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Posted Friday, Sep 26, 2014 

Evidence of oil in the waterway in Wintergreen Woods has been discovered.  DEEP was contacted and has responded.  Following the DEEP’s recommendation, a licensed environmental contractor has set up containment, and sourcing the origin of the oil is currently in progress.  It was determined that two types of oil were present.  These oils were diesel/#2 fuel oil as well as a heavier hydraulic-like oil.                    

Investigation of the flow appeared to place origin on the high school site.

A buried fuel oil tank in the front of the building was suspected as a possible source.  This tank was slated for removal as part of the renovation project.  The DEEP ordered its immediate removal.  The tank was removed and found to be structurally sound and in good condition.  There is another buried oil tank located on the school property.  Contractors are currently looking at this tank to determine if this may be the source of the diesel/#2 fuel oil.

The other type of oil present was determined to be consistent with cooling oil from an electrical transformer.  This oil was sourced to a failed transformer at Wethersfield High School that was replaced by CL&P on Sunday.  The oil from the transformer was tested and found to contain no PCBs.

The DEEP continues to work with town, school, and construction officials to monitor the site.  

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Posted Monday, Sep 22, 2014 
This weeks activities will include:
Site work:
1. Sanitary sewer work located between DiCiccio and Esposito fields. This is to relocate the partially blocked line under the running track.
2. Drainage will be starting at the south lot near the main entrance.
3. Extraction of the existing oil tank located just west of the main entrance.
4. Modify and install Cottone Arch. ( steel contractor)
5. Fill, sanitize and flush new fire main.
Area A (New Gym and AD Areas) 100
1. MEP rough up high and at athletic offices.
2. Placing concrete at locker bases.
3. Completing architectural precast.
4. Installing curtain wall frames.
5. Spot priming to prepare for painting upper structure.
Area B ( Media, Choral and Band ) 100
1. MEP rough in ceiling areas.
2. Completing drywall and taping areas.
3. Painting exposed structure in Choral and Band.
4. Installing acoustical foam panels on exposed structure.
5. Installing public entrance canopy steel and structural welding.
Area C ( Locker ancillary rooms) 100
1. Completing misc CMU and patching and preparing for paint.
2. MEP rough completion. 
3. Framing structural ceiling in locker room areas.
4. Drywall in some areas.
Area D ( Mechanical Room Area ) Basement
1. MEP piping and conduit.
2. Gas service meter to be set.
3. Building new fire service.
4. Running piping in the west classrooms that will feed Areas A, B and C.
5. Take delivery and set new emergency generator.
6. Install cooling tower steel.
Area E ( Culinary, Health Stair 12, English, Science. 100/300/500
1. Spread footings for the 500 level infill.
2. Layout and start slab removal for under slab plumbing.
3. Slab removal and excavate for tunnel connector.
4. Misc. Demo, both CMU and MEPs. 
Area F ( New Elevator Addition ) 100/200/300/400/500
1. Removal of Windows to prepare for new door openings.
2. Cut in new door openings and install new door frames. ( Friday night and Saturday )
3. Completing shaft.
4. Installing brick veneer.
5. Installing roof.
Area G ( Custodial, Admin, Guidance & Science ) 100/200/400
1. Under slab plumbing 100
2. Finalizing MEP coordination all levels.
3. Footing for shear walls to support green room area above guidance.
4. Repairing existing walls in admin. 
5. Misc. in wall rough.
6. Framing in science 400. 
7. Install new steel for roof drains and RTU units.
8. Finalizing MEP coordination.
Posted Monday, Sep 22, 2014 

PSAT

PSAT REGISTRATION BEGINS
FOR JUNIORS ONLY
SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 3RD
OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS
OCTOBER 6TH   

TEST WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH 

COST OF THE TEST IS $25.00
BRING EITHER CASH OR A CHECK TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE 
CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO: WHS ESCROW

If you meet the requirements for free and reduced lunch you may receive a fee waiver. See your counselor.

