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Friday, October 31, 2014 - Day 1

 

 

7:30 -7:35

7:35-8:41

8:46-9:52

9:57-11:38

  •9:57- 10:27

  •10:33-11:03

  •11:08-11:38

11:43-12:49

12:54 -2:00

2:05-2:50

2:50

Halloween Assembly Schedule- Day-1
All Classes meet for 66 minutes
Homeroom Period
A1
C1
D1    LUNCH BLOCK
        Class Block 10:32-11:38
        Class Block 9:57-10:30 and 11:05-11:38
        Class Block 9:57-11:03
    H1
F1
Halloween Assembly
Buses Depart
2:30pm Visit Fall Sports
Varsity Field Hockey MIAA Tournament vs winner of Ipswich/Glouchester Home
Deadline  Visit Fall Sports
Purchase your "Wildcat Pride Season Pass T-shirt"  TODAY.  Wear your “Wildcat Pride” shirt for free admission to any  home game for 2014-15 school year. Students: $18    Faculty & Parents $25.
Please fill out an order form and submit it with cash or check made out to Weston Public Schools to Mr. Atherton.
 
Last chance to sign up for Trip to France  Visit Paris, the Loire Valley, and Normandy during 9 
Visit Global Education to learn more
days over April Vacation  Submit deposit of $300 by TODAY.  $3574, payable in 4 installments.  Registration after today will incur a $100 late fee.  Final registration is Saturday, November 15.  Download the brochure  Contact Ms Sophie Kulas for details
7pm Visit Fall Sports

Varsity Football MIAA Playoff vs Triton RHS.  Don't miss this historic game.  This is the first time in 16 years that the Wildcats are in the division playoffs.  Honor our graduating seniors.  Come see the action @ Proctor Field

 

 

Things to know for students             back to top



Visit DECA
DECA encourages all students to
Sign up for
The Babson Entrepreneurial
Leadership Academy
by Friday, November 7,  2014
Classes held at WHS
Learn about entrepreneurial thinking through the process of identifying, planning and launching a new venture.
Please see the flyer or visit DECA for details.  Class sizes will be limited.  If interested please contact Mr. Corey Guerra.

Order your Weston "W" Shirts today!

Limited Supply

Visit Junior Class Events
Black cotton shirt with small grey wildcat on front.  

Back has Weston "W" in maroon filled with Weston words.

Available in short ($15) and long ($20) sleeve options, S, M, L  

Proceeds benefit Class of 2016 overnight trip.

Order on line here

Contact Ms Kim Young for details

Visit Fall Sports for details
 Weston Girls Volleyball wins DCL Small Championship! 
On Monday, October 27, 2014, against Concord-Carlisle, the team achieved a 14-4 regular season record to qualify for the MIAA State Tournament for the third consecutive year.
Visit Wayland Weston Crew
WW Crew Girls finish 1st
Monday, October 27, 2014
Visit Fall Sports for details
Girls Overall Points total (with 15 Schools competing):
1.      Wayland Weston: 717points
2.      Arlington-Belmont: 623 points
3.      Hingham: 567 Points
WW Crew also finished 2nd in Boys Team Points and 2nd in Team Total Points. 
Visit Fall Sports
WHS wins Division III State Championship 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Today's win with 326 marks an undefeated DCL, Sectional and Station Championship.
Putting for Patients
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 12-4pm
WHS Gym
$10 per student, payable at the door
Celebrate the
25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall!
Prague Spring 2015
Visit: Amsterdam  *   Prague  *   Berlin
Tentative Travel Dates: April 16-26
The WHS History Department welcomes students to apply for our annual Prague Spring trip.  Our visit to cultural sites relating to World War II is a truly unique and enriching experience for all students interested in history, human rights, art, language, and travel. 
Visit Global Education to learn more
Applications are due November 5, 2014
email chaperones Sean Smith  and Kim Uyen Dang for details.
Tentative Cost: $3,500.00 
Visit the Community Service page for opportunities
February Vacation 2015

GULF COAST SERVICE TRIP

February 11-19, 2015

If you want to help restore the  New Orleans community and land still devastated by Hurricane Katrina,

sign up soon by contactin Doc Prov (781 786-5976)

