• Message from the Superintendent, May 17, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 5/17/2019

    May 17, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    It’s hard to believe that this Sunday will be the 40th time that the Wareham High School DECA Club has hosted their annual dinner and auction. For an event to last four decades, is a tremendous accomplishment. This is a testament to the continued commitment of those involved in the organization throughout that long span of time. Although over the past forty years the faculty has changed, and certainly the students, but what has not waivered, is an understanding of the importance of DECA in the Wareham community.

    DECA is a program at WHS that enables students to learn and practically apply key business skills and strategies, such as marketing, negotiation, and making sales pitches. Students compete locally, regionally, state-wide, and at international competitions. Our Wareham students often return home with awards from competitions, but more importantly, they all return home with valuable knowledge, skill sets, and experiences that will serve them well in higher education and in the work force.

    DECA students run several fundraisers throughout the year to help offset the cost of their participation in competitions. The 40th annual DECA Dinner and Auction will be held on Sunday, May 19 in the WHS Cafeteria from 5:00-10:00 PM. Dinner will be baked stuffed chicken with green beans and rice pilaf, catered by Minkle Boys Catering. Tickets are $5 donation pre-sale, and $7 at the door. We hope you consider supporting our DECA students and attending this fun-filled event.

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Decas

    5/21/2019 Mrs. Sampson/Ms. Wood Field Trip

    5/23/2019 Mrs. Nault/Mrs. Lefrancois Field Trip

    5/23/2019 Grade 2 Move up day at Minot Forest (Students only)

     

    Minot

    Monday, May 20

    -Grade 3 Field trip for half of the classes

    Cape Cod Canal Visitor's Center

    -School Council meeting, 3:45 PM

    Front office conference room

    -Principal's Coffee, 6:00 PM

    Front office conference room

     

    Wednesday, May 22

    -Grade 3 Field trip for half of the classes

    Cape Cod Canal Visitor's Center

     

    Thursday, May 23

    -Grade 2 students visit Minot Forest for a tour

    -Grade 2 family orientation, 5:30 PM, WMS Auditorium

     

    Friday, May 24

    -Junior Achievement for a Day, Grade 4 classes

     

    Middle School

    May 29 - Safe Schools Alliance Parent Information Night at 5:00 PM in the Library

    May 31 - Talent Show/Art Show at 6:00 PM

     

    High School

    May 19th - DECA Auction 5:00 PM, WHS cafeteria

    May 21st - Grade 10 MATH MCAS

    May 22nd - Grade 10 MATH MCAS

    Senior Athletic Awards Night 6:00 PM

    May 23rd- Senior Showcase 7:00 PM in the WHS auditorium

     

     

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, May 10, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 5/10/2019

    May 10, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    One of the hallmarks of our community is its diversity. Each year for the past 13 years, Wareham Public Schools has held an International Night that celebrates the rich diversity that our town has to offer. During International Night, students, families, and community members host tables with food, traditional clothing, and artifacts from their home country or country of ancestry. There are musical and dance performances that represent the culture and traditions of many in our community. Each year, the event has grown and this year, we were thrilled to have the travelling globe available from Project EarthView of Bridgewater State University. Students and families were able to climb inside the globe to learn about geography from a BSU instructor.

    Please enjoy this video highlighting this year’s event: https://vimeo.com/333983847.

    Congratulate to Minot Forest Elementary School for receiving this year’s Healthy Start Award!

