Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Superintendent David Lussier sent out a letter yesterday announcing the new head of the Hardy School would be a current principal at a Hudson elementary school.
A new head for the Hardy Elementary School is coming by way of Hudson. Yesterday, Superintendent David Lussier announced in a letter that Charlene Cook has been chosen as the replacement for MaryBeth Kinkead, who left the school in August. Cook currently heads up the J.L. Mulready Elementary School in Hudson, and prior to her time there, she worked in Boston as the Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning for the city's Public Schools and as a classroom teacher at Dorchester's Mather Elementary School. Said Lussier, in the letter, "The pool of applicants was very strong for this position, and I want to thank all of the staff and community members who participated throughout the selection process. Your input was essential in …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Wellesley High School off of their list. The school did rank in the top 250 nationally by US News, coming in at #163 nationwide and #7 in the state. The school district was also listed in Boston Magazine's top 20 list, coming in at #5. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Caution in travel also advised by the Wellesley Police Department.
School vacation week is coming to an end, however any activities that would have been on school facilities today have been canceled for the day. While Law Enforcement hunts the second Boston Marathon suspect, and the first suspect is dead, the Wellesley Police Department sent out an e-mail this morning officially closing school activities for the day. "This is merely a precaution," the Police e-mail notes, as Wellesley is not currently on lockdown per the Governor's instructions. The message goes on to say that MBTA service has also been suspended in the area until further notice. From the announcement: The Wellesley Police Department has numerous police officers on the street protecting the town. With that in mind, please refrain …
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.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Board of Selectmen and School Committee vote on submitting a Statement of Interest for three school-related projects.
By the end of the summer, Wellesley may know whether to expect repairs to the Schofield School next year. At last night's Board of Selectmen meeting, the School Committee came to present statements of interest they intend to send to the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA) for an accelerated project at the Schofield School, and for two others at the Hunnewell and Hardy Schools. Both boards voted in favor of submitting all three statements of interest. The Schofield project will address some air quality issues which have been raised in the past, with changes to the heating and ventilation systems, and windows on the docket. "We know there’s still more work to be done to address not just air quality but some learning environment issues…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Wellesley has the second highest number of citizens with advanced degrees in the United States, is home to three colleges, boasts a high school ranked among the top 100 public high schools in the country, and has very technology-oriented classrooms.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Due to snow, there is no school at Wellesley Public Schools today.
With the Latest Forecast: saying Wellesley can expect another 1 to 3 inches snow, Wellesley Police announced by e-mail that the Wellesley Public Schools are closed today. The news kids have been waiting for all morning: no school today. CBS Boston reports that Dana Hall is also closed. Previously, the schools were going to open, but with a two-hour delay.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Some of the most-read stories on Wellesley Patch in 2012: A couple of crashes, a few arrests, and
Throughout the year, Police performs a variety of services: fighting crime, enforcing traffic and working with families who have lost someone. In 2012, Wellesley Police Department dealt with those incidents and more this year. Here are some of the most-read: Honorable mention: Greineder Appeal Heard by Massachusetts High Court Do you agree with this list? Disagree? What did you think were the top stories this year?
Friday, December 28, 2012
Some of the most-read stories on Wellesley Patch in 2012: a graduation speech goes viral, and the high school is replaced.
This is the year Wellesley High School's graduating class was told it is not special, and the old Wellesley High School came down, to be replaced by the new one. It was a big year in schools, and here are some of the most-read stories. Do you agree with this list? Disagree? What did you think were the top stories this year?
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 …