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Posted Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - WHS Renovation Project Progress (November 2014)


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Posted Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 
The annual Thanksgiving Football Game between Newington and Wethersfield scheduled for Wednesday evening at Newington High School has been moved by the hosts to Friday, November 28th with a kick-off at 1 PM. 

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students. You can purchase tickets in the WHS Athletic Office on Tuesday, November 25th between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM and Wednesday, November 26th between 8:00 -11:00 AM. All Wethersfield Public School Employees will be admitted free of charge with a school ID badge.

Please come and support the Wethersfield Eagles as the boys look to finish the 2014 regular season undefeated. More information will follow next week regarding CIAC playoffs. 

On behalf of the WHS Athletic Department, I hope everyone has a safe, happy, and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.

-Mike 

Michael Maltese
Assistant Principal / Athletic Director
Wethersfield High School
Posted Friday, Nov 21, 2014 

Turkey Day at Wethersfield!

Gobble Gobble-It’s that time of year again!  This Thursday, November 20, 2014, elementary, middle, and high school students “gave thanks” for a healthy and hearty turkey lunch!  Warm turkey with gravy, scratch made mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, whole grain biscuits, and a mixed roasted vegetable medley was provided.  Students at WHS stated they “LOVED the mashed potatoes!”  Superintendent Emmett and Assistant Superintendent Howes stopped by to celebrate Turkey Day with students.  We at Wethersfield Foods and Nutrition Services wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wethersfield High School Food Services, Connecticut

Posted Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - Superintendent's Student/Staff/Parent Recognition Ceremony - November 19, 2014


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Posted Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 

Emerson-Williams School had 2 assemblies on Monday, Nov 10 to celebrate Veterans Day.  The students and staff invited relatives and friends who are veterans to be their honored guests.  There were over 100 Veterans, from WW II through Iraq and Afghanistan.  Along with all students and staff attending an assembly, Representative Russ Morin, BOE member Elaine Steinmiller-Paradise and Superintendent Emmett were there to offer their thanks to our Veterans.

Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
EW Color Guard with staff


Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
Members of the EW Veterans Day Ensemble...some 24 students from the band and orchestra

Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
Veterans attending EW assembly


Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
Kindergarten students getting ready for Reveille!

 

Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
As part of the EW veterans celebration, students made medals to honor Veterans both past and present


Posted Monday, Nov 17, 2014 

The Wethersfield girls swim team followed up one of its best regular seasons with a second-place finish in the Class M final at Wesleyan, equaling a school-best set in 1996.

Click here for the full story at Courant.com

Lady Eagles

Posted Friday, Nov 14, 2014 

NBC 30 will feature tonight's football game at 7PM on Cottone Field between Wethersfield and East Hartford.  The Eagles look to go 10-0 and move closer to a playoff berth with a victory.  Come and support WHS as we will also honor and recognize seniors on the Dance team, Varsity Cheerleading, Sparkle Squad, Marching Band, and Football team.  

Look for additional coverage on NBC 30 newscasts at 11 AM5PM, and 11PM.

Posted Friday, Nov 14, 2014 

The new Wethersfield High School track is completed and open for use.

WHS Track

WHS Track

WHS Track

Posted Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 
These pictures are from the Emerson Williams school-wide Town meeting, held on Friday, Oct 24.  It was hosted by the 3rd grade and focused on Fire Prevention.  The 3rd graders shared posters on the 7 fire prevention rules, presented The Fire Prevention Rap, were visited by Wethersfield Fire Commissioner Dignati and one of Wethersfield's finest and ended the event with a school wide fire drill from the gym.
It was a great day, all around!
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
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Posted Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 

Our very own veteran Mr. Bill explained that he was a tank commander in the USA Army before becoming a Wethersfield Teacher.  He taught our preschoolers how to march!

Mr. Bill Speaks at Webb School

Mr. Bill Speaks at Webb School

Mr. Bill Speaks at Webb School


Posted Friday, Nov 7, 2014 

Wethersfield High School French class students celebrated National French Week on Thursday November 6th with a chocolate mousse tasting that was held during all three lunches.

