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Whitcomb Morning Announcements
 

 

Feb 7
Day A
  • Social Justice Club is cancelled on Thursday Feb 9th.
  • Jump Rope For Heart 2017 will Kick-off it’s fundraiser week.  Students in Wellness classes will receive collection envelopes.  Donating to the American Heart Association is optional.  Won’t you be a Heart Hero? Go online at heart.org/jump and sign up under the Whitcomb Middle School link.
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! This week, staff will be watching for students who are meeting appropriate hallway expectations.  What are we looking for?  Students who are walking to the right, 2 by 2.  Why is walking 2 by 2 important?  So that others may walk in the opposite direction, and we can all get where we need to go smoothly and quickly.  Teachers will be looking for students who are walking 2 by 2, and will ask you to stop and practice this when needed. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Feb 6
Day G
  • There will be a student council meeting after school in Mr. Chaves room.
  • Social Justice Club is cancelled on Thursday Feb 9th
  • There will be dance club today afterschool today in the blue cafeteria. 
  • Jump Rope for Heart 2017 will Kick-off it’s fundraiser week.  Students in Wellness classes will receive collection envelopes.  Donating to the American Heart Association is optional.  Won’t you be a Heart Hero? Go online at heart.org/jump and sign up under the Whitcomb Middle School link.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Attention all students and staff.  Last week we were focusing on our hallway transitions.  This week, staff will be watching for students who are meeting appropriate hallway expectations.  Get caught doing the right thing during hallway transitions and positive recognition is sure to follow!  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

Feb 3
Day F
  • The Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and never looked back defeating the Hawks 38-20. Celine Al-Nammari led all scorers with 14 and Kelli LeConti contributed 10 but the offense spread the scoring across the line up. Teamwork and tough defense from Allison Keenan, Adriana Marrone and Kaylani Figueroa on the perimeter kept their opponents off balance. Under the basket, Nina Bradley and Julianna Da Silva controlled the boards with LeConti. Final score Marlborough 38 Hudson  20.
  • Jump Rope for Heart is right around the corner.  Students will receive Fundraising Envelopes next week in Wellness classes.  Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America?  We can change that, 80% of risk factors are preventable.  Visit heart.org/jump for more heart facts!
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students. .
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14. 
  • GO PATS!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s ROAR Celebration Day!  Teachers, congratulate students who show they ROAR by being Respectful, taking Opportunities, engaging in Academics, and being Responsible! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Feb 2
Day E
  • Attention all staff, AESOP is making changes this week that may affect your ability to log in. It is recommended that you go onto Aesop today and be sure you know your current log-in and Pin.
  • Today starts Session 3 Art Club for grade 7 in room 337 with Ms. Goad.
  • During lunch today the PTO is offering two new items for sale this month.  A Panther sweatshirt and string bag will be available.
  • Jump Rope for Heart is right around the corner.  Students will receive Fundraising Envelopes next week in Wellness classes.  Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America?  We can change that, 80% of risk factors are preventable.  Visit heart.org/jump for more heart facts!
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students.
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, do you remember our Hallway Expectations?  Please be sure to walk 2 by 2 so that hallway traffic can move smoothly in both directions.  Are you being responsible by getting to class on time? Also, tomorrow is first Friday- that means it’s ROAR Celebration Day!  Wear your orange and black to show your support for our core values, or red, white and blue or your Patriots gear to get ready for the Super Bowl this weekend!  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Feb 1
Day D
  • Attention all staff, AESOP is making changes this week that may affect your ability to log in. It is recommended that you go onto Aesop today and be sure you know your current log-in and Pin.
  • During lunch today the PTO is offering two new items for sale this month.  A Panther sweatshirt and string bag will be available.
  • Jump Rope for Heart is right around the corner.  Students will receive Fundraising Envelopes next week in Wellness classes.  Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America?  We can change that, 80% of risk factors are preventable.  Visit heart.org/jump for more heart facts!
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students. .
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14. 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Students, do you remember our Hallway Expectations?  You will have a chance to review them this week. ALL Teachers will review the Hallway Expectations with all FIRST PERIOD classes TODAY.  Also, Grades 5 and 6 teachers will be walking students to lunch this week- if you have 5th or 6th graders right before lunch, plan to walk with them as they leave.  Be on the lookout for students who are meeting our expectations during all transitions this week, and let them know how well they are doing! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Jan 31
Day C
  • Jump Rope for Heart is right around the corner.  Students will receive Fundraising Envelopes next week in Wellness classes.  Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America?  We can change that, 80% of risk factors are preventable.  Visit heart.org/jump for more heart facts!
  • Mr. Hobart’s student council meeting is today. Student Council members will meet in Mr. Hobart’s room after school. 
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students. .
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14. 
  • There is a meeting on Feb 1st for all NJHS members after school in the auditorium.  
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS Testing
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What new habit will you develop during term 3 to help you be more successful?  Will you be more responsible by keeping your materials organized and passing in all your work?  Will you be more engaged in academics by participating in class and raising your hand?  Will you take more opportunities to share your ideas and work with your peers?  We know you will have a successful term 3 if you put your mind to it! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Jan 30
Day B
  • A reminder to all staff that 5th grade will participate in ALICE Training today at 1:30pm. Students should report to the auditorium with their homeroom teacher. Direct any questions to Mr. Lacina or Mr. Daniels.
  • Attention 5th, 6th, 7th grade homeroom teachers – please check your email in regards to parent/teacher conferences which will be held February 8th.  
  • Jump Rope for Heart is right around the corner.  Students will receive Fundraising Envelopes next week in Wellness classes.  Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America?  We can change that, 80% of risk factors are preventable.  Visit heart.org/jump for more heart facts!
  • Mr. Hobart’s student council meeting is cancelled today. Student Council members will meet in Mr. Hobart’s room tomorrow Tuesday January 31st. 
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students. .
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14. 
  • There is a meeting on Feb 1st for all NJHS members after school in the auditorium.  
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS Testing.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”.  Teddy Roosevelt. Students and Staff, as Whitcomb Panthers, we believe you can succeed!  It’s the start of a new, fresh term- decide now to make it a great one. We can’t wait to see how you ROAR in term 3. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Jan 27
Day A
  • The Panthers clawed back in after being down 5 at the half to force overtime against the Rangers of Gibbons Middle School. The game came down to free throws and the Panthers came up short. Kelli LeConti dominated in the post, putting up 11 points controlling the paint on defense. Leanne Wydom and Celine Al-Nammari each contributed 8. Final score Marlborough 33 Gibbons MS 39.
  • Mr. Hobart needs to move Monday’s student council meeting to Tuesday for next week.  If you can’t make it on Tuesday, just let him know. 
  • A reminder to all staff that 5th grade will participate in ALICE Training Monday, January 30th at 1:30 pm. Direct any questions to Mr. Lacina or Mr. Daniels.
  • Jump Rope for Heart is coming to our school on Thursday February 16 in your Wellness Classes.  We are proud to partner with the American Heart Association in fighting heart disease and stroke.  During this program, students will learn about their heart and how to develop healthy habits and have the opportunity to raise funds.  Go online today at heart.org/jump to get started!
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students.
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14. 
  • There is a meeting on Feb 1st for all NJHS members after school in the auditorium
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s the 92nd day of school!  Take a moment and reflect on how YOU ROAR every day, and take pride in yourself.  How are you Respectful?  How are you taking Opportunities?  How are you engaged in your Academics?  How are you Responsible?  Students, our staff is proud of you and all of your hard work ROARing during the first half of the year.  Let’s make it a great term 3! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Jan 26
Day G
  • Jump Rope for Heart is coming to our school on Thursday February 16 in your Wellness Classes.  We are proud to partner with the American Heart Association in fighting heart disease and stroke.  During this program, students will learn about their heart and how to develop healthy habits and have the opportunity to raise funds.  Go online today at heart.org/jump to get started! 
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students.  
  • Robotics is canceled today.
  • Mr. Chaves’s 5th grade Art Club will be canceled today.
  • You can save money by pre-ordering a yearbook! Bring $30 to room 341 before February 14.  
  • There is a meeting on Wednesday Feb 1st for all NJHS members after school in the auditorium 
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! We know all of you Panthers have been responsible this week by checking your Aspen, taking the opportunity to turn in missing assignments, and engaging in academics when in class.  Keep up the great work! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

Jan 25
Day F
  • Jump Rope for Heart is coming to our school on Thursday February 16 in your Wellness Classes.  We are proud to partner with the American Heart Association in fighting heart disease and stroke.  During this program, students will learn about their heart and how to develop healthy habits and have the opportunity to raise funds.  Go online today at heart.org/jump to get started!
  • The Panthers put up a good fight but fell behind early and was unable to recover against a strong Colonial team. Leanne Wydom finished with 8 points and was a dynamic presence on both sides of the floor. In the paint, Kelli LeConti continued to dominate contributing 6 points and Julianna DaSilva performed well on the boards. Allison Keenan’s aggressive defense forced turnovers but the team struggled with unlucky bounces all game and came up short. Final score Marlborough 25 Oak MS 38
  • In Boys Basketball Marlborough lost to Shrewsbury 31 to 59.  Marlborough was led in scoring by Xavian Owen with 7 points and Tyler Oliveira, Kevin Magana, Luis De Leon, and Maurice Jarmman all contributing 4 points.  The boys’ play this Thursday away against Westborough.  Final score Marlborough 31 Shrewsbury 59.
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students.
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you been responsible this term?  Panthers take responsibility for their work, and earn the grades they receive on their report cards.  You still have a few days to be responsible and make sure all of your work is completed for term 2. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 24
Day E
  • We will begin the day with third period, no changes will be made to the schedule today.
  • Winter Intramurals will begin Monday February 6 Permission slips are in the Main office and sign-ups are limited to the first 50 students.
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you taken opportunities to make up missed work?  Remember, term 2 ends tomorrow.  Take the opportunity to check your grades in Aspen and see if you have any missing assignments.  If you do, check in with your teachers to be sure that your work for the term is complete!  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 23
Day D
  • On Saturday January 21, the Whitcomb Robotics’ teams competed in the Vex Starstruck competition at Walsh Middle School in Framingham.  All of the teams made it to the quarter- finals and 4344A made it to the semi-finals.  Team 4344B aka The Autonomous Panthers brought home the prestigious Vex Excellence award. The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition.   Team members are Zeena Acharya, Jeffrey Cote, Ryan Fettig and Colin Jackson, Please congratulate them all!. 
  • There will be a student council meeting after school today in Mr. Chaves’ room.  See you there. 
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you taken opportunities to make up missed work?  Remember, term 2 ends tomorrow.  Take the opportunity to check your grades in Aspen and see if you have any missing assignments.  If you do, check in with your teachers to be sure that your work for the term is complete! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 20
Day C
  • In Boys Basketball news Marlborough lost to Charlton by a score of 46-49 in an amazing effort.  The Marlborough boys’ were led in scoring by Xavian Owen with 15 points, Jayce Ginnetti with 8 points, and Kevin Magana and Tyler Oliveira contributing 6 and 5 points.  Final score Marlborough 46 Charlton 49.
  • In Girls Basketball news  Olivia Trudeau sparked the Panthers in their come-from-behind victory over the Charlton Grizzlies. Strong defensive play from Allison Keenan and consistent scoring from Celine Al-Nammari kept the game within reach. Down 27-21 at the end of the third quarter the Panthers battled from the free-throw line capitalizing on their opponent’s mistakes. Kelli LeConti scored all of her points in the fourth quarter performing well with Trudeau on the offensive boards. Facing overtime again, communication and teamwork allowed the Panthers to control the pace and protect the ball while 3 more points from the foul line sealed the victory. Final score Marlborough 38 Charlton 35.  
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What opportunities did you take in your classes this week?  Did you answer a question?  Did you work together with a group?  Did you ask for help during intervention block?  We hope you were able to take advantage of a new opportunity this week! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 19
Day B  
  • In Girls Basketball news Leanne Wydom and Celine Al-Nammari combined for 25 points to lead the Panthers to an exciting overtime victory against visiting Trottier Middle School, 42-40. In their second overtime situation in 2 games, the Panthers kept their composure in the final minutes to win. Early rebounding efforts and fourth quarter contributions from Olivia Trudeau proved paramount to the outcome. Defensively, Wydom disrupted her opponents with timely blocks, steals and rebounds. Quiet contributions from Aubrey Tunnera and Kelli LeConti combined with strong team defense to achieve overall success. Final score Girls: Marlborough 42Trottier MS 40.
  • In Boys Basketball news  The Panthers put forth a strong performance in the 4th quarter against Trottier Middle School, outscoring their opponents 18-14, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit. Jayce Ginnetti led the Panthers with 9 points, but shared the stage with Xavian Owen and Tyler Oliveira who each had 8. On the boards Austin Stone, JJ Jarman, and Xavian Owen competed well against a tough opposing front court. Final score Boys:  Marlborough  42 Trottier MS  62. 
  • Mr. Chaves’s 5th grade Art Club will be canceled today 1/19.
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.  Please refer to the email from Mrs. Patel for the list of students. Thank you.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does it look like to take opportunities in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include taking the opportunity to work with someone new, volunteer to read or redo an assignment? Did you take the opportunity to make up all missing work?  There is still time! Try these ways take opportunities in the classroom.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR​
January 18
Day A
  • Astronomy Club is canceled today.
  • Congratulations to the following Wellness “Students of the Month” for the month of December:  Grade 8:  Tahnyia Black, Brooke Bishop, Sophie Gakis, Taylor DeSouza and Tyller Silva DeSouza  Grade 7:  Maya Drakulich, Amelia Crozier, Kevin Recinos, Andrew Fisher, Courtney Sweeney and Andrew Fraser Grade 6: Brandon Alfaro Mateo, William Calderon, Erik Corbin, Julia Charlewood, Jack Morich, and Sofia Bertone Grade 5:   Matthew Menendez, Cameron Murphy, Hannah Manning, Srigouri Kondavdhani, Elizabeth Johnson and Rachel Russo.  The qualifications for this award include being responsible and respectful in the gym, excellent participation and effort, and good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Attention 6th and 7th graders! Are you interested in learning about life and school in another country? The Akiruno City/Whitcomb Student Exchange program is now accepting applications. If you are interested in applying please see the Whitcomb School homepage or Mrs. Patel for further information. There will be a parent information night on January 18 at Whitcomb for those interested. 
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.  Please refer to the email from Mrs. Patel for the list of students. Thank you.
  • Both the Boys and Girls Basketball teams have home games this afternoon.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! One way we ROAR is by taking opportunities to better ourselves each day.  “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,” said Henry Ford. What does it look like to take opportunities in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include taking the opportunity to ask questions, participate in discussions or take extra credit?  Take the opportunity today to check in with your teachers and make sure all your work for term 2 is complete.  Grades close next week! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 13
Day G

  
  • The Panthers battled in overtime but came up just short of victory edged out 37-40 to Melican Middle School. Celine Al-Nammari put up a strong performance with 9 of her 20 points in the second quarter putting the Panthers up by 5 at the half. Relentless defense and good reads from Allison Keenan combined with consistent rebounding from Kelli LeConti and Leanne Wydom who added 9 points stretched the lead before their opponents came back on a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter. Halfway through the season the Panthers have a 5-2 record. Final score: Marlborough 37 Melican MS (Northborough) 40 (OT). 
  • In Boys Basketball news Marlborough lost to Northboro 64-47.  The Marlborough Panthers were led in scoring by Kevin Magana with 10 points, Xavian Owen with 9 points, and Jayce Ginnetti and Alex Kruger with 7 points.  Final score Marlborough 47  Northboro 64.
  • Attention 6th and 7th graders! Are you interested in learning about life and school in another country? The Akiruno City/Whitcomb Student Exchange program is now accepting applications. If you are interested in applying please see the Whitcomb School homepage or Mrs. Patel for further information. There will be a parent information night on January 18 at Whitcomb for those interested. 
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.  Please refer to the email from Mrs. Patel for the list of students. Thank you. 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! We are proud of Whitcomb  students for following classroom expectations and showing you ROAR in the classroom.  Thank you for a great start to 2017! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

January 12
Day F
  • Our Grade 5 Winter Concert is this evening at 7:00PM in the auditorium.  Band and Orchestra students, please remember to take your instruments and music home with you and return at your appointed to time to warm-up for the concert.  Your classrooms are locked in the evening and are not accessible.  See you then!
  • Attention 6th and 7th graders! Are you interested in learning about life and school in another country? The Akiruno City/Whitcomb Student Exchange program is now accepting applications. If you are interested in applying please see the Whitcomb School homepage or Mrs. Patel for further information. There will be a parent information night on January 18 at Whitcomb for those interested. 
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.  Please refer to the email from Mrs. Patel for the list of students. Thank you. 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  What does it look like to be responsible in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include being in charge of your materials?  How can you do this?  Always make sure you take the time to properly pack up before you leave a class so you don’t lose anything.  Put each paper in it’s folder or binder, and make an organized stack to walk to your next class.  These are all ways that you can be responsible in the classroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 11
Day E
  • A reminder to all staff that students are ACCESS TESTING.  Please refer to the email from Mrs. Patel for the list of students.
  •  Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does it look like to be responsible in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include being on time, being where you are supposed to be, and always using a pass if you will be late?  These are all ways that you can be responsible in the classroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!


January 10
Day D
  • The following students are our representatives for student council:
  • 7th and 8th grades- Amanda Spooner, Alyson Trinh, Kobe Almeida, Zoe Wilcox, Katrina Shuford, Hattie Parker, Abbey Nezuch, Evan Ritter, Haylie Geanisis.
  • 6th grade- Sofia Bertone, Tatyana Resnikof, Rachel Scooler, Emma Bridges, Julia Charlwood, Tiana Charleton
  • 5th grade- Ryan Crossman,  Dovensky Dufort, Nyasia Mulcahy, LaGrace Parker, Risha Khanderia, Nathan Dalbec, Mathew Hart, Alexa Kostesky, Jack Dillard, Violet Ren, Stella Benway, Keira Powers, Brooke Ryan.
  • Great team defense created offensive opportunities as the Panthers overtook their rival Hudson Hawks 40-25. Leanne Wydom was outstanding in preventing scoring opportunities on defense with several steals and timely blocked shots. Aggressive defense and court awareness from Adriana Marrone was also effective. Allison Keenan energized the offense with 7 points and Wydom’s unselfishness and smart passing provided a spark as well contributing more than the 6 points recorded.  Final score Marlborough 40 Hudson 25.  
  • Marlborough won their second straight game against Hudson with a score of 49-44.  They were led in scoring by Xavian Owen with 16 points, Kevin Magana with 8 points, and both Alex Kruger and Tyler Oliveira contributed 6 points for the win.  They play Thursday against Northborough at home.  Final score Marlborough 49 Hudson 44
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does it look like to be engaged in academics in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include participating by asking questions, listening and responding to your peers and getting your work done?  These are all ways that you can engage in academics in the classroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 9
Day C
  • The first student council meeting will be in Mr. Hobart's (305) after school today until late bus is called.  See you there.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! One way we ROAR is by being engaged in our academics.  Bill Murray once said, “Somewhere there's a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can.”  What does it look like to be engaged in academics in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include paying attention during lessons?  How do you do this?  You can keep your eyes on the speaker, actively take notes during lessons, think about what is being said and ask yourself if you are understanding what the speaker is saying.  These are all ways that you can engage in academics in the classroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 6
Day B
  • The Panthers won their first game of the season against Dudley with a score of 46-44.  The Panthers trailed by 8 in the fourth quarter and with great team defense they came back to record a win.  They were led in scoring by Kevin Magana with 12 points, Maurice Jarmman with 9 points, and Xavian Owen and Luis De Leon both contributing 7 points for the win.  Final score Marlborough 46 Dudley 44 They play next Tuesday away against Hudson. 
  • Kelli LeConti had a commanding performance in the post with 9 points in the Panthers’ win over Dudley 39-37. Along with LeConti, Kayla Briere dominated the boards. Celine Al-Nammari led the Panthers with 12 points. Tenacious defense and creative play-making from Allison Kennan and Aubrey Tunnera were paramount to the victory.  Final score Marlborough 39 Dudley37
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s ROAR Celebration Day!  What does that mean?  It’s a day to take a moment and reflect on how YOU ROAR every day, and take pride in yourself.  How will you ROAR in the New Year? Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

January 5
Day A
  • Social Justice Club after is cancelled today.
  • Boys and Girls Basketball teams have Home games this afternoon.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does Respect look like in your classes?  Do your classroom expectations include respecting yourself?  How can you respect yourself in class?  You can do this by thinking positively, following our Panther Closet expectations, and giving yourself a chance to learn new things.   Look for your ROAR chart in each class to see what it means to have Respect in each room.Also, tomorrow is first Friday- that means it’s ROAR Celebration Day!  Wear your orange and black to show your support for our core values! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR​
January 4
Day G
  • The Panthers came out aggressively on both ends of the court to beat the Rangers of Gibbons Middle School 30-23. Leanne Wydom led all scorers with 10 and Celine Al-Nammari added 8. The offensive boards were controlled by the Panther front court including Olivia Trudeau who chipped in 4 points down low. Strong team defense supported an early lead and secured the victory. Final score Marlborough 30 Gibbons MS 23.  
  • Marlborough played a tough game against Westborough but ended up on the losing end with a score of 44-39.  The Panthers were led in scoring by Maurice Jarmman with 14 points and Kevin Magana contributing 9 points of his own.  The Panthers play at home Thursday against Dudley, please come down and support the teams.  Final score Westborough 44 Marlborough 39. 
  • A reminder that there is a meeting for all NJHS members after school today. We will meet in the auditorium.
  • There will not be Social Justice Club after school on Thursday this week.
  • Today during enrichment, students who were previously in PE or with a music teacher on DAY G will be going to the auditorium with Mr. Lacina.  All other students should attend their regular enrichment classes.​
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does Respect look like in your classes?  How can you respect the school environment and materials around you?  Do your classroom expectations include keeping your area organized, cleaning up your own messes and work area, or treating materials well?  These are all ways that you can respect your school environment. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

