School Committee to meet 6:30 p.m. at Norton Middle School.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Contract to be signed Monday.
Joseph Baeta will be named supertintendent of Norton Public Schools Monday. His first official day is July 1. The Norton School Committee selected Baeta as their top pick Thursday, Jan. 10. They recently came to a contract agreement, which he will sign publicly at the Jan. 28 School Committee meeting. Baeta started out at the Southeastern Regional Technical School, moved to Sharon and then became the superintendent of schools in Holbrook after working nine months as the high school principal and later as the interim superintendent. His doctorate is near completion and will likely be done when he starts July 1.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Joseph Baeta, Bonny Gifford, Allen Himmelberger and Patricia Lally to be interviewed.
The Norton Superintendent Search Committee has forwarded the names of four finalists to the Norton School Committee for consideration for the position of Superintendent of Schools. They are: Joseph Baeta, Holbrook Superintendent of Schools; Bonny Gifford, Nauset Assistant Superintendent of Schools; Allen Himmelberger, Oxford Superintendent of Schools; and Patricia Lally, Tewksbury Assistant Superintendent of Schools. The date and times of the final interviews will be announced shortly. The position is currently being held by interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes. He has been standing in since former superintendent Dr. Patricia Ansay retired.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Thirty applications to be reviewed and superintendent to be chosen in January.
The search for a superintendent of schools for Norton is one step closer to the end as the Screening Committee has been selected. Members are: Peter Carignan, Finance Committee member; Valerie Desmond, citizen-at-large; Carolyn Gallagher, parent; Timothy Giblin, selectmen; Ronnie Goldstein, administrator; Sara Horton, teacher; Terry Rand, district office; Chris Strynar, parent; Jeanne Sullivan, administrator; Kent Taylor, teacher; Natalie Connors, (11th grade) student; Beth McManus, School Committee; and Marge Werner, School Committee. “Once again we had quite a few for parents and the citizen at large, so it was decided that since we had so many applications we were going to give some new people a shot at it,” said School Committee member…
Monday, October 15, 2012
CItizen-at-large must be available for meetings in December.
The Norton School Committee is seeking a Norton resident who is interested in serving on the Superintendent Search Committee as a citizen-at-large representative. Participants must be available the first three weeks of December during the evening and possibly one or two Saturdays. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest by Friday, Nov. 16 addressed to Beth McManus of the School Committee, c/o Norton Public Schools, 64 West Main St., Norton, MA.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Meeting to take place 6:30 p.m. at L.G. Nourse Elementary while Finance Committee will meet 7:30 p.m. in the selectmen's meeting room and the Water Bodies Committee will congregate 7 p.m. in the first floor meeting room.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Meeting to take place 6:30 p.m. at Yelle Elementary.
Interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes discusses opening of school year, goals and hobbies.
Though school has been in session for a week and a half, the transition to the new year has been nearly flawless, according to interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes. When Norton Patch spoke with Martes last week, he couldn’t believe that it was only the fourth day of school. “It seems like we’ve been in school longer than that because everything is up and running,” Marts said. “The schedules are going well. Transportation, we usually have a few things to iron out with the routes, things that are being taken care of right now. So, I think it’s been a very positive start and I’m happy to be back doing the work.” Getting more acquainted with Norton and its schools is important to Martes, who lives in Easton. “This [Norton school] …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Four finalists interviewed Wednesday night.
Though no decisions were made after the Norton School Committee interviewed Steven Hiersche, Christopher Martes, Michael Malone and David Cressy Wednesday night, they plan to have one by Wednesday. The contract for current superintendent Dr. Patricia Ansay is up Aug. 28, so the Committee hopes to have an interim in place as soon as possible. For the past three years Hiersche has been superintendent for Framingham Public Schools. He spent six years as superintendent in Plymouth and five more in Watertown. Previously he was a mathematics and computer science teacher, then principal at the middle and high school levels. Hiersche has experience working on building projects and is familiar with Race to the Top, an education reform initiative. …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Letter to the editor from superintendent Dr. Patricia Ansay.
Dear Residents of Norton and the Norton School Community, How fortunate for me that I “landed” in Norton! You’ve heard me say that Norton is a great place to live and work. I sincerely hope that I have helped to make Norton a great place to learn too. We focused on educating the whole child! In recent years, the Norton Public Schools has had successes in athletics, winning State Championships in wrestling, golf, basketball and baseball, and even making a marvelous trip to the Super Bowl. Most importantly, our scholar athletes seem to have Good Sportsmanship Awardsall sewn up. Many of our coaches have been named Coach of the Year. I am very proud of having involvement in refurbishing and constructing the baseball and softball fields, …