Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Grafton students are among the nearly 150,000 students nationwide who participate in a series of monthly contests and weekly practice sessions.
Wednesday, April 3
Submitted by the coaches of Grafton Public Schools' Math Olympians “Lara starts at the bottom of a long staircase. She climbs exactly 2/3 of the stairs. Then, she goes back down exactly ½ of the way to the bottom. From that spot, she climbs exactly 2/3 of the way to the top. Finally, from there, she climbs 6 stairs to reach the top. How many stairs are in the staircase?” If you’re not sure, ask a Grafton Public Schools Math Olympian. Math Olympiads is a math enrichment program which provides challenging, thought-provoking math problems. Thinking outside the box is embraced and sharing different strategies is encouraged. Grafton students are among the nearly 150,000 students nationwide who participate in a series of monthly contests …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Superintendent Jay Cummings announced the decision Sunday night.
Grafton Public Schools are canceled Monday, Feb. 11, because of unsafe roads and pending winter weather in the morning. The district posted an alert on its website. This will extend the weekend for Grafton students, who also did not have school on Friday because of the blizzard.
Monday, December 17, 2012
A last minute rain storm created possibly dangerous road conditions in Grafton.
Weather in New England can be a tricky thing to judge, but after last night's snowfall one parent in Grafton felt the schools' decision to delay was too little, too late. "I want you to know how upset I am in the timing of your decision to delay school this morning - we were told at 6:45 a.m. - when our children's school bus driver got the call just after they had gotten onto the bus at the top of our hill," Richard Quist said in a letter to Superintendent Jay Cummings that was shared with Patch. According to Cummings, the plan was to open schools as planned. “The roads had all been treated before 5 a.m. and everything was good until we got a heavy rain right as the buses started,” Cummings said. “When I contacted the Department of …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
In recognition of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month, North Street Elementary School has organized activities.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Press release submitted by North Street Elementary School. The month of October is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month. Students at North Street Elementary School will be partaking in many activities throughout the month. These activities include presentations from District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office, student-led workshops, “Daily Words Of Wisdom,” Spirit Weeks and participation in the national “Mix It Up At Lunch Program.” Students at all grade levels have been participating in the planning and presentation. Bullying awareness and prevention is also covered through curriculum in the “Responsive Classroom” and “2nd Steps” programs on an ongoing basis. North Street Elementary School will be hosting District Attorney Joseph D. …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Who remembers Gumby?
Each morning, Grafton Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. According to its website, the town of Grafton has the following commmitte vacancies: 2. Chair Yoga is offered today at 9 a.m. at the Grafton Senior Center, 30 Providence Rd. 3. According to a new survey from Robert Half Technology, IT professionals are in demand. The group reports that 65 percent of CIOs reported challenges finding skilled IT professionals. 4. Users of social networking sites likely have heard about the risks of over-sharing personal information, particularly on Facebook. But according to a new report, LinkedIn users are the most vulnerable. The 2012…
Friday, December 9, 2011
Where can you catch the joy of the season through song?
Ah, Christmas, the time of year when even those who can't carry a tune in a bucket run around humming Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la la, and Oh! Christmas Tree. Let's face it, this time of year, everything is reason for a song. There is something magical about singing in local rest homes, with the kids at school, or along with the car radio. Many believe singing to the tree keeps it fresh longer, and who doesn't love a rousing rendition of Philip's Not a Dot (Feliz Navidad) from the mouth of a child. If you are looking for a quick way to guarantee you'll be humming in the shower, check out these local concerts. Your spirit will get a boost and the kids will be tickled pink to look out to a full audience complete with smiling faces…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
A look at facebook pages from in and around Grafton.
We at Grafton Patch love to use social media to complement our work and activity on this page. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are tools that help us interact with and engage you, our readers. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where Grafton Patch highlights some of what people shared on Facebook and other media in the past week. We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before. Each week we also name one site our social media page of the week; a rare honor, indeed! We pick these pages based on reader suggestions, the pop of the page, the number of likes on the page and the wall activity. If you would like to nominate your own page or the page of a friend email Faith594@msn.com by Thursday…