Friday, December 21, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown school shooting, what safety plans should Norwood schools put in place? Should they increase security? Tell us in the comment section.
Now a week after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., school districts across the country are reviewing safety measures and procedures. "We have practiced throughout the year our emergency procedures and will continue to review all our safety plans to do everything we can to provide safe schools in cooperation with the Norwood Police and Fire Departments," Norwood Superintendent James Hayden wrote in a letter to local parents last weekend. We want to know what, if anything, you think should be done locally after this tragedy. Should Norwood increase security at schools? Change any existing plans for emergencies? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.
Wednesday, November 21, 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. Today is a half day for all Norwood schools to start the Thanksgiving recess. Schools will reopen Monday. 2. Gallery 9, located at 45 Central Street in Norwood is hostng "Mural of Memories," a visual and verbal exhibit created by elderly and disabled clients attending Norfolk Adult Day Health Center in Norwood. The work will be exhibited from Nov. 20 through Nov. 27. The Gallery is open Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The spring 2012 MCAS scores were released this week.
The Massachusetts Department of Education recently released MCAS scores from spring 2012 that show Norwood students on the whole out-performing the state's numbers. With all the grades and all schools combined, 74 percent of Norwood students scored "Advanced" or "Proficient" in English, 62 percent in Mathematics and 57 percent in Science and Tech. Statewide 69 percent of students scored in the top two categories for English, 59 percent in Mathematics and 54 percent in Science and Tech. These are the Norwood scores sorted by school and grade: C.M. Callahan School F.A. Cleveland School J.P. Oldham School C.J. Prescott School Balch School Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School Norwood High School
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.
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.
Monday, August 20, 2012
We want to hear from you and see if there's a consensus among readers.
Different people care about different issues in their town and Norwood is no different. Is it improvements in infrastructure such as old water mains, the Town Hall repairs and roads in need of attention? Or the Norwood schools budget and the cuts that were necessary for this school year? Last week a great deal of readers commented regarding drug arrests made in town - is drug use Norwood's biggest issue? Today, we want to hear from you. Tell us in the comments section what the biggest issue Norwood is currently facing, according to you. It can be something you feel will have a long-term impact on the town or an issue that you are personally concerned about.
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, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Five things principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students need to know.
The school year is approaching, and Norwood Patch will be there to cover all the big news for all of Norwood's schools. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Patch this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Patch this school year, just email Norwood@patch.com.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
For the procrastinators out there, here's a reminder of your high school summer reading assignments.
There's only about a month left until the start of classes for Norwood High School students - and if you've spent the last two months ignoring your summer reading assignments then it's time to get going! Here are the details on all summer reading assignments for NHS English classes: Grade 9, 10, 11 Assignment: Write a Character Journal In addition to reading the book during the summer, students are also required to write a character journal. Choose one character from the novel, either a main character or a peripheral character, and write from his or her point of view. Do not merely summarize the plot. Use your imagination, and write what you think your chosen character is thinking, feeling, observing, etc. Each journal must be either one …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It's back to school time again, make sure you're prepared for the school year!
It's back to school time! Norwood students will begin the 2012-2013 school year on September 6. Be sure to mark down the important dates on your calendar and prepare for the new year!