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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         School Hours:  8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mary Murphy, Principal
Richard LacinaBethany Pritchard & Wayne Labbe,
Assistant Principals

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Gabrielle Abrams, 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
                
 
Writers share their works
Whitcomb’s fifth-grade Writer's Workshop Lab classrooms held a Feature Article Fair on Dec. 18 to showcase feature articles they’d written after eight weeks of honing their writing skills. Parents and siblings were invited to enjoy the students’ work and learn more about topics ranging from Bonobo apes to Bobby Orr to Ugg boots. Shown are some highlights of the fair.
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Whitcomb Panthers PTO Spirit Wear Order Form: Click here!
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Thank you, NEASC student ambassadors
Whitcomb Middle School sends out a big “Thank you!” to the following students for serving as school ambassadors during the recent NEASC site visit: Arelene Hernandez, Brooke Bishop, Christian Berry, Dylan Church, Emma Morris, Gabriel Dominguez, Bethany Gould, Jacquelyn Rocheleau, James Regan, Jorge Porras, Sara Orentlich, Sarah Dos Santos, Aniel Baj, Ashley LeConti, Carrie Sibole, Ines Dias de Oliveira Martins, Jordany Lopez, Lou Vigeant, Nikhil Patel, Reiner Luna, Sarah Peltier, Savannah Christo, Tino Pizzarella and Samantha Mains.
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5th & 6th Grades: Postural screenings start Jan. 16
Information about the importance of this screening is attached and is available through each school nurse. If you, as a parent or guardian, do not wish your child to participate in the 30-second exam, please send in his/ her current physical exam, which must be less than 6 months old. Along with the physical, please send in a note that requests your student to be excluded from participation in postural screening. Remember to tell your student to inform his/her examiner of your choice to opt out of this screening. Thank you for your assistance.
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Welcome, friends!
On Nov. 3, Whitcomb Middle School welcomed students and their chaperones from Akiruno, Japan for this year’s student exchange program. This marks the 20th year the two cities have exchanged students and shared cultures. Attendees at the Nov. 3 ceremony were treated to a special musical performance by the Akiruno students and chaperones and their Whitcomb hosts. Below is a slideshow with highlights of the ceremony
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Students grades 6-8 at are being asked to participate in a survey called the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. Please see the attached for information about this important survey designed to help our district develop and enhance its health education and prevention services.
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Class Act: Eighth-graders recognized
Eighth-graders Ashley LeConti and Sara Peltier were recognized in Channel 7’s “Class Act” and by the United Way of Tri-County for their community service. The Class Act is a special feature on Channel 7 News that highlights “students who deserve to be recognized for doing something outstanding academically, athletically or for their community.” The girls planted a garden, with a goal of helping out the local community with what they were able to grow. The girls donated over 300 pounds of vegetables to the Marlborough Food Pantry, helping more than 50 families. Peltier and LeConti are shown below with Channel 7's Christa Delcamp and United Way of Tri-County President Paul Mina.
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Sunovion 'Hands On' community service day
On Oct. 17, hundreds of volunteers from the Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rolled up their sleeves and dedicated a day of their time to help the Marlborough schools with various projects.  To learn more about this generous volunteer effort, click here!
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YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION: Order your 2014-15 yearbooks online at www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 13434!
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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: On Oct. 15, MPS schools mailed out letters to parents/guardians regarding the 2014 MCAS scores, school accountability and performance, and initiatives that target areas for improvement. Also included with each letter grades K-8 was a Title 1 Compact for parents. To view your school’s DESE 2014 Report Card, Report Card Overview, principal’s letter and Title 1 compact, visit the district’s MCAS/PARCC/NCLB Report Cards/Accountability webpage.
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安全な旅 (Safe Travels!)
On Oct. 9, nine Whitcomb students and their chaperones left for almost two weeks in Akiruno, Japan as part of the school’s ongoing Student Cultural Exchange Program. Later this fall, students and chaperones from Akiruno will reciprocate with a visit to Whitcomb. Safe travels to eighth-graders Christiana Kearns, Jaelyn Kassoy, Katie Joniaux, Jordan Harding and Noelle Bass, and seventh-graders Amelia Barnum, Dorothy Davis, Emma Hennessy and Jacqueline McKinnon.
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Eighth-Grade Parents: To view the presentation about the June 2015 class trip to Washington, D.C., click here.
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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
 
 
 
 
Student Supply Lists for 2014-15:  Grade 5 / Grades 6-8
6th Grade STEM
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Join the 2014 - 2015 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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