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Thank You for Helping 'A Flag for Every Veteran'

townHallFlagLast week, check as we considered how we should honor our town’s veterans during Wareham’s Veterans Day recognition ceremony in November, salve we came up with what I thought was a pretty ambitious plan: A massive display of 1,800 small American flags — one for each of the town’s veterans — in front of our buildings.

As you may have noticed, I am not easily discouraged. It is September. There are still several weeks before Veterans Day. So, we decided, why not try to raise the $550 dollars needed to purchase 1,800 flags?

I’ve never attempted to “crowd-fund” anything, but it seemed worth trying on this community project. If it didn’t work, we could come up with another plan.

On Friday, we set up a GoFundMe page with a description of our project:

What I didn’t expect was the huge way the Wareham community responded.

By Friday evening, we were well on our way to our $550 goal.

By Saturday afternoon, we had met it and surpassed it.

All of it, done, in two days — thanks to our community.

I am humbled and thrilled that we can honor each of our town’s veterans with a flag. I hope they and their families will see this display and know that we truly appreciate their service and sacrifices.

To the community: We thank you profusely for helping us to recognize our veterans in this way. We will keep you all posted as this project progresses!

Thank you,

Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

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Thanks to Dunkin Donuts and Franklin Flags!

Bob Long of Franklin Flags (left), with Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood and Dunkin Donuts owner Dino Pimental.

Bob Long of Franklin Flags (left), with Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood and Dunkin Donuts owner Dino Pimental.

Each of the Wareham Public Schools buildings are flying brand new American flags, thanks to Franklin Flags and Wareham Dunkin Donuts locations.

Bob Long of Franklin Flags has made sure that each school has a pristine flag to fly since the early 2000s. Long partners with area businesses, who donate the flags. This year, however, he only had to make one stop. Dunkin Donuts owner Dino Pimental agreed to purchase a flag for every school.

“Dunkin Donuts loves to give to the community here,” said Pimental, noting: “How more patriotic can you get than by giving a flag?”

Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood thanked Franklin Flags and Dunkin Donuts for continually ensuring that each of the district’s schools can proudly display the stars and stripes.

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UPDATED 9/4: Bus Routes

Dear Wareham Public Schools Families:

Preliminary bus routes are available below. Please check the Wareham Courier for a published list.

Changing the grade-levels at our elementary schools have prompted many changes to our elementary bus routes. A number of 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.

Additionally, viagra we will be offering a shuttle bus from Minot Forest to Decas Elementary in the morning, and from Decas Elementary to Minot Forest in the afternoon, to allow parents with students at both elementary schools the opportunity to drop off and/or pick up only at Minot Forest. The bus will leave Minot for Decas at 8:10 a.m. The shuttle will arrive from Decas at Minot at approximately 3:05 p.m. [PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FORM FOR THE SHUTTLE]

Variances such as pick-ups at day cares, etc., should be addressed at your child’s school. Shuttle forms will also be available at the schools.

If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail or call the Transportation Department at 508-291-3574. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible, but by the following working day at the latest.

We expect that these changes will take some getting used to and ask that you 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, or via the contact form below the bus routes.

The following are bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year. These routes are still subject to change. This information was updated on Thursday, September 4, at 10:15 a.m.

John W. Decas Elementary
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Minot Forest Elementary
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Wareham Middle & Wareham High
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Submit Transportation Questions and Comments Here

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All Students to Receive Free Lunch

All Wareham Public Schools students will be offered meals for breakfast and lunch, treatment treatment free of charge, sovaldi store during the 2014-2015 school year.

This program, see 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.

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