Superintendent's Blog

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In every entry you will find news from the schools as well as entries that will be staples in each edition, such as School Committee Updates and School News.  We hope to highlight our staff, students, and this amazing community we are all part of. There is a tremendous amount of activity in every school in Belmont, and we are proud to share it through this newsletter and the BPS website.

Dr. Jill Geiser,
Superintendent of Schools

Belmont Superintendent's Blog - June 14, 2024

As we wave goodbye to another school year, I write  to celebrate the remarkable journey we have had this year. This year has presented challenges and opportunities, which we have navigated together with a spirit of collaboration. Our students have impressed us all, not only by excelling in academics, but also by shining on stages, in art studios, and on sports fields. They have shown talent in leadership, civic engagement, and community service, demonstrating a well-rounded spirit and drive  to contribute  and impact the Belmont community.  See full blog post for June 14, 2024

Belmont Superintendent's Blog - April 12, 2024

Last week, the Belmont community graciously endorsed the fiscal override, ushering in essential funds for the Town. This decision was not made lightly: The override brings much-needed revenue to sustain Belmont’s services, at the same time it imposes a financial impact on residents. In light of this, I wish to express my deepest gratitude to the community for providing the opportunity to invest in our schools in order for us to continue delivering exceptional education for our children. See full blog post for April 12, 2024

Belmont Superintendent's Blog March 8th, 2024

During my update at a recent School Committee meeting, I spoke about the work students in the Global Leadership class are doing at BHS. In this class, students study issues such as health care, fair trade, and social entrepreneurship to gain an understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. There is a wide array of classes, like this one, that provide students opportunities to learn disciplines in new and unique ways. For example, Social Justice by the Numbers is an interdisciplinary cou... See full blog post for March 8, 2024

Belmont Superintendent's Blog - February 16, 2024

Hello Belmont Community! I recently had the opportunity to attend two important events in our community. The first was the Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast on January 15, hosted by Belmont Against Racism (BAR) and Belmont Human Rights Commission in support of the METCO Program and Support Fund. I was also honored to attend the Chinese Cultural Festival hosted by the Belmont Chinese American Association on February 11. I continue to be in awe of the rich diversity of our community - it is t... See full blog post for February 16, 2024

Belmont Superintendent's Blog - December 22, 2023

As we approach the end of another year, I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation for your support and dedication to the growth and development of our students. This holiday season is an opportunity to reflect on our challenges, celebrate our successes, and to look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead.

Belmont Superintendent's Blog - 11.9.2023

This weekend brings Veterans Day, when we honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces with their dedication and courage. I had the honor this past week of commemorating this day with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the Belmont Chapter at Butler, Burbank, and BMS, including a luncheon where we came together in appreciation of our veterans. I would like to express my gratitude to the VFW for the opportunity to share in that event and to our veterans for their service ...

Belmont Superintendent's Blog - 10.13.2023

We are over a month into the school year with teaching and learning well under way. Over the past weeks, I have been visiting schools and going to curriculum nights and athletic events where I have been able to see our staff and students in action. I am continuously reminded of how much talent and dedication we have in our community!

Belmont Superintendent's Blog - 9.15.2023

We opened the school year last week with our Opening Day for staff on September 5 and for students starting September 6. Thank you to families and staff for helping to make those first days go as smoothly as possible. It was great to see students return to school buildings filling the hallways and classrooms with the sounds of learning.

Welcome to 2023-2024!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am excited for our school doors to officially open on September 6 for grades 1 - 12, September 7 and 8 for Kindergarten, and September 11 for preschool, and am looking forward to seeing students filling our hallways, ready to learn. I hope you have had a chance to view the video updates from our central office team this summer Here are the links in case you missed them:

Belmont Summer Update Video Message: Superintendent, DEI DIrector, Technology Director

We invite you to watch the latest video message for the summer from Superintendent Geiser. In this message, you will hear from Chon'tel Washington, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Matt Kuzmeskas, Director of Technology, who talk about what they have been doing to prepare for the 2023-2024 school year.

A Message from incoming Superintendent Jill Geiser

Dear Belmont Community, I am writing to introduce myself as Belmont’s next superintendent of schools. I am honored to join this vibrant community, with its strong academic tradition, as its next educational leader and excited about the opportunity to serve the students and families of Belmont. I have been in the field of education for about 30 years as a teacher as well as school and district leader. I have a deep belief in the power of education to transform lives and communities and I a...

Dr. Jill Geiser