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 […]

Chenery Talent Show Set for Thursday at 7PM

Photo: The poster for the show. The 5th annual Chenery Middle School Talent Show will take place Thursday, Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The talent show is a wonderful opportunity for CMS students and staff to share their many talents and be a part of a community-building event. […]

Grand Gesture Allows High School To Purchase a Special Piano

Photo: What $35,000 will get you on the market. If you have attended a concert or the spring musical in the Belmont High School auditorium, you’ll have heard the school’s grand piano accompanying choral and singing groups and soloists for nearly 80 years, moving from the former high school (the site of the old Wellington […]

Schools To Start After Labor Day This Year. After That, We’ll See

Photo: The calendar. After a spirited give and take over three meetings, the Belmont School Committee agreed the 2017-18 school year will begin, as it has traditionally over the years, usually after the Labor Day holiday. But after that? Well, we’ll see. At last week’s meeting, the committee – by a five to one vote […]

Youthbuild’s Stoneman Headlines 23rd MLK Community Breakfast

Photo: The poster for the 23rd MLK Breakfast. Dorothy Stoneman, founder of the nationally-recognized YouthBuild program, a Belmont High School graduate and Marsh Street resident will be the featured speaker at Belmont’s 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast that takes place at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan 16, in the Belmont High […]

Schools Move to Remediate Faucets With Elevated Lead Levels

Photo: 14 taps and faucets have been shut off at Belmont schools for action level of lead in the water. With a total of 14 school-based water faucets identified with elevated lead levels under specific conditions, the Belmont Public Schools has begun working with town and state resources to remediate the problem. “We will continue […]

School District Shuts Off Nine Faucets Due to Elevated Lead Levels

Photo: Faucets at issue. Nine faucets used for drinking by students and staff were shut off last week after tests showed the taps exceeding “action limits” for lead exposure, according to the Belmont School District. District Superintendent John Phelan said in a Friday, Dec. 16 email sent to parents, six of the faucets were located […]

How Much? Early Hints on Cost, Reimbursement for New High School

Photo: A new school will be behind this sign within the next decade So Belmont, are you ready to pay $140 million for a new 9-12 grade High School? How about $175 million for a structure housing 8-12 grades? And a whopping $211 million for 7-12 grades? Now before residents begin forming pitchfork and torch […]

School Committee to Ponder Pre-Labor Day District Opening in ’17

Photo: The Belmont School Committee Long standing end-of-summer activities of Belmont families could be put on hold next year as a majority of the Belmont School Committee spoke favorably of opening the town’s six public schools the week before Labor Day next September. The committee’s unofficial consensus came as the school administration presented a draft […]