    Last evening at the School Committee Meeting a number of our staff were honored for years of service or retirement. We are extremely fortunate to have such talented staff working with our students. They make a positive difference in the lives of our students on a daily basis.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Middle School

    May 9 - School Council Meeting at 5:30 PM

    May 14 - PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Library

    May 16 - Progress Reports Issued

    May 16 - Grade 7 Dinner Dance at Wareham High School at 6:00 PM

    May 16 & 17 - Grade 5 Science MCAS

    May 29 - Safe Schools Alliance Parent Information Night at 5:00P M in the Library

    May 31 - Talent Show/Art Show at 6:00 PM

     

    High School

    May 14th - Grade 8 Science MCAS

    PTA Meeting @ 6:30 PM, WMS

    May 15th - Grade 8 Science MCAS

    May 18th - Promenade - WHS auditorium at 5:30 PM

    Prom - Rachel's Lakeside, Dartmouth 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

     

     

     

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, May 3, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 5/3/2019

    May 3, 2019

    As we head into the remaining weeks of the school year, the calendar is filled with activities that celebrate the accomplishments of Wareham Public Schools students. From awards ceremonies, to the spring musical, to art shows, musical performances and more, it is clear that our students, faculty, and staff all have much Viking Pride. For us, in Wareham, the Viking is more than a drawing on a football helmet or a painting on one of our school’s walls. For us, the Viking symbolizes a great sense of pride in where we come from, who we are, and of great things to come. Please enjoy this Viking Pride video that highlights this theme across all of the schools in the district: https://vimeo.com/327752901

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Decas

    5/6/19 No CARE

    5/10/19 Decas/Minot Talent Show at Decas 5:30 PM

     

    Minot

    Monday, May 6

    Grade 3 field trip to Plimoth Plantation

    CARE summer applications due today

    Tuesday, May 7

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Day. We love our teachers and staff!

    Wednesday, May 8

    Happy School Nurse Day!

    Crazy Hair Day! Please consider sending in a donation to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Thursday, May 9

    Special Staff Recognition Night

    Friday, May 10

    Math MCAS testing for Grade 3

    No swimming classes today 

     

    Middle School

    May 6 & 7 - Grade 6 Math MCAS

    May 9 - School Council Meeting

     

    High School

    May 7th

    School Council Meeting 7:00 AM

    May 8th

    Grade 8 Math MCAS

    May 9th

    Grade 8 Math MCAS

    Spring Musical Performance "Little Shop of Horrors" 7:00 PM. WHS auditorium

    May 10th

    Spring Musical Performance "Little Shop of Horrors" 7:00 PM. WHS auditorium 

    May 11th

    Spring Musical Performance "Little Shop of Horrors" 7:00 PM. WHS auditorium 

    May 12th

    Spring Musical Performance "Little Shop of Horrors" Brunch at 10:00 AM in the Cafeteria & 12:00 PM show in the WHS auditorium 

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, April 26, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 4/26/2019

    April 26, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    At the John W. Decas School, our youngest learners begin their academic careers in the Wareham Public Schools. It is at Decas that many essential study and social skills are formed. At Decas, children learn how to be students and here, the seeds of life-long learning are sown.

    A highlight of the educational environment at Decas is the commitment to movement as a teaching strategy. It is essential for young learners to be up and moving throughout their day and there is no shortage of opportunities for that at Decas. As well, the outdoor classroom is a vibrant, creative space for teachers to work with their students on hand-on activities in the fresh air.

    Please enjoy the video about the activities, opportunities, and positive environment at Decas School:  https://vimeo.com/328025491/b39474341c

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Decas

    5/1/19  Fun Run Grade (2) 9:30 AM / Grade (K )12:00 PM / Grade (1) 1:00 pm PreK AM 9:30 AM / PreK PM 1:30 PM

     

    Minot

    Tuesday, April 30

    Placement letters due to Mrs. Seamans today

    Wednesday, May 1

    Wednesday swimming class sessions begin today

    Friday, May 2

    Swimming classes begin for Ms. Conlon and Mrs. DeGrace's classes

     

    Middle School

    April 30 & May 1 - Grade 5 Math MCAS

    May 1 - Honor Society Induction at 6:00 PM in the auditorium

    May 2 - Annual Arts Fair at Wareham High School from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    May 2 & 3 - Grade 7 Math MCAS

    May 6 & 7 - Grade 6 Math MCAS

    May 9 - School Council Meeting at 5:30 PM

    High School

    May 2nd - WHS Art Show 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

     

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, April 12, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 4/12/2019

    April 12, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    At Minot, there is a true sense of community that is apparent in each classroom. Every day, teachers begin with a morning meeting that promotes positive behaviors and sets the tone for the day. Student input is essential in these meetings, and throughout the entire day, as honoring student voice and choice is central to the philosophy of the Wareham Public Schools.