Visit the Gulf Coast Service Trip homepage for more information
This trip is extremely inspiring, educational and involves physical work.
The total cost for these 8 days is approx. $1450. 
The WHS Boys Lacrosse Program iinvites
boys in grades 7 thru 10 to a
FREE Lacrosse Clinic for “First Timers”
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1-2:30pm
Weston High School Turf Field
 
Visit Fall Sports
Check out the exciting sport of lacrosse!
No experience is necessary;
and equipment provided.  
The WHS coaching staff and METCO Alumnus Marcus Craigwell ’04 will lead the clinic.  WHS Lacrosse team members will make sure everyone has a good time.  
Any player that can score on the HS goalie will win a prize!
All participants can enjoy post-clinic Pizza in the HS cafeteria.
To sign up or ask questions, please email, call or text: Michael Brown, 8th grade Director and Varsity Assistant Coach; or Tom Atkins, Varsity Head Coach at 617-699-3756  
Come find out why lacrosse is known as 
the Fastest Game on Two Feet
WHS Theater Company
earns 11th nomination
The WHS Theater Company has been nominated by the American High School Theatre Festival committee to represent the best of American high school theater.  This is our eleventh nomination since 2004.
Visit the WHS Theater Company page
The Company will not pursue a slot at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which will take place in the summer of 2016 .but, as they say, "It was an honor just to be nominated."
Math Team scores big at first
MA Math League meet
October 2, 2014
At the first Massachusetts Math League meet of the year WHS considers any total score above 100 a good score; this year we scored an amazing 125!  The team round won 15 out of 18, our best 
Visit the Math Team page for more information
ever, beating powerhouse Lexington.  Junior Akiva Gordon, earned a perfect score while four others tied for second place.

 

 

  

Top stories for parents

Visit WEEFC
Don't just watch from the sidelines...step up to the plate! Thanks to the generous support of WPS families, WEEFC has already reached 41% of its fundraising goal of $250,000.  The school by school challenge standings to date are:
Country  -  54%  (Goal $33,500)
Middle  -  44% (Goal $65,000)
Field  -  38%  (Goal $37,500)
High  -  38%  (Goal $80,000)
Woodland  -  27%  (Goal $33,500)
To enable continued funding of the wide variety of people and programming that make our school system special, and to help cover the budgetary gaps, please Donate online now, or mail your tax-deductible donation to:  WEEFC, 89 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493  See a complete list of grants funded last year.
Annual Joint Meeting of the Weston PTO, Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization and the Weston Diversity Committee Continuing the discussion on diversity, which we began last year around the book - “What If?: Stories to Spark Diversity Dialog written by Steve L. Robbins.  Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm   Field School 
PTO Parent Education Speaker:   Meet David McCullough, Jr., Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7-9pm Educator and author, Mr. McCullough, Jr.'s 2012 Wellesely HS commencement speech, "You are not special" struck a chord.  Free admission.   Field School Cafeteria
Visit WHS Guidance
Junior Parent College Information Seminar Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8am and 7pmJoin the Guidance Department for one of our two informative sessions to discuss your child’s roadmap for the next year and a half and the strategies 
Visit Junior Class Events
for your family in exploring postsecondary options. Topics include an overview of Guidance Seminar 11, standardized testing, application options, the counselor statement, and resources. Don’t miss this very important information session!   WHS Media Center
Happy Thanksgiving!No Thanksgiving Day Pancake Breakfast This Year   In part because the Thanksgiving game against Wayland will be away this year, this traditional event sponsored by the senior 
See the full announcement
class has been canceled.  The breakfast is expected to happen in 2015 before the home game.   Posted 10/22/14
The draft 2015-2016 school calendar has been presented to the School Committee and is expected to be approved at its meeting of November 3, 2014.  Feedback on the proposed calendar. The first day of school for students (Grade 2-12) is scheduled to be Wednesday, 9/2/15, which precedes Labor Day.  The draft calendar includes no school on Rosh Hashanah (Monday, 9/14/15) and Yom Kippur (Wednesday, 9/23/15), and a half day on Good Friday (Friday, 3/25/16).The earliest last day of school, with no snow days, would be Friday, 6/17/16. Please send any comments on the calendar to Superintendent Cheryl Maloney or Mrs. Danielle Black, School Committee Chair.  We appreciate your feedback, which will be shared with the School Committee.   Posted 10/16/14
Much Ado About Nothing-November 20, 21 and 22, The Visit WHS Theater Company for detailsaward-winning Weston High Theater Company will open its 2014-2015 season with this Shakespeare romantic comedy.  Tickets will be $5 for students, senior citizens and military and $10 for all others and will go on sale in November.
Make sure your senior is represented in the Yearbook! Senior Visit Senior Class EventsQuotes,  Baby, Toddler, Elementary and Candid photos are due Fri,11/14.  Fall sports photos are due Tues, 11/26.  Clubs & Activities Candids and Parent Recognition Ads are due Fri, 1/23.   Winter Sport’s Candids are due Thurs, 2/5. Spring Sport’s Candids are due Fri, 4/10.
Please submit candid photos as digital, high resolution, jpeg images.  We can scan photos if necessary.   Visit our yearbook website for Deadlines, Senior Portraits, Senior Packet, Custom Ads, Parent Ad Form, Upload Photos, Buy Yearbooks.  Contact Iona Nickeson, Yearbook Advisor, for details.
Annual Holiday Fruit Sale  The Black Student Union is again sponsoring a fruit sale to raise money to support the activities of the WHS Black Student Union and WestonMETCO  Download the order form and return it to the METCO Office at the High School ( 444 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493!) by Friday, November 14, 2014, to purchase a variety of Indian River fruit direct from Vero Beach, FL  Fruit orders will arrive the week of December 15th.  Contact the METCO office at 781-786-5850 for details.
Visit Weston AthleticsGive to WestonBoosters to support WHS Athletics  58% of the WHS student body participate in athletics and rely on the Weston Boosters for scholarships, equipment, uniforms, coaching assistance tools and more.  
Visit WHS AthleticsThe Weston Boosters is an integral part of Weston Athletics. We hope that every Weston family can contribute to this year's fundraising efforts and help us continue to provide for our athletic programs. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation online.
Visit Global Ed
Host Family Needed for Exchange Student from Buenos Aires, January 10-31, 2015.  WHS will host 6 students and you can participate in this rich cultural exchange right in your own home by hosting one of the students. For details or to host please contact Nicholas Pezzote   (781.786.5898)

