Learn About Plans For New High School Tuesday, Sept. 19

Photo: The project even has a logo. It will likely be the largest and most expensive construction project in Belmont’s history. So don’t you want to know more about the new Belmont High School? Join the Belmont High School Building Committee for a community engagement meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the […]

Boston Magazine Ranks Belmont in Top 25 In ‘Top Schools’ Issue

Photo: The cover of Boston Magazine’s 2017 Top Schools Issue  Boston magazine’s annual education issue which it names Greater Boston’s “Top Schools 2017” has hit the newsstands and the magazine ranked Belmont‘s public school district 23rd out of 125 districts within Route 495.   Using data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston magazine’s determined its rankings using factors such as […]

Rain, Thunder To Greet Students On First Day Of School in Belmont

Photo: Off to school. In addition to the new backpack, pencils and lunch boxes, parents should add umbrellas, slickers and rain boots to the list of item students will bring to the first day of the 2017-18 school year in Belmont that commences today, Wednesday, Sept. 6.  The need for added weather protection is due […]

More Than Road At Stake As Day School To (Maybe) Hear Planning Board’s Verdict

Photo: The Planning Board.  In one way or another, the future of the Belmont Day School’s proposed development of a new gym/classroom structure and a roadway adjacent to the town’s active cemetery off of upper Concord Avenue reaches a critical crossroads at tonight’s meeting of the Belmont Planning Board to be held at the Beech Street […]

Belmont High Bomb Threat Deemed A Hoax

Photo: Belmont High School. Units from the Massachusetts State Police and Belmont Police Department conducted a search of Belmont High School Wednesday morning, July 13, after the school district received an email bomb threat. Belmont and three schools in Waltham including the high school were targeted by threats Wednesday. On Monday, several schools in Wareham […]

Dancing With The Stars: Belmont High’s ‘Chicago’ Bring Homes Musical Gold

Photo: The “Chicago” cast in one final pose. They can tango, do the bunny hop, the shimmy shake, razzle dazzle, and, when need be, perform a reverse standing somersault. And for all that jazz, the dancers in the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s Spring musical production of “Chicago” walked away with serious bling at the […]

Walk This Way: Wellington Send-Off Marks End of Elementary Experience

Photo: Movin’-on at the Wellington. It was a special class of students for Wellington Elementary Principal Amy Spangler who she led the fourth-grade students on their final walk out the front door on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 21, also known as “Moving-On” Day. “Every year we have to say goodbye to our […]

Burbank Picked To Be Modulars’ New Home With a $2.2M Pricetag

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. The fall Special Town Meeting now has a price tag for the big ticket item on its agenda as Belmont Schools Superintendent John Phelan recommended four new modular classrooms be sited at the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School on School Street. The anticipated cost of the project – which will […]

BHS PAC’s ‘Chicago’ Nominated for Best High School Production

Photo: One of the best show’s this year; BHS PAC’s “Chicago” Belmont High’s Performing Arts Company’s production of the musical “Chicago” has been nominated as one of the top show produced by a high school this year. Wednesday, May 31, the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild announced nominations for its annual Musical Theater Awards and Chicago was nominated in […]

Red, Bright and Cool: Belmont High’s PreProm Promenade 2017 [270 Photos]

Photo: Red twirl. Stunning prints, flowing gowns and lots of red. Traditional ties vs. the bow variety, muted-color suits and high-polished dress shoes.  But also tights over a suit coat, jackets of all patterns and texture, and casual footwear.  The annual Promenade that preceded the Belmont High School Senior/Junior Prom on Friday, May 19, was once […]