The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 17, 2000

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The seventh grade team at the Carlisle School is working together to create a more interdisciplinary approach to learning. Math teacher Susie Brinner described the Mars City Alpha project in which the students research what would be needed to establish a colony where people could live on Mars. This project combines science, math, social studies and language arts, she told the Carlisle school committee at their November 7 meeting. ...more

Reading and writing instruction in Carlisle's early grades uses a balanced approach, reading specialist Susan Helenius-LaPorte told the school committee at their November 7 meeting. She works with students and teachers in kindergarten, first and second grades to help all the children learn to read. Teachers try to match teaching strategies with the learning style of each child. Early intervention helps prevent failures among children, said superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson. Since most schoolwork depends on reading, early literacy is important for future success, she added. ...more

School business manager Eileen Riley began presenting her list of budget assumptions at the November 7 Carlisle school committee meeting but was cut short by chair Paul Morrison who asked that there be numbers attached to all of the items. She explained that she likes to start without the numbers to allow for freer thinking about needs. He asked that she return to the next meeting with the numbers attached and the discussion ended. The Finance Committee guideline for the Carlisle school's FY2001 budget increase is 7.0 percent. ...more

This fall, there were exciting changes within the Carlisle field hockey program. Day one, standing in the heart of a circle of 50 young ladies, each fully equipped with mouth guard, stick and enthusiasm, the coaches knew immediately a second team needed to be added to this year's roster. The request for a junior varsity contingent was emphatically received by our middle school and every athlete who wished to learn and enjoy the sport of field hockey was able to do so. Over the course of the season, each of our athletes made extensive advancement in both skill level and love of the game. Sportsmanship, combined with healthy competition, enhanced every practice and game we played. All four coaches were proud to have such a respectful and determined group of girls, validating our efforts to include each athlete who tried out for the team. ...more

This past Thursday in the Corey dining room of the Carlisle Public Schools, Carlisle cross-country runners, coaches, parents, and fans gathered to celebrate the conclusion of another successful season of long-distance running in Carlisle. At the team banquet, runners were recognized by coaches for their accomplishments over the past two months with certificates of achievement and special awards. Coaches Jon Willard and Joel Friedlander thanked team captains Cassi Knight and Nikki Spencer of the girls' team and Sean DeBruzzi, Ben Holzman, and Benjamin Gatti of the boys' team for their efforts in leading and motivating team members on a daily basis. A select group of runners received special awards for positive attitude, performance, and embodiment of the spirit of distance running that went above and beyond normal expectations of a student-athlete. Special award winners included fifth graders Aaron Freedman and Arley Donovan, sixth graders Dan Fidler, Welles Mattson, and Sarah MacMullan, seventh graders Nikki Spencer, Melissa Judson, and Cassi Knight, and eighth graders Sean DeBruzzi and Matt Phillippo. ...more

The Carlisle middle school soccer team had a very successful season this fall, finishing with a record of 6-2. ...more

I've been thinking about closets lately. Why? What's the big deal about closets? For one thing, just ask any mother. A kid will tell you that the closet is where you throw everything when your mother tells you to clean up your room. This assumes of course that you actually have a closet. ...more

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"The Pirates of Penzance, or the Slave of Duty," was first produced at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York on December 31, 1879. The first performance in London was on April 3, 1880, when it was produced at the Opera Comique. ...more

The Concord Players launch their 2000-2001 season with a "relationship thriller," Private Eyes, by Steven Dietz, featuring Rik Pierce of Carlisle as Frank. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., November 17 through 25, with a matinee on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m., at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Tickets are $13, $11 for the matinee, and may be purchased by calling 369-2990. ...more


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