Friday, March 8, 2013
The fundraising race will follow a route through the Highlands neighborhood.
Highland Elementary School's first annual "5K Run for the Gold" is being held this Sunday, March 10 rain, snow or shine. Walkers start at 10 a.m. and runners at 10:15 a.m. $20 adult pre-registration $15 children 15 and under $25 on race day $60 for a family Register online at https://racewire.com/register.php?id=2819. The first 75 receive a free shirt. The race begins and ends at Highlands School. See the attached PDF for a map of the route. Stay Patched in! Follow Braintree Patch on Twitter | Like Braintree Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Braintree elementary school is raising money for more landscaping by selling engraved bricks.
A local landscaping firm recently completed a brick patio and wall project at Highlands Elementary School and the PTO is selling engraved bricks to help raise money to do more outside work next summer. Caruso Landscape Design of Braintree donated time to put in Highland's new walkway, Principal Dr. Nancy Pelletier wrote in this month's school newsletter. "I also want to recognize Skinner Overlook for edging and mulching around the school," Dr. Pelletier wrote. "In addition, Mrs. & Mr. Ridge have purchased a new flag for our school. We appreciate your attention to detail and your efforts to improve the outside landscaping for our school!" Custodians also pitched in at the school over the summer, not only cleaning the building from top to …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Braintree School Committee also approved a number of other items and heard a report on the substance abuse survey. Look on Patch for those stories as well.
Two elementary school teachers at Flaherty and Highlands will be hired to help alleviate class sizes at the fifth and third grade levels – late-summer hirings that accompany the School Committee's decision on Monday night to replace a retired Braintree High School housemaster and fill an English Languge Learner position. Funding for an administrative assistant for the third housemaster was tabled until the committee's next meeting on Aug. 20 on the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Peter Kurzberg, a move welcomed by some parents in attendance on Monday because it means a fourth grade Highlands teacher may be hired by September as well. But despite that compromise – the committee will allocate an extra $40,000 in savings from an …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature games, food, music and more.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and the Braintree Recreation Department are hosting this summer’s first of three Parties-in-the Parks. On Wednesday evening, July 11, we will be visiting the Highlands Elementary School Playground, located on Wildwood Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The grills will be heated for free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, snacks and beverages. Our DJ will play the music. There will be group games, activities and fun for all. It’s all free and it will be a great neighborhood/family cookout. Please join us. The next two Parties-in-the-Parks with take place on July 25 at Penniman Park, located on Cleveland Avenue next to Elder Affairs Center, and on July 31 at Sunset Lake. The Party-in-the-Park at Sunset Lake is also part of our …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The parents spoke during Monday night's Braintree School Committee meeting following a presentation on the state budget by Rep. Mark Cusack.
The anticipation of final state budget numbers served as a backdrop on Monday night as some two dozen parents filed into South Middle School to refocus the Braintree School Committee on high class sizes at Highlands Elementary School. Two additional teachers, and a creative plan to fit two more classrooms into an already-packed school, would produce a better learning environment for third and fourth grade students at Highlands, said Sheelagh Corcoran, one of the school's advocates. Corcoran told committee members than more than 200 Highlands parents have signed a petition and that advocates are working with the principal, superintendent and mayor on solutions, such as using the library and computer lab as classroms. "We will be able to …