Chenery’s Modulars Have Arrived, Flat Tires and All [Video]

Photo: The new look at the Chenery: modular units on the tennis court. When Branchaud Road’s Milo Pikcilingis heard the trucks in the Chenery Middle School parking lot around 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, he had to see what was happening. As he peered outside, he saw big flatbeds carrying what looked like buildings coming […]

Meet Belmont: A Crowded Success

Photo: Cookies from Plymouth Congregational Church. After 13 years, you could be excused to think that Meet Belmont – the annual late summer community “meet and greet” held Tuesday, Aug. 31 – would become old hat. Think again.  At 7 p.m., the Chenery Middle School cafeteria was packed with kids, parents, couples and residents learning […]

Butler’s Principal McAllister Named to Chenery’s Top Post

Photo: Mike McAllister.  Daniel Butler Elementry Principal Michael McAllister is returning to the Chenery Middle School where he started his Belmont career as a fifth-grade teacher. But this time, McAllister is coming back in September as the Chenery’s new principal. “Principal McAllister was chosen from a field of very strong candidates who participated in a […]

Financial Watchdog Committee OK With Funding for New HS Design, Modulars

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan at the Warrant Committee. The Warrant Committee unanimously supported proposed funding sources for two outstanding school capital needs: the purchase of six modular classrooms to be located at the Chenery Middle School and the hiring of a project manager and funding for a feasibility study and schematic designs for the […]

Authors Springs Into The Chenery for Summer Reading/Book Fest

Photo: Young Adult authors and Belmont residents Diana Renn (left) and Ammi-Joan Paquette who will participate in the “Spring Into Summer Reading” Author Festival & Book Fair. The Chenery Middle School is where the action will be this afternoon, Thursday, April 14, as seven Young Adult book authors will meet readers and answer questions at the “Spring Into Summer […]

Registration for Belmont Jr. Marauder Football Now Open ‘Til April 30

Photo: Belmont Junior Marauder Football players who played on Harris Field. The Belmont Junior Marauder Football Program is holding its registration period for the fall 2016 season. The registration period ends April 30, and the program will not accept players after that date. The Belmont Junior Marauders were created to provide Belmont’s 7th and 8th […]

Assistant Principal Coplon-Newfield Leaving Chenery

Photo: Daniel Coplon-Newfield A week after the Chenery Middle School’s principal announced she was stepping down in June, her second-in-charge told parents and staff Monday, March 7, he is also leaving the Belmont middle school at the end of the school year. Daniel Coplon-Newfield, a long-time teacher and assistant principal for the Upper School since 2011, wrote […]

‘The Heist!’: Chenery Artist Presents One-Night Only Show Wednesday

Photo: What was lost and yet to be found nearly 26 years ago. On March 18, 1990, two men wearing Boston Police uniforms overpowered a pair of night guards and stole some of the world’s great works of art that belonged to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.  That now iconic art theft […]

Modular Classrooms Heading to Chenery’s Tennis Court

Photo: The Chenery Middle School tennis courts which will house six modular classrooms in August 2016. After putting off a decision for the past two years, Belmont School District announced last week it will place six modular classrooms on the Chenery Middle School tennis courts for the start of the 2016-17 school year in August. The […]

Being Green Assists Belmont With Energy Savings at High and Middle schools

Photo: Chenery Middle School. Most residents know a significant amount of educational energy is produced by teachers, staff, and students at Belmont High and Chenery Middle schools.  What citizens may not realize is that the schools are also the greatest user of conventional energy in Belmont, consuming 50 percent of all power used in town […]