Belmont High Students Make A Statement With A Shirt

Photo: Maya Vernick designing her statement. Back in 2004 when she was a sophomore at Belmont High School, Jesse Mattleman came up with an event she hoped her fellow students could use to promote their hopes and wishes. On Thursday, Mattleman returned to BHS to see the success that gathering had become. “Make a Statement Day,” held […]

School Committee OKs Creation of Later Starting Time Task Force

Photo: Freshmen Ella Serrano-Wu and Kate Devitt before the Belmont School Committee. The Belmont School District is pushing forward with plans that could lead to a later starting time for Belmont High School students. Last week, the Belmont School Committee heard Belmont Superintendent John Phelan layout a blueprint for forming a task force to review a […]

Nominate Excellent Educators For Outstanding Teachers of the Year

Photo: Belmont High Biology teacher Suzanne Lijek named one of “Outstanding Teacher of the Year.” The community now has a chance to honor the talented and dedicated teachers who work hard every day to make a difference for our students and for the Belmont Public Schools. The Foundation for Belmont Education announced the 2017 Outstanding Teacher Awards. […]

Same Time: Freshmen Pair Push Against Later BHS Start

Photo: When Belmont High School freshmen Ella Serrano-Wu and Kate Devitt recently heard there was a growing chorus of students and parents singing the praises of starting the school day later in the day, the friends had one common thought. “Oh no!” While it may appear counterintuitive – especially to parents – that you would […]

Opinion: Time Is Now For Sleep To Be A Priority For High School Students

Photo: Bedtime.  (Editor: On Feb. 7, the Belmont School Committee heard a presentation from the chair of the Belmont Start School Later campaign, Jessica Olans Hausman, and from School Committee member Andrea Prestwich requesting a task force be formed to consider a later beginning of the school day for Belmont High School students. Hausman presented […]

Belmont Schools To Start 2 Hours Later

Photo: It’s two hours later. Due to sidewalks and roads that remain to the plowed, the Belmont Public Schools will have a two-hour delay in the start of the day today, Friday, Feb. 10. Start times today are: Belmont High School: 9:35 a.m. Chenery Middle School: 9:55 a.m. Burbank, Butler and Wellington elementary schools: 10:40 […]

We Give Up: Schools, Town, Library Closed For Thursday’s Nor’easter

Photo: School’s out for … Thursday! Belmont has surrendered to tomorrow’s Nor’easter. With approximately a foot of snow predicted to fall from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, most of Belmont will be shut down for the day. Belmont Public Schools will be closed due to the snow and associated events and sporting contests […]

Belmont Elementary Schools Honored On Beacon Hill

Photo: Burbank Principal Tricia Clifford with state rep Dave Rogers (left) and state sen. Will Brownsberger.  A pair of Belmont elementary schools were the toast of Beacon Hill as each received recognition for stellar work in education. The Daniel Butler Elementary and Mary Lee Burbank Elementary schools were honored at the Massachusetts State House in a […]

Starting High School Later Measure At School Committee Tuesday

Photo: More zzzzzzzs for high schoolers. The group pushing for a later starting time for Belmont High School students will present a petition and a formal request to the School Committee at its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7 to begin steps that will result in high schoolers getting more sleep. Start School Later Belmont will ask […]