Superintendent's Office
Thank you to all who volunteered to serve on the search committees for a new Woodland School Principal and/or Director of Special Education(Student Services). Open to link to see committee composition, timeline and search process visuals
 
Superintendent's Office
The Weston Public Schools is seeking volunteers to serve on the search committee for a new Guidance Department Head, serving grades 6-12.
 
School Committee
Saturday, April 11, 6:30 PM, Charles River Museum of History and Innovation in Waltham. Please note that there is no parking directly at the Museum. Parking is available behind Embassy Cinema, 16 Pine Street.
 
Superintendent's Office
The Weston Public Schools is looking for volunteers to serve on the Search Committees for a new Woodland School Principal, Director of Student Services, and Assistant Director of Student Services. Please click above to read full message.
 
Superintendent's Office
Three administrators will leave the WPS at the end of this school year. All three will be greatly missed: Dr. Cindy Crimmin, Woodland School Principal; Susan Strong, Director of Student Services; Sue Fisichella, Assistant Director of Student Services.
 

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


20-Apr-2015
All day
27-Apr-2015
07:00 PM
Case House
28-Apr-2015
07:30 AM
Case House
30-Apr-2015
08:00 AM
Woodland School Library
06-May-2015
11:30 AM
06-May-2015
12:45 PM
07-May-2015
07:00 AM
HS Principal's Conf Room


Country School Principal Chris Price with students

Principal Dr. Christine Price with students.
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