Superintendent's Office
First day of school will be Wednesday, August 31 for students in grades 2-12.
 
Superintendent's Office
Click above to access PowerPoint presented on June 16.
 
Superintendent's Office
All parents with children in the Weston Public Schools should have received an email containing instructions and links to join or renew their PTO membership for 2016-17 as well as sign up for volunteer opportunities. Click above for more info.
 
Superintendent's Office
Starting with the 2016-17 membership year, the Weston PTO directory information will be available to members online and/or print, and accessible via computers and mobile devices. Click above if you would like your child's information omitted or to add sec
 
Superintendent's Office
Just after April Vacation, many of us were able to view the movie, Beyond Measure, the follow up to Race to Nowhere. At this joint PTO WPS screening, we promised follow up conversations with our greater community. Come join the conversation!
 

Country is Curious!

This year at Country School, we have been thinking about curiosity and how we as a school can nurture the natural inquisitiveness of children. In our daily work, we offer children many opportunities to identify areas or ideas they wish to explore, as well as many strategies for satisfying their curiosity. It is, at heart, curiosity that sparks engagement, which in turn leads to discovery and new understanding. A recently published book on curiosity, Curious, by Ian Leslie, explores why we are (or aren't) curious and how it develops (or withers) over the human lifespan. It pays particular attention to the roles that questions and questioning play in fostering curiosity as we develop; as a faculty, we will be reading and discussing ideas about the link between questioning and curiosity over the winter months.

We believe that questions are literally the "engine for discovery," a driving force in intellectual, creative, and artistic development, "a technology that children use to "trawl for insights."1 As anyone who lives with a child knows, they are often an inexhaustible source of questions! Yet, it's the complex process of generating those questions that helps children make cognitive leaps--- by realizing what they don't know, and what they want to know, they can forge new paths to find out. Here at Country, we not only want children to answer the questions we pose, but also to pose and answer their own questions as they learn and grow!

 

 

 

The photos above are a sampling of projects children have worked on this Fall. Can you guess what "questions" they were answering?

1 Leslie, Ian (2014) Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On it. Basic Books, New York.

 

Ms. Erin Maguire joins Country School as Principal on July 1, 2016.  She was formerly the Assistant Principal of the Bridge School in Lexington where she served for five years.  Ms. Maguire previously taught kindergarten, third grade and special education in both Newton and Lexington.  She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College and a Master’s in Organizational Management from the Education Leadership Institute.

 

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