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 […]

Long Time Wayland Educator Selected As Next Wellington Principal

Photo: Dr. Heidi Paisner-Roffman (YouTube) The Wellington Elementry School has its principal as Dr. Heidi Paisner-Roffman accepted an offer with the Belmont School District, according to a district press release on April 1. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Paisner-Roffman to the district as she begins her work in July,” said Mary Pederson, the district’s director of […]

What’s In A Name? Plenty As New School Building To Get A Moniker

Photo: Could this be the new Hogwarts School, Belmont Campus?  With groundbreaking for the new 7-12 grade school building just 10 weeks away, there’s one thing still missing from the $295 million project. What’s it called? And like a newborn, you need to get it right off the bat as you’re not getting a second chance.  […]

Feed Me, Seymour! Belmont High Presents ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ March 21-23

Photo: Poster for this year’s musicial, Little Shop of Horrors Don’t feed the plant! For its spring musical, Belmont High School Performing Arts Company presents “Little Shop of Horrors” produced and directed by Ezra Flam. Performances will take place on: Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 23 at […]

Belmont Education Association Holds Forum On State Ed Funding Reform

Photo: Merrie Najimy, Barbara Barry, and Lindi DeLorio discuss improving education by recalculating the formula to calculate state educational aid. A major component of the Massachusetts education reform law past in 1993 known as Chapter 70 was the state’s “foundation budget” formula, used to determine the cost of educating students in each district. But for many, the more than a […]

Snow Day: Belmont Public Schools Closed Monday; Late Opening For Town Offices

Photo: Snow day Due to the heavy snow expected to fall overnight, all Belmont public schools are closed tomorrow, Monday, March 4th, according to Belmont town officials. Town offices, the Belmont Public Library, the Beech Street Center and the school administration offices will open at 10:30 a.m.  All evening meetings, including the Board of Selectmen’s […]

North Middlesex Regional’s Taylor Named Belmont High’s New Principal

Photo: Isaac Taylor inspecting the new school housing North Middlesex Regional. Isaac Taylor, whose teaching and leadership career spans an ocean and three decades, has been named the next principal of Belmont High School, according to the Belmont School District. Taylor starts his tenure on July 1. “I have 14 years experience in raising standards, […]