January 3
Day F
  • A reminder that there is a meeting for all NJHS members after school tomorrow.
  • The music department would like to thank the 5th graders for being such a wonderful audience and for their incredible donations! Thanks to you, many people will have an extra warm layer on cold nights. We would like to congratulate the 8th grade general music classes on a job well done! You completed a big project and did a fabulous job! After tallying all of the votes, the winner of the lip sync battle is: "Party in the USA!!!"  Congratulations to students in Ms. Cavalieri's class!!! Expect a nice surprise coming soon!
  • The boys and girls Basketball teams play a home game this afternoon.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does Respect sound like in your classes?  How can you respect others when speaking?  Do your classroom expectations include being open to ideas, letting others talk without interrupting, or always using kind language, even when you disagree?  These are all ways that you can show you are respectful in the classroom.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 23
Day E
  • Attention all 5th and 6th grade students! Your 5th and 6th grade science teachers have created something for you all to enjoy over the winter holiday recess. I wonder what it could be?? Listen later for more information!
  • The music department would like to thank the 5th graders for being such a wonderful audience and for their incredible donations! Thanks to you, many people will have an extra warm layer on cold nights. We would like to congratulate the 8th grade general music classes on a job well done! You completed a big project and did a fabulous job! After tallying all of the votes, the winner of the lip sync battle is: "Party in the USA!!!"  Congratulations to students in Ms. Cavalieri's class!!! Expect a nice surprise when you come back from Holiday recess!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  How will you ROAR over vacation?  Will you be responsible for yourself and your actions?  Will you take the opportunity to try something new?  We know you will be respectful while you are gone.  We hope all of our Whitcomb Panther community has a great vacation!  See you next year! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 22
Day D
  • There will be no after school classes with Mrs. Marshall today.
  • Homework Club is canceled today.
  • Attention all 5th and 6th grade students! Your 5th and 6th grade science teachers have created something for you all to enjoy over the winter holiday recess. I wonder what it could be?? Listen later for more information!
  • Will anyone who has headphones in their classroom please return them to 115 (room off the left as you enter the library) by Thursday afternoon this week. We need these for the various tests that are being run throughout the month of January. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, how are you being respectful when using electronics?  Are you turning off your phones and putting them away when you enter the building?  Remember, Panthers are respectful and responsible when using electronics.  Show how you ROAR with electronics by making sure they are off and away when you enter our school. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 21
Day C
  • Wednesday's faculty meeting will be held in the library. Please bring something with which to write.
  • WHITCOMB BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL PICTURES  at 3:30pm in the Whitcomb Gym   Girls- 3:30 Boys- 3:45
  • Attention all 5th and 6th grade students! Your 5th and 6th grade science teachers have created something for you all to enjoy over the winter holiday recess. I wonder what it could be?? Listen later for more information!
  • Will anyone who has headphones in their classroom please return them to 115 (room off the left as you enter the library) by Thursday afternoon this week. We need these for the various tests that are being run throughout the month of January. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  • In Marlboro Girls Basketball News Leanne Wydom led the Panthers with 10 points, 5 in the fourth quarter as the Panthers battled after losing a half time lead. Allison Keenan and Kayla Briere each contributed 4 points but their work off the ball and in the paint kept the Panthers within striking distance. The Colonial offense overwhelmed the Panthers who dropped to 2-1 on the season. Marlborough 32 Shrewsbury (Oak MS) 43
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students- How are you using electronics to engage in your academics?  Are you making sure your ear buds are out when teachers or others are talking to you?  We appreciate how you are following our electronics expectations. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 20
Day B
  • Many thanks to all that donated to our food drive!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, have you been on track with our expectations around using electronics in the building?  Remember, devices should be turned off when you enter the building, and earbuds should come out.  This shows you are respecting those around you, by being able to hear them, and being focused on class discussions. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 19
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, have you been following our cafeteria procedures?  Are you meeting the cafeteria expectations?  Ask yourself, do I wait for my table to be called?  Do I stand respectfully in line?  Do I pick up my trash and the area around me, even if it’s not mine?  Teachers will be on the lookout all week for students who are showing that they ROAR in the cafeteria. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

December 16
Day F
  • December 12 through 16  R.O.A.R.ing Acts of Kindness Week! Friday Give a thank you to a staff member day!
  • Marlborough lost to Charlton Middle school with a score of 30-41.  The Panthers were led in scoring by Maurice Jarmman with 10 points and Jayce Ginnetti with 6 points.  The boys look to gain their first win next Tuesday against Shrewsbury at home.  Please come down and support the basketball teams. 
  • The Panthers maintained a narrow lead through four quarters to earn a victory against the Grizzlies of Charlton Middle School, 31-28. Celine Al-Nammari poured in 19 points and Kelli LeConti continued to dominate in the post.  Energetic defense and confident control in the final minutes from Al-Nammari, Allison Keenan and Aubrey Tunnera solidified the win. Whitcomb 31 Charlton 28
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Thank you to all who donated to our food drive to support our local community.  At Whitcomb, we take pride in being community supporters, and our city knows we ROAR!It’s the last day of ROARing Acts of Kindness week.  Have you thanked an adult lately?  Make a special effort today to thank a staff member who is important to you, and staff, we hope you enjoy your treats today! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

December 15
Day G
  • December 12 through 16  R.O.A.R.ing Acts of Kindness Week! Thursday Give yourself a chance to meet someone new day
  • We hope that you can all join us for our Grade 6 Winter Concert which is this evening at 7:00PM in the auditorium.  Band and Orchestra students, please remember to take your instruments and music home with you and return at your appointed to time to warm-up for the concert.  Your classrooms are locked in the evening and are not accessible. 
  • Social Justice Club afterschool will be canceled Thursday.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you participating in the canned good drive and shown your Panther Pride?  Tomorrow’s the last day to bring in your goods and show how our school takes the Opportunity to support our community! Students, have you made a new friend lately?  Today’s the day!  Kindness challenge #4, give yourself a chance to meet someone new.  Introduce yourself to someone you don’t normally talk to and invite them into your circle.  Also, did you think about a staff member who has made a difference to you?  Keep them in mind so that you can thank them soon!  STAFF, our Pawtluck is tomorrow- get ready to share snacks and good times with friends from all over the building! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 14
Day E
  • December 12 through 16  R.O.A.R.ing Acts of Kindness Week! Wednesday Give a helping hand throughout the school and care for our space day 
  • There will be no dance club today.  In girls’ basketball news The Panthers earned a victory in their season opener against Trottier Middle School. The game began with a flurry of defensive pressure and 20 points mostly in transition in the first quarter. Celine Al-Nammari poured in 14 of her game-high 21 points in the first 8 minutes. Aggressive play by Kelli LeConti and Leanne Wydom kept the Panthers in control of the boards and of the game.  Final score Whitcomb  33 Trottier  19.
  • In boys’ basketball news Marlborough loses their season opener to Trottier Middle School.  The team was led in scoring by Maurice Jarmman and Jason Short both contributing 8 points in the loss.  The team played great defense in the second half to cut into the lead but at the end they fell short.  They play this Thursday away against Charleton.  Wish them good luck! Final score Marlborough 36 Trottier 53
  • You are all invited to our Grades 7/8 Winter Concert this evening in the auditorium  The concert begins at 7:00PM and will include performances by the Orchestra, Jazz Band, Chorus and Band.  All participants should plan to arrive at their designated times to their rehearsal rooms.  All Band and Orchestra members should remember to not leave their instruments or music in their classrooms or lockers as these areas are locked at night. 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you seen all of the nonperishable and toiletries donations near the main office? Remember, your donations will help families in our own community.  Let’s show Marlborough that Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Also, Panthers take pride in their surroundings.  For your challenge today, give a helping hand throughout the building by caring for our space.  Wherever you may be, look around you for opportunities to help out: pick up trash, recycle whenever possible, and leave your areas clean in all places in the building. Finally, which staff member has made a difference in your life?  If you had the chance, who would you thank?  Keep this in mind and stay tuned for more info on how you can thank a staff member at lunch today! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

December 13
Day D
  • December 12 through 16  R.O.A.R.ing Acts of Kindness Week! Tuesday Give 5 compliments day.
  • Week long collection through Tuesday December 20 of non-perishable canned and dry food. Send donations in each day as you are able and students will bring them to homerooms.
  • Wednesday December 14 Grades 7&8 will have their Winter Concert at 7pm.
  • Thursday December 15 Grade 6 will have their Winter Concert at 7 pm.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s still Kindness Week!  Are you keeping your local community in mind?  Many hands make light work- if we all pitch in, the results will be amazing!  Keep bringing in those canned goods to support our local community! Today’s kindness challenge to give 5 compliments.  Compliments make others smile and feel terrific.  Make 5 people feel terrific today! And staff, we have our second Pawtluck coming THIS Friday!  What will you bring to share?? Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 12
Day C
  • December 12 through 16  R.O.A.R.ing Acts of Kindness Week  
  • Monday Give a smile to someone you don’t know 
  • Tuesday  Give 5 compliments day
  • Wednesday Give a helping hand throughout the school and care for our space day 
  • Thursday Give yourself a chance to meet someone new day 
  • Friday  Give a thank you to a staff member day
  • Week long collection through Tuesday December 20 of non-perishable canned and dry food. Send donations in each day as you are able and students will bring them to homerooms.
  • Wednesday December 14  Grades 7&8 will have their Winter Concert  7pm and Thursday  December 15 Grade 6  will have their Winter Concert  at 7 pm.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  It’s ROARing Acts of Kindness Week! Did you remember our canned goods drive?  Support your community by bringing in toiletries, canned goods, boxed goods and dry foods all week.  During homeroom, students from each grade can bring their homeroom donations to the area outside the main office and yellow cafe.  We can’t wait to see how our school works together to give to our community! Are you ready for today’s kindness challenge?  Did you know that smiling is contagious?  It makes us all feel better. Today’s challenge is to give a smile to someone new.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 9
Day B
  • If you are interested in going to Washington DC and don’t have your packet you can pick one up in the assistant Principal’s office. Next Monday Dec 12 is when the First deposit and Financial Assistance forms are due. See Ms. vanLingen in the assistant Principal’s office if you have questions.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Happy ROAR Celebration Day!  Are you showing your school pride on the outside?  We hope so!  Today is our final day of classroom expectations discussions.  All Science and World Language teachers will be discussing what it looks like to ROAR in their classrooms. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 8
Day A
  • Art club for 5th grade will be canceled today, December 8, 2016.  
  • Dance Club T-shirt and Jacket Money is due today!  Give to Miss Roach or Mrs. Hall.
  • Attention 8th grade students: If you are interested in going to Washington DC and don’t have your packet you can pick one up in the assistant Principal’s office. Next Monday Dec 12 is when the First deposit and Financial Assistance forms are due. See Ms. vanLingen in the assistant Principal’s office if you have questions.
  • If a teacher accidentally borrowed the laser pointer from the auditorium Please return it as soon as possible.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Students, do you now know exactly what your teachers’ expectations are in ELA and Unified Arts?  Today, all Math, Social Studies and PE teachers will be discussing classroom expectations so you can ROAR in those classes. Also, tomorrow is first Friday- that means a ROAR Celebration Day tomorrow!  Wear your orange and black to show your Panther Pride. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 7
Day G
  • Dance Club T-shirt and Jacket Money is due on Thursday!  Give to Miss Roach or Mrs Hall.
  • Attention 8th grade students: If you are interested in going to Washington DC and don’t have your packet you can pick one up in the assistant Principal’s office. Next Monday Dec 12 is when the First deposit and Financial Assistance forms are due. See Ms. vanLingen in the assistant Principal’s office if you have questions.
  • Attention All Staff and students: Students need a pass to the nurse at all times.  Students you can NOT go to the nurse unless you have a pass. You will be asked to return to class to get a pass.
  • Reminder the lunch schedule has changed. 1st lunch is 7th grade and 6th Team Mint, 2nd lunch is 8th grade and 6th grade Team Sage and 3rd lunch is grade 5 and 6th grade Team Emerald.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, do you know the classroom expectations for each of your classes?  We are kicking off our classroom expectations conversations today with our ROAR video during extended homeroom.  Then, all ELA and Unified Arts teachers will be discussing classroom expectations during their classes today.  Get ready to share your ideas and name ways you can ROAR in class! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 6
Day F
  • Dance Club T-shirt and Jacket Money is due on Thursday!  Give to Miss Roach or Mrs Hall.
  • A reminder to all 7th graders that your NJHS Induction ceremony is tonight  at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. All teachers are welcome!
  • Attention 8th grade students: If you are interested in going to Washington DC and don’t have your packet you can pick one up in the assistant Principal’s office. Next Monday Dec 12 is when the First deposit and Financial Assistance forms are due. See Ms. vanLingen in the assistant Principal’s office if you have questions.
  • Attention All Staff and students: Students need a pass to the nurse at all times.  Students you can NOT go to the nurse unless you have a pass. You will be asked to return to class to get a pass.
  • Reminder the lunch schedule has changed. 1st lunch is 7th grade and 6th Team Mint, 2nd lunch is 8th grade and 6th grade Team Sage and 3rd lunch is grade 5 and 6th grade Team Emerald.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Students, do you know what it looks like when you ROAR in Math or Social Studies?  What about Unified Arts or World Language?  Keep thinking about what success looks like in your classes.  We’re talking all about classroom expectations this week! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 5
Day E
  • Dance Club T-shirt and Jacket Money is due on Thursday!  Give to Miss Roach or Mrs Hall.
  • Lion King Junior rehearsal is canceled after school today. There WILL BE rehearsal this evening from 6pm – 8pm. See Mrs. Thomas in room 204 if you have a conflict.
  • A reminder to all 7th graders that your NJHS Induction ceremony is Tuesday December 6th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. All teachers are welcome!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, do you know the classroom expectations for each of your classes?  Ask yourself, what does it mean to ROAR in ELA or Science?  How about PE?  Share your ideas with your classmates and teachers.  We’ll be talking about classroom expectations a lot this week! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

December 2
Day D
  • Basketball tryouts are today after school in the gym. Players who have signed up online should report to the gym after the last bus call.  Only students who signed up online should report for basketball try outs. Girls’ tryouts should report to the gym. Boys who are trying out should report to the Blue café.  All those trying out will leave on the last bus call.
  • A reminder to all 7th graders that your NJHS Induction ceremony is Tuesday December 6th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. All teachers are welcome!
  • Today is the last day for students in grades 5 through 8 interested in joining student council to submit a brief essay expressing why they want to be on the council and what ideas they would bring to the job.  Essays should be no more than 500 words and are due by the end of the day today Friday, December 2nd.  Submit hard copies of your essay to your homeroom teacher or send a google doc directly to Mr. Hobart.  Please let him know what team you are on.  Students will vote on two representatives from their team.  If you have questions please see Mr. Hobart or Mr. Chaves.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s ROAR Celebration Day!  What does that mean?  It’s a day to take a moment and reflect on how YOU ROAR every day, and take pride in yourself.  How are you Respectful?  How are you taking Opportunities?  How are you engaged in your Academics?  How are you Responsible?  Students, our staff is proud of you and all of your hard work. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

December 1
Day C
  • Basketball tryouts are today after school in the gym. Players who have signed up online should report to the gym after the last bus call.  Only students who signed up online should report for basketball try outs.
  • A reminder to all 7th graders that your NJHS Induction ceremony is Tuesday December 6th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. All teachers are welcome!
  • A reminder that the second session of 6th grade art club with Ms. Goad starts today in room 337. There will be a list posted outside the cafeteria and outside my room. 
  • Student Council News - Students in grades 5 through 8 interested in joining student council must write a brief essay expressing why they want to be on the council and what ideas they would bring to the job.  Essays should be no more than 500 words and are due by the end of the day this Friday, December 2nd.  Submit hard copies of your essay to your homeroom teacher or send a google doc directly to Mr. Hobart.  Please let him know what team you are on.  Students will vote on two representatives from their team.  If you have questions please see Mr. Hobart or Mr. Chaves.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Did you find out what STEAM class you have for second trimester?  If you need help locating your schedule in Aspen, take responsibility and ask a friend or a teacher! Also, tomorrow is first Friday- that means it’s ROAR Celebration Day!  Wear your orange and black to show your support for our core values! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 30
Day B
  • 5th grade students that need their picture retaken should report to the auditorium FIRST PERIOD. Only 5th grade students who need their picture retaken should report to the auditorium first period. Announcements will continue throughout morning regarding upper grades.
  • Just as a reminder, PAWS lesson 8 is during the FIRST HALF of Enrichment block today. Please remind students to return to homeroom for the beginning of period 3 and then transition to their Enrichment class at 10:35.  
  • Student Council News - Students in grades 5 through 8 interested in joining student council must write a brief essay expressing why they want to be on the council and what ideas they would bring to the job.  Essays should be no more than 500 words and are due by the end of the day this Friday, December 2nd.  Submit hard copies of your essay to your homeroom teacher or send a google doc directly to Mr. Hobart.  Please let him know what team you are on.  Students will vote on two representatives from their team.  If you have questions please see Mr. Hobart or Mr. Chaves.
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team Grades 6 -8 you have to sign up before tryouts.  You can sign up under the Athletics Tab on the Whitcomb home page. Tryouts will start this Thursday, December 1st for both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, do you know how to log in to Aspen?  Do you know how to get your schedule in Aspen?  It is an ACADEMIC expectation that you can be RESPONSIBLE to find your new schedule- one will not be printed for you.  New schedules for STEAM block start Monday, make sure you sign in and find your new schedule this week!! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

November 29
Day A
  • Picture Re-Take Reminder: Wednesday, 11/30/16.Please remind your students that picture re-takes will take place tomorrow, 11/30.  There are picture forms for Lifetouch Photography in the main office.  If you have a student that is interested in re-takes, please send them to the office today for a form.  They can always pop in to the office before/after lunch as well.  Announcements will be made tomorrow morning regarding pictures.
  • Student Council News - Students in grades 5 through 8 interested in joining student council must write a brief essay expressing why they want to be on the council and what ideas they would bring to the job.  Essays should be no more than 500 words and are due by the end of the day this Friday, December 2nd.  Submit hard copies of your essay to your homeroom teacher or send a google doc directly to Mr. Hobart.  Please let him know what team you are on.  Students will vote on two representatives from their team.  If you have questions please see Mr. Hobart or Mr. Chaves.
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team Grades 6 -8 you have to sign up before tryouts.  You can sign up under the Athletics Tab on the Whitcomb home page. Tryouts will start this Thursday, December 1st for both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.
  • This is a reminder for 7th grade only National Junior Honor Society soon to be members that there is meeting today at 2:45 pm in Mrs. Suvalskas' room 129. Please bring your chrome books to the meeting.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, how are you being respectful when using electronics?  Are you turning off your phones and putting them away when you enter the building?  Remember, Panthers are respectful and responsible when using electronics.  Show how you ROAR with electronics by making sure they are off and away when you enter our school.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 28
Day G
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team Grades 6 -8 you have to sign up before tryouts.  You can sign up under the Athletics Tab on the Whitcomb home page. Tryouts will start this Thursday, December 1st for both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.
  • Student Council News - Students in grades 5 through 8 interested in joining student council must write a brief essay expressing why they want to be on the council and what ideas they would bring to the job.  Essays should be no more than 500 words and are due by the end of the day this Friday, December 2nd.  Submit hard copies of your essay to your homeroom teacher or send a google doc directly to Mr. Hobart.  Please let him know what team you are on.  Students will vote on two representatives from their team.  If you have questions please see Mr. Hobart or Mr. Chaves outside the cafeterias today. 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students- How are you using electronics to engage in your academics?  Are you making sure your ear buds are out when teachers or others are talking to you?  We appreciate how you are following our electronics expectations. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 22
Day F
  • Thank you to all who donated food to support the Marlborough Food Pantry!
  • There is no school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving Break.  
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team Grades 6 -8 you have to sign up before tryouts.  You can sign up under the Athletics Tab on the Whitcomb home page. Tryouts will start Thursday, December 1st for both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.
  • Classroom phones are still being serviced, thank you for your patience.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, have you been on track with our expectations around using electronics in the building?  Remember, devices should be turned off when you enter the building, and earbuds should come out.  This shows you are respecting those around you, by being able to hear them, and being focused on class discussions. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

November 21
Day E
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team Grades 6 -8 you have to sign up before tryouts.  You can sign up under the Athletics Tab on the Whitcomb home page. Tryouts will start Thursday, December 1st for both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.
  • As the Holiday season approaches we would like to help support the Marlboro Food Pantry. Please consider donating a canned good or non-perishable item. Donation boxes will be located in the Assistant Principals’ office.  We thank you for your support!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, have you been following our cafeteria procedures?  Are you meeting the cafeteria expectations?  Ask yourself, do I wait for my table to be called?  Do I stand respectfully in line?  Do I pick up my trash and the area around me, even if it’s not mine?  Teachers will be on the lookout all week for students who are showing that they ROAR in the cafeteria. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 18
Day D
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team Grades 6 -8 you have to sign up before tryouts.  You can sign up under the Athletics Tab on the Whitcomb home page. Tryouts will start Thursday, December 1st for both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.
  • As the Holiday season approaches we would like to help support the Marlboro Food Pantry. Please consider donating a canned good or non-perishable item. Donation boxes will be located in the Assistant Principals’ office.  We thank you for your support!
  • Congratulations to the Scholastic Book Fair candy raffle winners Tyler McKay and Zaniah Brookins.  You can pick up your prize in the Main Office!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does ROAR stand for? Let’s all say it together! Respect, Opportunity, Academics and Responsibility! By keeping these four core values in mind and you will be a an excellent role model for yourself and for others at Whitcomb and in your community. Keep up the good work of practicing our ROAR values each and every day! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 
November 17
Day C.
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team Grades 6 -8 you have to sign up before tryouts.  You can sign up under the Athletics Tab on the Whitcomb home page. Tryouts will start Thursday, December 1st for both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.
  • As the Holiday season approaches we would like to help support the Marlboro Food Pantry. Please consider donating a canned good or non-perishable item. Donation boxes will be located in the Assistant Principals’ office.  We thank you for your support!
  • A reminder that 7th grade team Amethyst is going on a short field trip. They are going to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA from 9:30 and return 12ish.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember what the last “R” in ROAR stands for? Yes! It’s Responsible.  How do you show you are responsible?  Show you ROAR today by being Responsible in our building.  Do you know when and how to use hallway passes?  Of course you do! Be sure to plan ahead and request a pass from your teacher every time you travel in the hallway, whether it be to make up a quiz at lunch, to go to the library, or simply to get a drink during class. Your teachers will appreciate it, and you will demonstrate responsibility! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR

