The latest Wellesley, Mass., school news:
Inspire Wellesley youth—do a Seminar Day presentation
Seminar Day is a longstanding Wellesley High School tradition, a yearly event during which speakers from the community give seminar-style presentations to students on a wide variety of topics.
Doctors, athletes, dog trainers, politicians, police officers, hobbyists, and local news editors (to name just a few) have come to speak. The students choose where to go by interest and availability. The day is always a highlight of the year.
The only way the day works however is if Student Congress organizers get enough volunteers from the community to give seminars. This is a call for volunteers (or connections to volunteers) to help with this enrichment opportunity.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering to present at Seminar Day on March 6, between the hours of 8:30am and 11:30am (you can present during any or all of the three separate hour-long blocks), please fill out the google form so a Student Congress representative can contact you for more information.
School registration for little kids has begun
The Wellesley Public Schools Kindergarten online registration process for academic year 2024–2025 has begun for children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2023. Registration forms, list of documents needed, and general information here.
Questions regarding Kindergarten registration should be directed to the District Registrar at 781-446-6210 x5600 or email@example.com. If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, please contact the District Registrar to make an appointment to complete the process at the Central Office.
School registration for bigger kids starts in March
The Wellesley Public Schools registration process for academic year 2024–2025 for children grades 1-12 will begin on March 1, 2024. Registration forms, list of documents needed, and general information here.
For more information, please contact the District Registrar at 781-446-6210; x5600 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, please contact the District Registrar to make an appointment to complete the process at the Central Office.
Story Time Saturdays at Tenacre Country Day School
Three & four year olds and their caregivers are invited to “Sparkling Snow,” a thematic story time, on Feb. 10, 9am-9:45am, at the Tenacre Country Day School campus, 78 Benvenue St. Story time will be taught by one of Tenace’s pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first-grade teachers. After reading a story to the group, the teacher will lead an engaging, theme-based activity for the children.
Join in to read all about snow and make your own snowflake craft.
Story Time is free of charge, but registration is required to ensure that there are enough craft supplies for each child. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Delaney at email@example.com.
Upcoming important dates
School Committee meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30pm
Early Release Day, WMS and WHS
Wednesday, January 10
Elementary schools have early release as well, as they do each Wednesday.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 15
Schools and offices closed
More info. on MLK Day in Wellesley
Wellesley Schools vacation week
The Wellesley Public Schools will be closed for school vacation week starting Monday, Feb. 19. Classes will resume on Monday, Feb. 23.
Spring MCAS testing coming up, Wellesley High School
The upcoming MCAS testing dates have been announced. Test dates will range across the district, March 26-June 5. Students in grades 3-10 take the exam(s). All students take an English and Math portion. Students in some grades are tested on Science, Technology, and Engineering; Civics; and Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Tech/Engineering.