Message from the Superintendent

Dear Wareham Families,

 

One word that comes up frequently when discussing students, faculty, and staff in Wareham Public Schools is, “persistence.” Defined by Merriam-Webster, persistence is, “the action or fact of persisting; the quality or state of being persistent; especially:  perseverance; the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people.  Persistence is indeed a highly admirable quality and is shown by many of our educators and students in Wareham.

 

The job of educating our nation’s youth, making countless vital decisions based on research and best practice each and every day, makes the profession rewarding but also challenging. Add in the fact that some decisions may be harshly criticized by others without a full range of knowledge of all the facts involved, and the task can seem quite daunting.

 

Our educators continue to show persistence on a daily basis, as they plan and deliver innovative curriculum, using highly effective instructional practices. Our students demonstrate persistence as they work through the complex material, not giving up, even when it’s difficult. Some of these students are also persevering through learning challenges and home difficulties; nevertheless, they persist.

 

I am extremely proud of our Wareham students and their educators for the grit, determination, and persistence that they show day after day, month after month, year after year, as they work to achieve their goals. As a community, we should stand behind them, offering them encouragement, support, and praise.

 

I hope you enjoy your February vacation and I look forward to welcoming back our students, faculty, and staff on Monday morning, February 27, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

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2017 WHS DECA 3rd Annual Home & Living Show

 

2017 WHS DECA 3rd Annual Home & Living Show

Connecting local businesses with local clients

Join other local businesses and Wareham High School DECA at the 3rd Annual Home & Living Show

 

WAREHAM, MA February 20, 2017–

Wareham DECA is proud to present their 3rd Annual Home & Living Show on Saturday, March 18th 10-4 and Sunday, March 19th 12-4.  Wareham DECA is an association of marketing, management, and entrepreneurial students who are academically prepared, civically conscious, professionally oriented, and emerging leaders who aspire to make a difference in their community.

 

These talented and driven young people are presenting a professional venue at a value for both the vendors and the attendees.  While students receive real-world experience in sales, marketing and customer relations , our vendors make connections with local clients.  

 

The WHS DECA Home & Living Show will include businesses from the following industries:  builders, home improvement companies, generator companies, mortgage companies, banks, painters, electricians, lumber yards, landscapers, solar companies, insurance companies, health clubs, assisted living companies and so much more.

 

There are just a couple more spots available for interested vendors and they are just waiting for your business!  Fun 107 will be working with WHS DECA to promote the event over the next 3 weeks and will broadcast live from the expo floor on Saturday, March 18th! So secure your booth now!

 

Attendees to the Home & Living show are afforded free admission as they are exposed to the outstanding reputable businesses here in their own community and have the chance to win great door prizes!

 

All proceeds generated will go directly to the funding of the DECA students’ travel and registration costs to their district, state and national competitions where these students will showcase their mastery of business concepts.

 

For interested vendors:  contact us at kcarman172@aol.com or mmaurice@wareham.k12.ma.us  or call 508 889-7123 or 508 291-3510 ext 117

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Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events

Dear Wareham Families,
 
February is a short month, to begin with, and for school time, it is even shorter, with February vacation and now these two snow days. There are many different ways to keep the learning going while your child is out of school.
 
Take a visit to the Wareham Free Library. Our library has much to offer families. In addition to quiet studying spaces, they have a number of activities planned each month. Here are some of the events for February:
 
Feb 11 10:00 AM Playgroup
Feb 14 10:30 AM Winter Storytime
Feb 16 10:30 AM Winter Storytime
Feb 16 6:00 PM Winter Storytime
Feb 21 10:30 AM Winter Storytime
 
There are also ways to keep the momentum of learning going from home via online websites. Some of our favorites are individualized and keep track of student’s progress such as:
 
Prodigygame.com
ReadTheory.org
 
While others offer tips, resources and fun games for students such as:
 
Redingrockets.org
Coolmath-games.com
 
During these days off, I hope you will set aside time to read together as a family. Research shows that maintaining at least twenty minutes each day of reading, will help prevent learning loss during time away from the classroom. Also, reading together as a family helps promote a love of reading and learning, and creates bonds and memories that can last a lifetime.
 
Best wishes for a great weekend, and stay safe in this unpredictable New England weather.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood
 
As a special reminder – School vacation week: February 20-24
School resumes on February 27, 2017, normal school hours


Weekly Events


 
Minot Forest Elementary
 
Monday, February 13
2nd session of CARE begins
School Council meeting, 4:00 PM at Minot
PTA meeting 6:30 PM at Minot
 
Tuesday, February 14
Valentine’s Day
Early Release. Preschool dismissal at 10:50 AM. Elementary dismissal at 12:50.
 
Wednesday, February 15
Select grade 4 students will take the National NAEP assessment
 
Thursday, February 16
Chili’s restaurant fundraiser to benefit the PTA
 
Wareham Middle School
 
February 14 – Early Release
February 16 – PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please note change in location.
February 16 – School Council meeting at 5:00 p.m.
 
Wareham High School
 
February 14th
Early Release Day – Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.

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Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events

Dear Wareham Families,
 
Anthony Robbins stated, “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the ways in which we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” Diversity in thinking is one of the founding principles of our great nation. Diversity in communication is also extremely important. In Wareham Public Schools, we constantly strive to excel in communicating to parents, the community, and the world, about our academic offerings, innovative programming, and upcoming events. Some of our methods of communication utilize technology via our district web page, apps, and social media sites. We work with our local newspapers and television station to produce series of articles and videos that inform families and community members about district news. We also communicate through newsletters, flyers and phone calls. None of this, however, can replace the importance of periodically sitting down and having face to face conversations, both in small focus groups and individually. By meeting in person, we have the ability to actively listen to ideas, concerns, and suggestions that others may have. We believe that having numerous ways to communicate information is extremely important and we will continue to use a variety of methods to do so.
 
Please check out our web site each Friday for my weekly blog post and information about upcoming events at each school at warehamps.org. We have a very active Facebook page: Wareham Public Schools. We continue to grow our Twitter, @warehamps, and Instagram warehampublicschools, pages as well.
 
I would also invite you to attend a coffee on February 2, 2017, I will be sharing information about the FY18 budget and would like to hear your thoughts on this topic as well as other points of discussion that you would like to share. The coffee will be held in room 228 in the Multi-Service Building beginning at 9:00 a.m.
 
As I have said before and will continue to say, I invite you to call me or to sit down in person, as my door is always open.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

Weekly Events

 

Wareham High School
January 29th –  PTA Meat Raffle at Shenanigans Bar & Grill from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

February 2nd – AP Informational meeting for Parents/Guardians 6:30 in the WHS auditorium
                       – Bridgewater State University Dual Enrollment informational meeting 7:00 p.m. in the WHS auditorium
                       – IB Informational meeting for Parents/Guardians 7:20 p.m. in the WHS auditorium, 7:40 questions & answers
 
Wareham Middle School
February 3 – Honor Society Induction at 5:30 P.M. in the auditorium
 
Minot Forest Elementary
Monday, January 30
Principal’s Coffee, 9:00 AM at Minot Forest
 
Tuesday, January 31
Band and Chorus Concert, 6:00 PM at Wareham High School Auditorium
 
Thursday, February 2
Groundhog Day. Will the groundhog see its shadow?
CARE 1st session ends today
 
Friday, February 3
100th day of school for grades 3 and 4!

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