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Christmas Walk to step off with old favorites and new events
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Christmas Walk to step off with old favorites and new events

Marblehead’s 52nd annual Christmas Walk & Holiday Stroll starts Thursday, Nov. 30, and runs through the weekend with all the traditional highlights along with some new additions. Santa and Mrs. Claus meet with families at State Street Landing last year. COURTESY PHOTOS “We’re really happy to keep this awesome event going,” said Chamber of Commerce Director Katherine Koch. “The energy is definitely there.” Favorites from the weekend include the Christmas tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by lobster boat, parade, Gingerbread Festival, shopping and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by lobster boat. The Christmas Walk parade steps off on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11:45 a.m. Glover's Regiment participates in the Christmas Walk last year. New events to look for...
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Warwick to host sold-out screenings of movie by MHS students

Marblehead, get ready for your close-up. The Warwick Cinema is screening “Currently a Paperboy,” a movie written, directed and starring Marblehead High School students, on  Dec. 4-6. All showings sold out within 24 hours. The Warwick is putting out a red carpet on the first night. “It’s a dream come true. We worked so hard on it,” MHS senior Wyatt Foley told the Current about the movie in September.   “It’s a coming-of-age movie,” Foley said. “It is an expression of me growing up in Marblehead and my observations about growing up.”  MHS senior Wyatt Foley directs and films a scene from his movie, ‘Currently a Paperboy.’  COURTESY PHOTOS The movie focuses on two brothers. “The older brother, Jackson, is going into his senior year. He plays football, he’s a ...
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Letter to the School Committee from the Marblehead Racial Justice Team

To the Marblehead School Committee: As a result of the recent situation with the Black Lives Matter flag at the Marblehead High School, the members of the Executive Committee of the Marblehead Racial Justice Team (MRJT) are writing to respectfully request you create a policy that acknowledges and allows symbols of affirmation and acceptance, including the Black Lives Matter flag. Displaying the Black Lives Matter symbol is positively correlated to black student success; the pride flag is linked to both academic and SEL success for LGBTQIA students. A quick search of how other districts in various states, who have enacted policies to ban or severely restrict symbols, reveals negative outcomes. Districts that have attempted policies similar to the ones discussed by your Policy Sub...
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Marblehead students join national Ruby Bridges Walk 

Students at the Brown, Glover and Village schools joined in the national Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on Tuesday, Nov. 14. On the same day in 1960, Bridges stepped into history books when she integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, becoming a national icon for the Civil Rights Movement. She was 6 years old.  Marblehead students first read Bridges’ book about her experience and then walked around their schools together.  Principal Mary Maxfield speaks to students at the Brown School about Ruby Bridges while holding a copy of the book that teachers read to students, ‘I am Ruby Bridges.’ COURTESY PHOTOS Marblehead students joined the national Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.
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Principals for the Day take over elementary schools

If you happened to walk past the principal’s office at the Brown or Glover schools last week, you might have done a double take. Third-graders Grace Cummings and Georgia Olson were in charge at the Brown and Glover, respectively. The two students won the third annual Principal for the Day raffle organized by the nonprofit Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools.  The two girls led morning announcements, visited classrooms and ate lunch with their “real” principals and a buddy of their choosing. Principal for the Day Georgia Olson with Hope Doran at the Glover School. COURTESY PHOTOS  Principal for the Day Grace Cummings with Mary Maxfield at the Brown School. "My favorite part of the day was having lunch in the principal's office with my friend,” Cummings said. “I ...
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Magicians beat rival Swampscott to snap losing streak in another Powderpuff flag football classic

The Marblehead High powderpuff flag football squad sent Jacqui Bouchard, the team’s senior class advisor, off in style after an 18-year run along the sidelines with a 21-14 win over their Swampscott counterparts at Piper Field on Saturday, Nov. 18. Bouchard knows something about playing in this game, having suited up for it in 1993. She can certainly appreciate what it means to them. It’s only one game, but the players are willing to sacrifice for six weeks with daily weeknight practices just to compete in this annual tradition on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. And now to win it after Swampscott won the last two made this experience even sweeter. “We knew what we wanted to do, and we wanted to win it for (Bouchard), so she could leave on a good note,” said defensive coordinator C...
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CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Nov. 15-22

Sing Free A Cappella ConcertTuesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.  Sing Free is MHS’ first a cappella concert of the season, featuring The Jewel Tones, Luminescence and The Grizzlies. The concert has been a tradition for several years, with many MHS alums home on Thanksgiving break coming to sing along. The concert is $10 for adults, free for students and children. Holiday FairSaturday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Old North Church, 35 Washington St., is hosting its Holiday Fair with wreaths, crafts and holiday decorations for sale. Live and silent auctions will feature items like an airplane ride over the North Shore, a family photo shoot, a sailing trip to Manchester, handyman services and more. Lobster rolls and vegetarian rolls will be sold for lunch. Kids can create Thanksgiving ...
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Veterans School ranked among best middle schools in MA

Marblehead's Veterans Middle School ranks 30th among Massachusetts middle schools, with a score of 94.09 out of 100, according to a U.S. News and World Report study out Tuesday. “Overall, even without this recognition/ranking, I believe that the holistic experience our students have here at Vets is truly comparable to the top middle schools in the state. We have an outstanding staff….involved families….and great students!” Principal Matt Fox wrote to the Current. New interim superintendent Theresa McGuinness added, "Vets is a special middle school. I’m very proud of the academic achievement illustrated in the student performance data recognized by this ranking. It’s evidence of student commitment to hard work, talented educators and a standards-aligned curriculum culminating in ...
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MHS HEADLIGHT: From pirates to primates: Marblehead’s portal into the unknown returned for Halloween

Have you ever wanted to explore a ghostly pirate shipwreck, creep through an ancient Egyptian tomb, or gaze at a life-sized breathing, blinking dragon? Look no further than resident architect Tom Saltsman’s home. Saltsman has been wowing Marblehead with his annual Halloween construction projects on Pleasant Street for the past eight years. Every year around September, he begins constructing a giant masterpiece that people line up to walk through on Halloween and several following nights. Built entirely out of discarded materials, foundobjects, and specialized pieces, these constructions have ranged from a spaceship to a breathing, roaring King Kong statue, to this year’s creation, a giant sleeping troll inspired by Norwegian folklore. Saltsman's latest Halloween creation: a giant f...
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