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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

Posted Friday, Apr 24, 2015 

WHS Renovation Project Progress - March 24th to April 23rd

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?g=248

Posted Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 

This week marks a full week of on-site staff development on-site here at Charles Wright with Teacher College’s staff developers Brianna Parlitsis and Alissa Levy.  Teachers team with the staff developers to strengthen their skills in teaching literacy through the reading and writing workshop model.  This on-site training enables our teachers to meet together, gain insights and strategies, and then watch them applied or apply them themselves with our very own students within our very own classrooms.  This is a very exciting experience and has made a major impact in further developing the expertise of our teachers.

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is a research and staff development organization housed at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The teacher-educators who staff the Project are involved in long-lasting collaborations with teachers across the world. The Project has a lasting and deep affiliation with our six hundred schools, and develops ideas that are foundational to literacy instruction across the globe. 

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project was founded and is directed by Lucy Calkins, The Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College. Lucy Calkins is the author of many books, including The Art of Teaching Writing and The Art of Teaching Reading. Project leaders bring specialized expertise to the Project's capacity, and work closely with the team of teacher-educators (staff developers) who staff the Project.

Charles Wright School

Charles Wright School

Charles Wright School


Posted Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 

Wethersfield Public Schools are looking for gently used musical instruments!  Our instrument drive will take place during the month of MAY although we will continue to accept donations on an ongoing basis! 

What we need:
Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass & Bows
Band: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone & Percussion

Wethersfield Public Schools Instrument Drive

Instrument drop off locations:
Wethersfield High School: 411 Wolcott Hill Road
Silas Deane Middle School: 551 Silas Deane Highway
Alfred W. Hanmer Elementary School: 50 Francis Street
Charles Wright Elementary School: 186 Nott Street
Emerson-Williams Elementary School: 461 Wells Road
Highcrest Elementary School: 95 Highcrest Road
Samuel B. Webb Elementary School: 51 Willow Street
WPS Central Office/Curriculum: 127 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Questions? Contact: Emily Caravella, Instrumental Music Teacher. Email: ecaravella@wethersfield.me

Posted Friday, Apr 17, 2015 

Good Afternoon Students, Parents and Guardians,

This is Mr. Moore, the Principal at Wethersfield High School. After some discussion and reconsideration the Class of 2015 Wethersfield High School Graduation time, date and venue has been changed. The commencement exercises will take place on Friday evening June 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Cove Park. At this time we have no plan in place for inclement weather. The date, time and venue were changed to accommodate the traditional Safe Graduation event which will be held at The Pitkin Community Center later that evening. As is the tradition, the motorcade will assemble at 4:30 pm on the 19th at WHS for interested graduates and will process to the Motor Vehicle parking lot. For planning purposes there will be two graduation practices – the first practice will be held in the new WHS gymnasium at 1:00 pm on Thursday June 18th and the second practice will be held at Cove Park at noon on the June 19th, the day of graduation. Thank you and congratulations to the Class of 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/wethersfieldschools/posts/808468565909492

Posted Friday, Apr 17, 2015 

Congratulations to the Fourth Graders at Highcrest Elementary for winning the school-wide Reading Race Across America!  Students were challenged to read a book from all 50 states based upon the setting or where the author lives.

Highcrest Elementary School

Posted Friday, Mar 27, 2015 

Today, at Webb Elementary School, Wethersfield Mayor Paul Montinieri visited.  Our students, and our mascot, were so excited to have him join us and talk a little bit about what he does for the town.  He had the chance to visit our second graders and he read to them in Mrs. Carlson’s classroom.  The experience was a memorable one for our kids as they were able to not only meet an important politician, but they were able to sit with him and ask personal questions.  A huge thank you to our Mayor and we want him to know that he is more than welcome at Webb any time!

Mayor visits Webb School 2015

Mayor visits Webb School 2015

Mayor visits Webb School 2015 

Mayor visits Webb School 2015

Posted Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Chef Rob and Dietitian Emily treated our students to a taste testing event of Carrot Raisin Salad! Students overwhelmingly requested this vegetable/fruit combination to be added to their salad choices! The recipe was sent home with each student.  

Charles Wright School

Charles Wright School

Posted Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 

On February 25th, 40 Wethersfield High School students attended the Connecticut DECA Career Development Competition at the Aqua Turf in Southing. Approximately 1100 students from across the state of CT participated and competed in this conference which serves as a showplace for skills learned by students in marketing education instructional programs  Twenty nine students from Wethersfield received awards and 20 earned the right to attend the national conference which will be held in Orlando, Florida (April 23 - 29) . In addition, Wethersfield Senior, Estefania Maya, won the CT DECA Leadership Scholarship and Allison Weed and Eldina Salihovic won the CT DECA Pin Design ContestThe following is a listing of the award winners.

