Monday, November 12, 2012
Local student receives one of Peer Leadership awards from District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The following is a press release from the District Attorney's Office: DA Morrissey presents leadership award to Wellesley High Senior District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey has presented Wellesley High Senior Anna Zannetos one of just 23 Peer Leadership Recognition awards given county-wide for 2012. “The strength and health of school communities derives largely from the students who lead by example,” District Attorney Morrissey said after presenting the award at his 2012 Peer Leadership Conference, held in Norwood recently. “Good teachers and thoughtful administrators are important, but it is students like Anna doing the work.” Guidance Counselor Kristi Stone was effusive in her letter to the DA putting Zannetos’ name forward for the award…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Schools will stay closed through Tuesday.
Wellesley schools are closed Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to Superintendent David Lussier.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Sustainable Energy Committee is on the lookout for devices that suck energy while not in use.
Vampires could be in your home right now! Not the mythical bloodsuckers that populate your kids’ favorite movies and your favorite TV show, but household items that sap energy while not in use. Wellesley’s Sustainable Energy Committee has issued a fact sheet (pdf at right) and homework exercises to Wellesley Public School students to inform them about vampire energy sources. The exercises will teach students how to detect an energy vampire and how much energy that vampire uses. The fact sheet suggests unplugging items such as microwaves, coffee makers and even printers to reduce costs. The concept plays into Wellesley’s commitment to reach its goal of lowering energy usage 10 percent by 2013.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The town has published a report on recent MCAS output, and while overall Wellesley did well, science fell behind the mark.
The Wellesley School System as a whole did well on the most recent MCAS test, but because the town’s Science, Engineering and Technology high school scores fell short of expectations, there will be some adjustments made to the curriculum going forward. Wellesley had the lowest percentage of 10thgrade students to place in either “advanced” or “proficient” for science scores when compared to a cluster of like high schools. Wellesley was at 75 percent, which was nine percentage points lower than the second lowest scoring school in 10th grade science, Lincoln-Sudbury. School officials presented an overview of Wellesley’s MCAS scores at a meeting Tuesday night, in which they detailed how the high school science curriculum could shift in the …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Give back to local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in Wellesley how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.” This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers. UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour Organization, …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Superintendent David Lussier commented on Wellesley's MCAS scores this week.
After the MCAS scores were released Wednesday, Wellesley Patch asked Superintendent David Lussier to comment on how Wellesley scored. Below are his unedited comments e-mailed to Wellesley Patch Wednesday Afternoon: While we are still combing through the data, I can share some overall reactions. Also, it's important to note that we are monitoring both absolute attainment as well as student growth: Attainment Our students' scores are consistent with our past performance in ELA [English Language Arts Composition] and Mathematics. ELA, in particular, remains an area of strength across grades. 99% of our 10th grade students at Wellesley High School were Advanced or Proficient in ELA. 98% of 10th grade students at Wellesley High school were …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The incident is taking place on Barton Road.
The Wellesley Fire Department is responding to the scene of a child whose arm is stuck in an arm rest in a public school van on Barton Road. According to @MetroWestNotify, the department is sending a "full response." Wellesley Patch will provide updates as they become available. To stay updated sign up for our newsletters, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, September 17, 2012
It's a new week in Wellesley.
1. Tough day for New England fans, as the Patriots dropped one to Arizona. 2. Otherwise, we hope you enjoyed a beautiful weekend in the area. 3. The forecast for this week includes a bit of rain. 4. ...But sunshine toward the beginning. 5. Wellesley Public Schools has important info for the everyday Wellesley student.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Students are on the bus but no injuries have been reported.
There has been a school bus accident on Hampshire Road, according to @MetroWestNotify on Twitter. “Wellesley: sch bus accident on Hampshire Rd reprt no inj's but students are on board that didn't take long 1st days of school today,” the tweet says. The accident happened prior to 3:22 p.m. Wellesley Patch will provide updates as they become available.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
According to letters by outgoing Principal MaryBeth Kinkead and incoming Superintendent David Lussier, Kinkead will be the new principal at Natick Preschool.
Hardy Elementary School will begin the 2012-2013 academic year with an interim principal. Hardy Principal MaryBeth Kinkead announced in a letter to Hardy parents yesterday that she would be leaving the job to become the principal at Natick Preschool effective in the upcoming year. Kinkead, who lives in Natick, says she made the decision primarily to be closer to her three children. “The opportunity to work with potential pre-service teachers in an authentic setting is professionally very stimulating,” the letter says. “The fact that I will be working in the same district with my own children adds personal reward.” Superintendent David Lussier, who will serve in his first year as superintendent in Wellesley this year, wrote a letter to the …