Category: schools

Wellington Tour Stop 3: 23 students, two power outlets

We’re continuing our virtual tour of Wellington School today. In Part 3, Karen Parmett and Bob Martin, head of facilities for BPS, take us to a classroom in the “newer” wing of Wellington (which means that its only 45 years…

Wellington Tour: Stop 2 – teeny, tiny classrooms

In Part II of our behind the scenes, raw and unedited tour of Wellington Elementary, we go with Wellington parent Karen Parmett to one of the kindergarten classrooms where 23 kids cram into a ca. 1960s classroom that’s just 700…

Wellington Tour: Stop 1 – the office

Wellington’s main office is tiny. Even worse: it was sweltering late Tuesday night, even hours after they shut down the steam boilers that turn this part of the building into a sauna during the daytime. Other parts of the school…

Wellington School: steam and sinkholes and exhaust! Oh my!

We’ve all been reading about the upcoming debt exclusion to fund reconstruction of the Wellington Elementary School and other “expensive items,” as the Belmont Citizen Herald referred to them. What’s harder to grasp from a news story is why a…

School Committee gives thumbs up to Full Day Kindergarten

Just back from the School Committee meeting. Let me say, first of all, that the Belmont Madrigal Singers rocked the house. Great work to everyone…and where can one buy the funky medieval garb? On a more serious note — what’s…

School Committee meeting to discuss full day kindergarten

Just a note to the BloggingBelmont community that there’s an important School Committee meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 11) at 7:30 at the Wellington School that everyone should try to get out and attend. On the agenda: The Kindergarten Task Force…

Superintendent Holland’s Letter on Maeve Goulding Tragedy

I’m posting Superintendent Holland’s letter to parents on Saturday’s heartbreaking tragedy at Winn Brook School. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Goulding family. Dear Parents and Community Members: I am saddened to inform you of the death of…