Drillin’ for … Thermals As 7-12 School Project Gets Underway

Photo: They’re drillin’ on the rugby field, lookin’ for geothermal heat. It could have been mistaken for an oil derrick drillin’ for Texas Tea (1960s cultural reference) a few meters from the track at Harris Field adjacent Concord Avenue. But what the team was boring 500 feet into the earth since Dec. 12 was to […]

Performing Arts Company’s Coffeehouse Fundraiser Set For Friday, Dec. 14

Photo: Poster of the Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser. End the week with is an evening of entertainment, good food and festive celebration at the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join the company as they transform the High School’s cafeteria into a cozy performance hall […]

Burbank Students Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF

Photo: Ms. Cox’s class with some special guests. In October students of Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School embraced the “Kids Helping Kids” spirit and collected more than $1,800 for the annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive. The money raised will provide 3,600 children with therapeutic ready-to-use food or UNICEF backpacks for 360 students to attend school. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF […]

Responding To An Incident Of Hate At The Chenery

Photo: One of the responses made by a student after racist and homophobic graffiti was discovered at the Chenery Middle School. On the week before Thanksgiving, a bathroom at Chenery Middle School was tagged with racist and homophobic graffiti in an unprecedented attack of hate speech at the school. In response to the act, Chenery […]

Marauders Of The Week: A Global View And A Creative Thinker

Photos: Courtesy photos This week, the Belmontonian presents two seniors from Belmont High whose achievements and passions have earned them the title of Marauders of the Week: Crystal Nayiga Magandazi By Lillian Powelstock Passionate about education and global issues, Crystal Nayiga Magandazi moved to Belmont her sophomore year from a high school with 24 students in […]

Belmont’s Student Musicians Excel At Senior District Festival

Photo: Belmont High School musicians at MMEA NE Senior District Festival. By Arto Asadoorian, Belmont Public Schools’ Director of Visual and Performing Arts. This past Saturday, Nov. 17, 134 students from the Belmont High Music Band, Chorus and Orchestra programs auditioned for the 2019 Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Northeast Senior District Festival. Each student was asked […]

Chenery To Address Racist, Homophobic Graffiti At School-Wide Response Wednesday

Photo: Chenery Middle School. Every class at Chenery Middle School will spend a portion of the Wednesday, Nov. 21 school day to address the discovery of racist and homophobic graffiti in one of the building’s bathrooms. In correspondence to parents sent on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Chenery Principal Michael McAllister said the profane and offensive markings […]

Landslide! Debt Exclusion For New 7-12 School Passes By More Than 3 To 1 Margin

Photo: Ellen Schreiber (right), co-chair of “Yes on 4” celebrating Tuesday night’s election result. In a result that few could have predicted, Belmont voters overwhelmingly approved a debt exclusion to construct a new 7th through 12th grades school building by more than three to one margin on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The final vote total […]

Letter To The Editor: A Yes Vote On Question 4 Is An Investment In Belmont’s Future

Photo: One of the modular units at the Burbank.  To the editor: If you’re like me, you really love living here in Belmont. I’ve yet to find another suburb of Boston that has quite the same small-town community feel. Belmont residents – from those who have lived here their entire lives to those who are […]

Masquerade Concert, Haunted House At Belmont High This Wednesday, Oct. 24

Photo: The poster for the Masquerade Concert Preview your costume and get scared as Belmont High School turns into a House of Horrors on Wednesday, Oct. 24, as students get ready to do some pre-Halloween spooookiness. Need a night of fright this Halloween season? Then come down to the fifth annual Belmont High School Haunted […]