New Principals Named For Winn Brook, Burbank Elementary

Photo: The Winn Brook Elementary School Two of Belmont’s four elementary schools will have new principals for the start of the 2020-21 school year starting in September, according to an email from Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. Anita Mecklenburg, an assistant principal and curriculum director in Norfolk, will become principal of the Winn Brook, and J. […]

Not Now: Belmont Schools Decline Virtual Classroom In Remote Learning Program

Photo: First slide in the Belmont School District’s overview of its Phase II remote learning program. While a sizable number of Belmont parents – in online message boards, text communications and emails – are pushing the school district to employ a more traditional teacher/students learning experience via a virtual classroom, it appears, for now, Belmont’s […]

Belmont School’s Remote Learning To Begin This Week, Lasting Until May 4

Photo: A photo of Belmont Superintendent John Phelan via the internet. Assignments, reading and a “regular” school day. Those are the highlights of the new way of education as Belmont School District begins this week “Phase 2 Remote Learning” for the nearly 5,000 students enrolled in the town’s public schools. The change to learning through […]

School’s Meal Drive-Thru On Wed., March 25, 7:30 AM To 10:30 AM [VIDEO]

Photo: Dustin O’Brien, director of nutrition. The Belmont School District will conduct a Meal Drive-Thru for students who are part of the free and reduced meal on Wednesday, March 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Belmont High School, 221 Concord Ave. “We want to emphasize this is a drive-thru service and advise families to […]

Belmont Schools Readying Online Ed Support For Students Stuck At Home

Photo: Online initiative set to start in Belmont next week. (Pexels photo) The Belmont school district next week will launch an online initiative to help students retain learning they were taught during the school year while enriching that experience since being away from the classroom due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Following the lead of the […]

Breaking: Belmont Schools Closed For Two Weeks Due To Pandemic Concerns, Joining Neighboring Towns

Photo: The Belmont School Administration Building In an extraordinary action to stem the spreading Coronavirus pandemic in the Boston area, the Belmont School District is joining with five towns in the Middlesex County in closing their public schools for two weeks beginning Friday, March 13. Belmont is collaborating with superintendents from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Lexington […]

Breaking: Schools Cancelling ‘Large Events’ Due To CoronaVirus Emergency; Musical’s Fate Up In The Air

Photo: BHS-PAC’s spring musical “Shrek The Musical” is one event that will be decided on a case-by-case basis. The Belmont Public Schools is canceling ‘large’ school-sanctioned events due to the spreading CoronaVirus pandemic, according to Superintendent John Phelan. Speaking before the School Committee on Tuesday, March 10, hours after Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state […]

Performing Arts Company Presents ‘Shrek The Musical’

Photo: The poster for Shrek The Musical by the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company. The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company 2020 annual spring musical is Shrek The Musical. Shrek is the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists […]

School Precaution: Staffer Who Self-Quarantined Back To Work, Trips Cancelled, And Disinfecting Schools

Photo: Belmont Public School Administration Building. The byword for the Belmont School District on the expanding coronavirus epidemic is caution. A female staffer who self-quarantined on Wednesday after returning from a conference in Italy over February break will return to work on Monday, March 9, according to an email from the Belmont School District. Italy […]

High School Community Mourns Death Of Long Time Chorus Leader Sean Landers

Photo: Sean Landers Long-time Belmont schools chorus teacher Sean Landers has died, according to an email from Isaac Taylor, Belmont High principal. “Our school community was saddened to learn of the death of chorus teacher Sean Landers. Sean was a teacher in the district for twelve years, teaching at the middle and high schools. Our […]