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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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Last day of school in Wellesley: June 20

Assuming we get no more snow days, Wellesley Public School students will wave goodbye to classes on Friday, June 20 for the 2013-2014 calendar year. Wednesday, June 18th, will be a full day for all students, by the way. Superintendent David Lussier will make a formal announcement about this at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting. Wellesley […]

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Wellesley override supporters, detractors organizing

Supporters of the Proposition 2.5 override question to appear on Wellesley’s May 20 ballot have marshaled their forces and have set up a “Yes for Wellesley 2014″ website in support of their cause. A Yes vote would approve the town assessing an additional $3.345M in real estate and personal property taxes to fund mainly education spending. […]

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Wellesley Public Schools Art Show kicks off

Check out Wellesley Public School students’ works throughout Wellesley Free Library until April 29. Opening reception April 8 5-7pm.

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Wellesley hawks on the hunt

It doesn’t take an expert birder to spot the hawks that have been circling high up in Wellesley air space or perched in trees or on telephone wires around town.  These predators hunt during the day, commonly for snakes, mice, rabbits, squirrels, and smaller birds.  But as at least one family in town has found […]

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Fun with math: Tax calculator lets you see how much override will cost you

Wellesley has put an easy-to-use calculator on its  website to help you figure out how much a $3.3M override of Prop 2.5 will have on your property bill. You just pop in your address and the calculator spits out some numbers. You’ll see it could run you a few hundred to more than $1K depending […]

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Sprague School to welcome new principal

Superintendent Lussier sent out a letter to the community welcoming Susan Snyder as the newly appointed principal of Sprague Elementary School, effective July 1, 2014. He notes that “Ms. Snyder is currently the Principal at the Hannah Elementary School in Beverly, Massachusetts where she has served since 2006. Prior to her appointment as Principal, Ms. Snyder served as […]

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