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 

It is official!  The Webb School Hall of Fame has arrived.  The plaques located above our entry doors are the 2014- 2015 Hall of Fame Award winners.  They were just recently recognized at our Town Meeting and received their recognition.  Please take a moment when you visit Webb to see our Hall of Famers!

Webb School Hall of Fame

Posted Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 

 Pretzels or Goldfish??

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Posted Friday, Oct 31, 2014 
WINTER SPORT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION TIMES:

November 17-21, 2014   2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ALL REGISTRATIONS TAKE PLACE IN THE ATHLETIC OFFICE (Room 122) 

ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE:

Athlete Emergency Information & Consent Form

Part II – Medical Evaluation Form (Current Physical)

Athletic Trainer Medical History Screening Form

Signed Student-Athlete Handbook (Back Page)

Participation Fee

(NO INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED) 

**Athletes who participated in Fall 2014 only need the Athlete Emergency Information & Consent Form as long as their physical is current.

All forms are located on our webpage.

Posted Friday, Oct 31, 2014 

WHS will be collecting canned goods to benefit the Wethersfield Food Pantry.  Donations can be dropped off at the main office, or to various classroom collection boxes around the school.

All donations are appreciated; however the food bank is low on the following items: 

canned fruit and fruit juice, cereal, pasta sauce, peas, instant mashed potatoes, canned gravy, and cake mixes. 

 Please help the less fortunate during the holidays!

BEGINS: November 7th

ENDS: November 21th

Sponsored by:  WHS DECA (Marketing Club)

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted Friday, Oct 31, 2014 
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
produced by WHS Drama at Samuel B. Webb Auditorium
Friday Nov. 7, 7:30 curtain
Saturday Nov. 8 7:30 curtain
Sunday Nov. 9 3:30 curtain
all tickets $5
A great date night romance.
For more info on the show, go to 
WHS School Play 2014
Posted Friday, Oct 31, 2014 
Hey Webb Wildcat Families - 
Check out this short introduction to our October Town Meeting Slideshow.  Our theme was role models and RE2PECT based on the Derek Jeter Campaign.  The clip mirrors a recent commercial to honor Derek Jeter.  At our meeting we recognized all kinds of role models who positively impact all of society.  Enjoy!
Posted Monday, Oct 27, 2014 

The WHS Boys Soccer team defeated Glastonbury Wednesday night 1-0 and outright won the CCC North divisional title.  The Eagles finished the regular season with a 10-3-3 overall record and a 9-1-3 divisional record.  WHS will host E.O. Smith in a CCC tournament game Saturday at 3:00 on Cottone Field and will play in the CIAC State Tournament on November 3rd

The Lady Eagles Swimming and Diving Team captured their sixth straight divisional title with a victory over Bulkeley High.  The Eagles will try to repeat as invitational champions next week at the conference meet and will compete in the CIAC meet later in November.

Congratulations Eagles!!!!

Posted Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 

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. Her books Island’s End,  Climbing the Staircase, and most recently, A Time to Dance explore themes of harmony with the environment, non-violence and social justice, and overcoming obstacles. Copies of her book are available for students to borrow in the SDMS Library Media Center, seventh and eighth grade language arts teachers’ classrooms, and the Wethersfield Public Library.

Padma at SDMS

Padma SDMS

Posted Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 

Wethersfield School District is celebrating the nutritious benefits of a balanced school lunch with events all week long!  What’s a KEEN-WA?  That’s the question we heard during our interactive and tasty recipe sampling this October 16, 2014 at Wethersfield High School.  To encourage our students and faculty to try a ”new” ancient whole grain, we sampled a cold quinoa salad with sweet potatoes and crisp Granny Smith Apples.  Students and faculty learned about the grain’s Peruvian origins and how they could incorporate more whole grains like quinoa in their diet.  Wethersfield High School students evaluated our recipe, and over 90% of students liked this ancient grain, and would love to see it added to our school menu.  Wethersfield Foods and Nutrition Services proudly serves whole grain breads, wraps, pastas and snacks every day.   Come on into the café and try some today!

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Related:  Farmer's Market at Silas Deane Middle School

Posted Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 

The 2014 Spring/Summer Issue of the Pieces Literary Magazine published by students and staff at Wethersfield High School.


