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Coakley Middle School News

Click on the headline to read the Coronavirus letter from School Nurse Leader Jill Driscoll

Norwood SEPAC Meeting January 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM in room 219 at the Savage Educational Center. Topic: Basic Rights in Special Education. Learn about rights in the IEP and 504 Plans. Presented by Lori Cimeno, Director of Special Education

Join Impact Norwood for a free presentation on Thursday January 9, 2020 from 7-9 PM at the Norwood High School Auditorium. Author Alex Berenson will be discussing his book, Tell Your Children The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Attendees will be eligible to win a $100 Bertucci's Gift Card. Click the headline for more information and to register.

The Town of Norwood is elgible to receive reimbursement for health care services that take place in school for students who have Mass Health insurance. Please click on the link for more information and for the parent consent form.

Superintendent Dr. Thomson will present the Norwood Public Schools Strategic Plan on November 18, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the GSU Lecture Hall at Norwood High School.

Norwood SEPAC Meeting November 19, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM in Room 219 at the Savage Educational Center. Topic: Dissecting the IEP.

May 9 at 6:30 PM at the Savage Educational Center. Presentation by Norwood Public Schools BCBA, Meghan Mottau: How to utilize visual schedules to increase independence with daily routines and leisure skills.. Also SEPAC election for 2019-2021 officers.

Click the headline for the presentation from the Public Budget Hearing held on April 24, 2019.

Norwood Public Schools Fine Arts Department presents its 22nd Annual Fine Arts Festival on April 27th from 10 AM - 2 PM at Norwood High School. Click headline for program and more information.

Norwood SEPAC Meeting: Understanding Processing Disorders presented by South Shore Therapies. Wednesday March 20, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Savage Educational Center in room 219. Click Headline for flyer.

February 26, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Savage Educational Center. Click Headline for flyer.

Don't forget: on January 17th, Impact Norwood is hosting the second installment of the "Demystifying the Teen Brain" speaker series from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Coakley Middle School. Patricia Coffey from Franciscan Children’s hospital in Brighton will discuss the Kids Healthy Minds Initiative in an effort to increase community awareness about youth mental health, teach people about the early warning signs of pediatric mental illness and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness and its treatments. Food and childcare will be provided! Click Headline to register for FREE now!

Norwood SEPAC Meeting January 10, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Savage Educational Center in room 219. What is Effective Progress? Understanding Evaluation Reports and Working with Experts, click the headline for flyer.

Norwood SEPAC Meeting November 14, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Savage Educational Center in room 203. This meeting will feature a talk on ADHD & Executive Functioning, click the headline for flyer.

Norwood is proud to announce that we have officially launched the INTERFACE Mental Health Referral Helpline. This is a free, confidential mental health outpatient referral service for children, adults, and families. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from INTERFACE’s extensive database. The helpline number is 888-244-6843. Click the headline to go to the INTERFACE resource page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFGz8jhKJVk

Students grade 6-12 will be taking the Metro West Health Behavior Survey to gain data on risky behaviors, bullying, safety, nutrition, exercise, mental health. NHS will take the survey on October 23, CMS will take the survey on October 24. Please reach out to Tara Noyes at tnoyes@norwood.k12.ma.us with any questions about the survey.

Beginning with Fall 2018 athletic registration, parents & guardians will register their children for NHS athletics in the Aspen Family Portal. Find out more at the NHS Athletics Introduction & Fall Sports Information Night on 6/18/18 at 6:30 PM in the NHS auditorium. Click the headline for athletic registration tutorials.

The next Norwood SEPAC Meeting is Monday May 14 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Savage Educational Center in room 219. Click the headline for agenda.

Come join us for Coakley Middle School Wellness Family Night on Tuesday May 8 from 6-8 PM. This night will include movement activities, education about vaping/juling/e-cigarettes, and teen nutrition. Click headline for flyer.

Norwood SEPAC Meeting Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at the Savage Educational Center in Room 219. Click Headline for Agenda.

Students in Grades 8 & 10 will be participating in a Boston Children's Hospital study to evaluate the SBIRT screening process. Click the headline for a letter explaining the study, and instructions for parents to opt-out of the study if they wish.

Students in Grades 6-12 will be attending an hour long presentation by guest speaker Robert Hackenson "Dynamic Influences." Click Headline to see more.

Norwood SEPAC Meeting March 21 from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Savage Center in Room 219. Click Headline for Agenda.

Norwood SEPAC Meeting February 28 from 6:30-8 PM at the Savage Center. Click Headline for Agenda

Click Headline for Flyer. January 9, 2018 from 7-8:30 PM at Westwood High School Auditorium. Once a tool for helping cigarette smokers kick their habit, the vaporizer has quickly been adopted by teens. Come out to learn about vaping, its impact on adolescents' health, and what we can do to prevent teens from adopting the habit. Sponsored by Westwood Cares, Westwood Youth & Family Services, WHS PTO