It’s ‘RAMA’ Saturday With Stringarama, Bandarama At High School

Photo: Lots of musicians this Saturday. This is no joke: April 1 will be your chance to hear from the youngest to the most experience musicians on a “Rama” day in Belmont. Moved from its traditional pre-Christmas date to allow the younger musicians to be a bit more proficient, the Belmont Public Schools Fine and Performing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Veterans’ Day Exercise Schedule at Belmont Public Schools

Photo: Belmont veterans. The Belmont Public Schools will be holding its annual Veterans’ Day exercises on Thursday, Nov. 10 with visits by Belmont and area residents who have served their country to town schools.  Thursday’s schedule: 8:45 a.m.: Continental breakfast at Chenery Middle School. 95 Washington St. 9 a.m.: Program at Chenery Middle School 9:45 a.m.: […]

Instrumental Music Information Nights This Week For 3rd, 4th Graders

Photo: Musical instruments. Attention Grade 3 and Grade 4 parents: Attend one of the Instrumental Music Information Nights this week to learn about the amazing opportunities available to your students this year playing a musical instrument. You’ll learn about the program, which instruments are available, and how you can sign up. And if you can’t […]

Paper Saver: Belmont Kindergarten Registration Now Just a Click Away

Photo: It’s registration time. From the beginning of time – probably the 1970s – registering your five-year-old into Belmont kindergarten was both a joyful occasion (the beginning of 13 years of public education) and an odious process in which parents would need to deal with mountains of papers, forms, documentation and subsequent copies to place […]

They’re Back! First Day of School in Belmont Wednesday, Sept. 2

Photo: Crossing the street at the Burbank.  Remember the alarm clock? It probably hasn’t been heard since the last week in June; but starting today, it returns as a weekday companion for parents and children as Wednesday, Sept. 2, marks the first day of school in Belmont for student in 1st through 12th grades. Kindergarten […]

Belmont Schools Scheduled to Finish June 23, IF No More Snow Days

If – and that’s a big “if” – today, Tuesday, Feb. 10, turns out to be the final snow day for Belmont public school students this school year, the district is scheduled to close shop “on schedule” on Tuesday, June 23, according to Belmont’s school superintendent. After declaring five “snow” days due to the two […]