• 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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