Thursday, September 20, 2012
Author of new book on the college application essay, Sarah McGinty, will take questions from Weston Patch readers live this week.
Anyone with burning questions about college application essays, we will be take your questions about the college application essay tonight, Thursday, September 20 at 6 p.m. To get ready, throughout the week we have asked readers what they wished they knew about essay-writing, and what questions they have about application essays. Tonight, we will answer your questions. Tonight, Weston Patch will host a live chat with Sarah Myers McGinty, author of the "The College Application Essay and former member of the writing faculty at Harvard University, as well as a former admissions director at Sarah Lawrence College and principal of the McGinty Consulting Group. And on Sunday, Sept. 23 McGinty will be at the Brookline Booksmith at 4 p.m., …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
They're going back!
1. Welcome back from Labor Day weekend. Let the real year begin. 2. New student and freshman orientation is today at the high school. 3. Everyone else goes back Wednesday. 4. Thursday is the state primary election. 5. Precincts 3 and 4 will vote at a new location this year: Social Hall of Westgate Church, 100 Winter St.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Let's face it: August is the end of the year.
1. At its meeting Aug. 28, the Weston Board of Selectmen set Monday, Nov. 26, as its date for special Town Meeting. 2. There was a crash on the Mass Pike yesterday which involved a state trooper. We will try to get more details today. 3. Let's face it: the end of August is the last month of the year around these parts, right? 4. The state primary election is Sept. 6. 5. And the kids are back in school Sept. 5.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Weston Public Schools welcome 15 new faculty for the upcoming school year.
There will be 15 new faces throughout the Weston Public School system this fall. The Weston Public Schools website features a list of new faculty members. There are seven new faculty members in the elementary schools, including a new principal at Woodland, Cindy Crimmin. The high school and middle school will welcome six new faculty members, and the schools additionally got a new assistant director and director of student services. Full bios for each are published at the school’s site. School starts for all students Sept. 5.
It's meeting season in Weston.
1. The School Committee met last night to discuss Weston 300. 2. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight to go over a packed agenda. 3. With school right around the corner, here are five Massachusetts school bus laws you may not know about. 4. The weather will still be warm for a while, but unfortunately, Memorial Pool has closed for the season. 5. In case you were wondering: School starts in Weston Sept. 5.
Monday, August 27, 2012
School's almost back in session, but were you aware of these state laws on school buses?
Most Weston students know the "Rules of the Bus," but here are a few Massachusetts' state laws about school buses you might not have known. #1. Everyone knows to stop when a school bus is loading and unloading passengers, but what you may not know is that if you don’t stop, you could get a ticket of up to $250. That fine can go up to $2,000 and a suspended license of up to a year for subsequent offenses (MGL 90-14) #2. Oh, speaking of stopping behind a stopped bus, even fire trucks, police cars and ambulances with their sirens on have to stop until the passengers have been loaded or unloaded. (MGL 89-7B) #3. Tell your kids to sit down, because bus drivers can be fined up to $500 if they drive the bus when the kids aren’t sitting down, …
The Weston School Committee will meet tonight at 7.
The Weston School Committee will discuss myriad items at its meeting tonight. The Weston 300 Celebration among other topics – such as “Hazmat Issues” – are listed on the tentative agenda: Weston 300 Celebration (7:10-7:15) Middle School Student Support Center (7:15-7:30) Traffic and Sidewalk Committee Update (7:30-7:45) Enrollment Update (7:45-7:55) Hazmat Issues (7:55-8:10) Facilities Project Updates (8:10-8:20) Other Business (Approval of Minutes, Warrant) The meeting will take place at the Case House, 89 Wellesley St., beginning at 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Kids across the country are heading back to school, so here is a reminder for motorists to be extra careful on the roads.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following tips are courtesy of Amica Insurance.) As summer winds down, kids across the country are headed back to school. So Amica Insurance reminds everyone to be extra careful on the roads and offers some simple tips for parents and motorists to help keep children safe. “Many children will be going to school for the first time, so they may not be careful when crossing the street or running to catch the bus,” said Vince Burks, a senior assistant vice president with Amica Insurance. “Older children know the routine, but may forget basic safety rules in their excitement to catch up with old friends or start classes in a new school.” That’s why motorists need to be extra careful, especially while driving in residential …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Weston 300 Committee meets today.
1. Friday is the last day to register to vote for the Sept. 6 state primary election in Weston. 2. The Board of Health said via the town's website West Nile Virus has been found in certain standing water pools in Wayland and Framingham. 3. Town Hall summer office hours are in effect through Aug. 31. 4. The Weston 300 Committee will at the Community Center at 4:30 p.m. 5. Check our Back to School Guide for all your back to school needs.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Five things principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students need to know.
The school year is approaching, and Weston Patch will be there to cover all the big news for all of Weston'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, email firstname.lastname@example.org.