Friday, March 15, 2013
Dedham Athletic Director Michael Plansky said some baseball scrimmages may be affected by the field conditions.
With a snowy winter winding down and spring sports on-deck next week, Dedham High School's natural grass athletic fields may not be available to some of the teams in time for their first practice. "We hope to be ok with the start of sports," Dedham High School Athletic Director Michael Plansky said. "The main question is when we will be able to get on our baseball fields." Plansky said that some baseball scrimmages may be affected but the teams that use synthetic fields, such as the softball team should be okay. "Synthetic turf will be fine. Grass baseball fields will take some time to get ready," Plansky said.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Massachusetts had an adjusted graduation rate of 83 percent for the 2010-2011 school year, while Dedham High School's adjusted graduation rate that year was 88.8 percent.
Massachusetts didn't make the top 10 high school graduation rates in the nation, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, but Dedham schools have a higher graduation rate than the state average. The graduation rates released Monday are for the 2010-2011 school year—the first year for which all states used a common, adjusted four-year cohort graduation rate, according to a U.S. Department of Education press release. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesman JC Considine told Patch in an e-mail that Massachusetts has been computing cohort graduation rates since 2006, which are available on the DESE website. According to the preliminary state-reported data, for…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The investigation of the hazing incident is considered "on-going." But details of what actually happened has not been released.
If you were to ask some of parents picking up their children about the hazing situation, the answer would be, "What hazing?" Or, "I just found out this morning." Out of the 10 parents that were asked, not one was aware of what happened last Friday before Wednesday morning. "I don't know if anyone knows what happened," said Tom C., whose child goes to Dedham High School and admits that the only reason why he knows was because of the reports this morning. Details are not being released by the school, and the administration is fighting hard to keep it that way. According to federal and state laws, school personnel are not allowed to disclose any information about students. But Superintendent June Doe did release a statement hoping that this …
According to reports it's possible- but not confirmed- that a couple of students were suspended.
Some Dedham High School football players are in trouble for a hazing incident that took place on Friday. According to reports, High School Football Coach, David Flynn was on of the first to discover this and is disgusted about what happened. But he is hoping that this never happens again. By federal and state laws, school employees are not allowed to comment on a student that is under investigation. However, Superintendent June Doe did issue a statement about the issue. She didn't mention any details about what happened. But believes that the issue needs to be addressed. "The Dedham Public Schools and all the administrators are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that is free from bullying and hazing for all students" she wrote. "We…
Monday, September 17, 2012
One way of creating more parking is by removing the "no parking" signs. But would that solve the problem?
There are some (if not a lot) of Dedham residents who are tired of limited parking around Dedham High School. There are "No Parking" signs all over the place. The only problem is that there are now visitors who try to avoid the signs by parking on private property- upseting the owners. One resident, who would like to remain anonymous, feels that if the signs were removed from the street- there wouldn't be any problems. But what do you think? Should the "No Parking" signs around Dedham High School come down? There are some who would say, "Yes, there needs to be anough space for parents who drive their kids to and from school." But there are some who would say, "No...the removal of signs will allow parking on the sidewalk endangering …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Entering her third season as the head coach of Dedham’s varsity volleyball squad, Stephanie Adams seems focused on making sure the school’s program continues to improve.
Over the past few seasons, Coach Stephanie Adams has been a critical component in helping increase the program’s numbers, as well as making sure her participants are in great shape. On Wednesday, Dedham Patch caught up with Coach Adams to discuss the upcoming season, as well as how she’s changed the culture of volleyball at the high school. How many years have you been coaching at Dedham? “This will be my third year as the head coach. I did coach before at Cardinal Spellman and Whitman Hanson. I began teaching at the middle school [a few years ago] and then I was brought on to coach here, so this is my third year as the varsity volleyball coach.” Did you play volleyball in high school or college? “I played high school volleyball at …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Dedham High School’s boys and girl’s cross-country teams returned to the pavement last week in preparations for their upcoming season.
Last year, both squads earned victories against Randolph High School, which according to the captains and coaches boosted both teams moral. On Tuesday, Dedham Patch caught up with both teams to chat about the upcoming year. Boy’s Cross-Country: Head Coach Bill Weschrob How many years have you been coaching the team? “It’s my fourth year, and each year we try to get a little bit better.” How’d everything go last year? Do you hope to carry over some momentum from last year to this year? “We had one win against Randolph, so some of the kids returned from last year to this year. What I do during the season is I track their performance and then show it to the kids like from week-to-week, and show how they’re doing with the time, so it seems to …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Here is the full academic calendar for Dedham High School.
Tuesday, August 28 DHS Guidance Counselors start 2:30pm DHS Band Camp Wednesday, August 29 6:30pm DHS Parent/Student Athlete Meeting Thursday, August 30 2:30pm DHS Band Camp Friday, August 31 12:30pm DHS Band Camp Thursday, September 6 9:45am DHS Rising Senior Book Awards Saturday, September 8 DHS ACT Test Tuesday, September 11 DHS 10/12 Advisory DHS 9/11 Assembly Wednesday, September 12 6:30pm DHS Open House Thursday, September 13 DHS 10/12 Assembly DHS 9/11 Advisory Friday, September 14 DHS 5th Quarter Dance Thursday, September 20 DHS AP Kickoff Assembly9:49am DHS x-block Tuesday, September 25 DHS x-block assembly Chris Heron Thursday, September 27 Professional Development Early Release Day Thursday, October 4 DHS Progress …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Rob Blaney has been organizing youth programs for years, and they are all having a positive impact.
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Monday, August 20, 2012
It was back in April of 2011, that Dedham Town Administrator William Keegan put out his hand and welcomed a new Director for the Dedham Youth Commission. After 39 years of service, Tom Clinton was retiring and Rob Blaney was coming on board. After graduating from college, Rob Blaney became a youth counselor and eventually Director of the Boston-based "Upward Bound" Program - a group that helps disadvantaged students stay in school. Since coming to Dedham, Blaney has hit the ground running. One Town Administrator said: "you can ask Rob for anything... and he`ll find a way to get it done." The Dedham Youth Commission is dedicated to providing social, educational, and recreational programs for the young people in town. Along with fellow …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Dedham High School is preparing to open and as its doors open, a new crop of freshmen will begin their high school careers.
As the calendar flips to August, thoughts start to turn to the first day of the new school year. When Dedham High School opens for business, a brand new crop of freshmen will begin the wild, four-year journey that is high school. So we pose the question — what advice would you offer to the incoming Class of 2016?