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5 Things, January 28: Come on Down to the SHS Showcase and Master Plan/Town Meeting Forums

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Stoughton High School Showcase; Stoughton Master Plan Public Forum; Informational Town Meeting; And More...

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Stoughton High School Showcase

The following is from the Stoughton High School website:

Parents/guardians of 8th grade students and/or any student who is considering Stoughton High School for the Fall of 2013 are cordially invited, along with their students, to the SHS Showcase.  

The Showcase will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

The Stoughton High School community fosters the development of responsible citizens who value high academic expectations, diversity, and excellence.  

Come hear about all that Stoughton High School has to offer, take a tour of the building, and speak with representatives from Stoughton High's many clubs, activities, and sports teams.

2. Stoughton Master Plan Public Forum

A Stoughton Master Plan public forum will be held from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday evening, Jan. 28 at the Stoughton Senior Center.

It will be the last in what was a series of public meetings focused on finalizing a vision for Stoughton's future.

The Stoughton Master Plan Committee will be presenting the draft vision, goals and key issues surrounding the Master Plan for your input. This input will serve as the foundation for the next phase of the Master Plan process.

Following this forum, the consultant team, led by Brown Walker Planners will put together a final draft for public review. After the public review period, the final report will then be submitted to the Planning Board and Master Plan Committee.

3. Informational Town Meeting

Following the Master Plan public forum, there will be an Informational Town Meeting Monday, Jan. 28 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.

It will be an opportunity to learn more about the Town Meeting process from Town Moderator Howard Hansen. Attendees will also have the chance to get signatures on their Town Meeting nomination papers.

Nomination papers for Town Meeting candidates (15 signatures from registered voters in your precinct are required) can be obtained at the Town Clerk's Office on the first floor of the Town Hall and are due back at the Town Clerk's office by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2013.

There are 60 seats that need to be filled across the eight precincts this election cycle. Town Meeting votes on the annual budget and warrant articles each spring.

4. Homework Center at the Library

The Homework Center will be available for students in the Wales French room of the Stoughton Public Library this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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