Monday, April 22, 2013
Even Wellesley schools aim for a 'back-to-normal' return for students on Monday.
"It's been a traumatic week for us." That was how Mary Bowers, of Wellesley's Council on Aging, captured the essence of a week that started with a bomb and ended with a Boston comeback: celebration after the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Bowers was among those to hand out cups of water to racers as they ran the Wellesley part of the Marathon route on Monday, along with seniors from Waterstone at Wellesley. "I was hoping a lot of the runners we handed out water to didn't even get close to the finish line," Bowers said. But now, she says, Wellesley is getting back to normal after what has been, for her "an exhausting week." Though Wellesley is on the periphery of the area where people were asked to 'shelter in place' on …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Wellesley Public School department has created a survey to generate some feedback on their plan for the coming years.
What do you want to see at Wellesley's schools over the next few years? To help shape the school's next three to five years, Superintendent David Lussier sent an email this morning with a link to a survey he hopes parents will take. According to Lussier's e-mail, the survey is built off of a number of listening forums and meetings with stakeholders. Lussier adds in the email, "Your ideas are very important to us and will help shape the work of the school system in the future. Thank you for being part of this important process." The survey is available until Friday, April 12. See the Wellesley Public Schools survey here.
Monday, December 17, 2012
On Friday, Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier wrote about the incident in Newtown.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Below is the message sent by Wellesley Superintendent of Schools David Lussier: Dear Parents and Staff, I am reaching out to you in light of the tragedy that occurred today in Newtown, Connecticut. The lives lost would be terrible in any situation. The fact that this occurred in a school building, where we assume our children and staff will be safe, makes today’s news all the more difficult to comprehend. Nothing we can say is likely to explain what happened today and yet we need to be prepared to support our children, who may have questions and/or feel vulnerable as they process this news and observe our reaction as adults. With this in mind, I am sharing resources that you may find helpful in talking with our children. The first is a …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wellesley’s new superintendent is at heart a Bay State educator.
Some call Austin, Texas the liberal haven of the south. It’s a beautiful southern city with dusty streets and a chic rock and roll nightspot never out of eyesight. It’s not exactly how one would describe Wellesley, Mass., but, according to Wellesley’s new school superintendent David Lussier, there are comparisons to be made. “It’s actually a lot like Wellesley,” he says from the Texas capital. “People are passionate about their schools. It’s why I’ve been here six years.” Lussier, currently the executive director for the Office of Educator Quality in the Austin, Texas Independent School District, certainly brings translatable skills. The Wellesley School Committee saw fit to unanimously vote him into the position Tuesday, and there is …