Thursday, March 16, 2017

First Time Lapse Video from BMHS Construction


Over the past couple of weeks, our IT department has been experimenting with different technologies to create time lapse videos of the high school site during construction, and I'm happy to share the results of one of their most recent trials.  The video below was taken from the far western end of the Memorial Building in the IT department (in the area of Room 1201), and shows the time period from March 6-15, including the recent winter storm.

Click here to see the video!

Our plan is to put up another camera looking at the site from the other angle near the gymnasium; however, for now a still photo taken on Monday afternoon before the snow fell will have to suffice:


We look forward to sharing more!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Dede Galdston!

On Monday evening, Assistant Superintendent Dede Galdston was chosen to be the next superintendent of Watertown Public Schools.  I am incredibly happy for her, and am truly blessed to have spent the last 20 years working beside her here in Billerica.  Watertown is gaining an amazing educational leader, and an even better person - and we wish Dede all the best as she gets ready to move into her new role on July 1!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

BMHS Construction Update - March 2, 2017


This morning, I had the opportunity to walk inside the fence on the construction site to view some of the work that is under way - and it's great to see it occurring!

Work for this week includes:

  • Shawmut site office build-out ongoing
  • Stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) activities to commence
  • Earthwork operations continue with grade strip and stock piling
  • Sanitary enabling operations to commence
  • Temporary and permanent draining operations to commence


View from Mr. Murphy's office

BMHS Principal Tom Murphy and Building Committee Chair Kevin Heffernan

Panoramic taken from the back of the site between the ice rink and Alumni Field