• Superintendent's Blog - October 11, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 10/11/2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    One of the mottos at Minot has always been, “A Place to Grow.” This week’s vlog demonstrates that the motto still rings true. Follow two Minot students throughout the day as they share with you their favorite parts of belonging to the Minot community. These students explain the opportunities they have for experiential learning in the outdoors. They highlight different programs available to them after school, such as Beyond School Time day care, the CARE program, and KKids. And they mention some of the service learning projects in which Minot students participate. Please enjoy: https://vimeo.com/345027642.

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

     

    Weekly Events

     

    HIGH SCHOOL

    October 14th - No School - Columbus Day

    October 16th - PSAT Testing

    All Cape College Day Barnstable HS 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    October 19th - VTC Craft Fair @ WHS from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

     

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

    October 14th - Columbus Day, No School

    October 25th - PTA sponsored Halloween Dance for Grades 5 & 6 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased during lunch period on Oct 23rd and Oct 24th.

     

    MINOT

    Monday, October 14th

    No School-Columbus Day Holiday

    Thursday, October 17th

    School Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, MSC 3rd floor

    School Improvement Plans will be presented

     

    Friday, October 18th

    Grade 4 Field Trip. Please make sure written permission slips are sent in to the teacher.

     

    November 2, 2019 - Game Night Fundraiser  

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog - October 4, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 10/4/2019

    October 4, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    Wareham Middle School is a vibrant learning community where students state that lessons and activities are, “interactive and fun.” This week’s vlog features two WMS students. Follow them throughout their school and learn about the variety of offerings for Wareham students in grades 5-7. Highlights include engaging social studies lessons in which history comes to life through creative and student-centered instruction such as treasure hunts and historical role play. After school favorites include the drama and art clubs, in which students get to express their creativity even long after the school day ends. We hope you enjoy this video about Wareham Middle School: https://vimeo.com/345026951

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Events for week of 10/7/2019

     

    Decas

    10/7/19 - Mr. Roche/Mrs. Spenard class Field Trip to Lloyd Center

    10/8/19 - Mrs. Kent/Miss Bennett class Field Trip to Lloyd Center

    10/9/19 - Ms. Burke/Mrs. Snider class Field Trip to Lloyd Center

    10/10/19 - Mrs. Bakeman/Mrs. Matathia/Miss Doyle class Field Trip to Lloyd Center

    10/14/19 - No School Columbus Day

     

    Minot

    Monday, October 7

    Wareham Firefighters greet Minot Forest students in the morning with a special hello

    Tuesday, October 8

    Wareham PTA meeting, 6:30 PM at the Middle School Library

     

    Middle School

    October 8 - PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Library

    October 9 - Picture Day

     

    High School

    October 8th - PTA meeting @ 6:30 PM WMS Library

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog - September 20, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 9/20/2019

    September 20, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    The social emotional health of a school district has a far greater reach than the limits of the walls of a classroom. Today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders in our community. Indeed, the strength of a community is its citizens. When I speak to community members and ask about school memories that have stayed with them over the years, it is not the content or the curriculum that they cite. It is the relationships they made with their teachers that are always at the forefront of their memories. People remember teachers who took an interest in them personally; teachers who let them know that they were heard, valued, and cared about. People remember teachers who created a climate of community within the classroom.

    We recently sat down with two active and involved residents of Wareham to gain their perspective on the role of a school system as the heart of a community, and what they specifically remember about the teachers they had many decades ago. My thanks go out to Geoff Worrell and Claire Smith for taking the time to share their thoughts on film: https://vimeo.com/349055018/7d4a9a21c5 

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Decas

    9/23/19 - School Council Meeting at Decas 3:30 PM

    9/26/19 - Open House Grades PreK & K, 5 PM - 6:30 PM

     

    Minot

    Monday, September 23

    Principal's Coffee 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM

    Friday, September 27

    Student Ambassador applications are due today

    Tuesday, October 1

    Picture Day at Minot Forest

    Thursday, October 3

    School Committee Meeting-MCAS presentations

    7:00 PM, MSC, 3rd floor

    Friday, October 4

    Inservice Day - No School for students

     

    Middle School

    September 19 - School Council Meeting at 5:30 PM

    October 2 - Term 1 Progress Reports Issued

    October 4 - In-service Day - No School

    October 8 - PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Library

    October 9 - Picture Day

     

