[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction. A student mentioned below was misidentified.]
Today is Wednesday, May 15. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- Hot and cold: Peabody resident Llana Jacobs, a sixth-grader at Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead, recently won first place in her grade for her months of work comparing two temperature extremes. The project was among selected STEM projects in the areas of scientific inquiry, robotics, reverse engineering, inventions and Rube Goldberg machines, which were recently presented to judges from the Science from Scientists organization.
- New Secretary of Education Matt Malone is paying a visit to Peabody this morning. Superintendent Joe Mastrocola says Malone will be meeting with teachers and staff and then heading over to Higgins Middle School at 10 a.m. to visit two classes.
- Dance, dance, dance: The Higgins citywide fifth grade dance is this Friday at 6:30 p.m.
- Don't forget GreenFest: This year's GreenFest will be held at the Brown School on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. You can find more details here.
- Packing for college: Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody is hosting a free interactive workshop May 23 (7 p.m.) for Jewish high school juniors and seniors, college students and parents to prepare them to effectively respond to campus opinions on Israel. The session, which is part of the David Project, will explore personal narratives and an approach to Israel advocacy on campus that seeks to build relationships with various segments of the community to enhance students’ understanding of and appreciation for Israel. The program is free and sponsored by the Lappin Foundation. RSVP by May 20 to Phyllis Osher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-740-4404.
Engage with your neighbors on Peabody Patch: