SC: Schools have a great leader in Tremblay...

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Published June 19, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Committee commended Superintendent Jane Tremblay’s job performance during a June 11 meeting. As part of the state-mandated educator evaluation, School Committee Chairman Jamie Hayman recently distributed evaluation forms for committee members to use in order to evaluate Tremblay’s job performance. After collecting each member’s evaluation, Hayman created an evaluation instrument that gave an overview of Tremblay’s job performance. Hayman noted former School Committee member Dorothy Presser completed an evaluation form as well as newly-elected member Stacy Dahlstedt. “The consensus on the School Committee is that we are very fortunate to have a superintendent of the caliber of Mrs. Tremblay,” said Hayman. Summative evaluation In the summative evaluation component of the job review, the School Committee gave Tremblay a proficient rating. “Proficient practice is...

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Library kicks off Summer Reading Thursday...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Published June 19, 2019 By AVA FIGUCIA LYNNFIELD – The Lynnfield Public Library’s “A Universe of Stories” encourages children to read this summer through attending group events and setting personal reading goals. The theme of this year’s Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” is sponsored by the Lynnfield Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The program events run from June 24 to August 16. To kickoff the summer, the library is hosting a read-a-thon on Thursday, June 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The read-a-thon offers 20-minute slots for people to read books, magazines or graphic novels from personal collections or from the library. People may sign up for as many 20-minute sessions as they choose by contacting the Circulation Desk or...

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SC honors system’s retiring educators...

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Published June 19, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The School Committee honored seven retiring teachers on June 11. High school special education teacher Andrea Knight, Huckleberry Hill School physical education teacher Mary Robertson and elementary reading specialist Mary Vardaro appeared at the school board’s meeting in order to be recognized. Middle school physical education teacher Elisa Burns, high school English teacher Sue Carroll, seventh grade English teacher Gail Piccinni and Lynnfield High Math Department Head Marylou Sambatakos were unable to attend the meeting due to scheduling conflicts. “These teachers have over 160 combined years of dedication to Lynnfield Public Schools,” said School Committee Chairman Jamie Hayman. “It’s always nice to recognize teachers who have been here and have dedicated themselves to kids and families.” Superintendent Jane Tremblay agreed. “I would like to thank...

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Lynnfield baseball falls to Fenwick in D3N Final...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Published June 19, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI LOWELL — The LHS baseball team made it back to the Div. 3 North Final for an unprecedented fourth straight season.  The Pioneers were on a mission to win the final for the first time during that run, but ran into a tough Bishop Fenwick team on Saturday, who put together a six-run fourth inning to take control of the game and eventually win 8-2. “The difference of the game was they got base hits with men on and we did not,” said Lynnfield head coach John O’Brien. The Crusaders deserve plenty of credit for barreling up ace Fernando Gonzalez, whose velocity helped balls carry to deep in the outfield at Alumni Field in Lowell. Two errors in the frame also added to Fenwick’s lead. “That’s the name...

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Pioneers beat Gloucester 6-3 in semifinals...

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Published June 19, 2019 By BEN PAINCHAUD LOWELL — A big, four-run third inning powered the Lynnfield Pioneer baseball team to a 6-3 win over Gloucester at LeLacheur Park on Wednesday, June 12. Down by one run in the top of the third, Will Garofoli drove in two with a single, Matt Fiore brought in Fernando Gonzalez with a single, and Luke Martinho stole home following a wild pitch with the bases loaded. With the win, the Pioneers advanced to the Div. 3 North finals. “Our kids came to play tonight,” said Lynnfield head coach John O’Brien. “We played terrific defense; some timely hitting; Got the bat on the ball, and our two pitchers were outstanding … (Jaret) Simpson played terrific. Called a great game. We don’t call any of our pitches, the kids do...

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Pioneer softball play Austin Prep tough as strong postseason ends in semifinals...

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Published June 19, 2019 By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI LOWELL — The postseason run for the Lynnfield High softball team came to an end last Friday night as the Pioneers lost 7-4 to Austin Prep in the Division 3 North semifinals on a windy afternoon at Martin Park in Lowell. With that defeat, the 13th-seeded Pioneers ended the year at 14-8. The top-seeded Cougars, meanwhile, beat St. Mary’s of Lynn 2-1 on Saturday in the North final to improve to 22-2 and they played Case in the state semifinals on Tuesday night (results not available at press time). “They are a good team and they took advantage of our mistakes,” said Pioneers’ manager Peter Marinelli, whose team committed five errors. “We had some first-time jitters heading into this game.” The Pioneers scored first in the top...

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