Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Take a trip down memory lane.
Area students are gearing up to head back to school. So we thought it would be fun to ask what your memorable first school days were? First day of high school? First day of seventh grade? What made first school days memorable then? The smell of the air becoming crisp? Your new school clothes? Seeing all your friends and other kids you haven't seen? Meeting your new teachers and comparing class schedules with friends? And of course, we'd love to read some some funny anecdotes you'd like to share. Tell us your stories in the comments below.
Monday, August 27, 2012
School's almost back in session, but were you aware of these state laws on school buses?
Most Lynnfield students know the "Rules of the Bus," but here are a few Massachusetts' state laws about school buses you might not have known. #1. Everyone knows to stop when a school bus is loading and unloading passengers, but what you may not know is that if you don’t stop, you could get a ticket of up to $250. That fine can go up to $2,000 and a suspended license of up to a year for subsequent offenses (MGL 90-14) #2. Oh, speaking of stopping behind a stopped bus, even fire trucks, police cars and ambulances with their sirens on have to stop until the passengers have been loaded or unloaded. (MGL 89-7B) #3. Tell your kids to sit down, because bus drivers can be fined up to $500 if they drive the bus when the kids aren’t sitting down…
Rotary Interact Club at Lynnfield High School started in 2010 to focus on helping the community.
Students at Lynnfield High School have various options if they want to get involved with volunteer work and community service - one of them being the Rotary Interact Club, which is heading into its third school year in town. Town residents likely saw members of the Interact Club this summer organizing the Horribles Parade in mid-July, to name one recent event. According to Baylee Priestley, an incoming LHS junior who will serve as club president this year, members are already planning to participate in the Buddy Walk for muscular dystrophy this October in Wakefield, as well as the Polar Plunge, which is an annual Rotary event that raises funds to fight polio, and a possible Halloween event. Members of the Interact Club also work with …
Friday, August 24, 2012
School district had annual photo opportunity with its newest teachers on Thursday.
On Thursday, the newest teachers in the Lynnfield School District were at the middle school preparing for the coming year and getting a photograph or two with some local media types. These photos show the new teachers by their respective schools in town. And below is a list of the new teachers and a bit about their background, as provided by the Lynnfield School District: Huckleberry Hill John Davison - Grade 1 Masters in Elem. Teaching – Simmons College Has been in Lynnfield for 3 years: 2 yrs. as paraprofessional and 1 yr. as a student teacher Lindsay Driscoll - Grade 3 Masters in Elem. Education – Lesley University Had previously been in Lynnfield for 3 yrs.: 2 yrs. as Grade 3 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Lynnfield Recreation and LHS girls basketball teamed up this month to offer Summer Slam 2012 program for girls in grades 4-9.
In this photo, Coach Pam McDonald looks on as some participants in the Summer Slam 2012 girls basketball program work on their skills. The program was offered over two weeks this month by Lynnfield Recreation. Members of the LHS girls basketball team also joined McDonald in running the program. Afterward, the girls who participated had an informal awards ceremony where they also received t-shirts.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Several weeks from now, LHS students who play fall sports will already be starting their practices. Looking further ahead in the school year, we've got a look at who will be the captains of the softball team in 2013. Congratulations to junior Jackie Whelan and seniors Jade Palladino and Amanda McQueen, shown above with Coach Peter Marinelli.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Two-day cheerleading camp geared toward girls grades 3-8.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A cheer camp for girls in grades 3-8 is scheduled for next week at LHS, sponsored by the Lynnfield High School Cheerleaders and the Lynnfield Youth Cheerleaders. The two-day camp runs on August 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cheer Camp participants will have the opportunity to get the jump on football season with two fun-filled days learning cheers, tumbling and stunting from the LHS Varsity Cheering Team. Held at Lynnfield High School, Cheer Camp is open to any interested girl entering grades 3-8. No previous cheering experience is necessary. Cost: $30 for one day or $50 for two days of camp Funds raised from Cheer Camp will be used to help defray the cost of music, choreography and specialized training for upcoming cheering competitions…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Two-story addition being constructed to provide new classroom and lab space at LHS.
A stop at Lynnfield High School on Wednesday found that the expansion project is starting to take shape. The project, expected to be complete by next spring, will add new classroom and science lab space to LHS. For some previous articles on the $3.1 million project, click here.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Meet Brenda Gharabegian, speech and language pathologist.
Parents looking to get their children some extra help with speech and language development can now look no further than Brenda Gharabegian's new office in Lynnfield. Gharabegian is a speech and language pathologist specializing in pediatric therapy. She has a bachelor's degree in special education from Lesley and earned her master's degree from Northeastern. Currently, Gharabegian is also a teacher at the early childhood center at the Bentley School in nearby Salem. Once a week in Topsfield, where she lives with her husband Alan and three children, Gharabegian also runs a program for young children and their parents called "Shake Your Sillies Out." Some of Gharabegian's areas of specialty include articulation disorders and language delays…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Lynnfield leads Boston region in percentage of high school seniors who go on to college.
Next month, many recent high school graduates will be heading off for their freshmen year of college. So how does Lynnfield compare to other communities in terms of graduates attending institutions of higher education? According to the latest figures available on the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website, which are from the 2009-2010 school year, Boston has the fifth-lowest percentage in the region of high school graduates attending college, at 67.1 percent. The city follows Chelsea at 57.6 percent, Everett at 58.2 percent, Somerville at 64.8 percent and Revere at 66.8 percent. However, a relatively high 42.1 percent attend private four-year colleges, according to the DESE. Of communities in the region, …