School news in brief: new school committee chair; reopening, equity and inclusion updates

Jen Benham (photo by Joshua Ross) By Carol Britton Meyer and Joshua Ross During this week’s annual School Committee reorganization heading into the new school year, Kerry Ni was elected as chair; Carlos DaSilva, vice chair; and Libby Lewiecki, secretary. Ni and Lewiecki have been on the committee since 2018, and DaSilva since 2016.  The …

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School reopening message from Supt. Austin: ‘We’re prepared to hit the ground running’

June 25, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer With the release of the long-awaited Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance today, school administrators, teachers, and students can now start preparing for what will be a different kind of school year in 2020-2021. DESE Initial Fall Reopening Guidance vFF “Here at Hingham …

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Preliminary school reopening guidelines expected later today

Photo by Joshua Ross June 25 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Summer vacation has just begun, but school administrators, parents, and students are already thinking about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year and what the “new normal” will look like. Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials involved with the release of the Initial Fall School …

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School Supt. Austin praised for his stellar first-year performance

June 23, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer (photo courtesy of HPS) Supt. of Schools Paul Austin had his first-ever public evaluation last night by the School Committee as part of the customary annual review of the Hingham Public Schools superintendent, despite his long history as a school administrator before coming to town. ” That’s because …

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Hingham School Committee supports statewide anti-racism resolution

June 23, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The Hingham School Committee has joined other communities in the state in supporting a statewide anti-racism resolution calling in part for schools to create a “welcoming community for ALL students” and for each district to provide annual professional development on diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as to …

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HHS Class of 2021 Junior Awards

Photo by Joshua Ross Photography June 18, 2020 (List provided by Hingham High School, photo by Joshua Ross Photography) Congrats to the Hingham High School Junior Class for their achievements this year.  The Class of 2021 virtual awards ceremony was earlier this week.  Below is a full listing of student achievements.  Congrats to all! HHS …

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School news in brief

June 16, 2020 By Carol Britton Meyer The School Committee had a full agenda last night, from saying goodbye to a longtime fellow member to hearing an update about the school reopening plan, which is still in a state of flux pending guidance from the state. This is Ed Schreier’s last term on the School …

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