Our regular round-up of the latest Wellesley, Mass., school news.
POSTPONED: Wellesley Creates coding event
This year’s Wellesley Creates event (formally known as the CreateAthon) will be held on March 28 from 9:30 am to 4 pm at Wellesley High School. This is a coding event for middle and high school students living or going to school in Wellesley, though no programming experience is required to participate.
The event, which is free, is held with support from the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF).
In the morning, participants will watch short videos in which members of the Wellesley community (such as local business owners) describe problems which an app could solve. Next, participants will attend four different workshops taught by professionals from Quickbase, a Cambridge-based coding platform, along with Wellesley High School students. These hands-on workshops introduce participants to essential concepts behind programming, such as ideation and coding through the use of MIT App Inventor.
After lunch, students will break into pre-set teams of four and work with a mentor to code their app and create a poster that outlines the app. Teams will then present their ideas to judges and compete for prizes. Last year some of the apps created were a door security app for WMS and a stress-free alternative to PowerSchool.
(Information provided by Sarah Tong and Christina Wu, marketing chairs)
Last School Committee meeting before Town Election: March 10
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30pm, JulianiRoom, TownHall, 525WashingtonStreet
6:30 PM – Call to Order
6:31 PM – Public Comment
6:35 PM – Recognitions
6:40 PM – Reports
7:00 PM – Consent Agenda
● Approval of Minutes: 2/6 and 2/11 Open Sessions, 2/25 Open & Executive Sessions
● Gifts Acceptance
7:05 PM – Action/Discussion Items 7:05 pm Kiwanis Gift
7:10 pm 2018-19 Nursing Activities Report
7:30 pm SWAC Update
7:50 pm Mid-Year Goals Reports
8:05 pm Sustainable Building Guidelines
8:20 pm Update on Student Opportunity Act Planning
8:40 pm ES Minutes: Review for Release
8:45 pm HHU Discussion
9:15 PM – Public Comment
9:20 PM – Adjourn
Gold medal for Wellesley High 2:00 Jazz Band
From WHS Band Director Steve Scott:
I’m thrilled to announce that the WHS 2:00 Jazz Band earned a Gold Medal at Tuesday’s Massachusetts Association for Jazz Educators (MAJE) Festival at Reading Memorial High School. Russell Hornung (trumpet), Alex Feinberg (drums) and Connor McDonald (trombone) were chosen by our judges for Outstanding Musicianship Awards. They performed selections by Miles Davis, Benny Carter and Cole Porter. At the festival, the band got a fantastic clinic with Nathan Jorgensen, jazz and saxophone professor at UNH. The 2:00 Jazz Band will once again advance to the MAJE State Finals at Oliver Ames HS in Easton on March 21. I could not be more proud of these outstanding students.
Centennial Youth Service Award application deadline is March 31
Wellesley coronavirus (COVID-19) central
Links to official Town of Wellesley coronavirus resources, plus Massachusetts Department of Public Health, CDC, Babson, Wellesley College, plus our past related posts. Wellesley coronavirus (COVID-19) updates.