    WPS parent Maritta Milne notes that a building doesn’t make a school, rather it is the people in it. We couldn’t agree more. Please enjoy this video about Minot and the students and educators who are at the core of the community of this great school: https://vimeo.com/328177790/a1d0fe8aa6

    Best wishes to all for a wonderful weekend. As well, I hope that the April vacation week is one of rest and rejuvenation.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Decas

    Monday, April 22-Boosterthon Kick off

    Monday, April 22- Visit Shaws Supermarket to receive your groceries in brown paper bags decorated by Decas Students to celebrate Earth Day

    May 1st - Fun Run

     

    Minot

    April 15-19

    School vacation week

    Monday, April 22

    -MCAS testing for grade 4. Please do not dismiss students early today.

     Sorry, no volunteers or visitors today.

    -School Council, 3:45 PM, front office conference room

    -School Building Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM, MSC Room 228

    Tuesday, April 23

    MCAS testing for grade 4. Please do not dismiss students early today.

     Sorry, no volunteers or visitors today.

    Wednesday, April 24

    -MCAS testing for grade 3. Please do not dismiss students early today.

     Sorry, no volunteers or visitors today.

    -Happy Administrative Professional's Day!

    Thursday, April 25

    MCAS testing for grade 3. Please do not dismiss students early today.

    1Sorry, no volunteers or visitors today.

    Friday, April 26

    MCAS Make-ups today

     

    Middle School

    April 15-19 - School Vacation

    April 22 - Term 3 Report Cards Issued

    April 30 & May 1 - Grade 5 Math MCAS

    May 1 - Honor Society Induction at 6:00 PM in the auditorium

    May 2 & 3 - Grade 7 Math MCAS

    May 6 & 7 - Grade 6 Math MCAS

     

    High School

    April 25th

    JROTC Awards at 6:00 PM in the WHS cafeteria

    School Committee Meeting 7:00 PM

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, April 5, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 4/5/2019

    April 5, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    Every day at Wareham Middle School, educators encourage students to be Responsible, Respectful, and Thoughtful. These three key words are part of the value system at WMS and are evident in everything that takes place there. From STEAM classes, to Integrated Arts offerings, to the Drama Club, to athletic events, these three central concepts are the heart and soul of all WMS classes and extracurricular activities.

    Please enjoy this video about how WMS educators set high expectations for students and how being Respectful, Responsible, and Thoughtful are characteristics that our entire middle school community embodies: https://vimeo.com/328996896

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

     

    High School

    April 9th

    PTA Meeting 6:30 PM @ Decas School

    School Council Meeting 7:00 AM

    April 10th

    WHS National Honor Society Induction Night 6:00 PM in the auditorium

    Grade 8 Math MCAS

    April 11th

    Grade 8 Math MAS

    April 12th

    Report cards will be issued

     

    Middle School

    April 8 & 9 - Grade 7 ELA MCAS

    April 9 - Term 3 Ends

    April 10 - Incoming Grade 5 Orientation at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium

    April 11 - Band & Chorus Concert at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium

    April 15-19 - School Vacation

    April 22 - Term 3 Report Cards Issued

     

    Minot

    4/9/19 PTA at Decas

    4/15/19 to 4/19/19 April Vacation

     

    Decas

    4/8/19 - Book Fair all week during class times

    4/9/19 - PTA Meeting @ Decas 6:30 PM

    4/11/19 Book Fair Family Night 5:30 - 7:30 PM

    4/15/19 - 4/19/19 April Vacation

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, March 29, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 3/29/2019

    March 29, 2019

    This Wednesday night, members of the Wareham Middle School Drama Club invited friends, family, and community members to "be their guest" at the annual spring musical, which this year, was "Beauty and the Beast." I am always extremely impressed with the talent, motivation, and enthusiasm of the cast and crew of the WMS Drama Club. The club has an enrollment of almost 100 students who have the opportunity to hone their acting, singing, dancing, and set skills each year in order to present the community with a lively musical every spring, and this year was no exception.

