Thursday, September 6, 2012
Check out the Five Things column for Thursday, Sept. 6.
1. Back to school: Thursday marks the first day of school for students of Stoneham Public Schools. Plan on taking photos of the kiddos? Upload them to this post by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button below the photo gallery. 2. Get your vote on: Voting in the State Primary Election runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Town Hall Auditorium in Stoneham. 3. In case you missed it: Stoneham Police recently investigated a vehicle break-in on Franklin Street, according to a police log. 4. Stay updated: Did you know Stoneham Patch offers a variety of newsletter options? Check them out! 5. Barn sale: The Stoneham Senior Center is scheduled to host their Barn Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Several types of items will be up …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Check out the different types of things principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students need to know heading into the school year.
The 2012-2013 school year gets underway for Stoneham Public Schools on Thursday, Sept. 6, and Stoneham Patch will be covering events and activities throughout the year. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Stoneham Patch this school year, we need your help in the process. Here are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Patch this school year, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
School's almost back in session, but were you aware of these state laws on school buses?
Most Stoneham 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…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Take a trip down memory lane and post a comment below.
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 funny anecdotes you'd like to share. Tell us your stories in the comments below.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
With the new school year upon us, help get your kids’ brains working again with this fun, free daily email newsletter.
Students of Stoneham Public Schools go back to school on Sept. 6, which means it’s time for an abundance of expensive school supplies, backpacks full of complicated text books and dreaded questions about math homework. With back-to-school stresses piling up, Laura Overdeck wants to let children and parents in on a little secret: math can be fun. Really. Overdeck is on a mission to change the way Americans think about math — especially given that math anxiety has been tracked in kids as young as age 5. This is what inspired her to create Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that sends out a daily email with a math problem tailored to “wee ones,” little and big kids. Overdeck is a Westfield native who now lives in Short Hills, NJ. She is an …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Check out the Five Things column for Aug. 20.
1. Meeting time: The Stoneham School Building Committee is slated to meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the High School Library. Check out the agenda for the school session. 2. Traffic updates: Want traffic updates or gas prices in the Stoneham region? Check out our Commute section for more information. 3. New business: Is there a business you'd love to see open in Stoneham? Let us know by leaving a comment on this post. 4. Write a review: Did you have an enjoyable experience at a Stoneham business? If so, browse our directory section and post a positive review and rank the business on a 1-5 star scale. 5. Advertise with Patch: Want to learn more about advertising on Stoneham Patch? Contact Ad Manager Jeff Pappert at Jeff.Pappert@patch.com. For more…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Check out the latest Five Things column for Aug. 16.
1. School jobs: Stoneham Public Schools currently has a handful of job openings, according to their website. Jobs openings for the 2012-2013 school year include: Applicants can send their letter of interest, resume, certification and references via email to email@example.com, according to the site. Stoneham Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer. 2. Time is running out! Don't forget to vote in our latest round of Readers' Choice contests. Leave a comment supporting your favorite businesses as well as by voting in our polls. 3. Barn sale: The Stoneham Senior Center is having their Barn Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Several types of items will be up for sale, including vintage jewelry, games, music, books and small …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Check out the complete 2012-2013 school schedule for the district.
Ten early release days are part of the 2012-2013 school year, according to the calendar posted on the Stoneham Public Schools website. Here's an overview of the 2012-2013 school calendar: Sept. 6: First day of school Days Off Oct. 8: Columbus Day Nov. 12: Veterans Day Nov. 21 (1/2 Day)-23: Thanksgiving Dec. 24, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013: Holiday vacation Dec. 25: Christmas Day Jan. 1: New Year's Day Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day Feb. 18: Presidents' Day Feb. 18-22: February vacation March 29: Good Friday April 15: Patriots' Day April 15-19: April Vacation May 27: Memorial Day June 7: Stoneham High School Graduation June: Last day of school to be determined. Early Release Days
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Boys' basketball and Spartan soccer school are some of the summer clinics offered at the high school.
Two sports programs for children get underway in August, according to the Colonial Park Elementary School website. The Stoneham Spartans boys' basketball summer clinic, led by Stoneham High School boys' basketball coach Paul Tanglis, runs from Aug. 6-9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the high school gym. The program is for boys entering grades 3-9, according to the website. The aim of the program is to teach students teamwork, good sportsmanship and character, according to the website. Students will learn the fundamental offensive and defensive skills it takes to become a well-rounded basketball player. Typical Schedule To participate in the program, students must submit a completed consent and medical release form and a check for $180 to: Stoneham …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Wondering what's going on in the Stoneham area? Here is a quick summary.
1. Welcome Back: After closing Friday on New Year's Eve, Stoneham Town Hall, 35 Central St., reopens at 8 a.m. 2. Back to School: Students of the Stoneham Public Schools system return to class this morning, bringing an end to their winter vacation which started Dec. 24. 3. Back to Business: The Stoneham Chamber of Commerce office, which closed on Dec. 23 for the holidays, reopens at 10 a.m. The office is located at 271 Main St. 4. Skaters Wanted: Public skating at Stoneham Arena, 101 Montvale Ave., will be open from 10-11:45 a.m. The cost of admission is $4 per adult and $3 for children 16-years-old and under. However, visitors to the Arena need to bring their own skates, as rentals aren't provided at the facility. 5. Spartans Battle …