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School Committee approves older students’ return to full-time in-person learning
Wareham Public Schools will bring its Middle School and High School students back for in-person instruction five days a week on Monday, April 26. A unanimous School Committee vote on April 7 confirmed that all of Wareham’s oldest learners will be...
Teachers, other staff can choose to sell their personal days back to the district
Teachers and other Wareham Public Schools staff members will soon have the option to sell some or all of their personal days back to the school district. In the hopes of minimizing the need for substitute teachers — who are in short supply these...
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Wareham Public Schools to receive $75k grant
Wareham Public Schools has been selected to receive a $75,000 grant award for After-School and Out-of-School Time Quality Enhancements, according to State Sen. Marc Pacheco’s announcement on April 6. According to Pacheco’s press release: “The ASOST...
March students of the month announced
Each month, the Middle School recognizes exceptional students. Desman Andrade is the fifth grader of the month for March. Desman’s teachers describe him as conscientious and hard-working, noting that he always comes to class and completes all his...
March Scotty Award-winner announced
Nathan Legg is the Scotty Monteiro Jr. award winner for the month of March at Wareham Middle School. “Nathan is a remarkably upbeat and cheerful young man,” said the school. “We can actually see his smile through his mask.” Nathan is described as a...
Young students return to school full-time
Wareham students from Pre-K through fourth grade returned to schools for the first day of their new full-time, five-days-a-week in-person schedule. Minot Forest Principal Joan Seamans said that the day was “awesome.” “It was great to see all the...
Student recognized for exceptional achievements
The Board of Selectmen recognized the many achievements of Cecilia Bottino, a senior at Wareham High School, through a proclamation. Bottino is a student in the top 20 percent of her class, and is involved in many clubs and activities. She has...
Wareham DECA students achieve success at state conference
Although the Massachusetts DECA State Career Development Conference was held virtually this year because of the covid-19 pandemic, Wareham High School’s DECA students still managed to impress competition judges and their peers at the conference...
Peep this: Chicks hatch at Wareham High School
Students in Culinary Arts teacher Joseph Breda’s classes have some unusually small, feathered classmates this spring: Chicks! Breda brought an incubator into the High School earlier this spring with fertilized eggs. The first chick, born on March 18...
School Committee approves teacher, administrator salary increase
At Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood’s request, the School Committee voted on March 25 to increase some teachers’ salaries — and some administrators have also recently had their previously-negotiated salary increases reinstated. The committee-...
School Committee evaluates plan to buy back staff personal days
To minimize the need for substitute teachers — which are in short supply these days — the School Committee is considering a plan to buy back teachers’ and other staff members’ allotted personal days for the year. “We’re really stressing the fact...
‘We’ll be ready to go’ for April 5 return, superintendent says
Wareham Public Schools will be ready to bring back its youngest learners for full-time in-person learning on April 5, according to Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood. During a March 25 meeting, Shaver-Hood told members of the School Committee...
Wareham Public Schools experiences slight decline in attendance
This school year, the number of students attending Wareham Public Schools has decreased by a little more than 100 students since the 2019-2020 school year. During the March 25 School Committee meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood...
Celebrating students of the month
Each month, the Wareham Middle School celebrates exceptional students. The fifth grader of the month for February is Nathaniel Rodriguez. “Nathaniel is a dedicated student who is kind and caring towards others and is always smiling,” said one...
New elementary school is nearly 70 percent complete
With January 2022 set as the target date for staff and students to move into the new Minot Avenue elementary school, the project remains under budget and ahead of schedule. Project Manager Chad Crittenden had only good news to share with School...
Pay increase approved for substitute teachers
Substitute teachers are a scarce resource for Wareham Public Schools these days, according to Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood. At a March 11 School Committee meeting, Shaver-Hood asked committee members to approve temporary pay increases for...
Older students set to return to in-person learning full-time by April 28
In accordance with recent state guidance, Wareham Public Schools will bring its Middle School students back for in-person instruction five days a week on or before Wednesday, April 28. Due to transportation limitations, the district will bring its...
