Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Concord-Carlisle girls lacrosse team topped Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 16-4 on Monday and advances to take on the Masconomet Chieftains in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 Playoffs at 5 p.m. tomorrow in Topsfield.
The following was provided on behalf of the Concord-Carlisle High School girls varsity lacrosse program. The Patriots began their MIAA Division 1 Preliminary Playoff round in true fashion Monday, defeating Cambridge Rindge & Latin 16-4 at Doug White Field. CC wasted little time in taking a five-goal lead with tallies coming from senior Captain Kate Wyeth, junior Captain Allie Barret, Lexi Goodhue and Hannah Dudley. The Falcons appeared overmatched from the outset as CC repeatedly utilized high pressure, trapping Cambridge R&L ball carriers with double- and triple-teams. The Falcons were limited to short transitions with few shots on goal. When shots occurred, Patriots goalie Conley Ernst kept the Falcons off the board for most all of the…
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Concord Public Works hosted more than 230 eighth-graders from Concord Middle School on Wednesday, May 22. Click through the photos and videos above to get a sense for the seventh annual celebration. 'Because of Public Works ...' was the theme.
For the seventh year, Concord Public Works and eighth-graders from Concord Middle School joined together to celebrate Public Works Week with a special event, held Wednesday, May 22. This year's theme was "Because of Public Works ..." and CPW staff orchestrated a host of activities and events to showcase the theme, according to an event summary provided by Anna Trout, administrative and special projects coordinator for CPW. Those events included: Trout and the CPW team spent months in preparation for this event in coordination with Doug Shattuck, the Applied Technology teacher at CMS. Planning begins once again for the next year as soon as the event concludes, according to Trout. More from the summary: Richard Reine, the director of …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A tough loss to Shrewsbury snuffed out Concord-Carlisle's postseason chances, but the Patriots ended the season with an impressive win over a tough Framingham squad.
Wednesday, May 22
Patriots End Season On High Note After losing to Shrewsbury Monday by one goal thus dashing any hopes for a Division 1 playoff run, the Patriots (8-9-1) rebounded in strong fashion Tuesday by defeating No. 10 ranked Framingham (14-4) 15-13 at Doug White Field. Concord-Carlisle looked both strong and confident in their final game as they competed at the highest level against an athletic and stealthy Flyer team. Once again junior captain Allie Barrett led the charge, racking up 5 goals and 2 assists while Becca Olsen and Emma Mahoney both added 3 goals each. Back in the lineup for CC were starters Center Hannah Dudley, who collected 1 goal, 5 draw controls and 3 ground balls, and Sophomore Lexi Goodhue who had 3 tallies of her own with her…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Two wins last week for the Patriots, who are battling for a postseason bid.
The following was provided on behalf of the Concord-Carlisle High School girls varsity lacrosse program. Junior Becca Olsen collected four goals to help pace the CC Patriots (7-8-1) past the Bedford Buccaneers (4-9-1) 18-6 in Sunday’s makeup game. After initially allowing two goals to the Buccaneers’ back on May 9 under threatening skies, CC poured on the offense with three goals in the next three minutes of play before the skies opened up resulting in a game postponement. The Patriots picked up where they left off during Sunday’s makeup game, dousing their opponent with eight goals to Bedford’s one. Goals came fast and widespread throughout the game from 10 CC players, including Kate Wyeth (3 goals), Allie Barrett (2 goals), Emma Mahoney…
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Plans for a rally at 4:30 p.m. at Monument Square, and presence at School Committee this evening.
A manhunt may not be the only excitement in town today. A large rally is planned for 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at the flagbople in Monument Square, following which the crowd plans to move over to the Concord School Committee's meeting this evening at Willard School, according to parents with ties to the Concord Public Schools. Police Chief Barry Neal confirmed to Patch that a peaceful rally is planned for this afternoon. This makes the second rally in the past few weeks as unrest around the schools continues to simmer. On April 30, parents and teachers gathered outside the Ripley Administration Building to back Merrie Najimy, the Concord Teachers Association president and third-grade teacher at Thoreau School who has allegedly been …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Or, more evidence ‘Best of' lists should always be taken with a grain of salt.
Does GoLocal Worcester know something Newsweek doesn’t? And does either of those pubs check their math with BoMag's or the US News and World Report? Hard not to ponder those questions after Concord-Carlisle High nearly topped the Worcester pub’s list of the state’s best high schools, but was only toward the top of the Commonwealth in Newsweek’s rankings of the nation’s top high schools. The No. 4 spot CCHS claimed on GoLocal Worcester’s list of Massachusetts’ Top High Schools in 2013 is pretty close to to the norm, when these “Best of" lists are compiled by an in-state publication. In the not too distant past, CC occupied the No. 4 spot on Boston Magazine’s Best Schools of 2012 list. However, Concord-Carlisle was ranked 33rd by US News…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in town is.
"You must be a woman of great patience," she said upon meeting my fiance for the first time earlier this year. That's Mrs. Lent, my 12th grade English teacher, still shooting straight as ever. Didn't matter that I'm a decade out of high school, or that we were in church for my nephew's Christening; the honesty of Claire Lent always finds a way to put me in my place. That's Mrs. Lent, my favorite teacher. She respected her students as individuals in a way that classes worked together toward a common goal rather than being shepherded along a standardized syllabus. She challenged us as we challenged her -- and then some. Her honesty, while blunt, was refreshing and effective. With a sharp tongue and wise words, Mrs. Lent taught us lessons …
The Patriots went 1-2 in last week's lacrosse action.
The following was provided on behalf of the Concord-Carlisle High School girls lacrosse program. It’s been a tough season for the CCHS Girls Lacrosse team. With only one senior starter returning and several young, athletic but inexperienced varsity players in the 2013 lineup, Coach Morrison knew in many respects this would be a re-building year for his team. What was not expected however, were the injuries which continued to pile up and plague the team. With four starters out this week, the timing could not have been worse for CC as they faced Dual County League rival Wayland. Going into Monday’s game the Warriors were 8-1-1, with only a 14-8 loss to undefeated Westford Academy and a 12-12 tie to the Patriots. With starting center Hannah …
Monday, May 6, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, here is a list of creative gift ideas and places to find them around town.
National Teacher Day is tomorrow, May 7. With that in mind, here are some suggestions to help you get an excellent grade on your next teacher appreciation gift. 1. Starbucks card or gift card to any store/restaurant they enjoy. 2. Get parents to pool their money together for a gift certificate for a massage with a local massage therapist or spa treatment at 1 on 1 Self Indulgence. 3. Gift card to the Concord Bookshop. Teachers love to be able to purchase new books for their classrooms. 4. New board game for the classroom from the Toy Shop. Merideth Hansen, an elementary school teacher for 19 years, says this is her favorite teacher appreciation gift. 5. Hansen also says teachers appreciate gift certificates to local stores where they can …