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School committee election
Anyone know which SC members' terms are up and whether they are running again this November? Any names floated as nominees to run for those spots?
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2017 6:24pm
by Politics
2017 MCAS Results
Ouch!! Just saw the Melrose MCAS results. It's bad for all the children not learning in school. After so many years of Melrose school 'improvement,' today's students are doing worse than any were before. They gave the teachers millions more dollars a year. The su...
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2017 11:28pm
by Major problem
Tonight's School Committee Foolishness Agenda This school administration/school committee never fails to produce foolishness for their so-called agenda. For starters: Page 3: $3700 MHS Field Trip Proposal to Haiti, Nicaragua,...
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Last Post: Oct 17, 2017 10:58pm
by Still Outraged
Patricia Wright Services
Hello all, I just want to thank you all again on behalf of Becky and our family for your support and thoughtful words. We are truly touched. Patty's services will be held in Mansfield on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 at Sherman and Jackson Funeral home. I will pr...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2017 9:54pm
by Memory Patty
School Lock Down
I just received a phone alert from the city about a lockdown of the school due to an on-line threat made by a student - the lockdown happened during the removal of the student. They said everyone is safe now - no weapons were involved - more information to follow....
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2017 12:06pm
by Reality Check
I'm very disheartened to write this missive. As her family has been notified I am hoping it's proper to clarify. My very dear, long-time friend and colleague Patricia Wright had passed away. She ran this site. Please don't post anything improper as her family...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2017 10:31am
by Memory Patty
Melrose High Fails to Make US News & World Report’s Rankings
from wickedlocal: Melrose High Fails to Make US News & World Report’s Rankings The publication’s rankings included the top 63 high schools in Massachusetts. Posted by John Waller (Editor) , April 23, 2014 at 04:58 PM US News & World Report release...
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2017 9:53pm
by Negative
Melrose AP Scores
Great Article on Wicked Local Melrose today and props to the students who have taken on the challenge and to Principal Merrill and his staff for their support
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Last Post: Oct 4, 2017 8:21pm
by Over ten years
School IT Failing to protect our Children
From: "HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL" Date: September 29, 2017 at 2:32:33 PM EDT To:xxxxx Subject: A Message From Dr. Cobbs Reply-To: A message from HORACE MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Good Afternoon: Today in fifth grade a student was ab...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2017 8:38pm
by Melrose
Hate Crime at Roosevelt: Swastika and SS Symbol Carved into Playground Structure
from MFP: "Police are investigating vandalism at Roosevelt Elementary School that came to light Monday, when students and parents noticed a swastika and an SS symbol carved into a playground structure. A detective is assigned to the case, but so far there are no sus...
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Last Post: Sep 30, 2017 1:42pm
by pass student
SC Votes New Contract and Large Raise for Superintendent @ 12:00 And then the genuflecting by each and every member of the committee, ending with MD: "thank you for loving our children" BARF What a revolting and unprofessional display of all that's wrong with this school administration.
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2017 7:24pm
by Willmington Mass
Obituary: Patricia M. (Shea) Wright
Patricia M. (Shea) Wright 9/23/2017 Patricia M. (Shea) Wright, age 54, of Melrose, formerly of Brighton passed away at home on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born in Verdun, France on October 26, 1962, she was a loving daughter of Paul V. and Anne Marie (Guille...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2017 12:41pm
by grateful also
This site may no longer be available, meaning all of MM not just the SC page. :(
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Last Post: Sep 24, 2017 1:15pm
by Norris neighbor
School Committee Charade, Large Superintendent Raise Approved At the 5 minute mark they are "discussing" the issue of substitute teachers. So apparently it's perfectly acceptable to warehouse middle and high school students with their "pilot" program involving bunching classes of students (into th...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2017 8:29pm
by Karma Will Punis...
Important Safety Message
The following message was recently sent to Middle School parents on Wednesday: A message from MELROSE MIDDLE SCHOOL Dear MVMMS Families,   Today I was alerted to an incident that occurred yesterday after school where two MVMMS students were approached by...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2017 10:37pm
by Safety for all
This superintendent needs to go.
This superintendent needs to go.
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Last Post: Sep 19, 2017 5:46pm
by SC#
MHS student, jail time?
****ers in school telling me, always in the barber shop Chief Keef ain't bout this, Chief Keef ain't bout that My boy a BD on ******* Lamron and them He, he they say that ***** don't be putting in no work SHUT THE **** UP! Y'all ****** ain't know **** All ya **...
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Last Post: Sep 16, 2017 3:40pm
by LOL
Guilty of Racially Hostile Environment Taymore Recasts Herself as Civil Rights Activist
According to the Globe and Patch, superintendent and Deselm have signed onto a Supreme Court brief along with officials from a number of other school systems in support of transgender rights of a Virginia teen. Fine and dandy, as it should be. However, this is the sa...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2017 11:02am
by Dillon
Tuesays Executive Meeting
EXECUTIVE SESSION - 9:25 PM 1. To approve executive session minutes of August 1, 2017 2. To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations of Superintendent Cyndy Taymore’s successor contract 8. ADJOURN Note: The listed agenda items are those t...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2017 10:14pm
by Isn't Odd
Charlatans Leading PD and Torturing Teachers
Go to tweets of dept heads and other admins and soak in the absurdity: "neurodiverse learners"... "proficiency rubrics".... and on and on it goes. What is billed as "professional development" in Melrose is a sick joke, "courses" "taught" by so-called experts, includi...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2017 9:05pm
by Patronage party
Dec 13 SC meeting: Slipping in more dangerous and costly actions when no one will be looking
from Driscoll's offensive and obfuscating blog: "City Solicitor Van Campen presented an element of the recently passed Municipal Modernization Act that allows school districts to appoint one Committee member to sign warrants (school bills) on its behalf, and repor...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2017 5:50pm
by yesterday
Band in Melrose
Is anyone else alarmed and concerned by the things that students have said about their new band teacher, Matthew Repucci? From my students and their friends, I have heard things that are totally inappropriate for an authority figure in a classroom. He has thrown stan...
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Last Post: Aug 24, 2017 6:56am
by Bozo Alert
Get him out
Who else has had it with the bull Mr. Conway spews? Please join forces and get him out to protect the kids of the city. He targets kids and doesn't stop. Parents are leaving the school system after middle school because they can't take it. Join together as a village...
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Last Post: Aug 23, 2017 11:07pm
by Can't be Fooled...
Instructional Coaches
Can someone explain to me why we have instructional coaches? What is their actual job? My understanding is that they go into classes and then teach the teachers how to teach. I am sincerely asking if this is correct- not trying to start a big argument about instructi...
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2017 11:27am
by qualified
MPS Administrative Pots and Taxpayer Swindle
Just drive past MHS/Central Admin almost anytime during the summer and it can be easily observed most of the time that the parking lot is nearly empty. Central Admin (and the various elem principals, all just as useless and corrupt) gives itself huge swaths of time o...
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Last Post: Aug 15, 2017 3:02pm
by Great Time to Mo...
school Commitee violation of law
No agenda packet listed for this Tuesday's school committee meeting meeting yet again. Supposed to be posted by yesterday, Friday.
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2017 9:13pm
by Well
Open position
I was looking at all the open positions for the school and after school program. I noticed the position at ES that Debra Parson deSmet held is open. Did she leave Melrose? I hope so. ES was great when it first began then she came aboard and it all went to sh*t. She w...
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Last Post: Jul 26, 2017 2:50pm
by Mentor
Privacy of School Records Laws:
Boston METCO This school board member never voted to force any accountability by this superintendent when she took egregiously inappropriate actions to protect the teacher, further victimize the student. CockroachHunter03/02/17 06:19 AM Especially after the offi...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2017 8:02pm
by Still apologizin...
Driscoll Arrogantly Shuts Down MHS Robotics Students
This SC chair's rudeness and officiousness has been commented on (accurately) by many. After years of witnessing her disgraceful conduct (the rest are no better in allowing it and contributing), it was shocking to watch her do this to three articulate and deserving s...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2017 8:00pm
by Watch
Do your job
Instead of supporting our children which is your assigned job you stand back closed mouth to save your job at their expense and not defend our kids. You used to be good. What happened?
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2017 7:22pm
by Choices
Katherine Clark and Paul Broduer…Where are you?
Why is it that Clark and Broduer remain silent about the civil rights violations that have occurred in our district? How is it that Clark can sit on the chamber floor in Washington demanding a vote on gun control yet remain silent on the civil rights abuses that occ...
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2017 7:17pm
by Ramparts
Melrose School Committe found in violation of OML laws...AGAIN!!
Robert Van Campen, City Solicitor City of Melrose City Hall, 562 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176 March 6, 2017 RE: Open Meeting Law Complaint Dear Attorney Van Campen: This office received a complaint from Gerry Mroz, dated December 1, 2016, alleging that th...
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Last Post: Jul 23, 2017 6:28pm
by Control
Absolute Nonsense - Get Over It!
The liberal left progressives in this city have a history of looking for reasons to be offended – and this is nowhere more evident than in our school committee. School committee Liz DeSelm,at their meeting of Tuesday, November 15 took advantage of the oppor...
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2017 4:37pm
by satisfied
Another Disastrous Hire Promoted by CT to Take over Math/Science
Another stellar ruinous decision by this Peter-Principle disaster of an administration: Laurie Dorr Greenwood has been appointed to chair Math and Science in the predicted exodus of former chair, Jon Morris to Tewksbury. This woman is well known as one openly display...
