Category Archives: Wellesley High School

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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Wellesley High School principal finalists to be revealed Monday morning

The Wellesley High School Principal search committee has announced that it will reveal two finalists for Andrew Keough’s replacement on Monday, May 5, at 10am. Vegas odd-makers are working furiously to set the betting line. The public is invited to meet the candidates at the Wellesley High School auditorium on Tuesday, May 6 and Thursday, […]

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Wellesley High School Spring Choral Concert on Tuesday, April 29

The Spring Choral Concert at Wellesley High School at 7pm on April 29 is a celebration of a year of music making and will feature Wellesley High’s five curricular choral ensembles, Brooks Brothers, Song Sisters, Concert Choir, Rice Street Singers, and Keynote Singers. The program will feature a variety of repertoire ranging from traditional choral […]

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That would be YOUR Wellesley High School at #4 on US News & World Report ranking

Wellesley High School is ranked #4 out of more than 300 on the annual US News & World Report ranking of public high schools in Massachusetts. Wellesley High is listed at #164 in the country. Among factors taken into consideration: student-to-teacher ratio (12:1 in Wellesley’s case); college readiness; math & English proficiency. RELATED: Wellesley a […]

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