WHS News

Message from the Superintendent |Weekly Events for 11/30

Dear Wareham Families,
On December 2nd, the School Committee will be holding an Open Hearing Meeting for the presentation of the FY17 school budget. The meeting will be held in the Middle School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. I invite you to attend our meeting and learn about the proposed school budget for the upcoming school year.
This past Monday, Mass Insight Education awarded two of our high school teachers, Mr. Craig Berriault and Mr. John Flynn, the prestigious honor, Partner in Excellence Teacher Award for their “exemplary contributions to student success” in the Advanced Placement Program. Only 54 Advance Placement teachers in the Commonwealth received this recognition. Congratulations, Mr. Berriault and Mr. Flynn, and thank you for all you do for our students.
School resumes at our normal start times on Monday, November 30th.
Thank you and enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday.
Dr. Kimberly B. Shaver-Hood

John W. Decas Elementary
December 1st – School Council Meeting @ 7:00 a.m.
December 2nd – Honor Bowl @ WHS from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
December 5th – Wareham Color Guard is hosting a Pancake Breakfast With Santa!
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $5 advance ticket purchase or $7 at the door
call 508-274-7055 for tickets. Raffles and Bake Sale!
Minot Forest Elementary
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!!!
Join the Wareham Special Education Parent Advisory Council (WSEPAC) on Wednesday, December 9th from 6-8 at the Middle School Library for a “Meet and Greet” with the Director of Student Services, Beverly Shea, and the building based Special Education Administrators and Team Chairs. Dinner will be provided from 6-6:30, and attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the services and programs available at each level. All WSEPAC meetings are free and open to the public.
Wareham Middle School
Our student council, honor society, band, and chorus will be preparing to participate in the annual holiday parade, put on by the Wareham Village Association, which will take place at 2 P.M. on Saturday, December 5th. The Middle School’s theme for this year’s event will be ‘Gingerbread.’
Wareham High School
December 1st – School Council Meeting @ 7:00 a.m.
December 2nd – Honor Bowl @ WHS from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
December 5th – Wareham Color Guard is hosting a Pancake Breakfast With Santa!
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $5 advance ticket purchase or $7 at the door
call 508-274-7055 for tickets. Raffles and Bake Sale!
PTA- High/Middle School
Our morning movie at Flagship this Saturday. Doors open at 9:15 Mocking Jay 2. $5 per person.

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Superintendent’s Message, Weekly Events 11/9-11/13

Dear Wareham Families,
On November 11, 1954, the United States celebrated the first Veterans Day. And on Wednesday, November 11th , all schools will be closed as we honor the veterans who have served our county. Gratitude, thanks, pride, and appreciation are just a few words that come to mind as we prepare to honor all those who have served our country.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” 
—John F. Kennedy
This week was another busy and productive week in our schools. Report cards for our High School students were issued on Friday, November 6th. Report cards for Middle School students will be issued on November 13th. Student Scholars were recognized at our School Committee meeting and plans are well underway for the annual PTA holiday fair, which will take place on November 14th at Decas.
The photo of the week highlights the “Day of the Dead” Art Show held in the Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday. November 3rd. Our students displayed their amazing creativity, imagination, and talent through their art. We have many innovative and talented students in Wareham Public Schools.
Events for the week of November 9th follow below.
Thank you and we are looking forward to another outstanding week in our schools.
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood


PTA – Elementary
November 10th Family library night our local heroes this month are the garden club members
November 14th Holiday fair at Decas
PTA – Middle/High
November 12th – Meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Middle School
John W. Decas Elementary
11/10 Early Release – dismissal at 12:50pm
11/10 Library Night at the Free Wareham Library – Every Hero Has a Story 5:30-6:30
11/11 Veterans Day – No School
11/12 and 11/13 – Mobile Dentist’s visits
11/14 – PTA Holiday Fair at Decas 9am -3pm
Wareham High School
November 10th – Early release day – dismissal @ 12:10 p.m.
November 11th – Veterans Day – No School
November 12th – Meet the Coaches Night – All players and parents of players of winter sports teams are strongly encouraged to attend.
PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Wareham Middle School
Minot Forest Elementary
November 11th – No School. Thank you to all Veterans.
November 14th – PTA Holiday Fair, 9-3 at the Decas School
Wareham Middle School
Thursday, November 12th – Grade 8 Assembly
November 9th – 13th – Nature’s Classroom for grade 7 students
November 6th – Term 2 begins
November 10th – Early Release Day. Dismissal at 12:05PM
November 11th – Veterans Day – No School
November 12th – PTA meeting at 6:00PM in the library
November 13th- Report Cards go Home
November 13th – Meadow Farms fundraising orders will be delivered. Please come to the Middle School between 2:15-6:00PM to pick up your order.
WMS newspaper is up and running and is on the school website (http://warehamps.org/wms/)
Wareham Middle School
11/10 Dismissal: 12:05 P.M.
11/25 Dismissal: 10:05 A.M.
Minot Forest Elementary
11/10 Preschool dismissal is at 10:50 AM.
Grades 3 and 4 dismissal is at 12:50 PM.
11/25 10:50 A.M. dismissal for all students
Wareham High School
11/10 Dismissal: 12:13 P.M.
11/25 Dismissal: 10:13 A.M.
John W. Decas Elementary
11/10 Dismissal:12:50 P.M.
11/25 Dismissal:10:50 A.M.

