Action Alert – High School

Stoneham High School is housed in a seriously outdated building.

5 months ago, Stoneham was invited in the state building program to solve this problem. Now we all have to take certain steps to keep the project on track. The first step is coming up two weeks from today. Do YOU want to keep Stoneham High School on track? We need your help.

Vote YES on Article 6 (School Building Committee Feasibility Study) at Annual Town Meeting, 7pm on Monday, May 6th at Town Hall, 35 Central Street.

REGISTERED VOTERS

You must be a registered voter. You can register at the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall.

CHILDREN

Stoneham Rec Department will run a FREE children’s program downstairs that night. Click here to register.

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?

It is very early on the agenda; it will be one of the earliest items raised that night.

MORE INFO

The next step in the High School process is to decide if new construction or substantial renovation is the right approach. We do this by hiring design & engineering professionals to conduct a feasibility study. You can reasonably expect the state to reimburse us for approximately 50% of the study costs.

You may remember that we did a locally funded high school feasibility study in 2017. We used that to create our winning proposal to secure the state as our partner on the project. As part of their normal process, the state now requires a new feasibility study using its most current standards – and having its seat at the table in managing the new study. The state will be bringing tens of millions of public dollars into this project, so it absolutely within their reasonable responsibilities to require this.

What you are seeing is a normal smooth process unfolding. The way things should be.

The new or improved high school is within reach.

If you do your part, we can make this happen. 

See you on May 6th!

Rachel

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We won!

We won the election! Thank you to everyone who worked to make the last three years a success! Looking forward to keeping the positive momentum going for another three years. Thank you, Stoneham! #everychanceforeverychild

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Be a voter tomorrow

Dear Stoneham Voter Friends,

Tomorrow is your chance to be a voter! I’m asking for your vote to re-elect me to a second term on the School Committee of Stoneham Public Schools.

If you’d like to learn more on my background, please visit www.electrachel.com or Rachel for Stoneham School Committee

Thank you to so many who have worked so hard to advance opportunities for Stoneham students over the past three years. Thank you to everyone who pitched in during the current campaign. I will always remember this time with deep gratitude.

See you at the polls!

Rachel

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View the 2019 candidate forum (45 mins)

The Stoneham High School Student Council Presents “School Committee Candidates Forum” is now available on demand and on Stoneham TV’s Government Access Channel.

Thank you to Student Council members and Mr. Eppskrier for making this happen!

Click here or visit stonehamtv.org to view it at your convenience.

The forum will also be on the government channel many times during the weekend. Here are a few key dates and times that it can be seen:

Replay times for Stoneham High School Student Council Presents “School Committee Candidates Forum”

Shown on the Stoneham Government Access Channel: Comcast Channel 22, RCN Channel 15 and Verizon Channel 36

Thursday, March 28: 4 PM, 5 PM, 10 PM

Friday, March 29: 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 6 PM

Saturday, March 30: 8 AM, 12 PM, 5 PM, 9 PM

Sunday, March 31: 6 AM, 5 PM, 8:30 PM

Monday, April 1: 8 AM, 10:30 AM, 1 PM, 3:30 PM, 6 PM

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Endorsement – State Senator Jason Lewis

Thank you for your endorsement, State Senator Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex District! I have witnessed your steady and effective work for Stoneham students for almost a decade now.

Stoneham Schools – and all public schools across the state – directly benefitted from the increase in funding you won for us last summer. We were able to expand school offerings this year because of you.

We are so lucky to have you in your new role on the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Education. Look forward to continuing to work together!

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Endorsement – School Committee Member Jaime Downing Wallace

Thank you for your endorsement, School Committee Member Jaime Downing Wallace! I am learning so much from working with you. You bring financial expertise, communications mastery, deep understanding of the community, and unparalleled commitment to public service. Your record of volunteerism in Stoneham is inspiring to everyone who knows you.

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How do we make things better?

We’re living longer, more complicated lives in a complicated world. It’s hard to make sense of it all, what is most important to get done each day. While there are always going to be moments of big action, there are a whole lot more daily opportunities to get things right in more gradual ways that compound into big wins over time.

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Graduation

Stoneham School Committee at 2018 High School Graduation.

Your School Committee of the Stoneham Public Schools is a collegial group, with a commitment to student achievement and well being. Your School Committee takes a strong team based approach to finding durable solutions.

The opinions on this website are mine alone and do not represent any group with which I’m affiliated, including the School Committee.

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