Superintendent's Office
Congratulations to Mr. John Minigan, WHS Drama teacher and playwright, whose play "Breaking the Shakespeare Code" is a nominee for the Eliot Norton Award given by Boston Theater Critics Association.
Superintendent's Office
Elementary schools dismiss at 11:00AM; Middle and High Schools at 11:30AM. THERE WILL BE NO LATE BUSES. Lunch will not be served.
Superintendent's Office
Volunteers have been selected to serve on the interview committee for the Assistant Superintendent for C & I. The committee includes administrators, faculty and parents. Dr. Maloney is appreciative of all who volunteered to serve on this committee.
Superintendent's Office
WHS Science teacher Mary Liu is one of 6 recipients of a Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education awards who will be recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Reception at WHS 4/29.
High School
WHS Latin scholars took the National Latin Exam on March 11-13, 2014. Sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, the exam gives students an opportunity to measure their progress in Latin language, culture and his
Superintendent's Office
Some athletic fields will be closed Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21 for pesticide applications. Click above for information as to which fields.
Superintendent's Office
If your child takes medication at school, please download the necessary forms for the physician and parents/guardians to complete for the 2014-15 school year. On the WPS website, go to Quick Links, All Forms, and print the forms you need.

Middle School Foreign Language


In a special morning meeting on Tuesday, April 15, the School Committee reviewed two under enrolled grade seven courses for next year, Mandarin I and French I.  Student sign-ups for both are less than the required twelve students. 


Chair Danielle Black read a statement (see School Committee Chair Statement) that provided important information about this process. With many parents in attendance, the School Committee raised questions with Foreign Language Director Cort Mathers and Principal John Gibbons on student and parent outreach, on line selection, and viability of initial cohorts as students enter and move through the High School Foreign Language program.  


Opening the meeting to parent comments, the School Committee heard many cogent arguments for maintaining four languages, but also concerns about the current practice of course selection.  At the end of 90 minutes of discussion, the School Committee took a vote to run both courses next year and to maintain the language sequence for these students through  high school.  However they also asked that a focus of the Foreign Language Program Review be on the issue of the viability of running four languages in our current model.


Dr. Cheryl Maloney

Superintendent of Schools




Slideshow images are from MS Chinese classes, HS Latin and a snippet of an article about WHS French students receiving an award.


Dr. Maloney bestows an award upon a member of the Class of 2013

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