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Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events

Dear Wareham Families,
 
Monday marks the 100th Day of school for our teachers and students. I wanted to take a moment and reflect upon many accomplishments throughout Wareham Public Schools in just 100 days. In the past 100 school days, we have had numerous teachers receive awards, honors, and recognition at the state, national and international levels. We have witnessed successful athletic seasons in various sports. Our National Honor Society inducted twenty-two outstanding students into our High School Chapter this week. Our students in the STEAM Academy harvested cranberries from their bog this fall. We have seen our students take top awards in academic and entrepreneurial competitions. We have enjoyed watching our students perform in “Noises Off,” in choral and instrumental performances and in before and after school clubs and activities. We have had over two dozen visitors from China participate in exchange programs to learn from best teaching practices in WPS.
 
We are indeed proud, of all that our students and teachers have achieved in this short time. However, we will not be content to sit idly by, resting on our past accomplishments. Rather, we continually raise the bar for ourselves and our students- always reaching, always striving, always seeking the next victory. On that note, I hope you enjoy this special 100th-day video. https://vimeo.com/153922573 Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood


Weekly Events


 
John W. Decas Elementary
 
February 8, 2016- 100th Day Parade – PTA Meeting @ Minot 6:30 PM
February 8, 2016 – School Council Mtg 4-5:30 PM @ Decas
February 12, 2016 – Gateway Dental Presentation Gr. 2
 
Minot Forest Elementary
 
Monday, February 8th – Minot/Decas School Council meeting, 4:00 PM at Minot
Monday, February 8th – Elementary PTA meeting, 6:30 PM at Minot
Monday, February 8th – 100th Day of school for grades 1-4
 
Wareham Middle School
 
February 11th – PTA Meeting in the library at 6:00 P.M.
February 23rd – Science Fair from 5:00P.M. – 7:00 P.M. (building-wide)
February 24th – Snow Date for the Science Fair
 
Wareham High School
 
February 11th – WMS/WHS PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m. Middle School Library
 
February Vacation begins at the close of school on February 12, 2016.
School resumes on February 22, 2016

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Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events February 1

Greetings Wareham Families,
 
Next Friday evening, February 5th our Wareham Girls Basketball team is teaming up with the Dick Melloni Youth Foundation to raise money for Trey Miranda, a Wareham High School student. Please join us at 6:30 pm at the high school gym for this worthy event.
 
The Class of 2017 has done a wonderful job supporting Trey and his family and has raised $2,000 so far. Trey has a difficult road ahead, so your support will mean so much to Trey and his family.
 
This past Monday, we welcomed nine students and a teacher from Shanghai, China. Our guests will be attending classes to get a flavor of American classroom life. We are very appreciative of the opportunity for our students to meet, and to learn about education in China and about Chinese culture. It is our hope that we will be able to send students and teachers to China next year to continue this exchange program, allowing our students the chance to study in Chinese classrooms, to learn some Mandarin and to experience an opportunity of a lifetime. Expanding global awareness for our students is vital, as we know our students are part of an increasingly fast-pace global environment which impacts virtually everything we do in today’s world.
 
If you have a few minutes, here is a short “Did You Know” video which highlights globalization in the age of “Big Data” and constant connectedness. https://youtu.be/uqZiIO0YI7Y
 
Thank you and enjoy your week.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood
Superintendent

Weekly Events: February 1

 
Wareham High School
 
February 2nd
Early Release – Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.
School Council meeting 7:00 a.m.
February 3rd
National Honor Society Induction at 5:00 p.m.
February 4th
The Superlative Night is a fun way to celebrate the traditional yearbook favorites.  Each year students are nominated and voted by their peers for fun superlatives such as “Most Likely to be Famous” and “Best to take home to Mom and Dad”.  Students are asked to dress up.  Nominated students are free, parents $5, Students $2.
 
