Wellesley High School’s defending Division 2 girls’ hockey champs got a step closer to this year’s finals with a 6-1 win over Norwell on Thursday night that puts the Raiders into the semi-finals vs. Walpole at a time and place to be determined. WHS went up 3-0 through 2 periods, and while Norwell cut the lead to 2 goals in the third period, Wellesley extended its lead for the 6-1 final.
Thanks to Peter B. Lull for sharing these photos from the game, placed at Warrior Ice Arena, where the Boston Bruins practice. As you can see, there was a lot for the Raiders to celebrate.
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While all on-line tickets for Acastock are sold, 100 tickets have been held to sell at the door. Other tickets may be turned in at the door on Friday night. So if you want to come and check out Acastock, come to Wellesley High School on Friday night and get in line before 6pm to purchase your tickets.
Christie Yu, now a freshman at Yale, spearheaded a tutoring program last fall for Wellesley grade school students seeking to strengthen their math, reading and writing skills. Yu worked with her academic advisors to launch the National Honor Society tutoring program at the Wellesley Commuter Center, where she was a junior board member.
The program continues this year, led by other students. Wellesley Community Center Junior Board Member Charlotte Harrington has worked with fellow Wellesley High National Honor Society members Matthew Karofsky and Tristan Martello to continue the tutoring tradition.
Wellesley High School is investigating “an anonymous email using racist tones, language, and repulsive terms” that was sent to an African American teacher this week.
WHS Principal Jamie Chisum has written to families to notify them of the incident and to explain that the Wellesley Public Schools technology department, Wellesley Police Department and administrators have taken part in the investigation.
Chisum spoke to a couple of the teacher’s classes on Friday to tell them what happened, and plans to talk to the rest of the students on Monday.
He has asked parents and guardians over the weekend to talk to students about the incident.
“The teacher was shocked and hurt by the contents of the email and shared it with the department head who brought the information to my attention,” an outraged Chisum wrote.
There’s a move afoot in town to support funding in the proposed FY20 budget to pay for a director of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as additional staff to oversee such efforts. Some plan to attend an Advisory meeting at the Wellesley Police Department on Saturday, March 2 at 9am. The World of Wellesley has also been promoting a petition on this matter to be sent to the Board of Selectmen, School Committee and Advisory.