Mullen Hall Elementary School students, staff and parent volunteers are gearing up for the 2nd annual "Helping Hands Day" where students will experience the value of volunteerism.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Falmouth High School off of their list. 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 the 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 final scores then determined …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cape Cod Community College announced this year’s commencement speaker today.
Cape Cod Community College announced that Captain Dave Bushy, a 35-year veteran of commercial aviation and former Cape Air president, will speak at the college’s 51st Commencement in May. Bushy has flown for several airlines during his career including Delta, Jet Blue and Cape Air, according to a press release. In 2006 his position with Cape Air grew when he accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer. In 2010, he was promoted again, this time as President of the airline where he served until his retirement this year. College President Dr. John Cox said they are extremely pleased to have Bushy as this year’s speaker. “Our graduates are entering a world full of change, opportunity, and some turbulence, similar to the evolution of the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sturgis Charter School in Hyannis ranked number one in Massachusetts and 31st in the country for its programming, according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.
Boston Latin has nothing on Sturgis Charter School. Ranked number one in Massachusetts and 31st in the country, Sturgis Charter School once again is at the top, according to U.S. News and World Report. This is the second year in a row the scrappy high school, located in two storefronts on Main Street in Hyannis, has held this distinction, proving that a school is more than bricks and mortar – it's the students, faculty, administration and program. Boston Latin is ranked number two in the state. For a complete list of Massachusetts public high schools and public schools in the country and their rankings by U.S. World and News Report, click here.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
More than 100 students and their families gathered at Centerville Elementary Friday night to celebrate the win with a night of Lego building.
The Bay Lane PTA was one of 100 recipients selected out of more than 2,000 applicants nationwide. “I am amazed that Barnstable received this grant money, when you look at the number of applicants, it’s amazing,” Superintendent Mary Czajkowski said. The $5,000 grant will enable Centerville Elementary to build on its already successful Lego robot after school program. “There is a curriculum that they are going to use that will be focused on building and design in a community. So the kids might be building a police station and have an officer come in and speak to the children about their building and their part in the community. It’s a great opportunity to build in some excitement around Legos with some real world social studies curriculum,” …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Jacqueline Flynn's research into how to kill ticks is being looked at by the federal government.
Jacqueline Flynn was working on an entirely different angle of tick research when she came across findings that would launch her project into first place at the Braintree High School Science Fair, second at regionals and garner the interest of state and federal officials. Flynn, a sophomore at Braintree High School, was worried about making sure she removed ticks from herself and her clothing after collecting them for a different project when she researched how to kill them in a laundry cycle. She found a lack of data, and what she did find indicated that ticks frequently survive a clothes washer cycle because they are difficult to drown, but that a full hour in the dryer can kill them. After 13 cycles of testing, Flynn discovered that …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
OMG PD: A look at police news around the South Shore and Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
The following information is from police departments, courts and media outlets that serve Patch towns. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Gas and Dash in Milton. Fight breaks out in Hingham restaurant. Weymouth man refuses to pay bar tab on St. Patrick’s Day, is chased out of bar and backs into an innocent bystander in the parking lot with his car. Braintree man charged with gang feud shooting. Plymouth Sheriff defends Obama assassination joke, calls critics “hypocrites.” More charges for man accused of photographing women in Hyannis tanning salon. Cape Cod duo arrested on drug charges. Martha’s Vineyard woman jailed in package store ruckus.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
For the past one hundred summers, the Children’s School of Science in Woods Hole has encouraged children to develop their love and appreciation of science with hands-on activities, frequent field trips and lots of time spent enjoying nature.
The Falmouth School committee selected Bonny Gifford as the district’s next superintendent Monday night.
Gifford will take over for current Superintendent Marc Dupuis when he retires at the end of June, according to the Bulletin. Gifford was selected from four finalists that included Gifford, Laurie Halt, Mark Wilson and Steven Hiersche. It took the committee two votes to select Gifford; the first vote ended in a tie between Gifford and Wilson. Gifford is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Nauset Public Schools.