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Thursday, September 18, 2014 -Day 4

7-7:30am School Committee/Student Advisory Council Breakfast    Principal's Conference Room
All Day Visit the Senior Class Events page
Senior Yearbook Portraits
Photos for yearbook all week. Sign up for a sitting time in the Main Office  Each session takes about 20 minutes.  Be sure to schedule at an excusable time. $25 due at the photo shoot.  Boys wear a collared shirt, Girls dress appropriately. Please check the Yearbook Lounge website for further information throughout the year    thru Fri, 9/19  WHS Pond
Activity Block Visit the Sophomore Class Events page
Halloween Haunted House Planning Committee   The Haunted House on Sat, 10/25, 6:30-9pm, is our main fundraiser of the year.  400+ people visited the house last year- Help plan this year's event to make it better than ever!    Asst Principal's Conf Rm
  Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Freshman Class Officer speeches delivered to class.    Black Box

 

 

7:30-7:35 

7:35-8:45

8:50-10:00

10:05-10:35

10:40-12:20

   •10:40-11:05

   •11:15-11:40

   •11:55-12:20

12:25-1:35

1:40-2:50

2:50

Activity Day Schedule -Day 4

All classes meet for 70 minutes

Homeroom Period
A3
C3
Activity Block

E2  (Lunch Block)

   Class Block 11:10-12:20

   Class Block 10:35-11:10 and 11:45-12:20
   Class Block 10:40-11:50

F3

H3

Buses Depart

Lunch Blocks
Tickets for Back to School Dance on Sale  $5 in advance and $7 at the door.    School store.  All students need to sign a dance contract before attending.  thru Fri, 9/19
3-4pm Principal's Advisory Council  Global Education Center  
Deadline Visit the Senior Class Events page
Permission slip and payment for 2015 Canobie Lake Park Scavenger Hunt due today   $40 fee includes transportation and park entry.  Checks payable to Town of Weston (please put Class 2015 Canobie in memo line.) Download the permission slip and submit with payment to Mrs. Schay.
4pm Visit Fall Sports for full schedule
Freshman Football @ Whittier Tech
Boys Varsity Golf @ Wayland HS

 

Things to know for students             back to top


Trip to France Information Meeting
Monday, September 22, 2014, 7pm
Room 204
This trip to Paris, the Loire Valley, and Normandy during 9 days over April Vacation is
open to all students
Parents and students are invited to attend.
Order your class ring
Monday September 22 and Tuesday September 23 ,
Lunch Blocks
Cafeteria
A down payment of $60 is required.
Extra ring packets are in the attendance office.
After school Drop-in Center Now Open
Monday-Thursday, 3-4pm
 Room 4
Students: get help with organizion and homework;
work quietly with friends on assignments. 
Mrs. Karen Bernardo is the tutor/coordinator. 

Visit the Community Service page for opportunitiesCheck our

Community Service

webpage,

soon and often!

2015 Canobie Lake Park Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3-9pm.

Visit the Senior Class Events page
$40 fee includes transportation and park entry.

Checks payable to Town of Weston (please put Class 2015 Canobie in memo line.) Download the permission slip and submit to Mrs. Schay by Thursday, September 18

Visit Guidance

Guidance Newsletter

on line now

Includes important upcoming dates for tests, college fairs, scholarships, and visiting colleges.

After School Detention begins
Tuesday  September 16, 3pm
    Detention is every Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 3 pm.
Room 6
    Students failing to report to their assigned Detention (or failing to have been excused in advance) will be assigned an additional two hour Detention, and will be required to repeat the time owed.
    A parent phone call or note after a missed Detention does not constitute an excused absence.
    Work, lessons/rehearsals or athletic practices/events will not be considered an excused absence from Detention. Students are responsible for adjusting their schedules in advance to complete Detention obligations.
Senior Advisory Group Pictures
Friday, September 19, 2014
Advisory Period. (10:05 -10:35am) 
Football Field
Visit the Senior Class Events page
In addition to your senior portraits, all seniors and their Advisory advisors will have a group photo for the yearbook.
DECA invites you to a
Back to School Dance 
Friday, September 19, 2014, 8-11pm
Cafeteria
Doors open at 8pm and close promptly at 9
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
Tickets on sale now
during lunch blocks
School Store
Students need to sign a dance contract before attending.  

February Vacation 2015

GULF COAST SERVICE TRIP

February 11-19, 2015

Doc Prov is looking for 30 willing, energetic and hard-working students to help restore the community and land still devastated by Hurricane Katrina. We will head to New Orleans, to build, work with 

Visit the Gulf Coast Service Trip homepage for more information
families, schools, community centers.
This trip is extremely inspiring and a great learning experience, combined with lots of physical work.
The total cost for these 8 days is approx. $1450. 
To sign up or learn more about the trip
contact Doc Prov (781 786-5976).
WHS Musicians Selected for
National Orchestra
October 26-29, 2014
Nashville, TN
Josh Avery (viola), Lilia Chang (violin), Sara Kawai (Harp) and Hannah Levine (String Bass) have been selected to participate in the 2014 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles, which represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States.  

