Tuesday, March 19, 2013
An overnight snowstorm has cancelled Hamilton-Wenham schools.
The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District is closed on Tuesday. It is a snowday, announced Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey in an e-mail and phone message to students, parents, staff and faculty at about 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary said on its Facebook page that morning classes are cancelled but that afternoon classes will happen and administrative offices will open at 1 p.m. Pingree School is on spring break this week.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Friday was the third snowday of the year for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.
The last day of school this year will be Tuesday, June 18 for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, according to Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey. That is the last day of school after Friday's snow day cancellation. The School Committee will need to vote to officially set this date, likely in early April, Harvey said. Graduation will still be held as scheduled on June 2, Harvey said. The state requires that graduation be scheduled within 12 school days from the last day of school without cancellation days, which was Thursday, June 13. Even if cancellation days are added at the end of the year, the school district does not need to change the graduation date, Harvey said. That policy is set by state Department of Education …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Snow accumulation of school roofs has not approached the amount that was on roofs in 2011.
The snow that piled up on school roofs after the weekend blizzard was not deep enough to prompt safety concerns, according to School Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey. Several parents, residents and students asked Hamilton-Wenham Patch whether the blizzard would prompt the need to shovel and snowblow the school roofs in the same way that was done in Febraury 2011. Harvey said that he checked with both the Hamilton building inspector and Hamilton Fire Department and was told that snow removal from school roofs is not needed after the weekend blizzard. "The Hamilton Fire Department and the building inspector have told us that we do not need to clear the roofs," Harvey said. "I think the high winds took most of the snow off of them." Almost …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
School Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey announced on Sunday evening that schools would definitely open as usual on Monday.
Streets, bus stops and the school grounds have all been plowed after the weekend blizzard and Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District schools will open on Monday, according to School Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey. Hamilton-Wenham Patch reported earlier on Sunday that the plowing and snow removal was on track for schools to open. But at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, Harvey said in a Connect-CTY e-mail and phone message that schools would definitely be open on Monday. The school district’s bus contractor, Salter Bus Company, said it does not “anticipate any major difficulty in completing their bus runs in the morning,” he said. The Department of Public Works from both Hamilton and Wenham “have concluded their major snow removal operations,” …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The two finalists to become the new, permanent principal at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School will have public interviews in two separate days in late January.
The two finalists to become the new permanent principal at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School are both currently working as administrators at other high schools not far from the two towns. Eric Tracy, the principal at Wilmington High School and Kristen Vogel, an assistant principal at Bedford High School are the two finalists. The announcement was made by Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey on Friday afternoon. Both candidates will spend a day at the Bay Road school later this month and take part in a forum with the community in the evening. Harvey will make the final pick but is soliciting feedback from students, faculty, staff, parents and community members. The person who gets the job will replace John Hughes, the retired principal of …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey addressed school safety and ways to handle your children's feelings after Friday's shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.
After today's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey sent home the following message to parents. It is printed here in its entirely, unedited. Dear Friends, I am sure that by now you are aware of the tragic events that occurred today in Newtown, Connecticut. On behalf of the entire Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, I want to express our sympathy to the families of the children and of the professionals working in their service who lost their lives today. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the survivors of this horrible event who will need all of the resources we can offer to come to grips with its aftermath. Because we understand…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Dr. Harvey: Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Superintendent Michael Harvey will be the featured guest when the Special Education Parent Advisory Council meets on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Miles River Middle School. 2. Congressional Debate: U.S. Rep. John Tierney (D-Salem) and Republican Congressional candidate Richard Tisei of Wakefield are both coming pretty close to the two towns on Wednesday night for a debate. Libertarian Daniel Fishman of Beverly will join them. The event, sponsored by the Salem News and Jewish Journal, starts at 7 p.m. at Danvers High School. The event is open to the public and will be seated on a first come, first …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Dr. Michael Harvey will start as the new superintendent of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District on July 1.
There’s high expectations for students in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District – much as there is in Belmont. And that was a draw for the new superintendent, Dr. Michael Harvey, who is currently the principal at Belmont High School. Harvey will start July 1. He was selected from a field of four finalists for the job earlier this month in an unanimous vote by the School Committee. He will take over for Interim Superintendent Peter Gray, who served in that position since May 2011. He will go back to being an assistant superintendent. The district's most recent permanent superintendent was Dr. Raleigh Buchanan, who left the district after less than a year after reaching a "mutual agreement" with the School Committee. “The reputation …