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Posted Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 

We hope you are enjoying wonderful books this summer!

Please remember to enter the titles of the books you are reading onto your Reading Logs, and bring your completed logs to your new teacher when school begins. 

Check out the Wethersfield Public Library for exciting summer reading activities!

Posted Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 

 87 photos from July 1st through July 7th

 

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?t=1&g=261

Posted Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 

 81 photos from June 23rd through June 30th

 

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?g=258

Posted Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 

Summer Hours for the Wethersfield Board of Education Offices:

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

These hours are in effect from Monday, July 6, 2015 through Friday, August 21, 2015.

Posted Monday, Jun 22, 2015 

 112 photos from May 27th through June 22nd

 

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?t=1&g=257

Posted Friday, Jun 19, 2015 

Watch the Class of 2015 Graduation LIVE right now on the Internet at the website of WCTV 14 Wethersfield Community Television - click below

http://www.wctv14.com/live.html

Posted Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 

Sixth graders at Webb studied ancient cultures throughout the year. The year culminated in an Ancients Fair in which students explored a topic in depth and shared their knowledge with the Webb community.

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?t=1&g=256

Posted Monday, Jun 15, 2015 

Preschoolers in Mrs. Weber's class recently got a lesson on magnets provided by some of Mrs. Taschner's 4th graders. The older children provided some instruction on what magnets would and would not hold and gave the young ones opportunities to use the magnets. The younger students looked up to the the older ones and enjoyed having them as "teachers."

Webb School

Webb School

Posted Monday, Jun 8, 2015 

Silas Deane Middle School's Karen Marshall has been selected as the 2015 Teacher of the Year for the Wethersfield Public Schools.

Karen, an Instructional Technology teacher, was officially nominated by 9 of her middle school colleagues (JoAnn Forman, Sheila Sollinger, Silvana Pepitone, Dan Bologna, Siobhan DeGray, Diana Beardsley, Aaron Alder, Pat Krzesicki, and Jennifer Rivera).  

Karen Marshall has been teaching in Wethersfield since 2001.

An excerpt from Karen's nomination...

"Karen Marshall is an outstanding educator who works directly and collaboratively with teachers, students, and staff.  Karen has been a mentor to many of us.  Her effective communication skills, computer expertise and collaborative style make her invaluable to the Silas Deane community.  There is no problem too big or too small for Karen to solve.  Karen is ALWAYS busy from the minute she arrives until late in the afternoon when she leaves the building well after the school day has ended.  That being said, whenever you approach Karen for assistance, she will stop whatever she is doing with a genuine smile and give you her undivided attention.  Her knowledge base of technology and the programs we utilize is impressive, yet she never makes you feel less than adequate when your own questions may be seemingly simple and obvious.  Karen is dedicated to ALL of the students at Silas Deane Middle School and she helps our learners of all abilities achieve success by incorporating technology into their learning.  Students seek out Karen for her valuable assistance and caring style.  Karen is intelligent, professional in her manner, sensitive in her approach, and simply an all-round wonderful person.  There are many wonderful teachers in our district, but Karen is most deserving of this recognition and award.  We are proud to call her a colleague and friend." 

Karen Marshall, 2015 Teacher of the Year, Wethersfield Public Schools, Connecticut

Karen Marshall, 2015 Teacher of the Year, Wethersfield Public Schools, Connecticut

Karen Marshall, 2015 Teacher of the Year, Wethersfield Public Schools, Connecticut

 

Posted Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 

Wethersfield High School Drama won the Special Achievement in Arts Education Award for linking the Seussical musical to literacy and arts instruction in the classroom.  The Special Achievement in Arts Education Award recognizes those schools who successfully connect the school musical to the curriculum and utilize the musical to meet the CT State Department of Education Core Curriculum Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts for its participants and the greater school population. Curriculum connections must be tangible with a well-documented outcome.  Congratulations WHS!

 Congratulations WHS!

 Congratulations WHS!

Posted Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 

The WHS Future Educators Honor Society induction ceremony was held in the new WHS Media Center on Thursday, May 21.  Inductees were recognized for their academic achievement and their participation in the Future Educators Club.  We congratulate Jack Breton, Christina DeAngelo, Kit Kerekes, Jessie Sanzo, Taylor Scutari, Brianna Shive, Jacklyn Snide, and Samantha Urban.

WHS Future Educators Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Posted Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 

On May 19, seventeen students from the Silas Deane Middle School Technology Club traveled to RHAM Middle School to test their custom made solar cars. However, as the clouds rolled in, students quickly modified their solar cars to work indoors using batteries and switches. Students in seventh and eighth grade worked in teams to design and build the fastest battery powered car. This was the second meeting for the schools, as they met previously on May 12 to plan out their designs. Students learned how solar panels work, how solar cars are made at the collegiate level and how the right gear ratio could improve their vehicles.

On race day the competition was strong as students competed in two heats. Students were then ranked and raced for the championship. The championship car was built by Alec Arnold (from SDMS) and his partner Joey (from RMS) as their car traveled the fastest. The second fastest car was built by Alex Jones (from SDMS) and his partner Anthony (from RMS). All of the cars were creative and unique.

 Students from the SDMS Technology Club that participated in the event were: Arden Adamo, Dhanraj Bhoj, Nik Kallicharan, Dillon Aldabarca, Alex Arnold, Alec Capasso, Cameron Corazzo, Danielle Colbath, Nicolas Edwards, Cameron Elliott, Anthony Guerrera, Alex Jones, Kavi Khadar, Nathan Labbe, Dylan Olsen, Tai Huynh and Chris Shekar. The Technology club is facilitated by Technology Education Teacher Behn Sikora. Staff that helped on the trip was Technology Education Teacher Sam Shelton.

This activity was made possible through a grant from EASTCONN and a partnership between Silas Deane Middle School and RHAM Middle School. 

SDMS Solar Cars

SDMS Solar Cars

SDMS Solar Cars

SDMS Solar Cars

Posted Monday, Jun 1, 2015 

The following WHS students have achieved the CT COLT Award for Excellence in World Language.  They have demonstrated excellence as indicated by an average equivalent to 90 or above, for 3 consecutive marking periods this year in the same language.  They will receive a certificate from the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers recognizing their accomplishments.

Spanish:

Michael Dikegoros

Gloria Zhu

Jason Gallo

Ioana Moldovan

Estefania Maya

Leiah Cutkomp

Margaret Fitzpatrick

Anthony Machado

Marlena Monroe

Julia Feliciano

Abigail Sullivan

Heather Mayo

Stephanie Decarli

Amanda Gilbert

 

Italian:

Jocelyn Wilcox

Anna Cannata

Nora Serrao

Paul Zocco

 

French:

Rachel Sharp

Hope Mathis

Samantha Martin

Posted Friday, May 29, 2015 
On Wednesday May 20th, the Webb Sixth Graders had the honor and privilege to visit UCONN on a field trip.  They opened their trip at the UCONN Visitor Center and then broke out into smaller groups with a tour guide.  They visited and learned the history of various buildings while the tour guide shared information about college. 
During the trip, they learned about the importance of study skills, hard work, and perseverance. They ate a delicious lunch and had ice cream in the dining hall on campus while listening to a few guest speakers. They also participated  in  an athletic center tour at Gampel.  The kids truly loved the experience!
Posted Friday, May 29, 2015 

In the spirit of maintaining and continuing to enhance our positive and safe school climates we are asking that you please complete our biennial Safe School Climate Survey. The survey itself was created by a state task force and the data we glean from your responses enables us to make informed decisions when developing our Safe School Climate Plans. The link for the survey can be found directly on our district website under "Safe School Climate Parent Survey" or by going directly to 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLDDRDF

This survey is open through June 10th of this school year. Thank you very much for your input.

 

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 
Busy Buddies Playschool at Wethersfield High School still has openings for the 2015-2016 school year.
This early learning opportunity is available for free to Wethersfield residents that are 3 and 4 years old.
For more information and application materials, please contact Mrs. Judy Bridges at the high school.
Her email address is:  jbridges@wethersfield.me
Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 

On Thursday, May 7th the Wethersfield Elementary Schools participated in National “Bike to School Day”.  All the schools had a huge turnout, with many running out of room on their bike racks for all the bikes students rode to school!  Besides using the trip to school as a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need, it’s also fun, boosts the sense of community, and helps to alleviate traffic around schools.

Wethersfield Schools Parent Council also used “Bike to School Day” to day as an opportunity to honor Wethersfield’s school crossing guards.  These men and women provide an invaluable service to the community by helping Wethersfield children get to school safely every day.  In addition to each crossing guard receiving a gift bag, students made a special effort to thank crossing guards on their way back and forth to school so they knew that their service does not go unnoticed. Overall the day was a great success.  Organizers hope “Bike to School Day” inspires students and their families to make walking and biking to school a regular part of their routine.  

Bike to School Day 2015

Bike to School Day 2015

Bike to School Day 2015

Bike to School Day 2015

Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2015 

High School Renovation Slideshow - 78 photos from May 12th through May 26th

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?t=1&g=253

Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 

 

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 

60 photos - Renovation Project Progress -- April 24th through May 11th

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?g=250

Posted Thursday, May 7, 2015 

We are proud to announce that 17 student members of the Wethersfield High School DECA Team participated in the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida!  Our students competed and networked with more than 16,000 high school students from around the country and the world.  

The students worked hard and 9 of the members received "top 20%" certificates in their categories.  Project topics included: Fashion Promotion, International Business Plan/Marketing, Product Research and Re-branding, Hospitality and Tourism Marketing, Advertising, and Sports & Entertainment Promotion.

Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported the DECA Team Members on their journey.  

DECA Conference 2015

DECA Conference 2015

DECA Conference 2015

DECA Conference 2015

DECA Conference 2015

 

Posted Thursday, May 7, 2015 
Students, staff, parents, town officials and other community members gathered this morning and walked/biked to school today as a Webb Family. In addition, students who could not walk/bike to school participated in Walk Around the School. Therefore 100% of all students present today participated!! Way to go Webb!! 
Webb Walk to School Day 2015
Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

Samantha Martin and Jason Gallo, seniors at WHS, were honored Sunday, May 3rd, at the Aqua Turf in Southington for being named CIAC Scholar Athletes of the year for Wethersfield High School. Samantha played soccer and was a Captain for the cheerleading and outdoor track teams during high school while Jason wrestled and played volleyball & football for the Eagles. Both students will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall and participate in the Honors Program. Jason is the valedictorian and Samantha is the salutatorian for the WHS Class of 2015. Congratulations on a well deserved honor!

 CIAC Scholar Athletes of the year for Wethersfield High School

Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015 

Hartford Courant Article - April 29, 2015

Jacquline Klepinger, Wethersfield High School

Jacquline Klepinger, 17, is a Wethersfield High School junior who won scholarships to both UConn and Quinnipiac at the recent Connecticut Science Fair for her work studying Zeolite, a naturally occurring mineral, as a cancer treatment. The scholarships are $20,000 each. (Photo by Mark Mirko, Hartford Courant)

Hartford Courant Article - April 29, 2015

Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015 

Great news for the WHS Soccer Program and the Wethersfield soccer community:

Rob Jachym, Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Wethersfield High School, has been selected as the 2014-2015 CT High School Boys Soccer Coach of the Year by the CHSCA. Coach Jachym has been with the Eagles since 2000 where he has led the team to four CIAC Class L State Titles and four CCC Divisional Championships. He was also named CCC West Coach of the year in 2002, 2005, and 2008.

Coach Jachym was an All-American at Maloney High School in Meriden where he scored 61 goals in his career and a state-leading 36 his senior season. He received a scholarship to play at the University of Hartford, served as captain, and was selected as the American East Player of the Year and to the NCAA All-American Team. Rob was drafted by the New England Revolution with the third overall pick in the 1997 MLS draft.

Rob Jachym, Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Wethersfield High School

Rob also coaches Premiere soccer for FSA at various age levels, and has been a head coach with the Olympic Development Program for six years. He is the founder and director of Soccer Revolution Soccer Camps. Rob is a member of the Maloney High School and University of Hartford Halls of Fame, as well as being inducted into the CT Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010. He resides in Middletown with his wife Christa and three children Carlin, Riley, and Brady (ages 10, 8, and 7).

Coach Jachym will be honored at the Aqua Turf in Southington on Thursday, May 14th.

Rob Jachym, Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Wethersfield High School

Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015 
It’s here! The SDMS Scholastic “Buy One Get One Free” book fair has begun at Silas Deane Middle School in the Library Media Center. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. It is open late TODAY, Tuesday, May 5, after school until 7 p.m. for family shopping. Throughout the book fair, the Library Media Center and the Principal’s Advisory Committee will be raising donations for earthquake relief in Nepal. During lunch waves on Thursday and Friday, students can get their picture taken with superhero cardboard cutouts (including the Black Widow)! Suggested donation is $1.00. There will be also be a container at the book fair for loose change donations. Students are encouraged to "find their inner hero" by making a donation and dressing in super hero-themed attire on Friday.
SDMS Book Fair
Posted Monday, May 4, 2015 

On behalf of the State of Connecticut, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor,

take great pleasure in

recognizing

May 6, 2015

as

School Nurse Day

This day recognizes the important role school nurses play in the State of Connecticut.

Providing students with access to health professionals is a critical component to ensuring our students are ready and able to learn. The commitment school nurses have to our students is commendable.

I thank you for your outstanding dedication to the success and wellness of Connecticut's future generations.

Therefore, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2015 as School Nurse Day in the State of Connecticut.

School Nurse Day

 

Posted Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 

Have you been hoping to find other Latin mothers whom you can talk to?

Looking for a place your children can play & make friends, while you get more information regarding their education and activities?

Are you interested in making a difference in Wethersfield?

Come to the new Latin Mothers group!

Thursday, May 7th

Wethersfield Library

The Children’s Room

515 Silas Deane Highway

5:30pm

***We will have a light food and childcare available**

Madres Latinas May 7

Madres Latinas May 7

Posted Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 

The Wethersfield Public Schools will be holding their Annual District Wide Spring Art Show at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield, from April 30-May 27.  

Annual District Wide Spring Art Show at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center

Annual District Wide Spring Art Show at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center


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