Another academic year starts next week...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The clock is ticking until summer vacation ends and a new school year begins. Students in grades 1-12 will be returning to the classroom on Wednesday, Aug. 28 and the first day of school for preschool and kindergarten students is Thursday, Aug. 29. There will be no school on Friday, Aug. 30. School officials, teachers and staff members having been spending this week making sure everything is ready to rock and roll for students’ return next week. Custodians have also been making a final push to make sure each of the town’s four schools is in pristine condition when students return. “Back to school is the most wonderful time of year,” said Superintendent Jane Tremblay in an interview with the Villager. “The Administrative Leadership Team...

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Interim HHS principal excited about the coming year...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With the first day of school just around the corner, Huckleberry Hill Interim Principal Melissa Wyland is ready to hit the ground running. Wyland was appointed interim principal last May in the wake of former Huckleberry Hill Principal Brian Bemiss agreeing to become the next principal of Fisher Elementary School in Walpole. Prior to being appointed interim principal, Wyland taught first grade at Huckleberry Hill for 16 years. “It’s an honor to be the interim principal for the 2019-2020 school year,” said Wyland in an email sent to the Villager. “I am very excited for the 2019-2020 school year to begin. I don’t think I will be able to sleep the night before our first day. I have always loved the excitement and promise a...

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Mental health helpline open to those in need of services...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The town has partnered with a helpline designed to assist people who need mental health services. Margaret Hannah, the executive director at William James College’s Freedman Center for Child and Family Development, announced that Lynnfield has agreed to begin utilizing the college’s INTERFACE program during A Healthy Lynnfield’s monthly meeting on Aug. 12. She said the helpline is a referral service that “works to increase awareness of mental health issues impacting children, families and adults” by ensuring they receive the appropriate services. “INTERFACE is a program of William James College and works in collaboration with the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP), the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program,” said Hannah. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Peg...

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SC plans a few fundraising initiatives...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 21, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — As education costs continue to rise and new revenue growth keeps trending downward, school officials are looking to find new ways to offset expenses. In an interview with the Villager, School Committee Chairman Jamie Hayman said school officials want to have a small group of companies participate in a field sponsorship initiative at Lynnfield High School’s Pioneer Stadium. “The goal of the field sponsorships is to help the schools get ahead of the financial reality that there is not a lot of new revenue growth in Lynnfield,” said Hayman. “I believe we have a fiduciary responsibility to try and offset some of the rising costs in the schools and thus put a little less of the burden on Town Meeting funding. We are working with the...

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