Wethersfield High School DECA

Wethersfield High School DECA

Wethersfield High School DECA

Amanda Clark and Alexis Bourassa – 1st Place, Buying and Merchandising Business

                                                                                  Operation Research Plan

Estefania Maya, Nicole Silva and Eldina Salihovic – 1st Place, International Business Plan

Julia Martin and Leah Macfarland -  1st Place, Advertising Plan

Allison Weed –  1st place, Principles of Travel and Tourism

Frankie Barone and Kathryn Carbone - 2nd Place Fashion Promotional Plan

Haley Bresnahan, Hannah Morris and Grace Alpert - 3nd Place Fashion Promotional Plan

Cassidy Bourassa, Diana Sitnik –  Finalist, Fashion Promotional Plan

Susan Davis and Taylor Melillio – 2nd Place, Hospitality and Tourism Business

                                                                                  Operation Research Plan

Alicia Ademi and Briley Barton – 3rd Place, Hospitality Service Team Decision Making

Matthew Colangelo, Michell Marena, and Michael Trihn,  - 3nd place, Sports and Entertainment

                                                                                                              Promotional plan         

Lilly Ciarletto, Dilan Cabral and Rachel Caruk,  Finalist Entertainment Promotional Plan

Patrick Mozzicato and Patrick Murphy,   Finalists, Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making

Leah Cutkomp and Ingela Shannahan -   Finalists, Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making

Estefania Maya – Leadership Scholarship

Eldina Salihovic and Allison Weed – CT DECA Pin Design Contest Winners.

 


Posted Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 

Charles Wright students are working on having two hours or less of screen time a day as part of the 95210 program!  Filling that time with board games is a great alternative as these students found out last Friday afternoon as the entire school stopped everything to spend time in more interactive activities. 95210 stands for 9 hours of sleep, 5 fruits or vegetables a day, 2 hours or less of screen time, one hour a day of exercise, and 0 drinks with sugar. 

Charles Wright students are working on having two hours or less of screen time a day as part of the 95210 program!  Filling that time with board games is a great alternative as these students found out last Friday afternoon as the entire school stopped everything to spend time in more interactive activities. 95210 stands for 9 hours of sleep, 5 fruits or vegetables a day, 2 hours or less of screen time, one hour a day of exercise, and 0 drinks with sugar.

Posted Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 

Seventeen seventh and eighth grade Silas Deane Middle School students attended an Insurgent Party after school on Thursday, March 19 at the Wethersfield Public Library in anticipation of the movie's premiere. The Divergent trilogy, by Veronica Roth, is a popular teen series; Insurgent is the second book and second movie in the trilogy.  Students rotated through four stations including a crafts station for making bookmarks, door hangers, and backpack amulets; a trivia station asking challenging questions on the book; a "behind the scenes" DVD about the making of the movie; and a henna station where students could choose an Insurgent "faction" design done by henna artist Jameela Zebarth. A final trivia "play off" ended the event with four students winning $10 gift certificates to Barnes and Noble. This event was co-sponsored by the Wethersfield Public Library and the SDMS Literacy Committee.

Students Attend Insurgent Party in Program Co-sponsored by the SDMS Literacy Committee and Wethersfield Public Library

Students Attend Insurgent Party in Program Co-sponsored by the SDMS Literacy Committee and Wethersfield Public Library

Students Attend Insurgent Party in Program Co-sponsored by the SDMS Literacy Committee and Wethersfield Public Library

Posted Monday, Mar 23, 2015 

Photo Slideshow with descriptions -- WHS Renovation -- 88 photos -- March 5th through March 20th


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Posted Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 

Sixth grade students who continue to think beyond themselves have decorated our main entrance with their hand prints.  These prints show the importance of helping others and always being kind. We hope all guests who visit our school recognize that kindness matters! 

Webb Kindness Club

Posted Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 

Congratulations to our Kindergarteners for winning Webb’s annual Penny War!  Each penny brought in was worth one point.  Opposing grades added nickels, dimes, quarters, and bills to deduct penny points.  Altogether, the school brought in almost 35,000 pennies!  Thank you to all families that participated.  Start saving your coins for next year!

Webb Penny Wars 2015

Posted Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 

Photo Slideshow with descriptions -- WHS Renovation -- 32 photos -- February 20th through March 5th


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Posted Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 

WHS presents Seussical
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Seussical will be presented on March 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm, and on March 22 at 3:30pm, at Samuel B. Webb Auditorium, 51 Willow Street.

For more Seussical info please call (860) 721-9075 or email sblanzaco@gmail.com

Posted Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 

The Samuel B. Webb Elementary School celebrated Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, and the 100th day of school in their school-wide Town Meeting held on Thursday February 26th.  Please click to launch the photo slideshow.

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?g=229

Posted Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 

Magenta Team students at SDMS did a phenomenal job with their team's community service project.  Students received a presentation about the issue of homelessness by State Representative Russ Morin and Brian Baker, Assistant Director of the South Park Inn shelter in Hartford.  Students then made 701 bagged lunches and collected numerous boxes of hygiene and health supplies for the shelter.  South Park Inn is a non-profit organization that assists homeless people in the greater Hartford area with housing, food, and supportive services.        

Magenta Team SDMS

Posted Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, seven teams of very well-prepared seventh and eighth graders gathered in the library media center after school for the 2015 SDMS Battle of the Teen Nutmeg Books. The event was sponsored by the SDMS Literacy Committee and the Library Media Center. Students formed teams and answered fifty challenging questions on ten different 2015 Teen Nutmeg Nominees. At the end of the tenth round, there was a tie between two teams so a final tie-breaking question ended the competition with a group of students from the Orange and Indigo Teams emerging victorious.

Congratulations to Clarissa Nock, Sydney Bowers, Olivia Washington, and Eden Fritz Aguiar, members of the winning team! Second place winners were Sarah Gordon and Mei Qiong Xue of the Turquoise Team.

SDMS Nutmeg Winners 2015

SDMS Nutmeg Winners 2015



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