Sunday, May 5, 2013
Some 65 kites fly at Stanley on Kite Day, April 26.
On April 26, Stanley School students in grade 3 and 4 enjoyed the return of the PTO Cultural Arts Program "Kites for Kids." Sea Side Kites, Inc. from Hull, came back for their annual kite day. The students created their own kites and then had perfect weather for a day of flying kites on the field. This article and the accompanying photos are courtesy of Maureen Caron.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Geography Bee and Spelling Bee champs emerged at the schools.
Wednesday, February 27
Geography Bee: Twenty-five Stanley School fourth graders qualified to participate in the 2013 National Geographic Geography Bee held on Jan. 11, 2013. The top ten scorers of the first seven preliminary rounds made it through to the championship round. After a tough battle, Jack Lockhart took top honors while John Caponigro came in a close second. As the Stanley School champion, Jack then took a written test provided by National Geographic to see if he will be one of only 100 fourth through eighth graders across Massachusetts to qualify for the statewide Geography Bee. We are still awaiting the results. Spelling Bee: Congratulations to the winner of the 2013 Stanley School Spelling Bee, Devon Alperin, and to the Runner-up, Sarah …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Finalists to replace Stanley School Principal Pam Angelakis will visit the elementary school next week.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
This article was submitted by the superintendent's office. Three finalists have been selected for the position of principal of Stanley School. They will be visiting Stanley School on Tuesday, June 19, for a site visit. The finalists are: John Billings, currently a higher education administrator for Nova Southeastern University; Barbara Brown, principal, Lilja Elementary School, Natick; and MATom Daniels, principal Oak Ridge School, Sandwich. The site visit schedules are as follows: John Billings TIME EVENT LOCATION 8:30 – 9:45 Parents/Community Members Gym 10:00-10:45…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Electricity flowed in the school gym at the PTO-sponsored science fair.
Electricity propelled the Stanley School science fair in ways more than one. First grader Gregory Mouradian generated current at his table in the school gym. A handmade sign by a crank, wires, battery and light asked a question: Can you see electricity? Nearby, fourth graders Miles Vollmer and Maanik George asked a related question. They wondered what influence some great big generators of electricity have on marine life. Curiosity, questions and a close eye generated their own currents at the fair. And these thought-generating currents may in time propel these young students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math, said Jaren Landen of the Stanley Parent Teacher Organization. Science and math and engineering are skills …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Stanley School Science Exhibition is Monday, June 4, at 5:30 pm.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This article was submitted by Jaren Landen. Come find the scientist in you at the Stanley School Science Exhibition on Monday, June 4, at 5:30 pm at the Stanley School. Last year over 70 students participated in the exhibition and each project was reviewed by our teacher scientists complete with lab coats and goggles. This year, representatives from the Gelfand Foundation and scientists around the district have been invited to attend. Registration is still being accepted. For additional information please contact the Stanley School PTO.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Article 19 would give the town authority to carry out temporary construction easements on properties along roads in the Stanley School neighborhood.
Road and sidewalk improvements for those who bike and walk to Stanley School hinges on an article’s approval at Town Meeting Monday. That would be Article 19, sponsored by selectmen and needing two-thirds of the meeting delegates to approve it for passage. Approval would allow the town to arrange temporary construction easements along parts of Orchard Road, Orchard Circle, Whitman Road and Neighborhood Road. The article also calls for the town to raise and appropriate or transfer or borrow $37,700. The Safe Routes to School Project improvements, funded by a $450,000 federal grant, include shortening crossing distances at intersections — by reducing curb radii — installing new sidewalks and curbing and ADA compliant curb ramps, as well …
Monday, April 23, 2012
About 60 fourth graders at Stanley School learned to build and fly kites under the direction of Greg Lamoureux on April 11.
We'll have a story on the high-flying adventure on Monday but for now here are some pictures from Kite Day, April 11, at Stanley School. Kite man Greg Lamoureux showed the kids how to build their kites and fly them.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Fourth graders made kites and memories at Kites for Kids Day.
Running kids released handmade diamond kites to the wind Wednesday and let the string unwind on their yo-yo reels. Red-tailed diamonds wriggled, fluttered and ultimately soared. So did fourth graders. They were flying what they had made only minutes earlier from plastic, wood and tape. It was an early afternoon made for kites and for kids flying kites on the Stanley School field. "A good day, a great kite day," said kite man Greg Lamoureux. Sea Side Kite company owners Greg and Jackie Lamoureux of Hull have been operating their business since 1995. They show people how to make and fly the airborne sails, presenting 70 to 100 workshops a year. Kites for Kids Day at Stanley came courtesy of enrichment programming by the school PTO. Kite …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The federally funded project to improve pedestrian safety near Stanley School enjoyed ardent support from the school and a neighbor, but faced stiff resistance from neighborhood residents at last week's public hearing.
The goal of a Safe Routes to School Project proposed for the Stanley School neighborhood is to improve pedestrian access and pedestrian and biker safety. The improvements, funded by a $450,000 federal grant, include shortening crossing distances at intersections — by reducing curb radii — installing new sidewalks and curbing and ADA compliant curb ramps, as well as posting signs and painting new markings on the pavement. Last week at Town Hall a large number of residents who live in the Orchard Road, Whitman Road, Orchard Circle neighborhood either questioned or opposed the project. Two other neighborhood residents and the principal of Stanley endorsed the project. Its intent is to make the route safer for the walkers and bikers who use …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Scientist, showman and comedian Keith Michael Johnson wove bubbles from his wand and punch lines into the act at Stanley School Friday.
The kid-filled Stanley School library was alternately quiet and loud on Friday. It was quiet as the grade school children sitting on the floor watched round, long, small and gigantic bubbles drift, stretch and pop above the stage. Laughter erupted in the way that only a room of laughing kids does when the bubble man, Keith Michael Johnson, cracked a joke, did a silly dance or screamed in mock alarm at what his wand had created. The creations included bubble chains tapering to the floor and arching tubes that encased a dinosaur and student. The event was the Secret World of Bubbles, sponsored by the Stanley PTA. Johnson mixed scientific concepts into his act, explaining how bubbles work. Ultimatley his goal with these shows is to showcase…