Posted 10/22/2014 07:25AM
Award winning young adult author Padma Venkatraman visited Silas Deane Middle School on Monday, October 20th , courtesy of Dr. Lynda Valerie of the Central Connecticut Writing Project and in collaboration with the Silas Deane Middle School Library Media Center. Dr. Venkatraman spoke to both seventh and eighth grade students in separate assemblies and shared her experiences as a young girl growing up in India who survived a nearly deadly snake bite, her life as a scientist and oceanographer in charge of research vessels in a mostly male-dominated field, and how these experiences have shaped and influenced her as a fiction writer. Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/21/2014 08:28PM
Wethersfield School District is celebrating the nutritious benefits of a balanced school lunch with events all week long! Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/21/2014 06:45PM
On Friday, October 17, 2014, Rob Buyea visited Emerson-Williams School. Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/21/2014 07:23PM
Here is the Spring/Summer Issue of 2014! Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/21/2014 07:07PM
Webb Elementary School students were asked to take the "kids against bullying!" pledge in support of Anti-Bullying Awareness. In addition to participating in multiple activities for Anti-Bullying during the month of October, students made a promise to speak up, reach out, and be a friend when they see bullying. Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/10/2014 03:52PM
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Posted 10/09/2014 08:23PM
October is National Farm to School Month. Wethersfield Public Schools Foods and Nutrition Department hosted a live "farmer's market" at Silas Deane Middle School on October 9. Students and faculty were encouraged to sample a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/07/2014 12:42PM
The new USDA breakfast and lunch regulations have required an increase in the variety and types of nutritious foods offered to students. There has also been a national push to increase breakfast consumption in children, such as through programs like breakfast in the classroom. Wethersfield Public Schools Foods and Nutrition Services Department is interested in studying what we can do to improve student school meal participation and increase student consumption of the healthy foods being offered to them. To accomplish this, we have partnered with the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (the B.E.N. Center) in their initiative called the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement. Please click the title for more.
Posted 10/03/2014 12:05PM
Dear Parents: As you may be aware, enterovirus D68 has been confirmed in the state. At this time, we know of no confirmed cases within our district. Nonetheless, we are continuing to monitor attendance and promote universal precautions as means of prevention. Please click the title for more.