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District Announcements
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Due to the incomng winter storm, there is no school Friday, February 5.
The Whitcomb School challenges, inspires and empowers adolescents to make responsible decisions and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to discover and develop their potential.

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1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School
Grades 5-8
25 Union Street Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 460-3502
Fax number:  (508) 460-3547
Student Instructional Day: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Brian Daniels, Principal
Richard LacinaBethany Pritchard & Wayne Labbe,
Assistant Principals

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Mary Murphy, Executive Director
of Primary & Elementary Education (Grades PK-5)

Maureen Greulich, Executive Director
of Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)

Dan Riley; Director of STEM, Supervisor of Mathematics/Technology 6-12

Jose Reyes, Supervisor of Humanities 6-12
Kathleen Richov, Supervisor of Science & Engineering 6-12
                
Orlando Music Festival Parent Meeting March 16
In April 2017, the MHS Music Department will participate in the Festival Disney in Orlando, FL. The Music Department is hosting a parent informational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in the Whitcomb Auditorium. Parents of current eight- and ninth-grade students musicians as well as parents of students who are new to out-of-state performances are asked to attend. Please see the attached flier for additional information.
Take the Polar Plunge, and support Special Olympics!
The Marlborough Police Department in cooperation with the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics invites Whitcomb and Marlborough High School students to be part of the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
See the attached flier for details and registration/contact information … and take the plunge!
Student poem published
Congratulations to Whitcomb eighth-grader Kathleen Binkewicz, whose poem “Freedom of Drawing” was recently published in Teen Ink. Teen Ink reaches millions of teens nationwide!
Term 1 Honor Roll
Congratulations to our Whitcomb students who made the Term 1 Honor Roll!
Canned Food Drive Video!
Check out this video about the Whitcomb Canned Food Drive!
YouTube video: click here.  
To view the video on this webpage, click below!
Big Data
On Dec. 8, staff members from EMC Corporation visited Donna Roche's and Mary Pacific's sixth-grade computer education classes to work with students on a "Big Data" project that involved a discussion about how data is collected and used and an imaginary trip to Gillette Stadium using varying amounts of data.
Expectations for Electronics
Whitcomb students recently reviewed the school's expectations for the use of electronics. Click on the icon at the right to view the presentation.
Writing memoirs
Students on Whitcomb team 7B have been diligently working on creating memoirs during Writer’s Workshop. Recently, the students each wrote about a meaningful memory they had, then shared their writings with their family and friends in a showcase event Nov. 10. For example, Brooke Bishop wrote about meeting Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, who played a bit of a prank on her. Shown are Sarah Barroso, Brooke Bishop, Joseph VanBuskirk and Chanson Nesbitt during the showcase.
Winter Sports Sign-Up Info
Whitcomb sign-ups for middle school basketball are now open on the Whitcomb athletics webpage. Any sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grader interested in trying out must sign up ASAP online and have a valid physical as of November 30, the first day of winter sports.  Also, any eighth-grader interested in playing high school junior varsity hockey must sign up online ASAP and have a valid physical. Try-out schedules will be posted to www.mwlma.org in early November.
 
For questions or additional information, please contact Athletic Director Jeff Rudzinsky at jrudzinsky@mps-edu.org or at (508) 460-3500, ext. 7410.
Manage student food services accounts online!
The district is pleased to offer a service that provides our families with the convenience of online food service account management. For more information, click here!
Fifth-graders share literacy experience
Whitcomb Middle School English language arts teacher Lane Hammond and her fifth-graders had a hoot of a time reading this fall. The class embraced the Marlborough Reads: One City, One Book initiative of reading “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen, sharing the book, and participating in book-related activities. Hammond even hosted an after-school book club to keep the reading momentum going.
NEASC Accreditation Awarded
The Marlborough Public Schools is pleased to announce that in late June 2015 we received notice from the NEASC that Whitcomb Middle School has received full accreditation for the current 10-year cycle. Attached are the letter from the visiting team co-chair and the final report resulting from the NEASC process.

We thank everyone who was involved in and served in leadership roles throughout this process.
2015-16 School Supply Lists

The Whitcomb ROAR:
Check out this video that explains why there is such a ROAR at Whitcomb!

Staff and students discuss the school's core values and how students and staff alike show those values every day.
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The MCAS Shake-Off
Kudos to the Whitcomb staff, who put together this video to inspire Whitcomb students to take the MCAS tests seriously, then “shake off” the stress that comes from taking the MCAS and other standardized tests.
Check it out!
 
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Aspen Family Portal Update: Parents now can register for e-mail alerts regarding their students' attendance and grades from their Aspen Family Portal accounts - click here for details!
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District Food Services policy: In January 2015, the  Marlborough School Committee passed a policy regarding the charging of food services (school lunches) and the managing of outstanding balances. Please click here to read about the policy and how it affects student food service accounts.
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Whitcomb Panthers PTO Spirit Wear Order Form: Click here!
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PARENTS: Please read the attached letter regarding the Enterovirus D-68, the district's vigilance in watching for trends in illness patterns, and what students, parents and staff can do to help prevent spreading of the virus should it occur in our community.
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Parents/Guardians of MPS students: Please update contact information to be accurate at all times in the event of an emergency at school!
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Click here to access the district’s resource page for information on social and emotional support to those who need assistance with processing, understanding, and coping with tragedy and/or grief.
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Online Sports Registration Webpage
(You'll be directed to the high school site, where both middle school and high school registrations are processed.)
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Make It Your Own
Watch the student-produced video Marlborough High School: Make It Your Own!
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Flu Information for Parents and Guardians
 
 
 
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Join the 2015 - 2016 Sports Boosters - Click for more information!
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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ATHLETES AND THEIR PARENTS
The MIAA is now requiring physical exams every 13 months for athletes. See the notice from Athletic Director Jeff Rudzinsky for more information.
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