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Virgin’s Richard Branson visiting Wellesley for family entrepreneur event

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, will be speaking at the Enterprising Family entrepreneurship program at Babson College in late July. The program, for parents and teens, runs July 26-31 and costs $7,500 per parent/teen team.

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Wellesley schools thank Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club for grants

We’ve been sent a couple of Thank You notes to pass along to the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club related to grants awarded to programs within the Wellesley Public School system. Here they are: Dear Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, On behalf of the Wellesley Public Schools Central Council, we thank you for awarding us a […]

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Wellesley announces interim principal for Fiske School

Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Lussier has announced in a memo that a new Interim Principal for Fiske School has been selected: I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Rachel McGregor as the Interim Principal of the Fiske Elementary School for SY2015-2016. Ms. McGregor currently serves as the Department Head of Elementary […]

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Wellesley Middle School class of 2015: the video

The Wellesley Middle School class of 2015 graduated today. Here’s a video of the students, who don’t exactly look heartbroken to leave their middle school years behind, getting “clapped out” of their Kingsbury St. school. Congratulations, kids. You’re now known as the WHS class of 2019 .

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Questions swirl around Wellesley High seniors’ schedules

Inquiries started trickling into our Swellesley email box at the start of June about whether the new Evolutions program at Wellesley High School was somehow mucking up course scheduling for seniors not taking part in the program. Terms such as “major SNAFU” and “disastrous” were being used, and questions were raised about juniors and seniors […]

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Wellesley car dealership establishes $5K scholarship award

The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) has accepted a newly-established community scholarship award of $5,000 from family-owned Wellesley Toyota-Scion. The dealership was purchased in 1989 by Nai Nan Ko, Sr., who ran it with its wife, Julia Ko, before turning over management to son and daughter Nai Nan Ko, Jr., and Jessica Ko Beck. Nai Ko, Sr., and his wife were born in […]

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Sprague Girl Scouts convert cookie sales into garden beautifiers

The Sprague Elementary School 1st Grade Girl Scout Daisy Troop recently presented a maroon ceramic birdbath and four handmade mosaic stepping stones to physical education teacher Margaret Flitsch for use in the community butterfly and vegetable gardens that she oversees at the school. The girls used funds earned from their annual cookie sale to pay […]

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Wellesley Public School principal comings & goings timeline

Upon seeing that the Wellesley Public Schools system was looking for a new Fiske Elementary School principal, a reader asked about just how many of the town’s principals have come and gone of late. I’ve had such inquiries in the past as well when principals have left, sometimes in bunches. So I’ve created a timeline below that runs […]

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