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Mostly shiny new Wellesley public school year

Wellesley Public School students and staff will greet new and old faces Wednesday as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway, and they’ll also see a whole lot of shiny new facilities. Among them, new roofing at Sprague and Hunnewell elementary schools, and nice new red seats at the Wellesley Middle School auditorium. Can you believe that […]

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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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Schofield 5K, fun run & fun fair this Sunday

Head over to Schofield Elementary School on Cedar Street this Sunday, June 1, for the annual Schofield 5K road race, fun run and fun fair. The 5K race, which features a few challenging hills, starts at 9:30am, and while online registration closed at midnight on Thursday, you can sign up for $25 the morning of […]

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P.A.W.S. director Bravacos retiring from Wellesley schools after 45 years

Dr. Gretchen Bravacos, director of PAWS (Preschool at Wellesley Schools) and a 45-year-veteran of the Wellesley Public School system, will be honored on June 20 at a retirement party at Wellesley Country Club from 5-8pm (more info here). In announcing the Bravacos retirement, Wellesley Schools Superintendent David Lussier said: “Gretchen has built an incredible legacy and […]

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Pipe down: Schofield Elementary back in action on Thursday

The Wellesley Department of Public Works and Facilities Maintenance Department have resolved the Schofield Elementary School plumbing issues that resulted in sewage backups on Tuesday and the school being closed on Wednesday. Superintendent David Lussier says Schofield will re-open at its regular time on Thursday. He’s also looking to get a waiver from the state […]

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No Snow Day, but a Flow Day, closes Schofield school on Wednesday

                          Wellesley Schools Superintendent David Lussier informed the Schofield Elementary School community on Tuesday night that the facility will be closed to staff and students on Wednesday, May 21 due to a “significant plumbing issue…today that resulted in sewage backups in our bathrooms.” […]

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State recognizes Hardy Elementary School, Wellesley High green efforts

Hardy Elementary School and Wellesley High School students and supporters on May 6 went to the State House, where they were honored as part of the 20th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education program. The Wellesley Green Schools collaborative of students, parents and staff has worked to reduce the schools’ ecological footprint and […]

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Grade 1 enrollments shut down at 3 Wellesley schools for 2014-15

Superintendent David Lussier has notified the community that enrollments for Grade 1 at Hardy, Fiske and Upham have been closed, as have enrollments for Kindergarten at Hardy, for the 2014-2015 school year. Lussier explained that the moves adhere to a new policy designed to avoid overcrowding at schools and within classrooms. He stressed, however, that […]

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Bates Principal Ieong resigns from Wellesley elementary school post

David Ieong, principal of Wellesley’s Bates Elementary School for the past 3 years, broke the news to parents/guardians today that he’s stepping down in June. Ieong joined the Wellesley school administration from a school in Sudbury. Here’s the letter he sent: Dear Bates community,  I would like to share some very important news with you […]

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Tenacre, Hunnewell fairs coming in May

On May 10 from 11am-3pm,  Tenacre Country Day School will hold its annual Tenacre Fair, which features carnival rides (e.g., flying elephants, 70 foot slide, Moon Bounce), games (e.g., Ring Toss, Hockey Shoot,), pony rides, Barn Babies – farm animal petting area, face painting, and other family-friendly activities. Also includes grilled and baked goods for lunch […]

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