Waldorf School opens homeschool registration

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm has opened up registration for the second season of homeschool classes.

The homeschool program is offered on campus from 10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. on Thursdays and is available to homeschooled children in grades one through eight.

Courses offered this upcoming winter and spring season include fine arts, handwork, outdoor science in nature, music, theater and circus arts for ages 6 to 10 and cyber civics for ages 11 to 14. The winter session begins Dec. 2, concluding Feb. 6, 2020, and the spring session begins Feb. 27, 2020, and concludes April 30, 2020. Both sessions follow the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm school calendar. Registration is open now.

All courses are taught by Waldorf School at Moraine Farm faculty. Students age 6 to 10 enrolled in the homeschool program take two 50-minute subject classes in each eight-week session. Ages 11 to 14 are offered the cyber civics class, which is a course in being a digital citizen. The cost for an eight-week session is $250 and includes all materials needed for the course.

For more information on classes and to register, visit https://waldorfmoraine.org/waldorf-homeschooling-program.

Beverly Public Schools announcement

It is the responsibility of the Beverly Public Schools to identify any child who is a resident of Beverly, who may have a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability.

It is also the responsibility of Beverly Public Schools to evaluate those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and 603 CMR 28, the Massachusetts Special Education Regulations.

If you suspect that your child, ages 3-22, may need an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services, you may request an evaluation, at no cost. This notice applies to children residing in Beverly who attend either public or private schools. Contact the Principal at your child’s school or the Special Education Department at 978-921-6100 for information about referring your child for an evaluation.

Beverly School Committee seeks citizen representative

The Beverly School Committee is seeking applicants to serve as a citizen representative on either of their two Standing Committees for the 2020-22 term: Standing Committee on Finance and Facilities or Standing Committee on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Life.

Meetings are generally scheduled one Wednesday evening per month, September through June, and the schedule is posted at http://beverlyschools.org. There are two citizen advisors on each subcommittee and they are appointed by the president of the School Committee in consultation with the standing committee chairperson. Residents are interested in serving on one of these subcommittees should send a letter of interest no later than Dec. 20 to scharochak@beverlyschools.org or mail it to: Dr. Suzanne M. Charochak, Superintendent of Schools, Beverly Public Schools, 70 Balch St., Beverly, MA 01915. Residents who have any special expertise that would relate to the work of the subcommittee should share that information.

GBCC members to receive discounts at NSCC

The open enrollment division, Corporate and Professional Education, at North Shore Community College announced that it will offer Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce chamber members a voucher towards several of their open enrollment Microsoft Office classes.

Members can receive a $20 voucher towards any $289 Microsoft Office course, a $50 voucher towards the BootCamp course, and a $10 voucher towards a $189 course.

Vouchers are non-transferrable and are for winter/spring courses listed only. The college may, at times, call the chamber to confirm that the organization registering is a chamber member.

Call for registration at 978-236-1200. The following is a list of the discounted courses:


INF110 Word Level 1: http://bit.ly/2Y852yd
INF111 Word Level 2: http://bit.ly/2Ld61be
INF112 Word Level 3: http://bit.ly/2Ld61be
INF113 Word Level 1 workshop: http://bit.ly/2Ld6ES8
INF114 Word Level 2 workshop: http://bit.ly/2qc0oCE
INF120 Excel Level 1: http://bit.ly/2DPRpKR
INF121 Excel Level 2: http://bit.ly/35WDC12
INF122 Excel Level 3: http://bit.ly/2qc0ZEo
INF125 Excel Formulas and Functions: http://bit.ly/2qhr70M
INF126 Excel Pivot Tables: http://bit.ly/33FSVcW
INF145 Outlook Level 1 workshop: http://bit.ly/2DBdNaw
INF 161 Microsoft Bootcamp: http://bit.ly/2P51sRp

Beverly Rotary Club Foundation accepting scholarship applications

Applications are being accepted for several Beverly Rotary Club Foundation scholarships totaling approximately $25,000 with individual awards ranging in size from $1,000 up to $10,000.

Scholarships are available to Beverly residents who are graduating from high school or preparatory schools and who will be enrolling as full time students in four-year or two-year degree granting programs. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and financial need. Children of Beverly Rotarians are not eligible to apply.

Application forms and instructions are available at the Guidance Office of Beverly High

School and at the guidance offices of other local public and private schools attended by

Beverly residents. Application materials may also be obtained on the website of the Beverly Rotary Club at http://beverlyrotary.com. Applications and all requested materials must be emailed or postmarked by April 8.

For more information, contact Lori Cianciulli, scholarship committee chair, at 978-922-9933 or at LACianciulli@candolawyers.com.

Copper Dog Books Scholarship

The Copper Dog Books Scholarship has been created to assist students with the high cost of textbooks and study materials.

The scholarship fund, which will annually award two Beverly High School seniors with $500, supports education of all kinds, including part-time, community colleges and trade schools. The goal is to both promote reading and to further students’ education.

Copper Dog Books is an independent bookstore in downtown Beverly, first opened in November 2016. They believe strongly that a good, nurturing bookstore is an irreplaceable and integral part of a community. When the owners, Julie Karaganis and Meg Wasmer, purchased the bookstore in August 2019 it was with a vision to be a strong community member.

For more information about applying for the scholarship, contact the Beverly High School Guidance Department. Copper Dog Books is located in downtown Beverly at 272 Cabot St. Visit the store online at http://copperdogbooks.com.