Press Release: North Shore Schools to Close Starting Monday through at Least March 27th

The North Shore area superintendents have collaborated to make a timely and unified decision about school closure that they feel is in the best interests of their faculty, staff, students, and families. This decision was made after significant conversations among school leaders, local public health officials, and state officials. State officials have today urged thatContinue reading “Press Release: North Shore Schools to Close Starting Monday through at Least March 27th”

Masconomet Regional District Closed, Friday March 13, 2020

Dear Friends, We have been made aware of a few students at Masconomet who have may have been exposed to coronavirus.  None of these students are currently exhibiting symptoms.  However, out of an abundance of caution, the Masconomet Regional School District will be closed from Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th so that weContinue reading “Masconomet Regional District Closed, Friday March 13, 2020”

School Committee Public Hearing on the FY21 Operating Budget and School Choice

On Wednesday March 4th, the Masconomet Regional School Committee will hold a Public Hearing on two very important topics; the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) District Annual Operating Budget, and participation in the School Choice Program.  Public hearings are an opportunity for members of the public to share their views with the School Committee.  The publicContinue reading “School Committee Public Hearing on the FY21 Operating Budget and School Choice”

What Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions Do Masco Students Need?

Last fall, I asked faculty, parents and members of the community for their responses to the question “What knowledge, skills and dispositions do you feel Masconomet students will need to master in order to be successful in the future?”  I’ve compiled the responses from these groups and have presented them below in the form ofContinue reading “What Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions Do Masco Students Need?”

Please Welcome Dr. Phil McManus as the Next Principal of Masconomet Middle School

Dear Friends, I’m happy to announce the hiring of Dr. Phil McManus as the next Principal of the Masconomet Middle School.  Dr. McManus will be joining us after successfully serving as the Assistant Principal at Marblehead Middle School, a post he has held since 2015.  He also brings experience as a principal in a preK-8Continue reading “Please Welcome Dr. Phil McManus as the Next Principal of Masconomet Middle School”

Masconomet Middle School Principal Finalists

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce the Finalists for the position of Principal of Masconomet Middle School: Mr. Terry Conant and Dr. Philip McManus. In the next two weeks, each Finalist will spend one day visiting Masconomet Middle School to meet with members of the school community. Mr. Conant will visit Masconomet on Tuesday,Continue reading “Masconomet Middle School Principal Finalists”

Superintendent’s Recommended FY21 Operating Budget

Dear Friends, At the January 22nd School Committee Meeting, I presented the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Superintendent’s Budget Recommendation. The FY21 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget is the result of nearly four month’s work that began in October of 2019. It includes input from the District’s teachers, department heads, building principals and central office leadership. Last night’sContinue reading “Superintendent’s Recommended FY21 Operating Budget”

The Future is Already Here

“The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.”                                                              –William Gibson Nowhere is this quote truer than when examining the incredible changes we’ve seen in our lifetimes in the areas of science and technology, communications, and mass media and the relatively little change that has occurred in our education systems overContinue reading “The Future is Already Here”

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Dear Friends, Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year.  We’re excited for students to return to school.  Our Orientation Program for students entering grades seven and nine will take place on Thursday, August 29th.  All students will report to school on Tuesday, September 3rd.  September 3rd will be an early dismissal at 12:20 for all students. Continue reading “Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!”

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