Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The boys' varsity basketball team is 13-0 this season.
The North Reading High School boys' basketball team is on a winning streak with a 13-0 record this season, much different to last season's 7-13. Last year, the team saw multiple injuries according to BostonGlobe.com. This year, they have several secret weapons. They started to play together in summer leagues, and a few of their team members have been playing together since fifth grade, coach Joseph Casey said in the article. The team is more committed to defense and averages 59.4 points per game, according to the article. There are nine seniors on the team, leading by example. John Mastascusa, who transferred from Malden Catholic, is the leading scorer and over six feet tall, the article said. Tommy Hogan, cocaptain Dan Fitzgerald, and …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Support NRHS by having the chorus and band candy cane a friend's yard or carol at an event.
The North Reading High School band and chorus are spreading holiday cheer by candy caning and caroling. Can't think of the perfect present for someone this year? Have their yard decorated with candy canes, or sponsor caroling at their next event. This is the fourth year the North Reading Music Department has offered candy caning. Pay $20 to have a neighbor or friend's yard decorated. The candy canes will be put out at night and stay for 24-48 hours. "The candy caning is one of our largest fundraisers in the performing arts department. Students can earn most, if not all, of their monies toward our Spring trip each year selling candy canes. And neighborhoods seem to love it," Allison Kane said. "Neighborhoods start 'candy cane wars' with …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
See the show live Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The North Reading High School Masquers will perform Lettice and Lovage this Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. According to Masquers Director Alison Kane, "Lettice and Lovage is a comedy written by Peter Shaffer (who wrote Eqquis and Amadeaus) about a flamboyant tour guide (Senior Sarah Lilley) who loves to embellish the history behind an English country house butts heads with a fact-conscious official at the house (Senior Janelle Yull)." Over 70 students were involved in the production, and have been working on it every day after school for months. The students were responsible for designing and building the revolving set and sewing or finding the costumes. "They're really great kids," Kane said. The shows are scheduled for Friday and …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The bullet that was found Monday morning had fallen out of a student's bag.
After a day of investigating, police were able to determine where the bullet found at North Reading High School came from. According to North Reading Police, in conjunction with school officials they were able to identify the student who brought the bullet into the school and investigators believe that he put it into his gym bag after picking it up at a shooting range. A custodian reported to school officials that he found a bullet in the boys' locker room at North Reading High School Monday morning around 11:20 a.m. According to Principal Jon Bernard, students were asked to stay in their classrooms while police searched the building. The search did not turn up anything further, Bernard said. According to police, working with school …
The bullet was found by a custodian yesterday morning.
According to WHDH, a bullet was found in the boys' locker room at North Reading High School yesterday morning. Principal Jon Bernard said that no one was in danger according to the article on WHDH. A custodian discovered the bullet in the locker room around 11 a.m. Monday morning and reported it to school officials. Students were held in classrooms while police searched the school, according to WHDH.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
North Reading was ranked 32 out of 50, but omitted from the original list.
North Reading High School was ranked 32 out of 50 of the top high schools in the state in Boston magazine. According to NRHS Principal Jon Bernard, they omitted the high school from their original list due to a reporter error. Boston magazine ranked the schools based on standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities and more. This year, they were ranked 32 out of 50, which is a step up from their 2010 ranking of 45. There was a reporter error, Bernard said, and NRHS was left off the list. The list online was corrected, but not the print version of the magazine. "I wish also to thank the students and teachers of the school district who work so hard each and every day. This surely is something that all of North Reading can be very …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Here are some words of wisdom for the Class of 2016 from a NRHS graduate.
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Monday, August 20, 2012
The following was submitted by Julie Bash: Dear Incoming Class of 2016, When I look back on my high school career a smile is instantly applied to my face because I have nothing but a positive attitude towards the experiences, memories, and sincere friendships that I have made. I can remember myself entering high school being fairly timid about what to expect; the unknown. However, I told myself one thing and that was to get involved and to get involved fast. Through various clubs, organizations, and sports teams, I was able to find my niche with the Student Council program at our school. By getting involved with my school, I was able to make a variety of friends in all sorts of social groups and branch out of my own individual comfort zone…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Under a threat of rain, North Reading graduated the Class of 2012 in an outdoors ceremony on Friday.
One-hundred and sixty nine North Reading High School seniors graduated on Arthur Kenney Field on Friday. The 55th commencement included speeches by honor essayists Alexander Bean, Briana Goddard and Ryan Donegan, and class essay by Ryan Finch.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Coach Russell has more than 400 wins, and was awarded Coach of the Year for the Cape Ann League.
North Reading High School softball Coach Walter “Rusty’’ Russell has coached softball for 27 years, and now has more than 400 wins. According to Boston.com, Russell has developed the softball program to be one of the best in Massachusetts. Throughout the past 27 years, Russell has won over 400 games; two state championships, in 1999 and 2007; one Eastern Massachusetts crown and 19 Cape Ann League titles. His 400th win happened when the Hornets beat Manchester Essex last week. His current record, according to the NRHS Athletic Director Dave Johnson, is 402-168. "Coach Russell, he's got a very fiery spirit, which I think is very infectious to the kids. He is a very competitive person and he works real hard to put his team in a position to …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Coach Frank Carey will be honored at a banquet on May 30.
North Reading High School (NRHS) Coach Frank Carey was named the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) 2011-2012 Coach of the Year. He will be honored at a Coach of the Year/Student Athlete Banquet on May 30 at the MIAA headquarters. Carey, who has been coaching baseball for 48 years, said that the honor is a result of having good kids to work with. "It was quite a surprise," Carey said of the award. "I am very pleased that they selected me, and we have a lot of very good baseball coaches in Massachusetts, so it's a great award." Carey believes that the coaches honored were selected based on the fact that they have done a lot of outstanding things in their sports, not on their game records. NRHS Athletic Director Dave …