 

 

  

Top stories for parents

Superintendent Search Survey    Please respond to this survey by Saturday, October 4, 2014.  While all the characteristics listed are desirable, the Search Committee wants to know which you deem are “most important” for the Weston Public Schools.  The School Committee and our search consultants Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, appreciate your willingness to participate.
Weston High School PTO Presents s
 Parent Education Forum: Encouraging Grit and Perserverance in our Children"-Monday, September 29, 9-11am  Research shows that stick-to-itiveness and the ability to bounce back from failure are more accurate predictors of a child’s ability to reach his full potential than intelligence, skill, or even grades.  Educator and grit expert Amy Lyon will discuss how parents can help children develop this all-important “grit" factor by nurturing optimism, resilience and goal-setting. Join us!  Media Center
Parent Focus Groups for Superintendent Search- Monday, September 29, 1-2pm. Case House large conference room.   In addition, there are two Community Forums planned: Mon, 9/29, 7-8pm, Field School Dining Hall and 
Tues, 9/30, (6:30-7:30pm tentative time), Boston, location TBD
The focus groups are an important part of the search process and we hope you will be able to attend one of these open sessions.  In addition to the focus groups, HYA will conduct a survey of all faculty, staff, and parents beginning the week of September 15. The information gathered at the focus groups and through the survey will be used to create a Leadership Profile, a summary of desired characteristics for the next Superintendent.  Contact the School Committee Chair, Danielle Black for details.  

Visit GuidanceSeptember 2014

Guidance Newsletter

on line now

Includes important upcoming dates for tests, college fairs, scholarships, and visiting colleges.

Please Donate Refreshments for Back-To-School Night, Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Visit the Freshman Class Events page
    Freshman Parents:  10 disposable platters of 3 dozen cookies each.  Please respond  here 
  • Visit Sophomore Class Events page
    Sophomore Parents: 4 large disposable fruit platters OR 6 platters each with 36 brownies OR sliced sweet bread (banana bread, pumpkins bread, etc. JUST NO NUTS, thank you).  Please respond here
  • Visit JuniorClass Events page
    Junior Parents:  3 large disposable fruit platters  OR 4 disposable platters of 3 dozen cookies each. Please respond to Cindy Hamblettchamblett@gmail.com
  • Visit the Senior Class Events page
    Senior Parents: 8 gallons of apple cider  OR 8 bags of apples.  Please respond to Mary Jean Keany. 
All items should be ready to serve and placed on disposable platters and dropped off beginning 6pm in the HS Cafeteria.
 
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)
Boston Globe reports on WHS role in online course The online-learning collaborative edX, is expanding its reach beyond higher education and will begin offering courses geared 
Read the full article here.
toward high school students. 26 high school courses were created by 14 institutions, including Weston High School.  Posted 9/10/14
Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Freshman Parents:  Please volunteer for Class of 2018 Family Pot Luck Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:30-7pm,  HS Cafeteria.   Click this link on VolunteerSpot, enter your email address (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)  and sign up for your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. (VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Debbie McNamara to sign up manually.)
Visit the Senior Class Events pageVisit JuniorClass Events page

presented  on Thursday, September 4, 2014, by Principal Parker and Assistant Principal Kelly, to introduce the new privileges.   Posted 9/4/14

Hosts still needed for Chinese visitors this fall WHS has invited 9 students and 2 teachers from Luoyang, China,  
Visit the Luoyang, China, page to learn more.
to visit September 20-October 5, 2014.  This is a great chance to participate in a rich cultural exchange right in your own home. Priority will be given to WHS students studying Chinese language. For more information, please email Cortland Mathers  or call 781.786.5915.

myGrapevine has made it easier for you to stay informed. westonGrapevine topics for Pre-K-Gr. 8 and High School are now titled by year of graduation.  Once subscribers have selected a grade topic, there will be no need to update the grade topic each 

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summer; however, you will still want to login to westongrapevine.org to review your other topics.  Please contact Dr. Lee McCanne, Director of Technology and School Libraries, if you have any questions about this process.   Posted 8/4/14

 

