Superintendent’s Office Hours for Week of 3/26/2017

Superintendent of Schools John Doherty will be offering office hours during the following days and times next week:

Superintendent Office Hours For the Week of 3/26/2017

Monday, March 27th (5:00 – 6:00 p.m.) – Reading Public Schools Administrative Offices

Wednesday March 29th (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.) – Joshua Eaton Elementary School

Saturday April 1st (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) – Reading Public Schools Administrative Offices

All are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools Administration Offices at 781-942-5800 or by contact at http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/about-us/contact-us/

 

Weekly Pathways Newsletter for Week of 3/26/2017

Good Morning,

I hope all is well and you are having a great weekend.  We have had some busy weeks in the Reading Public Schools and this week’s Pathways newsletter captures several of the activities that have been going on throughout the district.  In this week’s newsletter, there is an article about the Blueprint for Success Conference, a story about the RMHS Robotics Team, an update on the Joshua Eaton Principal Search, some information regarding the upcoming Passover and Good Friday holidays, and an article about teaching a Core Social Emotional Skill.  There is also some information regarding the Together for Tewksbury event on April 29th, and the Parker Community Writing Celebration on May 31st.  We also have photos and stories from Wood End, Parker, RMHS, and our Music Department.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Pathways Newsletter V8N28

 

 

Joshua Eaton Finalists Announced-Updated

The Reading Public Schools is pleased to announce the following four finalists for the position of Joshua Eaton Elementary School Principal.  They are:

  1. Angela Kimble-Principal, North Street Elementary School, Tewksbury, MA
  2. LisaMarie Ippolito-District STEM Coordinator, Wilmington Public Schools, Wilmington, Massachusetts
  3. Kelley Begley-McCall, Principal, Graber Elementary School, Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. Stacy Phelan-Principal, Hadley Elementary School, Swampscott, Massachusetts

A copy of their resumes is below for your review.  On Tuesday, March 28th, each candidate will be part of a site visit to Joshua Eaton which will include a tour of the school, interviews with students, interviews with the District Leadership Team, and a classroom observation.  In addition, each candidate will be interviewed in an open microphone format with staff and the community.  The Community Open Microphone session will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Joshua Eaton Cafeteria.  The schedule for that evening is as follows:

6:30 p.m.-Stacy Phelan

7:00 p.m.-Angela Kimball

7:30 p.m.-LisaMarie Ippolito

8:00 p.m.-Kelley Begley-McCall

All are welcome to attend the Community Open Microphone Session.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Reading Public Schools Administration Offices at 781-944-5800.

Begley McCall Resume and Cover Letter

Kimble Resume and Cover Letter

Ippolito Resume and Cover Letter

Phelan Resume and Cover

Joshua Eaton Principal Search Update

Good Evening, Reading Public School Community

We hope all is well and you had a great weekend.  We wanted to update you on the Joshua Eaton Principal Search Process.  The Screening Committee interviewed 9 strong candidates on Friday for the position.  From that group they recommended a number of candidates to the Superintendent of Schools to review and interview.  This Thursday, Superintendent of Schools John Doherty will be announcing the Principal finalists to the Community.  Next Tuesday, March 28th, we will have an open microphone session for each candidate beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Joshua Eaton Cafeteria.  All members of the community are invited to attend.

More details will come out on Thursday.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Reading Public Schools Administration Offices at 781-944-5800.

RMHS Robotics Team and Alliance Wins Northeast District Event

Today, March 19th, the Reading Memorial High School Robotics Team (Robockets) and its alliance of two other teams finished first in the two day Northeast District Event held at Reading Memorial High School.  Forty teams from all over New England competed in this two day event.  The Robockets also won the Engineer Inspiration Award.  Both the win and the award qualify the team to compete in the New England District Championship which will be held April 5th-8th at the University of New Hampshire.

For a link to the scores of the event please go here.

Congratulations to the students, coaches, and mentors for a job well done!

RMHS Robotics Team

 

Superintendent’s Office Hours for Week of March 19

Superintendent of Schools John Doherty will be offering office hours during the following days and times next week:

Superintendent Office Hours For the Week of 3/19/2017

Monday, March 20th (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.) – Reading Public Schools Administrative Offices

Thursday March 23rd (7:45 – 8:45 a.m.) – Killam Elementary School

Saturday March 25th (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) – Reading Public Schools Administrative Offices

All are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact the Reading Public Schools Administration Offices at 781-942-5800 or by contact at http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/about-us/contact-us/

Pathways Newsletter for Week of March 19, 2017

Good Evening, Reading Public School Community,

We hope all is well and you are enjoying your weekend.  Please find at the link below this week’s Pathways Newsletter.  This week’s edition highlights many of the outstanding activities going on in our district.  In this week’s version, there is a story about last weekend’s Elementary and Middle School First Lego League Exhibition held at Endicott College, information about the annual Blue Ribbon Institute this Friday, an article about how Reading’s MTSS meets the needs of all students in the district, and article about how to get the most out of small group math instruction.  There are also photos from RMHS and Barrows.

Tomorrow is the second day of the New England FIRST Robotics Regional Competition at the Reading Memorial High School Field House.  There are over forty teams competing from all over New England, including our own RMHS Robockets Team, which is currently 3rd in the competition.  The event is free and all are welcome to attend this exciting event.

Have a great rest of the weekend and week ahead.

Pathways Newsletter V3N27

Taste of Metro North on March 29th

This message is from the Reading Rotary Club, which provides funds and scholarships each year to the Reading Public Schools

The Rotary Clubs of Reading and North Reading are excited to announce they are bringing the sixth annual Taste of Metro North to the Reading Memorial High School Field House (82 Oakland Road) on Wednesday, March 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  See the attached flier below for sponsors and featured restaurants.

Discount tickets for the Taste of Metro North are $25 online ($30 at the door) or $50 online for a family of two adults and children under 18 ($60 at the door).  They can be purchased on the Taste’s website www.tasteofmetronorth.com or at the door on the night of the event. Those who purchase tickets online can save $5-$10 from the at-the-door cost.

For more information, please see the attached flier below.

Taste 2017 window posters with apostrophe

One Hour Delay for Wednesday, March 15

There will be a one hour delay for the Reading Public Schools on Wednesday, March 15th. There will be no a.m. kindergarten, a.m. preschool, or before school programs. The additional hour will give families and staff a little extra time in the morning and allow our DPW and custodial staff a little more time to salt and sand due the temperatures dropping over night.