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Preliminary Bus Routes

Dear Wareham Public Schools Families:

As we get ready for the start of the new school year, there will be changes to our elementary bus routes and bus stops as a result of the reconfiguration of grade-levels at John W Decas Elementary and Minot Forest Elementary, as well as moving of the pre-school program from the East Wareham Elementary to Minot Forest.

A number off 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.

We expect that these changes will take some getting used to and ask you to 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 transportation@wareham.k12.ma.us.

The following are bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year. These routes are still subject to change. Bus numbers will be announced as soon as possible.

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.

Band Camp scheduled

Band Camp for the Wareham High School Marching Band will be held August 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the high school. Students entering grades 6 through 12 are welcome to attend. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Heather Ware at hware@wareham.k12.ma.us.

Cooperative School PM2 Registration, Calendar

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

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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.

Band Camp scheduled

Band Camp for the Wareham High School Marching Band will be held August 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the high school. Students entering grades 6 through 12 are welcome to attend. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Heather Ware at hware@wareham.k12.ma.us.

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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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 christian@warehamtv.org 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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