WHS News

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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Weekly Events: 9-28 through 10-2

Minot Forest Elementary
Sept 28-Principal’s Coffee, 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM in the cafeteria
Sept 29-School Picture Day. Send in picture envelopes
Oct 3-PTA sponsored family movie day-Hotel Transylvania 2, Flagship Cinema in Wareham. $5 per person, cash only. Doors open at 9:15.
Wareham High School
September 29th – E.L.C.P program begins
October 1st – Freshman elections for Class Officers
October 2nd – Student Council “Lock In” 9:00 p.m.- 7:30 a.m.
Wareham Middle School
Tuesday, Sept 29 – Grade 8 STEAM field trip to Gillette Stadium to participate in a hands-on STEM activity.
Thursday, Oct 1 – Deadline to register/deposit due for Nature’s Classroom – Main Lobby from 6:00-7PM
Thursday, Oct 1 – PTA Halloween Dance Committee Meeting 6-8PM in the Library
Friday, Oct 2 – Term 1 progress reports go home
Destination Imagination Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 in the library
John W. Decas Elementary
Wednesday, September 30 Principal’s Coffee 9 AM. Come and meet our new administrative team! Learn about our enrichment programs such as STEAM and POWER class.
Thursday, October 1 Grade 2 Lloyd Center . Mr. Roche/Mrs. Spendard
Friday, October 2 Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Ms. Bakeman/Mrs. Doyle
Monday, October 5 Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Mrs. Sampson/Mrs. Matathia
Tuesday, October 6 Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Ms. Augustson/Mrs. Jean
Wednesday, October 7 Grade 2 Lloyd Center. Mrs. Rego/Mrs. Nelson
Thursday, October 8 Grade 2 Lloyd Center, Raindate.
Thursday, October 8 Kindergarten Showcase
Friday, October 9 No School, Inservice.
Monday, October 12 No School, Columbus Day.
October 3rd: Family movie day Flagship Cinema – $5.00 per person
October 8th: Halloween Dance Grades 5 & 6 (6:00-8:30)

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Weekly Events for September 21st

Wareham Middle School
Monday, Sept 21
Staff Meeting-2:10PM
Nature’s Classroom Meeting, Auditorium 5:30-8PM
The Book Fair will run all week in the library.
Thursday, Sept 24
Open House – 5-6:30PM
Here are the clubs that will begin to meet next week.
Note: These are in addition to what clubs I sent to you last week.
Tuesdays beginning Sept 22
Art Club – every other Tuesday
Junior Engineering Club
Student Newspaper
Writer’s Workshop
Intramurals-8 week sessions of various sports will be offered for $15.00 per session. Must have a permission slip and $15.00 to participate.
Thursdays beginning Sept 24th
Math Club
Science Club
Scrabble Club

September Students of the Month will be announced at lunches next Wednesday, September 23rd.
Wareham High School
Tuesday, September 22 at 10:15am AP Pep Rally
Saturday, September 26 at 2pm Athletic Boosters Club Trip to Foxwoods
Minot Forest
Sept 21, Day 2, Elementary PTA meeting, 6:30 PM at the Decas School
Monday, September 21 School Council 4:00-5:30
Monday, September 21 PTA at Decas 6:30-7:30
Monday, September 21 6:00 sign dedication – in honor of Melissa Drake

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PowerSchool Upgrade Update

The upgrade with PowerSchool is complete. You can now access PowerSchool via these links:
Parents and Students: https://warehamps.powerschool.com/
Teachers: https://warehamps.powerschool.com/teachers/
Administrators: https://warehamps.powerschool.com/admin/
All links have been updated on the WPS website as well. (located on the top left hand corner on the WPS homepage, under District Links, or under Quick Links on the main menu)
There are no procedural changes and PowerSchool will appear exactly like it did prior to the upgrade.
If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the technology department at technology@wareham.k12.ma.us.

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WPS Weekly Events 9/14-9/18

PTA Middle/High School
September 8: Meadow Farms Fundraiser (Distributed to WMS students only. WHS: See office if interested in placing an order).!
Thursday, September 10: PTA Meeting 6:00 PM
September 25: Meadow Farms due
Thursday, October 8: PTA Meeting 6:00 PM
October 23: Halloween Dance Grades 5 & 6 (6:00-8:30 PM)
DECAS Events
9/8/15 Picture Day Grades 1 & 2
9/10/15 Picture Day Grade K
9/15/15 Early Release Day – 12:50 pm
9/17/15 Grades 1 & 2 Open House 5:30 – 6:30
Middle School
Mr. Minkle will speak to students during grade level assemblies next week
Grades 5&6 – Tuesday, Sept 15
Grades 7&8 – Wednesday, Sept 16
Monday, Sept 14 – STAFF photos only
Tuesday, Sept 15 – Early Release Day – 12:05 pm
Late buses start Thursday, Sept 17 and will run Tuesdays & Thursdays
The following clubs will begin next week:
Chess-Mahjong – Starting Thursday Sept 17, running the 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month
Debate Club – Thursday, Sept 17
Environmental Awareness – Thursday, Sept 17
P.E. Student Leaders – Starting Thursday Sept 17, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Student Council – Starting Thursday Sept 17, every other Thursday
High School
Monday, September 14 Picture Day
Tuesday, September 15 Early Release – 12:15 pm
Sept 15- Early Release. Preschool dismissal is at 10:50 AM. Grades 3 and 4 dismiss at 12:50.

