I’ve been thinking a great deal about athletics recently. This is an important part of our school program and we consistently have participation rates that are among the highest in the state. While our teams are very competitive, our mission is equally framed by the importance of sportsmanship, leadership, and inclusion. In short, athletics should be an extension of our core values.
During the past month across the state, there have been a number of concerning news stories about unacceptable behavior during competitions from players and parents. It’s deeply concerning to hear that some sports are having a hard time recruiting and retaining officials because of the sometimes toxic treatment they receive while doing their jobs.
It is my continued belief that our student athletes need to model the values upon which we place such a high premium. In fact, already this year there have been instances when our athletes have shown great composure when faced with unacceptable behavior. This speaks well to our approach, the character of our athletes, and the support of our coaches, who understand that they too are educators.
I understand that passions can run high at competitions and it’s imperative that we as adults model the type of behavior—in both word and in deed—that we want to see in our young people.
Enjoy the weekend and many thanks for your continued good work.
11/26/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 6:30 pm
11/27/19 – Thanksgiving Break Begins – Half Day
12/2/19 – Professional Day – No School
12/3/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 6:30 pm
12/11/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 5:30 pm
Congratulations to Schofield Nurse Emma Tucker on her marriage to Brian McMahon on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
WTP Performances – Complimentary Tickets Available for WPS Staff – Upcoming Performance: Frozen Jr.
The Wellesley Theatre Project would like to offer Wellesley Public School employees up to two complimentary tickets to performances throughout the year! Seats have been set aside for all performances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-235-1550 to let them know which performance you would like to attend. We hope to see you at a show!
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program
Please click here to view BU Wheelock’s reinvigorated EdD program conducted by school and district practitioners and designed for working professionals.
2020 WEF Grant Applications
Deadline: Monday, January 6th Decision Notifications: Early April
Did you know??
● WEF funded over $224,000 through 29 grants last year!
● Grants funded at all WPS levels – elementary, middle and high school.
● WEF has a grant history 2010-2019 for review.
We welcome your inspiring and innovative applications. Please start the process at https://www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/ > the menu bar > Educators Tab > Apply for a Grant tab
Jessamy Harrington, Lisa Hicks, and Carrie Reepmeyer
WEF Grants Co-Chairs, 2019-2020
Logging into AESOP
Last year we changed to a single sign in option for AESOP. This means that you can use the same log in and password for AESOP as you do for your Gmail account. Please follow the directions below to sign into AESOP.Sign into your Gmail account. Open a new tab and go to the Faculty page of the Wellesley website. Use the link “AESOP for WPS Staff”
Click the line down the bottom of this page that says “or sign in with organization SSO”
Click the blue rectangle that says “Go to my organization’s sign in page”
Enter your Gmail log in and password
Do you have a question for the WPS Human Resources Department?
Email AskHR@Wellesleyps.org. The Human Resources Department is happy to assist you.
Human Relations Services
As we enter the holiday season, stress can increase. The Human Relation Services (HRS) can help. Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with HRS to provide up to ten free counseling visits for you and/or your family members. This program is designed to help you deal with stresses of life and work –including personal and family issues, drug or alcohol problems, and job related tension. It offers prevention and intervention to reduce these stresses and improve coping skills.
HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley and can be reached at 781-235-4950. This is a confidential service. Wellesley Public Schools is not aware of the names of employees or their family members who utilize this service.
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
For all Internal Job Postings, please go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website.