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Posted Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 10:55:52 AM
Please see the documents linked below concerning the district's draft vision/mission and strategic plan.  As this plan continues to evolve, your feedback is critical.  Please take a few moments to review the plan, and complete the brief anonymous survey that is linked below.  Thank you very much.
-- 
Michael T. Emmett
Superintendent 
Wethersfield Public Schools
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Letter from the Superintendent of Schools - https://tinyurl.com/wpsletter
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 2:33:52 PM

Wethersfield Parents, Guardians and Community Members - Please join us in a conversation with Mr. Rais Bhuiyan. His tale of empathy and kindness in the face of hate and personal attack will inspire.  Rais will also be joining SDMS students and families for the day on January 22. 2018 to share his story and life's journey.

Rais Bhuiyan, an American Muslim from Bangladesh, is an extraordinary individual with a powerful story. After serving as an air force pilot in Bangladesh, Rais moved to the United States in 1999 to study computer technology. Ten days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a horrific hate crime, attacked by, Mark Stroman, self-described “the Arab slayer,” Rais barely survived. Sadly, two other victims were killed. Stroman was sentenced to death; ten years later, Rais led an international campaign, fighting to save Stroman’s life. Rais’ near death experience sparked a profound journey of soul searching and began his path as a human rights activist for peace, forgiveness, empathy and understanding. Though Rais’ effort to save Stroman from execution in 2011 was unsuccessful, his transformative ability to turn hate into compassion and forgive the unforgivable has been transformative. Through his non-profit, World Without Hate, Rais has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people as he shares his inspirational story and message at schools, universities, organizations and conferences all over the world.

https://www.facebook.com/wethersfieldschools/posts/1572728312816843

www.worldwithouthate.org

We look forward to sharing this evening with you!

Wethersfield Public Schools

 WELCOMES

Rais Bhuiyan  

Monday, January 22, 2018

for

“World Without Hate”

6:00 p.m

SDMS Auditorium



Posted Monday, Dec 18, 2017 12:57:00 PM

The Wethersfield Public Schools are seeking children three years of age as of October 1, 2018 to participate in the Wethersfield Preschool Program for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are only taking applicants for the three-year old program at this time.  This program includes children with developmental delays and same-aged children who act as peer playmates.  Classes are located at Samuel Webb Elementary School.  Classes are 2.5 hours per day, Monday – Thursday.  Children are assigned to a morning or afternoon session and parents will be notified of the assignment upon acceptance.  Cost per year for this four-day program is $1,050.00.

Peer playmates will be selected through a two-tiered lottery system. Application deadline for the lottery is February 28, 2018.  Due to the volume of the applications received, a lottery will be held to select potential peer playmates to participate in a screening.  Those selected will be invited for a screening on Friday, March 16, 2018.  The snow date is Friday, March 23, 2018. A second lottery will be held after the screening to fill the number of open slots. 

Parents interested in completing an application should call Mrs. Rosanne Zdrok at (860) 571-8141 to receive a registration application for the lottery
Posted Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 10:23:55 AM

At our last Town Meeting our grade six students treated the Webb School Community to their version of Channel 51 News (after our address 51 Willow St.).

This video was done with our talented art teacher and is an elementary version of the WHS Blue Eagle News. The WHS kids inspired us!

Video:  https://www.facebook.com/wethersfieldschools/posts/1535818959841112

Posted Friday, Dec 1, 2017 11:35:32 AM
Once again, the WHS Computer Science students would like to invite kids in grades 4 - 8 and their parents or guardians to the WHS Family Hour of Code.  The event will be in Room 402 at WHS on Thursday, December 7, from 7 - 8 PM (but you can arrive as early as 6:30 to avoid waiting in line).  This is part of the world-wide "Hour of Code" celebration happening in December.  You and your kids will be writing computer code to create colorful, noisy programs.  You don't have to know anything at all about computer code; that's the point!  We guarantee you will write your first code in ten minutes or less, and have fun doing it.  You will be assisted by current and former WHS Comp Sci students, who will help every step of the way.  We will be adding one or two new choices to the program, so if you have joined us before, please come again and see what's new.
The event is open to all employees and residents of Wethersfield, and their kids in grades 4 - 8.  (If you need / want to bring younger kids, just let us know; we can adapt!)
You can sign up by completing the form at:
You can also see the attached flyer for a more colorful invitation, here:
Hope to see you there!
Joe Kess
WHS
Posted Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 9:05:48 AM


Wethersfield High School Drama presents "The Shudder Season"  on November 3 and 4 at 7:30pm. An incessantly beating heart, a bird with a one-word vocabulary, a small town with a dark secret, and a family's dysfunctional Thanksgiving dinner. Got the shivers yet? Join us for this series of one act plays celebrating the spookiest of seasons. 411 Wolcott Hill Road, Wethersfield. Tickets sold only at the door, $10/$5 students and seniors. Handicapped accessible. (860) 721-9075 for more information.

Posted Friday, Oct 13, 2017 3:35:00 PM
Students in Mrs. Cookson's 4th grade class at Emerson-Williams have been working to read "with their noses in the book" and notice details about their characters in order to develop an interpretation. This week they applied these new strategies to closely read and interpret photographs.

Today they met with their buddies in Mrs. Dawson's classroom to help the kindergarten students "look closely" at photographs and "label them like scientists". 4th graders helped their buddies notice all the small details, identify and write beginning sounds in words, and stretch to spell "tricky" words. 

This collaboration truly integrated the focus of the 4th grade reading unit and the kindergarten writing unit!


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