CORRECTION: Belmont High Principal Richards Leaving

Photo: Dan Richards. Editor’s note: While Mr. Richards is leaving Belmont High School, he is not leaving to become principal of Newburyport High School as previously noted in the headline and in the first paragraph of the original story. The Belmontonian regrets the error in content. Long-time Belmont educator Dan Richards will be stepping down […]

Twice The Fun: Two Improv Shows On Tap Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3

Photo: Improv this week. The Full Winter Improv Show is back with twice the laugh over twice the shows. After selling out Belmont High’s Little Theater for both the Winter and Spring shows last year, the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company has added a second date to its winter show with performances on Friday, […]

Belmont High Principal A Finalist To Lead Newburyport High

Photo: Dan Richards. Belmont High School Principal Daniel Richards is one of two finalists to become principal of Newburyport High School, having interviewed with the school’s staff and parents this past Thursday, Jan. 25.  The other finalist is Andrew Wulf, the administrator of teaching and learning in the Salem public schools. The next principal of the […]

New Belmont High School Debt Vote Set For Nov. 6 After Meeting OKs Design, 7-12 School

Photo: Belmont High School Building Committee Chair William Lovallo. The future of a new Belmont High School will be decided on Tuesday, Nov. 6 when residents vote whether to authorize a debt exclusion for more than $200 million for a new high school, according to the head of the committee shepherding the project from concept to […]

‘Big Number’: New Belmont High School Price Tag Likely Topping $300 Million

Photo: Residents viewing designs for the new Belmont High School, Jan. 16. It was always assumed a new or renovated Belmont High School would cost a pretty penny for taxpayers. After Tuesday’s joint public meeting led by the Belmont High School Building Committee, residents now have a clearer idea of the price tag to build […]

A Moment of Sportsmanship Earns Belmont Ruggers Top Award From State Athletic Group

Photo: Grace Christensen, Amanda Hanley and Molly Goldberg at the championship game. It was just past 4 p.m. on a hot, humid June Saturday in Beverly and the girls of Belmont High’s Rugby squad were sky high, having just made history winning the first-ever state championship in the sport, coming from behind to defeat Algonquin Regional […]

From the Headlines: Belmont High Performing Arts To Stage ‘9 to 5’ As Spring Musical

Photo: The poster for the show. It is a show ripped from today’s headlines; The Belmont High School Performance Arts Company’s Spring Musical will be “9 to 5: The Musical” with shows performed from March 22 to 24, 2018. Based on the hit 1980 movie, ‘9 to 5’ features music written for the show by Dolly […]

Wellington Principal Search Starts In January As Steward’s Named Interim

Photo: Annemarie Stewart, newly appointed interim principal of the Wellington. Rather than rush the process of finding a leader for one of Belmont’s elementary schools, Belmont School District Superintendent John Phelan has named Wellington Assistant Principal Annemarie Stewart Interim Principal of the Wellington Elementary School, beginning her new role as of Jan. 1, 2018. She is replacing Amy […]

‘Play, Music!’: 76 Belmont Student Musicians Earn Acceptance to Senior District Festival

Photo: The following announcement is from Arto Asadoorian, director of Visual & Performing Arts for the Belmont Public Schools. This past Saturday, Nov. 18, 132 students from Belmont High School traveled to North Andover High School to audition for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Northeastern Senior District Festival. These students spent weeks and months preparing […]

BREAKING: Teachers’ Union, School Committee Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Photo: Belmont Education Association logo. After working without a contract for the past two and a half months, representatives from the union representing Belmont’s teachers and the School Committee told the Belmontonian they had reached a tentative multi-year contract. While attorneys for both sides are hammering out the final wording, a contract will be presented to […]