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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 Qiang Xue of the Turquoise Team.

SDMS Nutmeg Winners 2015

SDMS Nutmeg Winners 2015


Posted Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 

Produced by the Wethersfield High School "Pieces Literary Magazine" Student Club.  

Pieces Literary Magazine, 2014-2015 Fall-Winter Issue


Posted Monday, Feb 23, 2015 

WHS Renovation Progress - February 16th through February 24th - Photo slideshow with descriptions 

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?g=226

Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

The members of the Wethersfield Public Schools Technology Team met on Thursday (1/12/2015) to unbox and setup the 30 iMacs that the Wethersfield Building Committee and Wethersfield Town Council approved for our new library media center. These high-quality machines will connect Wethersfield students to the Internet and to our digital learning environment for many, many years.


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Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

On February 6th, 2004 Wethersfield High school graduate, Jim Flannery, returned to WHS to present a unique and well earned award to Peter Hahn a senior WHS physics student. The national award was for a contest called "Mission Physics" created by Flantascience and organized by Flannery. In the contest students across the country were challenged to create an engaging and informative peer-to-peer teaching video to introduce and explain Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. Combining his knowledge of physics with his enthusiasm for the subject, Peter created a two minute video complete with narration and animation, as well as clear explanations of the concept and its applications. His video was judged by a panel of physics teachers. Based on his video's engaging and educational nature, Peter was awarded 2nd place nationally in the competition. His classmates, his teacher Ms. Alyssa Khan and the WHS faculty and staff are extremely proud of Peter.

On February 6th, 2004 Wethersfield High school graduate, Jim Flannery, returned to WHS to present a unique and well earned award to Peter Hahn a senior WHS physics student. The national award was for a contest called

Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

Webb School students celebrate together the 100th day of school. Classrooms across the school are focusing on the number 100 all day. Many classrooms have decorated for the occasion!

Webb School students celebrate together the 100th day of school

Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

Hailey Oleson, a junior at Wethersfield High School, earned one of two regional awards in the Intellectual Freedom Challenge for her excellent essay on The Perks of Being a Wallflower in which she shared her ideas on the value of reading texts that some may view as controversial. The Intellectual Freedom Challenge, sponsored by the National English Honor Society and Sigma Tau Delta, asks sophomore and junior members of the National English Honor Society to consider texts that might be questioned or challenged by someone and to discuss the academic merits of reading such texts. The eastern region of NEHS encompasses Connecticut, Delaware, Maine,Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC,and West Virginia.

Hailey submitted a regionally winning essay which will now be entered for consideration of national status in the Intellectual Freedom Challenge by the National Council of Teachers of English. The members of the Elizabeth George Speare Chapter of the National English Honor Society at Wethersfield High School wish Hailey congratulations and the best of luck. Hailey Oleson, a junior at Wethersfield High School, earned one of two regional awards in the Intellectual Freedom Challenge for her excellent essay.

 

Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

The Webb School Kindness Club took time to create "Thank you for all you do" treat bags for every staff member at Webb.  It was a small way for the children at Webb to show the staff how much they appreciate them.  The Kindness Club gave up their recess time to go around and surprise each staff member!  Special thank you to Melissa Perry and Elisabeth D'Amato for coordinating this special event. 

Special thank you to Melissa Perry and Elisabeth D'Amato for coordinating this special event.
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Special thank you to Melissa Perry and Elisabeth D'Amato for coordinating this special event.
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Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

Seventh-grader Nathan Loura won national recognition this month in the Silver Gloves National Championship held in Independence, Missouri. Nathan earned the third place medal which ranks him third in the nation. Nathan won first place at state and regional competitions to qualify for the national championships. In April, he will compete at the Junior Olympics.

Nathan has been boxing since the age of ten after he became interested in the sport from watching a Rocky movie a year earlier. His mother says he has a passion and a natural talent for the sport that many professional boxers have noticed, although she gets nervous each time he has a fight.

Nathan is a talented athlete; he currently trains six days a week for boxing as well as playing baseball and basketball.

Silas Deane Middle School Student Places Third in National Boxing Competition

(Report submitted by Cynthia Hunt; chunt@wethersfield.me; February 13, 2015.)

Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

Webb Elementary School takes the

Webb 95210 Challenge

challenge!

Students will focus on one number each week, keeping track of their progress with daily logs, & ending the week with a culminating activity that corresponds with the week’s focus.

 

February 18th to 20th Week 1: NINE (hours of sleep per night)

February 23rd to 27th Week 2: FIVE (five servings per day of fruit & veggies)

March 2nd to 6th Week 3: TWO (two hours or less of screen time daily)

March 9th to 13th Week 4: ONE (at least one hour per day of physical activity)

March 16th to 20th Week 5: ZERO (zero soda or sugary drinks)

Webb 95210 Challenge

Posted Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 

  69 photos from February, 2015


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Posted Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 
The Grades 5 & 6 Parent Program for the Growth and Development Unit that was originally scheduled for January 26 has been rescheduled and will be held this coming Monday, February 9, 2015 from 7:00pm - 8:00 pm in the SDMS auditorium.  In the event of additional inclement weather, the event will be held on Wednesday, February 11th at the same time and location.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 

The Wethersfield Public Schools welcome Harold “Hal” Even as the district’s Director of Security/Residency.  Mr. Even brings to the district a wealth of experience that will directly impact the maintenance of safe and secure environments across all of our schools.  A Wethersfield High School graduate, Mr. Even pursued high education at St. Anselm College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.  He also earned a Master’s in public policy from Trinity College.  Mr. Even’s professional career has included experience in both law enforcement and corporate workplace security.  Mr. Even spent 20 years with the Hartford Police Department, rising to the rank of Captain.  His experience there included the development of emergency response plans for the Hartford Public Schools.  He served on multiple special function units including the Emergency Response Team and the Disorder Control Team.  In addition to his law enforcement background, Mr. Even has experience with corporate security through his work for Aetna.  While at Aetna, Mr. Even was responsible for threat management, management of the security operations center, and event security for staff. 

Mr. Even’s professional background and expertise in the areas of emergency response, law enforcement, workplace safety, and site management make him an excellent addition to the Wethersfield Public Schools. 

Hal Evans, Director of Security & Residency, Wethersfield Public Schools, Connecticut
Hal Evan, February 3, 2015

Posted Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 

Photo Slideshow with descriptions - WHS renovate-as-new Project - January 22, 2015

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Posted Monday, Jan 19, 2015 

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

http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?g=220

 

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


http://www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us/cf_media/index.cfm?g=217

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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