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Pieces Literary Magazine

Posted Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 

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.  Students signed the pledge board in the cafeteria committing to making the Webb community a bully-free zone! 

Webb 1

Webb 2

Webb 3

Webb 4

Posted Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 

On Friday, October 17, 2014, Rob Buyea visited Emerson-Williams School.  For those of you who have not lived on planet Earth for a few years, Mr. Buyea is the author of “BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT” (“Nutmeg Book Award winner for 2013)  and “MR. TERUPT FALLS AGAIN”.  To our delight, Mr. Buyea revealed a new book, “SAVING MR. TERUPT”, which will be released in July 2014.  

At the end of the last school year, Declan Hallinan wrote Mr. Buyea a letter of invitation to Emerson-Williams.  Mr. Buyea responded favorably and Declan’s mom and the E-W PTO took over from there.  The E-W community is very lucky and appreciative.  Declan and his friend, Stephen Byzko, were the students lunching with Mr. Buyea.  After lunch and a plethora of questions, there was a photo-shoot.  From left to right: Stephen Byzko, Rob Buyea, and Declan Hallinan.

E-W

 

Posted Friday, Oct 10, 2014 

2014 Wethersfield Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Posted Friday, Oct 10, 2014 

EMPLOYEE AND OCCUPANT NOTIFICATION OF ASBESTOS & PCB ABATEMENT

Wethersfield High School School
411 Wolcott Hill Rd. Wethersfield, Ct 06109

There will be removal of asbestos & PCB containing materials (floor tile, carpet, related mastic, caulking, paint, etc;) from the Wethersfield High School for the purpose renovation of the school building. The process will begin on OCTOBER 10, 2014 AT 1O:OOPM and completed by OCTOBER 13, 2014. During this time period, there will be no one under the age of 19 permitted in the building. This letter will be posted at all entryways to the building.

The contact person for this task will be Mr. Fred Bushey, Director of Maintenance & Operations for the Wethersfield Public Schools. Mr. Bushey can be reached at (860) 250-7087. All environmental services will be provided by Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. They can be reached at (800) 286-2469.

Mr. Michael T. Emmett
Superintendent of Schools
127 Hartford Ave. Wethersfield, Ct. 06109

Posted Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 

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, including sweet cantaloupe, colorful pepper strips, crisp apples, and cherry tomatoes from farms located in the Northeast.  Principal Sierakowski and Vice Principal Fries liked the cantaloupe best!  Over 500 middle school students enjoyed the local produce and a variety of nutrition related puzzles, word games, and stickers.  Encourage your student to enjoy the fresh fruit and vegetable selections offered with every meal daily in their school cafeteria! 

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Posted Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 

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.

The B.E.N. Center has found that certain point of sale product identifiers may have an effect on student choice. They have also found that allowing students the ability to choose, even from a limited selection of foods, may improve consumption and hence nutritional status.  Only by measuring what foods are wasted can we truly determine what foods are most and least consumed by students.

This fall, Wethersfield School District’s resident dietitian and dietetic intern will collect plate waste measurements in Wethersfield High and School and Charles Wright Elementary lunchrooms. Plate waste in this study is defined as the quantity of edible portions of food served through the National School Lunch Program that students discard daily.  The team will study waste compared to the impact of posting nutrition information on the serving line; displaying cards that contain basic nutrition information for fruit and vegetable menu items in one school, while the other school in the study will serve as a control.   Look for the enlightening results of this study this December!  For more information regarding the Smarter Lunchrooms movement, visit www.smarterlunchrooms.org.

Fruits & Vegetables at Webb School

Photo: Fruit and Vegetable offerings at Webb Elementary School 9/24/14

Posted Friday, Oct 3, 2014 

Students in Grade six at Webb Elementary School have volunteered to be part of the Webb Kindness Club.  Our club will focus on caring beyond themselves and will run under the direction of Mrs. Elisabeth D'Amato and Mrs. Melissa Perry.

Throughout the year, our club will hope to touch the lives of many students at Webb.  Please take a moment to view the video our team watched this week as motivation.

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