Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events 8/29/16

Dear Wareham Families,
 
On Wednesday, we welcomed our Wareham Public Schools faculty and staff back for the start of the 2016/17 school year. We celebrated their many accomplishments over the past year and highlighted exciting new improvements and initiatives that are in store for this coming year. 
 
Wareham students, will be well prepared to meet any challenges they face. In a society that relies on 21st-century technology, our students will have 1:1 technology in Grades 2-12.
 
Decas Elementary will be in the full implementation of the innovative K2 Focus~ a highly regarded and creative early childhood curriculum from Boston Public Schools.
 
Both Minot Forest and Wareham Middle School have applied to become PBIS schools, encouraging good citizenship and positive behaviors school-wide. 
 
Wareham Middle School welcomes its new principal, Dr. Peter Steedman, who brings much experience and knowledge to his new role. Monday will mark the beginning of the brand new Humanities Academy at WMS as well.
 
Wareham High School’s International Baccalaureate Candidacy Programs have expanded to both the Diploma Program and the Middle Years Program, meaning IB for all. 
 
Our Global Education Programs are ever-expanding to include new schools in new countries; preparing our students to participate in a global society.
 
In addition to innovations in our programming, our facilities are also experiencing improvements. At Minot Forest School we will begin the next steps in the MSBA Building Project this fall, and the new roof for E corridor and boiler project at Decas will be completed by November.
 
Please enjoy the video in the link below, highlighting these coming attractions for Wareham Public Schools for 2016/17.
 
https://youtu.be/ZFeHSHg3F_U
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euCqCGGuKZU
 
https://youtu.be/hUZneqB59KI
 
We greatly look forward to welcoming your children on Monday.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Kimberly B. Shaver-Hood


Weekly Events


 
John W. Decas Elementary
 

  • 8/29/16 First Day of School Grades 1& 2
        Kindergarten Orientation by appointment
  • 8/30/16  Kindergarten Orientation by appointment
  • 8/31/16  Kindergarten Orientation by appointment
  • 9/1/16   Kindergarten Parent Visit – 1/2 class each session – 9 AM – 11 AM or 12 PM – 2 PM by appointment
  • 9/2/16   No School
  • 9/5/16   No School
  • 9/6/16   First Day for Kindergarten
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    Minot Forest Elementary
     

  • August 29- Welcome Back Everyone! First day of school for our third and fourth graders. 8:25 arrival and 2:45 dismissal. Don’t forget a note if you are not taking a bus home. 
  • Week of Aug 29-Sept 1: Orientation by appointment for our preschool families.
  • September 2-No School today. Enjoy the long weekend. No School on Monday, Sept.5.  See everyone on Tuesday, September 6. Sept. 6 will be the first day for preschool and kindergarten.
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    Wareham Middle School
     

  • August 29: Welcome to Wareham Middle School! School starts promptly at at 7:40.  Please be in your Homeroom at this time.  Please remember that cell phones have no place at Wareham Middle School.  School ends at 2:02.  Late buses will start in a few weeks.  This year is going to be awesome!
  • September 2 & September 5:  No School.
  • September 6:  School resumes.  All signed parental forms are due back to your Homeroom Teacher on this day.
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    Wareham High School
     

  • August 29 – Opening day of school. Welcome Back
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    Meet and Greet with WMS Principal Dr. Steedman

    5th Grade Student Orientation and Meet the Principal Night

    On Monday, August 22, 2016, incoming 5th graders will be able to meet their new Principal and find their homerooms (assignments will be sent in the mail before this date) at 5:30pm.
     
    The 6th, 7th & 8th grade students (and parents) are invited to come and meet the Principal at 7pm in the Auditorium.

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    Chromebook pickup for WHS students

    Chromebooks can be picked up by Wareham High School Students on the dates/time listed below. A parent/guardian must be present with the student to pick up the Chromebook.

    Date:
    Monday 8/22 3-5pm
    Tuesday 8/23 9-11 am
    Wednesday 8/24 5-7pm
    Thursday 8/25 9am-3pm

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    Message from the Superintendent

    Dear Wareham Families,
     
    We have now passed the halfway point of summer vacation, and I hope that you are enjoying a relaxing and enjoyable break. There has been lots of activity, and much learning is happening on our campuses all summer long.
     
    The Summer CARE program is educating over 250 students entering grades K-8 in hands-on, project-based, STEAM-focused curriculum. Their theme this summer is, “We Are the World,”
    and highlights a major district initiative-Global Education. To that end, we are also excited to welcome 43 Chinese exchange students on Monday, to the CARE program from Qingdao, in the northeast region of China. Students will be attending classes with their Wareham school buddies, as well as offering courses in Chinese culture and traditions throughout the week.
     
    Another new collaboration this summer is with the Wareham Fire District Water Department. As part of their “Protect and Conserve” campaign, specialists at the Water and Sewer Departments will be working with students next week at Wareham Middle School as well as at their facility, to teach about the importance of protecting and conserving the local water supply.
     
    Meanwhile, we are busy making preparations for the new school year. Buildings are being cleaned, buses have been purchased, and educators have been in classes, attending professional development and are ready to welcoming all of our students at the end of August. Until then, best wishes for the rest of your summer holiday.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    ​Dr. Kimberly B. Shaver-Hood​

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