Monday, January 7, 2013
A Cambridge-based architect firm will work with the Town to expand the Devotion School.
The Cambridge-based architectural firm, HMFH Architects announced last week that it had completed a conceptual design study for the renovation and expansion of the Edward Devotion School in Coolidge Corner. Devotion School houses pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The school has been a fixture in Brookline education. The building is comprised of the original 1913 school building plus two additions from 1954 and 1974. The Town of Brookline commission HMFH Architects to evaluate the existing school building and assess possible options for upgrades in order to ease overcrowding, improve accessibility and modernize the building. This project will accommodate Patch will have more on this as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Here are five things you need to know about today.
1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a rainy day with a high of 57 degrees. The evening will clear up and the temperature will drop to 26. 2. FREE Session at JBabies, Musical Mommy and Me with a Jewish Twist: Come by Chabad Chai Center at 9:15 a.m. for music and movement for the young ones. Parents get to socialize while their kids learn Jewish songs and themes. This event is geared towards the infant to age 3 crowd. 3. The Anti-Defamation League Commemorates 100th Year by Honoring Jonathan Lavine with Highest Award: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will honor extraordinary business leader and philanthropist Jonathan Lavine with its 2012 Distinguished Community Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by ADL in New …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Interim principal Steven Silvestri will go to Sudbury, and take over for Jeffrey Dees, who accepted a principal's position in Wellesley earlier this year.
Just over a year ago, Devotion School got a new interim principal, and he is now moving on to Sudbury. Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anne Wilson announced last week that an interim principal has been hired for Loring Elementary School. In an email forwarded to Sudbury Patch, Wilson said an interim committee comprised of Stephen Wiltshire, Dawn McNair, Susan Lauver, Barbara Cook, and Michelle Titus unanimously chose Steven Silvestri to take over for the departing Jeff Dees. Silvestri has accepted the offer. "I am confident that Mr. Silvestri will preserve all the wonderful traditions, instructional work, and caring that is already in place at Loring and help us to continue moving forward with initiatives in progress," Wilson …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Steven Silvestri selected as the interim principal of Devotion.
Allowing little time to transpire, Superintendent Bill Lupini has found a replacement for the outgoing Devotion School Principal Gerardo Martinez. In prepared remarks presented to the Brookline School Committee Thursday, Lupini announced that Steven Silvestri has been selected to serve as the interim principal. Silvestri is currently the interim principal at Bishop School in Arlington. “We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Steven Silvestri and we look forward to a successful and productive year for the entire Devotion School community,” said Lupini. Silvestri, a recipient of the Massachusetts Elementary Principal of the Year award in 1997, has had a storied educational career having served as principal in …
Friday, April 29, 2011
The committee votes 5-0 with two members abstaining in favor of a controversial pledge policy.
The Brookline School Committee passed a revised version of the Flag Protocol and Pledge of Allegiance policy Thursday night as the subject continued to stoke strong sentiments from the public. The vote was 5-0 with Judy Meyers and Helen Charlupski abstaining. Barbara Scotto and Susan Ditkoff were unable to attend the meeting. “There has been such strong pro and against recitation of the pledge. There are many, many—not only parents and children who want to recite the pledge—there are many members of our staff that want to recite the pledge,” said Meyers. “What this policy is trying to do is give people an opportunity to do that.” The controversy first arose during the winter when Devotion School families were sent a form that some saw as a…