Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Memorial School start and end times have changed to allow buses to arrive at Francis Wyman in a more timely manner.
At a recent school committee meeting, Superintendent of Schools Eric Conti discussed the need to adjust some bus schedules to alleviate problems with late arrivals to Francis Wyman Elementary School. Francis Wyman has the latest start of all Burlington schools with an official start time of 8:35 a.m. According to Francis Wyman Principal Susan Astone, the situation has improved since school started in September when some buses did not drop students off until 8:55 a.m. Despite adjustments, there were still several buses regularly arriving between 8:32 and 8:40 a.m. By the time students made it to their classrooms, it was 8:45 a.m. and the school was starting ten minutes behind schedule. To alleviate this situation, the School Department …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Many gathered at the new school to see the unveiling of two plaques naming Burlington sons lost in foreign wars since World War II.
Residents, school officials, town officials, students, family members and friends gathered at the new Memorial School last week to honor those Burlington residents lost in foreign wars with a special ceremony. Two plaques were hung in the main hallway of the school, one listing the names of Burlington residents who died serving their country in World War I, World War II and the Korean conflict. This plaque was moved from the original Memorial School, which was torn down this summer. The second plaque is new and lists the names of those Burlington sons who died in Vietnam and the Global War on Terror. See our video of the dedication ceremony.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The school had an open house on Sept. 17 and Patch was there with camera in hand.
Burlington's new Memorial School was opened this past weekend to allow members of the community a chance to tour the facility and see the newly completed building. People were coming in and out all throughout the day, some going on guided tours and others just wandering around checking out the new school. Burlington Patch was also there, and we present a virtual tour of the new school. Finally, the open house began with the unveiling of two plaques in memory of Burlington soldiers lost during international conflicts. Check back with Burlington Patch shortly for full coverage of that event.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Issue brought to the committee by a concerned resident.
Burlington’s School Committee had its first meeting since the new school year started on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The meeting began with resident Kevin Russell, who brought a detailed memo regarding safety concerns for Burlington High School athletes. According to Russell, the school’s athletic department has failed to monitor and enforce state law and Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) requirements regarding training for athletic coaches. The regulations require that certain coaches complete concussion training, First aid training, basic coaching training and sports specific training in order to work with student athletes and insure their safety. According to a memorandum submitted to Burlington Patch by Russell, …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Click on your school to find when the school bus will arrive.
Burlington students are heading back to school tomorrow. While some will walk and others will be driven, many students will get on the big yellow bus to get them to school. We have assembled the 2011-12 bus schedules for each of the schools. Click on the school name below to find the bus schedule. Have a great first day!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Names to be added to a new plaque in new Memorial School this September.
The following is a release from Burlington's Office of Veteran Services: The Burlington Office of Veterans Services is looking for contact information on the surviving family members of the 25 men from Burlington who died while serving in the United States Military, so they can be invited to an unveiling of plaques in their loved ones honor. The original Memorial School had a plaque that was dedicated in May 1955, honoring young men from Burlington who served in the United States Military and made the Supreme Sacrifice. There will be a special tribute during the dedication and opening of the new Memorial School here in Burlington as we will take note of the 25 men who died in battle, serving this country since World War – 1, when Kenneth …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
A daily picture from Burlington
Welcome to our new feature, Patch Snap. Each day we will post a picture of someone or something in Burlington. We are open to showcasing your picture. If you have a photograph you'd like to share with the community, email editor Rich Hosford at Richard.Hosford@Patch.com Today's picture is of the new Memorial School, which is coming along nicely as the project nears completion. Enjoy today's picture!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
An update from the project's architect and contractor.
As Burlington prepares to demolish the old Memorial School building, the Town has already begun the daunting task of renovating the Marshall Simonds Middle School across the street. The addition and renovation project is expected to cost nearly $33 million with over $17 million coming from a state grant. Kevin Buckley of KBA Architects served as the architect for the Memorial School project and will serve in the same role on the middle school project. KBA specializes in renovations and Buckley stated that he is confident that the project will be completed as scheduled by September 2013. The project includes a 37,000-square-foot addition, which will be completed by summer 2012, according to Buckley. The new wing will include …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Brian Curtin, Town Treasurer, plans an event to honor the old school before its demolition in July.
Town Treasurer Brian Curtin grew up in Burlington and feels tremendous pride in the town. He is proud of the way Burlington has grown and is pleased to see the town reinvesting in its infrastructure. So it goes without saying that Curtin is gratified to see the new Memorial School project coming to fruition. However Curtin admits that saying goodbye to the old Memorial School will be difficult. The demolition of the school is tentatively scheduled for this July. “I feel sad, very sad, to see the old building destroyed,” Curtin said with emotion. “It was a beautiful school building, but size-wise, it just isn’t sufficient for today’s needs.” Despite his mixed emotions, Curtin does not intend to turn a blind eye to the destruction of his …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Members also approved a new Director of Technology Implementation to Replace Retiring Data Processing Manager
The School Committee conducted its last meeting before May Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The Committee congratulated several middle and high school students who won honors for art from the Boston Globe and then moved on to the business at hand. The 2011-2012 school calendar was reviewed and Superintendent Eric Conti reminded viewers that school will start after Labor Day for the first time in many years. Teachers will return to school for three days of professional development on August 29th. Students will return to school on Wednesday, September 7th. Conti noted that this is a one year trial to see how the new schedule works. Conti informed the committee of a vote earlier in the evening by the Memorial School Committee. …