Wareham schools prepare to bring some students back full time
This story has been updated to reflect new guidance provided by the state’s commissioner of education on March 9.
As students attended their first day of extended in-person learning on Monday, March 8, Wareham Public School District...
High school senior participates in international climate change summit
Proposing climate-conscious policies for a foreign country and coordinating virtual meetings across time zones — these were among the tasks given to senior Cecilia Bottino and her fellow attendees as part of an international climate change summit...
School district hopes to purchase new food distribution van with grant funds
The school district plans to purchase a new van for the Wareham Public Schools Food Service Department using $45,000 in grant money, as long as the purchase is approved at Town Meeting. “This is totally grant-funded,” Superintendent Dr. Kimberly...
Layoffs avoided, school budget ‘in good shape’
Although the school district continues to face many coronavirus-related challenges, Wareham Public School employees do not have to worry about at least one thing: layoffs. Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood announced the good news during the...
In-person school day extension to begin March 8
Starting March 8, students who attend Wareham Public Schools through the in-person hybrid model will spend full days in the classroom that are only slightly shorter than the pre-covid norm. Under the new plan, elementary school students will spend...
More than 1,000 food items collected for Middle School food drive competition
This story has been updated to include information about the winning cohort.
The moment Jackie Arsenault, executive director of Wareham’s Family Pantry at Damien’s Place, stepped into the Wareham Middle School lobby on Friday, Feb. 12,...
School committee discusses lengthening in-person school days
Wareham students will soon be spending more time in school buildings as officials plan to extend in-school time this spring. Over the past three to four weeks, Wareham has continued to see roughly 20 fewer cases each week. And school nurses will...
Students of the month announced
Each month, Wareham Middle School celebrates some of its excellent students. The fifth grade student of the month is Lucas Pittsley. His teachers describe him as kind, helpful, and motivated. “Lucas is a curious student who wants to know more! He is...
Scotty award-winner for January announced
William Gouveia is the Scotty Monteiro Jr. award-winner for the month of January at Wareham Middle School. William always completes his assignments, and attends Zooms and office hours where he asks plenty of questions. “He has a great work ethic and...
Students sweep DECA competition
A total of 25 Wareham High School students competed in the regional DECA Career Development Conference, and 96 percent of those students placed in the top ten in their categories. DECA aims to educate students who will become leaders or...
Flaherty will not seek reelection to School Committee
Michael Flaherty, the vice chair of the Wareham School Committee, announced on Saturday, Jan. 30 that he would not seek reelection in the upcoming Town Election. In his statement, he cited additional personal responsibilities that would prevent him...
Wareham Public Schools seeks input from public on new five-year strategic plan
Wareham Public Schools is asking for input from the public as the district begins to create its new five-year strategic plan. “We would greatly appreciate all WPS staff, Town Officials, Police, Fire, & Business Owners to reply to assist as we...
Wareham Community Associates announces scholarships
Wareham Community Associates, a business group with members from Wareham and surrounding areas, was founded in 1923. Each year, the group gives out scholarships each year to Wareham Students. Money is raised through an annual Lobster Bake, and, this...
Teaching history as it happens
For the past year or so, it has often felt like Americans are living through one historic event after another. Few people know that better than the Wareham High School teachers tasked with educating the town’s curious young adults. Between the...
SPEDWatch files legal complaint against Wareham Schools
SPEDWatch, Inc., a special education advocacy group, has filed a complaint with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education alleging that Wareham Schools used illegal language on forms related to Individualized Education Plans which...
High School works to renew accreditation
Wareham High School is in the process of renewing its accreditation, and Principal Scott Palladino reported at the Jan. 21 School Committee meeting that the first steps have gone smoothly. The school has been continuously accredited by the New...
Wareham High’s driver’s ed program continues through pandemic
Despite the pandemic, Wareham High School’s driver’s education program is busier than ever, reported director Tina Clark at the Jan. 21 School Committee meeting. The program has been in existence since 1999, and allows students to complete both the...
