Congratulations to Melrose High School senior Julia McLaughlin, who will be awarded the 2017 Boston Bruins-MIAA Sportsmanship Award at a special ceremony on April 4. This award is presented annually by the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) to one individual from each high school ice hockey league in the state who best exemplifies the highest standards of fair play and sportsmanship.
The presentation of this prestigious award will take place on Tuesday, April 4th at the TD Garden during an intermission of the Boston Bruins game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Congratulations to the students, staff, and families of the Hoover School, who took top honors in not one but two events in the past week!
On Thursday, the Hoover School Fifth Grade were the champions of the Rotary Spelling Bee. They had some tough competition from the Lincoln School, which also made it to the finals. Congratulations to Hoover team members (front row) Quinn H., Thea S., Mara T., and (back row) Ava W. and Raessler G.
Then on Saturday evening, the Hoover Hawks prevailed over 35 other teams to emerge the winners of the Trivia Bee! Thanks to Jennifer McAllister and all the hard-working volunteers from The Bridge who made this such a wonderful night, and congratulations to Hoover Hawks Erin Hobin-Audet, Brian Tim, and Chris Lee on their victory!
The Roosevelt PTO invites you to a screening of the award winning documentary Bag It. Is your life too plastic? This film explores the effects of plastics on our health and the environment. We will be holding two screenings, Wednesday March 22nd at 8:15am and Thursday March 30 at 2:15pm. All ages are welcome. We will be showing the educational version of the film which is 45 minutes long. We will have snacks, free raffles and lots of great info! We will also be selling reusable sandwich and snack bags. If you can’t make it you can watch the full length version (78 minutes) any time on MMTV under the Melrose Recycle Committee tab. Please sign up here so we know how many to expect. See you there!
Coming this March from Melrose Drama is the Melrose Veteran Memorial School’s production of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” as well as its entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s Drama Fest, “A Tale of Sleeping Beauty.” Both plays will be directed by Melrose Drama Director, Mr. Adam Schuler, and will feature over sixty Middle School students in both acting and technical roles.
Both plays will be presented on Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th at 7:00 PM with a matinee on Sunday March 26th at 1:00 PM at the Melrose Performing Arts Center located at the Middle School. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and will be available at the door. “A Tale of Sleeping Beauty” will also be performed at the METG Drama Fest on April 29th at the Winthrop Middle School. See http://metg.org/ for more information.
“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” takes the beloved Narnia classic and brings it to life onstage. Join four young children from England as they travel through a magical wardrobe into the land of Narnia where they meet an assortment of magical creatures fighting the tyranny of the White Witch.
“Between The Kiss and Awake: A Tale of Sleeping Beauty” is an original play written by local playwright Emily Holmes. This twist on the classic fairy tale takes place in Sleeping Beauty’s dream after the spell has come to pass. She needs a kiss to rescue her but the true power to save her comes from herself!
Both plays are family friendly and suitable for all ages.
The Roosevelt PTO invites you to Family Movie Night Saturday March 18th at Memorial Hall. We will be showing Zootopia at 6:00pm, doors will open at 5:30pm. All families are welcome to attend. We will have pizza, popcorn, candy and raffles available for purchase. Admission is just $3 per person and that includes a $1 donation to the Memorial Hall Restoration Fund. See you there!
The Melrose iRaiders high school FRC robotics Team will be competing in the third annual New England FIRST North Shore District Event this weekend at Reading High School. There will be 40 teams from around the region competing in this event, and as you can see from these photos of a recent practice, the Melrose team is ready!
The event is free and open to the public, so come on down and support our team!
The Melrose Public schools will be open tomorrow with a two-hour delay
- Melrose High School and Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School will open at 9:45 a.m.
- All elementary schools will open at 10:15 a.m.
- Trash and recycling will be picked up tomorrow and will be on a one-day delay for the rest of the week.
- Melrose City Hall, Public Library, and Council on Aging will all open at their regular times.
- The citywide parking ban will be lifted at 6 a.m.
- Area communities are experiencing power outages. If you experience a power outage, please call the National Grid Customer Service Line at 1-800-322-3223 or the Outage Reporting Line at 1-800-465-1212.
- Important message from Melrose DPW: Please do not blow snow into the street. It is not only against city ordinance (and you could be fined) but you are preventing proper cleanup and putting your neighbors at risk.
If you have any snow concerns or questions please contact the Snow Operations Center, which will be open throughout the evening, at 781-665-0142.
Superintendent Taymore has announced that the Melrose Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, due to the expected snowstorm. All after school and evening activities scheduled for Tuesday evening are also cancelled.
The Melrose High School Drama Club is pleased to announce that it will be performing the play “Nickel and Dimed” at the 2017 Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s Drama Fest on March 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Andover High School, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover MA. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
“Nickel and Dimed” is a play written by Joan Holden and is based upon the New York Times Bestseller “NICKEL AND DIMED, ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICA” by Barbara Ehrenreich. The play is directed by Melrose High School History Teacher and Club Advisor Timothy Daly.
“Nickel and Dimed” tells the story of a middle-aged, middle-class woman’s attempt to survive in our high cost society by working minimum wage jobs as a chambermaid and a waitress. Based upon author Barbara Ehrenreich’s first hand research of low-wage life, her best-selling story about her odyssey is vivid and witty, yet deeply sobering.
Joan Holden’s stage adaptation of the book has been described as “a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy. Barbara is prepared for hard work but not, at age 55, for double shifts and nonstop aches and pains; for having to share tiny rooms, live on fast food because she has no place to cook, beg from food pantries, gulp handfuls of Ibuprofen because she can’t afford a doctor; for failing, after all that, to make ends meet; or for constantly having to swallow humiliation. The worst, she learns, is not what happens to the back or the knees: it’s the damage to the heart. The bright glimpses of Barbara’s co-workers that enliven the book become indelible portraits: Gail, the star waitress pushing 50 who can no longer outrun her troubles; Carlie, the hotel maid whose rage has burned down to disgust; Pete, the nursing home cook who retreats into fantasy; Holly, terrified her pregnancy will end her job as Team Leader at Magic Maids, and with it her $0.50 raise. These characters endure their life struggles with a gallantry that humbles Barbara, and the audience. The play shows us the life one-third of working Americans now lead, and makes us angry that anyone should have to live it.”
The play has been labeled by critics as “undeniably provocative and “involving, important and urgently topical.” Time Magazine has called it “a rare example of theater that tries to open people’s eyes to the way life is lived in the real world—and maybe even rouse them to action.” For more information on this important production please contact Mr. Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Melrose Drama page on Facebook.