School Committee
The Weston School Committee is pleased to announce the selection, subject to successful contract negotiations, of Dr. Thomas Campbell as the next Superintendent of the Weston Public Schools.
 
School Committee
Finalists for Superintendent - Thomas Campbell, Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, Meredith Nadeau, each spent a day in Weston. The School Committee will deliberate in open session Thursday, January 22, 8:00 am, Case House, and anticipates a vote at this time. .
 
School Committee
Interested candidates should contact Joan Heilbronner (WEEFC Chair) at heilbronner@comcast.net or Danielle Black (School Committee representative) at blackd@weston.org. Deadline for submitting letters of interest is January, 25
 
Superintendent's Office
You can still join (and read more about all the PTO does to help our students, schools, and teachers) at www.westonpto.org. You can also join in person at Case House and/or purchase additional directories for $10 (Supt Office)
 
School Committee
The agenda includes the Recommendation of Finalist Candidates by the Superintendent Search Subcommittee, Report of the Foreign Language External Program Review, and Proposed FY16 School Budget
 

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.

 

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25-Jan-2015
01:30 PM
Middle School
26-Jan-2015
08:00 AM
Case House
26-Jan-2015
02:20 PM
gym
27-Jan-2015
12:00 AM
library
28-Jan-2015
02:20 PM
29-Jan-2015
08:00 AM
Case House
31-Jan-2015
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Country School Principal Chris Price with students

Principal Dr. Christine Price with students.
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