Learn Anywhere program assessed...

Dec 14, 2018 by

Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The pros and cons of the Wakefield Public Schools’ Learn Anywhere Project were hashed out at a recent School Committee meeting as part of a presentation by a committee charged with evaluating the program. The Learn Anywhere Project consists of three parts: Distance learning during school cancellation days; offering online, blended course electives with a partner high school; and personalizing summer learning opportunities. The focus of the Learn Anywhere Committee’s recent presentation and the subsequent discussion was the distance learning on snow days component. Under the Learn Anywhere program, when school is cancelled on snow days, students are expected to complete school assignments at home. Students access assignments using either Google Classroom of the Learn Anywhere web site. Teachers post learning expectations...

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Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23

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Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Amandee Elaine Hoctor, 23, a lifelong Wakefield resident died unexpectedly after a long battle with addiction on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. She was born in Methuen on May 15, 1995 and was a graduate of St. Joseph School and the Northeast Vocational High School, Class of 2013. She is survived by her mother Elaine Hoctor-deVos and her step-father Gardner deVos of Wakefield, her father Thomas Hoctor and his wife Cathy of Stoneham, her sister Heather Hoctor of Lynnfield, her two brothers Thomas Hoctor of Franklin and Aaron deVos of Wakefield and her dearest friend Patrick Booth. Amandee is also survived by her loving extended family in Londonderry, New Hampshire and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mandee will always be remembered by her family as a...

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Mary Ann Doherty, 85

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Published in the December 14, 2018 edition. WAKEFIELD — Mary Ann Doherty, 85, of Wakefield, died peacefully December 13, 2018 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center. Born in South Boston on December 8, 1933 she was the daughter of the late Ignaz and Anna (Kevartas) Voveris. Mrs. Doherty was raised and educated in South Boston. At the age of 16, she entered into the Convent and became Sister Perpetua at Our Lady of Sorrows and Jesus Christ Crucified Order. During her time in the Order, she taught religion in Cambridge, Lawrence and Norwood. She had a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College and also received her master’s in Psychology from Bridgewater State College. In 1965, Mrs. Doherty left the Convent and in 1970 met her husband, Herold F. Doherty. They were married in 1971. She...

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