Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 1/18/23

FY24 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget Presentation On January 18th, Assistant Superintendent Jeff Sands and I presented the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Superintendent’s Recommended Budget to the School Committee.  The Superintendent’s Recommended Budget represents a “Level Service” budget, or the funding required to continue all current positions, services and programs in the District.  The General Operating ExpenseContinue reading “Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 1/18/23”

Masconomet Regional School District Receives Genocide Education Grant

Superintendent Michael Harvey and Social Studies Department Head Eva Urban Hughes are pleased to announce that Masconomet Regional School District was awarded a Genocide Education Grant. The school district received $20,000 in grant funds, which will allow for interdisciplinary opportunities within the humanities to enhance genocide studies across the middle school and high school curriculum.Continue reading “Masconomet Regional School District Receives Genocide Education Grant”

Masconomet Middle School Students Recognized for Service Leadership

Masconomet Regional Middle School 8th Grade students Davis DeLuties of Middleton, Lydia Deal of Boxford, and Jonathan Pinelli of Topsfield were recently selected as 2023 Project 351 Ambassadors for their inspiring ethic of service and values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude. Project 351 is a non-profit organization that empowers a youth-led movement for changeContinue reading “Masconomet Middle School Students Recognized for Service Leadership”

Masconomet Regional School District Receives Grant in Support of Language Proficiency Testing

BOXFORD – Superintendent Michael Harvey and World Language Department Head Jeanne O’Hearn are pleased to announce that the Masconomet Regional School District has been awarded grant funding to support the purchase of language proficiency testing materials. The $8,473 Proficiency-based Outcomes in Languages Other than English Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will assistContinue reading “Masconomet Regional School District Receives Grant in Support of Language Proficiency Testing”

Masconomet Regional High School Organizes ‘Five Days of Giving’ Drive & Spirit Event

BOXFORD – Superintendent Michael Harvey and Principal Mary Jo Carabatsos are pleased to share that Masconomet Regional High School students recently organized a successful gift drive as part of the annual Masconomet Five Days of Giving event.  The drive, Which ran from Dec.16-22, resulted in 170 gifts and gift cards being collected for children ages 10 and up.  “It wasContinue reading “Masconomet Regional High School Organizes ‘Five Days of Giving’ Drive & Spirit Event”

Masconomet Psychology Club Visits MIT to Explore Research Work

The Masconomet High School Psychology Club had an opportunity to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last month to learn about the innovative work being done in the field.  On Friday, Dec. 16, 28 seniors in the club traveled to the Broad Institute and the Koch Galleries at MIT to learn more about those organizations’Continue reading “Masconomet Psychology Club Visits MIT to Explore Research Work”

Masconomet Middle School Students Organize Toy Drive to Benefit Pathways for Children in Beverly

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Middle School Student Council completed its annual toy drive in support of Pathways for Children — a head start program based in Beverly. Through the generosity of students and families, the council donated more than $2,000 worth of toys and books to the organization.  The toy drive ran through mostContinue reading “Masconomet Middle School Students Organize Toy Drive to Benefit Pathways for Children in Beverly”

Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 12/14/22

Welcome to Topsfield School Resource Officer Brendan Gahagan and Comfort Dog Officer Aster.  Officer Gahagan and Aster share our School Resource Officer duties with the Boxford Police Department and are on campus two or three days per week.  Aster joined the Topsfield Police Department this summer and has been in our schools since September. She’sContinue reading “Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 12/14/22”

Masconomet Seniors Volunteer at Tri-Town Polls to Support Elections

BOXFORD – Masconomet High School students got a firsthand look at the election process when they volunteered at the polls in Middleton, Topsfield, and Boxford during November’s state election.  Prior to volunteering, seniors in teacher Eva Urban Hughes’ class had the opportunity to meet with Middleton Town Clerk Ilene Twiss and learn about the votingContinue reading “Masconomet Seniors Volunteer at Tri-Town Polls to Support Elections”

Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 11/30/22

Strategic Plan Working Group Update Our Strategic Plan Working Group had its initial meeting on November 15th.  During this session, the group heard from John D’Auria, Ed.D., who is a former teacher, school counselor and superintendent and is now a professor at William James University.  Dr. D’Auria spoke to our Working Group about the importanceContinue reading “Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 11/30/22”