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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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Wellesley North 40 purchase plans: Hold everything!

The Town of Wellesley and Wellesley College have issued a joint statement regarding discussions by the school to sell the North 40 property and efforts by the town to be considered as a buyer. Concerns have been raised by the town and Save the North 40 backers that Wellesley College’s timetable of getting a deal […]

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Wellesley Public Schools superintendent needs your help

From Wellesley Public Schools/Wellesley Education Foundation: Wellesley Public Schools (WPS) and the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) are partnering to form four Superintendent’s Advisory Committees (SACs) that will advise and support the implementation of key areas of the school district’s strategic plan. WEF and WPS are seeking qualified, passionate candidates from varied backgrounds and experiences, including private […]

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Wellesley colleges crank out the tuition calculators

Wellesley College is touting its new and improved My inTuition calculator to determine how much it will cost to attend the private women’s institution. The school trumpeted the free tool a year ago too, and the calculator still promises to give you the info based on answered just 6 questions, but now also breaks out data on family […]

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Wake up: Tickets on sale for “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Wellesley High

Wellesley High School’s 2014 fall musical will be the Tony award winning show The Drowsy Chaperone, which tells the story of a theater fan,whose favorite 1920’s musical comes to life on stage while he plays the original Broadway cast recording for the audience.  At the wedding weekend of a former show girl, a cast of characters engage […]

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