Students win photo contest, recognized in Science Scope

The big winners! Janice L. Barton's Team 7A science classes.

The big winners! Janice L. Barton’s Team 7A science classes.

Wareham Middle School students in Janice L. Barton’s Team 7A science classes won Science Scope’s Mystery Photo Contest for October, and were featured in the teachers’ journal for the accomplishment.

The mystery photo was… neurons!

Science Scope is the National Science Teachers Association’s journal for middle and high school science teachers.

Barton’s students complete a “daily challenge” at the beginning of each class. The challenge is based on the skills students are learning. Barton saw the mystery photo in the journal, and because the class has a unit on anatomy and body systems, she said: “I thought it would be fun to add a little ‘real life’ twist and the element of competition.”

The students rose to the challenge.

“With enthusiasm, each student guessed individually, and then we discussed it in class,” Barton recalled. “The majority of students in each class came up with either ‘neuron’ or ‘nerve cell.’ I sent it in, and we were all pleasantly surprised to find we had won!”

The prize? Barton and her class get to choose an item from the “NSTA Recommends” catalog. Barton says she and the students will pick a book or activity that as many students as possible can enjoy.

And, the teacher notes, “we plan to continue sending guesses in!”

Congratulations to all!

A snippet of Science Scope’s recognition of our Wareham Middle School students. Click the photo to see the full page!

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School Committee recognizes MCAS excellence

prescription 4th-grade students at Minot Forest Elementary, celebrate their perfect MCAS scores.” src=”http://warehamps.org/district/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/minotForest-1024×799.jpg” width=”430″ height=”335″ /> Helena G. Whitton and Anthony J. Calderone, 4th-grade students at Minot Forest Elementary, celebrate their perfect MCAS scores.

The School Committee on Wednesday recognized the nearly 60 Wareham students who either achieved perfect MCAS scores last spring, were awarded John and Abigail Adams Scholarships, or both.

The students packed the Wareham Middle School auditorium with their families and were congratulated by their principals and the School Committee members.

Adams scholarships cover the tuition at public colleges for students who score “advanced” or “proficient” on the English and math MCAS tests taken in grade 10, and who have combined scores from the tests that place them in the top 25% of their graduating class.

Wareham Middle School students celebrate their achievement.

Wareham Middle School students celebrate their achievement.

Wareham High School has more than 40 Adams scholars this year, and four students who scored perfectly on MCAS tests.

Wareham High School has more than 40 Adams scholars this year, and four students who scored perfectly on MCAS tests.

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Wareham Middle students take on Grumpy’s 5K

Wareham Middle School Student Leaders ran in Grumpy’s 5K in Tihonet Village on Saturday, November 2.

It was the second charity road race in which the group has participated. Two of the students, Natia and Miya, placed in the top three in their age group.

The road race raises funds for the Cranberry Educational Foundation. Three scholarships will be awarded to college students studying agriculture or environmental fields.

Natia and Miya placed in the top three for their age group during Grumpy's 5K on November 2.

Natia and Miya placed in the top three for their age group during Grumpy’s 5K on November 2.

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Wareham author Scott Blagden stops by Cooperative School

Local author Scott Blagden visits WCS

Wareham author Scott Blagden stopped by the Cooperative School in September for a book talk with students.

Blagden released his first novel, “Dear Life, You Suck,” earlier this year. The book chronicles the trials and tribulations of 17-year-old Cricket Cherpin, the oldest resident of a Maine boys’ home.

“The kids here loved him,” Principal Kathleen Moore said of Blagden. “It was great!”

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Cooperative School gets new mural

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Dave Maxim painted this mural in the Wareham Cooperative Jr./Sr. High School.

Dave Maxim, former student of Wareham Cooperative Jr./Sr. High School Principal Kathleen Moore, recently finished an impressive mural in the school’s front hallway.

In addition to illustrating our students’ core subject areas, the mural reads: “We value ourselves, each other, Wareham,” which is a tribute to the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support motto, “We value ourselves. We value each other. We value Wareham.” PBIS is a district-wide program in which positive behavior is encouraged, and then rewarded.

The students then placed their hand prints on the mural.

Thank you, Mr. Maxim!

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Preschool Screenings

viagra palatino; color: #000000;”>Wareham Public Schools’ Integrated Preschool program located at East Wareham Early Childhood Center, 27 Depot St., East Wareham will be holding a peer model screening on Friday, September 20th. To be eligible as a peer model, children must be fully toilet trained and at least three years old. Children may attend four mornings or four afternoons per week depending on their age and eligibility. Classes currently run from 8:50 AM-11:25 AM and 12:20 PM to 2:55 PM. If you are interested in the Integrated Preschool program please contact Mrs. Johnson at 508-291-3586, ext 10 to set up a screening appointment for your child.

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BOG FRIGHT NIGHT MEETING @ WMS

viagra palatino; font-size: medium; color: #000000;”>WMS Family Info and Registration Meeting Wednesday, September 25
at 5:30 in the WMS Auditorium

WMS Student Meeting Wednesday, October 2 at 2:05 or 2:45
in the WMS Cafeteria

Parents must have registered before students can attend Registration information will be available soon!

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