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In honor of the Weston METCO 50th Celebration we are selling limited edition T-Shirts. The cost for Adult T-shirts is $20.00 per and $15.00 per youth T-shirts. Please use the link below to place an order.

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A Visual History and Personal Stories 

Weston Metco Program

Weston Media Center, working in collaboration with the Friends of Weston Metco, set out on a year-long production to record the history and personal stories of Weston’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement and how residents made a change for the better by bringing the Metco program to Weston’s schools. The video continues to tell the stories of former and current Metco students, families, and friends.

This video premiered at the Metco’s Annual Potluck Supper over the weekend. It’s well worth a watch and can be seen on Weston Media Center’s site.


TenacityIn late March WHS students participated in the Bedford Annual Academic Bowl for African American and Latino Scholars “Tenacity”.  Our team consisting of: Melissa Barbosa, Alanah Bullock, Taniya Williams, Helen Befekadu, Jaycee Bullock, Hannah Jordan, Ashanti Malcom-Bates, Dellena Bereket, Nasarith Berhe coached by LaToya Rivers, Erin Patterson and Andi Gettys; placed 4th overall and received 3rd place for their history argument.  This year’s prompt was “Is hate speech free speech?” 

Photos below are from Roxbury/Weston METCO event at the First Parish Church. Roxbury/Weston and METCO in Weston: Why did it start? Has it been successful? What is the outlook? Brief reflections from five individuals who have experienced the METCO Program in Weston

Click here to read Madelaine Kenyon’s September 28, 2017 article in the Weston Town Crier.

Please join with us and various groups within the Weston Community in attending and supporting the following events celebrating diversity, engaging in difficult conversations and reviewing the history of this AMAZING program!

DATE EVENT TIME/LOCATION
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Dr. Augustus White (Author)

Seeing Patients:  Unconscious Bias in Health Care 

11:45 AM – Forum in the Church Parlor

First Parish Church                             349 Boston Post Road, Weston

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Weston Historical Society Presents:  Annual Meeting “A History of METCO in Weston: 50 years” 7:30 PM – Weston Public Library Community Room
Saturday, January 27, 2018 “Lift Every Voice” Gospel Jubilee: Weston METCO 50th Anniversary 4:00pm – Weston High School Auditorium
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Desegregation to Integration: 50 years of METCO in Weston: The Work Continues 6:00pm – Amy Potter Center, Weston Middle School
Friday, March 9, 2018 A Book Conversation with:  Kwame Alexander (sponsored by the Ben Sandals’ Scholarship Fund) 8:45am & 9:45am – Weston High School Auditorium
Friday, March 23, 2018 Weston METCO 50th Anniversary Movie Premier and METCO Family Friends Potluck Supper 6:30pm – Weston High School
Sunday, April 8, 2018 Roxbury-Weston and METCO in Weston: Why did it start? Has it been successful? What is the outlook? 10:30am – brief reflections from five individuals who have experienced the METCO Program in Weston

11:30am – reception and informal discussion in Parish Hall

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Student 50th Anniversary Presentation 6:30pm – Weston High School Auditorium

About Weston METCO

Since 1967, Weston has participated in METCO, (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity), a voluntary, desegregation, program which brings approximately 167 students, grades K-12, from Boston to Weston’s schools.

The Weston METCO program is enjoying another productive and exciting year. Our students are working hard to achieve the academic goals that parents and the program have developed for them. Our METCO Academic Liaisons are working with our Boston students supporting them in their pursuit of academic success.

Elementary students in Kindergarten through grade three are working under the guidance of Riola Lazo, METCO Liaison (Country and Woodland Schools). At Field School, METCO Elementary Liaison, Theresa Dryden, is working with our fourth and fifth grade students. Cyril Kakulu is the METCO Liaison at the Middle School, and he works with our sixth, seventh and eighth graders. La Toya Rivers, the METCO Director and High School Liaison works with students in grades nine through twelve.

The Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization (BWMPO), the Family Friends program, and the Community Coordinating Committee (CCC) are examples of the diverse groups of students, parents, teachers, administrators and members of the Boston and Weston communities who are working together to make our METCO program the best ever!

We have many events throughout the year where we bring the Boston and Weston communities together.  Some of these events include the Family Friends Ice Cream Social in September (this year at the Country School, the METCO Gospel Jubilee In January at the Weston High School and the Annual Pot Luck Supper in March in Weston.  Everyone from both the Weston and Boston communities are welcome to attend these events.
We also conduct fundraisers to help support our programs.   Click on the Forms and Publications tab at the left to obtain further information on these fundraisers.  To learn more about the program’s achievements, please read the most recent annual report to the School Committee.

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WHS METCO Class of 2018

Front Row (L-R): Melissa Barbosa, Sejal Pareek, Taniya Williams, Daniel Rodriguez and Alexus Casmir.

Back Row (L-R): Shama Simmons, JeQuan Oliver-Bigby, Conor McCoy, Alanah Bullock and Roshani Nagarajah.

 

Camera Shy: Kamar Atkins, Kylisha Buchanan, Jahcynt John, Epifanio Nazoliny

 

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