I hope you each had a productive week. The state MCAS results for 2023 were released this week, with each of our WPS schools meeting or exceeding achievement targets set by the state. Four of our schools (Bates, Sprague, WMS, and WHS) were also identified as “Schools of Recognition.” Taken together, these results continue to affirm your efforts and the thoughtful approach to teaching and learning occurring throughout the district. And while we celebrate these positive results, we also know there is still critical work to be done to close opportunity gaps and ensure that our success is measured by the progress of ALL students. We’ll be presenting a more comprehensive analysis of our district-wide MCAS result to the School Committee on Oct. 17th. In the meantime, please review your respective school’s data for further insights into our progress and the work that remains.
As a reminder, Monday, September 25th is Yom Kippur, which we observe as a student holiday on our calendar.
Thanks for all that you do to support our students and families. Have a great weekend!
WEF Grant Overview and Deadlines
Grant Application Process Overview
WEF’s mission is to advance innovation and excellence in the Wellesley Public Schools. The information here provides an overview of the criteria for funding of grants, the application requirements, and the process by which grants are reviewed and approved for funding.
September 25th (Monday) – Yom Kippur – Schools Closed
October 9th (Monday) – Indigenous Peoples Day – Schools and Offices Closed
November 10th (Friday) – Veteran’s Day – Schools and Offices Closed
November 22nd (Wednesday) – Early Release – Schools and Offices Closed
November 23rd & 24th (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving Recess – Schools and Offices Closed
November 27th (Monday) Professional Day – Schools Closed
December 25th – January 1st December Break – Schools Closed
Human Relation Services
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.