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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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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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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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CALENDAR ADDITION: On Friday, Oct. 24, the eighth-grade will take a walking field trip to Marlborough High School for the Spirit Day Pep Rally for homecoming! Attached are the permission slips (English / Portuguese / Spanish).
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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: You are invited to a FREE information session from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Framingham State University entitled "College Readiness: What Every Parent Should Know." This session is designed for parents to learn how to get their children college and work ready. Parents of middle school and early high school age children are especially encouraged to attend. For more information (translated), click here!
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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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Attention Fifth-Grade Parents: During October, all fifth-grade students will have their vision and hearing screened. Students who wear glasses should be sure to bring their glasses to school with them each day. Parents will be notified if there are any concerns as a result of the screenings.
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Picture Retake Day has been scheduled Tuesday, November 18.
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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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