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The Marlborough Public Schools has resources available to help families struggling with death/grief issues. To access the webpage of resources, click here.
 
Click here for Morning Announcements
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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. - 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
 
                
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Whitcomb School Flu Clinic for Parents, Students & Staff, Nov. 20
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College Finance Seminar:Marlborough parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Marlborough High School Little Theater. Click here for more information.
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Eighth-Grade MHS Field Trip Permission Slips:
Please note the following schedule: Team 8B will now be going on Wednesday, November 19, and 8A will be going on Thursday, November 20. Team 8C will still go on on Friday, November 21.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for this year's Whitcomb musical, Hairspray Jr.! Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 in the Whitcomb Auditorium. Admission is $5 per adult, $3 per student/senior citizen.
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8th-Grade Parents: Please note the following important November events:
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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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NOTE TO SEVENTH-GRADE PARENTS: Vision, hearing, height and weight screenings began Oct. 16 and will continue through November. Parents/guardians will be notified of any concerns stemming from the screenings. Please be sure your students bring their prescription glasses to school with them each day.
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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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Moving Up!
On June 19, Whitcomb Middle School held its annual Moving Up ceremony, dinner and dance to celebrate the eighth-graders’ transitioning to high school life. Shown below are highlights of the ceremony. Attached is a list of awards presented that evening.

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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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Whitcomb fifth-graders master the stock market
Congratulations to fifth-graders Zeena Acharya, Deborah De Azovedo, Jenny Larrieux, Laura Nelson and Allyson Trinh, who took first place in the regional division of the Stock Market Game sponsored by the SIMFA Foundation.

Eighty-six Massachusetts teams joined more than 69,000 teams nationwide to compete in this year’s game. The teams of students used $100,000 in virtual cash to invest in stocks and mutual funds in real-world investment simulation, with the goal of making as much monetary gain in a three-month period. The winning Whitcomb team made $122,810 in equity over the course of the game.

On May 20, math teacher Kelly Daly and her winning team trekked to the Boston Globe to receive their award.

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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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MCAS/NCLB Report Card: On Sept. 20, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its 2013 information about school accountability, how our school is performing relative to other schools, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students. To access the Whitcomb parent letter (three languages) regarding this information and the district- and school-level DESE “report cards,” see our NCLB Report Card webpage.

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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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Spirit Wear On Sale
Show your school spirit by ordering "Whitcomb Wear." Select styles and sizes are now available for purchase. You can download and print the order form and return it to the Whitcomb PTO Mailbox to the attention of Danielle Mains in the Front Office with your payment. GO PANTHERS!
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