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JSacco: Melrose officials evaluate superintendent
Melrose officials evaluate superintendent By Jessica Sacco / jsacco@wickedlocal.com August 02. 2014 10:33PM Superintendent Cyndy Taymore was put under the microscope last week during her annual evaluation. School Committee members voiced their opinions, acc...
Views: 700   Replies: 23
Last Post: Aug 9, 2014 5:29pm
by MFD
HR
Open positions in the district
http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/?employer=11073&status=20,30 Home > Postings Public Postings Date Job Title School/Site Jul 31 Special Education Paraprofessionals (5) -- Various -- Jul 31 School Psychologist Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Jul...
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Last Post: Aug 7, 2014 2:37pm
by parent
Melrose again has higher percentage of students with Advanced and Proficient scores than Mystic Vall
With all the discussion about the Mystic Valley I figured I would post the same comparison that I have posted that last few years. All of this data is directly from the MA DOE website at http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/ As I posted last year; there are 20 different...
Views: 877   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jul 28, 2014 4:21pm
by Huh?
MHS doesn't even rank now it's so low
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/massachusetts/districts/melrose/melrose-high-school-9439/test-scores Mystic Valley #6 Malden is #51 Revere is #60 Melrose is a big fat zero. Gee, that new guitar class or AP Bio for freshmen really panned o...
Views: 394   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 24, 2014 11:33am
by mhs parent of al...
Superintendent Evaluation Tuesday 7 p.m.
Show up and say something at Public comment if you care.
Views: 786   Replies: 24
Last Post: Jul 23, 2014 5:33pm
by Well......
MFD
School Committee gives Taymore \$40,000 for Pay Staff Pay Raises
Can you believe this! The school committee (only no vote was CK) voted to give Superintendent Taymore $40,000 to give her non-union senior staff. This was a blanket, no requirement, no justification, gift to her staff! Wow Melrose, you must be rolling in dough....how...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2014 12:06pm
by MFD
School Dress Codes - Need Revision
Noted below is the current dress code from the school website" STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTION 5000 CONDUCT 5400 DRESS CODE 5412 Students should dress appropriately adding to a positive, productive school environment. Student dress is unacceptable if it is a...
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Last Post: Jul 1, 2014 5:18pm
by parent
Get Mayor off of School Committee
The mission of MAYOR D as a politician is to get reelected and in order to do that he spends his time at every SC meeting painting a picture of the idyllic version of Melrose Public Schools notwithstanding the facts. His being on the school committee is an absolute...
Views: 2956   Replies: 73
Last Post: Jun 21, 2014 8:54pm
by Sighhhh.
Tenure on the Way Out
The fact that it's taking place on the 'Left Cost' is kind of suprising JudgeJudge strikes down teacher tenure, firing laws A California judge has agreed with nine students who filed a lawsuit, saying the laws keep bad teachers in the classroom and force out t...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2014 8:13am
by MFD
School Committee Wasteland
Watched the committee meeting last night because of someone retiring. What a wasteland. Basically almost nothing of substance or intelligence, just a whole lot of nothing. Tried to find out what they were referring to by logging into the school site and getting that...
Views: 675   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jun 13, 2014 7:48pm
by ...
MHS Video
Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB0vQbWzzn8
Views: 467   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 12, 2014 7:57pm
by Old Guy
Search for New Middle School Principal
Will there really be an honest search by this school administration for a new principal to replace outgoing Tom Brow? Answer: NO! It's all window dressing for public consumption by Cyndy Taymore who is determined to have her favorite, Brent Conway, assume the posi...
Views: 2349   Replies: 24
Last Post: Jun 8, 2014 7:45pm
by whit elephant
aspen
Does anyone out here know the total cost spent by our city to implement ASPEN?
Views: 358   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jun 5, 2014 3:06pm
by parent
Laughable ReMax: "reputable school system"
http://www.remax-newengland.com/2011/05/16/insiders-look-melrose-ma/ "4. How are the school systems in the area? Melrose has a reputable school system. The Melrose School District runs several schools including, five elementary schools, one middle school, and one...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2014 9:40am
by Conflict of Inte...
Congratulations to the original 46 NHS inductees
Congratulations to the 46 MHS students who were inducted into the National Honor Society on September 17th, 2013. You were selected based upon your merits and have truly earned the honor. You all had the GPA, the leadership positions and the volunteer hours.
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2014 6:41am
by New Year
O'Connell to be MHS PTO President? & Site Council Representative?
