PTOs: A Big-Hearted ‘Welcome Back’ for Teachers, Staff, and Students

A South Shore Yard Cards welcome sign in front of Foster Elementary School. September 29, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The six school PTOs started brainstorming early this summer about ways to express their wholehearted thanks and support, when school reopened this fall, for the hard work of Hingham Public Schools teachers, administrators, and staff …

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Hingham’s Derby Academy Announces Colleen M. Ramsden as New Head of School

Photo courtesy of Connor Gleason, Director of Marketing and Communications at Derby Academy. Saturday, September 26, 2020 courtesy of Derby Academy Derby Academy and its Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen M. Ramsden as Derby Academy’s 35th Head of School, beginning July 1, 2021. Ms. Ramsden brings to Derby Academy …

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Two School Community Members Test Positive for COVID-19; Monday’s School Reopening Plan Still in Place

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash September 26, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer In a letter to the Hingham Public Schools community last night, Supt. of Schools Paul Austin said school officials were notified yesterday “that two people in our school community have tested positive for COVID-19. Our first responsibility is to keep our …

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School News: Hybrid Model Expected to Start Monday; Foster School Funding Update

Photo by Joshua Ross Photography September 22, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Following eight days of remote learning for most students, the Hingham Public Schools reopening plan will move to Phase II — the hybrid model, which is a combination of remote and in-person learning — next Monday, Sept. 28, barring unforeseen circumstances, Supt. of …

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School News: Hybrid Model Expected to Start Monday; Foster School Funding Update

Photo by Joshua Ross Photography September 22, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Following eight days of remote learning for most students, the Hingham Public Schools reopening plan will move to Phase II — the hybrid model, which is a combination of remote and in-person learning — next Monday, Sept. 28, barring unforeseen circumstances, Supt. of …

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Hingham Education Association and school officials continue negotiations; enrollment numbers down

September 10, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer With some 350 participants — including many concerned parents — on the School Committee’s nearly three-hour remote meeting call last night, the conversation revolved around the latest Hingham Public Schools Sept. 16 reopening plan for some 4,000 students, a significant decrease in enrollments, the length of the school …

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Hingham Public All School PTO Launches “The Apple Project”

Ryder, Avery and Emily Cormier support the Apple Project (photo by Joshua Ross) August 31, 2020 submitted by Hingham Public Schools All Town PTO (photo by Joshua Ross) As we prepare to begin an unprecedented school year, the Hingham All Town PTO invites you to rally behind the Hingham Public Schools (HPS) educators, administrators, staff, …

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HEA/school official negotiations continue next week

Photo by Feliph Schiarolli/Unsplash August 22, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The Hingham Education Association is currently in negotiations with school officials for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, with a focus on both the physical and social/emotional well-being of students, teachers, and other school staff. Negotiations will continue next Tuesday, Aug. 25, when HEA representatives …

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School news in brief: School reopening plan submitted; community resources offered

Photo credit: Kimberly Farmer/Unsplash August 12, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Supt. of Schools Paul Austin submitted the final Hingham Public Schools reopening plan to the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education last Friday. At this week’s School Committee meeting, Austin emphasized that the phased-in remote/hybrid learning plan recommended to, and approved by, the School …

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