West Middle School was chosen by the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs as the 2016-17 Green Difference Award Winner, for making a difference on environmental issues in their community. Principal Becky Franks was also recognized as an Outstanding Green Principal by …


The Letters About Literature program, sponsored by The Massachusetts Center for the Book, encourages students in grades four through 12 to write letters to an author whose work resonated with them personally, or changed their view of the world.

As more and more countries are entering the global stage, their citizens are realizing the importance of English, a language that is used all around the world. However, many people don’t have the means to learn proper English in their native country, or to practice English with teachers who …


The South School Cooperative Theater will perform Disney’s Lion King Jr. March 11th, 12th and 13th at West Middle School. Based on the Disney film and Broadway production, the SCT cast includes 62 third, fourth and fifth graders from South Elementary School who have been rehearsing since December.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson recently said that as a parent, he would "feel much more comfortable knowing teachers were armed" with guns. Do you think teachers should have access to a firearm in the classroom?

This Week's Circulars


Andover - Mrs. Carmelina M. (Patane) Milne a longtime resident of Andover and beloved wife of the late George J. Milne, passed away at her home on Monday afternoon, September 30, 2019. She was 94 years old. Born in Lawrence, on April 12, 1925, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph …