• Superintendent's Blog, November 15, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 11/15/2019

    November 15, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    This week, many of our 7th graders at Wareham Middle School attended Nature’s Classroom, a hands-on environmental education program. During this unique experience each year, students receive lessons in core content classes in a new environment that focuses on nature and the outdoors. WMS students have consistently returned after their time at Nature’s Classroom, with new perspectives about their learning.

    The final video in our School Improvement Plan vlog series features Wareham Middle School and shares in-depth about the learning experiences of our middle school students. In this video, you will hear how members of the WMS community built a culture of collective vision through voice and agency. You’ll learn how increased choice has led to student empowerment and a change of culture at WMS. Please enjoy our video about Wareham Middle School. https://vimeo.com/364607170/1bdcef820b

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Events

     

    Decas

    11/21/19 Lifetouch picture retakes

    11/23/19 Holiday Fair - Decas Gym 9 AM - 3 PM

     

    Minot

    Monday, Nov 18

    Principal's Coffee, 9:00 AM

     

    Tuesday, Nov 19

    School Council,3:45 PM

     

    Saturday, Nov 23

    Holiday Fair 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    John W. Decas School

     

    Middle School

    November 27 - PTA sponsored Pig Races

    November 27 - Dismissal at 10:05 AM (Breakfast & Lunch will be served)

    November 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

     

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog, November 8, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 11/8/2019

    November 8, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    As we enter into this holiday weekend, I would like to take a moment to honor all of the veterans in our community who have served this country. We have a number of faculty and staff members who are veterans, as well as parents, guardians, and community members who have served this great nation.  A special thank you to Mrs. Russo, Mrs. Chandler and the Decas staff for honoring our Veterans and Service Providers today at the third annual breakfast. Thank you to all that they have done and continue to do for us and our country.

    In continuing with our School Improvement Plan video series, this week’s vlog highlights Minot. Minot students, faculty, staff, and administrators have a focus on strengthening skills, expressing individuality, and creating community. The emphasis on student voice, on social emotional learning, and on encouraging others to be their best, all lends itself to the three tenets they have identified as core values. We hope you enjoy this video: https://vimeo.com/365983272/60c58598df

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    High School

    November 11th - NoSchool - Veterans Day

    November 12th - Meet the Coaches Night 6:00 PM WHS

    November 15th - Honor Roll Breakfast WHS Cafe 8:00 AM

     

    Middle School

    November 8th - Term 1 Report Cards Issued

    November 8th - Gaming Tournament in the auditorium from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods the week of November 4th.

    November 11th - Veterans Day/No School

    November 11th – 15th - Nature's Classroom for Grade 7 students who signed up to attend

    November 27th - Dismissal at 10:05 AM (Breakfast & Lunch will be served)

    November 28th & 29th - Thanksgiving Break - No School

     

    Minot

    November 11th

    Veteran's Day Holiday-No School

    Thank you to all our current and past military service members for your service.

    November 12th

    PTA meeting, 6:30 PM at the John W. Decas School

    November 15th

    Support Wareham Tigers by wearing their team colors of white, orange and black

     

    Decas

    11/11/19 - No School - Veterans Day

    11/14/19 - Literacy Night 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

     

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog - November 1, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 11/1/2019

    November 1, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    Looking back on this week, I want to thank the many Wareham Public Schools faculty, staff, students, parents, administrators, and community members, who were involved in the planning and organizing of Haunted Hallways and Red Ribbon Night on Thursday. We had over 1,000 people at Wareham High School over the course of the evening, and it was a wonderful event that involved hundreds of families who participated in fall-themed activities, and were provided many resources as well. 

    This week’s vlog highlights the video for the John W. Decas School Improvement Plan. Learn about the motivation of Decas students and the pedagogy and curriculum used by Decas faculty. As the young man in the opening frame states, “I just want to get smarter.” That sentiment is one shared by countless Decas students. This video showcases some of the innovative teaching methods that are implemented at Decas that are deeply connected to the student-centered learning and the student motivation that is evident in every classroom at Decas School. Please enjoy our video: https://vimeo.com/362818855/316de4d416

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

    Events

     

    High School

    November 4th - Start of Term 2

    November 5th - School Council @ 7:00 AM

    November 6th - Financial Aid Planning Night 6:30 PM. WHS auditorium

    November 7th - Picture retake day

    November 8th - Report cards issued

     

    Middle School

    November 4th - Term 1 Grades Close

    November 8th - Term 1 Report Cards Issued

    November 8th - Gaming Tournament in the auditorium from 5:00 PM - 7:00PM. Tickets are $5.00. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods the week of November 4th.

