BHS & Chenery Sports Schedule (9/25-9/30)

Monday, September 25

2:30 PM Coed Swimming BHS Boys/Girls Swim (School)

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Wilmington High School Away

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Winchester High School Away

3:30 PM Coed Chenery Middle Cross Country Diamond MS Lexington Home

3:45 PM Boys Freshman Soccer Winchester High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Reading High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Reading High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Freshman Soccer Winchester High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Winchester High School Away

4:00 PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Winchester High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Winchester High School Away

4:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Reading High School Home

4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Winchester High School Away

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Winchester High School Away

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Reading High School Home

 

Tuesday, September 26

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country Woburn High School Home

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Watertown High School Away

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country Woburn High School Home

 

Wednesday, September 27

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Wakefield High School Home

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Reading High School Home

3:45 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Away

3:45 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Away

3:45 PM Boys Freshman Soccer Reading High School Home

3:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Home

3:45 PM Girls Freshman Soccer Reading High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Reading High School Away

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Burlington High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Reading High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Reading High School Home

4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Reading High School Home

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Reading High School Home

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Home

 

Thursday, September 28

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Woburn High School Away

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Winchester High School vs. Winchester w/ Woburn Away

3:30 PM Boys Freshman Football Reading High School Away

3:30 PM Coed Chenery Middle Cross Country Clarke MS Lexington Home

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Football Reading High School Home

 

Friday, September 29

3:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football Reading High School Away

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Arlington High School Away

3:45 PM Boys Freshman Soccer Arlington High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Freshman Soccer Arlington High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Arlington High School Home

4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Arlington High School Away

 

Saturday, September 30

No events scheduled

 

 

2017-2018 BHS School Advisory Committee Results

Congratulations to Virginia Cox and Wendy Murphy for being elected to the 2017-2018 BHS School Advisory Committee. 

Virginia Cox

Statement: I have three children in the Belmont Public School system–Eliza Filler a senior; Mia Filler an 8th-grader; and Owen Filler a 5th-grader.

I am the owner of a small visual and graphic design business called V Design, which I launched over 21 years ago. I work primarily as a visual strategic consultant, brand innovator and graphic designer in Greater Boston area. I’ve worked with the Cambridge Montessori School, Citizens School, WGBH programming and fundraising departments, and well as large and small software, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology businesses.

Recently I stepped down as board member of the Foundation for Belmont Education, where I directed visual and graphic design for both marketing and fundraising efforts for five years. While I plan to stay involved and help volunteer my design services for their spring fundraiser, I hope to broaden my skills as a facilitator and innovator, and learn more about the inner tickings of our schools. Collaborating with a team to generate the energy necessary to facilitate and support innovation and collaboration has always been one of my lifelong passions. Last spring I was reminded of how important this is to me when I was fortunate to participate in Belmont Visioning Workshop. It was a wonderful experience and I felt inspired by all the ideas that emerged from so many different people.

Wendy Murphy

Statement: I am interested in serving on the BHS Advisory Council. I am a former prosecutor, and practicing attorney specializing in impact litigation in state and federal court related to violence against women and children. I currently serve on the Board of the BHS PTSO, and I am a co-President of the Belmont Woman’s Club. My five children were educated in the Belmont Public Schools. My youngest is a BHS Junior. My interest in serving on the Council includes helping to make sure that high school students, especially girls, are prepared for the culture of university life. As a law professor, I write and lecture widely on the constitutional and federal civil rights of women and girls, such as Title IX and Title IV, and analogous state laws. I am gravely concerned about the recent statements of Education Secretary Betsy Devos regarding her plan to weaken the educational civil rights of women and girls. Studies show that 1 in 3 to 1 in 4 females are sexually assaulted during college. I want to work with the Advisory Council to ensure that BHS students and their families have access to reliable information about civil rights laws so that they may develop a better understanding of the ways that sexual assault and other gender-based harms weaken the fabric of entire communities, and diminish the constitutionally protected rights of all women and girls to fully equal and safe access to education, from K-12, through college and beyond.

Off the Clock: An Exhibition of Works by Belmont Public Art School Teachers

Off the Clock:  An Exhibition of Works by Belmont Public Art School Teachers will have an artists’ reception this evening, Friday, September 15 from 6pm to 8pm at the Belmont Gallery of Art in the Homer Municipal Building at 19 Moore Street in Belmont Center.  Come see artwork created by your current and from Belmont K – 12 art teachers, including BHS visual art teachers Danette English, Cathy Larkin, Mark Milowsky, and Andrew Roy. The show will be up until October 6, and the gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

 

Belmont High School Building Committee News & Project Notes

Community Engagement Meeting Dates

Please join the Belmont High School Building Committee at these upcoming meetings and learn more about the project.