Wareham Middle School
 
February 1 – Term 2 report cards go home
February 1 – Field trip to Gillette Stadium for Grade 8 non STEAM students
February 2 – Early Release Day. Dismissal is at 12:05PM
February 3 – Assembly for Grade 8 students to discuss high school schedules for next school year
 
Minot Forest Elementary
 
February 2 -Early Release. 10:50 for preschool, 12:50 for Grades K-4
 
John W. Decas Elementary
 
February 2 -Early release. Dismissal at 12:50 PM

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Mega Bus Stops for Students living within one mile of their school

Mega Bus Stops for Students living within one mile of their school
 
Due to the recent snow fall, we will offer transportation to students within 1 mile from their school on Monday, January 25, 2016. The stops will be as follows:
 

  • Middle School/ High School: Shaws Parking Lot 7:10 to 7:20 am
  • Minot Forest: First Citizens Bank Parking Lot 8:10 to 8:20 am
  • Decas School: Island Brook Road at Main Street 8:10 to 8:20 am
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    Mega Bus stops are pick up locations that are provided to students that live within 1 mile of the school and bus transportation is not normally provided. These bus stops are activated by the Superintendent in conjunction with the School Resource Office and Operation Manager on days of extremely inclement weather. These stops will be provided in the morning and afternoon. In the morning, when these stop are initiated, all buses that go by the stop will stop at these locations and each bus will load as many students as possible until all students have been picked up. In the afternoon a specific bus route number will take all students to the stop. The bus number will be assigned that afternoon based on ridership. At the stop students will off load, a parent must be present for kindergarten students.

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    Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events

    Dear Wareham Families,
     
    Webster defines the word, “transition” as a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another; a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.
     
    As we transition from one school term into the next, and from January into February, I am excited about the promise that a new month and a new term always brings. February has many events, holidays and activities that await: Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, February Vacation and the 100th Day of School, to name a few.
     
    As we transition into this next month, Wareham Public Schools continues to move and evolve each day, into an increasingly rigorous educational environment that is developing students’ minds and preparing them for 21st-century opportunities.
     
    We are a district on the move, continually building upon past successes, while simultaneously setting ever higher goals for student achievement and district-wide change.
     
    In this way, we are constantly in a state of transition. We will never be satisfied with the status quo. We will always set our sights on providing the most innovative, creative and challenging learning opportunities for all of our students.
     
    Wareham Public Schools is on the move. Thank you for being our partners on this journey.
     
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

    Weekly Events

    Wareham High School
     
    January 23rd – MS/HS PTA Comedy Night, Salerno’s Seaside Function Hall @ 6:00 p.m.
    January 24th – WHS National Honor Society Induction will be held @ 1:00 p.m.
    January 27th – School Committee meeting 7:00 p.m. at WMS
    January 28th – Report cards issued
     
    Minot Forest Elementary
     
    January 26 – Band and Chorus concert 6:00 PM at WHS Auditorium.
     
    John W. Decas Elementary
     
    January 27 – Student Learning Expedition – all day, volunteers needed. Please contact the Main Office at 508-291-3530.
    January 27 – Wareham School Committee Mtg
     
    Wareham Middle School
     
    January 25 – Term 2 ends
    January 27 – School Committee at 7PM in the auditorium
    January 29 – Groups of students will be visiting the Bristol County House of Corrections, with Officer Baptiste and middle school counselors

  • January students of the month will be announced
  • The superintendent will continue to meet with student focus groups regarding the principal search
  • Three visitors from our partner school in China will be shadowing 2 of our students for two days the week of January 25th and the following week for just one day.
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    Upcoming Events
     
    February 1 – Term 2 report cards go home
    February 2 – Early Release. Dismissal is at 12:05PM
    February 3 – Writing Day (Persuasive)

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    February  2016
    MTWTFSS
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    • MF - Second session of CARE begins
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 2, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • WMS - T2 Report Cards go home today
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 2, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • MF - Bokskids starts for those who have signed up
      Starts: 7:30 am
      Ends: February 1, 2016 - 8:25 am
      Location: Minot Forest Elementary School, 63 Minot Ave, Wareham, MA 02571, United States
    • WMS -WEA meeting in Library
      Starts: 3:30 pm
      Ends: February 1, 2016 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Library
    2
    • WMS - Early Release Day - dismissal @ 12:05pm
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 3, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • Early Release

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, February 3, 2016

    • MF - Early release day
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 3, 2016 - 12:00 am
      Location: Minot Forest Elementary School, 63 Minot Ave, Wareham, MA 02571, United States
      Description: (No CARE program). Preschool dismisses 10:50 AM and K-4 dismisses at 12:50 PM.
    • MF - Groundhog Day
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 3, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • WHS School Council

      Starts: 7:00 am

      Ends: 8:00 am, February 2, 2016

    • WMS - SPED Paraprofessional's PD in room A206
      Starts: 12:20 pm
      Ends: February 2, 2016 - 2:15 pm
      Location: room A206
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    • MF - Chinese New Year
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • MF - 100th day of school for grades 3-4 (subject to change with any canceled school days)
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 9, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • School Council Meeting
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: February 8, 2016 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Decas
    • Decks and Minot School Council