    November 11th - Veterans Day/No School

    November 11th – 15th - Nature's Classroom for Grade 7 students who signed up to attend

     

    Minot

    Sunday, November 3rd

    Daylight Savings Time. Did you turn your clocks back an hour?

    Monday, November 4th

    Picture retake day today

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

    Tuesday, November 5th

    First half of grade 3 classes have a field trip to NE Aquarium

    New Unified Arts classes begin today

    Wednesday, November 6th

    Unified Sports Day at Tabor Academy for select classes

    Thursday, November 7th

    Second half of grade 3 classes have a field trip to NE Aquarium

     

    Decas

    11/8/19 - Veterans Day Ceremony 8 AM

    Miss Doyle's class to All American Assisted Living Field Trip

    11/11/19 - No School - Veterans Day

     

    Game Night

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  • Superintendent's Blog - October 25, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 10/25/2019

    October 25, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    In Wareham Public Schools, we are continually striving for improved excellence and increased opportunities for students. As such, a committee is established in each school in the district, made up of teachers, parents, and administrators who work collaboratively to help develop improvements that are aligned with my Superintendent goals, as well as with the district Strategic Plan. This month, principals presented their School Improvement Plans to the School Committee. Along with a PowerPoint presentation, they each showed a video highlighting school improvement goals and efforts specific to their building. Today and over the next three weeks, my vlog will showcase these videos. Please enjoy the first in the series, which features Wareham High School. https://vimeo.com/361507650/e077b98ffd

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Decas

    10/30/2019 Red Ribbon Event 5-7 PM

    10/31/2019 Early Release - Dismissal will be at 12:55 PM

    11/3/2019 Turn clocks back 1 hour

     

    Minot

    Wednesday, Oct 30

    The Energized Guzy-Powered Up assembly for students

    Haunted Hallways at WHS. Find the Minot staff helping.

    Thursday, Oct 31

    Early Release 12: 45 dismissal

    No costumes today please

    Friday, November 1

    Day of the Dead Art Show

     

    Middle School

    October 25 - 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.

    October 31 - Early Release Day. Dismissal at 12:02 PM

     

    High School

    October 30th - Haunted Hallways 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM

    October 31st - Early Release Day – dismissal @ 12:15 PM

    November 1st - End of Term 1

     

    Red Ribbon - October 30, 2019

     

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  • Superintendent's Blog - October 18, 2019

    Posted by Dr Kimberly Shaver-Hood on 10/18/2019

    October 18, 2019

    Dear Wareham Families,

    At John W. Decas Elementary, in addition to engaging in a creative curriculum, our youngest students learn to be respectful, responsible, and safe. Decas students are involved in literacy, numeracy, and movement activities that are embedded throughout all aspects of the day. In this week’s vlog, hear from several Decas students as they recite the Decas pledge, describe their high energy learning environment, and discuss their favorite parts of each day. I hope you enjoy this video: https://vimeo.com/345028225

     

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

     

     

    Weekly Events

     

    Decas

    10/22/19 Rescheduled Field Trip Grade 2 to the Lloyd Center: Mrs. Bakeman/Mrs. Matathia/Miss Doyle

     

    Minot

    Monday, October 21

    Principal's Coffee, 9:00 AM in the WMS Library

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

    Tuesday, October 22

    School Council Meeting, 3:45 PM in the WMS Library

    Wednesday, October 23

    Bus Evacuation Drills for half of the buses

    Thursday, October 24

    Bus Evacuation Drills for the other half of the buses

    Friday, October 25

    Minot Forest supports Wareham Tiger Football Cheerleader Day

    Wear team colors to include orange, black, or white

     

    Middle School

    October 25 - 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.

    October 31 - Early Release Day. Dismissal at 12:02 PM

     

    High School

    October 22nd - English 10 classes will be visiting area colleges.

     

     

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  • 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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