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We will use RecTrac by Vermont Systems to process payments for Pre-School Tuition, Class Trips, Field Trips (local and international), Music Activities, WEEFC Donations, etc. On-line payment may be accessed under Quick Links.
 
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PLEASE NOTE: Elementary Routes have been changed this year - we consolidated a route on the north side of town and added a route on the south side. Click above to access routes.
 
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We continue to follow the various ranking organizations. Each publication uses a different set of measures and determines a weighted importance of these measures. Click above formore and for link to article.
 
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On August 7, a fire consumed a house in Waltham where Cindy Surette, WMS Custodian, lives with her husband and daughter. All of their belongings were lost. Please read full message
 
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Newsweek has just published their 2015 ranking of the top 500 high schools in America. Weston High School is ranked 54th in America and 3rd in Massachusetts Click above for link to article.
 

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!

 

Dr. Christine Price, Principal

 

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.

 

 

  Click here for 2015 Summer Reading info!

 


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Country School Principal Chris Price with students

Principal Dr. Christine Price with students.
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