Saturday, June 8, 2013
A gallery of the class of 2013's graduation ceremonies.
Years from now they'll still be talking about it. Not just because of the torrential rain that engulfed the area after the ceremony that soaked through everyone's shoes and made them feel like they had just jumped into the local swimming pool while wearing all their clothes. But because it went smoothly. Perfect, in fact. Everyone wants their graduation ceremony to go a certain way. The faculty and administration have a vision that the students then want to follow through on, but rarely does a commencement go off without a hitch. This one was one of those rare graduation ceremonies that went well from opening to closing. The 107th Norton High School graduation sent 156 more teenagers to the next steps in their lives. If the students who …
Friday, June 7, 2013
The class of 2013 will receive their diplomas tonight after four years of hard work.
The class of 2013 at Norton High School will walk across the stage at the Comcast Center tonight and receive their diplomas. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., as 156 students will graduate and begin the next stage of their lives. There are no tickets, and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Graduating seniors should be at the Comcast Center by 6 p.m. tonight. Congratulations!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Norton Selectmen approve $93K for contingency funds for the high school.
The Norton Board of Selectmen voted 5-0 to approve an amendment to the capital improvement committee’s budget to give the current high school renovation project $93,171.74 in a contingency construction fund. The money, if approved at town meeting, would be appropriated from the capital improvement budget. “This money would be used for a contingency for any unforeseen expenses that could happen between now and December, when the project will hopefully be done,” said selectmen chair Robert Kimball. “It’s with the hope and desire the funds won’t have to be used, but if it has to be used it will be there.” Kimball said if not approved and the project runs into some problems, they would have to wait until October, at the fall town meeting, to …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Last minute article for the spring town meeting causing contention.
The Norton Board of Selectmen was wary in regards to a last-minute warrant article put forth by the school department. The article, which is asking to borrow $93,000, was put forth when a $600,000 feasibility study was approved for renovations to the high school in 2010. The $93,000, while not yet in the school department’s possession, was leftover after the study was done. The schools are asking to borrow that money as contingency funds, in the event of unforeseen problems. “This allows us to have the funds to do what needs to be done,” school committee chair Andrew Mackie said. But some selectmen disagreed. “In my opinion, the scope of the article, in the way it’s currently written, is not legal,” said selectmen vice chair Robert Kimball…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
See who made the list.
Following a very successful wrestling season (27-3, Peckham Tournament champs, D-3 Central Sectional champs, D-3 State runners-up) seven of Norton High's top wrestlers were honored with all-star selections: JT Taylor- Junior, 145 lbs., 39-10 (25 pins), Sectional champion, Peckham Tournament champion, 4th States, Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Star, Taunton Gazette All-Star Myles McAlpine- Junior co-captain, 152 lbs., 38-12 (18 pins), 3rd Sectionals, 3rd States, Tri-Valley League All-Star, Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Star, Taunton Gazette All-Star Jack Cuneo- Senior captain, 160 lbs., 35-8 (17 pins), Peckham Tournament champion, 3rd Sectionals, 7th States, 106 career wins (5th all-time NHS), two time Tri-Valley League, two time Attleboro Sun …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sponsorships, donations being sought.
Norton High School students Jillian Allard (Restaurant Food Service Marketing), Bryce McCarthy (Leadership Institute), and the team of Nick Petersen and Daniel Rafuse (Sports and Entertainment Marketing) are among an elite group of high school students that will travel to Anaheim, Calif., April 23 to April 28, to participate in DECA’s International Career Development Conference. They will be escorted by their advisor and business teacher Rachel Pilotte. “We are enormously proud of our students who have worked hard throughout the year and are being recognized as the best and brightest future leaders,” said Heather Albritton, DECA chapter co-advisor and Business Technology Department Academic Coordinator. “Students will have the benefit of …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Kyle Heagney head coach while Eric Grasso to be assistant coach.
Norton Public Schools interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes announced that a coach has been chosen for the new hockey program at Norton High School. Kyle Heagney, of Norton, will be the varsity coach while Eric Grasso will be the assistant varsity coach. Heagney is the Chief of Police in Attleboro and has a child in the Norton school system. “He has extensive experience coaching high school hockey having been an assistant coach at Bishop Feehan for fifteen years along with coaching elite club hockey teams,” Martes said in a press release. Grasso is a math teacher at Norton High School and has coached other teams such as tennis and volleyball. Up until now, Norton was the only high school in the MIAA’s Tri Valley League without a…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Gold's Gym co-owners Kris Vallincourt and Fraser Gunn say they want to reach out to help the community.
Kris Vallincourt and Fraser Gunn purchased Gold’s Gym in Norton in November, and since then have been changing up their business model for the gym. They worked together managing gyms in Rhode Island before setting out to make their own. “I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness and I wanted to see if I could turn my hobby into a career,” Vallincourt said. Vallincourt said they each brought their strengths to the business. He said that they both worked as managers for Gold’s Gyms in the past and he also worked as a branch manager at AAA. While they do have to adhere to Gold’s Gym’s corporate standards, they said they get to do whatever else they want to improve the health and fitness of their customers. “Fraser’s actually brought on…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Jobs from simplyhired.com and indeed.com.
Job: Hockey coach Location: Norton High School Job description: A high school co-ed hockey coach position is available for the 2013-2014 school year. Hours would be after school and evenings. Qualifications: A background in coaching and/or experience as a player/participant is needed. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States also required. Job: Inside sales representative Location: ProMedDx, LLC Job description: In this position you will be responsible for marketing our products and services inside of the Medical Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. These products and services enable our clients to rapidly develop and bring to market new medical solutions to improve patient care. Qualifications:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Money in the planning phases of the project will be voted on during spring town meeting.
The Norton School Committee voted 5-0 to submit a warrant article to the spring town meeting that would allow nearly $100K to be put back into the High School renovation project that broke ground in March. The money, $93,000, was originally part of the preparation in 2010 in a budgeted $600,000 feasibility study. School finance director Barry Nectow said that, while the original feasibility study was budgeted into the $34 million renovation project, as it stand the funds would go directly back to the town. He said that while it is not necessarily a bad thing, having contingency money for the project as it moves forward is a good idea. “It will be used on whatever comes up that’s unanticipated or unplanned,” Nectow said. “It’s basically …