Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Angier and Cabot Elementary schools are the two oldest schools in the district, and Zervas is one of the most crowded, officials say.
Have you ever wanted to see the inside of some of Newton's elementary schools? Well, now is your chance. The district administration has posted a video (see above) that tours the Angier, Cabot and Zervas schools. The video aims to show the aging and cramped facilities, as funding for the reconstruction and/or renovation of these three elementary schools will be decided in a March 12 special election for the mayor's $11.4 million override package. What do you think -- are you still for/against the override? Does this video change your mind? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, January 14, 2013
While Newton aldermen and School Committee members agreed with many aspects of the latest design, there remains some concerns about traffic and safe crosswalks.
After initial layouts sparked concerns over parking and overall appearance, several Newton aldermen and School Committee members agreed last week that the latest designs for the new Angier Elementary are moving in the right direction. "It's a great design," said Ward 7 Alderman-at-Large Marc Laredo. "I'm really excited about it." Aldermen met jointly on January 10 with members of the School Committee, Design Review Committee and Angier School Building Committee to discuss and review the most recent design ideas with representatives from DiNisco Design Partnership, the Angier project designers, and Angier project managers from Joslin Lesser & Associates. As explained during an initial design presentation in November, architects are looking…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Board of Aldermen and School Committee met last night to discuss preliminary design ideas for the school -- but what are you looking for?
Although the Angier Elementary rebuilding project is in its early stages, city and school officials are starting to consider some of the design possibilities for the new school. Last night, the Newton Board of Aldermen met jointly with the School Committee to hear more about those initial possibilities from the project's design firm, DiNisco Design. Leno Filippi, a principal architect with DiNisco, presented several plans for both new construction as well as options for renovation or additions. Newton Patch will have more on this meeting and the presentation, stay tuned! Both city and school officials emphasized that last night's presentation consisted of preliminary designs and was meant to be the start of a discussion and feedback …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Designers laid out the number of classrooms, the size of the gym and other initial details about the new Angier Elementary School.
Although the new Angier Elementary is another few years away from completion, Newton school officials are starting to get a sense as to what the rebuilt school will look like. Representatives from DiNisco Design Partnership, the Angier project designers, and Joslin Lesser & Associates, the Angier project manager, presented information Monday night on the initial classroom plan for the new school. "This is the building block...the starting point for every school," said Donna DiNisco, principal for DiNisco Design. In her presentation during Monday night's School Committee meeting, DiNisco said the initial plans outline 22 classrooms for kindergarten to fifth grade. This includes four kindergarten classrooms and 18 classrooms for grades 1-5…
Monday, July 30, 2012
The district is currently partnering with the MSBA for the Angier School rebuilding project, but what about other elementary schools?
With growing space needs in the Newton Public Schools (NPS), district officials are considering additional partnerships with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to renovate and rebuild the city's elementary schools. According a memo and facilities update from Deputy Superintendent/Chief Administrative Officer Sandy Guryan, the MSBA has said it will consider additional Newton school construction projects when its funding cycle begins again in January 2013. Guryan said the district had a "productive conversation" with the MSBA on June 26 where they discussed the district's serious space needs as well as its aging facilities. To view the memo, click the .pdf to the right. Newton is currently partnering with the MSBA in the …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Mayor Setti Warren said the fire station and two schools take top priority, but will require an outside funding source.
After months of gathering data, assessing school buildings and evaluating needs, Newton Mayor Setti Warren presented a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) last night that outlined top priorities in both school and public safety buildings. Among those top priorities are Angier Elementary School, the Carr School and Newton Fire Station #3, located in Newton Centre. "I believe strongly that if the city of Newton is going to remain the remarkable community it has been for so long we can and must invest and begin to aggressively address our infrastructure, particularly the elements that impact education and public safety," Warren said in his presentation last night. To view a copy of last night's presentation and the CIP, click the .pdfs to the …