Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tara Davoren's third-grade class at Woodland Elementary School made beaded bracelets and sold them to benefit the Lavellette Elementary School in New Jersey, heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Editor's Note: the following was provided by Woodland Elementary School. In the spirit of the holiday giving season, Tara Davoren's third grade class at Woodland Elementary School recently spent time making beaded bracelets to sell for $1 as a fundraiser to benefit the Lavellette Elementary School in Lavellette, NJ, a school heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Ms. Davoren's class raised $250 dollars, which they used to purchase a Target gift card to send to Lavellette Elementary to purchase much-needed supplies for their temporary location.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Joslin, Lesser & Associates of Watertown will serve as the project manager for the Woodland School project. Previously, the company managed high school projects in Grafton and Uxbridge.
The Woodland School Building Committee on Wednesday appointed Joslin, Lesser & Associates of Watertown as project manager, a role required by state authorities for professional oversight of school building projects. The company previously was project manager for several schools in the area, including the new Uxbridge High School, Grafton High School and the Freeman-Kennedy elementary school in Norfolk, where a subcommittee from Milford conducted a site visit. The company has 28 years of experience in construction, mostly in public K-12 and college buildings. A contract for the company's services in Milford will be negotiated over the next several weeks. Once its work begins, the company's first step will be hiring an architect to develop …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Third and fourth grade students wore literary costumes in Woodland Elementary School’s first parade to celebrate reading and writing.
Students at Woodland Elementary School celebrated literacy by dressing as their favorite character from the “Read Aloud Book” that they read in their individual classrooms, and by parading throughout the school and nearby field. They carried the posters that they created for the project. Principal Craig Consigli dressed as Davey Crockett and directed the students. One fourth-grade class, taught by Jared Anzelone, described the characters in their book, Honus and Me. This program is sponsored by the Woodland Literacy Council.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A team of fourth grade students at Woodland Elementary achieved highest honors in the national WordMasters competition.
Editor's Note: the following press release from the Milford Public Schools describes the achievement of fourth graders in the national WordMasters competition. During the final WordMasters competition of this year, a team of 4th grade students representing Milford’s Woodland School was recently informed that they had achieved highest honors in the challenge, placing first in the nation in the year’s final meet held in April. Competing in the Blue Division of the Challenge, and coached by Dolores Hirx, the students placed second in the nation in the year-ending cumulative standings. This ranking was out of the 698 school teams nation-wide competing in this grade level division. Four students won highest honors for individual achievement in…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Kathy Kay, principal at Brookside Elementary School, sent a note home with students Thursday, announcing she will leave at the end of the year. Linda Ashley, principal of Woodland Elementary School, is taking a job in Franklin.
Milford will lose two of its elementary school principals at the end of the school year. Principal Kathy Kay, of Brookside Elementary, announced Thursday she is taking a position in Medford, in a letter sent home with students. Linda Ashley, principal at Woodland Elementary, is leaving at the end of the school year, as well. She is taking a position at a K-5 in Franklin. In her letter, Kay explained that she has accepted a position as principal of a K-5 school, the Columbus School, in Medford, which "not only brings me closer to my home, but allows me to fulfill a professional goal of serving a K-5 population." The principal at Brookside for the past eight years, Kay said she was leaving the district with mixed emotions. [Editor's note: …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The state's school building authority has given Milford permission to advance a proposal to expand or build a new school on the Woodland Elementary School campus.
The state School Building Authority voted Wednesday to advance a proposal to either create a new school, or expand the existing building, at Woodland Elementary School. The vote, witnessed by Milford Schools Superintendent Robert Tremblay, will allow local officials about nine months to create a school building committee and investigate financing. The Woodland project was among eight approved by the Massachusetts School Building Authority, at its meeting in Boston. The scope of the project, whether a new school or an expansion, has not yet been determined. The first step in the local process will be to assemble a school building committee, then to begin a feasibility study for the project, which is eligible for state reimbursement, …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
About 700 students and staff at Woodland Elementary sported mustaches last Friday to wish the New England Patriots good luck in the playoffs.
Inspired by New England Patriot Wes Welker, students and staff at Woodland Elementary School sported their own mustaches last Friday, to wish the Patriots good luck and to raise money for the Milford Humane Society. By day's end, most of the students and staff put on their felt-covered staches and posed for a group photo. The school raised about $300 for the Humane Society, by selling the mustaches for 25 cents each for kids, and $1 each for the adults. Teachers Casey Young and Lisa Belinskas came up with the idea, and ordered the stick-on mustaches from an outfit in California. The mustaches came in many varieties and colors, including handlebar and what could best be described as "Old West bartender" style.
Friday, January 13, 2012
More than 700 students and staff at Woodland Elementary School wore mustaches Friday, to wish the Patriots good luck and raise money for a local charity.
It isn't every day a girl, or a boy, gets to show off a mustache. More than 600 students at Woodland Elementary School paid a quarter Friday, and several hundred staff paid $1, to help raise money for charity and wish the New England Patriots good luck in the playoffs. The mustache theme played off Patriot Wes Walker's growing mustache. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Milford Humane Society, said Casey Young and LIsa Belinskas, the two teachers who organized the event.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Two dunking tanks with teachers were the big attractions at the Woodland Elementary School carnival.
Now, really, who wouldn't want a chance to submerge their teacher in water? At Woodland Elementary School Friday, the kids lined up by the dozen for a chance to dunk two teachers who were good sports about being the featured attractions in the dunking tanks. Third-grade teacher Alex Ohannesian and fourth-grade teacher Jared Anzelone volunteered for the tanks, and were soaked by the first 30 minutes of the carnival. The carnival Friday afternoon, organized by the PTA, also included toss games, face-painting and food.