Superintendent's Office
Superintendent Maloney is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Marguerite "Midge" Connolly as finalist. Dr. Connolly will visit Weston on Thursday, May 7, Parents/Guardians will have opportunity to meet Dr. Connolly at 9:15AM,Middle School APC.
 
Superintendent's Office
The following candidates will be visiting the district during the next week and a half. Margery Condon on Tuesday, May 5; Jennifer Faber on Friday, May 8; Samantha Headley on Monday, May 11; parent forum at 1pm each of these days.
 
School Committee
The School Committee is pleased to announce the unanimous selection, subject to successful negotiations, of Dr. John Brackett as the Interim Superintendent of the Weston Public Schools for the 2015-2016 school year.
 
Superintendent's Office
The collection of fingerprints, teeth impressions, DNA & Audio/Video will be taken to provide tools to help law enforcement authorities find and identify a lost or missing child. Preregistration is encouraged for this free program. All data is returned t
 
Superintendent's Office
Thank you to all the people who volunteered to serve on the Guidance Department Search Committee. Open to see committee composition
 
Superintendent's Office
A temporary circulation pattern for Field School traffic will be in effect effective Wednesday, April 29.through Friday, May 8. Please utilize the School Street driveway. Click above to access diagram.
 

Axis of Bias Video

 

Some of you may be aware that last week a group known as Americans for Peace & Tolerance released a video entitled, Weston High School: Axis of Bias. Despite its title, most of the video focuses on Carl Hobert, a former Belmont Hill teacher who runs a program out of Boston University called the Axis of Hope (AOH). In AOH workshops, which Hobert conducts across the United States in private and public schools, students assume different roles in real life controversial issues, such as immigration in the United States or the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. 

 

A group of Weston High School students and their history teachers joined other high schools in such a workshop held at Revere High School in 2011. A Weston High School senior who was interning with Axis of Hope at the time led the simulation. Two years later in May of 2013, Mr. Hobert conducted a workshop for grade ten history students at Weston High School.  Charles Jacobs, President of Americans for Peace & Tolerance, believes that the Axis of Hope workshops are biased and focused on manipulating the beliefs of students. Specifically, he stated:  “our recently released video titled Axis of Bias at Weston High School shows how AOH exploits important educational efforts relating to global education in order to promote an anti-Israel and anti-American political agenda.”  The video opens with footage of Weston High School as students arrive in the morning, but beyond that none of the clips in the 27 minute film are of Weston High School students.

 

 Weston High School history teachers facilitated the small group discussions during the workshop and provided opportunities for students to reflect upon the materials and activities in the days before and after. None of our students were forced into particular roles during the simulation. As one teacher noted, she valued the workshop for “opening and deepening the students’ understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Since 2013, there have been no other Axis of Hope workshops scheduled.

 

Weston High School Core Values include “upholding the dignity of those who learn, think, live and look different from us.” Beginning in kindergarten and continuing through high school, WPS students learn and practice critical thinking skills such as discerning author’s point of view, writer’s motivation, power of word choice, origin and value of sources as well as the essential need to always ask questions. We want students to have a solid foundation in the skills necessary to be part of a democratic society so that they become competent, confident and compassionate citizens.  WPS faculty and administrators support our students through difficult conversations and thoughtful experiences in order for our students to become critical thinkers and global participants who understand our multi-perspective world.

 

Dr. Cheryl Maloney

Superintendent

 


 

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“…[I]ncorporating…innovative technology may not change the way classes are taught this year, but it has started a revolution in how learning and teaching are being conceptualized. I’m excited to see what is to come from both students and teachers.” — Mary Liu, WHS science teacher and creator of edX’s “Ramp Up for AP Biology” 

 

Learn more about Mary Liu’s experience in creating and incorporating a new digital technology here.

 

Please participate in this 
Weston Citizens' Academy Survey
Help the Town of Weston and Weston Public Schools gauge the interest in a Citizens' Academy that would provide community members an opportunity to learn more about the Town Government and the Weston Public Schools. Residents would tour Town and School facilities, meet with Department Managers and School Administrators, and engage in hands-on activities. 
 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Maloney at the new Field School

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