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Weekly Events 11/2 through 11/6

Dear Parents/Guardians,
It’s hard to believe that Monday will be November 2nd and that we have been in school for forty-three days already this year. I’d like to highlight some of the learning opportunities which have occurred, or are well underway in our schools this fall: Sophomores have had one school day devoted to college visits, plans are being finalized for our sixth graders to visit Nature’s Classroom, our third graders are learning to swim at the Gleason Family YMCA, and our second graders visited the Lloyd Center.
Daily, our students are provided with high caliber academic instruction, facilitated by dedicated educators. I am very appreciative of the determination of our students, educators, and families.
Thank you, enjoy your weekend, and don’t forget “to fall back” one hour.
Dr. Shaver-Hood

Weekly Events for the Week of November 2nd
Wednesday, November 4th
School Committee Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. Middle School Auditorium – Recognition of Student Scholars (Elementary, Middle, High School)
Minot Forest Elementary
Tuesday, November 3rd
Bus Evacuation practice as buses arrive in the morning
John W. Decas Elementary
November 2nd
Bus Evacuation practice as buses arrive in the morning
November 10th
Early Release
November 11th
No School
November 12th & 13th
Mobile Dentist
November 14th
Decas Holiday Fair
Wareham Middle School
Monday, November 2nd
Art Show in the auditorium all day (students only)
Tuesday, November 3rd
Mandatory Nature’s Classroom student meeting 2:15-3:00PM
Wednesday, November 4th
SEPAC meeting 6-8PM in the high school auditorium
Thursday, November 5th
Grades close for Term 1
Wareham High School
Tuesday, November 3rd
Grades Close for Term 1
Wednesday, November 4th
School Committee Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. – Recognition of the John Abigail Adams Scholars – Middle School
Thursday, November 5th
Paint Night Sponsored by the PTA
Friday, November 6th
Report Cards will be issued to students

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Weekly Events for the Week of October 26, 2015

This week I received notification of outstanding honors our students have earned through their hard work and determination.


Forty-four Wareham High School students will be receiving the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.  This merit award is based on 10th grade MCAS scores and provides a college tuition waiver at a Massachusetts state school.


The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has recognized the Wareham High School Viking girls’ track team for their high GPAs during the season.


Finally, we have eight Wareham Public Schools students who earned a perfect MCAS score- a tremendous accomplishment!


Congratulations to our students; we are very proud of you and of your achievements.



Dr. Shaver-Hood


Events for the Week of October 26, 2015


Monday, October 26th

Town Meeting – Location – Wareham High School – 7:00 pm



Monday, October 26th- Principal’s Coffee, 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM



Monday, October 26th – School Council. 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 29th – Picture Retake Day

Friday, October 30th – Character Parade 1:30pm – Decas field, weather

permitting.  In case of rain, parents will be invited inside.


Wareham Middle School

Thursday, October 29th from 6pm-7pm in the Main Lobby-Drop off of final payment and completed paperwork for Nature’s Classroom

Friday, October 30th – Picture Retakes


Wareham High School

Thursday, October 29th

Sophomores  college visits

Tuesday, November 3rd

Term 1- Grades Close

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Weekly Events: October 19th through October 23rd

Good afternoon Wareham Families,
I hope you and your children had an enjoyable and successful week.
Last night our high school held their open house, I have heard many positive comments from those who attended and learned about the myriad of opportunities offered at our high school.
It has been wonderful to see so many of our parents/guardians attending open houses, as family engagement is a key factor in student success. Working collaboratively with our families is a priority for Wareham Public Schools and we welcome your suggestions on how we may continue to strengthen the bonds of engagement.
Dr. Shaver-Hood

