The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 14, 2008


Shorts from the CSC, March 5

• Carlisle School Committee (CSC) candidates. CSC Chair Nicole Burkel noted that “we are fortunate to have three very good candidates running” for school committee. She and member Michael Fitzgerald are vacating their positions in June. She introduced two of the candidates: Don Rober (currently chair of Long-term Capital Requirements), and Bill Fink, who she said is a “frequent attendee of school committee meetings.” The third candidate is Louis Salemy (who was not present) who is on the School Council.

• Teacher trip to China. Carlisle third-grade teacher Gene Stamell has been invited to teach in China next summer, reported Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle. Stamell explained in an e-mail that he is being sponsored by Sino-American Bridge for Education and Health (SABEH). He and five other educators will travel to the city of Fuzhou on July 9, spending the first two weeks working with Chinese teachers at Fuzhou Teachers’ College, the second two weeks teaching American culture to middle school students, and the last week touring areas such as Shanghai. The program’s objectives include introducing “American culture and education with an emphasis on dynamic and creative instructional strategies” and also to foster a collegial relationship with those who teach English in Chinese schools. Stamell is to pay his own airfare, but all other expenses are supported by SABEH.

• New building. The Carlisle School Building Committee estimates a potential completion date of the potential new construction is 2012, reported Doyle.

• School calendar 08-09. The school committee reviewed the FY08-09 calendar. School will start on September 2, 2008, and end on June 17, 2009 (June 24 with 5 snow days). School vacations are scheduled to begin on November 26 (Thanksgiving), December 23 (school resumes on January 5), and the weeks of February 16 and April 20. ∆

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