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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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Morning Announcements
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Eighth-Grade D.C. Trip Webpage

1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School
Grades 5-8
25 Union Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
(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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Summer Reading: Click here for more information!
Student Supply Lists for 2014-15: 
Grade 5 / Grades 6-8
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Back-to-School Information:
  • Attention Parents: Picture Day is Thursday, September 4! School portraits can be ordered easily using the Lifetouch flier sent home, or you can pay securely using your credit/debit card through the website. There are many more choices online, so check it out! To pay online go to www.mylifetouch.com - you will need this Portrait Day ID: OB264768Q0 when paying online. When paying online, please write your payment confirmation code on your order form attached to the flyer and send to school with your student. If you have any questions, please call Lifetouch Marlborough at (508) 485-9805.
  • School supply lists grades K-8 have been are posted above by grade level in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • The district calendar for the 2014-15 school year is posted at the quick link at the very top of this page. Additionally, confirmed 2014-15 event dates are now on the website’s online calendars.
  • Bus routes have been posted under the "Students & Family" tab (above).
  • Applications for the district’s Free & Reduced Lunch Program can be processed ASAP. See our Lunch Menus/Food Services webpage for information and applications.
  • New to the district? See our Registration & Parent Outreach Center webpage for information about registering your child for school.
  • Kidsborough will provide before- and after-school services on site at Kane, Richer and Jaworek elementaries and at Whitcomb Middle School. Forms and information about the program - including the August open houses at the elementary schools - can be found on the "Before/After School Program" page under the Students & Family tab (above). Additionally, you can call Kidsborough (508) 630-4216 with any questions.
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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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The Whitcomb 2014 Magazine Campaign is underway! Help us raise money for the Student Activity Fund - click here for details and here for the online site (WMS ID number is 2552354.)
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Whitcomb Women in Math & Science
A group of ten Whitcomb middle School sixth- and seventh-grade girls recently attended the Women in Math and Science Conference, hosted by the Northborough Junior Women’s Club. The ladies attended workshops on careers in the medical, robotics, engineering, finance and other related fields. Shown are: (back row, from left) Alanna McCarthy, Madison Boudreau, Christiana Kearns, Jaelyn Kassoy, (front row) Jayden VanBuskirk, Abby Gould, Sara Abbasova, Alethia Pena, Zoe Collins, and Jazlyn Otero.

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Whitcomb student receives first place in math competition

You can officially call Whitcomb Middle School seventh-grader Ben Patterson a math whiz. Patterson earned the highest score among more than 200 of his Whitcomb peers on the recent American Mathematics Competition (AMC).

On Feb. 28, Patterson and 54 of his fellow Whitcomb students were presented with awards for outstanding performance in the competition. Additionally, the school received a certificate of merit for having the top three scorers earn a collective 50 points or more. It is the first time in more than 5 years that the school has received this commendation. Total points on the test are 25. Patterson scored 19 points. Fifth-grader Shane Ferrante scored 18, and eighth-graders Adam Moore, Sarah Zagzoug and Bailey Honerchavez each scored 16.

Below are highlights of the awards presentations. For a complete list of students who received awards, see the news release!

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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 Your Mark!
Whitcomb eighth-graders recently toured Marlborough High School to learn more about high school life and the wide variety of courses and activities offered at the school. One of the activities they participated in was a group animation video in the Art Department. Below is their final product!

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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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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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Support the Middle School Student Exchange Program - order your cinch bag now! Click here for details.
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Parents: Please click here for important information from Whitcomb's Health & Wellness staff.
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Parents/Guardians: Please read this message from the WMS Guidance Department regarding bullying prevention efforts and curriculum in the Marlborough Public Schools.
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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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