Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here's a list of who made honor roll in the third quarter at the middle school.
GRADE 5 QUARTER 3 High Honors Charlotte Andrews, Maria Artiles, Erik Bazarov, Alyssa Beitz, Kendall Burke, Lila Caplan, Ariana Casella, Olivia Chavez, Georgia Cilley, Maggie Conner, Andrew Cronin, Evan DiPietro, Ashley Engstrom, Gefen Finn, Kyle Fitzgerald, Mia Freddo, Jamie Gaber, Maanik George, Caleigh Hopkins, Margaret Krawtiz, Nora Laplante, Morgan Lenihan, Anna Levenberg, Mackenna Lord, Tyler Marshall, Sophia Marston, Olivia Matela, Tyler McCoy, Jane Michigan, Jack Miller, Daniela Moreno-King, George Morris IV, Hester Murphy, Amanda Murrizi, Lucy Naughton, Madeline O’Brien, Duncan Page, Alexa Papazoglou, Matthew Pasersky, Isabella Perault, Aidan Pulaski, Grace Rapisarda, Justin Ratner, Daniel Rosen, Anabella Seligson, Charlotte …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Here's a list of who made honor roll in the second quarter.
Friday, February 22
SWAMPSCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL GRADE 5 QUARTER 2 High Honors Charlotte Andrews, Maria Artiles, Erik Bazarov, Coral Bortman, Kendall Burke, Ariana Casella, Olivia Chavez, Sydney Clark, Maggie Conner, Tynan Connors, Andrew Cronin, Gabriel D’Silva, Alexandra Danilov, Evan DiPietro, Ashley Engstrom, Kyle Fitzgerald, Mia Freddo, Jamie Gaber, Maanik George, Harris Havlicek, Caleigh Hopkins, Bella Irving, Anja Johnson, Aidan Kitt, Ugne Kurdeikaite, Nora LaPlante, Nicholas Lecce, Morgan Lenihan, Anna Levenberg, Mackenna Lord, Tyler Marshall, Sophia Marston, Olivia Matela, Tyler McCoy, Jack Miller, Daniela Moreno-King, George Morris IV, Hester Murphy, Amanda Murrizi, Lucy Naughton, Madeline O’Brien, Alexa Papazoglou, Matthew Pasersky, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The examination delved into the Middle School PTO's bank account over two years and included interviews with former Middle School Principal Ralph Watson. The report is available below in its entirety.
The town-funded auditor's fraud examination of the Middle School PTO bank account concludes that internal controls were such that there was an opportunity for fraud. But the examination's results are inconclusive on whether fraud took place between December of 2009 and December of 2011. Ralph Watson, the former Middle School principal, was interviewed twice as part of the examination. Findings listed in the report, which is attached to this post, include the following: The auditor, Sullivan, Rogers & Company, began its investigation a little more than a year ago, Jan. 23, 2012. Upon finishing it, the forensic accountants recommended that the town consider forwarding the report to police and the Attorney General's Office for their review…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Maddy and Felix were recognized as Students of the Month in December.
Swampscott Middle School seventh-graders Felix Luebken and Maddy Chambers have at least two things in common. One: They count math as their favorite subject. Two: They were awarded December Student of the Month plaques. Differences? Well, Maddy seems quieter than Felix. She likes challenges — figuring things out on her own. She likes dance. Especially jazz. She studies at Donna's Dance Studio in Lynn. And she has been going to Swampscott schools all along. Felix is very outgoing. He speaks Chinese, German and English. And humor. He likes to tell jokes. And he came to town from China — Shanghai — just this year. It was a big change. "It was harder to make friends," he said. There are differences in the how you connect with people, at …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The list was made by a student at lunch in the cafeteria and brought to the principal's attention shortly after lunch ended.
A Middle School student who allegedly wrote names of students on a "hit list" in December is back attending the school. Middle School Principal Robert Murphy said on Monday that he is not worried that boy is a threat to student safety or school's security. The boy faced unspecified school discipline for his actions, the principal said, Legal matters related to the "hit list" remain but as far as school goes the child is back in classes. On Dec. 18, the boy allegedly wrote names of several students on a napkin in the school cafeteria at lunch. Immediately after lunch, two students told the principal and a school guidance counselor about the list. The student who wrote the classmates' names was questioned by the principal in his office and …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The Athletic Field Study Committee meets tonight at 7 at Town Hall. Agenda items include organization of the committee and subcommittee assignments.
1) Newsbit of the Day: The Athletic Field Study Committee meets tonight at 7 at Town Hall. Agenda items include organization of the committee and subcommittee assignments. 2) Swampscott School News: Don't forget tonight's ice cream social at the Swampscott Middle School at 7 pm. All students are invited. The new principal and vice principal will be there. 3) Food For Thought: When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. Mark Twain 4) Weather Watch: The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of showers before 10 am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10 am and 2 pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 pm. Patchy fog before 9 am. …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The new principal and vice principal will be there to greet students and parents at the school from 7 pm to 9 pm.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Swampscott Middle School PTO is sponsoring an Ice Cream Social open to ALL students attending Swampscott Middle School for the 2012-2013 school year. This is a great time for students to get reacquainted after a long summer! Students should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is being held on Sept. 4, from 7-9 PM in the Middle School cafeteria. The new Principal Mr. Murphy and the new Vice Principal Mr. Calichman will be present to greet the students and parents attending. Sign up for Swampscott Patch’s daily newsletter, “like” us on Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter to get news, blogs, announcements and events. Want to share your opinions with your community? Start your own blog here.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Swampscott sixth graders hosted their third annual pasta dinner Tuesday in the middle school cafeteria, raising money to feed hungry Americans.
The tables were turned in the Swampscott Middle School cafeteria Tuesday around supper time. Instead of sitting down to supper the sixth graders fed 300 family members and friends. While they were at it they raised money to serve 17,000 meals to hungry people. And to top things off they got a taste of the adult food service world at the school’s third annual Feeding America pasta dinner. The evening was about food, hunger and service. The students relished their roles from greeting guests to working in the kitchen, from busing tables to serving spaghetti and meatballs. In the kitchen students including Joseph Harling slipped on plastic gloves and went to work. Joseph was excited to be behind the serving line, a place he had never been. “…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Presenters from 16 different science-based fields talked to eighth graders about occupations and avenues to pursue those occupations.
Ask these eighth graders what they want to be when they grow up and their answers vary greatly. Some say they have no clue. Some say they have a clue, and it is pulling them towards careers in software engineering, psychology and physical therapy. Some of them are getting a clue at Swampscott Middle School, Wednesday, May 2, at the Science, Technology, Math and Engineering focused Career Day. The goal this day is to show kids what is possible, career-wise, and how to get there, says event organizer and STEM teacher Adam Scharfenberger. It's one thing to see forensics practiced by actors on network television; it's a whole different perspective for the kids when they hear from someone working in the field, he says, before hurrying back to…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Swampscott Middle School will have a new principal, as well as a new assistant principal, on July 1. The principal signed a three-year contract with the district on Tuesday.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Pickering Middle School's Robert Murphy was hired Tuesday as principal of the Swampscott Middle School effective July 1. Swampscott Superintendent Lynne Celli said yesterday that she had negotiated a contract with Murphy. He is finishing his fifth year as principal of the Lynn middle school. The contract is for three years. His salary is $117,000, said Kathleen Leonard, the superintendent's executive assistant. (The terms were released in response to a public records request.) While his official start date in Swampscott is July 1, he will be spend a number of transition days in the district before his official start date to get to know the staff, the students, the landscape, and the school culture. He will also hire an assistant …