Superintendent's Office
Kindergarten Registration will be Thurs., April 2, 8:00-noon, Case House by appointment. Children who reside in Weston and are 5 years old on or before 9/1/15 are eligible for kindergarten. Click above for more info.
 
School Committee
New location for annual auction: Saturday, April 11, 6:30 PM, Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. Auction donation items needed too!. .
 
Superintendent's Office
Weston Seniors spend their last weeks before graduation exploring careers by spending six hours per day at an internship site. Mentors are needed in a variety of career areas. Click above for more information.
 
Superintendent's Office
Read Volume 1 of K-12 World Language Department Newsletter
 
Superintendent's Office
Elementary Curriculum Specialists and Asst. Supt Pamela Bator held an informal discussion and exploration of our new standards-based report card. Click above to access comprehensive brochure and screencast of the forum.
 

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 to sign up for Country School 2015 Third Grade Chorus


02-Mar-2015
07:00 PM
Case House
03-Mar-2015
07:30 PM
HS Gym
04-Mar-2015
11:30 AM
04-Mar-2015
12:45 PM
04-Mar-2015
07:30 PM
HS Gym
06-Mar-2015
05:30 PM
WHS
10-Mar-2015
07:30 AM
Case House


Country School Principal Chris Price with students

Principal Dr. Christine Price with students.
Read More
 
Copyright © 2015 Weston Public Schools. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Getfused