Back to the drawing board on graduation...

May 28, 2020 by

Published in the May 28, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — As of last night, it appeared that the School Department will once again modify its 2020 graduation plan and try to do a larger event in July or August that will have most, if not all 260 graduates together for one ceremony. Superintendent of Schools Douglas Lyons told the Board of Health last night that due to the strong feelings of senior class members and their families as well as School Committee members, the School Department would in all likelihood attempt to do a larger graduation ceremony later in the summer when restrictions on large gatherings are expected to be relaxed. On Tuesday night, Lyons had presented to the School Committee a graduation ceremony proposal that would have had rotating, smaller groups of...

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PHOTO: Lunch for two

May 27, 2020 by

Published May 27, 2020

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WMHS graduation plan aired

May 27, 2020 by

Published May 27, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Nothing is set in stone yet, but a plan is expected to be put forth today addressing what graduation ceremonies for the Wakefield Memorial High School class of 2020 could look like. School Superintendent Douglas Lyons told the School Committee last night that a working group made up of students, teachers, parents and administrators has been meeting for weeks to discuss how this year’s graduation could be handled in light of the COVID-19 issue. He said that a proposed plan was going to be sent out today to students, parents and the community. The proposal that the working group came up with, Lyons said, would involve having smaller, manageable groups of students and their parents on the Shawn F. Beasley Field to receive their diplomas...

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A quiet, somber Memorial Day

May 26, 2020 by

Published in. the May 26, 2020 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD – The solemn holiday of Memorial Day took on an even more subdued cast this year as Wakefield’s traditional observances were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Normally, the day would feature the West Side Social Club’s morning ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. outdoors on Moulton Field. There would be remarks by town officials and a veteran would deliver the keynote speech. Local singer Carissa Scudieri would sing the National Anthem, Amazing Grace and God Bless America. Sentries would decorate the memorial trees that encircle Moulton Field as the names of the fallen were read. At one time, Wakefield’s afternoon ceremonies would kick off with a small parade featuring veterans, Boy and Girl Scouts and the Wakefield Memorial High School Marching Band. They would...

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