Local Colleges Host WHS Sophomores

Wareham High School sophomores explore Wheaton College.

Wareham High School sophomores explore Wheaton College.

On Tuesday, sale October 21, discount a total of 140 Wareham High School sophomores, generic traveling in small groups, had the opportunity to visit one of five area colleges: Bridgewater State University, Salve Regina, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and Wheaton College.

The visits gave sophomores a chance to hear about programs and get a look at college life. Wareham Public Schools thanks the schools for hosting our students!

Sophomores visit Wheaton College.

Sophomores visit Wheaton College.

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Students visit Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

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Students visit Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

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Information About Enterovirus, Ebola

This information is from Commissioner Mitchell Chester and the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Almost all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-confirmed cases this year of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection have been among children.  Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing.  Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families.  The CDC has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68.

Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:

Web Feature, “What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68”
Drop-in newsletter article (matte article), “Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68”
Fact sheet for parents, “What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68”
General questions and answers for the public
Infographic: Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68

As enterovirus season is expected to taper off, flu activity usually begins to increase in October.  While there is not a vaccine to prevent illness from enteroviruses,  the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.  Many resources for parents and others can be found on the CDC flu web site.  CDC recommends that ALL children 6 months old or older get a flu vaccine.

Ebola Information: 
The President has made control of Ebola a top national security priority, and we as a nation have spent more than $100 million fighting this outbreak since the first cases were reported last March in Africa.  Our national health system has the capacity and expertise to quickly detect and contain this disease and is working with states and school districts to ensure the safety of our students and school employees.

The CDC is continually updating its information on Ebola, information that can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.

Additional Information:
Ebola FAQ
Talking with Children about Ebola
Recognizing and Reducing Signs of Anxiety in Times of Crisis

Parents: If you have concerns about any of these issues, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.

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Tell Me Something Good!

Congratulations to Sally Snider, a Wareham Middle School teacher, for being our first Tell Me Something Good honoree! For Tell Me Something Good, Wareham Public Schools faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a coworker for, well, something good that they’ve done! Both are then recognized in a video. Check out Sally Snider and Bethany Chandler in the video below!

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Congratulations to our 41 Adams Scholars!

A total of 41 Wareham Public Schools students received Adams scholarships this year.

A total of 41 Wareham Public Schools students received Adams scholarships this year.

A total of 41 Wareham Public Schools students have received the Commonwealth’s John and Abigail Adams Scholarship awards – earning the students free tuition at any UMass college or university.

“We are very proud of the accomplishment our 41 students have earned,” said Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood. “This is an example of how what one does today affects one’s future pathway.”

Of the 41 students, 40 are members of the Wareham High School Class of 2015. The remaining scholar attended the Wareham Cooperative School.

In order to receive the award, a student must score “Advanced” on either the English or math MCAS in grade 10, and “Proficient” or “Advanced” in the second subject. Additionally, the student’s combined MCAS score must rank in the top 25% in the district.

“We are very proud of what the 40 John and Abigail Adams Scholars have accomplished at Wareham High School,” said Wareham High School Principal Scott Palladino. “If utilized, the scholarship could equate to $7,500 off of each student’s tuition during their four years in college.”

The students will be honored at an upcoming School Committee meeting.

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Readers Become Leaders 5K October 19

ReadersBecomeLeaders5KWareham Middle School and Wareham Pediatrics will host the 11th annual Readers Become Leaders 5K run/walk on Sunday, order October 19.

The race begins at 12 p.m. at Minot Forest Elementary and features costumed readers who entertain the runners and walkers.

There is a $100 cash prize to the top male and female runners, unhealthy prizes to first-place male and female walkers, and division prizes for youngsters to octogenarians.

Proceeds from the event benefit Wareham Middle School students.

To download the registration form, click here. Registration can also be completed online at www.3craceproductions.com.

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Shaws, Target Donate to Wareham Schools

Wareham Public Schools thanks Shaws and Target for the stores’ recent donations to our schools.

Shaws Store Director Kevin Cerce, center, presents a check to Wareham High School Principal Scott Palladino and Wareham Middle School Principal Dan Minkle.

Shaws Store Director Kevin Cerce, center, presents a check to Wareham High School Principal Scott Palladino and Wareham Middle School Principal Dan Minkle.

Shaws donated a total of $400 to Wareham Middle School and Wareham High School. On hand for the photo were a few Viking Shaws associates. From left, Amanda Hathaway (Class of 2007), Kiara Rodriquewz (Class of 2015), and Samantha King (Class of 2016).

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Principal Dan Minkle with a check from Target.

Target recently donated $283 to Wareham Middle School. Principal Dan Minkle was very grateful for the funds and thanked the store for its assistance.

Thank you, Shaws and Target!

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Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Announced

The Wareham High School Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the Wareham High School Hall of Fame Class of 2014:

Frank Mott – Football, viagra Basketball, and Baseball – 1940s

Ed Monteiro Sr. – Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track – 1950s

The 1954 Football Team

Leonard Lopes – Football, Basketball, and Baseball – 1960s

Marty Cardoza – Football, Basketball, and Baseball – 1970s

Gilbert “Dobie” Franklin – Coach, Football and Basketball – 1980s-2012

Larry Senna – Cross Country, Basketball, and Track – 1980s

Patrick Schultz – Hockey and Baseball – 1990s

The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 29, at 5 p.m. at Salerno’s Function Hall (196 Onset Ave, Onset). Tickets will be on sale in October at Wareham High School.

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