This week’s Wellesley Schools Roundup is sponsored by Dedham Country Day School. You are invited to come see DCD in action during Classroom Observation Day on Wednesday, November 13. Visit and get a sense of how DCD students learn to think creatively and critically. You’ll see that from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, kids are being kids — and being themselves. You’ll witness them tackling hands-on projects, collaborating, taking risks, solving problems, and most of all, enjoying their experience. Register here.
Dana Hall School Open House
Dana Hall School will hold an Athletics Open House for girls grades 5 -12 and their families on November 19, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Learn about the private boarding and day school’s athletic and equestrian offerings.
Tenacre School tours
Tenacre School will hold its weekly Tuesday tour on November 12, 8:15am – 9:15am. No reservation required, just come on by and see what makes Tenacre an exceptional place for your child to learn and grow. To learn more contact the Admission Office at 781-235-2282.
Wellesley High School quiz kids
A team of students from Wellesley High School has qualified to compete as one of 17 schools from across Massachusetts on Season 11 of WGBH’s televised academic tournament, High School Quiz Show. Tapings of the show will take place in January 2020 and tests students’ knowledge in math, science, civics, literature, history, current events and more. No stranger to the high-stakes Q & A contest, this will be Wellesley’s fifth appearance on High School Quiz Show.
Look for the show to premiere Saturday, February 1 at 6pm on WGBH 2.
Coach Carol Campbell says that “in September there is a trivia (literature/history/civics/
Schofield CARES with Fall Food Drive
Students and staff at Schofield School recently collected more than 33 bags of donations (see picture) as part of a Fall Food Drive for the Wellesley Food Pantry organized by our very own Schofield CARES committee. Schofield CARES is a PTO sub-committee who’s mission is to build community through families helping families. They organize and provide meals, rides, financial assistance, and gear to families who need it in our Schofield community.
WHS Fall Musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Boys Basketball (2 teams) – Grade 8
Girls Basketball (2 teams) – Grade 8
Boys Ice Hockey – Grade 8
Girls Ice Hockey – Grade 6, 7, and 8
Wrestling – Grade 6, 7, and 8
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Stuff that’s newsworthy:
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Dates such as for Back to School Night, meetings, etc.
Pictures of events that may not have been open to the public but that give people an idea of great things that are happening in your school, such as author’s visits.
Congratulations to faculty/staff who are retiring, or who are new hires.
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Hardy School second graders will take a field trip to the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston next week.
Schofield School is standing behind Team Skofield Spellarz as they prepare for the Wellesley Education Foundation Spelling Bee. The Bee takes place on Wed., November 13 at Sprague Elementary School at 7pm.
Tenacre School fifth graders recently launched their hot air balloons on Centennial Field and were cheered on by parents and other classes who came to watch the event. The students constructed the 3-meter tall balloons in class from tissue paper, glue, string, and a copper ring. This is a great example of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity, because it integrates so much content across those disciplines. Some of the concepts and skills that students are exposed to during this activity are metric measurement, proportions, building models, density, gravity, buoyancy, convection, engineering, and design. The balloon launch is by far one of the favorite Tenacre experiences and captures the imaginations of students.