The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 29, 2000


The Carlisle School Committee and school administration are grappling with the question of whether to continue to allow the Carlisle Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to use the school buildings for meetings. This is a concern because of the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a private organization and can legally exclude gay youth and adult leaders and any other groups as they choose. At the national level the Boy Scouts have a policy barring gays and also atheists and agnostics. ...more

The Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) representatives came to their first fall meeting September 11 with a strong message for both state and federal agencies involved with transportation projects in the MAGIC area. The pleas for more local input follow a year of slogging through several transportation studies in various stages of preparation and trying to cope with the immediate and long term effects of economic development along the 495 corridor. ...more

Members of the Carlisle Household Waste Committee are preparing for two of their biggest events of the year: the Carlisle Household Hazardous Waste Day, on Saturday, October 14th, from 9 a.m.to1p.m. and the Foam Polystyrene Collection on Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Both events will take plan at the Carlisle Recycling and Transfer Station. ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) had been asked to sign on to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) resolution that was adopted by the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committees last spring. (See box below.) The CSC had decided to discuss the issue separately. Following the discussion the committee decided to craft their own paragraph for review at their next meeting. ...more

The Concord Public Schools and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District have a history of high expectations for our students and staff. Our students have consistently achieved above Massachusetts norms on a variety of assessment media, including the first two rounds of the MCAS tests. As districts, we have worked diligently to reconcile our curriculum with the Curriculum Frameworks, seeking to ensure that our children can meet the requirements of the Frameworks, without sacrificing the rich curriculum that we have developed over many years. ...more

At the September 19 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee the eighth-grade team requested and received permission to plan a class trip to New York City. This would replace the trip to Quebec now that Spanish as well as French is offered as a foreign language. The curriculum focus of the trip would be social studies rather than foreign language. The eighth-grade team will return, with a proposed trip itinerary and estimated costs, to the October 3 school committee meeting. ...more

Are you creative or mechanical? Are you musical or humorous? Do you have a unique talent? If so, you belong in Destination Imagination (formerly known as Odyssey of the Mind). The more diverse the group of participants, the better! ...more

The following staff changes were announced at the September 19 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee. ...more

The Mosquito publishes this list of town committee members annually for reference, as well as to recognize the efforts of those willing to serve the town in this capacity. We regret that, due to space limitations, not all advisory board positions are included. Thanks to officials in the town clerk's office who maintain the official town committee list. ...more

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