Monday, May 13, 2013
After last month's Boston Marathon bombing, school officials aren't taking any chances.
North Shore colleges and high schools will increase security for graduation ceremonies due to the Boston Marathon bombing, the Salem News is reporting. Many schools, like Salem State University and Gordon College, will have bag searches and increased number of security personnel. On April 15, two bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. Since then, security has been a concern at large events in the Boston area. "There will be a lot of eyes around. We will all be aware and watching what will be going on around us," Joanne Waldner, assistant to the president at Endicott College, told the Salem News. Read the complete story on the Salem News website.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Andover High School as the 783rd best high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Andover High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Andover Public Schools will be hosting Children's Book Author / Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka on May 28.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Childhood fears and worries are a normal part of growing and developing, but sadly, excessive worrying and anxiety in kids (and parents) is on the rise.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Andover Public Schools are canceling school Tuesday due to the snow storm.
According to WCVB, Andover Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 19, due to the snow storm that is dumping another 6 to 10 inches on the Andover area.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The following teenagers received honors during Austin Preparatory School’s Winter Athletic Awards Night on March 4.
The Bee is back! A fun-filled community event that has become a local tradition, the 15th Annual Andover Spelling Bee will take place on Friday, March 22nd at Wood Hill Middle School.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The elementary school on Central Street is looking to build a gym and is getting some help from local businesses.
Wednesday, March 6
On Saturday, March 9, St. Augustine School of Andover will host its 6th Annual Spring Extravaganza. The event, long heralded as the school’s major fundraiser of the year, has gained tremendous support from various Merrimack Valley businesses which have donated products, services, and gifts, to aid the school in reaching its ultimate goal: a gymnasium.To date, St. Augustine School has never had a gymnasium. Students and faculty instead have leveraged a small black top surface and coinciding grass playing field, in addition to the Knights of Columbus Hall located two blocks away, for physical education during the school year. With an increased focus on childhood obesity rates and aggressive approaches to physical fitness and better health …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The US Department of Energy's National Science Bowl has roughly 1,400 students battling wits across the country, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
This was provided by the US Department of Energy. A team of middle school students from Andover is participating in a regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in Nashua, N.H. next weekend. The Office of Science began this competition to interest today’s youth in pursuing careers in science and math. A team from Doherty Middle School will be competing in aregional round of the National Science Bowl on Saturday, March 2 at Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst Street in Nashua, N.H. In the regional competitions, teams of four students each will be faced with tough mathematical problems and tested on their knowledge of a vast number of areas including astronomy, biology, Earth science …
The Phillips Academy Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, part one of an autobiographical trilogy, portraying Simon’s years as a young teen living with his parents and extended family in the Brighton B