November 16
Day B
  • Dance club is canceled today.
  • If you are trying out for the school basketball team you have to sign up before tryouts.  Tryouts will start Thursday, Decemeber 1st for both the girls and boys’ basketball teams. 
  • Approximately 792.5 million people in the world do not get the food they need to live a healthy life. That is nearly one out of every nine people on earth. As the Holiday season approaches we would like to help support the Marlboro Food Pantry. Please consider donating a canned good or non-perishable item. Donation boxes will be located in the Assistant Principals’ office.  We thank you for your support!
  • A reminder that 7th grade team Iris is going on a short field trip. They are going to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA from 9:30 and return 12ish.
  • Attention Grade 8 Students! Are you interested in going to Washington, D.C. with your classmates? If so, a meeting is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00PM in the Auditorium.  We encourage all 8th graders to attend the meeting tonight at 6:00 with a parent or guardian.  See Mrs. Pritchard if you have any questions.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember what the “A” stands for in ROAR?  That’s it! Academics.  Do you always keep your academic performance at school in mind? Are you completing all of your homework and handing it in on time? Completing work outside of class time will help your quiz and test scores and help you to feel more confident with what you are learning in class.  Be sure to complete all of your homework and ask your teachers for any assignments you may have missed. Your academic success will prepare you for your future! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 15
Day A
  • As the Holiday season approaches we would like to help support the Marlboro Food Pantry. Please consider donating a canned good or non-perishable item. Donation boxes will be located in the Assistant Principals’ office.  We thank you for your support!
  • A reminder that 7th grade team Galaxy is going on a short field trip. They are going to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA from 9:30 and return 12ish.
  • Attention Grade 8 Students! Are you interested in going to Washington, D.C. with your classmates? If so, a meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00PM in the Auditorium.  We encourage all 8th graders to attend the meeting on Wednesday night at 6:00 with a parent or guardian.  See Mrs. Pritchard if you have any questions.
  • Reminder that Intramurals are over and will resume in February.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember what the “O” stands for in ROAR? Yes, exactly! It’s Opportunity.  Do you ever think about how you can ROAR when you are NOT at Whitcomb? With Thanksgiving coming up, try to explore some opportunities to help out and give back to your community.  You could volunteer, donate clothes or food, or help a neighbor in need.  Keep your eyes open for opportunities in your neighborhood to help out! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 14
Day G
  • 15.8 million Children in the United States don’t have enough food to eat on a daily basis. As the Holiday season approaches we would like to help support the Marlboro Food Pantry. Please consider donating a canned good or non-perishable item. Donation boxes will be located in the Assistant Principals’ office.  We thank you for your support!
  • Seventh graders are going on a short field trip. They are going to Tower Hill Botanic Garden In Boylston MA. Each 7th grade team is going on a different day as Tower Hill can only accommodate about 100 people at a time.  All trips are half day: we intend to leave about 9:30 and return 12ish. Lunch will be eaten in rooms. We are working with cafeteria to hold lunches for those who need it but encouraging kids to bring their own. Galaxy goes on Tue 11/15 Iris on Wed 11/16 Amethyst on 11/17.
  • Attention Grade 8 Students! Are you interested in going to Washington, D.C. with your classmates? If so, a meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00PM in the Auditorium.  We encourage all 8th graders to attend the meeting on Wednesday night at 6:00 with a parent or guardian.  See Mrs. Pritchard if you have any questions.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember what the first “R” stands for in ROAR?  You got it!  It’s Respect.  How can you show that you are respectful at Whitcomb? You can be respectful in the Cafeteria. You can use a conversational voice, wait patiently in line, and keep your hands and feet to yourself.  Focus on showing respect in the cafeterias today. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

November 10
Day F
  • Picture re-take day is Wednesday November 30.  Students should go to the Main Office to pick up picture forms.
  • Attention 6, 7, 8 grade students and homeroom teachers.  Students will remain in HR 1st period. to take the MetroWest Health Survey. Homeroom teachers, you will need to complete the back the Health Survey envelope before turning the completed surveys in to the Main office.
  • Attention Grade 8 Students! Are you interested in going to Washington, D.C. with your classmates? If so, a meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00PM in the Auditorium.  We encourage all 8th graders to attend the meeting on Wednesday night at 6:00 with a parent or guardian.  See Mrs. Pritchard if you have any questions.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you been getting to homeroom before the 8:05 bell?  It is important to be seated in HR by 8:05 so you can have the best start to your day.  Set yourself up for ROARing success by having your materials put away in your lockers by 8:00 and being seated in HR by 8:05.  Teachers, recognize students who are meeting our expectation of being seated in HR by 8:05. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 9
Day E
  • On Saturday November 5, 2016, 23 middle school and high school robotic teams from New England competed at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester for a regional qualifying tournament of VEX Starstruck.  4 robotic teams from Whitcomb competed at the daylong event. Two teams made quarter finals, one team made semifinals and team 4344E The Pantherbots won the championship with two other alliance teams!  The Pantherbots team consists of team members Patty Jean-Baptiste, Jacqueline Cruz, Saathvika Motukuri and Zoey Wilcox. Please congratulate them on a job well done! 
  • Reminder there is no school on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.  
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Are you Silent, Still and Listening?  As a reminder, ALL Panthers should be silent, still and listening during ALL announcements throughout the day.  Following this expectation shows Respect for others and gives you the Opportunity to hear the good things that are happening here at Whitcomb.  So remember, “Every time you hear the announcement ding, you should be Silent, Still and Listening.” Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! 

November 7
Day D
  • Congratulations to the following 8th grade students who were elected officers of Whitcomb's National Junior Honor Society: Allyson Trinh as President, Erin Zagzoug as Vice President, Kelli LeConti as Secretary, Abigail Federico as Event Coordinator, Madeline Whitman as Tutoring Coordinator, and Colin Jackson as Webmaster. As Whitcomb's very first NJHS officers, let's put in all of our effort into making this year the best it can be! Keep up the good work!
  • Students, make your voice heard and vote today in the Whitcomb Mock Election! You will be able to vote using your school email address in Social Studies. We will announce the results of our election at the end of the day!
  • Just a reminder for the girls cross country team. Your end of the season party is today after school in the blue cafeteria. See you then!
  • This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Tuesday, Nov. 8 since it is a professional development day for teachers.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Do you remember our hallway expectations?  We want to make sure we stay to the right, walk 2 by 2 and use a conversational voice so that we are Respectful of others in the hallway.  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who are following our hallway expectations today and recognize their ROARing behavior. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

November 4
Day C
  • On Friday, November 4 from 9:00-10:00 8th grade students will attend a presentation about their options as they transition to 9th grade.  They will be visited by representatives from Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School as well as Marlborough High School.
  • Remember to turn your clocks back this weekend to gain an extra hour of sleep!
  • Reminder that due to the Presidential election there will be no school on Tuesday November 4, 2016.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s ROAR Celebration Day!  What does that mean?  It’s a day to take a moment and reflect on how YOU ROAR every day, and take pride in yourself.  How are you Respectful?  How are you taking Opportunities?  How are you engaged in your Academics?  How are you Responsible?  Students, our staff is proud of you and all of your hard work ROARing during term 1.  Let’s make it a great term 2! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 3
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! We know all of you Panthers have been responsible this week by checking your Aspen, taking the opportunity to turn in missing assignments, and engaging in academics when in class.  Keep up the great work! Also, tomorrow is first Friday- that means it’s ROAR Celebration Day!  Wear your orange and black to show your support for our core values! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

November 2
Day A
  • Attention Girls Cross Country! The end of the season party will be on Monday, November 7th, in the blue cafeteria. It will be during what was normal practice time. See you there!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you been responsible this term?  Panthers take responsibility for their work, and earn the grades they receive on their report cards.  You still have a few days to be responsible and make sure all of your work is completed for term 1. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

November 1,
Day G
  • All cast members of Lion King Junior please report to rehearsal after school today in Room 381. See Mrs. Thomas if you cannot make it.   
  • The schedule for Minecraft is EVERY Tuesday except the First Tuesday of the month, Minecraft will NOT meet today.
  • 6th grade chorus is canceled after school today.
  • The field hockey team will meet this afternoon 2:45- 4pm in the blue café for an end of season get together.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you taken opportunities to make up missed work?  Remember, term 1 ends on Friday.  Take the opportunity to check your grades in Aspen and see if you have any missing assignments.  If you do, check in with your teachers to be sure that your work for the term is complete! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

October 31
Day F
  • Worried about your grades?  Having trouble completing your homework?  Want to go leave school homework free?  We have just the solution for you.  Whitcomb homework club has started and will be available to you Monday through Thursday from the last bus call until 3:50 pm.  Homework club will be held in the library.  Come and get your homework done!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you been engaged in your academics this term?  Term 1 ends on Friday.  Be sure to be engaged this week and complete all of your work so that your grade reflects everything you have learned! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

October 28
Day E
  • Congratulations to the winners of The Lion’s Club peace poster contest!
  • 3rd place ($40) – Jordan Savitsky- gr 8
  • 2nd place ($60) - Areena Chavda – gr 8
  • 1st place ($100) – Zeena Acharya –gr 8. As first place winner, Zeena’s artwork will advance to the district level of judging.
  • The library is closed until 11am. Only those students returning Chromebooks to or picking Chromebooks up from Mrs. Pulkowski can enter the library.
  • Reminder that Monday is picture day for students and staff.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Thanks to all who participated in Spirit Week this week- you ROARed with your Panther Pride! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Today is our final ticket count day! Teachers, please count your tickets and update your HR count on our “We ROAR” board by the end of the day.  We can’t wait to see how many tickets our students have earned for ROARing and how many connections our staff have made by recognizing our Whitcomb core values.

October 27
Day D
  • The Trekkers for Thomas and the Grasso Family would like to thank the Whitcomb Cheerleaders for supporting and walking in the Autism walk on Sunday October 23!
  • The Boys Cross Country team wrapped up their season yesterday with a win against both Dudley and Charlton Middle School in a tri-meet. Brian O'leary lead the way for Whitcomb placing 2nd overall followed closely by Matt Skillings and Ben Hammann who finished 4th and 5th. Whitcomb had 5 finishers in the top 10 with Ryan Pearl and William Roseill rounding out the top 5. Jack Badavas and JT Horn both had a great race and a strong finish on the 1.5 mile course. Congratulations goes out to the 8th graders and the entire team on a great season!
  • The Whitcomb Girls Cross Country team competed against Dudley and Charlton Middle School yesterday. Leading the way was Sophie Warren who was 6th and right behind in 7th place was Allison Lucas. There was only one second difference between them. Not too far behind was Amber Morris in 9th place and Makenna Noble was in 11th place. Rounding out the top five was Anna Pelliccio in 23rd place. Catherine Calderon ran like Cinderella during the race. She ran with one shoe on! Having a great last meet were Jessica Rosenzweig, Laura Nelson, Sarah Riberio, Rachel Powell, Hannah Gluck, and Emma Bergers. Congrats on a great season girls!
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team played Melican Middle School in their final game of the season on Wednesday, October 26th.  The team gave a great effort and worked well together the entire game. Abby Nezuch scored off a penalty stroke in the first half.  Abby Federico, Molly Coye, Hayley Taylor, Amber Bolieau and Cassidy Driscoll did a nice job on the forward line.  Hustling on both sides of the field as mid-fielders were Amelia Carlman, Sofia Turieo, Anglina Turieo and Abby Nezuch.  Playing well for the defense were Allison Kennan, Kelli LeConti, Abby Hennessy, Amber Bolieau and Brooke Bishop.  Erin Zagzoug was goal keeper for the Panthers and made a total of 5 saves in the game. The Field Hockey Team had a great season with a final record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 3 ties. 
  • Worried about your grades?  Having trouble completing your homework?  Want to go leave school homework free?  We have just the solution for you.  Whitcomb homework club has started and will be available to you Monday through Thursday from the last bus call until 3:50 pm.  Homework club will be held in the library.  Come and get your homework done!
  • Today is the first day the Social Justice club will meet. Please bring your permission slip and meet Mrs. Henderson after school in the Guidance Department. If you need a permission slip please stop by Guidance today to pick one up.
  • Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Hey Panthers, you look GREAT today!  We love seeing staff and students dressed in their best, you really know how to show your Panther Pride.  Tomorrow is our last day for Spirit Day- do you know what you’re wearing?  It’s Whitcomb Wear Day, so show your panther pride by displaying our school colors- and be creative! ALSO, Tomorrow is our final ticket count- get ready to see how you have ROARed this month! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

October 26
Day C
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Are you displaying YOUR grade level color today?  We can’t wait to see the hallways and cafeterias painted with our Whitcomb colors. And don’t forget- tomorrow is all about Dressing for Success- dress up with your friends and be fancy for the day!  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Girls Soccer played Chocksett Middle School yesterday and tied 1-1. Leanne Wydom played Goal keeper all game making 8 saves in goal. Sophie Cappadonna scored a goal in the first half off Victoria Archila's cross. The Whitcomb Girls took 18 shots all game. Elaine, Bethany, Leanne, Aubrey, Courtney, Finola, Gianna, Taylor, Mia, Andrea, Elizabeth, Lindsey, Abby, Mia, Angel, Sophie, Hailey, and Victoria excellent hard working and successful season. The Whitcomb girls’ season overall record is 8 wins, 1 loss, and 3 ties.  Way to go Whitcomb soccer!  ~Soccer Ladies, Please do not forget your uniform to give to Coach Karb this afternoon!
  • The Whitcomb boys soccer team defeated Chocksett Middle School Yesterday 7-0. The Panthers first goal was scored by Captain Nate Elias assisted by Ivan Martinez.  Joao Neto scored the second goal assisted by Leo Ribiero.  To continue the offensive attack, Ivan Martinez netted a goal.  Matt Chaves scored later in the half with an assist from Aldo Gomez.  Philipe Cruz netted 2 more goals - assisted by Ivan Martinez and Leo Ribeiro.  The last goal was scored by Leo Ribeiro, assisted by Nate Elias.  The boys completed a successful campaign with a 7-3-2 record.  
  • The Guidance Department would like to invite students to a new afterschool club at Whitcomb. Are you interested in celebrating differences and making Whitcomb School more welcoming? Then the Social Justice club might be just the place for you. We will meet on Thursday’s afterschool and will discuss various topics such as Diversity awareness, LGBTQ, Equality, Pride, Culture and Social Injustice; all this will be determined by the members. Please ask your teacher for a permission slip and return to Mrs. Henderson by October 27th which will be our first meeting. If you have any questions about the club please stop by to see Mrs. Henderson in the Guidance department.
  • Worried about your grades?  Having trouble completing your homework?  Want to go leave school homework free?  We have just the solution for you.  Whitcomb homework club has started and will be available to you Monday through Thursday from the last bus call until 3:50 pm.  Homework club will be held in the library.  Come and get your homework done!
 

October 25
Day B
  •  The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team played Oxford at home on Monday, October 24th.  The Panthers worked together for a 4-0 win.  The scoring started in the first half with Sofia Turieo scoring off a Abby Federico assist.  Abby Federico then scored her own goal off an Molly Coye assist.  The score was 2-0 at the half.  In the second half both Sofia Turieo and Molly Coye scored giving the Panther a 4-0 lead.  Abby Federico assisted both goals in the second half.  The Marlborough defensive team of Allison Keenan, Kelli LeConti, Abby Hennessy and Brooke Bishop worked hard to keep Oxford from scoring.  Goal Keeper for Marlborough was Erin Zagzoug.  The team plays their last game of the season on Wednesday at home against Melican Middle School. !
  • Hey there seventh and eighth grade students! Come and try out for the Whitcomb Musical, Lion King Junior, today and tomorrow after school in the auditorium. We are looking for committed students who love to sing, dance, and act! See Mrs. Thomas in Room 204 for more information! Hakuna Matata!
  • The Guidance Department would like to invite students to a new afterschool club at Whitcomb. Are you interested in celebrating differences and making Whitcomb School more welcoming? Then the Social Justice club might be just the place for you. We will meet on Thursday’s afterschool and will discuss various topics such as Diversity awareness, LGBTQ, Equality, Pride, Culture and Social Injustice; all this will be determined by the members. Please ask your teacher for a permission slip and return to Mrs. Henderson by October 27th which will be our first meeting. If you have any questions about the club please stop by to see Mrs. Henderson in the Guidance department.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Did you take the OPPORTUNITY to show your Panther Pride today by wearing comfy clothes and joining the spirit week fun?  We hope so!  Tomorrow is Colors Day- wear your grade level color to show what grade you are proud to be in!  Grade 5 is blue, Grade 6 is green, Grade 7 is purple and Grade 8 is yellow.  Let’s see which grade can have the most colorful display!

October 24
Day A
  • Congratulations to Mr. Chaves for being awarded the 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association!
  • Hey there seventh and eighth grade students! Come and try out for the Whitcomb Musical, Lion King Junior, today and tomorrow after school in the auditorium. We are looking for committed students who love to sing, dance, and act! See Mrs. Thomas in Room 204 for more information! Hakuna Matata!
  • Boys soccer team will meet in Coach Masella’s room 340 at 2:50 before practice today.
  • Whitcomb Girls soccer defeated West Boylston 8-0 on Friday. Leanne Wydom played goal keeper in the first half making 0 saves and Aubrey Tunnera played goal keeper 2nd half making two saves. Mia Chrisafidies scored two goals and Mia Weeks scored a goal in the first half. In the 2nd half Abby D scored a goal, Leanne Wydom scored 2 goals and hailey A scored two goals. Last game is on Tuesday at Chocksett. Let's go Whitcomb Soccer!
  • The Whitcomb boys soccer team defeated West Boylston Middle School Friday 4-1 in very inclement weather conditions. The Panthers first goal was scored by Philipe Cruz, unassisted.  Joey Van Buskirk scored the second goal, assisted by Kevin Magana.  Captain Matt Chaves netted the third goal, unassisted.  Leonardo Giglio netted the final goal.  Christopher Stathi once again played steadily in goal for the win. Boys play Tuesday for a season finale against Central Tree.
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team traveled to Ashburnham to play Overlook Middle School on Friday, October 21st.  The team did a nice job scoring 3 goals against Overlook.  The first goal was scored by Sofia Turieo off an assist from Abby Federico.  Angelina Turieo was the next to score off an assist from Hayley Taylor.  In the second half, it was the combination of Sofia Turieo for the goal and Abby Federico for the assist.  Playing well for Marlborough were Kelli LeConti and Abby Hennessy on the defense.  Amelia Carlman, Abbey Nezuch and Cassidy Driscoll did a nice job on the offense.  Goal Keeper Erin Zagzoug made 6 saves in the game.  The team plays again on Monday at home against Oxford.
  • The Guidance Department would like to invite students to a new afterschool club at Whitcomb. Are you interested in celebrating differences and making Whitcomb School more welcoming? Then the Social Justice club might be just the place for you. We will meet on Thursday’s afterschool and will discuss various topics such as Diversity awareness, LGBTQ, Equality, Pride, Culture and Social Injustice; all this will be determined by the members. Please ask your teacher for a permission slip and return to Mrs. Henderson by October 27th which will be our first meeting. If you have any questions about the club please stop by to see Mrs. Henderson in the Guidance department.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  It’s spirit week!  Are you wearing your favorite sports’ team gear today?  Tomorrow is comfy clothes and Pajamas day- but be sure to dress for the weather! Show your Panther Pride by participating in Spirit Week all week long.  And TEACHERS, this is our last week to make connections by handing out tickets to recognize students who are demonstrating our core values.  Let’s make as many connections as we can this week and show that we all have school spirit! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

October 21
Day G
  • Hey there seventh and eighth grade students! Come and try out for the Whitcomb Musical Lion King Junior Monday and Tuesday October 24th and 25th. We are looking for committed students who love to sing, dance, and act! See Mrs. Thomas in Room 204 for more information! Hakuna Matata!
  • The Whitcomb boys’ soccer team defeated Charlton Middle School yesterday 4-3. The Panthers first goal was scored by Joey Van Buskirk, unassisted.  Philipe Cruz scored the second goal, assisted by Leo Ribiero.  Leo also broke a 2-2 tie with the third goal, assisted by Philipe Cruz and Jonathan Berganza.  The game winner was scored by captain Matt Chaves, with an assist from Philipe Cruz.  Christopher Stathi played steadily in goal for the win. Boys play today against West Boylston.
  • Whitcomb Girls soccer Played against Charleston yesterday winning 3-2. Leanne Wydom played goal keeper all game. Hailey Arsenault was the rock on defense not letting Charlton score any us. Next game is scheduled for today at West Boylston! Let's go Whitcomb Soccer! 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for their choices and actions all day long.  How can we be responsible in the café? By finding a seat and staying in it.  Also, by taking care of our area and cleaning up our trash!  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who are showing that they are responsible in the café today.  
  • Also, next week is Spirit Week!  Wear your favorite sports team gear on Monday! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.

October 20
Day F
  • Announcement for the Grades 7/8 Orchestra that today after school is our first rehearsal together.   Students from both the grade 7 and 8 orchestra will rehearse together-from 2:45-3:45 in Mrs. Marshall's room.
  • Are you in 7th or 8th grade and love to sing, dance, or act? Come audition for the Whitcomb Musical! Auditions for Lion King Junior are Monday and Tuesday of next week after school. Please see Mrs. Thomas in Room 204 for an audition packet.
  • The boys hosted their last home meet of the season yesterday against AMSA middle School. The boys lost a close meet by only 3 points. Brian O'leary took the top spot with a great finishing kick on the track. Ben Hamman and Matt Skillings took 5th and 6th place overall followed by Ryan Pearl and Will Roselli finishing 8th and 9th. Jamison Taylor had a great race finishing 15th for Whitcomb and holding off a few AMSA runners and Ryan Culkin had one of his best races of the season! The boys finish their season next week in an away meet against Charlton Middle School!
  • The girls cross country had a really big win over AMSA yesterday. The score was 23 to 32. The lower score always win. Winning the race was Sophie Warren in time of 11:53.4 which is a new school record. Placing 3rd was Allison Lucas and Makenna Noble was 4th. Making a big move during the race was Amber Morris who placed 5th overall. Anna Pellliccio was the 5th runner for Whitcomb to cross the finish line and placed 10th overall. Improving on their times on the course were Jessica Rosensweig, Laura Nelson,  Rachel Powell, and Emma Berges. Finishing strong was Sarah Riberio. A special thanks goes to Hannah Gluck and Olivia Matheson for passing out sticks at the finish line. Congrats on a great win girls!
  • Whitcomb Field Hockey had a nice win against Fitchburg at home on Wednesday, October 19th.  Despite having to make some last minute adjustments to the line-up, the team was still able to end up with a win.  Both of Marlborough's goals were scored by Sofia Turieo during the first half.  The first one was double assisted by Amelia Carlman and Molly Coye.  The second assist came from center back Abbey Nezuch.  Haylie Taylor, Abby Federico, Angelina Turieo, Amber Bolieu and Cassidy Driscoll all did an excellent job on offense for the Panthers.  The defensive team of Brooke Bishop, Abbey Nezuch, Kelli LeConti and Abby Hennessy worked hard to help goal keeper Erin Zagzoug get another shut-out.  Erin had 3 saves in the game.  The team will play on Friday in Ashburnham against Overlook.
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Have you been responsible this week?  Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for their choices and actions.  How can we be responsible in our classrooms?  By being actively involved in our learning and by completing all of our work on time.  Also, by remembering our homework!  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who are showing that they are responsible in class today.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.

