Burbank Picked To Be Modulars’ New Home With a $2.2M Pricetag

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. The fall Special Town Meeting now has a price tag for the big ticket item on its agenda as Belmont Schools Superintendent John Phelan recommended four new modular classrooms be sited at the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School on School Street. The anticipated cost of the project – which will […]

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 […]

Honored: Belmont’s Butler Picks Up Its Blue Ribbon Award

Photo: Principal Michael McAllister (left) with Abu Kumi, director of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Belmont’s Daniel Butler Elementary School was formally honored in Washington D.C. after recently being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performance. Butler is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving […]

Super Heroes Big and Small Run ‘Round and ‘Round the Butler

Photo: And … they’re off! It’s not every day your principal transforms into a superhero. But last Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Butler Elementary’s Danielle Betancourt became “The Incredibles” Elastigirl who possesses the ability to stretch her body like rubber. Well, that’s what she said she could do, although the majority of the time Elastigirl/Betancourt joined […]

Join the World: Stride to Learning Wednesday on Int’l Walk to School Day

Photo: From last year’s walk to school day. On Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, Belmont students will put on your walking shoes and join youngsters from 4,407 schools around the world who are walking and biking to school as part of the 20th International Walk to School Day.  Two of those schools with events include the Wellington and […]

[BREAKING] ‘Blue Ribbon’: Butler Awarded National Education Honor

Photo: The Butler School. Belmont’s Daniel Butler Elementary School was named a 2016 “National Blue Ribbon School” for being an Exemplary High Performing School, according to U.S. Secretary of Education, John. B. King, Jr., who made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Washington DC.   Butler is among 278 public schools receiving this honor […]

We’re #1: Belmont Schools Earn Top-Ranked Level 1 Status, Butler a ‘Blue Ribbon’ Candidate

Photo: Butler Elementary. The Belmont School District and its six schools earned the Level 1 Accountability Determination as the district continues to show “the strong, positive results of well-aligned curricula, high-quality instruction, and high expectations for all students,” according to the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education which released 2016 accountability data for schools […]

New Principal Brings A World Of Experience To The Butler

Photo: Danielle Betancourt. Danielle Betancourt, a vice principal at the Brophy Elementary School in Framingham, was named on Monday, June 13, as the next principal of the Butler Elementary School. She will arrive in the district July 1, said Belmont Superintendent John Phelan at Monday’s Town Meeting.  She replaces Michael McAllister who moves to the Chenery Middle […]

Butler Principal Finalists Set To Visit Belmont Thursday, Friday

Photo: The Daniel Butler Elementary School. The Butler Elementary Principal Screening Committee has completed its work and has forwarded to Superintendent John Phelan four candidates as finalists, according to Mary Pederson, director of human resources for the Belmont Public Schools and a member of the search committee. Those candidates are: Julie Babson has worked in the Belmont […]

Spring Clean All Electronics at Butler Elementary’s Recycling Day

Photo: Recycle all electronics. The annual Butler Elementary PTA Electronics Recycle Day will take place this Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. at the school, 90 White St. It’s time to “Spring Clean”, so head out to your garages, into the forbidden closets and damp and scary basements. Prices charged are: $10 each for computer […]