Category Archives: Education

Wellesley Cotillion commentary

Every December since the 1940s, Wellesley private and public school juniors and seniors have received by mail heavy card stock invitations in creamy envelopes cordially inviting them to Cotillion, an annual formal dance often held in Boston, and organized by the Cotillion Committee. The Committee is made up of the students’ parents, and these parents […]

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Town of Wellesley buying North 40 from Wellesley College for $35M

The Town of Wellesley has agreed to buy the North 40 property from Wellesley College for $35M, largely ending the first act of a drama that has riled up neighbors, put the school on the defensive and sparked broad thinking about where the town goes from here on its schools, recreation and housing. The town had […]

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Season of Asking & Giving in Wellesley

Christmas cards are outnumbering requests for donations at our house so far this holiday season, but it’s a pretty close race. Local organizations have also hit up The Swellesley Report to pass along requests to people to consider making charitable donations before year-end: * Wellesley Friendly Aid is pleased to announce that its annual fundraising campaign is underway. […]

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All-star cast to help set Wellesley public schools direction

Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent David Lussier says that he and members of the Wellesley Education Foundation “were overwhelmed by the level of interest and expertise of those who answered our call to support the Wellesley Public Schools” through the newly formed Superintendent’s Advisory Committees, which kicked off their work via a joint meeting last week. The […]

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Clock ticking on scholarship opportunity for business-minded students

UPDATE: The scholarship deadline has been extended to Jan. 1, 2015. A Wellesley resident and nominator for the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarship program has given us a heads up that the deadline for high school seniors to apply for the 2015 scholarship is Dec. 18. The scholarships are for students […]

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North 40 weekend: demonstrators make points, Wellesley College issues asphalt clean-up alert

Organizers of Saturday’s Save the North 40 demonstration in front of the Central Street fire station estimate 150 people stopped by during the 2-hour event to learn more about their cause: urging Wellesley College to sell its North 40 property to a conservancy that will preserve it for public use and wildlife. A key message […]

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Wellesley Middle School band & orchestra liven up the State House

The Wellesley Middle School Band & Orchestra are filling the halls of the State House with music. — Alice Peisch (@RepAlicePeisch) December 12, 2014

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Wellesley Cotillion heads to Boston waterfront Saturday night

If you’re out on the town on Saturday night in your old beater of a Mercedes and wondering what fabulous party everybody else is going to in their stretch limos, that party would be Cotillion. A Wellesley tradition since the 1940s, the Cotillion is a formal dance to which all Wellesley public and private school […]

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