 

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Mon, 11/3

School Committee Meeting  Tentative 

See the event listing for more information
Agenda includes High School Report, Guidance Report, Class of 2014, Student Performance & Participation Report, Advanced Placement Program.   7pm Case House
Tues, 11/4
Annual Joint Meeting Weston PTO, Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization, and the Weston Diversity Committee  “Continuing the Discussion on Diversity”  6:30-9:30pm  Field School
Thurs, 11/6 Visit WHS Guidance
Junior Parent College Info Seminar   Attend one of the two scheduled events at your convenience   8-10am  Media Center
  Visit WHS Guidance
Junior Parent College Info Seminar   Attend one of the two scheduled events at your convenience   7-9pm  Media Center
Fri, 11/7 Visit WEEFCWEEFC Family Bingo Night   6:30-8:30pm  Field School Cafeteria
Thurs, 11/13
PTO Parent Education Speaker  Meet David McCullough, Jr.educator and author, whose 2012 Wellesely HS commencement speech, "You are not special" struck a chord.  Free admission.  7-9pm  Field School Cafeteria
Fri, 11/14 Deadline for Annual Holiday Fruit Sale  Support the WHS Black Student Union and WestonMETCO.   Download the order form and return it to the WHS METCO Office (444 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493) by TODAY, to purchase a variety of Indian River fruit direct from Vero Beach, FL  Fruit orders will arrive the week of December 15th. Contact the METCO office at 781-786-5850 for details.
Sat, 11/15
Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund Club invites you to Putting for Patients  $10 per student, payable at the door   12-4pm  WHS Gym
Mon,11/17 See the event listing for more information
School Committee Meeting   Tentative Agenda includes Boosters Report and Superintendent Search Update. 7pm Case House 
Thurs, 11/20 Much Ado About Nothing-Opening Night of the Visit WHS Theater Company for detailsaward-winning Weston High Theater Company production of this Shakespeare romantic comedy.  Tickets will be $5 for students, senior citizens and military and $10 for all others and will go on sale in November.  7:30pm  Auditorium
Fri, 11/21 Much Ado About Nothing-The Visit WHS Theater Company for detailsaward-winning Weston High Theater Company opens its 2014-2015 season with this Shakespeare romantic comedy.  Tickets will be $5 for students, senior citizens and military and $10 for all others and will go on sale in November.  7:30pm  Auditorium
Sat, 11/22 Much Ado About Nothing-Final performance of the Visit WHS Theater Company for detailsaward-winning Weston High Theater Company production of this Shakespeare romantic comedy.  Tickets will be $5 for students, senior citizens and military and $10 for all others and will go on sale in November.  7:30pm  Auditorium

