Reader Scott Saia weighs in on the Salemwood holiday celebrations controversy.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Police said no students were in danger during the incident, which occurred Friday morning.
A Salemwood School student was arrested Friday after school officials discovered he had carried a knife onto school campus. The child, a minor, will not have his identity released to the public. Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb of the Malden Police Department said there were "no students in danger by any means, and no talks of lockdown." This is the second child discovered bringing a knife onto campus in a month - in December, a similar incident was reported in Linden School.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Check out this video of Rebecca Playford's second grade Sheltered English Immersion class.
The following was submitted by teacher Kathleen Sullivan Rebecca Playford's second grade Sheltered English Immersion class is a true representation of the collaboration of cultures which takes place on a daily basis at the Salemwood School. As depicted in the video, these students at the Salemwood School reflect our Malden community. Cultural barriers are taken down and students are demonstrating every day just what happens when those barriers are removed and people see each other as friends, classmates, and neighbors. We are one world, one people, and one city reflecting a common vision of making our community, Malden, a place for all of us to call our hometown.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The $100,000 center will be donated by the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils at no cost to taxpayers. Salemwood was one of three schools selected for the prize.
Salemwood School was selected as one of three recipients of a $100,000 grant to create a fitness center, Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials announced at the school Monday. Patrick was joined by Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils Jake Steinfeld, Sec. of Education Paul Reville, Mayor Gary Christenson and Principal Carol Keenan to congratulate students on the achievement. The program, started in California, seeks to improve academic and physical excellence through fitness programs in schools. No taxpayer money will be spent on the project, which is expected to open sometime early next year.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The "I Know English" mentoring program, created in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Connection and Malden High School students, has been a great success at the Salemwood School.
Photos, article, and text all by Kathy Sullivan, 5th Grade Teacher at Salemwood School. Salemwood School 5th grade students have had the opportunity to participate in the "I Know English" mentoring program this spring. In conjunction with Malden High School students, Harris Zhou and Alex Ly, and Mei Hung of the Chinese Cultural Center, this program was created in order to reach out to students in our public schools who are new English language learners. Both Harris and Alex were once students who were limited in the English language so the focus of this program was to reach out to students who are now going through the same experiences Harris and Alex had when they were elementary students at the Ferryway and Beebe schools. …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
City Councillor Neal Anderson, with architect Abby Kilma and urban artist Tova Speter, spoke about the park's upcoming renovation at the school.
Students at the Salemwood School listen closely as Ward 7 Councillor Neal Anderson speaks to them about the proposed renovations to Miller Park. The committee members, which includes Councillor Anderson, architect Abby Kilma, and urban artist Tova Speter came to the school to invite students to participate in the redesign of Miller Park. Students were asked to share their ideas of designing a park which would be inviting to all ages. Many of the students in attendance joined in on a design workshop held at Salemwood on March 25th. Pictures of this event can be found on the park renovation website www.millerparkvision.com. Check out the website for an overview of the planning, past events, and upcoming events. Photo, article, and text …
Students enjoy the new lot.
The following was provided by Salemwood Teacher Kathy Sullivan. Kindergarten students at the Salemwood School enjoy a beautiful spring day on their new playground equipment. The Salemwood School recently had this new tot lot installed. Over 400 students each day are able to run, play, and have fun in this space . Beth Rosa of the Malden Redevelopment Authority and Councillor Barbara Murphy were instrumental in getting this project completed for the school and the students. As shown in the pictures the children are certainly enjoying this wonderful space!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Salemwood students' St. Patrick's weekend was kicked off in Celtic style when a bagpiper visited the school and played for students.
Article and photo submitted by Kathy Sullivan, 5th grade teacher at the Salemwood School: Salemwood School students were treated to some bagpipe music on Friday, March 16th in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. The children enjoyed the music of bagpiper Robert Sullivan, a bagpiper who plays with the North Shore Pipe Band from Peabody, MA and the Kevin Barry Irish American Pipe and Drum Band of Malden.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A National Grid speaker and field trips enriched the students' experience.
Article and photos provided by Kathy Sullivan, 5th Grade Teacher at Salemwood School: Salemwood School fifth graders recently took part in two hands-on science lessons. Mr. Bob Sullivan of National Grid came to visit Mrs. Kathleen's Sullivan's science classes to talk to the children about the transmission of electricity and electrical safety. The students asked Mr. Sullivan many excellent questions and they had the opportunity to try out some of the electrical safety equipment Mr. Sullivan uses in his job as an underground lineman. In addition to Mr. Sullivan's visit, the students were able to participate in a presentation by the Museum of Science which focused on electromagnetism. Students participated in this interactive …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Residents are invited to drop off their used coats at boxes in the school's lobby.
Salemwood School is kicking off it's fifth annual "Coats for Kids" drive this week, where families are encouraged to donate "slightly used" coats in both the elementary and middle school lobbies. The school has already collected hundreds of coats - which are cleaned by Anton's Cleaners - in previous drives, which were distributed to area shelters and agencies. The continued success of the program stems from it's focus on chidren, teacher Kathleen Sullivan said. Kids grow out of their clothes quickly, meaning families often have an old jacket or coat taking up space in the back of the closet. Still, the group accepts both adult, youth and infant jackets. If you'd like to donate a coat, bring it to one of the drop boxes at Salemwood …