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|There will be a slight delay in publishing the bus routes so the bus company can update them to accommodate recently announced road construction. We hope to have the routes updated and available Aug. 23 or 24. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience.|
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1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School
25 Union Street Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 460-3502
Fax number: (508) 460-3547
Student Instructional Day: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
|School starts soon! See the links below for back-to-school information.
|Parents: Please see this Back-to-School message from the MA Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.|
To Whitcomb Middle School and Marlborough High School families:
In order to update schedules and other information in Aspen, the Aspen parent and student portals will be disabled until August 22. Schedules for all students will be mailed out midweek during the week of August 15. Please refer any questions to the appropriate school.
|Mark your calendars: The Whitcomb School Open Door Day will be 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Aug. 29.|
|Please click here for summer reading & math information!|
|A symbol of Marlborough Schools' pride now prowls the grounds at the entrance to Whitcomb School! On June 23, district officials dedicated the new Panther sculpture, which matches the one dedicated at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year at Marlborough High School. The sculptures - created by artist Dale Rogers in collaboration with MHS students - are the culmination of a two-year district artist-in-residence program with Rogers. MPS thanks business partner SanDisk and outgoing Superintendent Richard Langlois for their financial support of the Whitcomb sculpture. To watch the video of the dedication ceremony, click here.|
|Whitcomb eighth-graders and their families celebrated a right of passage to high school on June 21 when the Class of 2020 held its Moving Up Ceremony. Attached is the program from the ceremony, and attached here is a complete list of graduates and awards. Below are highlights of the evening, including a video of the eighth-grade chorus beginning the evening with the National Anthem.|
|Please click here for summer reading & math information!|
|The Whitcomb School/Akiruno Exchange Program needs your help!
On June 18, a yard sale benefiting the program will be held in Whitcomb's yellow cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are needed - see the attached flier. And, come to the yard sale!
Akiruno students will visit Marlborough from July 23 through Aug. 3, and host families are needed for their stay. Seventh- and eighth-grade students and their families who want to host an exchange student should complete the attached form and submit it to the school as soon as possible.
|Mark your calendars: Lifetouch Photography will photograph all students and staff on Monday, October 31.|
|Middle School Fall Sports will start after Labor Day (with the exception of football and cheerleading). Tryouts and practices will begin on September 7. Anyone interested in participating must sign-up on-line and have a valid physical. Any questions email Athletic Director Jeff Rudzinsky at: email@example.com.|
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|After graduation practice on June 9, the MHS seniors participated in the inaugural “Graduation Walk” through the Whitcomb School. They paraded through the halls of the middle school in their caps and gowns, and received cheers and high-fives from the students and staff – including many of their former teachers - who lined the hallways.
The Graduation Walk not only acknowledged the success of these graduating seniors, but also provided an opportunity for the seniors to serve as role models for the younger students, who saw tangible reminders of the results of hard work and the achievement of academic milestones
|Sixth-grade students are currently selecting a World Language for seventh and eighth grade. Parents/families are asked to review the World Language options with their children and complete the form by identifying your child’s first, second and third choice. Please note, the language selected for seventh and eighth grade is a two-year commitment, and not all students will receive their first choice of language. Completed forms should be returned to homeroom teachers. Options & Forms: English / Portuguese / Spanish.|
|On Tuesday, April 26, the Whitcomb School administrators held a parent information session regarding scheduling and programming for the 2016-17 school year. A second session will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, for those parents of next year's 5th-8th graders. To view the presentation from the April 26 meeting, click here.|
|Attention parents of fifth- and sixth-graders: Your portraits will be coming home with your students soon. When you receive them, select your favorites and pay online!|
|Whitcomb sixth-graders recently swam with the sharks, visited U.S. monuments, toured historical buildings in the United Kingdom, walked the Great Wall of China, floated in space, and flew over Mt. Fuji, experiencing all of these in 3D and doing it in under an hour.
On March 31, the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program visited Whitcomb, bringing scores of Viewmaster-like cardboard goggles equipped with cell phones synced to tablets loaded with adventures. Teachers sent 360-degree, 3-dimensional “expedition” videos of places of interest from around the world to the phones in the viewers. Students were able to explore the destination with just a turn of their bodies or a tilt of their heads as the views moved with them.
