contributor to the Boston Globe and Tony Flanders, Host of PBS’s SkyWeek to host a Star Party on Manchester Field on April 2 or April 3 if there are too many clouds. At dusk, students, teachers and their knowledgeable guests will gather around several telescopes to gaze upon the night sky. The science teachers expressed an interest in providing an astronomy workshop for the students, according to Joel Toner, a Winchester parent and manager of several publications at New Tack Media. “We worked together to put together a ‘star party’ for the students. Several of the editors of …