Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Residents are welcome to attend the dedication of the arts center at RMHS Friday.
Residents are welcome to attend the dedication of the William E. Endslow Performing Arts Center at Reading Memorial High School this Friday, according to the Boston Globe. The event, which Endslow is scheduled to attend, starts at 7 p.m. Endslow retired in 2012 after spending many years as an arts and drama teacher in town. He was also the director of the high school drama club and chairman of the art and drama department. Reading's Facilities Naming Subcommittee voted unanimously to name the high school performing arts center after Endslow, the Globe said.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Reading Memorial High School off of their list. The school was listed in Boston Magazine's top 50 list, coming in at #38. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Four "alerts" were discovered in the parking lot of the school.
Around 9 a.m. Friday, the Middlesex County Sherriff’s Office K-9 Unit locked down Reading Memorial High School and conducted a canine search of the building and parking lot, according to Reading Public Schools and police. "All parking lots, common areas, lockers, and some random classrooms were searched in accordance with proper legal procedures and the Reading School Committee Policy JIH on Search and Seizure," a press release from Reading Public Schools and police said. "This lockdown and search drill was the result of extensive planning with school and police personnel and every effort was made to minimize the disruption to instruction." The school was locked down for about 25 minutes, according to the release. No “alerts” were …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Zaya has been the Interim Assistant Principal for Athletics and Extra-curricular Activities for the 2012-13 school year.
Reading Memorial High School Principal Principal Kevin Higginbottom announced this week that Tom Zaya has been officially appointed to the position of Assistant Principal for Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities, according to Reading Public Schools. Zaya has been the Interim Assistant Principal for Athletics and Extra-curricular Activities for the current school year and "has done an excellent job fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of this position," according to a recent press release. Before taking his current position, Zaya was the Health and Wellness Department Chair at RMHS. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse. "In his interim role, Tom has displayed a dedication to …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Reading Education Foundation in partnership with the Reading Co-Operative Bank announce a grant award of over $11,840 to the school's Science Department for the installation of computer-based laboratory equipment to support 11th grade physics instruc
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Let us know who you think will win the Thanksgiving Day game by posting a comment below.
The Stoneham High School football team will do battle with Reading Memorial High School on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Stoneham High School football field, but we want to know: Who will win the Thanksgiving Day game? Will the Stoneham Spartans or the Reading Rockets be the victor in the Thanksgiving Day tilt on the gridiron? Let us know by posting a comment below. [Editor's note: This article is cross-posted on Stoneham Patch and Reading Patch.]
Monday, November 5, 2012
Watch Footloose performed by the RMHS drama club on November 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday Matinees on November 11 and 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The following was submitted by Mary Ellen Ferolito: Musical Theater is alive and well in Reading, as will be evident for the next two weekends when the Award Winning Reading Memorial High School Drama Club presents: Footloose. Footloose is a family-friendly musical, set in Bomont, Texas. Ren and his mother move from Chicago, and are surprised by the town’s strict local laws which include a ban on dancing, instituted by the local preacher after the tragic deaths of several youths five years earlier. When the reverend’s daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation. The heartfelt story that emerges is a father longing for a son that he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Patriots Hall of Famer and Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett was at RMHS Tuesday to recognize Head Football Coach John Fiore as a 2012 High School Coach of the Week.
Reading Memorial High School Head Football Coach John Fiore was recognized Tuesday by Patriots Hall of Famer and Executive Director of Community Affairs Andre Tippett as a 2012 High School Coach of the Week. According to a recent press release from the New England Patriots, Fiore was recognized due to his team’s 12-0 victory over Brockton High School on Friday, Sept. 14. “I am thrilled to kick off another season of the New England Patriots Coach of the Week award at Reading Memorial High School with Coach Fiore and the Rockets,” Tippett said in a release. “I can tell that each member of the team embodies the values of mental toughness, determination and hard work. Coach Fiore did a fantastic job preparing his team for their game last …
Friday, August 31, 2012
RMHS was ranked 38 in the top 50 high schools in Boston and Boston's suburbs.
Boston magazine ranked Reading Memorial High School 38 out of the 50 best high schools in Boston and Boston's suburbs according to a recent article. Rankings were based on graduation rates, student-teacher ratios, number of extracurriculars and more, the article said. "Our rankings were computed by statistician George Recck, director of the Math Resources Center at Babson College. We gathered the most recent available data on area school districts by consulting school officials and websites, as well as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education," the article stated. Recck determined the average scores for each catergory and ranked the districts based on a weighted average. Weston High was voted the top school, with…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Tom Zaya (current RMHS Health and Wellness Department Chair) will be the interim Assistant Principal for Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities.
Tom Zaya will be the Assistant Principal for Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities at Reading Memorial High School for the next school year. Current Athletic Director Phil Vaccaro's contract was not renewed. Zaya, current department head for health and wellness, was chosen due to the withdrawal of the chosen finalist for the position. Reading Public Schools decided to suspend their search for the year. The role of athletic director is now part of the responsibilities for the assistant principal for athletics and extra curricular activities. "The whole position was restructured," Superintendent John Doherty said. The assistant principal for athletics and extra curricular activities will not only take on the responsibilities of the …