Norwood Senior High School has entered the 1961-62 academic year with a record enrollment of 1250 students and a faculty of 69. Operating under a double session plan until the completion of the new addition, the school is using every available facility and resource to meet the crisis of sheer numbers of students.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior Classes are meeting during the morning session from 8 to 12. A full high school program with abbreviated periods has been planned and is operating for every student. Afternoon classes of the same type and length are in operation for the freshman class.
The programming and scheduling have been so planned that the integration of the two sessions at some future date will result in a minimum of change and confusion. All students will remain with instructions presently assigned, and each session will intermesh without the necessity of r e v i s io n of personnel or schedule.
Among teachers new to Norwood High School this year are several who were formerly on the staff of the Norwood Junior High School. Mr. Edward Shaugnessy, Mr. John Poce, Mr. Edward Sweeney, Mr. Richard Fusco, Mrs. Kathryn Paige, and Mr. George Clarite have joined the Senior High School faculty.
In addition, Mr. John Monbouquette of the Junior High School staff has been promoted to the position of Vice Principal of the High School.
New to the Norwood School system are Miss Dorothy Nugent, Miss Cynthia Quirk, Miss Priscilla Young, and Mr. Robert Feeney, all in the English Department; Mr. Albert Vaitones and Miss Kathleen Hunt in the Commercial Department; Miss Maureen McGinnis and Miss Elaine Johnson in the Social Studies Department; Mr. Ben Malvini and Miss Nancy McLaughlin in the Physical Education Department; Mr. Heniy Smith in the Science Department; Mr. James Phillips in the Reading Department; Mr. Dante Fiore and Mrs. Jeanne Vannorsdall in the Mathematics Department; Mr. John Frabotta in the Guidance Department; and Miss Judith White and Mrs. Elizabeth Callahan in the Foreign Language Department. Also, Mrs. Mary Parsons has been assigned new duties as School Nurse. Mrs. Anne Leeson has been appointed to assist in the school library.