Monday, March 11, 2013
Patch will be live blogging from TD Garden on Tuesday from the Div. 3 boys basketball state semifinals.
The Div. 3 state semifinal playoff game between Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and Danvers High School will be covered with a live blog right here on Martha's Vineyard Patch. Game time is 4:15 on Tuesday from TD Garden in Boston. Check in here after 3:45 p.m. as coverage gets going. Martha’s Vineyard is this year’s South sectional champion. It’s the second trip to the state semifinals for the Danvers Falcons, who are the defending Division 3 champions. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard 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, February 5, 2013
High School artists are recognized for their talent in photography, drawing, ceramics, paint and more.
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School art students brought home a record number of awards from the prestigious Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards this month. 38 of the 67 pieces submitted in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphics and architecture received recognition. Gold portfolio awards recipients include: This makes these students eligible for scholarships from art schools across the country. This award is only open to graduating seniors who submit an eight-piece portfolio of artwork (sometimes themed, sometimes showing range). Their pieces will also travel to New York City for the national competition. Individual gold key winners include: Their pieces will also travel to New York City for the national …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Highlights of next year's budget shows an increase of 1.85% and a deep cut in state funds
This past Monday night, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) principal Dr. Stephen Nixon presented the fiscal year 2013 school budget. This was the first step in a long budget process that ends next April when the towns will vote on it. The proposed budget is $16.9 million, which is an increase of 1.85 percent or about $300,000 more than last year. While that is not much of an increase, nearly $17 million is still a lot of money. “I wish more people would have come,” Nixon said of the public meeting last Monday. “Because I really want people to understand why we need to cut this or why salaries are what they are. There are reasons for everything, nothing is arbitrary.” In order for the budget to pass, four of the six towns need …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Schools have filled a "significant number of open positions," said the superintendent.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools has released a list of faculty changes for the upcoming school year. Students will return to the classroom for the 2011-2012 year on Thursday, September 8. “Administrators at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and the Edgartown School have had their hands full over the summer with a significant number of open positions,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Weiss said in a letter to faculty. “It looks like they have all been filled, and we are very pleased with the new staff who have been selected.” The biggest of the changes—which affect nearly every Island school—has already been announced. Weiss announced administrative shake-ups at the Tisbury and Oak Bluffs Schools in late June. He also previously …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Oak Bluffs and Tisbury Schools head into the year with new principals and assistant principals in charge.
The start of a new school year is a time of much excitement and, usually, a good dose of apprehension, too. Until seeing all of those familiar faces, the idea of going back to school can make even the well-seasoned eighth grader anxious. Students heading back to Oak Bluffs and Tisbury Schools will have some important new faces to greet them this year as both schools have new principals. The Tisbury School also will have a new assistant principal. In case the end of the school year seems like light years ago, here's a quick recap. At the tail end of the 2010–2011 school year, Dr. James Weiss, superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools, announced that as of August 1, 2011 Tisbury School principal Richard Smith would take over the …