Message from the Superintendent | Weekly Events

Dear Wareham Families,
 
Talent. This is the word that kept coming to mind throughout the week, as I was out in the schools for activities and events and out in the community for various meetings. I am continually impressed by the many and varied talents displayed by our Wareham Public Schools students.
 
On Monday evening, I met with a group of Wareham juniors and seniors who traveled to Cabo Verde during February vacation to visit our sister school in Santa Cruz. Also at the meeting were WPS staff, parents and community members. This group of students, along with several others who could not be in attendance that evening, have launched an organization they call the Wareham/Cabo Verde Support Team, to support students at our sister school with tuition and uniform fees.
 
They are in the process of collecting donations to help prevent 150 students from dropping out this year, as they cannot afford the $20 fee. As I sat and listened to them speak about what they have already accomplished, along with their plans for the future of the organization, I was keenly aware of the talents in this group. Their organizational and communication skills were evident as I listened to them explain about the work about which they are so passionate.
 
I am also highly impressed with the talents of the Lady Vikings basketball team both on and off the courts. This Tuesday they were recognized by Town Selectmen for earning the 2017 Girls’ Basketball Team Sportsmanship Award from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. This remarkable group of young women received this award from MIAA earlier this month at TD Garden in Boston for their sportsmanship and integrity. Their fundraising efforts this season for the “Maddie Strong Game” showed their talents of compassion and determination. Their hard work resulted in raising over $4,000 for a young girl who is battling cancer.
 
On Wednesday morning, I had the pleasure of attending the Wareham Middle School Drama Club presentation of Peter Pan, Jr. What a delightful show these middle school students put on. The talents of these young students truly shone on the stage, through their singing, choreography and humorous dialogue. Bravo to all the students, teachers and parents involved in this fantastic production!
 
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

Weekly Events


 
Wareham High School
April 4th
Early Release Day –  Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
Astronomy Night at WHS in the parking lot 7:30 p.m. (Cloud date will be April 6th)
April 5th
Honor Bowl at WHS from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
April 6th
Report cards will be issued
PTA meeting 6:00 p.m. WMS Library
April 7th
Black Out Dance 7:00p.m.- 10:00 p.m. in the WHS cafeteria
 
Wareham Middle School
April 3 – Grade 5 ELA MCAS
April 5 – Grade 5&6 ELA MCAS
April 6 – Grade 5&6 ELA MCAS
April 6 – PTA meeting at 6:00 P.M. in the cafeteria
 
Minot Forest Elementary
Monday, April 3
School Building Committee Tour of Minot 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 4
School Building Committee Tour of Minot 10:00 AM
Early Release, 10:50 dismissal for preschool and 12:50 dismissal for Elementary
Town Elections
Wednesday, April 5
School Building Committee Meeting, 5:00 at MSC, room 228
Friday, April 7
ELA MCAS testing for grade 4
 
John W. Decas Elementary
4/4/17  Early Release – Dismissal will begin at 12:50 PM
4/6/17 “Our Town” display created by all kindergarteners in the main bus lobby