October 19
Day E
  • The Whitcomb boys’ soccer team defeated Mountain View Middle School yesterday 2-1. The Panthers first goal was scored by Philipe Cruz, assisted by Gabe Chaves.  Joey Van Buskirk scored the winning goal with an assist from Leo Ribeiro.  Christopher Stathi made an amazing save in the final seconds to secure the victory.  Boys play next on Thursday, October 20 at Charlton.
  • Girls Whitcomb Panthers defeated Mount View yesterday 1-0. For our last home game 11 8th graders started the game! Mount View really wanted to win making 13 shots on net.  The Panthers entire team played incredibly well with intensity all game and Panthers had 16 shots on net. Sophie Cappadonna made 0 saves and Leanne made 11 saves as goal keepers. Abby Dawiczyk made a crisp pass to Sophie assisting her goal in the second half. Keep up the hard work for our next game Thursday October 20th against Charlton. Go Whitcomb Panthers Soccer!
  • Did you love the Lion King as a kid? Well now you can have your shot at playing Simba, Nala or Scar. Come try out for the Whitcomb Musical on Monday and Tuesday of next week! Please see Mrs. Thomas in Room 204 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  This week we are talking all about responsibility.  Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for themselves.  How can we be responsible in the halls?  By going straight to class and not lingering in the hallways.  Also, by getting all of our materials while we are at our lockers so we are prepared for class. Choose to be responsible for yourself today.  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who are showing that they are responsible in the halls today. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.

October 18
Day D
  • Whitcomb Field Hockey played Central Tree at home on Monday, October 17th.  The Panthers played very well and outplayed Central Tree for most of the game.  The entire team worked hard to keep Central Tree scoreless for the entire game.  Amelia Carlman had another great game at mid-field.  Allison Keenan did a nice job on the defense.  Abby Hennessy made a nice run from the left back position.  Getting another shut out as Goal Keeper was Erin ZagZoug.
  • Did you love the Lion King as a kid? Well now you can have your shot at playing Simba, Nala or Scar. Come try out for the Whitcomb Musical on Monday and Tuesday of next week! Please see Mrs. Thomas in Room 204 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week? That’s right, it’s Responsible! Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for themselves.  How can we be responsible? By being dependable and reliable.  This means others can expect you do what you say you will do, and you do it on time!  Part of beign responsible for yourself is knowing how to check your schedule and grades in Aspen.  DO you know how?  Your teachers will review our Aspen expectations today during homeroom.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.

October 17
Day C
  • Are you in 7th or 8th grade and love to sing, dance, or act? Come audition for the Whitcomb Musical! Auditions for Lion King Junior are Monday and Tuesday of next week after school. Please see Mrs. Thomas in Room 204 for an audition packet.
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey team played Trottier Middle School at home on Friday, October 14th.  The Panthers had a great game.  The final score was 2-0.  Despite the fact that Marlborough outplayed Trottier during the first half, the game was scoreless at halftime.  Sofia Turieo was the first to score during the second half off an assist from Abby Nezuch.  Abby Federico then scored off an assist from Allison Keenan.  Amelia Carlman had an outstanding game in the mid-field.  Haylie Taylor, Angelina Turieo, Molly Coye and Cassidy Driscoll played well on offense.  The shut out goes to the entire defensive team of goal keeper, Erin Zagzoug, Brook Bishop, Allison Keenan, Kelli Le Conti, Abby Hennessy and Abby Nezuch.  Erin had 3 key saves in the game.  The team would like to wish Haylie Taylor a Happy Birthday today as they play a home game against Central Tree at 3:30 this afternoon.
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you know what the LAST “R” in R.O.A.R. stands for?  We’ll give you a hint.  It’s the longest of our 4 core values, and when you are in school this is something you are... It’s Responsible! Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for themselves.  How can we be responsible?  By taking ownership of our choices, our words and our actions.  When do we take responsibility?  All day long!  The key to your success is being responsible for yourself.  Teachers will be teaching our ASPEN expectations today and tomorrow during morning homeroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.

October 14
Day B
  • The Whitcomb girls’ soccer shut out Central Tree middle school yesterday 2-0. Leanne Wydom played goal keeper all game making 17 saves. Whitcomb had 11 shots on net. Sophie Cappadonna scored both goals assisted by Mia Chrisafidies both times with a beautiful cross on the second goal. Also a big Happy birthday shout out to our Birthday girl Mia Weeks! Whitcomb girls’ soccer have 5 wins, 2 ties and one loss! Come cheer Whitcomb Soccer on for our last home game on Tuesday at 3:30 at the high school. Let's go Whitcomb Soccer!!
  • The Whitcomb boys’ soccer team defeated Central Tree Middle School yesterday 5-1. The offensive flurry began with a goal by Matt Chaves assisted by Joey Van Buskirk.  Philipe Cruz scored on a nice pass by Jonathan Berganza.  Matt Chaves then assisted on Leo Ribeiro's beautiful goal.  The fourth goal was scored by Gabe Chaves - assisted by Leo Ribeiro.  Finally, Kevin Magana scored - assisted by Ivan Martinez.  Boys play next on Tuesday, October 18 at the high school against Mountain View.
  • The Whitcomb football team lost a great game to Northbridge 22-14.  After falling behind 8-0, quarterback Jayce Ginnetti connected with Jonas Struthers for a touchdown on the last play of the half.  The stars for the Panthers were running backs Kelvin Clemente and Golvind Molina.  The two backs were workhorses for the Panthers, combining for a school record 38 carries and over 250 yards.  Molina had a 60 yard 4th quarter touchdown, but Northbridge was able to run out the clock to hold on.  Nicholas Calderon, Jason Short, Nate Diaz, Kodie Cardetti, and Zion Dos Santos had strong games for the defense.  The team plays at home on Wednesday vs Wachusett at Kelleher field.  
  • The girls cross country team traveled to Samoset Middle School yesterday. The team won their first dual meet of the season with a score of 25 to 30. In cross country, the lower score wins. Winning the race was Sophie Warren with a time of 10:14. In second was Allison Lucas, Makenna Noble was fourth, Amber Morris was 7th and Anna Pelliccio was 10th. Congrats on a great race and win.
  • The boys cross country team ran against Samoset Middle school yesterday in a dual meet. The boys took the top 3 spots in the contest, leading the way was Brian O'Leary followed by Ben Hamann and Matt Skillings. Joshua Horn also had a great race and a great finish placing 10th overall for Whitcomb. Ryan Culkin ran a nice race with one of his best finishes of the season placing 28th overall. The boys host AMSA next Wednesday for their final home meet of the season. Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.!
  • Raise your hand if you are working towards earning good grades on your report card.  If your hand is in the air, it is because you believe in the importance of engaging in cademics.  Whitcomb Panthers are focused on learning and being the best students they can be.  Keep your focus on academics.  Teachers, it’s ticket totals day!  Please send a student to update your homeroom ticket totals on the ROAR board in the cafe hallway this morning.  We can’t wait to see how much Whitcomb students have ROARed this month.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R..

October 13
Day A
  • The Whitcomb football team has a Home game today at 3:30 against Northbridge Middle school. The game is played at Marlborough High’s Vital field.
  • Yesterday the Boys Soccer team played Maynard in a tight game at Fowler Middle School to a 0-0 tie.  Christopher Stathi made an incredible save with seconds left to preserve the tie.  The boys next game is today at Central Tree Middle school. 
  • Yesterday Girls Whitcomb Soccer played Maynard at Fowler Middle School. The girls won 2-1.   Elizabeth Grasso scored the first goal. The second Goal was scored by Sophie Cappadonna that was touched by Elizabeth Grasso first. Mia Chrisafidies had both Goals Assists. Leanne Wydom played in goal all game with only 1 goal scored from Maynard's 10 shots. Next game is today at Central Tree Middle school.  Go Whitcomb Panthers Soccer!
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R. The “A” in R.O.A.R. is for Academics.  Academics is defined as “the scholarly activities of a school or university, such as classroom studies or research projects”.  What does that mean?  Focus on school and learning.  If you engage in academics, you are focused on what you are learning in school and completing all of your work and assignments.  And don’t forget, tomorrow morning you will be updating your ticket totals- make sure you give your tickets to your HR teacher!  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R..
 
October 12
Day G

 
  • This past Saturday, the girls cross country team traveled to Barre to compete in the Quabbin Invite. The team placed the 4th out of 10 complete teams. This is the best finish ever for the team. Leading the way was Sophie Warren who placed 14th and right behind in 16th place was Allison Lucas. Rounding out the top five were Makenna Noble, Amber Morris, and Anna Pelliccio. Conquering the  infamous hill and finishing strong were Sarah Riberio, Jessica Rosenzweig, Laura Nelson, Hannah Gluck, Catherine Calderon, Olivia Matheson, and Emma Berges.   All  the girls received a ribbon for finishing the race. Congrats on a great race! 
  • There will be a meeting of National Junior Honor Society members in Room 129 at 2:45 on Thursday, October 13th. All members should attend.
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you know what the “A” in R.O.A.R. stands for?  We’ll give you a hint.  The word starts with A.  It is nine letters.  And when you are in school this is something you engage in.  It’s Academics!  Whitcomb Panthers are dedicated to academics. This means you can make the most of your day by focusing on your classwork and assignments.  The key to success in school is engaging in academics.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R..
  
  
October 7
Day F

 
  • The Boys Soccer team lost to Dudley 4-2. Christopher Stathi made several key saves for the Panthers in a physical game.  Jonathan Berganza and Joao Neto scored in the second half.  The boys’ next game is Wednesday against Maynard at Fowler Middle School.
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team played Mountain View on Thursday, October 6th at home.  The team worked well together.  Erin Zagzoug had a great day as goal keeper, making 11 saves in the game.  Sweeper, Brooke Bishop also made many saves in the circle.  On the defense, left back, Abby Hennessey had a good day hitting some clutch free hits.  Abbey Nezuch worked hard in the center of the field also having some powerful free hits.  On the offensive end, speedy Molly Coye scored for the Panthers off an assist from Cassidy Driscoll.  Marlborough plays again next week against Trottier on Friday at home.
  • The Whitcomb football team got their first win Thursday at Millbury 38-0.  Jayce Ginnetti and Maurice Jarmman led the offense to 4 rushing touchdowns.  JJ scored 3 touchdowns, while Tyler Whitmore, Jonas Struthers, Kelvin Clemente, and Govind Molina all scored conversions.  Linebacker Nicholas Calderon was the star on defense.  Calderon by recovered 2 fumbles, made a number of tackles, and forced three fumbles.  Cameron Burke recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the 2nd half.  Lucas Hohne added a recovery as well.  Chi DeSouza, Harrison Belleville, and Jason Short all had big games for the defense.  The team plays at home next Thursday vs. Northbridge. 
  • There will be a meeting of National Junior Honor Society members in Room 129 at 2:45 on Thursday, October 13th All members should attend.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Welcome to ROAR celebration day! Do you ever think about how you can ROAR when you are NOT at Whitcomb?  This weekend, try to explore some opportunities to help out in our community.  You could volunteer, donate clothes or food, or help a neighbor.  Keep your eyes open for opportunities in your neighborhood to help someone in need. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR
 
October 6
Day E

 
  • ART Club begins today!  Section 1 of art club starts this afternoon (10/6) Section 1 of 5th Grade in room 336 with Mr. Chaves and Section 1 of 6th Grade in room 337 with Ms. Goad.  Students need to check their section on the bulletin board outside the Blue cafeteria.
  • The Girls Cross Country team competed against a tough Luther Burbank Middle School yesterday. Allison Lucas was 3rd overall. She ran the 1.5 mile course in 11:56. Coming behind her were Sophie Warren, Makenna Noble, Amber Morris, and Laura Nelson. Doing some great pack running were Jessica Rosenweig and Rachel Powell. Coming across the finish line together were Catherine Calderon and Emma Berges.
  • The boys Cross Country team traveled to Lancaster yesterday to face Luther Burbank Middle School in a dual meet! The Whitcomb boys took all of the spots in the top ten besides 3rd place. Leading the way for Whitcomb was Brian O'leary and Ben Hamman who finished 1st and 2nd overall. Matt Skillings, Ryan Pearl, Will Roselli, Jacob Niam, Justin Rodgers, Josh Horn and Sam Hamman all placed in the top ten for Whitcomb. Erik Corbin and Jack Badavas also ran great races for Whitcomb! The boys’ next meet is next week against Samoset Middle School
  • There will be a meeting of National Junior Honor Society members in Room 129 at 2:45 on Thursday, October 13th.b All members should attend.
  •  Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, do you ever wonder how you can help in the classroom? Today, try to explore opportunities to be helpful to your teachers and fellow classmates.  For example, you can clean up the area around you, help clean desks, pass out and recycle papers and volunteer in general in each of your classes.  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who show leadership by exploring opportunities to help in our school community. And don’t forget, tomorrow is our first ROAR Celebration day- wear your black and orange to show your Panther Pride! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

October 5
Day D
  • Girls Whitcomb Soccer played Chocksett yesterday losing 3-2 in a close game. Leanne Wyndom played goal keeper and did an amazing job with saving 7 shots against her. Sophie Cappadonna scored two goals in the second half getting assists from Taylor Partridge and Mia Chrisafidies.  Chocksett were called for 9 fouls resulting in 9 free kicks for Whitcomb Panthers. Whitcomb was up by one most of the second half with 9 shots saved by Chocksett until they tied it up and also scored their third goal with minutes to go. Whitcomb girls soccer played very well.  Next Game is Thursday 4pm At MHS Vital field! Lets go Whitcomb Soccer!
  • The Boys Soccer defeated Chocksett yesterday 8-0. Christopher Stathi and Marcos Vieira completed the shutout for the Panthers.  Joey Van Buskirk, Leo Ribiero and Aldo Gomez each scored 2 goals.  Jonathan Berganza and Matt Chaves added one goal each.  The boys next game is Thursday against Dudley to avenge an early season loss at 4pm at the high school. Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Have you been thinking about opportunities you can explore?  What are some opportunities you can take to be a leader in the cafe during lunch?  Perhaps someone accidentally leaves trash on a table.  You can take the opportunity to help by picking up the area around you, not just your immediate area, even it’s not yours. Today we will be reviewing electronics expectations during first period.  Teachers, look for students who are demonstrating ROAR core values when using technology and electronics today. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Have you wondered about the stars and the night sky? Join Astronomy Club open to grades 6 through 8.  First meeting is Thursday, Oct. 6th in room 130.
  • Art Club starts next Thursday October 13th.  Check the announcement board outside the blue cafeteria to see which session you are attending.
  • Have you wondered about the stars and the night sky? Join Astronomy Club open to grades 6 through 8.  First meeting is Thursday, Oct. 6th in room 130.
 

October 4
Day C
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team played the Chocksett Middle School Team on Monday, October 3rd in Sterling.  The Marlborough team had a great game. The scoring began in the first half with Abby Federico scoring off an assist from Haylie Taylor.  For the second goal, Haylie Taylor scored off an assist from Abby Federico.  Angelina Turieo also scored in the first half off an assist from Molly Coye.  The score was 3-0 at the half.  Abby Federico had a goal in the second half to give the Panthers a total of 4 goals.  Amelia Carlman, Sofia Turieo and Cassidy Driscoll also did a nice job on the offensive end.  The defense for Marlborough was outstanding.  Alison Keenan, Kelli LeConti, Isadora Cunha and Molly Coye did an excellent job on the defense.   Getting the shut out for Marlborough was Abbey Nezuch as goal keeper with 6 saves in the game with some help from sweeper Abbey Hennessey.  The team plays their next game at home on Thursday.
  • A reminder that there will be no dance club this week!!
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week?  That’s right, it’s Opportunity.  Besides academic opportunities, there are many other opportunities you can explore here at Whitcomb.  Have you considered joining an after school club or participating in sports or intramurals?  These are both excellent opportunities for you to get some exercise and have fun with your peers. Also, it’s ROAR Celebration day is this Friday.  What is ROAR Celebration day?  It’s a day to show your Panther Pride by wearing black and orange. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

October 3
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! This week we will be focusing on the O in ROAR- Do you know what the O in ROAR stands for? Opportunity!  How can you take advantage of opportunities that are available to you? One way is to take opportunities to improve your academic standing.  Can you make up an assignment?  Can you re-take a quiz?  Did you pass in all of your work?  Have you talked to your teachers if you missed something? Teachers, this week, recognize students who take advantage of academic opportunities at Whitcomb.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Girls Cross Country team competed in the Ghiloni Cup on Friday against AMSA and IC. Five girls got medals for placing in the top fifteen. They were Allison Lucas, Sophie Warren, Makenna Noble, Amber Morris, and Anna Pelliccio. Finishing strong were Jessica Rosenzeig, Rachel Powell, Laura Nelson, Hannah Gluck, Sarah Riberio, Catherine Calderon, and Emma Berges. Congrats on a great race!
  • The boys soccer team will meet in Coach Masella’s room, room 340 at 3:10.  Make sure you have your uniform jersey on for team pictures this afternoon.
  • The Boys Middle School Cross Country team participated in the Ghiloni Cup this past Friday competing against AMSA and Immaculate Conception Middle Schools. The boys took first place overall and had 8 runners in the top 15. Leading the way for Whitcomb was Brian O'leary who finished 2nd overall and was followed closely by Ben Hamman and Matt Skillings who finished 4th and 5th. Other top finishers for Whitcomb included William Roselli, Ryan Pearl, Jacob Niam, Justin Rodgers and Josh Horn. The Whitcomb boys will look to continue their strong running on Wednesday against Luther Burbank middle school.
 
 
September 30
Day A

 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Hello Staff! Today is the day- Pawgressive Pawtluck for all of the teachers and staff in the building.  Take a break today and share a snack with your friends… and get to know someone new!  Visit rooms 120, 220, 320, the lunch room and the mailbox room for a treat.
  • Also, today is ticket count day! Teachers, please count your tickets and update your HR count on our “We ROAR” board in the cafe hallway. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Whitcomb football team lost their home opener to Clinton 36-6.  Jayce Ginnetti scored the lone touchdown for the Panthers.  Maurice Jarrmann, Kelvin Clemente, and Nicholas Calderon all had good games for the Panthers.  The team plays next Thursday at Millbury. 
  • There will be no field hockey practice this afternoon.
  • Whitcomb Soccer Picture day on Monday. Please remember your uniforms. The Boys Soccer team will meet at Bauks field today to watch the varsity soccer game at 4:00.  Boys Soccer must bring their uniform to practice on Monday for team pictures at 4:00.
  • Yesterday, the boys soccer team lost to Charlton Middle School ,  2-0.  In a hard fought game, Philipe Cruz and Joey Van Buskirk had some great scoring chances.  Christopher Stathi  made many key saves to keep the Panthers in the game.  Come root on the Panthers next Tuesday at MHS as they face Chocksett Middle School at Vital Field at 4:00.

September 29
Day G
  • The boys Cross Country team hosted Hale Middle school yesterday in their first home meet of the season. Brian O'Leary led the way for Whitcomb finishing the 1.7 mile course in 10 minutes and 7 seconds and finishing 1st overall. Ben Hamann and Matt Skillings also ran well finishing 4th and 5th overall. Sam Hamann and Jack Badavas also had nice races finishing with a strong kick on the track for the finish. The boys’ next meet is Friday when they participate in the Ghiloni Cup against the IC and AMSA middle schools.
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team traveled to Groton-Dunstable on Wednesday, September 28th.  It was a great day for Marlborough.  Molly Coye started the Panthers with their first goal off an assist from Abby Federico.  The second goal was scored by Angelina Turieo off an assist from Sofia Turieo.  Amelia Carlman and Cassidy Driscoll helped to keep the ball on our offensive end.  Allsion Keenan, Kelli LeConti and Abby Hennessey had nice free hits on the defense.  Abbey Nezuch had the shutout as goal keeper with help from her sweep, Brooke Bishop.  The team will play next on Monday.
  • The Girls Cross Country team competed against Hale Middle School in what was a home meet. Since it is a new course, Allison Lucas established a course record. She covered the 1.7 mile course in 12:44. Right on her tail was Sophie Warren with a time of 12:46. Rounding out the top 5 were Makenna Noble, Amber Morris, and Anna Pelliccio. All the girls that ran in the time trial on Monday beat their times in the meet! Great job ladies.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you told your parents about ROAR?  Do they know what the first R stands for?  You know it, it’s Respect! Focus on being respectful when talking to teachers and peers today.Staff, who have you not had a chance to connect with since the summer?  Will you spend period 5 in 220 for a healthy snack? Or perhaps period 1 in 320 for a baked good first thing?  Make a date to meet up with old friends and new at our Pawtluck tomorrow!
  • Boys soccer needs to be at the MHS Girls Varsity Field at 4:00pm dressed and ready. 

September 28`
Day F
  • Girls soccer tied Mount View 2-2 yesterday. Leanne Wydom played great in goal despite two break aways by Mount View. Sophie Cappadona scored our 2 goals that were assisted by Mia Chrisafiedies and Taylor Partridge.  Abby Dawiczyk and Mia Weeks both had a terrific game working hard in the midfield. Great work ladies! Next Game at MHS is Thursday at 4pm.
  • Yesterday, the boys soccer team tied Mountain View Middle School ,  2-2.  Philipe Cruz scored one goal and Joao Neto had the other goal for the Panthers.  Joey Van Buskirk anchored the defense in a very exciting game.  Christopher Stathi  made many key saves.  Come root on the Panthers on Thursday at MHS as they face Charlton Middle School at 5:00.
  • Fall Intramurals will begin next Monday October 3rd for all grades.  Permission slips can be found in the main office and are limited to the first 50 students that sign-up.  Students who participate in a Fall Sport program here at Whitcomb are unable to sign up.  Students that participate in intramurals can take the late bus home or be picked up by 4pm. Whitcomb
  • Panthers ROAR! What’s our core value of the week?  Respect! Today, let’s talk about the hallways. We can show we are respectful in the hallways by walking to the right, staying only 2 wide and using a conversational voice.  Keep collecting those tickets to show how much you ROAR.
  • Good morning Staff!  It’s almost here- time to socialize with your friends and see those people from other areas of the building!  Are you bringing a healthy snack for room 220?  How about a salty snack for room 120?  Can’t wait to see you there! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

September 27
Day E
  • Marlborough Field Hockey played Overlook on Monday.  They did a nice job on both the offensive and defensive ends.  Abby Federico and Amelia Carlman worked well together to bring the ball up the field.  Sophia Turieo and Angelina Turieo hustled as mid-fielders.  Both Abby Nezuch and Allison Kennan had strong free hits.  Abby Hennessy and Kelli LeConti  did a nice job on the defense.  Brooke Bishop and Erin Zagzoug worked well together as sweep and goal keep for the Panthers. On Friday, September 23 the team played Trottier Middle School.  Marlborough did a nice job keeping the ball on the offensive side of the field.  Molly Coye scored during the game off an assist from Angeline Turieo.  The team will travel to Groton Dunstable for a game on Wednesday.
  • Fall Intramurals will begin next Monday October 3rd for all grades.  Permission slips can be found in the main office and are limited to the first 50 students that sign-up.  Students who participate in a Fall Sport program here at Whitcomb are unable to sign up.  Students that participate in intramurals can take the late bus home or be picked up by 4pm.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week?  It’s being Respectful.  How do you show you are respectful in the Cafeterias? You can use a conversational voice, wait patiently in line, and keep your hands and feet to yourself.  Focus on showing respect in the cafeterias today.
  •  Hey Staff, have you decided what you are going to bring to share with your colleagues on Friday for our Pawtluck?  How about a baked good for room 320?  Or a beverage for the lunch room??  Can’t wait to say hi over a snack on Friday! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Whitcomb Girls Soccer game has been changed to Vital Field, game remains scheduled for 3:30 pm.
 