Posted Monday, Sep 22, 2014 

Photos from September 2nd through September 19th

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Posted Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 
Health Alert:
CT confirmed its first case today of EV-D68.  
Just a reminder that Universal precautions, hand hygiene, and use of surface cleaners will decrease the risk of transmission.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 

Silas Deane Middle School had an 80% participation rate in its 2014 Summer Reading Program, which was organized in collaboration with the Wethersfield Public Library staff. Congratulations to the top six Silas Deane Middle School Summer Readers--Alyssa Pearce (23 books), Tea Hima (20 books), Katie Ginter (23 books), Kacia Claffey-Hesseltine (20 books), Arden Adamo (33 books), and Morgan O'Donnell (48 books)--who read a combined total of 167 books this summer! 

SDMS Summer Reading

Posted Monday, Sep 15, 2014 

Dear Students, Parents and Counselors,

Wethersfield Dollars for Scholars officially launched a new website on August 1, 2013 through a new software tool provided by Scholarship America, Dollars for Scholars’ parent organization. 

This new website will allow Wethersfield Dollars for Scholars to help students in the community access more scholarships.  Through the website, students will have the ability to create an online profile, which allows them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships – on both the local and national level – in just a couple of clicks. Keep in mind that everything on the profile and website is completely secure and anonymous!! The student profile information becomes the students’ universal scholarship application – students only need to provide the information ONE TIME to apply for multiple opportunities to earn scholarships for college. We encourage students to begin developing their online profiles now, to assure they are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines.

Please visit our chapter website www.wethersfield.dollarsforscholars.org  Scholarship opportunities through our chapter are listed. Complete a FREE online profile to find out for which chapter scholarships you are eligible AND as a bonus, you’ll receive a list of additional scholarships from across the nation that you may also be eligible for.  

To qualify for a one time scholarship, the student must be a Wethersfield resident who will be a graduating senior from any high school by the spring of 2015, who plans to pursue an education at a 2 or 4 year college/university or vocational school.  College prep schools do not qualify. 

A broad range of awards exist, including general citizen’s awards, memorial awards, and other awards to recipients who meet the distinct requirements of specific donors.  Awards are given on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement, community service, and educational goals.  

Students of all scholastic achievement and family income levels are encouraged to apply.  

  • Students – Sign in to the website listed below and begin your profile today.
  • Parents – You will receive an email with login information to finish your portion of the process.
  • Counselors – You will be notified by email when a student has finished their profile and what you need to submit for the process to be complete

Instructions are posted on our website www.wethersfielddollarsforscholars.org for students, parents and counselors when you login.  We can also be reached at WethersfieldDFS@gmail.com. You may also call either of our co-presidents Lori Willin at (860) 563-6929 or Audrey Saharek (860) 508-6999.

More information is available at www.wethersfield.dollarsforscholars.org

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Posted Monday, Sep 15, 2014 

Webb School's Unified Arts Team Launches Facebook Page.  Please LIKE the page so you will receive notifications and have the ability to post comments.  Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/sbwua

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Posted Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 

In an effort to promote reading, and provide additional funds to the library media center, Silas Deane Middle School Library Media Center began its annual fall Scholastic Book Fair on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The book fair ends on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The book fair will be open from 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair through their language arts classes. In addition, parents are encouraged to shop either during the school day or prior to Open House Nights from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 11th or Thursday, September 18th!

The book fair is going more “high tech” this year with online sales and a book fair app for mobile devices.  Parents who are unable to visit the book fair in person or who want to find a greater selection of books can shop online from September 10 - September 25. In addition, students and parents may download a free book fair app so they can see book summaries, reading levels, watch video trailers, or listen to podcasts for featured books.

Six lucky SDMS students from each of the six teams received gift certificates to the book fair--their names were drawn from a raffle of students who turned their summer reading in completely done and on time. In addition, six additional SDMS students also received gift certificates for being the top summer readers --for a combined total of 187 books!

The book fair also offers volunteer opportunities for current and former students as well as parents. A volunteer student crew from SDMS and WHS has been trained to learn valuable retail skills like helping “on the floor” --so shoppers can find books easily-- as well as operating the cash register.  Several parent volunteers are also volunteering their time to make this book fair a success.

