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Superintendent’s Bulletin

Enjoy the Weekend!

10/26/15 – School Committee Working Meeting – 8:30 am – Supt. Conf. Rm.
10/27/15 – Flu Clinic – 3:00-4:30 pm – Board of Health Office – 90 Washington Street
10/28/15 – Flu Clinic – 2:30-4:30 pm – Board of Health Office – 90 Washington Street
10/30/15 – Deadline for PD Day Proposals (see below)
11/1/15 –   Deadline for Submission of Salary Lane Change Letters of Intent (see below)
11/9/15 –   School Committee Meeting – 7 pm, Town Hall
11/11/15 – Veterans’ Day – Schools Closed
11/12/15 – The Forum: A conversation on Girls and Stress – 7 pm – Dana Hall School
11/17/15 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm Town Hall
11/25/15 – Early Dismissal – Thanksgiving Break
11/30/15 – Professional Development Day – No ClassesCONGRATULATIONS to Emily and Mark Harrison (WMS and WHS Special Educators) on the birth of their son, Peter William, on October 7, 2015.

CONDOLENCES to Anne Allieri (Teaching & Learning Admin Assistant) on the loss of her mother, Arlene Corley, on October 8, 2015;  to Steve McHale (Fiske Custodian) on the loss of his mother, Ann McHale, on October 16, 2015; and to the Family of Barbara O’Brien (Retired Hunnewell School Secretary) who died on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.  FLU CLINIC INFORMATION

The Wellesley Board of Health is offering flu vaccine for all school staff.  Please bring your insurance card and an optional $10.00 donation to the “Healthy Wellesley Fund” would be most appreciated.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015  3:00pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2015  2:30pm – 4:30pm
Location:    Wellesley Board of Health
                   Warren Building – 2nd floor
                   90 Washington Street

Presenters will repeat their presentation twice during the day, for audiences of no more than 20 colleagues at a time. Ten minutes of Q&A/discussion will follow each presentation.Collaboration is encouraged! Present with a colleague.  Presenters receive 10 PDPs.Submit a ProposalProposal deadline: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

The Forum:  A Conversation on Girls and Stress
Thursday, November 12, 7 – 8:30 pm
Dana Hall School, Wellesley
The Forum at Dana Hall School is a symposium series designed to examine a topic of particular relevance to girls and girls education.  The first symposium will focus on adolescent girls and stress.  Click here for additional information and the list of participating panelists.​

Letters of Intent to Change Lanes Due by November 1st

All professional staff  who expect to receive a Master’s degree, M+30, or M+60/Doctorate during the 2016-17 School Year, must send formal notification of intent to change salary lanes to Addie Doherty dohertya@wellesleyps.org, no later than November 1, 2015.  The notification should include:  current lane, proposed lane, and the school year (2016-17) in which you hope to change lanes.  This early notification deadline is required so that provisions for anticipated salary lane changes may be included within the new fiscal year budget.  Please note: The list does not carry forward.  You must provide written notice each year until you have achieved the desired lane change.  
Professional Development OpportunitiesUpcoming Primary Source WebinarsWorld War I as a Global Phenomenon
Nov. 9, 2015
7:00 – 8:15 p.m. ET
For teachers of grades 6-12
Webinar – online

Our webinar series for teachers of world history continues this fall with a timely session that seeks to re-center our view of the war in this centennial moment. World War I was a global phenomenon, the zenith of centuries of imperial endeavor. Whether in a World History, US, or European History course, the war and its aftermath cannot be understood without reference to the relationships between competing metropoles, colonies, and other entities. Professor Heather Streets-Salter, Department Chair and Director of World History Programs at Northeastern University, will examine events beyond the master narrative and explore the truly global impact of the war, particularly as it affected East Africa and South, East, and Southeast Asia. Classroom resources and teacher perspectives will be shared.
To register:  https://www.primarysource.org/professional-development/courses/online-seminars

Explaining the Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean
Nov. 12, 2015
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
For K-12 teachers
Webinar – online

The refugee crisis in the Mediterranean is one of the most significant humanitarian crises in a generation. What is causing the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of people in the region, and how is the international community responding? Join us as Professor Noora Lori of Boston University, an expert on migration in the Middle East, and Barbara Petzen of Middle East Connections discuss the roots and significance of the crisis, as well as strategies for talking about it in your classrooms.
To register:  https://www.primarysource.org/professional-development/courses/online-seminars

Global Read Africa: Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria
Dec. 2, 2015
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
For K-12 teachers
Webinar – online

Join Primary Source and readers from around the U.S. for a live, online discussion with author Noo Saro-Wiwa and Nigeria scholar Darren Kew of UMass Boston.

Looking for Transwonderland takes us on an adventure-and irony-filled tour of modern Nigeria through the observant eyes of Noo Saro-Wiwa. Her journey is not only geographical and cultural, but also personal: it tracks her coming to terms, after 15 years, with the country that executed her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. As Noo travels to different regions, she reflects with wit and feeling on subjects ranging from history to holidays, religion to roads, and the environment to ethnicity – all while sharing the perspectives of people she meets along the way. The book is appropriate for high-school students and anyone interested in life today in Africa’s most populous country.
To register:  https://www.primarysource.org/professional-development/courses/online-seminars

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​​WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website

Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website.  We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.
Wellesley Public Schools • Wellesley, Massachusetts www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/superintendent David Lussier, Superintendent

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Superintendent’s Bulletin 10/23/15
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