    From the opening scene until the curtain closed, these young actors cast a spell over the audience as they performed the Disney musical in front of sold out crowds. Favorite numbers were "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," and "Beauty and the Beast." Seeing the students transform into the beloved characters of this musical was a delight for their family, friends, and educators who filled every seat in the WMS auditorium. There was both laughter and tears from audience members, as the students put their hearts into these performances. Many thanks to the directors and the volunteers who helped make this musical such a success. We wait in great anticipation to hear what next year's musical will be.

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely, Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

    Decas

    4/1/19  Early Release - school will dismiss at 12:55 PM

    4/2/19  Town Elections

    4/3/19  Spring Pictures Grades PreK - 2

    4/5/19  Report Cards will go home

    PreK Screening

     

    Minot

    Monday, April 1

    April Fool's Day

    Early Release Day - 12:45 PM dismissal

    Wednesday, April 3

    Cape Cod Canal presentation to grade 3

    Wednesday winter session classes end

    Friday, April 5

    Spring group 2 swimming sessions end today

     

    Middle School

    April 1 - Early Release Day, dismissal is at 12:02 PM

    April 2 & 3 - Grade 5 ELA MCAS

    April 4 - School Council Meeting at 5:30 PM

    April 4 & 5 - Grade 6 ELA MCAS

    April 8 & 9 - Grade 7 ELA MCAS

    April 9 - Term 3 Ends

    April 10 - Incoming Grade 5 Orientation at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium

    April 11 - Band & Chorus Concert at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium

    April 15-19 - School Vacation

    April 22 - Term 3 Report Cards Issued

     

    High School

    April 1st

    Early Release Day - dismissal at 12:15 PM

    April 4th

    Career Fair for grade 9 students 9:00 AM. - 10:50 AM

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, March 22, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 3/22/2019

    March 22, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    We are extremely proud of the longstanding DECA program at Wareham High School. DECA is an international business club that promotes leadership and entrepreneurship in secondary and higher education students through creative instruction and practical application in such fields as finance, management, marketing, and hospitality. Through our business classes and the DECA Club, WHS students learn key skill sets that will help prepare them for future work in a global economy.

    Recently, WHS students competed in district and state competitions. Our students demonstrated excellence in their individual areas of competition. Congratulations to Mollie Johnson for her third place award at States and to Coleby Paling for placing first in his category. These students are now eligible to compete at DECA Internationals. To help raise money for their various competitions, DECA students run several fundraising events each year, most recently, last weekend’s Home Show. The next fundraiser is the 40th Annual DECA Dinner and Auction on May 19th.

    Please enjoy our latest video, which highlights the DECA program at WHS. https://vimeo.com/323441892/fe91d325f3

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

    Minot

    Monday, March 25

    School Council 3:45 PM, Middle School Conference Room

    Thursday, March 28

    Mental Health Awareness Night, WMS Library from 5:30-7:00 PM

     

    Middle School

    March 27 - Drama Club Production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Performances at 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM. All performances of this production are sold out.