SDMS Book Fair

Posted Monday, Sep 8, 2014 

Webb celebrated the 2nd annual Welcome Back Picnic on Sunday, September 7, 2014.  The picnic drew nearly 85 families and over 250 people.  The weather was great and everyone had a blast!

Webb's Welcome Back Picnic

Posted Monday, Aug 25, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - Renovation Progress - August 25, 2014

Photo Slideshow

 

Posted Friday, Aug 22, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - WHS Renovation Progress - August 21, 2014

 

Photo Slideshow - WHS Renovation Progress - August 21, 2014

Posted Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 

Renovation Progress - Photos from 8-19-2014


Photo Slideshow

Posted Monday, Aug 18, 2014 

WETHERSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

2014 FALL SPORT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

JV and VARSITY FOOTBALL REGISTRATION ONLY (At Charles Wright Elementary):

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

FRESHMAN FOOTBALL REGISTRATION ONLY (At Charles Wright Elementary):

Monday, August 18     12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

CHEERLEADING, BOYS & GIRLS X-COUNTRY, FIELD HOCKEY, BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER,

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, and GIRLS SWIMMING REGISTRATION (At Charles Wright Elementary):

Tuesday –Thursday,  August 19-21, 2014       12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, August 22, 2014                                  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE (FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE WHS ATHLETIC DEPT WEBSITE):

Athletic Trainer Medical History Screen

Medical Evaluation Form (Sports Physical)

Athlete Emergency Information & Consent Form  

Signed Student-Athlete Handbook (Back Page)

Participation Fee

(NO INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED)

 

TENTATIVE FALL SPORT INITIAL TRYOUT INFORMATION

(FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS LISTED BELOW BY SPORT)

Day

Date

Sport

Time(s)

Location

Wed

 

Aug. 13

Varsity

Football

3pm-8pm

Cottone Field

Mon

Aug. 18

Freshman Football

3pm–8 pm

Cottone Field

Sat

Aug. 23

Girls Volleyball

 

Girls X Country

 

Boys X Country

 

Swim & Dive

 

Girls Soccer

 

Boys Soccer

 

Field Hockey

8:00am–11:00am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

9:00am – 10:30am

 

9:00am – 11:00am

 

8:00am – 10:30am & 3:30pm – 6:00pm

 

8:00am – 10:30am

 

10:00am – 12:00pm & 5:00pm–7:00pm

 

9:00am – 11:00am  & 1:00pm – 3:00 pm

SDMS Gym

 

WHS Track

 

WHS Track

 

WHS Pool

 

SDMS Soccer Fields

 

DiCicco Field

 

Esposito Field

**Subject to change due to Renovation Project**          
**Please visit the WHS Athletic Website for the most recently updated tryout schedule**

For more information on future tryout dates and times please speak with the head coach at the first try-out date.  Typically tryouts will run from Saturday, August 23-Thursday August 28.  Athletes can not try-out unless they have registered with the athletic department.  For additional information please call the A.D. office at 860-571-8282.

Click here for the PDF file - 2014 Fall Sport Registration Information 

Posted Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - WHS Renovation Progress - August 12, 2014

Photo Slideshow

Posted Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 
Summer Reading and Math @ your fingertips
There is still time to read, read, read! Looking for ideas for good books? Need to review the requirements for summer reading assignments? Prefer to hand write rather than log your books online and need a summer reading log to print out? Hoping to refresh those math skills or complete the math packet (for students entering 9th grade)? All this and more can be found on the Wethersfield Schools Summer Reading and Math Program Page
Don't forget to visit the Wethersfield Public Library and take advantage of all they have to offer for programs and resources. Learn how to download library lendable eBooks and audiobooks from the Wethersfield Public Library Overdrive Collection or the Wethersfield Public Schools Overdrive Collection to your mobile devices using Overdrive Tutorials.
Enjoy the last days of summer with a good book, for, in the words of Stephen King, "Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Posted Friday, Aug 8, 2014 

School Picture Day is scheduled for SDMS for Wednesday, September 10th

Information Flyer

Posted Friday, Aug 8, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - WHS Renovation Progress - August 6, 2014


Photo Slideshow

Posted Monday, Aug 4, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - WHS Renovation Progress - August 2, 2014

Photo Slideshow

Posted Monday, Jul 28, 2014 

This week's activities will include:

Site work:
1. Installing Cottone Field concession stand building conduit feeds.
2. Installing precast gate foundations at Cottone Field.
3. Installing light pole bases at drop off land overflow parking lot.
4. Installing concrete curbs and sidewalks.
5. Excavate and install gravel base for Eagle Drive sidewalk along the north side.
6. Excavating for mechanical piping at the exterior of the main mechanical room.
7. Installing exterior entrance slab and canopy foundation.

