Personalized learning excites students and teachers at NRHS...

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Published January 16, 2020 By JILLIAN STRING NORTH READING — North Reading High School (NRHS) Principal Anthony Loprete, along with faculty and students, shared their enthusiasm for personalized learning with School Committee members on Monday evening. “There are a number of things that are happening at the high school. (We are) highlighting three tonight, specifically, around the idea of a more personalized approach to learning,” Loprete said. “It really is more about the how than the what, I think, in providing the best learning opportunity for students.” Loprete stated that personalized learning focuses on six realms: Learner Profiles, Personal Connections, Competency Based Progression, Technology, Personal Learning Paths, and Flexible Learning Environments. “A number of these (realms) are flowering at the high school,” Loprete said. NRHS Universal Design for Learning (UDL) coaches Shellie Kerrigan and...

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Seven Acres Poultry Farm up for sale...

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Published January 16, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — An iconic business frequented by generations of townspeople who loved their fresh turkeys, chickens and eggs – the Seven Acres Poultry Farm – has been put on the market. Owner Paul Magliozzi, 4 Concord St., notified the town in late December of his intention to sell his agricultural land of about 14 acres, which also contains three barns, at 14 Concord St. (map 18, parcel 015). Because of its tax status under MGL Ch. 61A, Sec. 14, the town has the right of first refusal to purchase it. He provided the town with a purchase and sales agreement dated Dec. 11, 2019 for an intended “industrial use” entered into with Sergio Coviello, Trustee of Concord Street Realty Trust, 55 Concord St., for a purchase...

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Majority of Select Board stands by its appointment process...

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Published January 16, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — A full house greeted the Select Board at its first meeting of the year Monday night. What a difference a month makes. When the board last met on Dec. 16 the room was virtually empty during their end-of-the-year appointments. But on Jan. 13, there were few empty seats. They came to speak during the public comment period to voice their opinion on the appointment process at that meeting. In a surprising turn of events, a new candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Bob Breen, was appointed to one of the two seats on that three-member board over longtime member Paul O’Leary by a split vote. Current chairman Jim Demetri was also reappointed to the post. The terms are for three years. Subsequently,...

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‘Let’s all Think of Michael’...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Trivia Night fundraiser a huge success Published January 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO DANVERS — The life and legacy of Michael Dalton continue to live on. Four hundred residents came together to enjoy a fun night of trivia, have some laughs and raise money during the Think of Michael Foundation’s second annual Trivia Night at Breakaway Tavern in Danvers on Friday, Jan. 10. While proceeds from the event were still being tallied when the Villager went to press on Tuesday morning, Selectman Dick Dalton, who serves as the foundation’s treasurer, said the proceeds raised from Trivia Night were “substantially over” the $90,000 plus raised last year. The Dalton family formed Think of Michael after son and brother Michael passed away from an opiate overdose while in outpatient treatment on Jan. 13, 2018. The nonprofit...

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Schools looking to add four METCO students...

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Published January 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Department is looking to enroll four METCO students into the district’s kindergarten program next year. Superintendent Jane Tremblay said during the School Committee’s January 7 meeting that the school system typically enrolls four METCO students into the kindergarten program each fall. “Based on enrollment, we will decide where those students will go,” said Tremblay. “Ideally, we would like to enroll two at Summer Street School and two at Huckleberry Hill School. We tend to make that decision closer to June as opposed to now.” Tremblay said METCO Director Curtis Blyden informed her that a sibling of a current student is slated to enroll in the kindergarten program next year. “Typically, we always take the siblings of students who are currently here,” said Tremblay....

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LHS looks to continue exchange student program...

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Published January 15, 2020 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High is looking to continue the Educatius Group foreign exchange student program next year, Principal Bob Cleary said during the School Committee’s Jan. 7 meeting. The Educatius Group F-1 Public High School program allows foreign exchange students to attend a public high school for either a semester or an entire school year. Students are required to pay tuition to the school district they choose to attend. Cleary noted the high school has enrolled between four and seven students on average since LHS partnered with Educatius Group seven years ago. He said six foreign exchange students are attending LHS this year. Five students are from Brazil and one is from Vietnam. “We have had pretty good success,” said Cleary. “We have had students from Brazil,...

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