It's a busy week in Wellesley.
1. Yesterday was the first day back to school for all Wellesley Public School students. 2. The day went OK, but one bus crashed on Hampshire Road, according to a report. 3. As with all Wednesdays throughout the school year, elementary students will be released at noon today. 4. The state primary election is tomorrow. 5. Do you know where your voting precinct is?
The students wrote movingly about discrimination and how it has affected their lives.
Two 5th graders from each school were recognized by the School Committee Tuesday as winners of this year’s World of Wellesley (WOW) essay contest, a part of the elementary curriculum in which every student writes about racial or cultural inequality. “The essays really were amazing and inspiring,” said WOW board member Michelle Chalmers who read essays from students at Sprague Elementary School. She said one of the essays she chose for acknowledgement was about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. She said the student wrote about how Robinson, in the face off discrimination and harassment, played baseball peacefully, showing grace on the field rather than resorting to violence. Another winning essay, …