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UPDATED 8/25: Bus Routes

Dear Wareham Public Schools Families:

Preliminary bus routes are available below. Please check the Wareham Courier this Thursday for a published list.

Changing the grade-levels at our elementary schools have prompted many changes to our elementary bus routes. A number of bus stops have been moved to a main street or intersection in order to keep the average bus route to 30 minutes long. This may cause some students to walk slightly further to their nearest bus stop.

Additionally, we will be offering a shuttle bus from Minot Forest to Decas Elementary in the morning, and from Decas Elementary to Minot Forest in the afternoon, to allow parents with students at both elementary schools the opportunity to drop off and/or pick up only at Minot Forest. The bus will leave Minot for Decas at 8:10 a.m. The shuttle will arrive from Decas at Minot at approximately 3:05 p.m. [PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FORM FOR THE SHUTTLE]

Variances such as pick-ups at day cares, etc., should be addressed at your child’s school. Shuttle forms will also be available at the schools.

If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail or call the Transportation Department at 508-291-3574. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible, but by the following working day at the latest.

We expect that these changes will take some getting used to and ask that you please bear with us during the first month of school as everyone gets used to the new routes.

We invite you to submit comments and questions to, or via the contact form below the bus routes.

The following are bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year. These routes are still subject to change.

John W. Decas Elementary
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Minot Forest Elementary
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Wareham Middle & Wareham High
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Free Breakfast and Lunch for Students this School Year

All Wareham Public Schools students will be offered meals for breakfast and lunch, free of charge, during the 2014-2015 school year.

This program, which is available to all students regardless of financial need, is made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program and the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It is only offered to communities in which at least 40% of the students enrolled are eligible for free school meals.

Further information regarding this program will be forthcoming.

Cooperative School PM2 Registration, Calendar

The following is registration information and a calendar for this year’s Cooperative School PM2 High School Diploma Program.

To download, click here.

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Wareham Students Recognized for Excellence

Six students at Wareham High School have earned AP Scholar Awards and one student earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award in recognition of her exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

Emma M. Wynne qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Six WHS students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Owen R. Braley, John P. Irving, Nathaniel P. King, Meghan J. Silvia, Staley E. Quinn, and Hope A. Wallace.

AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admissions process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

Scott Palladino, Wareham High School’s Principal, was pleased to learn that an additional 26 WHS students earned qualifying scores of 3 or higher on at least one AP exam this year. “These students challenged themselves with college-level courses and performed well on their exams as a result of their hard work and excellent study habits. This year, we had more students than ever participate in AP courses, partly due to our school’s involvement in the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative. I am so pleased with their success!” Wareham High School is entering its second year into this grant that helps support schools in Massachusetts in encouraging more students to take Advanced Placement courses. “We have eased our normally very rigorous requirements for admittance into AP courses,” said Deborah Freitas, WHS Assistant Principal, “in an attempt to increase enrollment in math, science and English AP courses. As long as the student has potential and is willing to put forth the effort, we want to expose them to as many challenging courses as they will need to compete in the 21st century. If they succeed in these courses, we know that these students are definitely college-ready!”

Looking at the increase in enrollment and the students’ qualifying scores, it seems these efforts have paid off for the following students: Sidney Andrade, Cameron Bancroft, Kimberly Barboza, Allison Bernique, Cecilia Briggi, John Brand, Jeffrey Cifello, Patricia Cooney, Kylie Gillette, Corey Harunkiewcz, Michaela Horman, Kaylyn Lockyer, Jamie McCann, Michael McInerney, Breanna Muir, Katelyn Murphy, Nicole Nault, Nicole Russo, Timeo Sequeira, Jamie Shapiro, Maddison Stahmer, Quinn Staley, Madison St. Julien, Ashley Texiera, Mary Torraco, and Andrew Tricker.

Kindergarten Rally August 28

The annual Kindergarten Rally will be held on August 28 at 6 p.m. at the Onset Band Shell for incoming kindergartners!

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Kindergarten Rally August 28

The annual Kindergarten Rally will be held on August 28 at 6 p.m. at the Onset Band Shell for incoming kindergartners!

To download, click here!

DVDs available from WCTV

WCTV has made a series of school events available on DVD at a cost of $5 per DVD. All proceeds will benefit the Wareham High School Audio Visual Scholarship Fund.

The following DVDs are available for purchase. Contact Christian Fernandes at with your order. Please include your name and phone number.

Wareham High School Senior Prom 2014
Wareham High School Senior Awards 2014
Wareham High School Senior Video 2014
Wareham High School Class of 2014 Graduation
Wareham Cooperative School Class of 2014 Graduation
Wareham High School Solo and Chamber Ensemble Concert 2014
Wareham Viking Theater Co.: My Fair Lady (Friday Showing) 2014
Wareham High School: Boys Varsity Basketball Highlights 2014
Wareham High School: Girls Varsity Basketball Highlights 2014
Wareham High School: JROTC Award Ceremony 2014

Wareham Middle School Promotion Ceremony 2014
Wareham Middle School: Mr. Gately’s History Play 2014
Wareham Middle School: Honor Society Induction 2014
Wareham Middle School:  “Has Talent Show” 2014

Minot Forest Elementary School: Mrs. Montrond’s Wizard of Oz production 2014

John W. Decas Elementary School Spring Concert 2014

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