September 26
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! This week we will be focusing on the first R in ROAR- Respectful.  How can you show you are respectful during AM HR? Share the locker/hallway space in the morning and patiently wait for others to move to the side, go directly to HR and have quiet conversations while waiting for announcements, and be SSL during all announcements.  Teachers, does your HR show that they are respectful during AM HR?  Recognize students who do!  And students, don’t forget, we count tickets on Friday- don’t lose them!Hey Staff, September can be a crazy month, right?  Need something to look forward to?  How about a Pawgressive Pawtluck?  ROAR to the rescue! It’s THIS Friday, September 30th! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Girls Whitcomb Soccer Played Central Tree Middle School Friday at the MHS Vital Field. We beat Central Tree 3-1. Central Tree scored the first goal in the first Half. With a few minutes remaining in the first half, Sophie Cappadonna scored a goal off Mia Weeks direct kick  outside the goalies box after a foul was called on Central Tree. Leanne Wyndom played in goal for the whole game. In the second half, Sophie scored again. Abby Dawiczyk scored a goal from Angel Chaulk's pass and Mia Chrisafidies beautiful cross in front of the net. Way to Go Whitcomb Panthers Soccer! Girls next game is Tuesday at 3:30 against Mountview Middle School at MHS Bauks field! Come Support your Whitcomb Soccer teams!
  • Friday, the boys soccer team won their first game of the year by beating Central Tree Middle School , 5-0.  Philipe Cruz had 2 goals for the Panthers and David Doirain, Leonardo Ribeiro and Jonathan Berganza all added one goal each.  Christopher Stathi recorded his first shutout by making a few key saves.  Come root on the Panthers on Tuesday at Bauks Field as they face Mountain View Middle School at 4:00. Whitcomb panthers ROAR.
  • This weekend, 5th grade teachers got together to support the Jimmy Fund. 12 teachers walked a total of 157.2 miles, and raised $3,714.80 to help fight cancer. Way to go team NolanStrong!!

September 23
Day C
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! How did you ROAR this week?  Turn your tickets into your HR teacher before you leave for the weekend so they don’t get lost- we will count again next week! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

September 22
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! The last R in ROAR stands for Responsible.  How do you show you are responsible?  Show you ROAR today by being Responsible for our school building and cleaning up before you leave each class today, especially in the café after lunch!  Your teachers will appreciate it, and our custodians will too!!Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team traveled to Northborough on Wednesday, September 21st to play Melican Middle School in their first away game.  They also came home with their first win of the season.  It was a close game, with a 0-0 tie at the half.  In the second half, Sofia Turieo scored off an assist from Abby Federico.  The entire team contributed to the win.  Erin Zagzoug had the shut out as goal keeper and the entire defensive team of Allison Keenan, Kelli LeConti, Abby Hennessey, Isabela Cunha, Molly Coye and Brooke Bishop was solid.  Abby Nezuch had great free hits.  Amber Bolieau, Amelia Carlman, Cassidy Driscoll and Heidy Alcantara did a nice job on offense.  It was a great team effort by all.
  • The girls cross country team competed in their first meet of the year. It was tri-meet against Trottier Middle School and St. Bernadette of Northborough. The team placed second of the three teams. Leading the way was Allison Lucas who place 3rd with a time of 14:13 over the 1.9 mile course. Rounding out the top five were Sophie Warren, Makenna Noble, Amber Morris, and Anna Pelliccio. Working hard throughout the race were Jessica Rosenzwieg, Laura Nelson, Rachel Powell, Sarah Riberio, Hannah Gluck, Olivia Matheson, and Emma Berges. Congrats on a great start girls!
  • The boys Cross Country team opened there season against Trottier middle school and St. Bernadette's yesterday. Top finishers for Marlborough included Brian O'leary and Ben Hamman finishing 2nd and 3rd overall in he race. Matt Skillings, Ryan Pearl and William Rosselli all finished in the top 14. Jacob Niam also had a great race finishing 15th overall! First time runners Josh Horn and Erik Corbin also had great races finishing the 2 mile course in under 14mins. The boys next meet is on Wednesday when they host Hale Middle School at home at the High School.

September 21
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! The A in ROAR stands for Academics.  How do you engage in Academics?  You can pay attention during lessons, participate in class discussions and remember to bring all needed materials to class and home.  Teachers will be looking for students showing that they are engaged in their academics today. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Yesterday the boys’ soccer team lost a close game to Dudley, 2-1.  Philipe Cruz scored the lone goal for the Panthers, assisted by Leonardo Giglio.  The boys had many scoring opportunities in the opponents end.  Come root on the Panthers on Friday at Vital Field as they face the Central Tree Middle School.
  • Whitcomb girls Soccer had an away Game yesterday against Dudley. Leanne Wyndom was goal keeper and she made 6 saves the entire game. Sophie Cappadonna scored the first goal that deflected off a Dudley girl. The second goal for Whitcomb was scored unassisted by Taylor Partridge. Great season opener defeating Dudley 2-0! Next game is Friday at MHS's Vital Field! Go Whitcomb Panthers Soccer!
  • The Whitcomb field hockey team was off to a great start in their first game against Nissitissit.  Marlborough had a shutout first half with a 0-0 tie at half time.  Hayley Taylor, Molly Coye and Abby Federico did a nice job on the forward line.  Sophia Turieo and Angelina Turieo were excellent in the mid-field.  Allison Keenan, Kelli LeConti and Abby Hennessy were strong on the defense.  Nissitissit scored 2 goals in the second half for a final score of 0-2.  Erin Zagzoug was goal keeper for the Panthers.


September 20
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Hey students, how are you ROARing this week?  The O in ROAR stands for Opportunities.  Take the opportunity today to make a new connection.  You can meet someone new or compliment someone in each class. Teachers will be looking for students showing that they are taking opportunities to make connections today.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Attention all students –students should NOT being using the elevator unless they have a pass from the nurse.
  • Just a reminder that on Day G 8th grade has second lunch and 7th graders have 3rd lunch. Boys and Girls soccer to be dismissed with first buses.
 

September 19
Day F
 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Hey students, are you ready to ROAR this week?  The first R in ROAR stands for Respectful.  You can be respectful today by walking 2 wide in the hallway, waiting patiently for your table to be called at lunch, and by listening to peers and adults.  Teachers will be looking for students showing that they are respectful today. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • There will be an information meeting about Dance Club, this Wednesday September 21st in the Blue Cafeteria, right after school! Hope to see you all there! Any questions please see Mrs. Hall or Ms. Roach
  • Boys Cross Country is canceled today.
  • Girls soccer will be meeting after school in the Gym and will have practice until 4pm.
  • The Field Hockey game scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow.  The team will practice 2:45-4pm.  Meet in the gym at 2:45.
  • The Boys Soccer Team will meet today in  Mr. Masella’s Room 340 to give out uniforms and have a team meeting.

September 16
Day E
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Today is our first ticket count day.  Teachers, please count your tickets and update your HR count on our “We ROAR” board, bulletin board #24 in the main cafeteria hallway. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Mystery Theater, an interactive who-done-it mystery and fundraiser for the Japanese Exchange program will be held in the Whitcomb library tonight, September 16 at 7pm.  Tickets will be sold during lunch.   Student tickets cost $5 Adult tickets are $10. Help support the Japanese Exchange program!

September 15
Day D
  • How did you show you ROAR in the hallway yesterday?  We have a short day today, but we have many opportunities to show we ROAR in the hallways during our transitions.  Ask yourself: Am I walking on the right?  Am I 2 people wide?  Am I using a conversational voice?  We know you will be!  And don’t forget to turn in those tickets to your HR teacher- we count tomorrow!  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Mystery Theater, an interactive who-done-it mystery and fundraiser for the Japanese Exchange program will be held in the Whitcomb library Friday, September 16 at 7pm.  Tickets will be sold during lunch Wed and Fri.   Student tickets cost $5 Adult tickets are $10. Help support the Japanese Exchange program!
  • A reminder to all students that today Thursday the 15th is a half day. No lunched will be served and students will return to homeroom at 11:30 AM for dismissal. There are no after school activities and no late buses.

September 14
Day C
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you been ROARing in the Hallways?  Students, do you remember what the expectations are?  You might earn a ticket if you are walking to the right, using a conversational voice and walking only 2 wide. Keep track of your tickets, we count them on Friday. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Mystery Theater, an interactive who-done-it mystery and fundraiser for the Japanese Exchange program will be held in the Whitcomb library Friday, September 16 at 7pm.  Tickets will be sold during lunch Wed and Fri.   Student tickets cost $5 Adult tickets are $10. Help support the Japanese Exchange program!
  • “Special Announcement:  Did you read a book this summer?  Did you enjoy it?  We hope you did!  Tomorrow we will have a school-wide summer reading celebration and independent reading kick-off event!  Students, make sure you bring in your summer reading project and books if you have them.  You will also need a book or reading selection of your choice- you can bring a book, a magazine, a newspaper- anything in print!  We can’t wait to kick of our reading year here at Whitcomb!”
  • “Special Announcement: Students, don’t forget to bring your summer reading things and have a book of your choice for tomorrow!  We can’t wait to kick off reading this year!”
  • Today, Wednesday September 14 Boys Soccer Practice has been canceled. 
  • A reminder to all students that tomorrow Thursday the 15th is a half day. No lunched will be served and students will return to homeroom at 11:30 AM for dismissal.

September 13
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Have you been recognized for showing how you ROAR as a Panther?  How are you showing that you are responsible? Teachers, look for and recognize students who are showing they ROAR by being responsible today.  Our first ticket count day is this Friday.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • This is a reminder for 6th grade students, 6th grade students only. Today is Day B so please review your schedule as to which lunch you are assigned. 
  • Mystery Theater, an interactive who-done-it mystery and fundraiser for the Japanese Exchange program will be held in the Whitcomb library Friday, September 16 at 7pm.  Tickets will be sold during lunch Wed and Fri.   Student tickets cost $5 Adult tickets are $10. Help support the Japanese Exchange program!
  • The Whitcomb Robotics afterschool program will start today Tuesday September 13.  This meeting is only for current members and students that were selected in the Spring.   It is a mandatory meeting.

September 12
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Have you been recognized for showing how you ROAR as a Panther?  How are you showing that you are respectful? Teachers, look for and recognize students who are showing they ROAR by being respectful today. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Whitcomb Robotics afterschool program will start Tuesday September 13.  This meeting is only for current members and students that were selected in the Spring.   It is a mandatory meeting. 
  • Girls’ soccer will be having the final try out on Monday. Please meet Coach Karb in the gym at 2:45 ready to go!
  • Mystery Theater, an interactive who-done-it mystery and fundraiser for the Japanese Exchange program will be held September 16 at 7pm.


September 9
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Welcome to our first ROAR celebration day! Wear your black and orange with pride, because Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! How are you ROARing in the cafe?  Are you showing you are responsible by cleaning up after yourself and asking permission to leave the cafe?  Keep up the great work, Panthers. Did you remember how we show ROAR in the halls yesterday? Today during first period, you will discuss how to use hall passes.  Teachers will continue to recognize ROAR qualities with tickets. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Mr. Daniels led a short reflection in remembrance of those affected by the events of 9/11.
  • Girls soccer will be having the final tryout on Monday Sept. 12th. Please meet Coach Karb in the gym at 2:45 ready to go!

     


September 8
Day F
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  
  • Did you ROAR in the halls yesterday? Today during first period, you will review our cafeteria expectations.  Teachers will continue to recognize all ROAR qualities with tickets. And don’t forget, tomorrow is our first ROAR Celebration day- wear your black and orange to show your Panther Pride! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Due to voting today in the library students should use the back stairs by the gym to access the engineering labs/shop.

September 7
Day E
  •  Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! How did YOU ROAR yesterday?  We will be taking time during first period today to talk about how students can ROAR in the Hallways.  We can’t wait to see how you ROAR during all hallway transitions this week. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Students wishing to try out for Soccer, field hockey or cross country should be signed up online. Please bring a copy of your physical on Today, Wednesday September 7 – you will meet in the gym at 2:45.

September 6
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! This morning we will have a ROAR lesson during first period.  Ask yourself: what does ROAR mean to you?  We will be starting our ticket recognition today- Teachers will be on the lookout for students who show they ROAR around the building.  Also, our first ROAR Celebration day is this Friday.  What is ROAR Celebration day?  It’s a day to show your Panther Pride by wearing black and orange.Students, let’s show Whitcomb how we ROAR!
  • Students wishing to try out for Soccer, field hockey or cross country should be signed up online. Please bring a copy of your physical on Wednesday September 7 – you will meet in the gym at 2:45.

September 1
Day C
 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! How did you do with your first few days of our lunch procedures?  Did you show you were respectful by entering the cafe and taking a seat right away?  Did you show you were responsible by cleaning your table before you left?  We will be working on following our lunch procedures and expectations again today.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student interested in playing field hockey this fall, please see Ms. Markey in the gym.
  • Students wishing to try out for Soccer, field hockey or cross country should be signed up online.  Please bring a copy of your physical on Wednesday September 7 - you will be meeting in the gym at 2:45.

August 31
Day B
 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember what ROAR stands for?  Try to remember our core values before your assembly today.  Teachers, please review auditorium expectations prior to your assembly today.  We can’t wait to see how you show you ROAR in the auditorium.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • PM announce (at 2:25)Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! How did you do with your first day of dismissal?  Did you show you were responsible by going straight to homeroom?  Were you respectful by being silent, still and listening during announcements?  We will be practicing our dismissal again today.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student interested in playing field hockey this fall, please see Ms. Markey in the gym.
 
August 30
Day A
 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Welcome back, students and staff!  Teachers will be taking some time before lunch today to explain lunch procedures.  Also, we will have an extended PM HR at 2:10 today to practice our dismissal expectations and procedures.  We hope you have a ROARing good day!  
  • PM- Extended HR at 2:10 - At this time students should return to HR for an extended PM HR to review and practice our PM HR dismissal expectations and procedures.
  • Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student interested in playing field hockey this fall, please see Ms. Markey in the gym.
  • Anyone that has signed up on line for football report to the main gym 2:45.  All other sports will meet on Wednesday Sept. 7th


Save the Date
:
Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony
Whitcomb Auditorium
June 21, 2016
More information will be available soon…

IMPORTANT DATES!!

 

June 6 Washington D.C. Luggage Check–In  assigned times between 4 and 5:30 pm

June 7-10  Grade 8 Trip to Washington, D.C.

June 10  Grades 5 & 6 Dance  6:30-8:30

June 6-15 Fourth grades visit Whitcomb during the school day

June 15  Whitcomb Junior National Honor Society Induction 6:30-8:30  Auditorium

June 21 Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony
 

May 27
Day

  • The Girls Track and Field team competed in their last meet of the season yesterday against Sawyer Middle School. It was close lost. The girls only lost by 5 points. Serena Howes broke her own school record in the shot put. Alicia Bibi placed 3rd in the shot put.  Kathleen Binkewicz and Laura Nelson went 1-3 in the Long Jump.  Madelyn Seder and Makenna Noble went 1-2 in the mile. Madeline Stoddard and Kathleen Binkwicz both jumped 3 feet  10 inches in the high jump and set a new school record. Sheila Sossavi and Janisha Santiago went 1-2 in the hurdles and Allison Keenan tied for 3rd. Katherine Corbin was second in the 800m run.  Congratulations on a great season ladies!
  • The boys track team closed out their season yesterday with a home meet against Sawyer middle school. In the discus Victor Viana and Harry Paul both threw personal bests and finished 2nd and 3rd overall. Matheus Desouza won the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.2 seconds, and Christian Berry finished 2nd in the 100m with a time of 12.7 seconds. Rayshawn lebello finished 2nd overall in the 200m with a time of 28.4 seconds. Great season boys!
  • The Whitcomb Girls' Softball team defeated Groton Dunstable Middle School yesterday 21-0.  The Panthers were lead by Tess LeDuc and Josie Ouelette who both went 2 for 3 in the victory. Amber Bolieau, Abby Nezuch, and Hannah Ryan pitched shutout ball for the Panthers. The team is now 9-0 and will play Westboro next Wednesday. 
  • Attention Whitcomb 7th/8th Grade Marching Band: Please pick up your marching jacket for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday before you leave school today. Report time on Monday is to the American Legion Building at 9:20 am. 

May 26, 2016
Day

  • The Whitcomb Girls Track and Field team competed against Trotter Middle School in a non-scoring meet. Despite the hot weather, there were a lot of terrific performances by the girls. Serena Howe broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 26 feet 0 inches.  Alicia Bibi tied the school record in the 100 with a time of 13.9 seconds.   Improving in their various events were Thelma Gonzalez, Sheila Sossavi, Lizzie Asman, Anna Pelliccio, Courtney Sweeney, Katherine Corbin, Makenna Noble, Amber Morris, Janisha Santiago, Sarah Cronin, and Allison Keenan. Congrats on a great meet. The last meet of the season is today vs Sawyer Middle at  the MHS track. 
  • The Whitcomb Girls' Softball team defeated Luther Burbank Middle School yesterday 16-1.  The Panthers were lead by Sarah Orentlich, who went 3 for 3 with a home run.  Left fielder Josie Ouellette went 2 for 3 with an RBI.  Amy Macglashing got the win and is now 3-0. The Panthers are now 8-0 and will play Groton Dunstable this afternoon. 
  • The boys traveled to Trottier middle school yesterday for the boys last away meet of the season. In the 100m Christian Berry and Govind Molina finished 2nd and 3rd overall finishing with a time of 12.7 seconds and 13.0 seconds. Matheus Paim jumped a personal best 15 feet 5 inches and placed 2nd overall for Whitcomb. Cameron Burke and Brian O'leary finished 1st and 2nd overall in the mile finishing in 5minutes 37 and 39 seconds respectively. Lucas Resends ran a personal best in the 200m finishing with a time of 30.0 seconds. The boys close out their season today as they host Sawyer Middle school in a dual meet at Vital Field at 3:30. 
  • The Talent show will begin at 5:30 tonight. Make sure to come in early and grab a good seat! Tickets will be sold at the door for three dollars. Come and show your support for all of this year’s contestants!
  • Homework Club is canceled today.

May 25, 2016
Day

  • Talent Show rehearsals will be directly after school in the auditorium. Please be prepared with instruments or any props that go with your performance!
  • From the Music Department- The Memorial Day program is Friday, May 27.  The program for Grades 7 and 8 will be at 10:30AM and the program for Grades 5 and 6 will be at 12:00 noon.  All programs are in the auditorium.

May 24, 2016
Day

  • There will an after school rehearsal for the Grades 7/8 Orchestra in Mrs. Marshall’s room today until 3:45.  A late bus is provided.

May 23, 2016
Day

  • Today’s track meet is postponed to Thursday.  Both teams will practice today.
  • Congratulations to the following Physical Education “Students of the Month” for the month of April:

Grade 8:  Pablo Garcia Sosa, Kyle Caissie, Steven Chilsom, Cynthia Pascarelli Grade 7:  Abigail Federico, Hebert DeSouza, Jessica Hogan Grade 6:  Blake Lindgren,  Paige Kneissler, Jenna Patriacca
Grade 5:   Sarah Stagg, Evelyn Gulbankian, Conor Hurley, Emma Loris, Christian DeGregorio, Megan Lowe, Nicolena Russo and Abraham Andrade. The qualifications for this award include being responsible and respectful in the gym, excellent participation and effort, and good sportsmanship and teamwork.
 
May 22, 2016
Day

  • Attention 7th/8th grade band, orchestra, and chorus : Anyone participating in Glory at the spring concert, there will be a manadatory final rehearsal on Thursday after school. See Mr. MacDonald or Miss Morley for details. 
  • There will be a student council meeting, Tuesday, after school in Mr. Chaves room.  See you there. 

May 20, 2016
Day D

  • The boys track team traveled to Bolton to face Burbank middle school yesterday in a dual meet, highlights from the meet include the boys sweeping the mile finishing in the top 3 were Brian O'Leary, Ben Hamman and Harry Ryan. Rayshawn Lobello and Daniel Pimentel took first place in the 400m and 800m races. The boys host Sawyer Middle School on Monday in their last home meet of the season.

May 19, 2016
Day E

  • The Girls Softball team defeated Groton Dunstable Middle School yesterday 13-1. The Panthers had back to back home runs by Jacqueline Mckinnon and Abby Larson.   Mikayla Kett had a double and played great at second base.  Sixth grader Abby Nezuch got the win and pitched a complete game.  She had six strikeouts and did not allow any earned runs.  The Panthers are now 6-0 and will play Westborough at home on Friday. Come out and cheer on the team!
  • For Grades 7 and 8 Orchestra, Band and Chorus students who plan on attending the Trills and Thrills Festival on June 3rd.  Chaperone sign-ups will be today during your lunch.  Lists will be posted outside the cafeterias for you to sign up.
  • Art Club will be cancelled for all grades today.
  • Attention 7th/8th Grade Band Orchestra students: There will be a rehearsal in Mr. MacDonald’s room today after school for any student performing “Glory” at the spring concert. See you there! 


May 18, 2016
Day D

  • Tonight is our All-City String  Concert.  The concert begins at 7:00PM in the auditorium.  A reminder to all orchestra members to not leave your instruments or music in your classrooms as they are locked at night.  Take your instrument and music home with you and return at 5:15PM to your assigned warm-up room.
  • The baseball team beat the hawks of Hudson 10-0 yesterday, Ed Smith pitched a complete game shutout and had 2 hits.​The Girls softball team defeated Hudson yesterday 21-6.  Shortstop Amy MacGlashing went 5 for 5 and Saige Hollencamp went 3/4 with 2 RBIs.  Amber Bolieu got the win and had 4 strikeouts.  The Panthers are now 5-0 and will travel to Groton Dunstable today
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the talent show auditions. Callbacks will take place today after school today in the auditorium. The list of students that we are calling back is posted on the student council bulletin board outside the cafeteria.


