Thursday, June 13, 2013
After months of planning and fundraising, the turf field project is now officially under construction after yesterday's groundbreaking.
It's finally here. Well, almost. Ground was officially broken for the turf fields at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School yesterday morning, with the fields expected to be completed in time for fall sports at the two schools. Today, we want to get your take on the turf fields. You've heard all the arguments before, so we'll leave it to you. For more on the ceremony and the turf fields, check out Chelmsford Public Schools technology director Anne Marie Fiore's photos and videos from the ceremony as well as the Chelmsford Turf Fields page on the Chelmsford Public Schools website and the Chelmsford Turf Fields Facebook page.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Chelmsford Patch's most read stories for the week of May 31 to June 6, 2013
#1. 2013 Chelmsford High School Graduation #2. New Tenants at Old Aubuchon Location Overtakes Stop and Shop For Most Read Story of the Week #3. Two Serious Accidents This Morning #4. Westlands Man Arrested for Alleged Assault of Pregnant Woman #5. The Old Aubuchon Tenants: Are They A Good Fit? #6. Methadone Clinic Decision Postponed #7. Stop and Shop Takes Top Two Spots on Most Read Stories List for May #8. Planning Board Takes Another Look Tonight at Possible Change for Littleton Road Auto Business #9. Harrington Teacher Shares Time Capsule From 2004 With Former Students #10. Open Houses This Weekend in Chelmsford
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Former Harrington School teacher Jeff L'Abbe brought together some recent Chelmsford High graduates who were a part of his class almost ten years ago to reminisce yesterday.
In 2004, then Harrington School teacher Jeff L'Abbe had his students make a time capsule to open in 2013, an ongoing tradition he has done for several years, even since heading to the Parker School in 2008. Here are some pictures from the event. If you've got pictures of your recent graduates from back when they were little ones, share them with the community by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Congratulations to the class of 2013!
It was a sweltering day on Littleton Road in Westford as dozens of students, family members and educators gathered to celebrate Nashoba Tech's graduating Class of 2013. If you missed the event, here were some pictures we captured throughout the day. If you were there, share your photos with the community! All you need is a free Patch account. If you've got one, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. UPDATE: Here's a list of the Chelmsford graduates, we apologize, this was not available separated by town at the time of publication. Justin Joseph Aubert, Thomas Jefferson Barrett, Matthew Ross Brennan, Hunter Grayson Cooke, Mark Francis Corliss, Ellice Marie Cunningham, Ashley Elizabeth Curtin, Daniel Joseph DeGloria, Zachary T. …
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
Hundreds of students, parents and Chelmsford High School staff celebrated the graduating Class of 2013 yesterday afternoon at Simonian Stadium. If you couldn't make it, here are some images from the big day, set to "Pomp and Circumstance" played by the Chelmsford High School band. If you were able to make it, share photos of your graduating seniors with the community! All you need to do is have a free Patch account and click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Earlier this month, Newsweek named Chelmsford High as one of the top thousand high schools in America, and now a publication here in the Bay State says Chelmsford High is in the Commonwealth's top 100.
After being named as the 773rd best high school in America by Newsweek earlier this month, Chelmsford High has received another award, this time from a publication closer to home. GoLocalWorcester has named CHS as #90 in its Second Annual Massachusetts' Top High Schools list. The website ranked 345 public, charter and and technical schools across the state in a formula developed at Babson College to measure criteria such as test scores, student-teacher ratios, and graduation rates to name a few. Chelmsford jumped from 116th in last year's poll. Other nearby schools on the list included Wilmington (#99), Groton-Dunstable (#87), Shawsheen Tech (#74), Westford Academy (#44), Minuteman Tech (#40), Littleton (#35), Acton-Boxborough (#23), …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Chelmsford High School as the #773rd high school in the country. 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 Chelmsford High School's 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 college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The …
Friday, April 26, 2013
In a presentation to Town Meeting Representatives last week, supporters of Article 18 aim to cement support for next week's vote on new turf field at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School.
Chelmsford’s Town Meeting representatives have been busily preparing to make their decisions on a variety of warrant articles next week, and advocates for one of those articles hope they’ve made their case. Capped with a presentation last week at the Police Station, supporters of new turf fields at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School invited Town Meeting representatives to a presentation on the approximately $3.1 million project. Article 18, which goes before Town Meeting reps next week, would authorize $1.2 million in Community Preservation funds as well as an $800,000 bond for the project, with the remainder of the funding coming from town and school capital budget as well as private fundraising. Supporters of the article …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The topic, and related issues around religious holidays and the school year schedule, was a heated debate on Tuesday. Today we want to get your take.
At Tuesday's School Committee meeting, residents voiced their concerns with the fact that the 2013-14 Chelmsford School Year will begin on Rosh Hashanah, a discussion that also included concern over tests given on religious holidays. In discussion with the teachers' union, it was determined that a start earlier than September 1 would not be feasible. The board voted to begin the next school year on Sept.4, with a professional day on Sept. 3. Rosh Hashanah will begin on the evening of Sept. 4, ending on the evening of Sept. 6 Today, we want your take. Is it appropriate to begin a school year on a day when many students and faculty members might be able to attend due to religious obligations? What about other parts of the school year? How …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The following is a letter to the Editor