Friday, May 10, 2013
The new site is expected to launch July 1.
Norwood Public Schools will be giving their district and school websites an overhaul this summer and they are currently seeking input from parents on what the new sites should feature. The survey, found here, asks what ways the new websites would be most helpful to them and their children. "We’re trying to integrate that into our design. So that parents, community members, students, family members and staff are able to find the information quickly and easily,” said Joe Kidd Director of Technology Services for the district. Kidd said they will be use a CMS (content management system) that will make it easier for faculty and staff to update the site more quickly. He also said it will have a cleaner and better looking design. They received 11…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Norwood will be opening up schools two hours later Monday.
Norwood Public Schools will be opening up two hours late on Monday as clean-up of the Blizzard of 2013 is still going on. The Norwood Montessori School will also will be opening up two hours later. Xaverian Bros. High School will be closed Monday.
Friday, February 8, 2013
February vacation is coming soon - what are your plans to battle cabin fever with the family?
February vacation for Norwood students will begin at the end of the school day Friday, Feb. 15 - and we want to know what your plans are for February vacation in Norwood. Some of you may be headed off to warmer climates, and in that case don't tell us. It'll only make the rest of us jealous. For those of you spending the week with your families in Norwood, tell us your best ideas for battling the winter cabin fever here in town. Will you hope for snow and hit the slope at Blue Hills? Will you spend time at the Morrill Library or the Norwood Recreation Department? Leave your answers in the comments section and watch for a list of the best local ideas before vacation begins!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The preliminary Norwood Public Schools budget for the next fiscal year shows a 5.76 percent increase from this year.
The preliminary Norwood Public Schools budget for the next fiscal year, as posted on the district's website, shows an overall increase of 5.76 percent from the previous year - or $2,042,896. Read through the attached slideshow to see the first round outline.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
There will be no school in Norwood Monday.
Norwood Public Schools will be closed Monday because of the storm. Governor Deval Patrick asked schools to close because of Hurricane Sandy to help keep the roads clear of traffic during the storm.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Scholarships, PTO meetings, fundraisers, and fun.
Every week Norwood Patch will be rounding up some of the important events and announcements from Norwood's schools. Have something you'd like to add? Email us! Callahan School Scholarship application deadline May 4 The Callahan School PTA is pleased to offer two $500 scholarships to any student who has graduated from the Callahan School in Norwood. The award committee, comprised of parents and teachers, will select the two recipients prior to the end of the school year. The selection is based not only on academic achievement, but on overall growth and development as well. Applications are available in the Guidance Offices at the following schools: Norwood High School, Blue Hills, Xaverian, Norfolk County Agricultural School and at the …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Talent shows, fundraisers, festivals, and holidays.
Every week Norwood Patch will be rounding up some of the important events and announcements from Norwood's schools. Have something you'd like to add? Email us! Talent Show at the Cleveland School Come to watch the Cleveland School students perform singing, dancing, gymnastics, skits, and many other style shows in order to raise funds for the fifth grade end of year activities. Held Thursday, April 5, from 6:30–8:30 p.m., cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase. NHS Post Prom fundraiser at Roche Brothers Norwood HS Post Prom Party will host a fundraiser at Roche Brothers in Westwood on Thursday, April 5, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Just …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Dancing and singing abounded at the rally Friday afternoon.
The sounds of laughter, cheers and music filled the Cleveland School cafetorium Friday afternoon as students, faculty and a few unexpected guests joined in for the third annual Cleveland School MCAS Rally. Third grade students from Jane Catalano’s class opened the rally to Katy Perry’s "Fireworks," displaying posters using the three-word-strategy reminding the room of important MCAS test taking skills. "I'm going to fall out of my seat," second grader Samantha Reen said while watching “Cleveland Rocks,” a video developed in secret by Cleveland teachers and school staff set to the song “Boom-de-Yada.” School Superintendent James Hayden and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Alex Wyeth also made appearances at the rally. Principal Scott Williams …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
A slideshow from the Norwood School Committee online that shows some of the impact budget cuts will have on the school system.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
For further information on the budget cuts, visit the Norwood School Committee online.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Keep track of important happenings in the town's school system.
Every week Norwood Patch will be rounding up some of the important events and announcements from Norwood's schools. Have something you'd like to add? Email us! SEPAC Meeting The Special Education Parent Advisory Council is holding a meeting Monday night. This is to teach parents how to help their children begin their transition into adulthood at the age of 14. The workshop will address self-advocacy and self-determination. It will also teach transition assessment and planning for all involved. You can join this meeting in Room 219 at the Savage Center at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will span two hours. More information can be found online here. Any questions can be directed to Jennifer Wilds (President, Norwood SEPAC) at 781.801.5763 or …