Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Former Medfield High School boys' lacrosse coach Bob Aronson issued a statement Wednesday regarding his departure from the program after 13 seasons as the Warriors' head coach.
Former Medfield High School boys' lacrosse coach Bob Aronson issued a statement Wednesday through the Organization to Reinstate Coach Aronson (ORCA) to thank the lacrosse community for its support and ask everyone to "move forward" with the school administration's decision not to renew his contract. Aronson, the only coach in the varsity program's 11-year history, was informed by the school administration this past December that his contract would not be renewed for the 2012 season and told by MHS principal Robert Parga the lacrosse program would be "going in a new direction," according to a press release issued by ORCA on March 1. Members of ORCA, led by chairman Robert Treiber II, attended the Feb. 13 and March 6 School Committee …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Medfield residents Dick and Deirdre Crowell write in to voice support of the Medfield Public Schools administration in light of its decision not to renew the contract of MHS lacrosse coach Bob Aronson.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Dear Editor, Medfield has a high school full of champions! Thanks to the strong leadership of Superintendent Robert Maguire, Principal Robert Parga, the wonderful system-wide faculty, the dedicated School Committee and supportive parents, our students have been able to achieve the goals they set before themselves. Medfield Schools are consistently ranked top in the state for academics, music and arts and athletics. We all can be very proud of our students! At the last three School Committee meetings, the issue of Medfield High School boys' lacrosse coach Bob Aronson’s contract has been discussed. We think Bob Aronson is an excellent coach and we appreciate the work he has done to get this program to its current level; however, we are …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
A recap of this week's headlines from March 4-10.
Miss anything in Medfield this week? Here's your chance to sit back and catch up on some Patch. Below is a recap of the week that was at Medfield Patch: Sunday, March 4 Monday, March 5: Tuesday, March 6: Wednesday, March 7: Thursday, March 8: Friday, March 9: Saturday, March 10:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Robert Treiber, Medfield resident and chairman of ORCA, issued the following statement at Monday's School Committee meeting regarding the school administration's decision not to renew the contract of Bob Aronson as Medfield varsity boys' lacrosse coach.
Medfield resident Robert Treiber addressed the high school administration's decision not to renew Bob Aronson's contract to coach the Medfield varsity boys' lacrosse team in 2012 by issuing the following statement as chairman of the Organization to Reinstate Coach Aronson (ORCA). Treiber spoke on behalf of the Medfield lacrosse community and his message was directed to school committee members, Schools Superintendent Bob Maguire and members of the Medfield Teachers' Association in attendance at Monday's School Committee meeting on behalf of the Medfield lacrosse community. The statement is as follows: "We understand that we are not on the agenda and that this is not the forum for debate so we will say our piece, thank you for your time, …
Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire issued the following statement regarding the situation with former Medfield High School boys' lacrosse coach Bob Aronson at Monday's School Committee meeting.
Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire addressed the decision not to renew Bob Aronson's contract to coach the Medfield High School boys' lacrosse team in 2012 by issuing the following statement to concerned members of the Medfield lacrosse community at Monday's School Committee meeting. The statement is as follows: "While traveling to Houston recently to make a presentation at a National Superintendents' Conference, I had the opportunity to read Thomas Friedman's newest book, "That Used to Be Us." The premise of the book is that the U.S. is losing its competitive advantage. It ties together several issues that I think about often relative to public schools here in Medfield – including globalization, information technologies and …
Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire called the administration’s decision not to renew Medfield High School boys’ lacrosse coach Bob Aronson’s contract “final” at Monday’s School Committee meeting.
Medfield Superintendent of Schools Bob Maguire made one thing clear to residents in attendance at Monday’s School Committee meeting to protest the high school administration’s decision not to renew Bob Aronson’s contract to coach the boys’ lacrosse team in 2012 – it is time to move on. “I cannot allow this matter to serve as a distraction anymore,” Maguire said. “It’s time to turn our focus to where it belongs – to making sure our young men and women excel in the classroom and on the playing fields.” In a prepared statement, Maguire told the crowd of nearly 100 in attendance that the decision made regarding Aronson’s status with the boys’ lacrosse team was “final.” “The decision to select new head coaches for the lacrosse team rests with …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Medfield School Committee will meet Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Medfield High School.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m.) – Monday's School Committee meeting has been moved from the TV production classroom to the Medfield High School cafeteria. The Medfield School Committee is expected to open Monday's meeting with a discussion on the current status of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 and preparations for the budget mailer that will go out to residents in advance of April's annual town meeting. The committee will follow that discussion with an update of the fiscal year 2012 budget, provided by Maguire and Charles Kellner, Medfield Schools Director of Finance and Operations. Maguire is expected to provide an update on the principal searches taking place for the Ralph Wheelock and Dale Street Schools and there will be a presentation …
Members of the Medfield lacrosse community have formed the "Organization to Reinstate Coach Aronson" (ORCA) in an effort to bring back Bob Aronson after his contract to coach the Medfield High School boys’ lacrosse team was not renewed.
Medfield residents are unhappy with the high school administration’s decision not to renew the contract of varsity boys’ lacrosse head coach Bob Aronson for the 2012 season. Former and current Medfield lacrosse players spoke at length in support of Aronson at the Feb. 13 school committee meeting, asking Superintendent of Schools, Bob Maguire, to reconsider the administration’s decision not to bring Aronson back for a 13th season and reinstate the only head coach in the program's history. Maguire says while the decision not to renew Aronson’s contract was “difficult,” the process was thorough and he supports MHS principal Robert Parga’s decision. “In this particular insistence, I did take the further steps of reviewing [Parga’s] decision …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Bob Aronson won't be back for a 13th season as coach of the Medfield High School boys' lacrosse program after the school's administration opted not to renew his contract for the 2012 season.
"Next season begins tomorrow." That's what Medfield High School boys' lacrosse coach Bob Aronson said following the Warriors' 13-9 victory over Algonquin in last June's MIAA Division 2 State Championship game. For Aronson, however, it appears "next season" is over before it begins. Aronson, the only coach in the varsity program's 11-year history, was informed by the school administration this past December that his contract would not be renewed for a 13th season. Reasons for the decision remain unclear because school policy and state law prevent Medfield educators from discussing personnel matters, according to superintendent Bob Maguire. Medfield High School principal Robert Parga and athletic director Jon Kirby each declined to comment …