Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The School Committee approved the recommendation at its meeting Monday night, pending the passage of the override.
With a growing student population and fewer classroom spaces available at Bigelow Middle School, the Newton School Committee approved last night a measure that will send all Cabot Elementary School students to F.A. Day Middle School. "Next year, if we continue our current enrollment patterns, we do not have enough space at Bigelow," Newton Superintendent David Fleishman said at last night's Newton School Committee meeting. Currently, fifth graders leaving Cabot Elementary are split between F.A. Day and Bigelow, the city's two north side middle schools. Those two middle schools then feed into Newton North High School. According to Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Cynthia Bergan, this year's fifth grade class has 1021 …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Two middle school students reported being followed in the area of Waverley Avenue and Vernon Street in Newton.
Two female middle school students reported being followed by a suspicious male near Bigelow Middle School yesterday, according to an alert sent Thursday by the Newton Police. The two females told police they were walking near the school shortly before 3 p.m. when they saw a man leaning against a gold Honda SUV. As the two girls walked to the intersection of Waverley Avenue and Vernon Street, the man got into his car and followed them to the intersection of Waverley Avenue and Tremont Street, reports said. The man did not say anything to the two girls, but was "staring and smiling" at them, reports said. The suspect was described as a white male, 50- to 60-years old, short in height, skinny build, white hair, "funny looking teeth," …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The incident reportedly happened Thursday afternoon.
A 15-year-old girl was reportedly approached and accosted by a suspicious man in a park near Bigelow Middle School Thursday afternoon. According to reports from Newton Police, the young girl was sitting on a bench in the park behind the school (Burr Playground) when a man approached her around 3:30 p.m. The man reportedly told the girl she had a nice [expletive] and asked if he could see it. The teen told the man "no" and left the park. The man then ran off in an unknown direction. According to reports, the suspect was described as a white male with brown hair wearing a mint green collared shirt and khaki pants. He was approximately 30-years old.