Area A (New Gym)
1. MEP rough in.
2. Spray fireproofing (2nd shift)\
3. CMU at pool hoist and surrounding rooms.

Area B (Media, Choral and Band)
1. MEP rough in.
2. Misc. framing and drywall.
3. Misc. CMU walls.
4. Install lathe for spray fireproofing in corridor.

Area C (Locker and Team room areas)
1. MEP rough in.
2. CMU walls.
3. Install lathe for spray fireproofing in corridor.

Area D (100 NW Wing
1. Install steel frame for RTU -2 . (This feeds the temp. classrooms and later the old gym)
2. Abatement in the existing mechanical room. (Boilers and Breeching)

Area E (100 Culinary) 300 and 500 (old media)
1. Abatement and Demo
2. Remove slab for mechanical tunnel connector.

Area G (200 Admin. & Guidance)
1. Clean Demolition.
2. MEP coordination.
3. Demo exterior canopy

Area G (400 Science)
1. Abatement finishing and clean demo to follow.
2. MEP coordination.

Area H ( 200 East Wing)
1. Temp. admin. finishes.

Concession Stand
1. MEP rough
2. CMU walls to follow.
Posted Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 

Attention
Grade 7 Students and Parents!

Come tour S.D.M.S. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the following times:

Green Team  9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
(Tour begins promptly at 9 a.m.) 

Crimson Team  10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
(Tour begins promptly at 10 a.m.)

Orange Team 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
(Tour begins promptly at 11 a.m.)

Staff members will be available to take you on a tour.

Grade 7 Tours

Posted Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 

WHS Renovation Presentation to the Building Committee on Monday July 14.  Please click the link below to launch the presentation (PDF):  

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/uploaded/files/committee/2014/WHS_Renovation_Powerpoint_July_14_2014.pdf?1405442780067

Posted Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 

Construction Activities for this week include:

Site work
1. Sidewalks at Cottone.
2. Site wall at Cottone.
3. Concrete piers for main gate at Cottone.
4. Concrete steps at west side of the new gym.
5. Site wall at south west corner of new gym.
6. Parent drop off gravel base.
7. Place sidewalks at drops off lot area.
8. Completing overflow parking lot.
9. New fire main installation.
10. Excavate for new mechanical room door north west corner.
11. Site light base installation and conduit install.
12. Site utility installation.
13. Student entrance canopy foundation.

New gym area and toilet rooms
1. CMU Walls going in.
2. Roof frames for roof top fans and equipment.
3. Install remaining portion of roof.
4. MEP rough.
5. Misc. demo.

Locker rooms, wrestling and weight room
1. MEP rough.
2. CMU walls
3. Misc. demo.
4. Roofing

Band, choral and media
1. MEP rough
2. Misc demo in corridor
3. Roofing

Elevator addition
1. Steel erection

Administration, guidance, science, culinary, health, English, chemistry areas are under abatement and will undergo complete demolition. Completion of abatement and demo middle of August.

Posted Monday, Jul 14, 2014 
Forty-five teachers, tutors, and administrators from our district volunteered their time to grow their skills in reading instruction by participating in a 5 day summer Reading Homegrown Institute with Teachers College.  This institute provided teachers with a variety of new instructional methods as well as a new twist on familiar ones.  Teachers collaborated and practiced together as they engaged in exciting new learning experiences each day.
The week as described by our teachers: "WOW! AWESOME;" "This has been an extremely positive experience full of great information;" "I learned things I didn't know and am excited to try in my classroom!"
Posted Monday, Jun 30, 2014 

Summer Reading Begins Today!

