The thermometer outside is reading 64 degrees right now with steady rain. It feels more like April than the start of winter! Before you head out to a well-deserved holiday break, I wanted to share my thanks for the tremendous skill and compassion you bring to our work each and every day. I know this can be exhausting at times and, whatever traditions guide your family activities in next week or so, I hope that you find time to relax and recharge your batteries. In the meantime, sleep in late, indulge in savory foods, and spend quality time with your loved ones. I look forward to welcoming you back in 2019!
Best regards, David
12/24/18-1/1/19 – Winter Break!
1/08/19 – School Committee Meeting – 5 pm – Town Hall
1/22/19 – School Committee Meeting – 6:30 pm – WPD Kingsbury Room
Congratulations to Jean Mahony (Gr 1 teacher at Schofield) on the birth of her first grandchild, Benjamin David Robertson, on December 1, 2018.
Condolences to Kathleen Dooley (Director of Technology) on the loss of her mother, Frances Fleming, on November 30, 2018; and to Kathy Hood (Schofield Kindergarten Teacher) on the loss of her mother, Jean Quinn, on December 19, 2018.
Wellesley Education Foundation – 2019 WEF Grant Applications Important Information:
DEADLINE is MONDAY, JANUARY 7th – 2019 WEF Grant Applications
Decision Notifications in early April
Please start the process at https://www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/
Educators Tab > Apply for a Grant tab
- WEF funded over $259,000 in grants last year!
- Grants funded at all WPS levels – elementary, middle and high school.
- WEF has a grant history 2010-2018 for review.
- Questions to email@example.com
Lisa Hicks and Yolanda Tong
WEF Grants Co Chairs
WHS Seminar Day Wants You!!!
The holiday season is upon us, and on behalf of Student Congress at Wellesley High School, we would like to offer you an opportunity to avoid all those divisive conversations about politics around the dinner table. Instead, might we recommend you invite your loved ones to participate in this year’s Seminar Day!
If you’re a new teacher or need a refresher on what Seminar Day is, please scroll to the bottom of this post and read the short description. If you already know the gist, please consider presenting a passion of yours or reaching out to those who may have something valuable, interesting, and/or exciting for our students to hear about. We have included the sign-up form below for you. If you would like us to personally reach out to someone (family, friend, or acquaintance) who may have a topic to present to our students, please pass along any information to us. You can also feel free to send the link along to them as well. Speakers can speak for one block, two blocks, or all three!
Thank you! Zach Nicol and Carly Matarazzo
(Feel free to contact us with questions!)
What is Seminar Day?
Seminar day occurs on the March half day every year at WHS. Instead of classes, we plan three one-hour blocks of seminars, and our students (and staff) attend the ones that align with their interests and passions. The schedule for the day is as follows:
Block A: 8:05-9:05am
Block B: 9:10-10:10am
Block C: 10:15-11:15am
Insurance Benefits Information
Health and Dental Insurance Benefits information is handled by the Town Hall Benefits Office. Inquiries should be directed to Joanne Liburd at JLiburd@wellesleyma.gov or by calling 781-431-1019 extension 2244.
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.
- Superintendent’s Bulletin: 12/14/18
- Superintendent’s Bulletin: 1/4/19