May 17, 2017
Day F

  • The jv lacrosse team traveled to Lunenburg on Monday, May 16th and they came home with 4 goals.  2 of the 4 goals were scored by 8th graders.  Liz Anderson from the attack position started things off with a goal in the first half.  Mid-fielder Julia Mahaney scored in the second half.  Mid-fielder Becky Franca was strong in mid-field. Valentina Calvache Garcia worked hard on the attack.​
  • The Whitcomb Girls' Softball team defeated Sawyer Middle School in Bolton yesterday 11-3.  The Panthers were lead by left fielder Abby Larson who went 3 for 3 with a home run and second baseman Cynthia Pascarelli who went  two for two.  Abigail Nezuch got the win with a complete game and also had 3 singles.  The Panthers are now 4-0 and will take on the Hawks of Hudson today at home.  Come cheer us on! Game starts at 3:30.
  • Talent show auditions will take place today after school. Please make sure to be prepared for any performances! We will meet in the auditorium directly after school.
  • The baseball team defeated Sawyer Middle School 10-5 yesterday. The panthers were led by a great pitching performance by Kyle Carroll and a 3 hit game by Tyler Dossas.
  • There will be no student council after school today.

May 16, 2016
Day B

Talent show auditions for only  the 5th will take place today after school. Please make sure to be on time.

May 13, 2016
Day E

  • The lacrosse team traveled to Fitchburg on Thursday, May 12th and they came home with an 8-6 win.  It was a total team effort.  Every team member contributed.  Liz Anderson did a nice job in the mid-field and attack positions and Valentina Calvache Garcia was strong on the attack.  Leading scorer was 8th grader Julia Mahaney, with 4 goals in the game. Final score was Marlborough 8 and Fitchburg 6.
  • Talent show auditions for only  the 5th will take place on Monday after school. Please make sure to be prepared for any performances! We will meet in the auditorium directly after school.

 
May 12, 2016
Day D

 

  • Attention gr. 7/8 chorus: Auditions for Glory will take place in the chorus room today after school. If you cannot make the auditions today after school, stop by the chorus room to sign up for a time.
  • The Whitcomb Middle School Softball team defeated Sawyer Middle School yesterday 14-1.  Amber Bolieu pitched masterfully allowing just one run through five innings.  She had five strikeouts and even hit a triple.  Abby Larson was 3 for 3 including a home run.  The team is now 3-0 and will play Sawyer away on Monday.
  • The baseball team defeated Sawyer Middle School 9-7. The team was led by Tyler Dossas and Jake Naples combining for 5 hits and a solid pitching performance by Big Ed Smith.
  • Congratulations to the Jazz Ensemble on their performance yesterday at the Jr. Jazz Festival at Trottier Middle School! The band performed well and was awarded with a bronze medal. Well done band!
  • For students in the Grades 7/8 Band, Chorus and Orchestra who will be attending the Trills and Thrills Festival in June – Chaperone sign-ups will be outside the cafes today during lunch.

May 11, 2016
Day G

  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! ​What’s our core value of the week?  Respect! Today, let’s talk about the hallways. We can show we are respectful in the hallways by walking to the right, staying only 2 wide and using a conversational voice.  If you see someone coming towards you, it is respectful to move to the right so they can pass.​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!The
  • Whitcomb Girls' softball team defeated Luther Burbank Middle school yesterday 20-6.  The Panthers scored seven runs in the first inning and 6 more in the second.​The Panthers were lead by third baseman Hannah Ryan who went 3 for 4 including a home run and 4 RBI's.  Jackie Mckinnon had a double and two singles and Sarah Orentlich had a home run and a double.  Amy Macglashing got the win.  The team is 2-0 and will play Sawyer Middle School today at home. 

May 10, 2016
Day F

  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
    Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week?  It’s being Respectful.  How do you show you are respectful in the Cafeterias? You can use a conversational voice, wait patiently in line, and keep your hands and feet to yourself.  Focus on showing respect in the cafeterias today. .
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

May 9, 2016
Day F
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! ​This week we will be focusing on the first R in ROAR- Respectful.  How can you show you are respectful during AM HR? Share the locker/hallway space in the morning and patiently wait for others to move to the side, go directly to HR and have quiet conversations while waiting for announcements, and be SSL during all announcements.  Teachers, does your HR show that they are respectful during AM HR?  Recognize students who do!
Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • There will be student council meeting on Tuesday after school in Mr. Chaves’ room.  See you there.
May 6, 2016
  • The Girls Track and Field team competed in their first meet of the season against Hale Middle School of Stow. The meet started cold and then finished cold and a steady drizzle. Despite that, there were a lot great performances.  Allison Keenan won the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.9 seconds and smashed the school record. Serena Howes and Sheila Sossavi went 1-2 in the Turbo Javelin. Emma Hennessy threw 24 ft 10 inches to place 2nd in the shot put. Kathleen Binkewicz won the long jump with a leap of 13 ft 0 inches. Madeline Stoddard tied the school record in the high jump with a leap of 3 ft 10 inches. Emma Hennessy, Haley Aresnault, and Mia Weeks went 1-2-3 in the 200m. Madelyn Seder placed 2nd in the mile with a time of 6:55.1. The team won with score of 64 to 39.
  • The Boys Track team opened their season yesterday in a home meet against Hale Middle School. Brain O'Leary lead the way in the mile finishing first overall followed closely by Cameron Burke who took second. Matheus Desouza took the top spot in the hurdles with a time of 17.4 seconds. Christian Berry finished first overall in the 100m and Daniel Pimento finished first overall in the 800m. The boys 4x100meter team took the top spot and finished in under 1 minute, the team consisted of Rayshawn Williams, Brandon Pourier, Shea Valentini, and Christian Berry. The boys next meet is away against Luther Burbank Middle School.
May 3, 2016
  • Yearbooks will be on sale first come first served in June- exact date to be announced! 
May 1, 2016
  • There will be a student council meeting after school on Tuesday in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there. 
April 29, 2016
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s core values refresher week! A person’s core values are the qualities that drive their actions, especially in the face of peer pressure.  Here at Whitcomb we have 4 core values.  Do you remember what the  A in ROAR stands for?  It stands for Academics.  Whitcomb Panthers are engage in Academics in every class, and even afterschool!  Teachers, please remind students in your classes today what it looks and sounds like to engage in academics in your room or area.  Also, be on the lookout for and recognize students who are engaging in their academics this week. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
April 28, 2016
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s core values refresher week! A person’s core values are the qualities that drive their actions, especially in the face of peer pressure.  Here at Whitcomb we have 4 core values.  Do you remember what the  A in ROAR stands for?  It stands for Academics.  Whitcomb Panthers are engage in Academics in every class, and even afterschool!  Teachers, please remind students in your classes today what it looks and sounds like to engage in academics in your room or area.  Also, be on the lookout for and recognize students who are engaging in their academics this week. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Marlborough girls lacrosse had a great team effort in their game against Hudson on Wednesday, April 27th.  Marlborough had 4 different Panthers score their goals.  From the attack position, Liz Anderson was the first to score for Marlborough.  Mid-fielder Becky Franca added another goal during the first half.  Mid-fielder Julia Mahaney added a goal of her own during the second half.  Valentina Calvache Garcia did a nice job on the attack and Angelina Guadagnino played well on the defense. 
 
April 27, 2016
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s core values refresher week! What character traits do YOU value?  Here at Whitcomb we have 4 core values.  Do you remember what the O in ROAR stands for?  That’s right, it’s Opportunities.  Whitcomb Panthers are always looking for opportunities to learn more, participate more and grow, in and out of school.  Teachers, please remind students in your classes today what it looks like to take advantage of opportunities in your room or area.  Also, be on the lookout for and recognize students who are taking opportunities to grow this week.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 
April 26, 2016
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s core values refresher week! A person’s core values are the character qualities that matter most to them.  Here at Whitcomb we have 4 core values.  Do you remember what the first R in ROAR stands for?  That’s right, it’s Respectful.  Whitcomb Panthers are respectful all day, in and out of school.  Teachers, please remind students in your classes today what respect looks and sounds like in your room or area.  Also, be on the lookout for and recognize students who are showing respect this week. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • There will be a student council meeting after school in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there. 
April 25, 2016
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Welcome back, Panthers!  We hope you had a ROARing vacation.  Speaking of ROAR, do you remember what our core values are?  Here’s a hint- the letters in ROAR represent our core values.  Stay tuned for a refresher on our values this week! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Congratulations to the following Physical Education “Students of the Month” for the month of March:
Grade 8:  Elizabeth Anderson, Andrew Smith, Cody White and Maddie Stoddard
Grade 7:  Sarah Barroso, Kyle Keane, Amelia Carlman and Pedro Bassetti
Grade 6:  Courtney Sweeney, Katelyn Le, Eli Hintz and Amelia Crozier
Grade 5:   Madelyn Webster, Caylee Goulet, Leonardo Giglio, Colin Maguire, Jake Kenney, Cassidy Driscoll and Rebecca Lamaire
 The qualifications for this award include being responsible and respectful in the gym, excellent participation and effort, and good sportsmanship and teamwork.
 
April 14, 2016
  • There is no homework club today.
  • The jv girls' lacrosse team played Fitchburg on Thursday.  It was a 2-2 tie.  Fitchburg scored both their goals during the first half.  The Panthers came out strong during the second half.  Julia Mahaney was the first to score for Marlborough 2 minutes into the second half.  6 minutes later, Mahaney scored for the second time.  Mid-fielder Becky Franca was able to intercept many Fitchburg passes.  Liz Anderson and Valentina Calvache Garcia played well on the attack.  Angelina Guadagnino did a nice job on defense.  The next game is this afternoon against Leominster.
April 12, 2016
  • Dance Club will meet immediately after dismissal in the auditorium.  Please be prompt.
  • The Whitcomb Dance Club Showcase will be tonight at 7:00 in the auditorium.  All students and staff are welcome to attend.

April 11, 2016
  • There will be a student council meeting this Tuesday after school in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there.​
April 8, 2016

April 7, 2016
  • The last session of 5th grade art club starts today after school in room 336, Mr. Chaves room. ​
April 6, 2016
  •  Dance Club will meet this afternoon In the Auxillary Gym. 
  • There will be no homework club wilt Mrs. Huff today. 
April 5, 2016
  • This is a reminder that ALL of your paperwork for the Washington Field Trip should be turned in to Mr. Lacina’s office by this Friday, April 8th.  This is very important!!​
  • Middle School sports have been postponed a week due to the weather.  Middle school sports will begin next week 4/11 weather permitting.
     
April 4, 2016
  • There will be a student council meeting this Tuesday after school in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there.
April 1, 2016
  • Good Luck to the Grades 7/8 Band and Orchestra who will be traveling to Bellingham High school today to attend the MICCA Festival.
    Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
    It’s first Friday- ROAR Celebration Day!  Celebrate Whitcomb by complimenting others when you see them ROARing today.  And don’t forget your growth mindset- you CAN learn and be successful!
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
March 31, 2016
  • There will be an after school rehearsal today for the Grades 7/8 Orchestra in preparation for Friday’s MICCA performance.  Everyone is expected to attend.
  • Dress rehearsal after school today will take place in Mr. MacDonald’s band room until late bus. See you there! 
    Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
    Are you allowing your mind to grow?  Do you ever think, “I give up?”  Give yourself a chance and try a different strategy.  Do you ever feel like everyone else can do it and you can’t?  Think, “I’m still learning it.”  Instead of, “I’m not smart enough”, try, “I can learn this!”
    Tomorrow is first Friday- that means it’s ROAR Celebration Day.  Wear your Whitcomb colors to show your Panther pride and celebrate your ROAR.
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
March 30, 2016
Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
Have you heard of the Power of Yet?  It’s another way you can help your mind grow.  Whenever you feel discouraged, add “yet” to the end of your thought.  If you’re thinking, “I can’t figure this out”, what you mean is, “I haven’t figured it out YET.”  When you say, “I can’t”, change it to, “I can’t… YET”.  Believe in yourself, WE know you can, and you should know it too!
Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

March 29, 2016
  • There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in trying out for baseball in the Blue Caf on Thursday at 2:45. Also please make sure you have signed up online before Monday the 4th.​
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
    What is a growth mindset?  It’s the kind of thinking that helps you learn and grow.  Instead of saying, “I can’t”, try, “I’m learning to.”  Instead of, “This is too hard”, try, “This will take me some time.”  If you change how you look at things, you CAN succeed, even when things are hard!
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
March 28, 2016
  • There will be No student council meeting today.
  • Attention Gr. 7/8 Chorus students: Don’t forget the full chorus rehearsal afterschool today until 3:45. This is our dress rehearsal for MICCCA, so attendance is expected. See Ms. Morley if you have a conflict.
  • Dance rehearsal today following dismissal.  Be on time!​Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Welcome to a brand new week.  What kind of mindset do you have?  Mindset is your way of thinking.  Do you have a growth mindset? What IS a growth mindset?  It’s the kind of thinking that helps you learn and grow.  Find out this week how you can set your mind to help YOU grow!
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
March 25, 2016
Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
We can’t wait to see you accomplish your goals, Panthers.  We are proud of each and every one of you- we know you can do it!
Hello Staff! Today is the day- Pawgressive Pawtluck for all of the teachers and staff in the building.  Take a break today and share a snack with your friends… and get to know someone new!  Visit rooms 120, 220, 320, the lunch room and the mailbox room for a treat.  And have a happy Friday!
Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
March 24, 2016
  • There will be no fifth grade art club today after school. The last day of this session will be next Thursday. Session #3 of fifth grade art club will start April 7th.

    Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

    Did you share your goal with someone?  Now it’s time to come up with a plan!  Take a few minutes today to decide what steps you can take to reach your goal.  Work towards it daily, and you will succeed!

    Staff, who have you not had a chance to connect latey?  Will you spend period 5 in 320 for a healthy snack? Or perhaps period 1 in 120 for a baked good first thing?  Make a date to meet up with friends across the building at our Pawtluck tomorrow!

    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

March 23, 2016

Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Have you written down your goal?  A goal without a plan is just a dream.  Share your goal with a teacher or adult who can help you accomplish it.  Together everyone achieves more.

Good morning Staff!  It’s almost here- time to socialize with your friends and see those people from other areas of the building!  Are you bringing a healthy snack for room 320?  How about a salty snack for room 220?  Can’t wait to see you there!

Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

March 22, 2016
  • The Supa Store Committee of the Student Council would like to encourage students to come and purchase a mustache eraser pencil.  Two for $1.  If you make a purchase of at least $1, your name will be included in a raffle for items worth $10 at the store. 

    Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

    Did you think about your goals yesterday?  Did you decide on one?  Pick one area where you can improve and write a goal down today!

    Hey Staff, have you decided what you are going to bring to share with your colleagues on Friday for our Pawtluck?  How about a baked good for room 120?  Or a beverage for the lunch room??  Can’t wait to say hi over a snack on Friday!

    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

     
March 21, 2016
  • There will be a student council meeting this Tuesday after school in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there.

Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

What are your goals for the rest of the school year?  To complete all of your homework?  To be more organized?  To raise your grade in a class? Show that you are engaged in academics by setting a goal today!

Hey Staff, March can be a crazy month, right?  Need something to look forward to?  How about a Pawgressive Pawtluck?  ROAR to the rescue! It’s THIS Friday, March 25th!

Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

 
March 18, 2016

March 15, 2016
  • Any 8th grade boy or girl wishing to play lacrosse must be signed up on line – try outs begin March 21,2016.
  • Sign ups for baseball , softball , and outdoor track are going on now – for any 6th, 7th  or 8th grader.
March 14, 2016
  • There will be student council tomorrow after school starting in Mr. Chaves room. 
  • See you there.Dance club will be meeting in the gym today.  Please be on time!!!!!
March 10, 2016
  • From Mr. MacDonald - Saturday is our trip to the Clark Terry Jazz Festival in New Hampshire. Report time to Whitcomb is 9:30 am in your concert dress. Make sure your instrument and music leaves this school, and make sure bring you it with you Saturday morning
March 8, 2016
  • There will be no student council after school school today, March 8.  We will meet again next Tuesday in Mr. Chaves' room to start.  ​
March 7, 2016
  • There will be no student council after school this Tuesday, March 8.  We will meet again next Tuesday in Mr. Chaves' room to start.
  • The Japanese Exchange Essay writing will be on Tuesday March 8 and Tuesday March 15.This is a change in schedule due to the  Early release day.
  • Dance club is meeting today following dismissal.  Come on time
     ​March 3, 2016
  • There will be the informational meeting tonight in room 236 at 7 p.m.for parents and students who are interested in going to Akiruno City Japan in the fall​.
  • Anyone can submit pictures to the yearbook!Send your favorite pictures form the 2015/2016 school year from your computer or straight from your phone to Mrs. Pierce’s email by Monday March 7th.
    This includes all School Group Photos like student council, robotics club, intramurals etc.
March 1, 2016
  • Reminder to Minecraft club members.  There is NO Minecraft club after school today. 
  • There will be no after school homework club, Thursday March 3.
February 29, 2016
  • There will be a student council meeting this Tuesday after school in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there.​
  • Thank you to all the faculty and staff who made last Friday's dance a whopping success.  It was a hoot and a good time has had by all !!!​
  • This is a reminder for 5th and 6th grade afterschool chorus that there is no rehearsal on Tues. after school.
  • We will rehearse next Tues, March 8th.Dance rehearsal after school.  Please be on time!!!
  • The robotics teams at Whitcomb competed all day Sunday February 28 at North High School in Worcester MA in the Southern New England Nothing but Net Championship.  There were a total of 42 teams competing in 76 rounds of competition before the finals.  In each round, 2 teams would be in alliance against 2 other teams all showing their programming and driver skills by scoring points along with defensive tactics with their team built robots.  It was a fun and exciting day for all with R.C. TECH making it to the quarter finals and Captain Amera-Bot making it to the semifinals.  R. C. TECH team members are: Zeena Acharya, Jeffrey Cote, Ryan Fettig, Colin Jackson and Jonah Zimmerman.  Captain Amera-Bot team members are: Aiden Correll, Jack Kamataris, Morgan Chesnais and Erin O’Sullivan.  Please congratulate them for a job well done!
February 26, 2016
  • Students who are interested in applying to go to Japan next fall. Information letters will be available on Monday February 29. Please contact Mrs. Klein if you have any questions.
February 23, 2016
  • Student council will be selling flower-grams on Thursday, during all lunches outside the cafeteria. Show someone special how much they mean to you by sending them a flower with a personalized note from you! Flowers will be sold for $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. Flowers will be delivered to homerooms on Friday morning.
February 22, 2016
  • Dance Club is meeting after school in the GYM.  Please be on time.
  • There will be a student council meeting Tuesday after school in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there.
  • There will be a dance this Friday, February 26th, in the yellow cafeteria from 6:30-9:00 p.m. for 5th, 6th, and 7th grades sponsored by student council.  5th and 6th graders can buy their tickets from their homeroom teacher.  7th graders can either buy their ticket from their social studies teacher on team or from Mr. Hobart.  Tickets are $3 each.  We hope to have a big crowd and a great time. 
February 12, 2016
  • Kathleen Binkewicz drained six 3-pointers and tallied a team-high, season-high, and middle-school-career-high 27 points in the Panthers’ convincing victory over Shrewsbury 48-37. The contest was close until Binkewicz broke it open in the third quarter as Sarah Orentlich substituted as point guard in the absence of Lucy Cappadona. Aggressive defense from Celine Al-Nammari and tenacious play in the paint from Kelli LeConti sparked offensive opportunities as well. It was a great way to close the season as the Panthers finish 12-3.
February 10, 2016
  • The Panther offense was limited to just 20 points, coming up short in their loss to the Eagles of Sawyer Middle School 25-20. Kathleen Binkewicz knocked down 2 threes and led the team with 6 points. The young Panthers, Aubrey Tunnera, Siarra Francis, Allison Keenan and Leanne Wydom provided a bright spot contributing on both ends of the floor. Sarah Orentlich and Alexia DeFreitas dominated the boards but struggled to convert. The Panthers look to turn it around in their final game against Shrewsbury.
  • Art Club for grade 7 & 8 is canceled today.
February 9, 2016
  • I'm sure throughout the year you have all been taking pictures of your students doing different activities in your classrooms! If you could email those by the end of this week so that they can be put into the yearbook that would be greatly appreciated

February 8, 2016
  • There will be a student council meeting today in Mr. Chaves' room.  See you there.

February 2, 2016
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!What new habit will you develop during term 3 to help you be more successful?  Will you be more responsible by keeping your materials organized and passing in all your work?  Will you be more engaged in academics by participating in class and raising your hand?  Will you take more opportunities to share your ideas and work with your peers?  We know you will have a successful term 3 if you put your mind to it!Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Panthers continue their streak as they crushed the Lancers of Luther Burbank Middle School 45-15. Offensively, the points were spread across the board in a great team effort and led by Celine Al-Nammari with 10 who has come into her own late in the season. Jess McNeil stepped up her game forcing defenders to guard her more closely and opening up other players. Great team defense kept the Lancers from getting too comfortable and the Panthers continue to control the boards limiting second chance opportunities​
February 1, 2016
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”.  Teddy Roosevelt.​Students and Staff, as Whitcomb Panthers, we believe you can succeed!  It’s the start of a new, fresh term- decide now to make it a great one. We can’t wait to see how you ROAR in term 3.​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • There will be a student council meeting after school on Tuesday in Mr. Chaves' room. 
  • Dance Club will be meeting in the gym after dismissal.
  • There will no after school Minecraft club today.​
January 29, 2016
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! We are proud of Whitcomb  students for following classroom expectations and showing you ROAR in the classroom.  Thank you for making term 2 great! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! 
  • Panthers started strong against Hudson but had to battle back from a 5 point deficit after the first half. Lucy Cappadona sparked the Panthers with 14 of her 15 points in the second half as the Panthers took control out-scoring their rival Hawks 33-25. Consistent contributions from Leanne Wydom and Celine Al-Nammari were essential to the victory who ended the game with 13 and 11 points respectively. The defensive efforts of the perimeter players pressured the Hawks shooters while the fight for rebounds was dominated by the Panthers as they earned their tenth victory, 52-49.​
  • The Panthers finished their 3rd consecutive game this week with a win against their rival Hudson Hawks with a victory.  The team played tough defense throughout the game.  The Panthers were led in scoring by Tyler Dossas with 20 points, Stephen DiGregorio with 11 points, Matheus Desouza with 10 points, Cody White with 9 points, and Jacob Fichtner with 8 points.  