    April 1 - Early Release Day. Dismissal is at 12:02 PM

    April 2 & 3 - Grade 5 ELA MCAS

    April 4 - School Council Meeting at 5:30 PM

    April 4 & 5 - Grade 6 ELA MCAS

    April 8 & 9 - Grade 7 ELA MCAS

     

    High School

    March 26th - MEFA College Admissions Seminar @6:00 p.m. WHS Auditorium

    10th grade ELA MCAS

    March 27th - 10th grade ELA MCAS

    March 28th - AP/IB/Duel Enrollment Information Night @6:00 PM in the WHS Team Sports Spring Photos 2:15 PM in the Gym

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, March 15, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 3/15/2019

    March 15, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    Last week I sent a letter to the editors of local newspapers, and posted on the Wareham Public Schools web site and social media sites, information about the many opportunities that are available to Wareham High School students. The following are some impressive statistics that I mention in that letter:

    40% of our current high school students are enrolled in an International Baccalaureate Course 30% of students are enrolled in an Advanced Placement Course

    17 students are enrolled in the Bridgewater State University Dual Enrollment Program

    39 8th grade students are enrolled in 9th-grade courses

    60% of graduates attend a four-year college/university

    25% of graduates attend a two-year college

    Graduates earn over $400,000 in local scholarships

     

    I believe that this brief video captures the essence of Wareham High School, while highlighting the wide variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular choices that WHS students have. Please enjoy: https://vimeo.com/323257282

    I hope you take a few minutes and see the outstanding opportunities Wareham High School offers to our students.

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Weekly Events

    High School

    March 19th - WHS Open House for all current 7th grade students/parents 6:00 PM

    March 21st - WHS/WMS Faculty Basketball Game 6:00 PM in the WHS gymnasium

    March 23rd - Spring Fling Dance 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

     

    Middle School

    March 21 - Middle School vs High School Faculty Basketball Game at 6:00 PM in the High School gym

    March 27 - Drama Club Production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Performances at 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM

     

    Minot

    Sunday, March 17

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

    Monday, March 18

    School Building Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM, MSC Room 228

    Wednesday, March 20

    Welcome Spring!

    Thursday, March 21

    Celebrating International Night for Prek-4 families, 5:30 -7:00 PM at the Decas School

    Term 2 grades close

     

    Decas

    3/21/19 - Grades Close

    International Night 5:30 - 7:00 PM

    3/22/19 - Junior Achievement Grade 2

    PreK Screening

     

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  • Message from the Superintendent, March 8, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 3/8/2019

    March 8, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    A district-wide Kindergarten Registration will be held for parents and guardians who have students who will be entering Kindergarten in September, 2019, at the John W. Decas Elementary School at 760 Main Street in Wareham. Registration will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 9:00-11:30 AM and 12:30-2:00 PM. A second day of registration will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 9:00-11:30 AM, 12:30-2:00 PM, and 4:00-7:00 PM. Please bring a birth certificate, photo identification, proof of residence, and proof of up-to-date immunizations with you to register your student.

    Kindergarten teaching and learning at Decas is innovative, creative, and high energy. Students are engaged in interactive and enjoyable lessons, while achieving unprecedented literacy levels. Please enjoy this brief video that highlights some of the best our Kindergarten program has to offer. https://vimeo.com/318594336/ff39df9ad3

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Events for week of 3/11/19

    Decas

    3/12/19 Kindergarten Registration

                 PTA meeting @ WMS 6:30 PM

    3/13/19 Kindergarten Registration

    3/14/19 Kindergarten going to the Zeiterion

                 Beyond School Time Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:30 PM

    3/15/19 PreK Screening

     

    Minot

    Sunday, March 10

    Daylight Savings Time. Did you turn your clock ahead one hour?

     

    Tuesday, March 12

    Wareham PTA meeting, 6:30 PM at WMS library

     

    Middle School

    March 27 - Drama Club Production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Performances at 5:00PM & 7:00PM.

     

    High School

    March 12th - PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wareham Middle School

                        Badminton Tournament 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

     

    March 13th - Badminton Tournament 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

     

    March 15th - Credit for Life Presentation for Seniors 7:40 AM, WHS Gym

                         JROTC Military Ball 6:00 PM, WHS Cafeteria

     

    March 16th - DECA Home Show 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

     

    March 17th - DECA Home Show 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

     

     

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