Historical Society awards student $1,000 scholarship
The Wareham Historical Society has presented Lukas Hunter Watkins with a $1,000 for his studies at Curry College. Watkins expressed his gratitude for the scholarship, and said: “As I mentioned today, my field trip and lunch on the town green is a...
Superintendent files discrimination lawsuit against town, School Committee
Wareham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Town of Wareham and the School Committee as well as individual committee members. She is requesting financial compensation and...
High school AV Club’s morning show evolves into live news show
When AV Club members at Wareham High School learned they would be unable to film their weekly show in their school studio due to pandemic restrictions, it’s unlikely anyone expected the students would turn their online-only Morning Show into a live...
High School students voice concerns about workload, taxing schedule
Two Wareham High School students, speaking on behalf of a larger portion of the student body, informed members of the School Committee that students feel overwhelmed by their coursework and are struggling with the demanding fully remote Wednesday...
New elementary school construction is weeks ahead of schedule
The elementary school being built on Minot Avenue is almost eight weeks ahead of schedule, according to Mark Adrean, one of the project leads from PMA consultants. “We’re going to try to hang onto that lead as long as we can,” Adrean said. During a...
WCTV to broadcast varsity basketball and ice hockey games
Wareham High School’s varsity winter sports games will be broadcast by Wareham Community Television. WCTV will broadcast girls basketball, boys basketball and ice hockey varsity games throughout the winter on the Education Channel (Comcast 97,...
Students of the month announced for December
Wareham Middle School has announced its students of the month for December. The fifth grader of the month is Ingrid Beaudoin. “Ingrid is a thoughtful, kind and generous student. She is detail oriented and creative with her art. Ingrid holds herself...
Wareham school administrators set goals for new year: improve remote instruction, support students
One after the other on Thursday evening, Wareham Public Schools’ four principals highlighted their schools’ achievements in 2019 and 2020 and began outlining their goals for the upcoming year. Facing added challenges because of remote learning amid...
Wareham Public Schools distributes nearly 400,000 free meals during pandemic
In 2020, Wareham Public Schools has distributed close to 400,000 free meals to children under the age of 18 in Wareham. The free meal distribution program was launched by the school district in response to the covid-19 crisis and is available to any...
Wareham High School winter sports to proceed — with covid precautions
Wareham High School will allow some winter sports — namely boys and girls basketball, hockey and conditioning and fitness — to proceed with a number of covid-19 safety measures in place. Principal Scott Palladino explained that it had taken a long...
School Committee approves budget, but more cuts are still to come
The School Committee approved a $30,703,073 budget for fiscal year 2022, which will begin on July 1, 2021. That’s a 4.14 percent increase over the current year’s budget — and $1.2 million more than the schools expect to receive in funding. Officials...
Junior ROTC cadet recognized by Board of Selectmen
Wareham High School senior Keegan Cahill, a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in the Junior ROTC, was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Board of Selectmen during the board’s Dec. 15 meeting. Cahill was recognized for his work as an honors student...
Wareham Middle School announces December Scotty Award winner
Fifth grader Chanche Andrews is Wareham Middle School’s December Scotty Monteiro Jr. Award recipient. The school described Chanche as “a remarkably sweet young man.” The school said he is inclusive and supports all his peers. Chanche is always...
School officials discuss dwindling budget
The Wareham Public Schools will be looking to make cuts as it’s unlikely that the district will have the same budget next fiscal year as it did for this year — and there’s a good chance they will need to make do with even less. Officials from the...
Wareham High School students attend Race Amity conference
Two seniors at Wareham High School recently spent the day attending a virtual conference on Race Amity titled “Reset to our Destiny - E Pluribus Unum.” Brooke Chandler and Henry Jones attended the conference, hosted by the National Center for Race...
November Scotty Award winners announced
Minot Forest Elementary School and Wareham Middle School have announced their Scotty Monteiro Jr. Award winners for November. Ava Ryan was Minot Forest Elementary’s Scotty Award recipient. The school described Ava as “sweet, kind and funny” and “...
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