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THANK YOU to those who joined us for a Community Screening & Discussion of "Most Likely to Succeed." We hope you got a lot out of the event!

The Wellesley Public Schools in partnership with the Wellesley Education Foundation held 5 screenings of the award-winning film "Most Likely to Succeed," each followed by a discussion.

Wellesley Education Foundation Strategic Planning Survey

WEF is a non-profit, volunteer-run community organization that works to enrich and support the Wellesley Public School system. This year, WEF has undertaken a strategic planning process through which we will identify our goals and priorities for the next five years. We have been seeking input from a variety of key stakeholders to ensure that our assessment incorporates the diverse perspectives of the community we serve.

Many thanks to those of you who took our survey!

Many thanks for your interest in helping to shape the future direction of WEF. We truly appreciate your valuable input!

Thanks to those who helped us celebrate

at the Evolutions Spring Expo on May 11, 2016, at Wellesley High School

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We could not be prouder or thank them enough for their dedication & generosity. And many thanks to everyone who supported Stephen, Jake and Charlie!

Congrats to Our Three Boston Marathon Runners who ran 26 Miles For Education!

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We will once again transform Wellesley High into an interactive science museum at the 2017 Wellesley STEM Expo on April 8, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the next Wellesley STEM Expo on April 8, 2017

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WEF funded a grant that improved and expanded the WMS English department's study of Shakespeare in grades 6 through 8

This grant allowed the English department to expand the Shakespeare curriculum, previously taught only in the 7th grade, into the 6th and 8th grades.

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The goal of the grant is to position WPS to incorporate live weather data from Wellesley’s own tracking station into our elementary science curriculum.

WEF awarded funding to purchase a weather tracking station and 7 WeatherBug licenses, one per elementary school

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This new evaluation system is stronger than the previous one, providing more accurate and precise measurements of fluency, decoding, comprehension and inferential thinking.

WEF purchased a comprehensive tool for literacy specialists to assess independent and instructional reading levels in grades K-2 at all 7 elementary schools

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Funding through the Ruth S. Walter Environmental Education Fund supported development of a curriculum which aims to build connections across disciplines of Art, English, Math, Science & Social Studies to illuminate the complexity of our world.

WEF is a proud sponsor of the Evolutions program – a new collaborative, hands-on, interdisciplinary program at the high school

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These classroom tools allow educators to use real-time data in their teaching, helping students to better understand concepts taught in introductory physics.

WEF awarded funding for a grant that provided the Vernier’s Software & Technology data collection system for an entire Physics classroom at the high school

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The Instructional Technology Specialist will work with teachers to design and support STEAM activities for their classes. The bundle comes also with professional development, design apps for the iPad, and lessons created for teachers.

WEF purchased a set of tools, including a 3-D printer, to integrate STEAM activities into the WMS classrooms

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The Wellesley Public Schools Strategic Plan serves as a roadmap for Superintendent Dr. David Lussier and the district by articulating "What We Want to Accomplish" and "How We Will Achieve Our Goals."

WEF underwrote consulting fees and participated in the development and publication of the current Wellesley Public Schools strategic plan

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Roamers help students understand complex ideas across a wide range of age groups and subjects.

WEF funded a grant which provided 5 ROAMERS, educational robots that integrate STEAM activities into the elementary classrooms

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The equipment provides all PAWS students with a collaborative activity that will enhance their social, physical and cognitive development.

Through WEF funding, Imagination Playground equipment has been a welcome addition to the PAWS outdoor recess area

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This grant will pay for a consultant who will develop the K through 5th grade World Language curriculum in collaboration with the department's Coordinator, Curriculum Specialist, and teachers in the district.

WEF is proud to sponsor the World Language grades K through 2 Pilot which begins in 2015-2016

Thank You Notes

Notes from Educators and Friends

View a subset of thank you notes to WEF Read more...

Highlights

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WEF Strategic Planning Survey:
WEF in circle with name  tagline - 30th design2 The Wellesley community was invited to participate in a brief survey that will inform the future direction of WEF.  Many thanks to those of you who took the time to complete our survey.  We truly appreciate your valuable input!
 
If You Joined Us for 1 of 5 Community Screenings & Discussions of Most Likely to Succeed co-hosted by the Wellesley Public Schools and the Wellesley Education Foundation, we would love to hear your thoughts on the award-winning film.
 
BEE BUZZ Abounds!
unnamedThe 26th annual Spelling Bee was a smashing success thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Bee Committee and so many wonderful volunteers! Congratulations to our winners Health Advances, LLC of Weston! Great coverage by our friends at the Swellesley Report and the Townsman

 

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WPS Progress Report Survey
compass WPS Progress Report surveyThe WPS Progress Report SAC issued a survey to gather community input to further refine the model for a WPS Progress Report.  Many thanks to those of you who took the survey.

Announcing Superintendent's Advisory Committees
WEF and the Wellesley Public Schools partnered in 2014-15 to create four high-level Superintendent's Advisory Committees that advise and support the implementation of key areas of the school district’s strategic plan.