Category Archives: Wellesley High School

Wellesley High grads win Boston hackathon with monitor makeover

                                  As young programmers and engineers, recent Wellesley High School grads Davis Foster (WHS ’14), Nick Peretti (WHS ’14) and Sam Harada (WHS ’13) spend more time in front of their computers than even the typical teen. “We spend […]

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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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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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A scene from Wellesley Memorial Day services

Thanks to reader MC for sending along this photo, taken at Wellesley High School, where a Memorial Day ceremony was held on Friday.

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Wellesley High drama students to present artsy “Museum”

by Nile Breuer, WHS Class of ’17 “Museum” is a piece of theater without the stereotypical progression of a play: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action. Instead, the playwright Tina Howe crafts a story which begs the question, “What is art?” It is this question which the Wellesley High School Drama Department has taken upon […]

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Wellesley High Principal Andrew Keough: The Exit Interview

As outgoing Wellesley High principal Dr. Andrew Keough finishes out his last weeks on the job, I sat down with him to discuss his 7 years at WHS and his new post as superintendent in Easton. We spoke before Jamie Chisum was named as Keough’s successor. (Note: Interviewer Chris Ulian is a senior at Wellesley […]

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No really, Wellesley High students have been busy with their Senior Projects

Spring brings the last few weeks of school for seniors at Wellesley High School, as well as the freedom afforded by Senior Projects. WHS allows seniors who meet minimum grade and attendance requirements to sign out of their classes on either full or partial projects, which unsurprisingly tend to involve rather less work than the normal […]

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Jamie Chisum is Wellesley High School’s new principal

Congratulations to Jamie Chisum, who is moving on up from assistant principal to principal of Wellesley High School for the upcoming school year. Chisum, who takes on his new job July 1, was chosen over Newton North High School Vice Principal Marguerite “Midge” Connolly. Chisum has been with the Wellesley Public School System since 1999, initially […]

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