Weekly Events

Wareham High School
October 19th Picture re-take day
Staff Photo in the gym at 2:25 p.m.
October 21st
Deca State Fall Leadership conference at Bentley College. Students will be leaving WHS at 7:00 a.m.
John W. Decas Elementary
Monday, October 19th PTA meeting at Minot Forest 6:30 P.M.
Thursday, October 29th Picture Retakes
Friday, October 30th Character Parade 1:30 P.M.
Wareham Middle School
Friday, October 23 – Halloween Dance for Grades 5&6 – 6:00-8:30PM
Tickets will be on sale during lunch on October 20th, 21st, 22nd.
Admission is $5.00
October 30 – LifeTouch Photo Retakes for absent or recently enrolled students
Minot Forest Elementary
Book Fair. Oct 19-23 during the day. Students visit during music class.
Oct 19:
Minot Forest School Council, 4:00
Wareham Elementary PTA, 6:30 at Minot
Oct 22-Book Fair Family night, 5:30-7:00
Oct 23-Preschool Peer Screening by appointment

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Weekly Events and Recap

Good afternoon Wareham Families,
This past week was filled with Wareham spirit and Viking Pride! Wareham High School held Spirit Week, which was a week-long celebration of school spirit. There were theme days, contests and a pep rally to finish out the week. We are so proud of our Wareham Public School district and enjoy seeing our students celebrate their school and town pride as well.
A major highlight this week was having the opportunity to host sixteen Chinese students ranging from nine to twelve years old. Our guests shadowed students at both Minot Forest School and Wareham Middle School. Three Chinese teachers and their principal escorted the students to Wareham from Beijing. During their visit, they met with Wareham Public Schools teachers and administrators to discuss best practices in the field of education and to plan a continued partnership of friendship, collegiality and learning. Our deepest appreciation goes out to our host families, teachers and staff; thank you for your kindness and for making our guests part of your family during their visit. Many lifelong memories were made this week. To see more pictures of WHS Spirit Week and the Beijing exchange visit, please join us on our social media sites.
My best wishes for a wonderful holiday weekend.
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood, Superintendent

Weekly Events 10.11
Papa Gino’s Fundraising Flyer

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Weekly Events: October 5th – 9th

Friday, October 9th and Monday, October 12th: No School.
Wareham Middle School
Monday, Oct 5- Staff meeting 2:10 in the auditorium
Tuesday, Oct 6 – School Pictures
Wednesday, Oct 7
Google Classroom Training for staff, 2:10 in the library
Destination Imagination Informational Meeting for parents/students, 6:30 in the library
Thursday, Oct 8 – PTA meeting at 6PM in the library
Minot Forest Elementary
Next week’s events:
October 7 and 8th-Mobile Dentist
Oct 8-Fire Safety program conducted by the Wareham Fire Dept
October 9-Staff Inservice, No school for students
October 12-Columbus Day, No School
Readers Become Leaders 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit WMS students.
October 18th at 2:00 PM Minot Forest Elementary School
(Any age can participate (students, adults, out of town guests)
Contact Nicole Stahmer at WMS for more information.
Online Link for registration:
Saturday October 3rd the Wareham Elementary PTA is hosting a fundraiser at the flagship cinema for Hotel Transylvania 2
John W. Decas Elementary
October 5, 2015
Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Mrs Sampson/Mrs Matathia
October 6, 2015
Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Ms. Augustson/Mrs. Jean
Fire Dept. Assembly Grade 1
October 7, 2015
Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Mrs. Rego/Mrs. Nelson
Fire Dept. assemble Grade 2
October 8, 2015
Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Mrs. Bakeman/Ms. Doyle
Kindergarten Showcase 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
October 9, 2015
No School – Inservice
October 12, 2015
No School – Columbus Day
Wareham High School
October 5th – Oct 8th
Spirit Week
Monday – Hawaiian Day
Tuesday – Superhero Day
Wednesday – Way back Wednesday
Thursday – Class Color
October 6th
School Council Meeting 7:00 a.m.
October 7th
On Wednesday October 7, at 7 pm. The Viking Drama Club is sponsoring a One by One night of individual talents. This event is a fundraiser to help the club pay for the season of plays. Members of every class in the school will present their favorite musical song, or monologue to a panel of judges! Winner gets cash prizes and bragging points for the rest of the year! Students will also win spirit points to help their class win the title of the class with the most spirit! Who will win?
Admission is $5 for Students and seniors and $8 for general public. Seasons passes will also be available for sale at the box office for $35. email Ms Gomes Vieira at warehamvtc@gmail.com for information or pre-sales.
October 8th
PTA Meeting at WMS library 6:00 p.m.
Pep Rally – Gym @ 1:00 p.m.
October 9th
No School, In-Service
October 12th
No School, Columbus Day

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