Saturday, May 18, 2013
The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Weston High School.
The Weston - Wayland Relay for Life kicks off today at 11:30 a.m. at Weston High School. The fun-filled event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Soceity and its cancer research efforts. Are you attending today? If so, share your photos here by hitting "upload photos & videos."
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The event is part of Weston's 300th anniversary celebrations.
Weston will hold its 300 Field Day on Saturday, June 1, as part of the town's 300th anniversary celebration, according to an announcement. The event, to be held at Weston High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature an art show, live music and a film festival among other things.
Friday, May 10, 2013
See what's happening in Weston today!
Today's weather forecast -- 75 degrees and rainy. Stay up to date with Weston news with our free, daily newsletter. Weston High School will host a talent show at 7:30 p.m. The Watch City Festival will hold a kickoff party in Waltham today. Looking for a job in Weston?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Weston's Annual Town meeting begins on May 13.
With Weston's Annual Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 13, we're wondering, waht issue do you care most about? The town meeting warrant includes questions on whether to forbid bow hunting on town-owned land as well as whether to build a roundabout a Case's Corner. For a full list of the warrant articles, see here. Leave your comments in the box below.
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria it used leaves Weston High School off of the list. This, in spite of Weston High's No. 1 ranking in Boston Magazine's 2012 list of the top 20 high schools in Boston and the Boston suburbs. Weston High School also failed to rank in US News' top 500 high schools nationally. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Congratulations to the Weston High School wrestlers named Dual County League All-Stars for the winter 2013 season.
The Weston High School wrestling team placed four wrestlers on the Dual County League's 2013 winter season all-star list. The list features 48 wrestlers from throughout the league, and nine schools placed wrestlers on the list. Of those nine schools, Weston placed as many as or more wrestlers than four of the other schools. Weston's's all-stars are spread out across four of 14 weight classes. The full chart of all-stars is below with the Weston wrestlers in bold. WEIGHT CLASS - 106 NAME SCHOOL TEAM SELECTION BEN DEFRONZO LINCOLN SUDBURY FIRST ALEX MCNULTY CONCORD CARLISLE SECOND BEN MARSHALL BOSTON LATIN HONORABLE MENTION WEIGHT CLASS – 113 NAME SCHOOL TEAM SELECTION MAC HAMILTON LINCOLN SUDBURY FIRST TOM MCDONOUGH WESTFORD ACADEMY SECOND…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Weston boys' ice hockey team will take on Bedford Thursday in the first round of the MIAA tournament.
The Weston High School boys' hockey team earned a No. 8 seed in North Division 3 of the 2013 MIAA Boys Ice Hockey Tournament. The Wildcats will open tournament play Thursday night in Watertown against Bedford, a No. 9 seed. The puck drops at 8 p.m. The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 9-8-3 record. The winner of Thursday's Weston vs. Bedford game will take on No. 1 seeded Lowell in the second round on Saturday, March 2 at a to-be-determined location. Lowell had a bye for the first round. The full MIAA tournament bracket is available online.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
In a response to an "unruly" crowd at a Wayland vs. Weston hockey game last week, Wayland Student Press Network reports that more police than usual were on hand for Friday's Wayland vs. Weston basketball game.
A Jan. 30 hockey game between Weston and Wayland turned unruly when fans clashed outside the Rivers School rink where the game was held. Weston police officers responded to the school and dispersed the crowd, but the event has had some apparently lasting consequences for student spectators. On Friday, Weston High School Principal Anthony Parker read an announcement to students over the school's public address system that called the behavior at Wednesday's hockey game "appalling." "Our once healthy and innocent competition with Wayland has turned ugly!," Parker's announcement said. It was released via the town's listserv in addition to being read over the PA. "Fueled in part by Facebook, we have crossed the line separating appropriate and …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The annual rivalry swim meet brought out some athletic prowess and some generous hearts as well.
The annual Weston vs. Wayland swim meet was held on Dec. 21 at the Wayland Community Pool and showcased a number of firsts in this long time rivalry. The two teams are bigger than they have ever been before with almost 200 swimmers and divers on the combined teams. For the first time ever the squads were split and a junior varsity meet was held before the varsity meet. The JV meet gave many swimmers a chance to swim events they had never tried before, particularly in the 500 free and 100 butterfly. The intensity of the rivalry was displayed in the varsity meet with Weston taking the boys competition by a score of 94-87 and Wayland taking the girls meet with a score of 95-86. A number of new pool records were set demonstrating the high …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
But how does Weston's graduation rate compare to other communities nearby?
Massachusetts didn't make the top 10 high school graduation rates in the nation, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday, but Weston High School did have a higher graduation rate than the state average. According to the preliminary state-reported data, for the 2010-2011 school year Massachusetts had a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of 83 percent, which ties for 11th highest in the nation with six other states. Iowa had the highest rate at 88 percent. (See the PDF attached to this article for full results.) Meanwhile, according to the DESE website, for the 2010-2011 school year Weston High School had a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of 96.5, with male students graduating at …