Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Massachusetts had an adjusted graduation rate of 83 percent for the 2010-2011 school year, while Arlington High School's adjusted graduation rate that year was 97 percent.
Massachusetts didn't make the top 10 high school graduation rates in the nation, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, but Arlington schools have a higher graduation rate than the state average. The graduation rates released Monday are for the 2010-2011 school year—the first year for which all states used a common, adjusted four-year cohort graduation rate, according to a U.S. Department of Education press release. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesman JC Considine told Patch in an e-mail that Massachusetts has been computing cohort graduation rates since 2006, which are available on the DESE website. According to the preliminary state-reported data, …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The eight inductees include athletes, administrators, coaches and the 1986 hockey team.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The following was provided by Judy Bass, communications specialist for Minuteman High School. Minuteman High School in Lexington is proud to announce its first inductees to its Hall of Fame. All have distinguished themselves for excellence, professionalism, service, and tireless dedication to Minuteman. They are Roger S. Eleftherakis, Dr. Ronald J. Fitzgerald, Beverly Lydiard, Sandy Lambrinos, Laura Ryan, Nick Papas, Alice MacInnis, and the 1986 hockey team. The inductees will be honored at a banquet on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. Anyone interested in attending the inaugural Minuteman Hall of Fame banquet can contact John Fusco at email@example.com. A little bit about each of the inductees: Roger S. Eleftherakis (…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A recap of Town Meeting's sixth session on Wednesday.
Town Meeting members began to discuss a proposed ban on gas-powered leaf blowers Wednesday. They also passed Minuteman High School’s budget and a town bylaw amendment that requires residents to bring in their uncollected trash by 9 p.m. the next day. In addition, members decided not to reconsider an earlier vote of no action on Article 32, which would have been a report and recommendation from the town manager on the implementation of a consolidated town-school finance department. Leaf-Blower Debate Town Meeting member Carol Band submitted a substitute motion for Article 25 after the Board of Selectmen’s recommended vote of no action on her original article. Band’s motion would amend the town bylaws to prohibit the use of gas-powered leaf …