Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Town election results for Sharon.
Sharon will see some changes in town officials this year, but not completely. Selectmen incumbent William Heitin won the contested selectmen race and Emily Smith-Lee and Marcy Kaplan won the school committee race. Smith-Lee had 735 votes and Kaplan had 999, against incumbent Jeff Cuzan’s 693. Bill Heitin beat out challenger Steven Ross with 1,048 votes to 452. “I’m clearly pleased with the results, I put a lot of hard work into the town over the years,” Heitin said. “I think the people here recognize that.” Heitin said he wants to continue what he and the other selectmen have started. “I think we have a lot of initiatives from a board of selectmen standpoint that we’d like to bring to closure,” he said. School committee newcomer Marcy …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In today's morning news roundup, get the weather forecast (rain is expected) and find out what's on tap for the Sharon School Committee this evening.
1. Here is your daily weather forecast, courtesy of WHDH Weather: Mostly cloudy with some patchy drizzle & sprinkles by late morning. Steadier & widespread showers in the afternoon. Temps in the low to mid 60s. Southeast wind 7-17mph. 2. The Sharon School Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. For the full agenda, click here. 3. Demolition of the old Sacred Heart Building in Deborah Sampson Park is set to begin this week. The demolition is being funded through the Community Preservation Committee, which will use town and state money. The cost of the demolition will be about $68,000. 4. The Sharon Public Library's spring book sale is set to begin on Thursday, May 16, and the Friends of the Library are currently accepting …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Also today, find out what the Sharon School Committee will be discussing this week and also find out how Dunkin' Donuts has bolstered its bond with towns across the state.
1. Here is your daily weather forecast, courtesy of WHDH Weather: Cloudy morning with a few early sprinkles. Some sun by the afternoon. Mid 50s coast, mid to upper 60s well inland. Wind turning SSW 6-12mph. 2. Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts has strengthened its bond with local communities in Massachusetts in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The company has donated $100,000 to One Fund Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, and remained open during the recent lockdown and manhunt of Suspect #2. 3. Latest reports on Tuesday indicate that the remaining patients from the Boston Marathon bombing are expected to survive, doctors said. 4. The Sharon School Committee will meet Thursday at 6 p.m., covering such agenda items as …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The committee will meet on Wednesday this week and also approve the acceptance of a gift valued at $8,000 from Sharon Alternative Elementary School Association, Inc.
The Sharon School Committee will meet on Wednesday this week, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the School Committee Conference Room at Sharon Middle School. As part of the meeting, the Committee will approve acceptance of a xylophone from F.A.M.E. to East Elementary, valued at $535, as well as a gift valued at $8,000 from Sharon Alternative Elementary School Association, Inc., among other issues and items. Below is the full agenda for tonight's meeting, which can also be found on the Sharon Public School website. A. Open Forum B. Correspondence C. Student Advisory Committee (meet with full board) A. Science Curricular Review A. Consent Agenda 1. Approve Meeting Minutes - Open and Executive Session of Feb. 13. 2. Approve Home Schooling Request 3…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Sharon Health Department won't be holding blood pressure clinics Dec. 26-28.
1. It's going to feel a little bit more like December today in Sharon. It will be sunny with a high 39 and low of 26. 2. Mark this on your calendar. There will be no blood pressure clinics at the Sharon Health Department, Dec. 26, 27 and 28. If you need immediate assistance, please go next door to the Sharon Fire Department. 3. The Sharon School Committee will also discuss FY 2014 preliminary budget requests in its meeting this week, which takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 12. 4. Congratulations to Dave Morse, the Sharon High football coach, for being named as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year. He was presented the award Tuesday morning at Sharon High School by former New England Patriot linebacker and National League …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It's an all school Five Things You Need to Know today with the weather version today.
1. Are you ready go back-to-school? Sharon grades 1-12 will be going to back Wednesday, Aug. 29, while kindergarten will be starting Thursday, Aug. 30. Sharon teachers and staff will be back to work Aug. 27. 2. The Sharon School Committee will be meeting Aug. 29 at 7 p.m, 3. Sharon High School will be holding a Back 2 School Orientation for freshmen and new students Monday, Aug. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and for parents and guardians from 6-7 p.m. in the auditorium. 4. A "Meet the New Classmates" will be held at Sharon Middle School, Friday, Aug. 24 from 10-11 a.m. 5. The weather today will be just like yesterday with a high 86 under mostly sunny skies with a low of 64 in the evenings.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
School Superintendent Timothy Farmer presented the gifts during a recent school committee meeting.
After school on Monday, several longtime Sharon public school employees will start the next chapter in their lives with page turners from Superintendent Timothy Farmer. Each staff member received a book from Farmer as a retirement present. Monday is Sharon's last day of school. "Some of the books have to do with things that you might choose to do as you wander the narrow roads of New England," Farmer said during a special presentation to the retirees during a recent school committee meeting. "Some of the books are a little more personal because I might know an interest that you have." This year's retirees are: Farmer said he understood that the school board tradition was to read a bit about each retiree. "And I thought, 'Wouldn't it be …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The middle school will discourage, but not ban, students from wearing such clothes to school next year.
Wearing "celebratory clothing" such as the T-shirts received by bar and bat mitzvah guests officially will be discouraged at Sharon Middle School during the next school year. The Sharon School Committee voted 4-0 Wednesday night to approve middle school officials' proposed student handbook change. Members Emily Smith-Lee and Jonathan Hitter were not present for the vote, held in the middle school's administration conference room. Chairman Laura Salomons said Hitter told her "he still has some concerns about the language." "He doesn't necessarily oppose it, but I think he would want to just suggest publicly that the Sharon Middle School staff reach out to parents and students, and even to the rabbis of the local temples, and have a …
The school committee approved the three-year contract Wednesday night.
Sharon school cafeteria workers will receive a total 2.5 percent pay increase annually for the next three years under a new contract starting July 1. The school committee approved the three-year deal Wednesday night. School Superintendent Timothy Farmer said 2.5 percent increase represents the 2 percent step increase the cafeteria workers receive now, plus a .5 percent wage increase. The workers also will work two additional days, or 182 total, he said. One is for kitchen preparation and the other is for professional development. School lunch revenue will fund the contract, Farmer said.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
It's a proposed student handbook change.
On any given Monday, many Sharon Middle School students wear the same shirt to school, Assistant Principal Jackie Mann says. The students have attended the same classmate's bar or bat mitzvah, she told the school committee last week. But such celebratory clothing would be discouraged -- but not banned -- from SMS when school starts next year if the school board approves a proposed student handbook change Wednesday night. "If you walk into our cafeteria on any given Monday, you'll see 50 kids with the same pink T-shirt that has some kid's name on it. And it's a visual reminder of the kids that have been excluded from certain events," Mann told the school board. "By no means are we suggesting that we dictate who gets invited to an event. But…