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2017 4:16pm
by priority
PR Firm Buys Another Award
Driscoll was just named to the State "All Star" SC. This is proof that the PR firm gal (former Free Press Hack and RD "flirting partner") Jessica is doing her job. Last year the PR firm bought CT the "Super Superintendant" Honor. Now, we have MD named to a state w...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2017 9:37pm
by Ethics-fail for ...
Roosevelt teacher suspended
Fifth grade teacher KM was so out of control with a student she angrily grabbed the student's desk and flipped it upside down. Some of the items in the desk hit the student. The student was physically unharmed. Word is she is suspended pending an investigation. What'...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2017 8:31pm
by Families
No agenda or packet
Tomorrow is the SC meeting. Just checked the web site and there is no packet or agenda. How many times does the SC have to violate the law, get caught and be able to get away with it? Margaret Driscoll you SU℃K!!! Get that good for nothing bit©h out!
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2017 8:24pm
by Residents.
Mayor & SC member in Mystic Valley lottery?
Is it true or a rumor that the mayor entered his children into the charter school lottery? And didn't get in? Management over there wouldn't want another politician around who isn't from Malden. Is it true that McAllister Grande did too and that her kid got in and...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2017 7:54pm
by Announcement
Horace Mann renovations
With construction and renovation started on Horace Mann elementary school. I don't see anywhere that the plans have been posted. What exactly is being done. In addition since the building is being renovated doesn't that require that it now meet the current ADA handic...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2017 7:48pm
by Worried
Teen graffitied swastikas in Melrose
from wicked local Officials: Teen graffitied swastikas in Melrose By Jessica Sacco Posted Apr. 17, 2014 @ 7:32 pm Updated at 8:15 PM MELROSE A high school student is facing consequences after authorities say he drew inappropr...
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2017 8:55am
by Cmon
Teachers asking students if parents go on Melrose Messages
I have heard on a couple of occasions this school year that students are being asked by certain corrupt educators if their parents go on Melrose Messages. There is every reason to believe administrators have asked teachers to do this and report back. There is a goo...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2017 1:07pm
by insane
AP courses/Driscoll's opinions Saturday, May 24, 2014 To AP, or not to AP, that is the question..... Heard around town: why is Melrose High now offering Advanced Placement (AP) classes to un...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2017 11:58pm
by Dragon
Administration just posted a position for DIRECTOR OF STEM. Guess Margaret Adams can't handle the same amount of work Pat Muxie did. This is why they Margaret Adam's previously proposed to the school committee for layoffs of paras. The only saving of their jobs is un...
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Last Post: Jun 17, 2017 11:51pm
by True
AD Fogarty States Athletic Fees Highest in League and Unacceptable for a Public School
Fogarty called it spot on last night when he went before the school committee and talked about having three of his own children in the athletic program at MHS and the fact that since Melrose has no family cap, it is costing his family something like $3300 annually (c...
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2017 5:04pm
by Fraud
Letter from TBrow to parents May 2 Re: 8th grade Team A NB replacement
So what are we supposed to read between the lines? Obviously the 8th grade teacher is not returning this school year, though she was allowed to continue for a couple weeks. Is she returning next year? This letter is all we got, but we deserve a real explanation, not...
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Last Post: Jun 16, 2017 2:23pm
by Parent
MHS stats not flattering
With all the manufactured realtor hoopla about "most improved" (that's embarrassing just as it is), the actual stats are worse than mediocre where it counts, where college admissions officers are paying attention:
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2017 7:45pm
by SP
K Paraprofessinal
Seriously! You want parents to volunteer in place of Kindergarten paras? 6 positions at maybe 12.00 an hour! Where did that pot of money go? Raises for admin! This is the exact reason the override will never be passed. Do you really think parent volunteers...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2017 9:10pm
by Locomotive
Senior Awards Night
What a great group of seniors at MHS this year. So proud of all of them. Kudos to MHS Principal Jason Merrill for running a first class event for these graduating seniors. It's great these kids are recognized for all the hard work and effort they have put in over...
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2017 4:01pm
by AB
Racism at the Mystic Valley Charter School
Do a google search of "Mystic Valley Charter School" and you will find multiple articles like the one below from Wickedlocal. If you are from Melrose and you think this is a racist policy at the school, please understand that it is your tax dollars funding this scho...
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Last Post: Jun 6, 2017 2:45pm
by tied
Malden Observer - 5/27/17 Mystic Valley has said it will cooperate with the Attorney General’s Office to review its uniform policy this summer. Meanwhile, the Cook family and supporters have demanded that the school permanently eliminate its hair policy a...
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Last Post: May 29, 2017 5:50pm
by Reason
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