January 28, 2016
Day F
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does it look like to be responsible in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include being in charge of your materials?  How can you do this?  Always make sure you take the time to properly pack up before you leave a class so you don’t lose anything.  Put each paper in it’s folder or binder, and make an organized stack to walk to your next class.  These are all ways that you can be responsible in the classroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Dance Club will meet in the gym after dismissal today.
  • Art club session 2 for 7th and 8th grade starts today after school in room 337
January 27, 2016
Day E
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does it look like to be responsible in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include being on time, being where you are supposed to be, and always using a pass if you will be late?  These are all ways that you can be responsible in the classroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Panthers opened up their game against AMSA with sharp shooting from Kathleen Binkewicz, Leanne Wydom and Celine Al-Nammari scoring the first 18 points from behind the arc. Al-Nammari led all scorers with 14 and Wydom added 12, each with four 3-pointers. Great ball movement led to excellent shot opportunities on the perimeter and offensive boards on the inside. Help defense prevented AMSA’s posts from converting and led to several steals. After expanding their lead in the second quarter the Panthers never looked back and went on to win 43-25.
  • The Panthers controlled the pace of the game, never trailing in their win over Dudley 28-21. Kathleen Binkewicz sparked the offense, scoring the first 7 points and leading all scorers with 10. The majority of the Panthers’ points came from inside the paint as they continue to dominate the boards. Serena Howes and Olivia Trudeau were perfect from the free throw line.
January 26, 2016
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What does it look like to be engaged in academics in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include participating by asking questions, listening and responding to your peers and getting your work done?  These are all ways that you can engage in academics in the classroom. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!​

January 25, 2016
Day C

 
  • What does it look like to be engaged in academics in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include paying attention during lessons?  How do you do this?  You can keep your eyes on the speaker, actively take notes during lessons, think about what is being said and ask yourself if you are understanding what the speaker is saying.  These are all ways that you can engage in academics in the classroom.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
January 22, 2016
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What opportunities did you take in your classes this week?  Did you answer a question?  Did you work together with a group?  Did you ask for help during intervention block?  We hope you were able to take advantage of a new opportunity this week! ​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR

 
January 21, 2016
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  What does it look like to take opportunities in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include taking the opportunity to work with someone new, volunteer to read or redo an assignment?  Try these ways take opportunities in the classroom.​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! 
  • In a nail-biter, the Panthers edged out Charlton’s Grizzlies 47-46 in the final second of the match up. Lucy Cappadona was outstanding on both ends of the floor leading the team in points with 19 and sealing the victory from the foul line with eight-tenths of a second on the play-clock. Points were spread amongst 9 players demonstrating great teamwork. It was a physical contest under the basket where Leanne Wydom and Sarah Orentlich were aggressive on the boards. The high-energy game was an exciting win as the Panthers improve to 7-1 on the season.
 
January 20, 2016
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! One way we ROAR is by taking opportunities to better ourselves each day.  “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,” said Henry Ford.​What does it look like to take opportunities in your classes? Do your classroom expectations include taking the opportunity to ask questions, participate in discussions or take extra credit?  These are all ways that you can take opportunities in the classroom.​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • In an exciting and physical match up, the Panthers edged out the Broncos of Westborough 46-40. Kathleen Binkewicz led the team with 10 points, scoring the first two baskets for the Panthers and hitting a lead-changing three in the fourth quarter. More importantly, she kept the team composed as Westborough frantically battled for control. Allison Keenan stepped up offensively and was disruptive defensively creating opportunities on both ends of the floor. Strong rebounding continues to be a determining factor as Serena Howes, Sarah Orentlich and Alexia DeFreitas combined for 20 points in the paint.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Day E
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Students, do you know what it looks like when you ROAR in Math or Social Studies?  What about Unified Arts or World Language?  Keep thinking about what success looks like in your classes.  We’re talking all about classroom expectations this week.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!​
  • There will be a student council meeting after school today in Mr. Chaves' room. 
Monday, January 4, 2016
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, do you know the classroom expectations for each of your classes?  Ask yourself, what does it mean to ROAR in ELA or Science?  How about PE?  Share your ideas with your classmates and teachers.  We’ll be talking about classroom expectations a lot this week!Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Mr. Dufresne and Mrs. Marshall’s period 2 and 3 general music classes, please report to the Blue Café.
  • Dance rehearsal will begin immediately after dismissal.  Change and use bathrooms before coming to the gym!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Day C
                Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  It’s ROARing Acts of Kindness Week!
  • Did you remember our canned goods drive?  Support your community by bringing in toiletries, canned goods, boxed goods and dry foods all week.  During homeroom and academic support, students from each grade can bring their homeroom donations to the area outside the main office and yellow cafe.  We can’t wait to see how our school works together to give to our community.  Let’s see which grade has the most PANTHER PRIDE! 
  • Are you ready for today’s kindness challenge?  Did you know that smiling is contagious?  It makes us all feel better. Today’s challenge is to give a smile to someone new.
Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Dance Club will meet in the gym today.  Please change before coming down.


Friday, December 4, 2015
Day D
  • It’s ROAR Celebration Day! What does that mean?  It’s a day to take a moment and reflect on how YOU ROAR every day, and take pride in yourself.  How are you Respectful?  How are you taking Opportunities?  How are you engaged in your Academics?  How are you Responsible?  Teachers, congratulate students who show they ROAR by demonstrating our core values.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Day C
  • Yesterday’s electronics lesson was a great reminder of how we can ROAR when using electronic devices during the school day.  Students, thank you for following and meeting our expectations when using electronics in school. Also, tomorrow is first Friday, do you remember what that means?  It’s ROAR Celebration Day!  Wear your Orange and Black to show your panther pride and school spirit.
 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Day B
  • Do you remember our expectations for using electronics? We hope so!  Teachers will be taking time during long block today to review our Whitcomb Electronics Expectations.  We can’t wait to see you ROAR by being respectful and responsible with your electronic devices.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Day A
  • Have you been getting to homeroom before the 8:05 bell?  It is important to be seated in HR by 8:05 so you can have the best start to your day.  Set yourself up for ROARing success by having your materials put away in your lockers by 8:00 and being seated in HR by 8:05.  Teachers, recognize students who are meeting our expectation of being seated in HR by 8:05.
  • PTO will be selling spirit tees " we bleed orange " Wednesday and Thursday of this week during ALL lunches.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Day G
  • Are you Silent, Still and Listening?  As a reminder, ALL Panthers should be silent, still and listening during ALL announcements throughout the day.  Following this expectation shows Respect for others and gives you the Opportunity to hear the good things that are happening here at Whitcomb.  So remember, “Every time you hear the announcement ding, you should be Silent, Still and Listening.”
  • Whitcomb basketball tryouts begin this week.  The boys first tryout will be tomorrow, Tuesday December 1st at 2:45 and the girls will be Wednesday December 2nd at 2:45.  Both boys and girls will tryout Thursday and Friday, times to be announced.  You must sign-up on-line in order to tryout.
  • Attention student council reps... Our first meeting is after school on Tuesday in Mr. Chaves' room.  We will meet until late bus is called.  See you there
Thursday, November, November 19, 2015
Day C
Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Do you remember what the last “R” in ROAR stands for? Yes! It’s Responsible.  How do you show you are responsible?  Show you ROAR today by being Responsible in our building.  Do you know when and how to use hallway passes?  Of course you do! Be sure to plan ahead and request a pass from your teacher every time you travel in the hallway, whether it be to make up a quiz at lunch, to go to the library during academic support, or simply to get a drink during class. Your teachers will appreciate it, and you will demonstrate responsibility!​ Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • There will be a student council elections tomorrow, Friday, during lunch period outside the cafeterias for all homerooms.  Good luck to all students who are running for the council!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Day B
Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Do you remember what the “A” stands for in ROAR?  That’s it! Academics.  Do you always keep your academic performance at school in mind? Are you completing all of your homework and handing it in on time? Completing work outside of class time will help your quiz and test scores and help you to feel more confident with what you are learning in class.  Be sure to complete all of your homework and ask your teachers for any assignments you may have missed. Your academic success will prepare you for your future! Tonight we will have parent-teacher conferences at Whitcomb. Here’s your chance to shine when it comes to academics!!​ Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Day A
Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Do you remember what the “O” stands for in ROAR? Yes, exactly! It’s Opportunity.  Do you ever think about how you can ROAR when you are NOT at Whitcomb? With Thanksgiving coming up, try to explore some opportunities to help out and give back to your community.  You could volunteer, donate clothes or food, or help a neighbor in need.  Keep your eyes open for opportunities in your neighborhood to help out!​ Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
Monday, November 16, 2015
Day G
Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Do you remember what the first “R” stands for in ROAR?  You got it!  It’s Respect.  How can you show that you are respectful at Whitcomb? You can be respectful in the Cafeteria. You can use a conversational voice, wait patiently in line, and keep your hands and feet to yourself.  Focus on showing respect in the cafeterias today. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!​ Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!​
Week ending  Friday, November 13, 2015
  • Student Council elections will take place on Friday November 20, 2015. They will take place during lunches for each grade. If you have not submitted nominations for your homeroom please do so ASAP.
  • Congratulations to the following Physical Education “Students of the Month” for the month of October:
    Grade 8:  William Fantasia. James Regan, Jennifer Maciel, Alexia River, and Kelly Antunes
    Grade 7:  Christina Priest, Christain Berry, Brian O”Leary, and Colin Jackson
    Grade 6:  Ismael Sntana, Amanda Denney, Nicholas Wright, and Payton Rogers
    Grade 5:  Jashawn Santos, Mia Basquiat and Howie Priest
     The qualifications for this award include being responsible and respectful in the gym, excellent participation and effort, and good sportsmanship and teamwork.
     
Fridy, November 6, 2015
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! It’s ROAR Celebration Day!  What does that mean?  It’s a day to take a moment and reflect on how YOU ROAR every day, and take pride in yourself.  How are you Respectful?  How are you taking Opportunities?  How are you engaged in your Academics?  How are you Responsible?  Students, our staff is proud of you and all of your hard work ROARing during term 1.  Let’s make it a great term 2!
Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Did you learn something new during the hall pass mini lesson yesterday?  Students, make sure you carry a pass in the hallways at all times.  Teachers, be on the lookout for students carrying passes and thank them for being RESPONSIBLE.​Also, tomorrow is first Friday- that means it’s ROAR Celebration Day!  Wear your orange and black to show your support for our core values!
Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! ​Students, do you know how to log in to Aspen?  Do you know how to get your schedule in Aspen?  It is an ACADEMIC expectation that you can be RESPONSIBLE to find your new schedule- one will not be printed for you.  New schedules and unified arts classes start tomorrow, make sure you sign in and find your new schedule today!​Also today, teachers will be teaching the hall pass mini lesson during long block today.
Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
 

Monday, November 2, 2015
Day F

  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team went to the Middle School Tournament at Lawrence Academy in Groton on Sunday, November 1st.  Marlborough had 2 teams in the tournament.  The black team tied for second place and the orange team came in third.  Scoring for the black team were Jackie McKinnon with 6 goals in total for the day and Abby Larson with 4 goals and 3 assists.  Anna Risotti had 2 assists and Hayley Taylor also had an assist.  Zoe Collins and Rayla Moreira also did a nice job for the black team.  Playing goal keep for the black team were Abbey Nezuch and Sarah Orentlich.  For the orange team, Abby Federico scored off an assist from Julia Mahaney and then Julia Mahaney scored off an assist from Amelia Carlman. Cynthia Pascarelli and Emily Gogan did a great job in defense for the orange team.  Liz Anderson and Becky Franca did a nice job on offense. Goal keep for orange was Serena Howes. The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team had an excellent season overall and ended with a record of 11 wins and 1 loss. 
  • Attention Girls Cross Country! The end of the season party will be on November 5th in the Blue Cafeteria. See you then. 
  • Dance Club for 5th and 6th graders, will take place today in the gym after dismissal.  Please change before you come down.​

Friday, October 30, 2015
Day E

  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Thanks to all who participated in Spirit Week this week- you ROARed with your Panther Pride!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Today is our final ticket count day! Teachers, please count your tickets and update your HR count on our “We ROAR” board by the end of the day.  We can’t wait to see how many tickets our students have earned for ROARing and how many connections our staff have made by recognizing our Whitcomb core values.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Day D

  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Hey Panthers, you look GREAT today!  We love seeing staff and students dressed in their best, you really know how to show your Panther Pride.  Tomorrow is our last day for Spirit Day- do you know what you’re wearing?  It’s Whitcomb Wear Day, so show your panther pride by displaying our school colors- and be creativeALSO, Tomorrow is our final ticket count- get ready to see how you have ROARed this month!Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Tonight at 5:30 on Main St. here in Marlborough, come see the Whitcomb Marching Band march in the Horribles Parade! Attention marching band students, a reminder that report time for the parade is 5 pm in Vin Bin Parking lot in costume with your instrument!
  • Yesterday Girls Soccer played Mount View with a 3-0 Victory. Mia Chrisafidies, Sophie Cappadona, and Lucy Cappadona each scored a goal. Sophie assisted Mia's goal and Lucy assisted Sophie's Goal.  Leanne Wyndom and Caitlyn Geary in goal made 0 saves each all game. The girls season recorded totalled with 10 wins, 0 losses and 2 ties.  Much thanks to everyone on the team, Coach Karb is very proud of you. Please return your jerseys to Coach on Wednesday. We appreciated all the support this season.
  • Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer team tied Mountain View Middle School yesterday 3 to 3.  Matheus Fagundes scored 2 goals and Matt Chaves scored the game-tying goal.  The boys finished the season at 7 wins 2 losses and 3 ties.  A reminder to the boys team to return their uniform jersey today at the end of the year pizza party.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Day C

  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Did you know that you will have the same class color from now until you graduate from Marlborough High School? Are you displaying YOUR class colors today?  We can’t wait to see the hallways and cafeterias painted with our Whitcomb colors. And don’t forget- tomorrow is all about Dressing for Success- dress up with your friends and be fancy for the day!  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Girls Cross Country competed in the final meet of the season against Charlton Middle School yesterday. It was wet and chilly but the girls were determined to run a great. Placing second was Allison Lucas with a time of 9:03.4. That time is a new school record. Also improving on their times were Makenna Noble, Joelle Noble, Amber Morris, Madeline Stoddard, and Anna Pelliccio. A special thanks go to Katherine Corbin and Giovanna da Cruz for working the finish line. Congrats on a great season!
  • The boys cross country team wrapped up their season yesterday in the rain with a win over Charlton Middle School. Cameron Burke led Whitcomb finishing 2nd overall followed closely by Matt Skillings and Brian O'leary who finished 3rd and 4th. Whitcomb also took the next 3 spots, Kyle Carroll, Ben Hamann and Will Roselli ran together and put themselves in front of Charlton's 2nd place runner. The boys finish the season with a record of 4 and 1. And a second place finish at both the Ghiloni cup and Wachusett Invitational.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Day B