The free Google Expeditions Pioneer Program enabled hundreds of Whitcomb students to become world travelers for a day. Classes took turns rotating through the library to experience the virtual reality expeditions.
|Read Across America's celebration of Dr. Seuss was a family affair March 2 in Trish O'Malley's fourth-grade classroom at Jaworek Elementary, when Whitcomb sixth-grader Christopher King visited his sister's class to read. Rosie King joined her classmates to hear brother Christopher read "The Lorax," then paused for a photo afterward.
Each year Whitcomb sixth-graders don Suess's trademark red and white striped hats and visit the elementary schools to read to the younger students in honor of Read Across America day.
|On January 30, nine students from the Whitcomb School were accepted into the 2016 MMEA Central District Junior High School Concert Ensembles. These students have been chosen to participate in a concert on April 30 with seventh- and eighth-grade students from 70 other participating schools.
Congratulations go to: (front row, from left) Cayman Pacific, chorus; Stella Moore, orchestra; Erin Zagzoug, chorus; Allison Lucas, band; (back row) Eli Plummer, chorus; Pedro Bassetti, chorus; Joseph Sawicki, band; Andrea Lau, band; Samantha Gamber, chorus.
|In April 2017, the MHS Music Department will participate in the Festival Disney in Orlando, FL. The Music Department is hosting a parent informational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in the Whitcomb Auditorium. Parents of current eight- and ninth-grade students musicians as well as parents of students who are new to out-of-state performances are asked to attend. Please see the attached flier for additional information.|
|The Marlborough Police Department in cooperation with the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics invites Whitcomb and Marlborough High School students to be part of the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
See the attached flier for details and registration/contact information … and take the plunge!
|Congratulations to Whitcomb eighth-grader Kathleen Binkewicz, whose poem “Freedom of Drawing” was recently published in Teen Ink. Teen Ink reaches millions of teens nationwide!|
|Congratulations to our Whitcomb students who made the Term 1 Honor Roll!|
|Check out this video about the Whitcomb Canned Food Drive!|
|YouTube video: click here.|
|To view the video on this webpage, click below!|
|On Dec. 8, staff members from EMC Corporation visited Donna Roche's and Mary Pacific's sixth-grade computer education classes to work with students on a "Big Data" project that involved a discussion about how data is collected and used and an imaginary trip to Gillette Stadium using varying amounts of data.|
|Students on Whitcomb team 7B have been diligently working on creating memoirs during Writer’s Workshop. Recently, the students each wrote about a meaningful memory they had, then shared their writings with their family and friends in a showcase event Nov. 10. For example, Brooke Bishop wrote about meeting Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, who played a bit of a prank on her. Shown are Sarah Barroso, Brooke Bishop, Joseph VanBuskirk and Chanson Nesbitt during the showcase.|
|The district is pleased to offer a service that provides our families with the convenience of online food service account management. For more information, click here!|
|Whitcomb Middle School English language arts teacher Lane Hammond and her fifth-graders had a hoot of a time reading this fall. The class embraced the Marlborough Reads: One City, One Book initiative of reading “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen, sharing the book, and participating in book-related activities. Hammond even hosted an after-school book club to keep the reading momentum going.|
|Aspen Family Portal Update: Parents now can register for e-mail alerts regarding their students' attendance and grades from their Aspen Family Portal accounts - click here for details!|
|District Food Services policy: In January 2015, the Marlborough School Committee passed a policy regarding the charging of food services (school lunches) and the managing of outstanding balances. Please click here to read about the policy and how it affects student food service accounts.|
|Whitcomb Panthers PTO Spirit Wear Order Form: Click here!|
|PARENTS: Please read the attached letter regarding the Enterovirus D-68, the district's vigilance in watching for trends in illness patterns, and what students, parents and staff can do to help prevent spreading of the virus should it occur in our community.|
|Parents/Guardians of MPS students: Please update contact information to be accurate at all times in the event of an emergency at school!|
|Click here to access the district’s resource page for information on social and emotional support to those who need assistance with processing, understanding, and coping with tragedy and/or grief.|
|Online Sports Registration Webpage
(You'll be directed to the high school site, where both middle school and high school registrations are processed.)
|Make It Your Own
Watch the student-produced video Marlborough High School: Make It Your Own!
|Flu Information for Parents and Guardians
|Join the 2015 - 2016 Sports Boosters - Click for more information!|
|IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ATHLETES AND THEIR PARENTS
The MIAA is now requiring physical exams every 13 months for athletes. See the notice from Athletic Director Jeff Rudzinsky for more information.