Thursday, May 16, 2013
Foxborough recorded a 1595 in combined SAT scores, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
With a combined SAT score of 1775, Sharon ranks first out of 48 schools south of Boston, according to data released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education published by the Boston Globe. Sharon ranked first out of 48 schools with a score of 1775, while Brockton ranked last with a score of 1289. Other combined scores of neighboring towns include: Walpole (1590), Easton (1601), Norton (1530) and Norwood (1464). Here’s a complete list of combined SAT scores: Note: Total SAT scores from 2011-2012 The data also compared average home values of the 48 towns, with Sharon coming in at No. 12 with an average of $419,720, according to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue via The Boston Globe. Cohasset was number one on the list …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Last Monday Town Meeting approved FY14 budget of $37,766,330.
With Town Meeting having come and gone and the Fiscal Year 2014 budgets ready to take over next month, Sharon Patch spoke with Sharon Public Schools Superintendent Timothy Farmer to talk about the upcoming $37,766,330 budget and its impact on the schools in town. Below is a Question and Answer feature between Sharon Patch and Farmer. Sharon Patch: What are some of the drivers of the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) budget? Timothy Farmer: Well, as it’s true with every year the first driver is student need. That’s anything from programs to class size. Our strategic plan for the District that was approved at the beginning of this school year drives some of our decision making around the budget because we are focuses on the differentiation of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Summer reading assignment are given out to students grades 6-12. Find out what's on the list for this summer.
With the school year coming to a close next month, book stores and libraries will be stocking their shelves with the latest summer reading books. For Sharon Public Schools, students in Grades 6-12 are assigned carefully chosen books to read over the summer. The book titles and the number of books may vary depending on what level of English your student is in. Sharon English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator David Heller said he hopes the books chosen this year are enjoyable for the students. “It’s usually each grade team that tries to figure out a book that will improve cultural literacy but also is maybe more of a pleasurable read for the summer,” Heller said. “That’s basically the main way and then we usually use books that sync with …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The event will be Tuesday, May 14 in the Sharon High School library at 7 p.m.
The Sharon High School PTSO will be hosting a presentation on the Social Host Law entitled 'Be A Parent, Not A Pal' next week. The event, which will be Tuesday, May 14 in the Sharon High School library at 7 p.m., presents parents and students with stories of victims of underage drinking and the adult hosts who have been prosecuted under the law. Attorney Brandon Arbor, of Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, who created the presentation, will explain the risks of well-meaning parents who think they are providing safe havens for their children and their children’s friends to drink alcohol and party in their homes. “It’s a valuable program. It’s an important message to hear and I’m hopeful that we have a lot of parents in attendance,” said …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in town is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in Sharon. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and why? …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The ranking and award came from U.S. News and World Report's list of best high schools across the state and the nation.
Sharon High School is the 14th best high school in Massachusetts, according to a new report from U.S. News and World Report. In addition, the school was given a gold medal, classifying the Sharon school as a high-performing school with lower college readiness than those that earned a gold medal. On a four-point scale, Sharon scored a 3.8 (98 percent) in proficiency in math, and a 3.7 (100 percent) in proficiency in English; both ranks are higher than the state average. The 14:1 student-teacher radio was also near the state average. The high school earned a college readiness score of 65 which was above the state average. The score is measured on a scale that goes up to 100 and is created based on the amount of 12th graders that took and …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A quick reminder about when school will be out for Sharon students this summer.
It was a long winter, but as the days of warmth move closer, students and parents should know that with the impending summer also comes the close of the 2012-2013 school year. So, with the handful of snow days students were able to enjoy this past winter, when will the time come to leave the classroom? The last day of school for all Sharon Public School students will be a half day on Wednesday, June 26.
College acceptance letters are in—tell Sharon Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Sharon High School seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here too.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
A Plainville couple, Kathi and Chris Sullivan went to Sharon High School this week to talk about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
For Kathi and Chris Sullivan, nearly every day of their lives is a struggle. For Chris, a former New England Patriot who won the Super Bowl with the team in 2001, his struggle is with alcohol and drug addiction and anxiety. For Kathi, she must relive her teenage daughter's tragic death every time she delivers her message - Taylor's Message - to a crowded gym or auditorium full of high school students. The husband and wife from Plainville travel around to area high schools giving their testimonials about the dangers of underage drinking, drug abuse and making poor choices. For the two of them, recounting the mistakes and regrets of the past brings them comfort when they hear from students and parents that their stories have made them …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The program has spanned the entire school district in Sharon and all the classes congregated in the gymnasium to watch, listen and learn about NASA on Friday.
Sharon's "Train Like an Astronaut" program was presented to elementary school students at the Heights Elementary School on Friday, March 22. The program has spanned the entire school district in Sharon and all the classes congregated in the gymnasium to watch, listen and learn about NASA on Friday. Special Guest speaker Congressman Joseph Kennedy III spoke with the students about the importance of NASA and what it does for our country, before going live with NASA. "This program holds a special place in my heart and I am here representing my family, for it was my Great Uncle, President John F. Kennedy, Jr. who encouraged space exploration," Kennedy said. It was May 25, 1961 when President John F. Kennedy urged the American people during a …