Summer Reading 2014

Keep those brains fit! Just like exercise keeps the body fit, reading keeps the brain fit. It's important for students to read as much as possible over the summer to keep their brains in optimal condition! Students in the Wethersfield Schools are encouraged to find some great books they are interested in reading and to begin logging their summer reading titles once they've finished them in the Wethersfield Public Library Online Summer Reading Programs beginning today, June 30th.

Most students had the opportunity to register for the appropriate Wethersfield Public Library program before school ended. Students should be keeping track of all of the books they read this summer preferably through the WPL site (or through a paper reading log). For more information on the summer reading program, go to the WPL Summer Reading Links at: http://www.wethersfieldlibrary.org. Students can earn prizes for participation and also get ideas of books to read by looking at other students' book reviews.

In addition, one can find specific grade level reading requirements and suggested reading lists at the Wethersfield Public Schools summer reading and math webpage: http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=2475

Don't forget students can take advantage of free eBooks and audiobooks through Overdrive Media Collections. Both the Wethersfield Public Schools (http://wps.lib.overdrive.com) and the Wethersfield Public Library (http://www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/booksmore/ebooks-more.html) have downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks through this service. If you need help setting up Overdrive on your device, you can watch the help videos at Overdrive's website (http://omc.overdrive.com) or visit the public library for assistance.

Information on the summer reading programs and how to log in to the online sites was sent home with student report cards.

Happy reading!

Posted Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 

Site-work:

1. Install new bleachers at Cottone Field. Home side. (Visitors Complete)

2. Place remaining bleacher slab at the Home Side of Cottone Field.

3. Excavation for concrete footing, walls and steps at the west elevation and start same.

4. Crack sealing at old track and prepare for re-surfacing.

5. Completing visitors lot retaining wall and install gravel base.

6. Starting south overflow parking lot. (Including Drainage)

7. Screening topsoil.

8. Cottone site electrical.

9. Fencing reconfiguration & begin drop off lot.

 

New Gym:

1. Roof drain plumbing.

2. Layout and install steel frames for RTU's at low roof of the gym.

3. Misc. air and vapor barrier detailing on the roof parapet areas of high roof.

4. CMU at pool basement material hoist.

5. Install roof at low area that surrounds the new gym.

6. HVAC coordination.

7. Electrical raceway.

8. Insulation and wall closure of high framing in the gym.

 

New Locker Room and Toilet Rooms:

1. Slab In-fills from plumbing and install footings for high CMU walls.

2. Prepare and start install of CMU walls throughout this area.

3. HVAC coordination.

4. Steel frames for new roof drains and RTUs.

5. HVAC coordination.

6. Abatement and demo resumes at the boys locker room. 6/24/14 @ 3:00 PM. School is closed.

 

Media, Choral and Band:

1. Misc. CMU rework and new door and window opening.

2. Brick Veneer. Completing.

3. Interior partition layout and begin framing. Ongoing and nearing completion.

5. Steel frames for new roof drains and RTUs.

6. HVAC coordination.

7. Under slab plumbing.

8. Roof drain piping.

 

Elevator Addition:

1. Concrete foundations.

2. Backfilling and set bearing plates. Prepare for steel.

 

Temp. Classrooms (Gym A):

1. Demo ductwork & existing AHU’s.

2. Roof Drain Piping.

 

Temp. Administration:

1. Miscellaneous architectural, electrical and security items. 6/24/14 @ 3:00 PM. School is closed.

 

Administration:

1. Abatement and Demo. 6/24/14 @ 3:00 PM. School is closed.

 

Guidance:

1. Abatement and Demo. 6/24/14 @ 3:00 PM. School is closed.

 

Area E (Old Lecture Hall/Media:

1. Abatement and Demo. 6/24/14 @ 3:00 PM. School is closed.

 

"Look ahead"

1. Piping in and placing slabs for new gas service, emergency generator and cooling tower. ( near auto shop)

2. Concession building remodeling includes bathrooms at Cottone Field.

3. End of school year and campus closure to the public.

Wethersfield Public Schools  ~  127 Hartford Avenue  ~  Wethersfield, CT  06109  ~  860-571-8100

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