Category Archives: Education

Wellesley High Coach Magpiong explains crossover from boys to girls hoop

Earlier this week, Wellesley High School announced that Glen Magpiong, the boys’ varsity basketball coach since 2010, would be switching over to coach the girls’ team instead. We caught up with the coach — who is no stranger to coaching girls in basketball — via email to find out why he’s making the move now: Why […]

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Peter Pan flies into Wellesley this week

Wellesley Upstage presents: Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up A Play by J.M. Barrie Directed by Carrington OBrion ’15 October 23- 26 Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley College Evening: Thursday, Friday, Saturday @7pm Matinee: Saturday, Sunday @2pm Free for Wellesley, MIT, Babson and Olin students with ID; $5 general admission Email […]

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Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes about a special guy: His Dad

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again. Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th […]

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Wellesley High switches Magpiong from boys to girls’ hoop coach

Glenn Magpiong, the Wellesley High School boys basketball coach since 2004, this season will take on a new challenge at the school: He’s been named varsity coach for the girls’ basketball team. Magpiong will not be doing double-duty, however. The school will name a new boys’ coach, but just hasn’t done so yet. Magpiong, who has been […]

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Wellesley gushes over new school drinking fountains

Wellesley High School last year installed a couple of newfangled drinking fountains that let you sip from a stream as usual, or fill up your water bottle via a special spigot. Anecdotally, we’d heard the students weren’t blown away by the advance initially, so I was skeptical when I recently came across a Sustainable Wellesley newsletter item […]

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Wellesley Scholarship Foundation accepting applications until Feb. 1, 2015

The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  The deadline is February 1, 2015. WSF provides college scholarships, some based on financial need and two based on academic merit, to residents of Wellesley who attend undergraduate programs. A four-member sub-committee of Trustees oversees the annual review and selection of scholarship recipients.  All […]

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Wellesley Sleepwalker sculpture lives on as multimedia project

I’m really not quite sure how to describe this project from artdesigncafe.com, other than to say it combines media coverage of the Wellesley College/Tony Matelli “Sleepwalker” sculpture and music. Who knows, maybe it will wind up in the Wellesley College Davis Museum. Sleepwalker media coverage: The remixes Reflecting on the Sleepwalker media frenzy at Wellesley […]

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Dana Hall head explains why single-sex education is good for girls

Dana Hall’s Caroline Erisman makes her case for the relevance of single-sex education for girls in Forbes’ online magazine. The Head of School at the Wellesley all-girl’s independent day and boarding school for grades 6 – 12 says, “We need to continue to foster all-girls programs that provide an atmosphere where girls excel as leaders […]

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Last call for Wellesley spelling bee teams

  The Wellesley Education Foundation is gearing up to celebrate its 25th annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sprague School gym. Sign-ups are open for all adult teams of three here.  The $500 entry fee per team goes to support excellence and innovation in the Wellesley schools.  But this […]

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Wellesley High football finds gold at end of this rainbow

A rainbow proved to be a good sign for the Wellesley High School’s football team and a bad one for Dedham’s. Final score: Wellesley 41, Dedham 7. Two wins in a row for the Raiders. Thanks to John Maconga for sending this photo from the football stands.

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