Caps, Gowns and Beach Balls: Belmont High Class of ’19 Graduates 305

Photo: Thumbs up on graduation, 2019. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, the ranks of Belmont High School alumni grew by 305 when the Class of 2019 were proclaimed graduates of their new alma mater by Superintendent John Phelan. In a packed and plenty warm Wenner Field House filled with family and friends wielding […]

Waltham’s Okie Named Burbank’s Interim Principal

Photo: The rear of the Burbank School. Waltham educator J. Seeley Okie has been named interim principal of the Burbank Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year, according to a news release from Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. He will begin his tenure at the Burbank on July 1. For the past seven years, Okie was […]

Belmont High’s ‘Little Shop’ Secure Multiple Nominations For State Theater Awards

Photo: The poster. Feed me those nominations, Seymour! The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company production of “Little Shop of Horrors” was nominated for a slew of awards by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild which announced nominations for their annual MET Musical Theater Awards last week. “A huge congratulations goes first and foremost to the entire student […]

School Committee OKs Grade Reconfiguration At Schools In 2023

Photo: The Chenery will be seeking a new name when the new Middle and High School opens in 2023. With construction beginning on the new Belmont Middle and High School in less than a month, Belmont School Committee voted unanimously at its Tuesday, May 21 meeting to approve changing the grade configuration at each of […]

Thesis, Capstone, And Change At Belmont High School [Video]

Photo: The 2019 award recipients of the Blacker Prize: (from left) Alexander Park (third place), Abigail Mohr (first place), Cameron Anderson (second place). It’s one of the anticipated events of the school year as the Belmont High School English Department hosted the annual Lillian F. Blacker Prizes for Excellence in Writing on Wednesday, May 15, in […]

Belmont High’s Performing Arts Company Ends Season With Two Improv Shows

Photo: The Spring Improv Show will take place on Thursday and Friday The 35 members of the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s Improv Troup will be taking to the Little Theater stage to close out another season of the school’s award-winning student theatrical group. Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 247 p.m. in the BHS Little […]

Blacker Senior Thesis Prizes Will Be Presented Wednesday, May 15

Photo: Lillian Blacker The Belmont High School English Department will present the annual Lillian F. Blacker Prizes for Excellence in Writing on Wednesday evening, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Peter Holland Library at Belmont High School. This year, we will honor seniors Abigail Mohr (first place), Cameron Anderson (second place), and Alexander Park (third […]

Belmont High’s Empress: Class Of ’81 Alum Graduates to Chrysanthemum Throne

Photo: Empress Mask, Belmont High School, Class of 1981. Some high schools can boast of their alums who have become pro athletes, pop singers or movie stars while others point to those who run high tech start ups or prize winning eateries. At Belmont High, the most noted graduate is part of royalty. Not the […]

Schools Budget Tops $60M In Fiscal ’20, Up 6.4 Percent

Photo: Belmont Schools budget has increased by 40 percent in the past five years. With some tweaks here and there still to come, the Belmont School Committee was presented with the coming fiscal year’s district budget at its meeting on Tuesday, April 23. And fiscal 2020 will see the final number breach the $60 million […]

And The Name Of The New School Building Is …

Photo: Finally, a name with the face. Starting with 17 and then whittling the list down to three finalists, the Belmont School Committee unanimously selected a name to place on the $295 million 7-12 school building on Concord Avenue. And that name is … Belmont Middle and High School. The final decision was made at […]