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Posted Monday, Jan 19, 2015 

Photo Slideshow with descriptions -- WHS Renovation -- January 13th through January 19th



Posted Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 

Silas Deane Middle School is pleased to announce that Tea Hima, a student on the Indigo Team, was selected as a reader for the 2017 Teen Nutmeg Selection Committee. Students in grades eight and nine from all over Connecticut apply for one of two spots as student readers on this committee. Once selected as student readers, they are required to meet every other month with the rest of the committee, comprised of eight school or public librarians, to discuss the books assigned for reading. The committee members will read more than 100 middle level books over the course of a year, ultimately deciding which books will make the final list of ten books designated as the 2017 Teen Nutmeg Nominees. It is impressive that Tea was selected from such a distinguished pool of applicants and for such a prestigious honor!

The Nutmeg Book Award (NBA) encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles.  You can find more information on the current lists of Nutmeg Nominees, and the Nutmeg Reading Program, at the Nutmeg website.

 Teen Nutmeg Selection Committee

Posted Monday, Jan 12, 2015 

WHS Renovation Progress - January 5th through January 12th, 2015.  

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Photos/descriptions provided by Brian Pracuta

Posted Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 

Photo slideshow with descriptions - WHS Renovation Progress - December 18th through January 3rd


Posted Friday, Dec 19, 2014 
December 11th was 'Build Your Own Burrito Day' at WHS
Your very own Wethersfield Food and Nutrition Services Chefs, Rob and Meagan, made fresh to order burritos with hearty whole wheat tortillas, frijoles, and brown rice.  Students chose their meats and toppings which included sauteed peppers and onions, fresh pico de gallo and guacamole.   Stated one high school student, "this is the best lunch I have ever had!" Over 60 fresh burritos were served!  Students balanced their meals with fresh fruits and cold milk... available with every meal, every day at all schools in the district.  Stay tuned for future live Chef tables at YOUR school!
Posted Friday, Dec 19, 2014 

On December 11th, the Silas Deane Middle School Library Media Center transformed itself into the Hot Cocoa Cafe for a fun Drop Everything and Read event. More than forty students brought a book, read, sipped on hot chocolate and enjoyed the sounds of a virtual crackling fireplace with snow falling in the background. Many SDMS staff members, as well as two members of the Wethersfield Public Library staff, joined students in reading as well. Students who attended were entered into a free raffle, and six students each received a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. The event was sponsored by the SDMS Literacy Committee, a group of staff who love reading, writing, and all things literary!

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Posted Friday, Dec 19, 2014 

On Monday, December 15th, a small group of SDMS parents gathered in the Library Media Center from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. to discuss digital responsibility and safety with Assistant Principal Cyndi Fries, School Resource Officer Bridget Camara, and Library Media Specialist Leslie Poulos. Topics discussed included the importance of understanding digital footprints, managing cell phone and wireless use on mobile devices, and understanding the "pros and cons" of common apps. Parents received a packet of relevant articles to take home with them. This is the first of a number of "Cafe SDMS" events planned to respond to topics of interest to parents. Click here for more information on the presentation.

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Posted Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 

On December 9th, Superintendent of Schools Michael Emmett came to Webb to read to the three-year old preschool students. He brought along his favorite teddy bear from his younger days along with a story called Ragged Bear. Students enjoyed his interactive reading with them but particularly liked having a chance to hold a ‘veteran” teddy bear!

Superintedent Michael Emmett Wethersfield Connecticut
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Posted Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 

I Will Never Not Ever Eat …a Brussel Sprout!

Just like little Lola in the award winning children’s book, “I Will Never Not Eat a Tomato,” several children are picky eaters!  One of the hardest foods for kids to accept are those that belong to the cruciferous family, like Brussel sprouts, due to their unique smell when cooking.  To help kids make today a “try-day,” a Brussel sprout sample was provided during lunch this week at Emerson Williams.  Our very own Chef Rob prepared the sprouts live, and school dietitian, Emily, taught students the importance of making half of your plate fruits and vegetables at every meal.  Students were excited to learn about how a Brussel sprout grows, and were given word games and puzzles about cruciferous veggies!  At first, several students were afraid to try the sprouts, but just like Lola in the story, they found they liked it once they tried it!   

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 

Last Thursday, November 20, in anticipation of the movie's premiere, more than 50 students and staff gathered in the SDMS Library Media Center for a fun and highly competitive Mockingjay Trivia Contest.  Students from seventh and eighth grades volunteered as "tributes" to represent their teams and to see whose knowledge of Mockingjay would reign supreme. In the end, Magenta Team students Vanessa Phrakonkham, Haley Whelchel, Danielle Colbath, and Lindsay Chmielorz (a ringer from the Turquoise Team), claimed victory. Angelica Velez, Tea Hima, Gavin Lippitt, Eden Fritz-Aguiar, Kylie Judson and Olivia DeStefani, of the Indigo Team, secured second prize. The event was sponsored by the SDMS Literacy Committee, a group of staff members who love reading, writing, and all things literary!

Silas Deane Middle School, Wethersfield Connecticut
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Silas Deane Middle School, Wethersfield Connecticut
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Posted Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - WHS Renovation Project Progress (November 2014)

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Posted Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 
The annual Thanksgiving Football Game between Newington and Wethersfield scheduled for Wednesday evening at Newington High School has been moved by the hosts to Friday, November 28th with a kick-off at 1 PM. 

