Dear Weston School Community,

It is with great anticipation and excitement that I write this letter welcoming you all back for the 2017-2018 school year.  I hope that everyone was able to take some time to relax and enjoy family and friends over the summer months.  Teachers and administrators have been very busy over the summer working on professional development and planning for the new year.  The custodial staff has worked extremely hard, and we are grateful for how clean and welcoming our schools look for our students to return.

The school year cycle is one that lends itself well to starting anew.  As a district we have been through many administrative, faculty and staff changes over the last few years.  This is unusual for the Weston Public Schools.  As we begin this school year I want to assuage some of the unease and let you know that the Administrative Team that is in place for this school year is committed to working together with school-based professionals to make sure every student who enters into Weston Public Schools will have the best year possible as a person and a student.

Over the summer the leaders from across the district began working on our visioning and strategic planning using the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Framework, Planning for Success.  This is a comprehensive process that will include the voices of many in the community including students, parents and guardians, residents, teachers, staff and administrators to help ensure that we have actionable steps that take into account the needs of all students who attend the Weston Public Schools.   It is the goal of this process that we ensure and maintain the highest level of educational and life opportunity for all of our students.  As we embark on this most critical process please participate as you are able, as all voices matter and are valued.

We have two wonderful milestones to commemorate this year.  This will be the 50th year that Weston Public Schools has participated in Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, better known to us as METCO.  Our long partnership speaks to the program’s value to our entire school community. Please look for ways to participate and celebrate this longstanding collaborative and critical relationship. This year will also mark the 150th graduation from Weston High School. Both milestones speak to the importance of history and growth in our district.

Beyond our schools, there is a sense of angst and fear for many. To ensure that students and families experience a sense of safety in the Weston Public Schools, we must  stand together and denounce words or actions of hate in any form and make a commitment to each other that we embrace and celebrate diversity in all its configurations and that there is only room for tolerance for all, no matter one’s race, religious beliefs, political ideology, sexuality or gender identification.  Weston Public Schools is a safe haven for all who enter our schools, in any capacity.

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year.  We open our doors with much hope and eagerness to see what the new year will bring.  It is that time of year, the opening of school, where we begin anew and refresh.

Thank you all for your commitment to the students of Weston.

Dr. Midge Connolly
Superintendent
August 30, 2017

  • Janet Bohlin

    Administrative Assistant
    PH: 781-786-5211
    Fax: 781-786-5209

    E-mail: bohlinj@weston.org

  • Location

    Case House
    89 Wellesley Street
    Weston, MA 02493

Dr. Marguerite (Midge) Connolly

Superintendent Connolly

Superintendent Connolly 

Dr. Marguerite Connolly, formerly the district’s Director of Student Services, was appointed Interim Superintendent of Schools effective April 1, 2017.  Prior to joining Weston, Dr. Connolly has held leadership positions throughout the PK-12 continuum, in general and special education. Prior to joining the district, Dr. Connolly worked for six years in Newton, Massachusetts serving as principal at Central High School (2014-2015), vice principal at Newton North High School (2012-2015), and principal at Williams Elementary School (2009-2012). Dr. Connolly previously worked in the Boston Public Schools, the Stoughton Public Schools, and the Watertown Public Schools.

Dr. Connolly has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College; a Masters of Education in Planning and Public Policy from Harvard University; a Masters of Education in Severe Special Education from Boston College; and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary & Moderate Special Needs from Boston College.