Activities are being readied to bid goodbye to the old Wellesley High School and welcome the new one — currently expected to open next February — to town.
Wellesley Free Library is spearheading a program called Wellesley Reads Together that will take place from Oct. 1-Nov. 13. It’s essentially like forming a giant book group across town, with participants of all ages reading the same books and taking part in activities like panel discussion and a harvest dinner related to the books (The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough, by Wellesley resident Katie Smith Milway, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven Hopp and Camille Kingsolver).
Separately, an event dubbed “Turn out the lights” will be held over Thanksgiving weekend to say goodbye to the old school. Alumni from all graduating classes will be invited, and a yard sale will feature memorabilia from the school, possibly including old uniforms and pieces of the gym floor. The new school will be dedicated next May. Contact School Committee member Suzy Littlefield littlefieldMA@comcast.net or or teachers Jeanie/Brooks Goddard firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or suggestions about the “Turn out the lights” events.