‘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 […]

Opinion: Time to Reset When Belmont Schools Start The Day

Photo: Sleep deprivation among adolescents is a chronic problem across the country and here in Belmont. By Andrea Prestwich and Steve Saar, Belmont Start School Later For one Belmont High School senior, the beginning of the school year – which starts today, Wednesday, Sept. 2 – is a double edge sword; the excitement of their final year […]

Marauders in the Middle: Second Year of Chenery Football Underway

Photo: Head Coach James MacIsaac with some of the players at Chenery Middle School. The grass on the Chenery Middle School playing field was green and freshly mowed on Monday, Aug. 24, greeting 40 7th and 8th graders who “are going to learn football,” said James MacIsaac, the head coach of the Chenery Middle School […]

Opinion: Chenery Students Credit to Horace Mann’s Legacy

Photo: Horace Mann Eighth-grade History is all about our changing American nation. It’s focused on the issues of 2015, but the amount of connections that students make between the past and the present by looking at the American Revolution, how our system of government formed, and how society grew and changed during the 19th century […]

Opinion: Chenery Teachers See Firsthand Impacts of Budget Cuts

Photo: Foreign language learning. As experienced foreign language teachers who have each been teaching  at the Chenery Middle School for more than a decade, we have seen firsthand the harmful effects in our classrooms of the ongoing town budget crisis. Over the years, class sizes have increased greatly, limiting the amount of personal attention that […]

42 for 42: Chenery Football Ends Season a Success On and Off the Field

Forty-two students arrived on a sweltering August afternoon to the Chenery Middle School playground for the first day of football practice. Two-and-a-half months later, 42 now experienced and tested players ended the first season of middle school football in Belmont in several decades with a big win over Watertown, 22-8, played at Victory Field on Nov. 5. “The big […]

Duty, Honor, Country: Schools Salute Vets in Remembrance Observances

The Chenery Middle School Wind Band played patriotic music, the chorus sang the “National Anthem” and several students made speeches and recited poems to their classmates and the two dozen men – many slowed with age – sitting on chairs on the side of the stage. They were an array of armed forces veterans from Belmont and surrounding […]

After Half Century Wait, Chenery Football Returns to Harris Field

They ranged from six-footers to those challenged to break five feet; ones who run like the wind and others who still have the looping strides of a kid in the playground. But each member of the Chenery Middle School Football team who took Harris Field at Belmont High School were making history on Friday, Oct. […]