    High School

    Tuesday, September 24th - WHS Open House from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Thursday, September 26th - Team pictures for all fall sports 2:30 PM

     

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog - September 13, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 9/13/2019

    September 13, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    Today completes the first full week of school for this academic year. As I walk through the buildings visiting students and teachers in their classrooms, I am always impressed by Wareham students and their commitment to high standards, high achievement, and being their best selves. Helping to instill these qualities in students, is a charge that we take very seriously in Wareham Public Schools. Faculty and staff in Wareham are helping students become their best selves every day. As educators, we are well aware of the influential nature of relationship-building in regards to learning and social outcomes. By fostering positive relationships with students, our faculty and staff have paved the way for success in many capacities, as our students move forward in their lives. Please take a moment to listen to powerful statements from Wareham students that offer a testimony to the profound impact that their WPS teachers have made in their lives: https://vimeo.com/349049652/d4eb297d15

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

    Decas

    9/17/19 Early Release dismissal at 12:55PM, No afternoon PreK

    9/19/19 Grade 1 & 2 Open House 5-6:30 PM

     

    Minot

    Monday, Sept 16

    School Building Committee Meeting

    6:00 PM, MSC Room 228

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 17

    Early Release

    12:45 Dismissal

     

    High School

     

    September 17th - Early Release Day - Dismissal @ 12:15 PM

    September 19th -8th Grade Washington, DC Trip parent meeting @ 6:00 PM

    Late buses begin

     

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog - September 6, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 9/6/2019

    September 6, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day holiday on Monday. Our students, teachers, and staff are off to a great start to the new school year. In this week’s vlog, I’d like to recognize our gifted faulty. From novice teachers, to career changers, to veteran staff, our Wareham Public Schools teachers each bring varied backgrounds and experiences to WPS, resulting in a diverse and dynamic campus. I am grateful to the teachers who shared their stories in this video and ways in which they have helped students on their journey to becoming their best selves. Moreover, they shared pieces of their own personal path toward becoming the best teacher they can be, as a part of becoming their best self. Please enjoy: https://vimeo.com/349051684/0e5974fd65

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Decas Events week of 9/9/19

    9/9/19 First day of PreK and Kindergarten

    9/10/19 PTA meeting at Decas School 6:30 PM

     

    Minot

    Monday, Sept 9

    PreK and K begin today. Happy 1st day! Buses may run late.

    Grade 3 and 4 school assemblies today

     

    Tuesday, Sept 10

    PTA meeting, 6:30 PM in the Decas Cafetorium

     

    Friday, Sept 13

    Grade 3 swimming lessons begin for Mrs. Cardoso and Mrs. Fitzgerald's classes.

     

    Middle School

    September 12 - Open House 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog - August 30, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 8/30/2019

    August 30, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    Welcome to the official start of the new school year. I am convinced that 2019/20 will be our best school year yet. On Monday, I met with the entire school community to welcome them back to school and to challenge them to make this their best year. This academic year, a major focus in the district is the social emotional wellness of students and staff. In the convocation address, I offered this quote from Teddy Roosevelt, “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Students remember teachers who took an interest in them personally; teachers who let them know that they were heard, valued, and cared about. They remember teachers who created a climate of community within the classroom. 

    Many of our 2019 seniors shared these exact sentiments in their exit interviews and in the reflections that they emailed me. They are now off at college, working, enlisted, or figuring out the next step on their path. Recently, they recorded their thoughts on this video because they wanted to start the school year off with their thanks to all WPS teachers for the work they do to motivate, to inspire, to make connections, to build relationships, and to change lives: https://vimeo.com/349056962/cc601c8f5c

    Our faculty and staff also have my heartfelt thanks for the work that they do for every student, every day.

    Best wishes for a wonderful holiday weekend and we look forward to seeing the students on Tuesday morning.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Decas

    9/2/19   No School - Labor Day

    9/3/19   Prek / Kindergarten Orientation

    9/4/19   Prek / Kindergarten Orientation / Kindergarten Rally 5 PM

    9/5/19   Prek / Kindergarten Orientation

    9/6/19   Prek / Kindergarten Orientation

     

    Minot

    Monday, Sept 2

    No School-Labor Day Holiday

    Thursday, Sept 5

    Open House

    5:00-5:30 meeting with the Administrators

    5:30-6:30 meeting with classroom teachers

     

    Middle School

    September 12 - Open House 5:00PM-6:30PM

     

     

     

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