The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 1, 2002


Shorts from the school committee

· CSC meets in Concord. The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) met briefly one half hour in Concord on January 22, 2002 before the Concord Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Committee meeting. The intention of the yearly joint meeting in Concord is to increase awareness between representatives of the Concord and Carlisle schools. The next meeting will be in Carlisle February 5.

· Husky Handbook and volunteers recognized. The Volunteer Appreciation Tea will be held Thursday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room. The tea will honor those individuals who have volunteered at the Carlisle Public School, as well as recognize the 25th anniversary of the Husky Handbook. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson said the school is searching for several older issues of the Handbook to complete its collection.

· Grade 7 writing workshop aired on C-SPAN. The C-SPAN program on author Natalie Bober and the seventh-grade class was aired on "Book Talk" on January 26 at 8 am and noon. Fox-Melanson commented, "The taping went very well. The students were well behaved and asked good questions."

· Backpacks a concern. The size of backpacks is becoming a health and safety issue for students. "They are becoming way too heavy," said Fox-Melanson. "We are trying to get support from parents to help with this concern. There are lockers at the school and the students do not need to carry everything on their backs."

· School Nurse Day. The two Carlisle school nurses Kathy Horan and Lori Desjardin were recognized on School Nurse Day. Fox-Melanson said their service to the students is critical to the health of the entire school community.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito