Oliver Ames High School

Oliver Ames High School is a public high school in Easton, Massachusetts. The school currently enrolls approximately 1200 students in grades 9 through 12 and is named after the late Oliver Ames. Oliver Ames offers Advanced Placement, Honors, college preparatory, business, and standard programs, as well as electives in the visual and performing arts, business and industrial arts, and home economics.

In sports, Oliver Ames' teams have many achievements, including winning the Hockomock Championships,

The Oliver Ames baseball team captured the 2007 MIAA Division 2 State Championship, This was the schools first ever baseball state championship.

The girls basketball program has won 3 MIAA division 2 state championships (2006, 2010)

The Oliver Ames Tiger Marching Band represented the state of Massachusetts in the 2012 Memorial Day parade in Washington D.C.

Oliver Ames High School
Oliver Ames High School Logo
100 Lothrop Street
North Easton, MA
School districtEaston
PrincipalWesley Paul
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment1,199 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Black & Orange          

Notable alumni

Jim Craig, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviet Olympic hockey team in the Miracle on Ice.

Ruth Graves Wakefield, inventor of the chocolate chip cookie.[3]


Muscato Stadium

Named after the coach, Valentine P. Muscato, who led the football team to six league championships and three undefeated seasons resulting in state championships. The stadium features a state of the art 400-meter track and a turf field for school athletics, which also served as the home of the Real Boston Rams of the USL Premier Development League.[4]

William Nixon gymnasium

The gym is home to Boys and Girls basketball, and as home to the girls volleyball team in the fall. The gym, which seats around 1200 people, was built in 2006.

Frothingham Park

Located just a few blocks from campus the historic park designed by Fredric Law Olmsted is the home to the Oliver Ames Tigers baseball team. "The park" as most townies refer to it, was also the home to the Tigers football team before Muscato stadium was constructed.


  1. ^ "Oliver Ames High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  3. ^ "Easton Historical Society hosts open house". Wicked Local Easton. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Real Boston are proud to call Muscato Stadium home for the 2013 season!". BostonRams.com. Retrieved August 30, 2013.

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Coordinates: 42°03′21.36″N 71°06′40.17″W / 42.0559333°N 71.1111583°W

Borderland State Park

Borderland State Park is a history and nature preserve with public recreational features located in the towns of Easton and Sharon, Massachusetts. The state park encompasses 1,843 acres (746 ha) surrounding the Ames Mansion, which was built in 1910. The area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Borderland Historic District in 1997. It is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, with an appointed advisory council that participates in policy decision-making.

Brockton Symphony Orchestra

The Brockton Symphony Orchestra (BrSO) is a community orchestra based in Brockton, Massachusetts founded in 1948 as the Brockton Orchestral Society. Described by the Boston Globe as "one of the region's classical jewels", the orchestra performs five or six concerts each year, including its annual Holiday Pops Concert and Chamber Music Concert at local venues in Brockton including the West Middle School Auditorium and the Oliver Ames High School. In the 1970s, the orchestra also produced original operas and ballets. Contemporary works which have been commissioned and premiered by the orchestra include Gardner Read's Vernal Equinox (1955), Beth Denisch's Golden Fanfare (1998), and Thomas Oboe Lee's Sounds of The Islands (2005).Chairman of the Executive Board is Torben Hansen, and the orchestra's Concert Manager is Branden Quental. The BrSO's musical leadership comprises Musical Director James Orent, a frequent guest conductor and violinist for the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra; Assistant Conductor Emilian Badea, who holds a DMA from Boston University and has been a bassoonist with the orchestra since 1989; and concertmistress Kristina Nilsson, co-founder of Boston's Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. Clarinetist and conductor Jonathan Cohler served as the orchestra's Musical Director from 1996 to 2006.

Concord-Carlisle High School

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) is a public high school located in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Boston. The school serves grades 9–12, and as part of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, has students from both Concord and Carlisle, Massachusetts. The school also has a notable portion of minority students from Boston (particularly Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan) enrolled as part of the METCO program. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School is widely regarded as one of the top public high schools in the state, with the September 2009 issue of Boston magazine rating it the number one public high school in cost efficiency and third in academic performance in eastern Massachusetts.

Easton, Massachusetts

Easton is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 23,112 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Greater Boston area, but is also part of the 6-county definition of the Providence MSA.

Easton is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. Open Town Meeting acts as the legislative branch of the town. The Selectman choose a Town Administrator to run the day-to-day operations of the town.

Hockomock League

The Hockomock League, colloquially referred to as The Hock, is an interscholastic high school athletic league located in Southeastern Massachusetts, United States. As of 2012-2013, the league consists of 12 member schools. All Hockomock League member schools are public secondary schools and also members of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. The director of the league rotates, with the athletic director of a different member school serving in the role each year.

With the addition of a tenth school, Attleboro, in 2010, the league implemented a divisional system. Schools with larger enrollment are in the Kelley-Rex Division, while smaller schools are in the Davenport Division. Both the Kelley-Rex and Davenport winners are considered Hockomock League champions. Taunton and Milford joined the Hockomock League in 2012.

List of FieldTurf installations

In 1999 the University of Nebraska–Lincoln installed FieldTurf in Memorial Stadium. In 2006, Nebraska installed new FieldTurf that alternates between two shades of green every five yards. Texas Tech University installed FieldTurf in Jones AT&T Stadium.

Nevada installed FieldTurf at its Mackay Stadium in 2000. The playing surface had been natural grass for 34 seasons.

FieldTurf was installed at Qwest Field (originally Seahawks Stadium) in 2002. The original plans called for a natural grass field at the new stadium, but due to the favorable reactions from players while playing at Husky Stadium, the Seahawks had FieldTurf installed instead.On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority announced that it had selected FieldTurf as the new surface for the Georgia Dome, replacing the AstroTurf surface in use at the Dome since its inception in 1992.Washington State University installed FieldTurf at its Martin Stadium in 2000. The University of Oregon installed NexTurf in Autzen Stadium in 2001 but the surface did not perform as expected and during remodeling in 2002 it was removed and replaced with FieldTurf. The University of Utah installed FieldTurf in 2002 and replaced it in 2009. Colorado State installed FieldTurf at its Hughes Stadium in 2006. The playing surface had been natural grass for 38 seasons.

The New England Patriots installed FieldTurf midway into the 2006 NFL season. The installation was made during a week when the team was on the road.

In 2004, Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey installed FieldTurf where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team plays. In 2007, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a Canadian Football League (CFL) team, installed FieldTurf in Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field. In April 2008, FieldTurf was installed at the new baseball stadium of Calvert Hall High School in Towson, Maryland, designed by Baltimore Orioles baseball great Cal Ripken.

List of high schools in Massachusetts

This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts.

Mary Shreve (Ames) Frothingham

Mary Shreve (Ames) Frothingham (February 1, 1867 - May 5, 1955) was born into the prominent Ames family of Easton, Massachusetts. She held crucial roles in the development of many local and nationally recognized organizations through leadership and financial contributions. She assumed modesty in her personal life so as to give generously to others. Her legacy in her hometown can still be enjoyed by many at the Ames Free Library, Unity Church, Frothingham Hall, Frothingham Park and her home ‘Wayside’.

Oakes Ames

Oakes Ames (January 10, 1804 – May 8, 1873) was an American manufacturer, capitalist, and member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. As a congressman, he is credited by many historians as being the single most important influence in the building of the Union Pacific portion of the transcontinental railroad. He is also noted for the subsequent scandal that alleged the improper sale of stock of the railroad's construction company.

