Friday, September 7, 2012
Yesterday was the first day of school in Norwood, and we know you took some great first day of school shots - so share them!
Yesterday was the first day of school in Norwood, and we know that you parents out there snapped first day of school photos. Click the "Upload" button above to include your own photos in our gallery. Have an old back to school photo to share? We want to see those too! Your editor added one of her younger days to get the ball rolling. What are your students most looking forward to about the new school year? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Take a trip down memory lane.
The kids are either back in the classroom already or are starting school soon. So we thought it would be fun to ask what your memorable first school days were. What about your first day of high school? First day of seventh grade? What made first school days memorable then? The smell of the air becoming crisp? Your new school clothes? Seeing all your friends and other kids you haven't seen? Meeting your new teachers and comparing class schedules with friends? And of course, what are some funny anecdotes you'd like to share? Discuss in the comments below.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Warriors traveled to Norwood to scrimmage with the Mustangs.
The Mustangs welcomed the King Philip Warriors Tuesday afternoon for a preseason scrimmage. Not playing a traditional game, the scrimmage gave both teams a chance to work on plays and shake out the kinks before the start of the regular season next week. The Mustangs will scrimmage again against Brockton on Sept. 1, while the Warriors will also be back on the field the same day to hold a scrimmage with Walpole.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Bus route information from the Norwood Public Schools website.
The start of school is just over a week away in Norwood, with the first day of classes scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6. Above is the school bus schedule for all Norwood schools, with times and stops listed. The bus schedule in town includes 2 busses to the Callahan School, 4 to the Balch School, 3 to the Cleveland School, 2 to the Oldham School, 2 to the Prescott School, 6 to St. Catherine's, 13 to the Coakley Middle School, and 9 to the High School.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Are you getting Norwood Patch's headlines in your email? You could be! Sign up for our daily or weekly newsletters! 2. Norwood Day buttons are now available for purchase at the Morrill Library for $3 each! Remember buttons will be $4 the day of the event - Sept. 15. 3. There will be a free open house at the Gymnastics Academy of Boston on Vanderbilt Ave. tonight from 6-8 p.m. Come by to meet the staff and check out the facilities. There will be free raffles and refreshments as well! 4. On Wednesdays, you can drop in to …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The first day of school start and school lunch information was released by Superintendent James Hayden this week. Are you ready for school to start?
The first day of school in Norwood is Thursday, Sept. 6. This week Superintendent James Hayden announced the start of school plans for that day. Elementary schools opening bell will be at 8:40 a.m. with dismissal at 2:55 p.m. An advisory that the State Primary voting will be happening at Norwood elementary schools that day, so drivers should exercise caution and patience when in the area. Middle school students will begin school at 7:25 a.m. and be dismissed at 2:05 p.m. High school students will start the day at 7:40 a.m. and be dismissed at 2:18 p.m. For more information, see the attached release from Norwood Public Schools. School lunches will be available to all students starting the first day of school. According to a release from the…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. According to the Norwood Police Department, the town has been experiencing an increase in motor vehicle break-ins in residential neighborhoods. Most thefts are of GPS's and chargers, other hand held devices, music CD's, and small amouts of cash and change. Residents are advised to lock cars and if you see or hear something suspicious in your driveway or that of a neighbor, call the department. 2. There are just over two weeks until the start of school in Norwood - are you ready? Check out our back to school guide here. 3…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
John Dennis of WEEI stopped by the Marlborough Community Cupboard to help prepare backpacks for school children in many area communities, including Norwood.
Volunteers were hard at work putting together the last of the 850 backpacks that will be given out to children in Norwood and many other area communities as they return to school in two weeks. The brightly colored backpacks have been stuffed with everything children need in order to go back to school, said Barbara LaGrenade, the volunteer coordinator at the Marlborough Community Cupboard. "It prepares the children with the essential supplies to start their school year," she said of the project organized by the United Way of Tri-County. With names of students from area non-profits and guidance for grade needs from the schools, backpacks will be distributed throughout MetroWest and the Route 495 corridor. The program has been going on for 15…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Looking for deals on back to school shopping? Look no further.
There are 22 days left until Norwood Public Schools begin the 2012-2013 school year. If time is flying and you aren't quite stocked up on school supplies just yet, check out some of the following deals in the Norwood area. The stores are also pinpointed on the map above this article. Staples, on Boston-Providence Highway in Norwood, is offering $5 off in store purchases of $50 or more through Saturday, August 18. Some of the other back to school deals include: OfficeMax, just over the town line in the Walpole Mall, is also offering many back to school price reductions including: Looking for some cool new clothes for the school year? Newbury Comics Norwood store is offering 25 percent off all hats, t-shirts and tank tops until Friday, …
All the information Norwood High School athletes and parents will need for the start of the fall season.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Grade 9 Parent-Athlete Information Night All freshman athletes and their parents are required to attend the parent/athlete Health Awareness night on Tuesday, August 28, at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The purpose of the meeting will be to introduce the athletic staff explain the rules of the Norwood High School Athletic Department and the rules of the governing body of high school athletics - the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). The meeting will be followed by Dr. Dan Switchenko a motivational speaker, talking about leadership and ingredients for success. Dr. Dan Switchenko, former head basketball coach and Hall of Famer at Eastern Connecticut State University, will be the guest speaker at our annual …