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Friday, April 11, 2008


LCC Planning Day reaffirms Carlisle’s values, seeks community gathering place

On Saturday morning, April 5, over 50 people participated in a community planning forum, hosted by the group, A Liveable Carlisle Community (LCC). Attendees reaffirmed that conservation and education are top priorities of many townspeople, and shared ideas about issues, values, and how to foster a greater sense of community. They concluded that there is “a ...more

Carlisle School fees heading upward

New and higher school fees were proposed at the April 2 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC). New fees may be created for students in the band and chorus programs and facility- use fees may double in the near future. The proposed band and chorus fees will cover the cost of teacher stipends and the music used for evening rehearsals, Superintendent ...more

Rigby chosen new CCHS Superintendent

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) members on April 8 voted unanimously to offer the job of superintendent of both the Concord Public School and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District to Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby. She is to replace Superintendent Brenda Finn, who is retiring at the end of the school year. ...more

Two CCHS students involved in tragic car crash

Last Friday evening around 10 p.m., a minivan driven by Concord-Carlisle High School freshman Gregory Woodson, age 16, smashed into a tree on Route 2A not far from the intersection of Old Mass Ave. in Lexington. His passenger, CCHS senior Christopher Hentchel, 18, died at the scene. Woodson was seriously injured. ...more

Carlisle School saves teacher positions by Cynthia Sorn

Four teaching positions that were slated to be cut next year due to funding limitations have been reinstated. Positions restored in FY09 include: a technology integration specialist, a sixth-grade teacher, a language arts coordinator and a world language teacher, Superintendent Marie Doyle announced at the April 2 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting. However, ...more

Pathways scheduled to unroll over next three months

“I think that the [pathways] project could be complete by the end of June,” reported Deb Belanger of Palmer Way to the Carlisle Selectman at their meeting this past Tuesday, April 8. Belanger, chair of the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory (Pathways) Committee, brought up four major topics relating to the project: status of the 18 easements, the budget, ...more

Rick Irving offers tips on how to talk with your teens

Last week, licensed social worker Rick Irving spoke to a crowd at the CCHS library about setting limits for your adolescent. The talk focused on how to allow your teenager to experience increasing independence while at the same time guarding his/her safety. ...more

Shorts from the CSC April 2

School ends June 18. The CSC voted to accept June 18 as the last day of school this year, and also the date of graduation. ...more

Carlisle School shares staff development, new ideas at EDCO

The Carlisle Public School is one of 21 school districts that belong to the Education Collaborative (EDCO), a multi-focused organization created to assist all aspects of education. EDCO activities run from professional development courses for regular and special education teachers, to financial education for school business managers, to round-table discussions ...more

EDCO forum airs views on MCAS

Are standardized tests shaping curriculum in unplanned ways? An Education Collaborative (EDCO) Legislative Forum on April 4 focused on how tests such as the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) are affecting curriculum. About 60 attended, including Superintendent Brenda Finn and Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby, both of the Concord-Carlisle ...more

CCHS Boys Fencing Team

wing information on the Concord-Carlisle High School Boys Fencing Team was not included in the last week’s winter sports round-up. ...more

News from surrounding towns

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Transportation funding a focus of MAGIC discussion

The severity of the Commonwealth’s problems in transportation funding was outlined last week by Marc Draisen, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). He spoke at the semiannual legislative breakfast held by the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) in Bedford. Draisen said the state runs a $15 to 19 billion ...more

Town Department Meeting Agendas.

7:30 Minutes, bills, budget, reports ...more

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