Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Consider donating your Andover High School yearbooks to MHL.
Memorial Hall Library is seeking donations of Andover High School Yearbooks (Punchard Free School/Punchard High) to fill the gaps in our Local History Collection. There are also plans to digitize the books to make them easily accessible to researchers, genealogists, alumni and others. Please check your bookshelves, attics and basements! We are looking for the following years: If you would like to donate your yearbooks, please bring them to the Reference Desk on the first floor of Memorial Hall Library. Please call Kim Lynn at 978-623-8401 x36 if you would like to donate a yearbook but are unable to get to the library. We appreciate your assistance!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Massachusetts had an adjusted graduation rate of 83 percent for the 2010-2011 school year, while Andover High School's adjusted graduation rate that year was 97.8 percent.
Massachusetts didn't make the top 10 high school graduation rates in the nation, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, but Medford schools have a higher graduation rate than the state average. The graduation rates released Monday are for the 2010-2011 school year—the first year for which all states used a common, adjusted four-year cohort graduation rate, according to a U.S. Department of Education press release. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesman JC Considine told Patch in an e-mail that Massachusetts has been computing cohort graduation rates since 2006, which are available on the DESE website. According to the preliminary state-reported data, …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
New AD Don Doucette has had his eyes on the Andover position for years.
- Jay Oza
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The newest Athletic Director of Andover High School is Don Doucette; he will leave his post as Athletic Director for Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School on August 20. Doucette served Hamilton-Wenham for seven years and is excited to take the reins at a Division I school. “I’m coming into a situation with one of the most successful programs around, and first and foremost you want to say you’re doing a terrific job here, keep doing what you’re doing,” Doucette said. “We’ve got some terrific coaches and teams here across the board,” he continued. Doucette has had his eye on the Andover position throughout the years. “I almost applied for it last time it was open three or four years ago,” he said. “I decided not to because I hadn’t finished …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Andover has filled the spot of former athletic director Chris Bergeron.
The Andover High School athletic program has received a new leader. Following the resignation of Chris Bergeron, the town has hired Don Doucette to take over as Andover High School's new athletic director, according to an article in the Boston Herald. Doucette had been working as the athletic director for the Hamilton-Wenham public school system when he was hired by the town of Andover. Doucette has more than 25 years experience coaching basketball and was able to lead Hamilton-Wenham's athletic program to success, despite an all fee-based system. Read the full article on the Boston Herald website.
Friday, June 29, 2012
What do you think of the proposal?
Under a new plan proposed by Andover High officials, freshmen students would be banned from playing varsity sports. These new regulations would be put into place to prevent hazing. In December, Andover High School dealt with hazing issues after allegations two Andover High basketball team members pushed two younger members of the team to eat a cookie with bodily fluid on it. The alleged incident occurred at the Hoop Mountain basketball camp held at Stonehill College in Easton over July 2011. According to WHDH-TV, School officials now say they want to change the culture in the school's sports programs. The changes were presented last week to the School Committee, which is expected to continue its discussion of the changes Friday, according …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Andover Athletic Director Christopher Bergeron resigned recently and will move to South Carolina after four years with the Warriors.
- Jay Oza
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
After four years as Andover High School’s Athletic Director Christopher Bergeron has resigned. Bergeron’s legacy featured triumphant athletic highs as well as a major low last winter when members of the boys basketball team were involved in a sexual hazing incident at Stonehill College. “It’s very bittersweet because I love Andover, I love the coaches, I love the program, and the student athletes,” Bergeron said. His regime was highlighted by three consecutive Division 1 girls basketball state titles and two consecutive Division 1 field hockey state titles. Bergeron cited “Walking on the Garden floor with the girls basketball team,” as one of many favorite memories in his four years with Andover. Andover High produced one of the state’s …
Monday, June 11, 2012
From local bloggers to international news outlets, teacher David McCullough's speech has gone viral.
Wellesley High School’s graduation was anything but out of the ordinary, that is until one teacher told students they were not special. On Tuesday, The Swellesley Report posted the speech by WHS English teacher David McCullough in which he tells students that despite years of coddling, they’re in fact “not special.” The post on Swellesley Report has been picked up by several major media outlets including Boston.com, Huffington Post, Yahoo! and other sites, according to Swellesley. The Swellesey Report even created a new post dedicated to the viral-ness of his original post. So what do you think? Did McCullough's speech cross the line or was it spot on? How would the address go over in Andover? Tell us what you think.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Second half outburst powers Andover to sectional final.
For ten minutes it looked like the Westford girls lacrosse team was going to spoil Andover’s run through the sectional. The problem for the Grey Ghosts was that the Golden Warriors had 40 minutes to respond. Andover rattled off eight straight goals to turn a two-goal, first half deficit into a six-goal lead and cruised past Westford 14-6 and earned a date with Lincoln-Sudbury tomorrow night for the Division North Section Championship. “Give Westford a lot of credit; they came out to play,” Andover coach John McVeigh said. “They tried to play a deliberate pace early and it was working. I think we adjusted to that, and once we started running I felt like we were playing our kind of game.” The Golden Warriors tied the game late in the first …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Andover High School students present "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."
The Andover High School Drama Guild and Music Department teamed up to perform the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Collins Center at Andover High School.
Monday, May 7, 2012
This week's Event of the Week is a production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."
The Andover High Theater Productions will be presenting the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" this weekend at the Collins Center. The theater group bills this show as "a wonderful show for the whole family." This will be a production of both the Andover High School Drama Guild and Music Department. Performances will be held at the Collins Center at the Andover High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. All tickets are sold at the door and doors open 90 minutes before each show. For more information go the Collins Center website.