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The Whitcomb School challenges, inspires and empowers adolescents to make responsible decisions and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to discover and develop their potential.
Whitcomb School #2 Ranked Massachusetts School in Vocabulary Bowl!
The number of words our students mastered put Whitcomb Middle School in the #2 position overall for the month of September in in Vocabulary.com's Vocabulary Bowl, behind only Natick High School.  "The is an amazing accomplishment," stated Principal Daniels.  According to Margarita Calderon, "Teachers need...to ensure that students learn from three thousand to five thousand words a year."  Whitcomb students are gearing up to win the Vocabulary Bowl for October!
Framingham State University’s 8Th Annual “What Every Parent Should Know” college readiness presentation
Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 PM.  This FREE seminar is open to parents of students in all grade levels.
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1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School
Grades 5-8
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.
Brian Daniels, Principal
Richard LacinaBethany Pritchard & Wayne Labbe,
Assistant Principals
Summer Reading Survey!
Whitcomb students: Click here to take the Summer Reading Survey!
Panther sculpture dedicated
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.
Eighth-Graders Moving Up!
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.

Attention Whitcomb students & staff!
Mark your calendars: Lifetouch Photography will photograph all students and staff on Monday, October 31.
Fall Sports Information
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: jrudzinsky@mps-edu.org.
New Outlook Email
The organizational account is your email address
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Graduation Walk!
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

Traveling the world
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.
Expectations for Electronics
Whitcomb students recently reviewed the school's expectations for the use of electronics. Click on the icon at the right to view the presentation.
Manage student food services accounts online!
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!
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!
Whitcomb Panthers PTO Spirit Wear Order Form: Click here!
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 2016 - 2017 Sports Boosters - Click for more information!
The MIAA is now requiring physical exams every 13 months for athletes. See the notice from Athletic Director Jeff Rudzinsky for more information.
District Nondiscrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Marlborough Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices.
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