Today is one of my favorite days of the year! Later this afternoon, 375 seniors at Wellesley High School will receive their diplomas and become graduates, completing their journey through the Wellesley Public Schools. Perhaps no other event captures the totality of our work in public education than graduation. Your encouragement, support, and belief in our students’ potential has led them to this moment and they will continue to stand on your shoulders for the rest of their lives. Please know how appreciative our entire community is of your efforts that made this day possible. (And keep you fingers crossed for no rain!!)
06/03/16 – WHS Graduation – 5 pm
06/07/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall
06/21/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall
Professional Development Opportunities
WellesleyPD Summer 2016 Course Offerings
Summer courses through WellesleyPD are now open for registration!
To login to WellesleyPD:
- Username: lastnamefirstinitial
- The default password is wellesleypd; you may click “Forgot Your Password?” for reset information to be sent to your WPS email address
If you encounter difficulty logging in, please contact Chelsea Bailow, Professional Development Coordinator.
Registration for courses closes 2 weeks prior to the date of the first scheduled session of the course. Early registration is encouraged, as class size for each course is limited and a minimum number of participants is required in order for a course to run.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached 2 weeks prior to the date of the first scheduled session of the course, the course will be cancelled. Participants will be notified of course cancellations at least 10 days prior to the date of the first scheduled session of the course.
Institute about the WIDA Early English Language Development Standards Framework
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, in partnership with WIDA Early Years, is sponsoring an institute for Early Education and Care Partners who support young dual language learners,
age 2.5-5.5 years.
WIDA E-ELD Standards Framework Implementation Institute
June 15 & June 16, 8:00am-4:30pm, June 17, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Southbridge, MA
For more information and to register, please click here
TEC Online, Self-Paced Courses Free to WPS Educators
WPS has partnered with The Education Cooperative (TEC) to offer two online, self-paced courses free of charge to Wellesley educators. Please note that the ELL course is NOT an endorsement course.
- Engaging All Students with Differentiated Instruction (Click here for more details.)
- Strategies to Enhance Instruction for English Language Learners in the Classroom (Click here for more details.)
To Register: Go to tec.registration.etlo.org and complete the registration page. You’ll receive an email with a URL for the course you’ve selected, as well as instructions on enrolling in the course.
PDPs: Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Submit the certificate to Chelsea Bailow, Professional Development Coordinator, in order for the course to appear in your WellesleyPD records.
Thinking About Retirement?
For WTA members interested in retiring in 2016: Contact a representative from MTRS at 617-679-6877.
For further information to determine eligibility for retirement benefits visit: http://www.mass.gov/mtrs; to calculate your retirement benefits, go to http://www.mass.gov/mtrs/active-and-inactive-members/retiring-from-the-mtrs/regular-superannuation/estimate-your-retirement-benefits.html and to http://www.mass.gov/mtrs/forms-and-general-resources/downloadable-forms/
If you plan to retire this year, please send a signed letter (four months prior to retirement) indicating your intention to Director of Human Resources Gayle McCracken, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481.
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.