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New app solves Wellesley High brick mystery

Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) has launched an app that makes it easier for those who bought bricks in 2011-2012 to pave an area in front of the new Wellesley High School entrance to actually locate those bricks. The Brickfinder app was built by local Web programmer George Roberts, with thanks to recent Wellesley High grad Billy Kaplan […]

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Wellesley dads take on top PTO roles

The Parent Teacher Organization presidency positions in Wellesley’s schools  typically are filled by moms willing and able to put in up to 40-hour weeks the volunteer job can demand during its busiest times.  This year, however, Wellesley has two dads who have taken on that leadership position, along with all the joys and headaches it […]

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Fiske Wild West Round-Up on Saturday, Sept. 20

Fiske Elementary School hosts its annual Wild West Round -Up, a fun fair for the entire family, on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10am-2pm at the school (45 Hastings St. in Wellesley). Join the community for games, arts and crafts, dunk tank, music, food, face-painting, rides and much more.

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Wellesley College rethinks itself in age of “gender fluidity”

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly is leading a discussion at the school this year regarding exactly what it means to be a women’s college during a time when gender definitions are in flux. There’s no indication that the college, founded in 1870 as a women’s school, is going to open its doors wide to males. […]

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Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith among authors visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College has a strong line-up of writers visiting during the upcoming school year, and the talks/discussions are free and open to the public. The Distinguished Writers Series at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities kicks off Oct. 7 with Colson Whitehead (Hey, I’ve actually read his Sag Harbor!) and features Zadie […]

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Friends of the North 40 fire up online petition, seek signatures

The Friends of the North 40 are resigned to the fact that Wellesley College wants to sell the 46-acre woodland property along Weston Road to raise funds for an expensive campus renewal project. So if the school must sell the land, they say, then sell it to a conservancy that will manage and preserve it […]

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A quick “rundown” on Hunnewell Elementary School

The new morning routine at Hunnewell Elementary School in Wellesley aims to settle kids down before they head into class by having them socialize on the blacktop and then recite the Pledge of Allegiance. But some parents are miffed that their children aren’t allowed to run around and expend some energy on school grounds before classes begin […]

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Wellesley College Davis Museum announces Fall exhibit line-up

                              The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents six new exhibitions this fall.  New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition; Feast Your Eyes; Sigalit Landau: DeadSeeand Michael Craig-Martin: Art&Design will be on view September 17 – December 21.   Edged in Black: Selections from […]

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Wellesley High on hunt for new girls’ basketball, lacrosse coaches

Kristin Cieri is out as coach for the Wellesley High School girls varsity basketball team after 18 years on the job, and the school is now looking for her replacement. The school can’t say anything further since it was a “personnel issue”.  Coaches are offered contracts year to year. During Cieri’s tenure as WHS basketball coach, […]

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Lionel Loueke Trio to perform at Wellesley College

Wellesley College kicks off its fall concert series with a free performance by guitarist Lionel Loueke from 8-10pm on Sept. 13 at Jewett Auditorium. Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as “a musical painter,” Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a […]

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