Upcoming Events for Parents                   back to top

Thurs, 9/18 Principal's Advisory Council  Global Education Center  3-4pm
Fri, 9/19 Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Football Potluck Dinner
The freshman class will "Kick Off" fall before the home football game.  Click this link on VolunteerSpot to volunteer, 5:30-7pm Cafeteria
Sat, 9/27
WestonMETCO Family Friends Ice Cream Social  3-5pm  Field School Playground
Mon, 9/29
WHS PTO Presents a Parent Education Forum: Encouraging Grit   Research shows that stick-to-itiveness and the ability to bounce back from failure are more accurate predictors of a child’s ability to reach his full potential than intelligence, skill, or even grades.  Educator and grit expert Amy Lyon will discuss how parents can help children develop this all-important “grit" factor by nurturing optimism, resilience and goal-setting. 
Join us!   9-11am  Media Center
 
Parent Focus Groups for Superintendent Search.   
The focus groups are an important part of the search process and we hope you will be able to attend one of these open sessions.  In addition, the consulting firm will conduct a survey of all faculty, staff, and parents beginning the week of September 15. The information gathered at the focus groups and through the survey will be used to create a Leadership Profile, a summary of desired characteristics for the next Superintendent.  Contact the School Committee Chair, Danielle Black for details.   1-2pm. Case House large conference room
 
Community Forum for Superintendent Search The information gathered will be used to create a Leadership Profile, a summary of desired characteristics for the next Superintendent.    7-8pm, Field School Dining Hall
Tues, 9/30
Community Forum for Superintendent Search   The information gathered will be used to create a Leadership Profile, a summary of desired characteristics for the next Superintendent. (6:30-7:30pm tentative time), Boston, location TBD
Wed, 10/1 HS Back to School Night  7pm
Sat, 10/4 Deadline for Superintendent Search Survey   Please respond to this survey by TODAY.  While all the characteristics listed are desirable, the Search Committee wants to know which you deem are “most important” for the Weston Public Schools. The School Committee and our search consultants Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, appreciate your willingness to participate.

 

Recent News click below to view item         back to top

6/18

6/17

Students analyze WHS drop in Boston Magazine ranking

WHS ranked #1 in state

  

Multi-Media                                  back to top

Meet Mary Liu,

WHS Science Teacher and

Recipient of the Goldin Foundation Award

Check out this video about science teacher Mary Liu

See a video about Mary Liu

 

 

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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

Fri, 9/19 Visit the Senior Class Events page
Senior Yearbook Portraits  Photos for yearbook.  All Day
WHS Pond
 

Advisory Day Schedule -Day 5

All classes meet for 70 minutes

7:30-7:35          Homeroom Period
7:35-8:45          B3
8:50-10:00        A4
10:05-10:35      Advisory Block

10:40-12:20      G3  (Lunch Block)

•10:40-11:05   Class Block 11:10-12:20

•11:15-11:40  Class Block 10:35-11:10 and 11:45-12:20
•11:55-12:20  Class Block 10:40-11:50

12:25-1:35      E3

1:40-2:50        D3

2:50                Buses Depart

 
Last chance to buy tickets for Back to School Dance on Sale  $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Lunch Blocks  School store.  All students need to sign a dance contract before attending.
  Visit the Senior Class Events page
Senior Advisory Group Pictures   In addition to your senior portraits, all seniors and their Advisory advisors will have a group photo for the yearbook.  Advisory Period. (10:05 -10:35am) Football Field
  Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Freshmen vote for Class Officers Lunch Block   Assistant Principal's Conference Room
  Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Football Potluck Dinner
The freshman class will "Kick Off" fall before the home football game.  5:30-7pm Cafeteria
 
Back to School Dance  $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday September 17 during lunch in the school store.  All students need to sign a dance contract before attending.  Sponsored by DECA   8-11pm.  Doors open at 8pm and will close promptly at 9   Cafeteria
Sat, 9/20 Visit the Senior Class Events page

2015 Canobie Lake Park Scavenger Hunt    $40 fee includes transportation and park entry.  Checks payable to Town of Weston (please put Class 2015 Canobie in memo line.) due to Mrs. Schay by Thurs, 9/18,  Download the permission slip.  3-9pm

Sun, 9/21 Visit the Senior Class Events page
Dana Farber Walk
Mon, 9/22 Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Deadline for Student Countil Rep speeches and nomination forms to Mr. Atherton.  3pm
 
Trip to France Information Meeting  This trip to Paris, the Loire Valley, and Normandy during 9 days over April Vacation is open to all students.  Parents and students are invited to attend.  7pm  Room 204
Thurs, 9/25 No School- Day of Low Attendance (Rosh Hashana)
Wed, 9/24 Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Student Countil Rep speeches delivered to class.  Lunch Block 10:17-10:49    Black Box
Sat, 9/27 WestonMETCO Family Friends Ice Cream Social  3-5pm  Field School Playground
Mon, 9/29 Visit the Freshman Class Events page
Vote for Student Council Representatives   (Hosted by Student Council)  Assistant Principal’s Conference Rooms

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