How is this possible? Is Melrose some sort of parallel universe? From: Kristen Harvey Date: Mar 29, 2014 12:59:55 PM Subject: MHS PTO To: Kristen Harvey Good afternoon! Our next MHS PTO meeting will be, Monday, April 7th at 6:30 in the Resource Center of t...
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2014 10:44pm
by Citizen
Change!
Changes coming to Lincoln! 1 new principal 4 permanent new teachers (due to the retirement of 3 veteran teachers and the addition of another 4th grade) 3 temporary teachers (because 3 young teachers are going on maternity leave) So, the fall will bring 1+7= ove...
Views: 1309   Replies: 15
Last Post: May 31, 2014 9:41am
by Blondie
Parent Petition: Keep Joanne Kimball-Sherman at Roosevelt Elementary School
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keep-joanne-kimball-sherman-at-roosevelt/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=button Keep Joanne Kimball-Sherman at Roosevelt Elementary School For 18 years Mrs. Kimball-Sherman has called Roosevelt Elementary s...
Views: 770   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 23, 2014 4:33pm
by elem
Sad MHS Awards Night
Said it all that so few of the faculty showed up, so many of the students being honored didn't show up, and such a small portion of the students and families from the whole class attended. Could the principal have said any less? What a pathetic presence. The head of...
Views: 749   Replies: 19
Last Post: May 22, 2014 9:25am
by Solution
Free Press: Police to charge Melrose teen in bomb hoax cases
Police say they've identified a Melrose High School student who is responsible for two of the three bomb hoaxes that occurred during the current school year. Along with Melrose officers, numerous other law enforcement agencies responded to the bomb threat on April 17...
Views: 608   Replies: 7
Last Post: May 17, 2014 8:51pm
by peanut gallery
Wow
KT out of control again
KT was back screaming at a member of the public again at the last SC meeting. He pointed out that the annual end of the year report for 2013 that our Melrose school department sends to the state DOE do not match with school numbers available to the public. He also...
Views: 1247   Replies: 31
Last Post: May 16, 2014 7:51pm
by Patrol
Not Enough Money for Summer School for Most Vulnerable Students
So if the vague recountings of the superintendent are correct from last night's meeting, there isn't enough money for remediation programs for the most vulnerable students in the middle and high schools but there is plenty of money for exorbitant administrative and t...
Views: 334   Replies: 3
Last Post: May 14, 2014 12:20pm
by Veteran
Lincoln School
Are there any updates on the hiring of a new principal for the Lincoln School?
Views: 451   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 13, 2014 8:10pm
by Interim at Linc...
Brady
David Brady one of the finalists for the Roosevelt Principal job has also been named a finalist for a Principal job in Swampscott.
Views: 498   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 13, 2014 5:34pm
by Lincoln Principl...
mhs
Cops offer $5K reward, investigate bomb hoax at Melrose High School bomb hoax
By Jessica Sacco / jsacco@wickedlocal.com April 22. 2014 5:01PM Cops offer $5K reward, investigate bomb hoax at Melrose High School bomb hoax Police brought bomb-sniffing dogs to Melrose High School on April 17 in response to a bomb threat. Anyone who can pro...
Views: 468   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 11, 2014 4:21pm
by peanut gallery
National Teachers Day
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day Posted: May 06, 2014 NBC 10 News May 6 is Teacher Appreciation Day. Teacher Appreciation Day is part of the nationally-recognized National Teacher Week. The week is celebrated during the first week in May, and Nat...
Views: 671   Replies: 9
Last Post: May 11, 2014 8:57am
by Jock
MHS 2008 Grad getting it done for the U.S.
Ensign Ryan Webster, a 2008 MHS Grad and 2012 Graduate of the Coast Guard Academy is featured in this piece. He was a standout student and athlete at MHS and the CGA (Captain of the football team at both places) and is now getting it done for the U.S.A. http://www...
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Last Post: May 8, 2014 12:38pm
by Nice Work
Conway named next principal of Melrose middle school
Gross news from wickedlocal: Melrose middle-schoolers will have a new principal this fall. On Wednesday, Superintendent Cyndy Taymore announced that Brent Conway will take over leadership of Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS). Conway,...
Views: 1387   Replies: 22
Last Post: May 6, 2014 1:51pm
by Ward
Melrose 6 years behind the eight ball once again
"Malden went from under 100 qualifying scores in these AP courses for 2008 to almost 250 qualifying scores in 2013." And that's because way back in 2008 Malden correctly identified a problem and acted to correct it, while Melrose focuses instead on perpetual PR, w...
Views: 397   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 3, 2014 11:23am
by parent
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