Oliver Ames

Oliver Ames may refer to several members of the Massachusetts family:

Oliver Ames, Sr. (1779–1863), founder of the Ames Shovel Works

Oliver Ames, Jr. (1807–1877), son of Oliver Ames, Sr., president of Union Pacific Railroad during the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in North America

Oliver Ames (governor) (1831–1895), nephew of Oliver Ames, Jr., a U.S. political figure and financier, and 35th Governor of Massachusetts

Oliver Ames High School, Easton Massachusetts

Oliver Ames (governor)

Oliver Ames (February 4, 1831 – October 22, 1895) was an American businessman, financier and politician from Massachusetts. He was the son of Oakes Ames (1804–1873), a railroad baron behind the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) who was notably censured in the Credit Mobilier scandal for actions taken while a United States Congressman. Ames was executor of his father's estate, and took over many of his business interests. A Republican, he served as the 35th Governor of Massachusetts (1887–1890). He was a major philanthropist, especially in his hometown of Easton, which is graced by a number of architecturally significant works by H.H. Richardson as a result of his influence.

Paige Harrington

Paige Harrington (born July 25, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey player. She currently plays for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), following two seasons with the NWHL's Buffalo Beauts.

Ruth Graves Wakefield

Ruth Graves Wakefield (June 17, 1903 – January 10, 1977) was an American chef, best known as the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie, which she created. She was also a college graduate, dietitian, educator, business owner, chef, and author.Wakefield grew up in Easton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Oliver Ames High School in 1920. Wakefield was educated at Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. There, she worked as a dietitian and lectured about foods. In 1928, she and her husband Kenneth Donald Wakefield (1897–1997) had a son, Kenneth Donald Wakefield Jr. In 1930, she and her husband bought a tourist lodge (the Toll House Inn) in Whitman in Plymouth County. Located about halfway between Boston and New Bedford, it was a place where passengers had historically paid a toll, changed horses, and ate home-cooked meals. When the Wakefields opened their business, they named the establishment the Toll House Inn. Ruth cooked and served all the food and soon gained local fame for her lobster dinners and desserts. The restaurant had many people, including US Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, Sr. Her chocolate chip cookies soon became very popular. She invented chocolate chip cookies around 1938.She added chopped up bits from a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar into a cookie. It is often incorrectly reported that the cookie was an accident, and that Wakefield expected the chocolate chunks to melt making chocolate cookies. In reality, Wakefield stated that she deliberately invented the cookie. She said, "We had been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream. Everybody seemed to love it, but I was trying to give them something different. So I came up with Toll House cookie."Wakefield wrote a best selling cookbook, Toll House Tried and True Recipes, that went through 39 printings starting in 1930. The 1938 edition of the cookbook was the first to include the recipe for a chocolate chip cookie, the "Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie".During WWII, US soldiers from Massachusetts who were stationed overseas shared the cookies they received in care packages from back home with soldiers from other parts of the US. Soon, hundreds of soldiers were writing home asking their families to send them some Toll House cookies, and Wakefield was soon inundated with letters from around the world requesting her recipe. Thus began the nationwide craze for the chocolate chip cookie.As the popularity of the Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie increased, the sales of Nestlé's semi-sweet chocolate bars also spiked. Andrew Nestlé and Ruth Wakefield made a business arrangement: Wakefield gave Nestlé the right to use her cookie recipe and the Toll House name for one dollar and a lifetime supply of Nestlé chocolate. Nestlé began marketing chocolate chips to be used especially for cookies and printing the recipe for the Toll House Cookie on its package.Wakefield's invention met this need and went on to be the most popular cookie of all time. Chocolate chip cookies are still consumed today and currently exist in a market space of over $18 billion in the US.Wakefield died on January 10, 1977 following a long illness in Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts.In 2018 the New York Times published a belated obituary for her.

Sharon High School

Sharon High School (SHS) serves the residents of the town of Sharon, Massachusetts, United States.

Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Sharon High School is 59 percent. The student body is 48 percent male and 52 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 22 percent. In 2011, Sharon High School received a National Blue Ribbon Schools award by the U.S. Department of Education.

Stoughton High School

Stoughton High School (SHS) is a public high school the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts. It serves students in grades 9 to 12 and is a part of Stoughton Public Schools. It has an average of 300 students per grade level. It is located on 232 Pearl Street in Stoughton Mssachusetts. The principal is Juliette Miller. The SHS marching band and color guard are known as the Marching Black Knights.

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