Dear Wareham Families,
Strong and innovative leaders are essential to the success of any organization. At Wareham Middle School we are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Peter Steedman on board this year as the building leader. He has brought a wealth of knowledge and creativity to Wareham from his vast experience teaching and leading across the globe.
One of the inventive initiatives he has implemented at Wareham Middle School this year helps to foster the leadership capacity of middle schoolers. Dr. Steedman runs a Leadership Café every two weeks as a way to recognize and acknowledge students who have shown leadership skills in their classes, as well as a way of building capacity in this area. In this pilot program, teachers select one student, every other week, who has demonstrated skills that make them a positive role model among their peers.
The group of selected students meets with Dr. Steedman in the library and enjoys a healthy snack of smoothies and granola bars, provided by the Food Services Department. They begin by discussing their ideas about what is working in the school, and what needs to be improved, and they offer suggestions about how to make the improvements. Dr. Steedman leads the group in a variety of team-building activities, such as “Two-Minute Mysteries,” which are brain teasers that require students to cast aside pre-conceived notions and to expand their thinking about a topic to discover clues that will lead them to the answer. Students then participate in a group team building activity in which they have to work together to solve a problem, using creative solutions.
When asked what lessons they learn from the Leadership Café, students gave the following responses: teamwork, be yourself, don’t give up, express yourself, and collaborate.
We are proud of our Wareham Middle School Leaders and know that they will carry the skill sets they have developed in the Leadership Café into the hallways and classrooms, to further strengthen and unify the camaraderie in the building.
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood
Wareham High School
WHS School Council Meeting 7:00 a.m.
Early Release 12:15 p.m.
College Night for Juniors (students and Parents) 7:00 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium.
SAT Testing will be held in the WHS cafeteria @ 7:30 a.m.
Wareham Middle School
May 4 – Spaghetti supper and tour at 5:00PM for incoming grade 5 students
May 5 – Grade 7 Dance from 6:30PM-9:00PM
Minot Forest Elementary
Tuesday, May 2
10:50 dismissal for preschool
12:50 dismissal for elementary
Wednesday, May 3
Fun Run for preschool held at Minot
AM-Fillion, Dinsmoor, Lemire, Roberge, Owens
10:00-proceed out back
10:10-10:30 Fun Run (Families are welcome and can meet outside)
PM-Fillion, Dinsmoor, Lemire
12:55-1:15 Fun Run (Families are welcome and can meet outside)
Thursday, May 4
Grade 3 held at Decas
9:50-10:50 Fun Run (Families are welcome and can meet on the Decas Field)
Grade 4 held at Decas
10:50-11:50 Fun Run (Families are welcome and can meet on the Decas Field)
Free Spaghetti Supper and Tours
Grade 4 students and families
5:00 PM at Wareham Middle School
John W. Decas Elementary
Monday 5/1/17 No CARE
Tuesday 5/2/17 Early Release Dismissal will be at 12:50 PM – No CARE
Boosterthon – Fun Run
Grade 2 8:50 – 9:50 AM
Grade 1 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Grade K 1:30 – 2:30 PM