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 5:00 pm, February 8, 2016

      Location: Minot Forest Elementary School, 63 Minot Ave, Wareham, MA 02571, United States

    • MF - School Council meeting
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: February 8, 2016 - 5:00 pm
      Location: Minot Forest School
    • MF - Elementary PTA Meeting
      Starts: 6:30 pm
      Ends: February 8, 2016 - 7:30 pm
      Location: Minot Forest School Cafeteria
    • PTA Pre K-4 Minot

      Starts: 6:30 pm

      Ends: 7:30 pm, February 8, 2016

    • PTA Meeting @ Minot
      Starts: 6:30 pm
      Ends: February 8, 2016 - 7:30 pm
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    • MF - Ash Wednesday
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 11, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • School Committee

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, February 10, 2016

    • WMS - School Committee Meeting in Auditorium
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: February 10, 2016 - 8:00 pm
      Location: Auditorium
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    • PTA Fundraiser Papa Ginos

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, February 12, 2016

    • Papa Gino's Monthly Fundraiser
      Starts: 4:00 pm
      Ends: February 11, 2016 - 8:00 pm
      Location: Papa Gino's, 2899 Cranberry Hwy, East Wareham, MA 02538, United States
      Description: Bring in the flyer and our organization will receive 20% of all non taxable sales.
    • WMS - PTA Meeting in Library
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: February 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Library
    • WMS / WHS PTA

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, February 11, 2016

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    • MF - Happy Valentine’s Day
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 15, 2016 - 12:00 am
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    • MF - Vacation Week, No School
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 20, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • MF - Presidents’ Day
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 16, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • WMS - NO SCHOOL - February Vacation
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 20, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • February Vacation No School

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, February 20, 2016

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    • Student Return

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, February 23, 2016

    • Book Fair
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 27, 2016 - 12:00 am
      Location: Decas
    • WMS - Garden Club's Poetry Contest Award Ceremony in Auditorium
      Starts: 9:30 am
      Ends: February 22, 2016 - 10:30 am
      Location: Auditorium
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    • WMS - 3rd Annual School-Wide Science Fair to be held in Gym
      Starts: 7:00 am
      Ends: February 23, 2016 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Gym
    • WMS - 3rd Annual (School Wide) Science Fair Award Ceremony in Auditorium from 6pm-7pm
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: February 23, 2016 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Auditorium
    24
    • WMS - Snow date for 3rd Annual School-Wide Science Fair to be held in Gym
      Starts: 7:00 am
      Ends: February 24, 2016 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Gym
    • School Committee

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, February 24, 2016

    • WMS - School Committtee Meeting in Auditorium
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: February 24, 2016 - 8:00 pm
      Location: Auditorium
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    • MF - Lifetouch will take spring pictures.
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: February 26, 2016 - 12:00 am
      Description: If families wish to purchase pictures, you can order them by using the picture form.
    • Mentor/Protege/Inductee Meeting being held @ MSC rm. 228
      Starts: 3:15 pm
      Ends: February 25, 2016 - 4:30 pm
      Location: Multi Service Center
    • WMS School Council

      Starts: 5:00 pm

      Ends: 6:00 pm, February 25, 2016

    • Book Fair Family Night
      Starts: 5:30 pm
      Ends: February 25, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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    • K-4 Grades Close

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, February 27, 2016

    • WMS - Beyond School Time KIT Training in Library
      Starts: 2:30 pm
      Ends: February 26, 2016 - 5:30 pm
      Location: Library
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    • MF - Leap Year Day
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: March 1, 2016 - 12:00 am
    • MF - Principal's Coffee
      Starts: 9:00 am
      Ends: February 29, 2016 - 10:00 am
      Location: the Minot Forest School cafeteria
    • Minot Principal's Coffee

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 10:00 am, February 29, 2016

    • WMS - Transportation Staff In-Service in Auditorium
      Starts: 9:30 am
      Ends: February 29, 2016 - 11:15 am
      Location: Service in Auditorium
    • MF - Famous MA Wax Museum, Mrs. Fitzgerald's class
      Starts: 2:15 pm
      Ends: February 29, 2016 - 2:45 pm
      Description: Families please arrive early for badge processing.
    • Minot Principal's Coffee

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, February 29, 2016

    • MF - Principal’s Coffee
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: February 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm
      Location: the Minot Forest School cafeteria
     
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