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Friday, October 1, 2010

CCHS feasibility study gets green light from state

Regional School Committee Chair Louis Salemy said, “CCHS has been given the green light to move forward to the next phase, the feasibility study, with Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). ...more

Carlisle and Concord confer, CCHS eyes 3% budget increase

Carlisle’s relationship with its partner in education, Concord, appeared hale and hardy at a Joint Coordination Meeting of the two towns’ Boards of Selectmen (BOS) and Finance Committees (FinComs) with the Regional School Committee on September 23. Both towns reported some positive trends for FY12 that may relieve some of the cost-cutting pressure experienced ...more

Highland bid rejected, project postponed again

The Highland Building Committee may re-bid the stabilization project a third time this winter, after the single painting sub-bid received was rejected, at $87,000. Five bids were received earlier in the month for the general contracting work. Committee member Bob Stone conducted a phone interview on September 22 with architect Lynn Spencer of Menders, Torrey ...more

How can injuries be minimized in youth sports?

Concord-Carlisle High School Athletics Director and President of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Barry Haley organized a symposium last week with speakers who discussed youth sports injuries: concussions, ACL injuries and sudden cardiac death syndrome. Exercises we can all do to increase balance and core strength were also discussed. ...more

Carlisle School scores high on MCAS

Carlisle School students performed well on the MCAS tests, performing higher than 90% of all schools except for third-grade Reading, fifth-grade Math and Science and eighth-grade English. Superintendent/Principal Joyce Mehaffey said she was pleased with the students’ results on the current MCAS test, “Overall we did really well.” However, she noted that ...more

Housing Production Plan finalized

Over the course of the summer, members of the Housing Production Committee have rewritten, amended and passed around a 97-page document for review, articulating the history, planning process and goals of affordable housing in Carlisle. Committee members worked to iron out the procedural issues for 40B efforts in the Carlisle Affordable Housing Production Plan ...more

Selectmen approve Carlisle School building project site plan

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen (BOS) approved a site plan presented by the Planning Board for the Carlisle School building project at a meeting on Tuesday, September 28. The Selectmen went through the entire document with the architect Arthur Duffy of HMFH and Carlisle’s Owner’s Project Manager Sean Fennell of Daedalus for input and consultation, before ...more

CCHS bus manager replaced

Concord-Carlisle School Superintendent Diana Rigby has announced the replacement of school Transportation Manager Spyros Saucier. The Concord Transportation Office is responsible for transporting students to the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS), Concord Public Schools, Nashoba Brooks School and Fenn School. After repeated problems with the school ...more

Can Carlisle become a green community? Maybe...

It seems almost counter-intuitive that Carlisle, a town with a 50-year history of land conservation and a track record that attests to the preservation of natural resources, should struggle to qualify to the state as a “green community.” Today the 35 communities that qualify share access to $8.1 million in special state funding. Nonetheless, it is that ...more

Joyce Mehaffey slides smoothly into new Superintendent/Principal role

Joyce Mehaffey is Carlisle School’s new Superintendent/Principal, but, she still says, “I feel a lot like a Principal.” She stepped into her dual role this year, continuing as Middle School Principal and taking on the Superintendent role, replacing former Superintendent Marie Doyle. “I still have the same duties, with superintendent duties interspersed,” ...more

Summer science internships highlight CCHS students’ interests

The first Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students to hold internships under the newly named STEM Academy shared their challenging summer intern experiences with parents, teaching staff, students and community members on September 23. During the evening students presented posters and gave short talks similar to the format used at professional science conventions. ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material in area newspapers and available online. ...more

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