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A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #5

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #5

date 3/9/2020
As you know, news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly changing and emerging, which is worrisome to our all communities including our own. The Belmont School Department recently emailed you to inform you of plans to disinfect and sanitize high-touch surfaces in all of our schools with hospital-grade equipment.  This is done in an abundance of caution as an extension of our deep cleaning efforts and flu season disinfection plan to help reduce the spread of a number of problematic pathogens in hard to reach places.

FBE Online Auction is Open for Bidding

FBE Online Auction is Open for Bidding

date 3/9/2020
The Foundation For Belmont Education. Online Auction is open for Bidding. We’re not Bluffing! Hundreds of fantastic items are up for Bid. Auction ends on Sunday, March 22nd At 10 Pm.

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #4

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #4

date 3/6/2020
I am writing to provide you with information regarding the self-quarantine status of a member of the high school staff who had travelled to Italy over February break. As you may know, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidance on March 4, asking people to self-quarantine if they have travelled to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea (people who have travelled to Japan are also asked to limit contact with others and self-monitor symptoms). Previously, the CDC had only asked that people who had travelled to China self-quarantine

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #3

A Message from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19; Update #3

date 3/4/2020
We understand that many staff, students and families have questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it may impact the BPS Community. Massachusetts-specific information about Coronavirus can be found on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website.

District Report Card 2019

District Report Card 2019

date 3/2/2020
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. We are pleased to present our district and school report cards. A link to our district’s report card is available at Massachusetts DOE District Report Card.

Belmont Summer Enrichment 2020

Belmont Summer Enrichment 2020

date 3/2/2020
Classes available for students entering grades Pre-K through 6. Classes include… Engineering, Coding, Growing Gardeners, Graphic Design, Model UN. Visit the BSE page available on the Belmont Public Schools website, under “Summer Programs” to see all of our available courses.

Health Advisory for Coronavirus (COVID-19); Update #2

Health Advisory for Coronavirus (COVID-19); Update #2

date 2/28/2020
The Belmont Health Department is sharing updated information with the Belmont Public Schools to help keep it informed about the emerging global health concern, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a new strain of Coronavirus that may cause respiratory illness in some people. 

Parent Lecture Series 2020 - Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education

Parent Lecture Series 2020 - Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education

date 2/10/2020
Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative & Belmont Public Schools Present 2020 Parent Lecture Series. THROUGH THE LENS: Envisioning Equitable Education Through Action and Community. Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education on February 12, 2020 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM at Chenery Middle School Auditorium with Guest Speaker Stella Panzarella, LLM In Collaboration with Belmont Against Racism iCal

Fifth Annual Becca Pizzi 5K Race

Fifth Annual Becca Pizzi 5K Race

date 2/6/2020
Registration is live for the FIFTH ANNUAL The Becca Pizzi 5k and kids 1 mile Run on Sunday, April 26th! A HUGE thank you to Fitness Together Belmont for co-directing the race. All proceeds benefit the Becca Pizzi Scholarship Foundation for the purpose of awarding scholarships to Belmont High School students! iCal

MMEA All-State and Junior Districts Results

MMEA All-State and Junior Districts Results

date 2/5/2020
Over the past two weekends music students from Belmont High School and Chenery Middle School have auditioned for a variety of honors ensembles. Auditions for the Massachusetts Music Educators (MMEA) All-State Band, Chorus, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble took place at Shrewsbury High School on January 25. This past weekend, auditions for the MMEA Northeast Junior District Festival (Grades 7-9) took place in Wakefield.

Health Advisory for Coronavirus from the Belmont Health Department; Update #1

Health Advisory for Coronavirus from the Belmont Health Department; Update #1

date 1/31/2020
The Belmont Health Department is sharing information with the Belmont Public Schools to help keep it informed about a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus – named “2019 nCov” – that was first detected in Wuhan, China and continues to spread.

Support the FBE’s Annual Fundraiser!

Support the FBE’s Annual Fundraiser!

date 1/27/2020
The FBE’s Annual Fundraiser is our largest event and last year raised more than $150,000 for the Belmont Public Schools. These funds enabled the FBE to enrich the public schools by funding innovative programs for students and teachers. There are many ways to help make this year’s fundraiser another resounding success. iCal

Belmont High School Fencing Team had a Great First Meet

Belmont High School Fencing Team had a Great First Meet

date 1/20/2020
The Belmont High School Fencing Team held its first meet in the history of our school on Friday, January 17, 2020 at a dual meet at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The Belmont High School fencers competed against fencers from Dana Hall and St. Johns Prep and our team did very well. The first year, by rule, is a qualifying year for the team. Let’s hope the Belmont High School fencers qualify for next year’s Massachusetts High School Fencing Championship Tournament!

BHS Quiz Team Qualified for Nine Seasons Straight!

BHS Quiz Team Qualified for Nine Seasons Straight!

date 1/15/2020
Congratulations to our BHS Quiz Show team, and the entire Belmont High School community on being one of 17 teams that has earned a place to compete on High School Quiz Show Season 11!  They have qualified for nine seasons straight and hold the record for the longest streak of qualifying for the WGBH High School Quiz Show!

26th Annual Martin Luther King Community Breakfast

26th Annual Martin Luther King Community Breakfast

date 1/14/2020
Join us for celebration, conversation, reflection! Music by BASEC singers and BHS graduate Lea Grace Swinson. MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020. Guest Speaker RAGINI SHAH: Clinical Professor of Law Suffolk Law School Founder of Suffolk’s Immigration Clinic. “Uplifting the Human Personality: Martin Luther King and Immigrants’ Rights Today” iCal

Town Clerk Instructions for Residency Portion of School Registration

Town Clerk Instructions for Residency Portion of School Registration

date 12/9/2019
The State’s mandated Town-wide census will be mailed to all Belmont homes in Early January 2020. Please do not mail the census for your household back to the Town; instead you must hand-carry your signed census form with the other required residency items to the Town Clerk’s Office in order to receive a certified copy for school registration. Certified census forms will only be given to the parent or guardian.

Online Registration Opens for all Grades on January 24, 2020

Online Registration Opens for all Grades on January 24, 2020

date 12/9/2019
Online registration for grades K-12 opens on January 24, 2020 for school year 2020-2021. This registration is for all incoming kindergartners and families new to Belmont Public Schools only – please do not register an existing BPS student. Kindergarten Parent Information Night for those entering school in 2020-2021 is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School auditorium

MMEA Northeast Senior District Music Festival

MMEA Northeast Senior District Music Festival

date 11/27/2019
138 students from Belmont High School auditioned for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Northeast Senior District Music Festival. This year seventy-two Belmont High School students were accepted to perform in the MMEA Northeast Senior District band, chorus, orchestra or jazz ensemble.

Veteran’s Day 2019 Exercises at Belmont Public Schools

Veteran’s Day 2019 Exercises at Belmont Public Schools

date 11/8/2019
Veterans were honored at Chenery Middle School followed by Burbank and Butler Elementary Schools on November 8. Programs at schools opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, where the audience stood and veterans saluted, followed by poems, and patriotic songs. Student speakers at all schools helped transition through the program items.

Foundation for Belmont Education Spelling Bee 2019

Foundation for Belmont Education Spelling Bee 2019

date 11/8/2019
A record number of approximately 800 students from kindergarten to grade six competed at the 19th annual Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) Spelling Bee held on November 2 at the Chenery Middle School. The 2019 winning team are the Spelling Champs, sixth graders Simrah Azmi and Michelle Chow, who spelled “haberdashery” correctly.

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