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  • Summer School 2018

    Posted by Chris Tahan on 5/18/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Summer Brochure

    Letter to Parents

    July Calendar

    August Calendar

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    This letter is to inform you of Wareham’s 5th Quarter curriculum changes and grading policy. This

    summer the 5th Quarter is completely online via the Edgenuity program. However, to aid students

    with their work, licensed English, math, science, and history teachers will be in the library on their assigned

    days to help students and provide modifications in assessment when they are warranted. These online

    classes require students to take on more of a self-directed learning responsibility with the added advantage

    of tutorial help once a week when their class meets in the library. Math and science classes will meet five

    times this summer: Wednesday, July 11th; Monday, July 16th; Monday, July 23rd; Monday, July 30th; and

    Wednesday, August 8th. English and history classes will meet five times as well, but on different days:

    Thursday, July 12th; Tuesday, July 17th; Tuesday, July 24th; Tuesday, July 31st; and Thursday, August 9th.

    (See enclosed calendar for more details.) Students that need to take electives can take them on either the

    math and science day or the English and history day based upon availability. WHS students will be issued

    chromebooks on their first day of summer school, and they should bring them with their headphones each

    day their class meets. Because class only meets once a week students are expected to complete

    coursework at home. As such, students are expected to work at home at least three days a week

    for two hours a day for each class. That adds up to at least six hours per week and 30 hours total

    for the five weeks of the course. Failure to complete coursework at home may result in a failure

    for that class.

    The “Fifth Quarter” name reflects the fact that the Wareham School District views the summer

    session as an extension of the school year rather than a replacement for it. As such, this online learning

    environment is designed to supplement rather than supplant the year long curriculum. Each class will have

    a final exam, and it will be administered on the final class date listed in the calendar. Students are expected

    to have completed all coursework prior to the final exam. In addition, WHS students’ final grades will be

    calculated by using a weighted average. The summer session will count as 60% of each student’s overall

    grade while the remaining 40% will come from each student’s regular school year average. For example,

    Student A may have earned 51% in Algebra 1 during the school year. In order for Student A to pass for the

    year, he or she would have to earn at least a 75% during the summer session [.6(75) + .4(51) = .65 or 65%].

    65% or a D average will remain the minimum standard to earn a passing grade after the calculation is made.

    Students will be informed of the minimum grade they must achieve during the first week of summer school.

    This standard will also be noted on all progress reports during the third and fourth weeks of the program.

    Students who need Credit Retrieval due to excessive absences (NC’s) during the school year can

    take a 5th Quarter class, or they may enroll in the free SAIL program. For more information on the SAIL

    program contact Ms. Stephanie Santos at 508-291-3510 x214. She will also be available at registration.

    Students who need to take summer school may also enroll in the 21st CCLC grant-funded SAIL program.

    These dually enrolled students are eligible for a free 5th Quarter online summer school class in the third

    session if their tuiton for first two summer school classes is paid in full. Only Wareham Public School

    students enrolled in SAIL, or who are dually in enrolled in both the 5th Quarter and SAIL programs,

    are eligible for bus transportation to and from WHS. Free lunch will be provided in the

    cafeteria from 12:00-12:25 PM each school day. The registration dates for Wareham’s 5th Quarter

    Summer Session are 7/2 and 7/9 from 8 AM - 12 PM at Wareham High School in Room 115.

    For more information about the program or registration, please look at the enclosed brochure or call 508-

    291-3510 ext. 212, or email me at: jflynn@wareham.k12.ma.us.

    Sincerely,

    John P. Flynn,

    Coordinator of 5th Quarter Summer Session

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  • SBIRT

    Posted by Webmaster on 2/26/2018 5:00:00 PM

    The following notice was sent home with students in early February.  Screening will start soon at Wareham High School.  If there are any questions, please contact us at 508-291-3550.  Thank you.

    SBIRT

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  • Attend a MEFA College Admissions Seminar

    Posted by Webmaster on 2/12/2018 1:00:00 PM

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  • AP Night @ WHS

    Posted by Webmaster on 2/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
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  • Incoming 8th Grade Orientation

    Posted by Mrs. Freitas and Mr. Palladino on 2/1/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    While our staff and students were very excited and looking forward to demonstrating and sharing all the wonderful classes, clubs and activities your incoming 8th grader would experience next year as a WHS freshman, we deeply regret that we will not be able to hold this event due to lack of participation.
     
    It is our hope that if we try to reschedule this same event later in the year, we can avoid scheduling conflicts and perhaps more parents and guardians will be able to attend.  Thank you so much for your interest!
     
    Mrs. Freitas and Mr. Palladino
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  • WHS Open House

    Posted by Webmaster on 1/28/2018 7:00:00 AM
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  • Cheerleading Exhibition Flyer

    Posted by Ms. Salerno on 11/13/2017 2:00:00 PM

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  • MEFA College Financing Night

    Posted by Guidance on 10/20/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Junior and Senior Students and their Families are invited to attend:

    MEFA College Financing Night

    Thursday November 16th, 2017

    7pm Auditorium

    Come hear from a college financing counselor!!

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    Junior and Senior Students and their Families are invited to attend:

    MEFA College Financing Night

    Thursday November 16th, 2017

    7pm Auditorium

    Come hear from a college financing counselor!!

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  • Summer Work

    Posted by Webmaster on 8/3/2017

    For WHS Math student work, please visit the link below:

    http://whsmathematicsdept.weebly.com/

    For AP Chemistry summer work:

    Summer Welcome AP Chem

    Chem Chapter 1

    Chem Chapter 2

    Quiz Chapter 1 & 2

    IPW summer work:

    Write a two to three sentence weekly journal entry explaining how something from that week related to one of the following science topics:

     
    • Motion and Forces, 
    • Energy, 
    • Heat and Heat Transfer, 
    • Waves, 
    • Electricity, 
    • Magnetism, 
    • Light and Electromagnetic Radiation

    ELA summer work:

    Summer Reading

    IB summer work:

    IB Summer Work

     

     

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  • Welcome to the WHS Blog

    Posted by Webmaster on 7/31/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Welcome to the WHS Blog where information, news, and stories will be posted about WHS students and staff.  Check back as we get closer to the start of school for more information regarding the 17-18 school year!

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