Tuesday, September 19th – 7:00 pm – Chenery Middle School
Friday, October 13
th – 1:15 pm Beech Street Center
Saturday, October 28
th – 10:00 am Belmont High School
Wednesday, November 15
th – 7:30 pm – Belmont Town Hall
Tuesday, December 12
th – 7:00 pm – Belmont High School

New Website/Email Sign up

To sign up for email updates and to learn more about the Belmont High School Building Project, including project timelines, videos, meeting schedules, presentations, and more, visit:

http://www.belmonthighschoolproject.org

Online Survey

The Belmont High School Building Committee wants to hear from you! Our new online survey will be available soon and we invite you to share your ideas, opinions, and thoughts on the Belmont High School Building Project.

http://www.belmonthighschoolproject.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Belmont need a new high school?

Belmont High School lacks sufficient space for the existing number of students. Between 2010 and 2019, it is projected that Belmont’s enrollment will have increased by 1,000 students. Lack of space adversely impacts both the educational experience of students, as well as the ability of the school’s faculty and staff to provide a proper learning environment.

In addition, there are numerous facility-related issues at the high school. While the high school has been well-maintained, it has also been heavily used. There have been no additions or major renovations of the building since it opened in 1970. Most of the utilities are original to the building, have reached the end of their useful life, and are not energy efficient. The building lacks the appropriate spaces and technologies to fulfill modern educational goals.

What grades will be in the new high school? What are the possible grade configurations?

The Belmont High School Building Project is reviewing multiple grade configuration options: 7-12, 8-12, and 9-12. Both the 7-12 and 8-12 grade configurations offer significant opportunities to relieve overcrowding at the elementary schools and the middle school. Should the Town decide to include lower grades on the Belmont High School campus, careful work will be done to ensure adequate separation between younger and older students. Some strategies that may be employed to achieve this include: physical separation of classroom wings; adjusting school schedules such that older and younger students arrive and depart at different times; and carefully controlling the flow of students through communal areas.

What is the Belmont High School Project timeline?

Completion of Feasibility Study:

Spring 2018

Completion of Preferred Schematic Design:

Summer 2018

Securing of Project Funding:

November 2018 or April 2019

Completion of Building Design:

TBD (approximately 12-15 months)

Completion of Building Construction:

TBD (approximately 24-36 months)

Where can I find answers to other questions about the project?

Visit http://www.belmonthighschoolproject.org for answers to questions such as:

  • When will the high school open, and what happens to students during construction?
  • What would a new school look like?
  • Will the new building be “green”?
  • What are the project costs and how will it be funded?
  • Who are the partners in the Belmont High School Building Project?
  • Who will build the new school?
  • How can I be involved in the process?

BHS Building Committee-Community Engagement Meeting, 9/19

Please join the High School Building Committee for a

Community Engagement Meeting

Tuesday, September 19th, 7:00 pm

Chenery Middle School – 95 Washington Street

 

Agenda

High School Building Project Updates

Introduction of the Project Design Team from Perkins+Will

District Enrollment Update & Grade Configuration Discussion

Updates on Recent Education Visioning Workshops

Questions & Comments

 

Upcoming Community Meetings

Friday, October 13th – 1:15 pm – Beech Street Center
Saturday, October 28th – 10:00 am –  Belmont High School
Wednesday, November 15th – 7:30 pm – Town Hall
Tuesday, December 12th – 7:00 pm – Belmont High School

 

To sign up for email updates and to learn more about the Belmont High School Building Project, including project timelines, videos, meeting schedules, presentations, and more, please visit www.belmonthighschoolproject.org.

Questions? BHS-BC@belmont-ma.gov

Congratulations – Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition

Congratulations to the following Belmont High School seniors for being named as a Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Students qualify to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition.

  • Ben Brody
  • Jessica Chen
  • Kevin Ji
  • Rachel Laing
  • Jackson Pullman
  • Sofia Schlozman
  • Zachary Tseng
  • Mirilla Zhu

2017 Semi Finalist

BHS Back-to-School Night, 9/13

 

Back-to-School Night

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

6:00 – 6:30            Parents Arrive

6:30 – 6:42             B1 (yellow class)

6:46 – 6:58             D2 (light blue class)

7:02 – 7:14             D5 (pink class)

7:18 – 7:30             L3 (dark blue class)

7:34 – 7:46             J3 (orange class)

7:50 – 8:02             N1 (purple class)

8:06 – 8:18             F5 (green class)

 

** Remember to arrive early. Parking is limited.

** Parent/Guardians should pick up their student’s schedule in the cafeteria.

** Parents/Guardians are going through their student’s Monday schedule, with the addition of Wednesday’s green class (G3) at the end, because typically one class drops each day.

** During unassigned mods, parents can feel free to walk the school, or wait in the library or cafeteria.

** Please remember that the purpose of the evening is for each teacher to introduce his or her course and to go over course expectations, not to answer questions about individual students.

Parent/Teacher conferences in October and November are for speaking with teachers about students. Of course, you may always email or call your student’s teachers at any time.