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Wellesley names Bates Elementary interim principal; Grade 1 enrollments re-open at Fiske, Hardy

Antoinette (Toni) Jolley has been named interim principal at Bates Elementary School, effective July 1. She replaces David Ieong, who announced his resignation recently after 3 years on the job. Jolley is currently a literacy specialist in Wellesley, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to her arrival in Wellesley, Jolley worked with the Boston school […]

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Wellesley High field gets a makeover

You’ll need to find another place to walk or run this week — at least during certain hours — if you’re used to taking to the Wellesley High School track. It’s under renovation, as you can see grass has been stripped from the field and collected in a huge pile. Robins were enjoying the fresh […]

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Wellesley students reap $cholarships

The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) held its annual awards ceremony on June 9th at Great Hall within Wellesley Town Hall, presenting $248,000 in need-based college scholarships to 78 students, and $24,000 in endowed merit awards to 8 students. Scholarship aid awards went to 30 new Wellesley High School graduates, whose accomplishments included excellence in academics, sports and […]

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New math business adds to Wellesley tutoring boom

A new math learning center called Mathnasium is being readied to open this summer in Wellesley at the intersection of Rte. 9 west and the Weston Road exit in the Fells area of town (though clearly what I need is a photography learning center based on the picture below…). The Wellesley franchise, one of a […]

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Wind in the Willows blowing into Wellesley

Wellesley Summer Theatre Co., for Children presents Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows on June 21-22 at Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College. It’s your chance to catch up with Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. Sat. June 21 @ 10am & 12noon  and  Sunday June 22 @ 11am Tickets: $5 adults and $3 for children. Free for […]

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Almost time for Wellesley 5-year-olds to suck it up, grab their lunch pails & get to work

From Wellesley Public Schools: Dear Parents/Guardians of an Incoming Kindergarten Student, I would like to extend a warm welcome to your child(ren) as they near the beginning of their Wellesley Public Schools Kindergarten experience. As you may know, the Town of Wellesley recently approved a Proposition 2 1⁄2 tax override. With its successful passage, the Wellesley Public […]

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Hike the trails of Wellesley North 40

That sounds a lot more intimidating than it is. The North 40 is that Wellesley College property near Morses Pond and along Weston Road that you’ve probably been hearing about, that the school is looking to sell and that the town might be interested in buying. Join the Wellesley Trails Committee for a guided tour […]

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Wellesley Public Schools reveal most strategic plan EVER!

We’ve browsed through the newly released Wellesley Public Schools Strategic Plan 2013-2019 and there’s absolutely no doubt this is the most strategic strategy we have ever seen. In fact, the words “strategy”, “strategies” and “strategic” appear no fewer than 50 times in the 20-page document, which outlines efforts to zero in on individual students, invest […]

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Happy Wellesley High graduation day

Congratulations to the Wellesley High School Class of 2014. UPDATE: (More photos, these courtesy of Karen Griswold. These include Superintendent David Lussier congratulating grads and outgoing principal Andrew Keough speaking.) (And thank you to paparazza Martha Collins for sending along these photos below) Senior class speaker Betsy Waisel imparts words of wisdom

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Busy Wellesley Weekend: animals, trails and drama

There’s a full slate of activities in Wellesley this weekend beyond Friday’s high school graduation ceremony, including: Friday: Wellesley Summer Theatre’s Hay Fever (also Saturday and Sunday)   Saturday: Wellesley Grand Tour guided trail hike from 8am-noon, which will cover a 10-mile loop around town. Organized by the Wellesley Trails Committee. Petting Zoo at Linden […]

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