 

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WHS first to offer HS courses on edX

Learn about the new Open Campus policy for Jrs and Srs

Students analyze WHS drop in Boston Magazine ranking

WHS ranked #1 in state

  

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Visit WHS Guidance

Guidance Newsletter

October 2014 on line now

Meet the Guidance Interns,

Kira Wong and Julia St. Jean

Check out this video about science teacher Mary LiuMeet Mary Liu,

WHS Science Teacher and

Recipient of the Goldin Foundation Award

See a video about Mary Liu

Read Ms. Liu's 8/28/14 edX blog post

 

 

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Important Publications

 
Student Parent Handbook Athletic Handbook Student Activities Handbook 2012 Annual Report
Student Performance and Participation Report 2013-15 School Improvement Plan 2014-15 Program of Studies 

 

 

 Looking Ahead for Students              back to top

Wed, 11/5 Early Dismissal  12:45pm
  Deadline to apply to Prague Spring 2015  Tentative Travel Dates: April 16-26.  Our visit to WWII cultural sites is a truly unique and enriching experience for all students interested in history, human rights, art, Visit Global Education to learn more
language, and travel. Download an application and visit last year's Twitter page for more information, or email chaperones Sean Smith  and Kim Uyen Dang.
  Visit Fall Sports
FREE Lacrosse Clinic for “First Timers”  No experience is necessary and equipment will be provided.  
The WHS coaching staff, METCO Alumnus Marcus Craigwell WHS ’04, and current WHS Lacrosse team members will make sure everyone has a good time.  Any player that can score on the HS goalie will win a prize!  All participants can enjoy post-clinic Pizza in the HS cafeteria To sign up or ask 
questions, please email, call or text:
Michael Brown, 8th grade Director and Varsity Assistant Coach; or Tom Atkins, Varsity Head Coach at 617-699-3756  1-2:30pm   Turf Field
Fri, 11/7 Visit DECA
Deadline to Sign up for The Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy
DECA encourages all students to learn about entrepreneurial thinking through the process of identifying, planning and launching a new venture.
Please see the flyer or visit DECA for details.  Class sizes will be limited.  If interested please contact Mr. Corey Guerra.   Classes held at WHS
Tues, 11/11 No School  Veteran's Day
Wed, 11/12 MCAS Math Retest Session 1
Thurs, 11/13 MCAS Math Retest Session 2
  School Committee/SAC Breakfast    7-730am  Principal's Conference Room
Sat, 11/15
Dana Farber/Jimmy Fund Club invites you to Putting for Patients    $10 per student, payable at the door   12-4pm  WHS Gym
 
Final Registsration Deadline for Trip to France  Visit Paris, the Loire Valley, and Normandy during 
Visit Global Education to learn more
9 days over April Vacation  $3674  Download the brochure  Contact Ms Sophie Kulas for details
Thurs, 11/20 Much Ado About Nothing-Opening Night of the Visit WHS Theater Company for detailsaward-winning Weston High Theater Company production of this Shakespeare romantic comedy. $5 for students. Tickets go on sale in November.   7:30pm  Auditorium
Fri, 11/21 Much Ado About Nothing-The Visit WHS Theater Company for detailsaward-winning Weston High Theater Company opens its 2014-2015 season with this Shakespeare romantic comedy.  $5 for students Tickets go on sale in November.   7:30pm  Auditorium
Sat, 11/22 Much Ado About Nothing-Final performance of the Visit WHS Theater Company for detailsaward-winning Weston High Theater Company production of this Shakespeare romantic comedy. $5 for students.  Tickets go on sale in November.  7:30pm  Auditorium

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