SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: Safe Routes to School honors Glover

Good people of Marblehead Public Schools:

Tonight [Friday, June 9] is graduation! This is our opportunity to honor the Marblehead High School Class of 2023 and to celebrate the culmination of the Marblehead Public Schools experience.

Tonight at commencement, I will talk about MPS aspiring to be the gold standard in public education and how the Class of 2023 has exemplified this through their numerous contributions and achievements academically; athletically; in the fine, applied and performing arts; and in service to our community.

This week has been filled with exciting events: National French Honor Society induction, prom at the House of Blues and the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

Today, seniors did walks through the various schools across MPS. It is touching to see the wide eyes of our youngest learners looking up at the graduates in admiration and the teary eyes of teachers and staff looking on with pride.

Tonight is the community celebration of these remarkable graduates. I look forward to seeing our families, friends, alumni and community members at 6 p.m. at MHS.  

Town voting

Tuesday, June 20 is election day in Marblehead. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are several important things for voters to consider. Question 1 is the proposed override for the town and schools. And there are four candidates for two seats on the School Committee.  Remember to vote!

Superintendent Coffee, June 19

I will be hosting a coffee on Monday, June 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Brown School cafeteria. I hope families and community members will join me to discuss the 2022-23 school year in review.  


The Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination, in conjunction with the Northshore Juneteenth Association, organizes the annual Marblehead Juneteenth Ceremony.

MHS teacher Candice Sliney and Glover teacher Diane Gora, along with MHS student representatives Celia Sliney and Helina Tadesse, coordinate the event.

The ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 14 on the lawn at Abbot Hall at 4:30 p.m.  Please see the this flier for additional event details and information.

Friends Soiree

Mark your calendars! The Friends of Marblehead Public Schools Summer Soiree is back! On Saturday, June 17, join Friends to raise a glass and celebrate the innovative and inspiring grants they have funded for our schools this year. These grants and the enriching opportunities they bring to all our students are made possible only because of the overwhelming generosity of our Marblehead community. So come kick off the summer with them. Head to their website to purchase tickets.

See you on Saturday, June 17 at 6:30 in the evening for what is sure to be a great time had by all!

Winner, winner — Glover School

June 8 at the Safe Routes to School awards ceremony held at the State House, Glover was recognized as the Exemplary Program Winner for the Northeast.

The award is for setting a great example by crafting a new or exhibiting Safe Routes to School Program through innovation, creativity and innovation.

State Rep. Jenny Armini, far right, presents representatives of the Glover School with a certificate of recognition for their efforts that led to the school being named Exemplary Program Winner for the Northeast during the Safe Routes to School awards ceremony held at the State House June 8.

This year, we participated in Walk, Bike and Roll Days, Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, an arrival and dismissal observation, a Bike Train Route Map and next week a Bike Rodeo for Bike Safety.

State Rep. Jenny Armini presented Glover with a certificate of recognition for their efforts. Glover parents Matthew Harrington and Mark Holland spearheaded these efforts and attended to help accept the award.

Congratulations, Principal Doran and the Glover School team for excellence in leadership.

Superintendent John Buckey
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