Category Archives: Wellesley High School

A student’s take on Wellesley High teacher’s “You Are Not Special” book

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s You Are Not Special… and Other Encouragements book launches today, April 22. Wellesley High senior Chris Ulian, who hasn’t had McCullough as a teacher but is well aware of his good reputation as an instructor, kindly volunteered to review it for us: To a cynic, David McCullough, Jr.’s […]

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Wellesley High pitcher throws no hitter

Wellesley High School junior Jack Dolan tossed a 9-inning, 10 strike-out no-hitter on Saturday to lead the Raiders to a 5-0 win over Milton. Dolan also had a hit and scored a run in the victory. The no-hitter continued a tradition vs. Milton started last year by Kevin Superko, who thew also shut them out […]

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Wellesley Students win at New England Regional Botball Tournament

Wellesley students took first and second place in the team competition at the New England Regional Botball Tournament on Saturday April 12 at UMass Lowell. 23 high school teams from across New England competed. Botball is a team-oriented robotics competition where teams design, build and program a pair of autonomous robots using a standardized kit […]

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Wellesley teacher David McCullough takes the cake

Wellesley High’s outgoing principal Andrew Keough has gotten caught up in David McCullough, Jr., mania, as the Wellesley High English teacher’s “You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements” book is nearly here. McCullough is doing the rounds this Spring in Wellesley and elsewhere promoting the book,  in which the author takes issue with the culture of […]

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Wellesley High juniors organize cleats drive

Do you have any used cleats your children have outgrown? If so, don’t throw them out. Instead, donate them to Play Ball!, a non-profit organization that funds school sports for the public middle schools in the City of Boston. A group of Wellesley High School juniors is conducting a service project to collect cleats for […]

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Everyone’s favorite new reality show: Pick the next Wellesley High principal

With Wellesley High School principal Andrew Keough this week officially revealing the worst-kept secret in town — that he’s leaving to become superintendent of schools in Easton, Mass., — Wellesley Public Schools has set a goal to find his replacement by May 16. A meeting will take place at 9am on Monday, April 14, according […]

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Reminder: David McCullough, Jr., speaks at Wellesley Middle School on Wednesday

Wellesley High English teacher David McCullough, Jr., who converted his “You’re Not Special” speech into a book deal that comes to fruition this month, will speak at 7pm at Wellesley Middle School on Wednesday, April 9. The talk is geared towards parents of pre-  and young teens. When asked him about whether his book (“You Are […]

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