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PowerSchool Service Upgrade Announcement

Wareham Public Schools have scheduled a large scale upgrade with PowerSchool to better serve our students, teachers, staff, and parents. This upgrade will help better support our PowerSchool services and better prepare us for future integration and technology demands. This upgrade will also increase speed and access within PowerSchool while decreasing periods of unavailability.
The scheduled upgrade will begin on Friday, September 11 at 1:00 PM EST. Our technology staff will be working directly with PowerSchool on this upgrade. The upgrade should be completed no later than Sunday, September 13 at 1:00 PM EST.
PowerSchool services, including teacher gradebook, parent access, and administrative login will not be available during this time.
We appreciate your patience during this upgrade and will continue to post updates as they become available.

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Superintendent Blog September 2015

The 2015/16 school year is off to a great start. Before school began, custodians were busy washing windows, waxing floors and shining the woodwork so that faculty, staff and students would walk into gleaming buildings when they arrived back to start their new school year. Bus drivers were learning new routes and cafeteria staff were creating nutritious menus for breakfast and lunch. Teachers were planning lessons and participating in professional learning opportunities on the topics of Rigor, Mindset, Cultural Competency, and Movement and Learning. We’re extremely proud of the caliber of Professional Development we are able to offer our staff, much of which is facilitated by our own Wareham Public Schools faculty, who have extensive training in these areas.
In my opening address to faculty and staff, I stated that each August, we are given the gift of a blank page; a new chapter; a new beginning. Our students eagerly anticipate a fresh start as well. They hold much hope in the idea that this will be their best year yet. They hope that their new teachers will greet them without preconceived notions about their achievement, behavior and potential. Each school year is an opportunity for them to grow, learn and experiment with who they are and with who they wish to become. As educators, each new year provides us with unique opportunities to grow, to learn and experiment in our own practice.
August 31st marked the first page in a 180 page chapter. We welcomed students back with much energy and enthusiasm, and with the hope that 2015/16 will be our most successful year yet. We have had a wonderful beginning thus far and we greatly anticipate the many exciting stories we will have to tell over the coming year.
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood
Do you have a Wareham Public Schools story you’d like to share? Email us at somethinggood@wareham.k12.ma.us and your story may appear in an upcoming Facebook, newsletter or blog post! #myschoolstory

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Upcoming Events 9/8-9/11

Middle School
Student Council elections will take place in homerooms from Sept 8-11
FAST testing Sept 8, 9, 10, 11
PTA Meeting on Sept 10 at 6PM in the Library
STEAM – Grade 7 – Field trip Camp Lyndon – Sept. 10th
Monday, Sept 7-Labor Day, No School
Tuesday, Sept 8-First Day of Preschool and Boys and Girls Club begins
Tuesday, Sept 8-Grade 4 students will assemble in the morning for a band instrument demonstration
Wednesday, Sept 9-Open House at Minot Forest for grade 3 families. 4:15-5:00 meeting with Mrs. Seamans, 5:00- 6:00 visit with teachers.
Thursday, Sept 10-Open House at Minot Forest for grade 4 families. 4:15-5:00 meeting with Mrs. Seamans, 5:00- 6:00 visit with teachers.
Friday, Sept 11-Preschool screening, by appointment at Minot Forest.
Friday, Sept 11-All forms from families are due today
Friday, Sept 11-Patriot Day
High School
Monday, September 7th – No School
Thursday, September 10th – PTA Meeting 6pm @ WMS.
Monday – No School
September 8th first day of Kindergarten
September 8th Grades 1 & 2 picture day
September 10th Kindergarten picture day

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Bus Transportation for 15′-16′ School Year UPDATED

Back to School – Bus Information:
All routes are subject to change at any time.
Please check back to warehamps.org for updated route information and bus numbers.
We encourage parents and students to:

  • Do not be tardy for the bus. Getting to the bus stop 5 to 10 minutes prior to the arrival of the bus prevents rushing.
  • Stay 10 giant steps away from the outside of the bus.
  • Follow all safety protocols when walking to bus stops or when waiting at bus stops and
    never engage in horseplay at a bus stop and never wait in the street.
  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before approaching or preparing to leave.
  • Before approaching a school bus to get on, wait until it comes to a complete stop and
    activates flashing red lights. Be alert if crossing to a bus to ensure that cars have stopped.
  • Wait until the driver lets you know it is OK to cross the street or walk in front of the bus.
  • Always sit properly on the bus. Avoid standing and obey bus driver’s instructions.
  • No horseplay, shouting or yelling while getting on or off or riding on a school bus. Always be
    courteous and respectful of others.
  • Avoid picking up any items they may have dropped near the bus. Instead ask the driver
    for help.
  • Stay away from the bus wheels at all times.
  • Keep hands and arms inside of the bus and never throw anything from a school bus.
  • Wait until the bus stops before getting out of your seat.
  • Always be aware of other traffic when getting off of a school bus.
    Promoting the safety of children in Wareham is the most important obligation responsible adults share.
    By taking a few minutes to review these suggestions, much can be done to enhance the school environment.
    Children are our most precious commodities. I ask parents and students to join with us in making this
    school year safe, healthy and productive for all.
    With the increase in mobile technology, students and motorists can easily become distracted. The few
    seconds it takes to talk on a cell phone, text or change songs can take a student’s focus off of walking safely to the bus stop or cause a motorist to not see a bus’s important safety features like stop arms and warning lights.
    Motorists should remember that wherever there is a school bus, there are children around. Always heed
    the school bus stop lights. When the stop lights are activated, children are entering or exiting the bus, and motorists must stop until the area is clear.
    Wareham is focused on delivering safe and reliable transportation to the students of the community every single day.

    UPDATED 8.28.2015

    Back to School Letter

    2016 MINOT AM routes

    2016 HS-MS-CoOp AM routes

    2016 DECAS AM routes

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