Sunday, March 24, 2013
Stoughton Patch set up a photo booth at the Hansen School Carnival. Take a look at the pictures in the media gallery.
Dozens of people stopped by the Stoughton Patch Photo Booth at the Hansen School PTO Carnival Saturday, March 23. Take a look at the pictures in the media gallery of this article. Right click on your picture and you will be able to save it or print it! Click here to see last year's Hansen School Carnival Photo Booth. ***
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Hansen School "Communities," a program which brings together students of all ages, is celebrating the "Year of 50," in recognition of the school's 50th anniversary. The celebration started with a 60s Day.
Dressed like go-go girls and hippies and showing off flower power-themed clothing, tie-dye t-shirts, peace signs, Afro wigs and colored glasses, students and staff at the Hansen Elementary School in Stoughton celebrated the 1960s this past Monday. The 60s Day kicked off the school's 50th anniversary celebration, which will continue throughout the rest of the school year. The Hansen School (formerly the Chemung Hill School), located at the corner of Central and West Streets, opened for the 1962-1963 school year, principal Faye Polillio said. The Polillio family knows the school well - Polillio's husband was in the first grade at the school when it opened, and a member of the family has been in the building whether it be attending or …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The goal of the proposed Central St./West St. intersection redesign is to make the area safer for pedestrians and motorists.
Following the death of three-year-old Shayla Lutz of Stoughton who was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen Elementary School in a tragic accident the afternoon of Sept. 14, town leaders met Sept. 27 to discuss traffic safety concerns in the Hansen area and throughout the town. With a relocated crosswalk and an added sidewalk on Central Street and a striped sidewalk painted across the Hansen School parking lot, short-term safety improvements announced at this Sept. 27 meeting are already in place. Three weeks after this meeting, officials met again, Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Hansen School lobby to announce proposed long-term improvements to the Central Street and West Street intersection at a press conference. "We pulled together …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
State releases spring 2012 MCAS scores. See how Stoughton fared on the test in grades 3-10.
With the Spring 2012 MCAS scores for Massachusetts’ public schools being announced last week, the scores for the Stoughton Public Schools were discussed at the Sept. 26 Stoughton School Committee meeting. The test is administered in grades 3-8 and in grade 10. Third, fourth, sixth and seventh graders were tested in reading/English Language Arts and in mathematics. Fifth, eighth and tenth graders were tested in those two subjects, as well as in science and technology/engineering. The MCAS test is scored at the advanced level, proficient level, needs improvement level and warning/failing level. Stoughton's results by grade and school are posted below (results from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Shayla Lutz, 3, of Stoughton, died following a tragic accident on Sept. 14 when she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen School. In looking to address safety concerns, adding a crossing guard would not be an adequate solution, officials say.
Town officials have been looking into what can be done to address safety concerns following the tragic death of Shayla Lutz, a three-year-old Stoughton girl who was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen Elementary School on Central St. in Stoughton the afternoon of Sept. 14. Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany and Executive Officer Robert Devine appeared at a Hansen School PTO meeting Monday night; a team of engineers was at the Hansen School on Tuesday to observe the dismissal process from start to finish; and a meeting with town officials (not open to the public) has been organized by Interim Town Manager Joseph Feaster for this week to further examine this issue, School Committee Chair Deborah Sovinee said. “When the principal…
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Board of Selectmen Meeting; School Committee Meeting; Senator Joyce Scores Perfect Attendance for 2012 Session; and more...
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Board of Selectmen Meeting The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall). The meeting starts in executive session, which is closed to the public, to discuss the possibility of purchasing the train station from the MBTA and contract negotiations with non-union personnel. The meeting will then reconvene in open session. Agenda items include a tax rate hearing and a hearing for a common victualler license for Main Street Pizza. A full agenda is posted here: BOS agenda 9-26-12.pdf 2. School Committee Meeting The Stoughton School Committee meets in…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
More than 150 people attended a candlelight vigil for Shayla Lutz, who died following a tragic accident on Sept. 14 when she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen School.
Drive by the Hansen Elementary School on Central St. in Stoughton and you will see two poignant reminders of the tragic accident on the afternoon of Sept. 14 which resulted in the death of Shayla Lutz, the 3-year-old struck by a box truck as she crossed the street with her mother. One is a cross with an abundance of stuffed animals and flowers all placed in her memory by the crosswalk sign just past the Central St. driveway to the school. The other are the words 'WE SHARE OUR SORROW,' on the school display board. By hosting a candlelight vigil last Friday evening, Sept. 21, the Hansen School P.T.O. put action behind those very words. The school parking lot was full as nearly 150 people gathered with the Lutz family to show their support, …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Shayla Lutz, 3, of Stoughton, died following a tragic accident on September 14 when she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen School. The Hansen School Community will be holding a candlelight vigil in Shayla's memory this Friday, September 21.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The following is from the Hansen School PTO: The Parent Teacher Organization of the Hansen Elementary School has organized a candlelight vigil to honor the life and memory of Shayla Lutz, the three-year-old Stoughton girl who died Friday, September 14 shortly after she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen School. The vigil will be held this Friday, September 21 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hansen School field, behind the building. Candles will be provided. All members of the Hansen School and Stoughton communities are invited to participate, as are family and friends of the Lutz family. The Stoughton Police Department has asked that parking for the vigil be limited to the Hansen school lot. Please do not park on Central Street …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Shayla Lutz, 3, of Stoughton, died following a tragic accident on Sept. 14 when she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen School. Visiting hours are scheduled for Sept. 18 and her funeral is scheduled for Sept. 19.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Editor's Note: Shayla Lutz, a three-year-old Stoughton girl, died Friday, Sept. 14 shortly after she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen Elementary School on Central St. in Stoughton around 2:45 p.m. The following is Shayla's obituary from the Farley Funeral Home's website. For more on this story click here and here. Click here to read a statement from the School Committee and School Administration and click here to read a statement from the Interim Town Manager. *** Shayla Ann Lutz, 3, beloved daughter of William Keith Lutz and Melissa J. (Glassett) Lutz of Stoughton, died by accident on Friday, Sept. 14. Born in Weymouth, she was a resident of Stoughton for the past year and a half. She enjoyed playing with her brother and …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A police trauma team will be at the Hansen School September 19 when school reopens after Rosh Hashanah. School officials and Public Safety officials will carefully review all traffic areas around the Stoughton Schools.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following is a statement from the Stoughton School Committee and the Stoughton Public Schools administration in regards to the tragic death of Shayla Lutz, a three-year-old Stoughton girl, who died shortly after she was struck by a box truck in front of the Hansen Elementary School on Central St. in Stoughton Friday, September 14 around 2:45 p.m. For more on this story click here and here. *** We, the members of the Stoughton School Committee and Stoughton Public Schools administration, are deeply saddened and offer our condolences to the Lutz family for the death of their little girl. They are in our thoughts and prayers. While Shayla was not a student at Hansen Elementary, this tragedy has deeply affected many people…