Saturday, April 27, 2013
Organizers and administrators thanked local contractors for their help at the ceremony Thursday.
Work on the Bell School Organic Garden started earlier this month, well before Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony. But the ceremony at the K-3 Bell School gave organizers and administrators a chance to thank the contractors and parents who have volunteered to make the school inside/outside learning project a reality. The school's 370 or so students will see a new 100-foot corridor stripped of asphalt and cleared of brush, and a pizza garden and patio. It will be a place for children to grow as they study and play. Art, music, biology, math, geometry, literature and history are just some of the subjects the garden area will serve. The peaceful place is ideal for small concerts and sketching, for gathering and charting data, for reading …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The panel meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library at the Village School, 93 Village St.
The Glover School Building Committee has also scheduled a special meeting to discuss options for installing hurricane-resistant windows on the front of the new school. At the last meeting, the architect said the windows that could sustain 120-mile-per-hour winds might cost an extra $148,000. The architects and windows manufacturer did not “factor in” the proximity of the school to the Atlantic Ocean. Because Marblehead could be hit by a hurricane, the 12-foot, eight-inch windows would have to be thick enough to withstand high-velocity winds, said project architect Douglas Roberts with JCJ Architecture. The windows in the current design would withstand up to 110 mile-per-hour winds. “It is something that fell through the cracks,” Roberts …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Kevin Meagher is due back in Lynn District Court on March 11.
A Marblehead school administrator was released on $2,500 cash bail Tuesday after his arraignment on charges including OUI, second offense, and being a licensee carrying a loaded weapon while intoxicated. Kevin Meagher, 47, 2 Pearl Road, Saugus, is also charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lane violations and speeding. A person who answered the phone at Meagher's address Tuesday said he was not at home and he had no comment. On Monday night at 8:14 Meagher was stopped by police after his Ford Expedition almost hit a cruiser on the outbound side of Atlantic Avenue by CVS, officer Daniel Katz said in the police report. "As the white Ford Expedition passed my cruiser, I was forced to abruptly pull my cruiser to the right…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Massachusetts is one of five states to add 300 hours of class time every year for certain schools. Will it help?
Monday, December 3, 2012
Will more time in school translate into greater student achievement? Federal and state officials are announcing today that Massachusetts, along with Connecticut, New York, Tennessee and Colorado, are participating in a pilot program to find out. Csmonitor.com reports that the program will add at least 300 hours of learning time in some schools starting next fall. Fall River and Lawrence are the two Massachusetts towns included in the pilot project. Boston.com reports that this new program adds to an effort launched six years ago in Massachusetts to lengthen the school day in several school districts. The pilot program reportedly will last three years and include almost 20,000 students in 40 schools with an eye to bringing in more schools …