Superintendent's Office
The last day of school (the 180th day) will be June 21, 2017. It is an early release day, 11:00AM for elementary; 11:45 for Middle/High Schools.
 
Superintendent's Office
How Does Technology Support Learning? June 12, 7PM, Woodland School. Join Director of Technology & School Libraries Lee McCanne to learn about ways technology is used in classrooms to engage & support student learning
 
High School
Undergraduate Awards were presented May 23, 2017. Undergraduates were recognized for Academic and Extra Curricular achievements.
 
Superintendent's Office
On Wednesday, May 3 the Weston Public Schools held its annual Staff Recognition Ceremony where many staff were feted for either reaching a special anniversary or for retiring this year.
 
High School
Three teams placed high in state and national competitions.
 
Middle School
36 Weston Middle School students came together to work on the Mars Project over the course of 5 sessions. Included in the work were habitat plans, robots, life support systems, hydroponics, etc. Check out the video!
 
School Committee
Click above to read Weston School Committee response to a Finance Committee letter.
 

Message from Dr. Connolly

 

Dear Weston School Community,

 

Having just completed my eighth week in the position of Interim Superintendent, I wanted to take the time to thank the School Committee, Administration, Faculty, Staff, Families and, most of all, students for supporting me during my early transition period.  There is much that has happened in our district over the past two months and much still to accomplish before the close of the school year.

 

One topic which I would like to highlight is the work of the Start Time/Scheduling Innovation Steering Committee (STSISC). The committee of administrators, faculty, school committee members, and parents has been primarily investigating school start times and possible implications for our students and schools.  We would like to invite all of you into that conversation on June 8, 2017 at 9:00 am at Weston Public Library Community Room.  The meeting will begin with a presentation by Dr. Chun Lim, a member of the committee and a parent in the district, highlighting some of the most recent medical research on sleep and adolescents. This will be followed by a discussion of our preliminary findings and some of our future plans.  Please join us if you are able.

 

Some other highlights of the past many weeks:

 

Elementary

  • Following the findings of the English Language Arts Curriculum Review there will be two significant changes at the elementary level beginning this fall.  First is the adoption of Fundations, a research-based phonics program that will be implemented in kindergarten and grade one.  We will also begin to implement a comprehensive writing program created by Teachers College, Columbia University titled, Reading & Writing Project, often referred to as Lucy Calkins. Elementary teachers will participate in introductory professional development this summer and in a week-long institute during the summer of 2018.
  • There were also a number of community events including instrumental and choral performances that should celebrated.

Middle School

  • Students and faculty participated in their inaugural Project-Based Learning series.  Students had the opportunity to delve deeply into a topic and present and share their experiences with fellow students, families, faculty and staff.
  • There were wonderful Orchestra, Band and Choral performances.
  • Georgeann Bossers was presented with the highest recognition for teaching of geography in Massachusetts, The John Reilly Award for Teaching Excellence in Geography.
  • We welcomed back our eighth graders from their trip to Washington DC.

High School

  • Senior Sophia Palocz was named 2017 National Merit Scholar and will be awarded a scholarship for this significant accomplishment.
  • Senior Kenz Kallal and Freshman Andrew Yao are in the top ten in Massachusetts for the Math Olympiad, out of thousands of students across the Commonwealth.
  • Junior Kylisha Buchanan was accepted into the highly competitive National Parks Service Program were she will be leading educational programs for youth in the Boston Harbor Islands.
  • Ten percent of the high school student body participated in an amazing performance of Les Miserables, and many others performed in the Pops Series as well in a Chorus performance.
  • In our Athletic Department, baseball, girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, and boys track teams all made it to the state tournament, with both baseball and girls lacrosse also winning the small Dual County League Championship.
  • Teachers Sean Smith and Kim Young were named Fellows to further study this summer.  There are other teachers who have also been recognized this year.  Here is a link to the School Committee minutes where these accomplishments can be located as part of the Superintendent’s Reports to the School Committee.

I am very much looking forward to participating in the graduation for the Weston High School Class of 2017 this coming Friday, at 5:15PM on the Weston Town Green.  Congratulations to all the graduates and their families. Thank you, graduates, from the Weston public Schools for all that you have added during your time here.

 

Best,


Dr. Marguerite (Midge) Connolly

Superintendent

May 30, 2017

   

 

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

The last day of school is now scheduled for

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, a half day for all students.

 

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Next year's Calendar

 

 

Public Gift Policy

In compliance with Massachusetts General Law and the State Ethics Commission, Weston employees are forbidden from accepting any work-related personal gifts with a combined value over $50.00.  Read full policy here.

 

 

 

 

 

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