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students. You can purchase tickets in the WHS Athletic Office on Tuesday, November 25th between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM and Wednesday, November 26th between 8:00 -11:00 AM. All Wethersfield Public School Employees will be admitted free of charge with a school ID badge.

Please come and support the Wethersfield Eagles as the boys look to finish the 2014 regular season undefeated. More information will follow next week regarding CIAC playoffs. 

On behalf of the WHS Athletic Department, I hope everyone has a safe, happy, and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday.


Michael Maltese
Assistant Principal / Athletic Director
Wethersfield High School
Posted Friday, Nov 21, 2014 

Turkey Day at Wethersfield!

Gobble Gobble-It’s that time of year again!  This Thursday, November 20, 2014, elementary, middle, and high school students “gave thanks” for a healthy and hearty turkey lunch!  Warm turkey with gravy, scratch made mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, whole grain biscuits, and a mixed roasted vegetable medley was provided.  Students at WHS stated they “LOVED the mashed potatoes!”  Superintendent Emmett and Assistant Superintendent Howes stopped by to celebrate Turkey Day with students.  We at Wethersfield Foods and Nutrition Services wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wethersfield High School Food Services, Connecticut

Posted Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 

Photo Slideshow - Superintendent's Student/Staff/Parent Recognition Ceremony - November 19, 2014

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Posted Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 

Emerson-Williams School had 2 assemblies on Monday, Nov 10 to celebrate Veterans Day.  The students and staff invited relatives and friends who are veterans to be their honored guests.  There were over 100 Veterans, from WW II through Iraq and Afghanistan.  Along with all students and staff attending an assembly, Representative Russ Morin, BOE member Elaine Steinmiller-Paradise and Superintendent Emmett were there to offer their thanks to our Veterans.

Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
EW Color Guard with staff

Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
Members of the EW Veterans Day Ensemble...some 24 students from the band and orchestra

Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
Veterans attending EW assembly

Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
Kindergarten students getting ready for Reveille!


Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield Connecticut
As part of the EW veterans celebration, students made medals to honor Veterans both past and present

Posted Monday, Nov 17, 2014 

The Wethersfield girls swim team followed up one of its best regular seasons with a second-place finish in the Class M final at Wesleyan, equaling a school-best set in 1996.

Click here for the full story at Courant.com

Lady Eagles

Posted Friday, Nov 14, 2014 

NBC 30 will feature tonight's football game at 7PM on Cottone Field between Wethersfield and East Hartford.  The Eagles look to go 10-0 and move closer to a playoff berth with a victory.  Come and support WHS as we will also honor and recognize seniors on the Dance team, Varsity Cheerleading, Sparkle Squad, Marching Band, and Football team.  

Look for additional coverage on NBC 30 newscasts at 11 AM5PM, and 11PM.

Posted Friday, Nov 14, 2014 

The new Wethersfield High School track is completed and open for use.

WHS Track

WHS Track

WHS Track

Posted Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 
These pictures are from the Emerson Williams school-wide Town meeting, held on Friday, Oct 24.  It was hosted by the 3rd grade and focused on Fire Prevention.  The 3rd graders shared posters on the 7 fire prevention rules, presented The Fire Prevention Rap, were visited by Wethersfield Fire Commissioner Dignati and one of Wethersfield's finest and ended the event with a school wide fire drill from the gym.
It was a great day, all around!
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
Fire Prevention at Emerson-Williams School
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Posted Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 

Our very own veteran Mr. Bill explained that he was a tank commander in the USA Army before becoming a Wethersfield Teacher.  He taught our preschoolers how to march!

Mr. Bill Speaks at Webb School

Mr. Bill Speaks at Webb School

Mr. Bill Speaks at Webb School

Posted Friday, Nov 7, 2014 

Wethersfield High School French class students celebrated National French Week on Thursday November 6th with a chocolate mousse tasting that was held during all three lunches.

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 

It is official!  The Webb School Hall of Fame has arrived.  The plaques located above our entry doors are the 2014- 2015 Hall of Fame Award winners.  They were just recently recognized at our Town Meeting and received their recognition.  Please take a moment when you visit Webb to see our Hall of Famers!

Webb School Hall of Fame

Posted Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 

 Pretzels or Goldfish??

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Posted Friday, Oct 31, 2014 


November 17-21, 2014   2:00 – 3:00 p.m.



Athlete Emergency Information & Consent Form

Part II – Medical Evaluation Form (Current Physical)

Athletic Trainer Medical History Screening Form

Signed Student-Athlete Handbook (Back Page)

Participation Fee


**Athletes who participated in Fall 2014 only need the Athlete Emergency Information & Consent Form as long as their physical is current.

All forms are located on our webpage.

Posted Friday, Oct 31, 2014 

WHS will be collecting canned goods to benefit the Wethersfield Food Pantry.  Donations can be dropped off at the main office, or to various classroom collection boxes around the school.

All donations are appreciated; however the food bank is low on the following items: 

canned fruit and fruit juice, cereal, pasta sauce, peas, instant mashed potatoes, canned gravy, and cake mixes. 

 Please help the less fortunate during the holidays!

BEGINS: November 7th

ENDS: November 21th

Sponsored by:  WHS DECA (Marketing Club)

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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