  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Did you take the OPPORTUNITY to show your Panther Pride today by wearing comfy clothes and joining the spirit week fun?  We hope so!  Tomorrow is Class Colors Day- wear your class color to show what grade you are proud to be in!  Grade 5 is white, Grade 6 is Orange, Grade 7 is Black and Grade 8 is Gray. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!​
Monday, October 26, 2015
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  It’s spirit week!  Are you wearing your favorite sports’ team gear today?  Tomorrow is comfy clothes and Pajamas day- but be sure to dress for the weather! Show your Panther Pride by participating in Spirit Week all week long.  And TEACHERS, this is our last week to make connections by handing out tickets to recognize students who are demonstrating our core values.  Let’s make as many connections as we can this week and show that we all have school spirit!​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Marlborough had plenty of chances to score in the game against Oxford on Monday, October 26th. Julia Mahaney was the first and last to score during the first half.  Also scoring for the Panthers during the first half were Abby Larson, Jackie McKinnon and Abby Federico.  The score was 5-0 at the half.  During the second half, McKinnon scored twice more and getting their first goals of the season were Valentina Calvache and Nicole Barbosa.  Assists during the game were made by Jackie McKinnon, Becky Franca, Amelia Carlman, Abby Larson and Liz Anderson.  Serena Howes shared goal keeper responsibilities, with Howes playing the first half and Nader playing the second.  The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team is now 11-1 for the season.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for their choices and actions all day long.  How can we be responsible in the café? By finding a seat and staying in it.  Also,by cleaning up our area and cleaning up our trash!  Teachers will be on the outlook for students  who are showing that they are responsible in the café today.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R. Next week is Spirit Week!​
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Day F
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week? That’s right, it’s Responsible! Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for their choices and actions.  How can we be responsible in our classrooms? By completing all of our work on time.  Also, by remembering our homework!  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who are showing that they are responsible in class today.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.
  • Yesterday, Whitcomb Girls Panthers defeated Quabbin 3-0. Caitlyn Geary and Leanne Wyndom played Goal keeper. In the 2nd half, Lucy Cappadona took a corner kick where Mia Chrisafidies headed the ball that deflected which Sophie Cappadona rebounded, scoring the first goal. Lucy scored the 2nd goal and assisted Kathleen Binkerwicz's goal; that was a shot taken outside the 18' yard Goalies box. The Whitcomb Girls record is currently 9 wins, 0 losses and 2 ties. Last game of the season is Thursday at the back field against Mount View! Please come support, watch and cheer them on for their last game! 
  • Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer team defeated  Quabbin Middle School 7 to 0.  Matheus Fagundes and Nestor Enriquez each scored 2 goals.  Jonathan Souza, Eddy Carias and Brian Macias each scored a goal as well. Their next game will be next Thursday at home against Mountain View.​
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Day E
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week? That’s right, it’s Responsible! Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for themselves.  How can we be responsible in the hallways? By going straight to class and not lingering in the hallways.  Also, by getting all of our materials while we are at our lockers so we are prepared for class.  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who are showing that they are responsible in the halls today.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R. 
  •  The boys Cross Country team faced off against Hale Middle School yesterday in a dual meet. The boys scored a great win against a tough Hale team. Whitcomb was led by Cameron Burke who finished first overall and set a course record with a time of 11 minutes and 56 seconds on the 1.9 mile course. Matt Skills finished right behind Cam placing 2nd overall in a time of 12 minutes 2 seconds. Rounding out the top 5 was Kyle Carol, Brian O'Leary and Ben Hamann who finished 5th, 6th, and 9th respectively.  Other good performances on the day were from William Roselli and Jacob Niam who finished 15th and 22nd. The boys wrap up their season next Wednesday when they host Charlton Middle School!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you know what the LAST “R” in R.O.A.R. stands for?  We’ll give you a hint.  It’s the longest of our 4 core values, and when you are in school this is something you are responsible.  Whitcomb Panthers are responsible for themselves.  How can we be responsible? By being dependable and reliable.  This means others can expect you do what you say you will do, and you do it on time!  Choose to be responsible for yourself today.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R. 
  • Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer team defeated Chocksett Middle School 7 to 0.  Jack Johnson and Jonathan Souza each scored 2 goals.  Matheus Fagundes, Eddy Carias and Matt Chaves  Their next game will be next Tuesday against Charlton Middle School in Charlton. 
  • Whitcomb Panthers Girls Soccer defeated Chocksett Middle school 6-0 Yesterday. Abby Dawiczyk scored a goal off a penalty kick from a hand ball in goalies box when she took a shot on net.  Lucy Cappadona Scored a goal and had two assists. Mia Chrisafidies scored assisted by Sophie Cappadona. Kathleen Binkawicz scored and 1 assist. Tess Leduc scored assisted by Emma Hennesey. Caitlyn Geary and Leanne Wyndom played awesome in goal making several saves. Panthers had about 16 shots on net, one great shot  hit the cross bar made by Sam Martins. Next Game is Thursday against Quabbin at Whitcombs back field. Come Support us!
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Monday, October 19, 2015
Day C
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you know what the LAST “R” in R.O.A.R. stands for?  We’ll give you a hint..(WaitWaitWait) Again, this word starts with R, is our longest core value, and it’s something responsible?  By taking ownership of our choices, our words and our actions.  When do we take responsibility?  All day long!  The key to your success is being responsible for yourself.  Remember,  Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.!! 
  • Attention Yearbook Committee!Mrs. Pierce and Ms. Roach will be having TWO yearbook meetings coming up.  We know that you are all engaging in all the opportunities that Whitcomb School has to offer so please make sure you attend ONE of the scheduled meetings.Wednesday October  21st  or Thursday October 29th Please check the yearbook board for any announcements and make sure you are taking pictures!!!​
Friday, October 16, 2015
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Raise your hand up if you are working towards earning “A”’s on your report card.  If your hand is in the air, it is because you believe in the importance of engaging in Academics.  Whitcomb Panthers are focused on learning and being the best students they can be. Keep your focus on academics.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.. Volunteer to update your homeroom ticket total.​
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
    Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  The “A” in R.O.A.R. is for Academics.  Are you keeping your focus onAcademics is defined as “the scholarly activities of a school or university, as classroom studies or you are focused on activities at school such as what you are learning in school or for homework?
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R..
    Tomorrow you will update your ticket totals. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Panthers played Groton-Dunstable on Wednesday, October 14th.  The team did a nice job working together for a 4-0 win.  There were 2 goals in the first half.  The first goal was scored by Julia Mahaney off an assist from Abby Larson.  Abby Larson scored the second unassisted.  In the second half, JUlia Mahaney scored again, this time unassisted.  The last goal of the game was scored by Becky France off an assist from Mahaney.  Playing well on offense were Abby Federico, Abbey Nezuch, Hayley Taylor and Rayla Moreira.  Anna Risotti had a great day on the defensive end.  Goal keeper Audrey Nader had the shut out for the Panthers.
  • Congratulations to the following Physical Education “Students of the Month” for the month of September:   Grade 8:  Kevin Silva, Colin Dwinells, Anderson Dichmann, Hillary Lincoln and Mike Donnellon Grade 7:  Paul Alcantar, Nathan Sikora, Eli Plummer and Matt Skillings Grade 6:  Allison Keenan, Aubrey Tunnera, Steven Sable and Sarah Cronin Grade 5:  Bethany Gibson, Sarah Marmor, Justin Lopez and Marissa Coye
The qualifications for this award include being responsible and respectful in the gym, excellent participation and effort, and good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer lost to Dudley Middle School  2 to 1 in a close game.  Their next game will be next today against Charlton Middle School in Charlton.​Whitcomb Girls Soccer played an intense match against Dudley Middle School yesterday resulting in a 4-4 tie! Leanne Wyndom and Caitlyn Geary both played goal keeper, having a workout in their position.  Sophie Cappadona scored three goals, one assisted by Kathleen Binkerwicz and two assisted by Lucy Cappadona; one of Sophies goals was a header off Lucys' corner kick. Lucy also scored assisted by Abby Dawiczyk!  Hard work and effort put in by everyone! Next Game is Today, which is away against Charlton! Go Whitcomb Panthers Soccer!
Wednesday, October 14, 2014
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R.  Do you know what the “A” in R.O.A.R. stands for?  We’ll give you a hint. in.  (Wait…Wait…Wait…)  Again, this word starts with A, it is nine letters, and when you are in school this is something you engage in. Academics! Whitcomb students are dedicated to academics!With MCAS testing fast approaching, we remind all students to engage in Academics.  Make the most of your day by focusing on your academics.  The key to success is engaging in academics.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers R.O.A.R..
  • It was an impressive win for the Whitcomb Field Hickey Team on Friday, October 9th against Quabbin.  The final score was 1-0.  Marlborough scored 5 minutes into the first half of the game.  Jackie McKinnon got the goal off an assist from Julia Mahaney.  It was a total team effort for the rest of the game.  Defensive team of Emily Gogan, Anna Risotti, Serena Howes, Zoe Collins and Sarah Orenlich, led by Cynthia Pascarelli, did a great job keeping the Quabbin team from scoring all game.  Abby Larson dominated at mid-field with help from Abby Federico, Abbey Nezuch, Becky Franca, Sarah Lee Dos Santos and Rayla Moreira.  The offensive line of Mahaney, McKinnon, Amelia Carlman, Hayley Taylor, Angelina Guadagnino, Nicole Barbosa and Valentina Calvache persisted in wearing down the Quabbin defense.  Goal Keep Audrey Nader got the shut-out for the Panthers and had a total of 6 saves on the game.​
  • The first yearbook meeting will be today after school and Mrs. Pierce's room(347)!Miss. Roach and Mrs. Pierce are looking forward to meeting with you today!#ROAR #Opportunities 
  • The Boys Cross Country team competed in the Wachusett Invitational this past weekend and finished 2nd overall out of 10 competing teams. The boys were lead by Cam Burke who finished 8th overall in a field of over 120 runners. Rounding out the top 5 finishers for Whitcomb were Ben Hamann, Brian O'Leary, Matt Skillings and Tre Deragga. William Roselli and Alex Cruz also had a great race finishing 28th and 36th overall. The boys travel to Hale Middle School next week for their final away meet of the season!
Friday, October 9, 2015
Day F
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you ever think about how you can ROAR when you are NOT at Whitcomb?  This weekend, try to explore some opportunities to help out in our community.  You could volunteer, donate clothes or food, or help a neighbor.  Keep your eyes open for opportunities in your neighborhood to help someone in need.​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Whitcomb Girls Panthers beat Central Tree Middle School Yesterday at MHS's Vital field 7-1. Caitlyn Geary and Leanne Wyndom were the Goal Keepers playing an amazing game. Sophie Cappadona scored 4 goals with assists from Madelyn Seder, Tess Leduc, Mia Chrisafideis, and Lucy Cappadona. Lucy Cappadona's goal was assisted by Kathleen Binkerwicz. Then Kathleen Binkerwicz scored a goal with Tess Leducs second assist.  And Mia Chrisafideis scored the 7th goal assisted by Sophie. Tremendous hustle from every girl all game!! Next Game is Wednesday  Oct. 14th against Dudley at the Whitcomb back field. ​
  • Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer defeated  Central Tree Middle School 5 to 0.  Jonathan Berganza scored 2 goals and Eddy Carias, Jack Johnson and Nestor Enriquez each scored one goal for the Panthers.  Their next game will be next  Wednesday against Dudley Middle School.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Day E
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Students, do you ever wonder how you can help in the classroom? Today, try to explore opportunities to be helpful to your teachers and fellow classmates.  For example, you can clean up the area around you, help clean desks, pass out and recycle papers and volunteer in general in each of your classes.  Teachers, be on the lookout for students who show leadership by exploring opportunities to help in our school community. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Here is an opportunity for you!Yearbook starts Wednesday of next week in room 347.The meeting will be after school on October 14th from 2:30-3:45.Sign up with Mrs. Pierce or Ms. Roach!  #opportunity Hope to see you there!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Have you been thinking about opportunities you can explore?  What are some opportunities you can take to be a leader in the cafe during lunch?  Perhaps someone accidentally leaves trash on a table.  You can take the opportunity to help by picking up the area around you, not just your immediate area, even it’s not yours. Today we will be reviewing cafe expectations during the long block.  Teachers, look for students who are demonstrating ROAR core values in the cafeteria today.​Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Marlborough Field Hockey Team got their 4th win of the season against Trottier Middle School on Wednesday, October 7th.  The final score was 2-0.  It was a long first half, with Marlborough dominating, but unable to put the ball in the net.  It was a 0-0 tie at half time.  Marlborough came out determined in the second half.  Abby Larson scored 5 minutes into the second half from an assist from Julia Mahaney.  Larson scored again, this time unassisted, for Marlborough's second goal.  Mid-fielders Amelia Carlman, Abbey Nezuch, Abby Federico, Becky Franca and Rayla Moreira worked hard all game to keep the ball away from our defensive line.  Playing well for the offensive line were Liz Anderson and Haylie Taylor.  Audrey Nader as goal keep and the defensive team of Emily Gogan, Anna Risotti, Serena Howes, Zoe Collins, Sarah Orentlich, and Cynthia Pascarelli got the shut out.​
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Day C
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week?  That’s right, it’s Opportunity.  Besides academic opportunities, there are many other opportunities you can explore here at Whitcomb.  Have you considered joining an after school club or participating in sports or intramurals?  These are both excellent opportunities for you to get some exercise and have fun with your peers.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • There is a mandatory, whole cast rehearsal for Once Upon a Mattress after school today. Please see Mrs. Thomas or Ms Morley if you cannot attend.
  • The Whitcomb Field Hockey Team got their 3rd win of the season in the game against Melican played at home on Monday, October 5th.  In all, 10 goals were scored, 5 by Jacqueline McKinnon, 3 by Abby Larson and 2 by Julia Mahaney.  Amelia Carlman led the team in assists, with a total of 3.  Liz Anderson had 2 assists and Haylie Taylor and Abby Larson each had an assist in the game.  Also playing well for the Panthers were Abby Federico, Becky Franca, Valentina Calvache, Rayla Moreira, Zoe Collina and Angelina Guadagnino.  Getting the shut-out in goal was Audrey Nader.
  • Please say congratulations to Allison Lucas when you see her. She won her first middle school race of her career. Allison ran the 1.6 mile course in 11:35. Coming in behind her were Madeline Stoddard, Katherine Corbin, Amber Morris, Anna Pelliccio, Stella Gomes, and Laura Nelson. The girls competed against Sawyer Middle School. 
  • The boys cross country team traveled to Bolton yesterday to face Sawyer Middle School. Cameron Burke lead the way for Whitcomb finishing first for the team and placing 5th overall with a time of 9 minutes 50 seconds on the 1.6 mile course. Other nice performances on the day were finishing kicks from Govind Molina, Cody White and Jason Patanao. The boys next meet is this Saturday when they will compete in the Wachusett Invitational. 
Monday, October 5, 2015
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! This week we will be focusing on the O in ROAR- Do you know what the O in ROAR stands for? Opportunity!  How can you take advantage of opportunities that are available to you? One way is to take opportunities to improve your academic standing.  Can you make up an assignment?  Can you re-take a quiz?  Did you pass in all of your work?  Have you talked to your teachers if you missed something? Teachers, this week, recognize students who take advantage of academic opportunities at Whitcomb.  
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • 7th and 8th grade dance club will be meeting today after dismissal in the auxiliary gym.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Today is ticket count day! Teachers, please count your tickets and update your HR count on our “We ROAR” board. And welcome to our first ROAR celebration day! Wear your black and orange with pride, because Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Whitcomb football team fell to 0-3 after a 38-6 loss last night in Wachusett.  After falling behind 38-0, Matheus Paim led the defense to a 2nd half shutout that featured 2 interceptions- one by Shawn Barlow and then one by Anderson Dichmann.  Quarterback Stevie DiGreggorio completed 8 passes including a 70 yard touchdown to Kevin Silva, who had over 100 yards receiving on the night.  Miguel Rodrigues, Ed Smith, and CJ Cormier had good games for the Panthers.  The team plays at Northbridge next Thursday. 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you told your parents about ROAR?  Do they know what the first R stands for?  You know it, it’s Respect! Focus on being respectful when talking to teachers and peers today.  And don’t forget, tomorrow is our first ROAR Celebration day- wear your black and orange to show your Panther Pride! Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!​
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Day F
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! What’s our core value of the week?  Respect! Today, let’s talk about the hallways. We can show we are respectful in the hallways by walking to the right, staying only 2 wide and using a conversational voice.  Keep collecting those tickets to show how much you ROAR. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The girls had another close lost yesterday against Luther Burbank of Lancaster. Luther Burbank defeated Whitcomb by 2 points. Allison Lucas placed 2nd with a time of 9:26.9. She is only 5 seconds of the school record.  Makenna Noble was 4th, Madeline Stoddard was 6th, Katherine Corbin was 7th, and Joelle Noble was 10th. Rounding out the top seven were Amber Morris and Stella Gomes. Right on Stella's tail was Laura Nelson. Finishing strong were Laura Nelson, Giovanna da Cruz, and Donna Bohorquez.
  • Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer defeated Quabbin Middle School 1 to 0.  Matheus Fagundes scored the lone goal for the Panthers.  Their next game will be next Tuesday home against Mountain View.
  • The boys Cross Country team hosted Luther Burbank middle school yesterday in the boys first home meet of the season. Cam Burke led Whitcomb finishing 2nd overall followed closely by Matt Skillings who placed 4th. Marlboro won the meet thanks to their pack running and taking places 4 through 13. Ben Hamann, Brian O'leary, Kyle Caroll and Will Roselli also ran well for Whitcomb running the 1.3 mile course all under the 9 minute mark. The boys next meet is away against Sawyer Middle School on Monday.
  • There will be no field hockey practice this afternoon.  The game scheduled for today has been postponed.
  • Girls soccer WILL be Practicing in the back Gyms until 4pm
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Day E
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Do you remember which core value we are focusing on this week?  It’s being Respectful.  How do you show you are respectful in the Cafeterias? You can use a conversational voice, wait patiently in line, and keep your hands and feet to yourself.  Focus on showing respect in the cafeterias today.  Also, our first ROAR Celebration day is this Friday.  What is ROAR Celebration day?  It’s a day to show your Panther Pride by wearing black and orange. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • The Field Hockey Team traveled to Rutland to play Central Tree Middle School on Monday, September 28th for their second game of the season.  The final score was Marlborough 4 and Central Tree 2.  The Panthers were the first to score with Abby Larson scoring off an assist from Julia Mahaney.  The roles were reversed for the second goal with Julia Mahaney getting the goal and Abby Larson getting the assist.  Central Tree came back to score twice in the second, but Marlborough was right behind them with Zoe Collins and Becky Franca getting goals in the second half.  The defensive team of Anna Risotti, Emily Gogan, Cynthia Pascarelli, Serena Howes, Abbey Nezuch and Sarah Orentlich was solid for the defense.  Goal Keep for Marlborough was Audrey Nader.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! This week we will be focusing on the first R in ROAR- Respectful.  How can you show you are respectful during AM HR? Share the locker/hallway space in the morning and patiently wait for others to move to the side, go directly to HR and have quiet conversations while waiting for announcements, and be SSL during all announcements.  Teachers, does your HR show that they are respectful during AM HR?  Recognize students who do!  And students, don’t forget, we count tickets on Friday- don’t lose them!​ Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!!!!!
Friday, September 25, 2016
Day
C
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! How did you ROAR this week?  Turn your tickets into your HR teacher before you leave for the weekend so they don’t get lost- we will count again next week!
  • Hello Staff! Today is the day- Pawgressive Pawtluck for all of the teachers and staff in the building.  Take a break today and share a snack with your friends… and get to know someone new!  Visit rooms 120, 220, 320, the lunch room and the mailbox room for a treat.  And have a happy Friday
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! The last R in ROAR stands for Responsible.  How do you show you are responsible?  Show you ROAR today by being Responsible for our school building and cleaning up before you leave each class today, especially in the café after lunch!  Your teachers will appreciate it, and our custodians will too!!
  • Staff, who have you not had a chance to connect with since the summer?  Will you spend period 5 in 320 for a healthy snack? Or perhaps period 1 in 120 for a baked good first thing?  Make a date to meet up with old friends and new at our Pawtluck tomorrow!Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer defeated Chocksett Middle School 2 to 0.  Eddy Carias and Bryan Macias each scored 1 goal for the Panthers.   Kevin Ortiz had a strong game in goal.  Kevin Vieira played well coming off the bench. Their next game will be next Tuesday away against Quabbin
  • Whitcomb Girls Soccer beat Chocksett Middle school yesterday 6 to 2.  Whitcomb Panthers took 20 shots on net and had 7 saves between goal keepers, Leanne Wyndom and Caitlyn Geary. Sophie Cappadona scored a whopping 4 goals! Two of her goals were assisted by Lucy Cappadona, another goal from a rebound off a shot from Lucy and Sophie's last goal scored was off Tess Leduc's corner kick.  Mia Chrisafideis scored a goal off a rebound shot of Sophie's.  Tess Leduc scored a goal from her own corner kick! Madelyn Seder, Emma Hennessy and Aubrey Turnnera also had an awesome game giving 110% all game. The whole team did an incredible job passing the ball to open teammates all game. Coach Karb says to keep up the intensity  Girls! Next game is Tuesday 9/29!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Day A
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! The A in ROAR stands for Academics.  How do you engage in Academics?  You can pay attention during lessons, participate in class discussions and remember to bring all needed materials to class and home.  Teachers will be looking for students showing that they are engaged in their academics today.
  • Good morning Staff!  It’s almost here- time to socialize with your friends and see those people from other areas of the building!  Are you bringing a healthy snack for room 320?  How about a salty snack for room 220?  Can’t wait to see you there!
    Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • This is an announcement for any students interested in joining student council this year. There will be a general interest meeting for all grades next Tuesday, September 29th. in Mr. Chaves’ room 336.
  • In their season opener, the Whitcomb Middle School Field Hockey Team beat Chocksett Middle School with a final score of 4-0.  The Whitcomb Panthers worked well together to score 2 goals in the first and 2 goals in the second. The defense only allowed Chockett to have 2 shots on net for the entire game. The first and second goal were scored by Jackie McKinnon with assists from Abby Federico and Abby Larson. The third goal was scored by Julia Mahaney off another assist by Abby Federico.  Jackie McKinnon came back to score the forth and last goal of the game with a second assist from Abby Larson.  All team members contributed to the win in a big way.  Goal Keeper Audrey Nader had the shut out with 2 saves in the game.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Hey students, how are you ROARing this week?  The O in ROAR stands for Opportunities.  Take the opportunity today to make a new connection.  You can meet someone new or compliment someone in each class. Teachers will be looking for students showing that they are taking opportunities to make connections today.Hey Staff, have you decided what you are going to bring to share with your colleagues on Friday for our Pawtluck?  How about a baked good for room 120?  Or a beverage for the lunch room??  Can’t wait to say hi over a snack on Friday!
  • Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!Yesterday afternoon the boys middle school soccer tied Charlton Middle School 2 to 2.  Nestor Enriquez scored 1 goal and Paulo Tokam scored the game tying score for the panthers.   Their next game will be away tomorrow against Chocksett Middle School at 4pm.Also Boys Middle School Team Pictures will be today at 3:45 in the front field of the Whitcomb School...
  • Girls Whitcomb Soccer Played Charlton  Middle School at Vital Field @ MHS yesterday and won 3-1.  Goal keepers were Caitlyn Geary Playing First Half and Leanne Wydom playing second half with a total of 10 saves all game.  Whitcomb took 20 shots on net. Lucy Cappadona was fouled and the ref called a Direct kick outside goalies box which resulted in Lucy scoring a goal. Sophie Cappadona scored the second goal from a one two pass, assisted by Mia Chrisafidies. Mia Chrisafidies was fouled inside the goalies box resulting in a penalty kick, Mia took and scored the third goal.  Great support and plays from Lucy Cappadona, Alicia Bibi and Abby Dawiczyk all game! Keep up all the good work ladies!
  • If anyone signed up for art club make sure to check the list outside of the cafeteria for your name. Art club will be split into two sessions. Make sure to check which session you have been signed up for. Anybody on the first session list should attend our first meeting this Thursday, September 24. Remember if you are in 5th grade you will be meeting in room 336 with Mr. Chaves. If you are in 6th grade you will be meeting in room 337 with Ms. Goad.
 
Monday, September 21, 2015
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Hey students, are you ready to ROAR this week?  The first R in ROAR stands for Respectful.  You can be respectful today by walking 2 wide in the hallway, waiting patiently for your table to be called at lunch, and by listening to peers and adults.  Teachers will be looking for students showing that they are respectful today
  • .Instrument lessons begin this week before and after school!​ If you have lessons with Mr. Dufresne, Mr. MacDonald, or Mrs. Marshall, please report for lesson on the day and time that you signed up. Come see the music teachers if you have any questions.
  • Friday afternoon the boys middle school soccer team defeated Dudley Middle School 4 to 0.  Nestor Enriquez all 4 goals for the Panthers, with the last goal assisted by a beautiful pass from Matt Chaves.   Their next game will be home tomorrow against Charlton Middle School at 4pm.
  • The boys Cross Country team opened up their season at the Ghiloni Cup Invitational on Friday against rivals AMSA and the Immaculate Conception school. Whitcomb had 9 finishers in the top 15 that received medals. Whitcomb was led by Cameron Burke, Tyler Dossas and Kyle Carroll. Matt Skillings and Tre Debragga rounded out the top 5 for Whitcomb. Other good performances on the day were from newcomers William Roselli and Govind Molina in their first year running Cross Country. The boy’s next meet is today, away against Trottier Middle School.
  • The Girls Cross Country competed in their first meet of the year. The girls competed in the Ghiloni Cup against AMSA and IC. Allison Lucas was 4th overall with a time of 13:18. Also placing in the top 15 were Makenna Noble, Joelle Noble, Madeline Stoddard, and Katherine Corbin. These girls received medals for placing in the top 15. Congrats on a great start to the season!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Day D
  • The Whitcomb football team lost their home opener 14-12 against Uxbridge.  After falling behind 8-0 after the first, Harrison Ryan connected with Mattheus DeSouza for a 55 yard touchdown pass.  On the next possession, Miguel Rodriguez paced the offense with a number of nice runs capped off with a 35 yard touchdown.  After taking a 12-8 lead into half, Uxbridge scored after one of the four Panther turnovers to give them a 14-12 lead.  The defense, led by Rodriguez, Dakota Schofield, Angel Strange, and Jake Naples allowed only 1 play over 20 yards and had a number of big stops.  The team play at home next Thursday against rival Fitchburg
  • Don’t forget to sign up for Art Club this week! Permission slips are posted on the bulletin board between the Blue and yellow cafeterias. All 5th graders interested in art club should return their permission slips to Mr. Chaves by this Thursday. Anyone in grades 6-8 should return permission slips to Ms. Goad. First art club meeting will take place on September 24, 2015. 
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Did you ROAR in the cafe yesterday? Remember, you can show
    you are respectful in the cafe by using a conversational voice,  saying please and thank you, and waiting safely and patiently in line.   Teachers will continue to recognize these and other ROAR qualities with tickets. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Day C
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR! Have you been ROARing in the Hallways?  We will take time out of our long block today to review our hallway expectations.  Students, do you remember what the expectations are?  You might earn a ticket if you can answer that question during the long block today.  Keep track of your tickets, we count them on Friday. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Girls Whitcomb soccer played  Central Tree middle school in Rutland yesterday afternoon and won 3-1.  Sophie Cappadona scored all three goals for a hat trick! First assist was from Mia Chrisafideis and second and third assists were from Lucy Cappadona.  Caitlyn Geary played goal keeper first half making 5 great saves. Leanne Wydom played goal keeper 2nd half saving 8 shots. Nice job ladies from Coach Karb. Next game is Friday away. First home game is Tuesday sept. 22nd. Come support your Whitcomb soccer teams!​ 
  • Yesterday the boys middle school soccer team defeated Central Tree Middle School 3 to 0.  Brian Arias, Bryan Macias and Matheus Fagundes all scored for the Panthers.  The panthers controlled most of the play and had many opportunities to score.  Their next game will be Friday away at Dudley.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Day B
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Have you been recognized for showing how you ROAR as a Panther?  How are you showing that you are responsible? Teachers, look for and give tickets to students who are showing they ROAR by being responsible today.  Our first ticket count day is this Friday.  Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
  • Whitcomb musical is still looking for lords and ladies to be in the chorus of our show. See mrs. Thomas or Ms. Morley if you're interested. Or just stop by the auditorium this afternoon! Hope to see you there!
  • If you are a 7th or 8th grader and love to dance, The MMS Dance Club is starting up.  First meeting will be on Monday September 21 in the blue cafeteria.  Check out the board by the yellow cafeteria for more information. 
Monday, September 14, 2015
Day A
  • Once upon a time, in a land far away, lived prince who wanted to get married. His evil mother put any princess who came his way to an impossible task. Until one day, Princess Winifred from the swamp came to the kingdom...Want to know what happens next? Join the cast of Once Upon a Mattress. Auditions are today after school in the auditorium for any 7th and 8th grader who is interested. Please see Mrs. Thomas or Ms. Morley for more information.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Have you been recognized for showing how you ROAR as a Panther?  How are you showing that you are respectful? Teachers, look for and give tickets to students who are showing they ROAR by being respectful today.Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!

Friday, September 11, 2015
Day G
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  How are you ROARing in the cafe?  Are you showing you are responsible by cleaning up after yourself and asking permission to leave the cafe?  Keep up the great work, Panthers. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Day F
  • There will be no Field Hockey practice today.
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Did you ROAR in the cafe yesterday? Remember, you can show
    you are respectful in the cafe by using a conversational voice,  saying please and thank you, and waiting safely and patiently in line.   Teachers will continue to recognize these and other ROAR qualities with tickets. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Day E
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  Did you ROAR in the cafe yesterday? Remember, you can show
    you are respectful in the cafe by using a conversational voice,  saying please and thank you, and waiting safely and patiently in line.   Teachers will continue to recognize these and other ROAR qualities with tickets. Remember, Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Day D
  • Whitcomb Panthers ROAR!  This morning we will have an extended AM HR.  Ask yourself:what does ROAR mean to you? We will also be starting our ticket recognition today- Teachers will be on the lookout for students who show they ROAR around the building. Students,  let's show Whitcomb how we ROAR!
  • If you like to sing, dance, and act, come find out about this year's school musical, Once Upon a Mattress. Informational meeting in Ms. Morley's room after school today! See Mrs. Thomas or Ms. Morley for more information.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Day C
  • Coach Cares is looking for any 6th, 7th, or 8th girl who would be interested in joining Cross Country. Sign-ups are still open for cross country. If interested, come, and see what it is all about. Some things we do in practice or meets are the notecards challenge, run for the 4 C's otherwise known as the Coach Cares Candy Challenge, and visit high school to run there and visit the high school team. Can't wait to see you!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Day B
  • Are you a 7th or 8th grader that likes to sing, dance, and act? Come try out for this year’s Whitcomb Musical, Once Upon a Mattress – based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea”. Informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th after school. See Mrs. Thomas or Ms. Morley for more information.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Day A
  • This is a reminder that there is a meeting for all those interested in trying out for fall sports this afternoon in the gym after school
  • Are you a 7th or 8th grader that likes to sing, dance, and act? Come try out for this year’s Whitcomb Musical, Once Upon a Mattress – based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea”. Informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th after school. See Mrs. Thomas or Ms. Morley for more information.
 




















 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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