Category Archives: Wellesley High School

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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Alleged crack ring member gave anti-drug lessons at Wellesley High

The news of a suspect named Cheniel Garcia (a.k.a. Young Biggs, his rap persona) being arrested earlier this month in a major crack cocaine distribution operation might have a familiar ring to some Wellesley High School students and grads. As one student tells us, Garcia had visited the school more than once for a Framingham-based anti-drug […]

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Move over Hollywood: Here comes the Wellesley High School Film Festival

The annual Wellesley High School Film Festival is just around the corner, on May 19 (free, open to the public from 6-9pm at the WHS auditorium), and students are scrambling to get their submissions in by the May 12 deadline. With so many students now armed with video cameras in the form of smartphones 24/7, […]

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Wellesley High Principal contest: Insider Chisum vs. Outsider Connolly

Wellesley High School Assistant Principal Jamie Chisum and Newton North High School Vice Principal Marguerite “Midge” Connolly are the two finalists for the job as Wellesley High School principal, and you’ll have a chance to meet/grill them this week. You can find their resumes and job application letters at the Wellesley High School Parent Teacher […]

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You Are Not Special — Round 2 — for Wellesley English teacher

Now that Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s commencement speech-turned-book has been released, he’s been on the speaking circuit as well as the talk show/interview circuit. Some of the interviews have been good, like that with NPR’s Diane Rehm, who notes that she has interviewed McCullough’s author/historian dad many times. Others, have been […]

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Wellesley High Drama Society presents: The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project, a play about reaction to the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard in Laramie, is being performed by the WHS Drama Society on Thursday, May 8 @ 4:30PM; Friday May 9 @ 7:30PM; Saturday, May 10@ 2:00 & 7:30 PM in the Little Theatre. The performance […]

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