Saturday, April 20, 2013
The changes go into effect April 22 and will remain in place throughout the rest of the school year.
Parents who drop off their children at Weston Middle School should take note. The rear middle school driveway loop will be open to bus traffic only from 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m. daily. Automobile traffic will be restricted to the front drop-off loop. "This change is being made to accommodate a combined middle school and high school a.m. bus drop-off in the rear driveway loop," according to an announcement. This combined drop-off set-up was tested for one week in March and "is being re-instituted for future planning purposes, and to provide a larger data set for us to analyze," the announcement reads. This change applies to both parent and student drivers.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A test of a new traffic pattern possibility is being conducted Monday through Friday at Weston Middle School this week.
Parents who drop their middle schoolers off at Weston Middle School each day will be part of a test this week. From Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8, the rear driveway loop at Weston Middle School will be closed to automobile traffic from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. each day. According to an announcement from the school: This change is being made to accommodate a combined Middle School and High School [morning] bus drop-off in the rear driveway loop. The rear loop from 7 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. will be for bus use only. This change is being considered for future planning, and next week will provide trial run data for us to analyze. All automobile traffic must use the front driveway loop during the times listed above.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Two individuals have tested positive for pertussis (whooping cough) at Weston Middle.
Weston Middle School alerted parents Tuesday that two cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, had been confirmed at the school. Pertussis is a bacterial infection that is "often mild in older children and adults," according to the advisory sent to parents. The illness can cause "serious problems," however, among infants. The advisory goes on to explain that young children are generally vaccinated against whooping cough as part of their regular vaccinations, but that immunity wears off over time. "Health officials now recommend that adults and adolescents receive a Tdap booster vaccine to protect against whooping cough," according to the Centers for Disease Control. "It is especially important for those in contact with infants…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The students put whiteboard cleaner in a teacher’s water bottle according to reports.
Two Weston Middle School students have been disciplined after pulling a possibly dangerous prank on a teacher. The students put white board cleaner into a teacher’s water bottle, according to a Weston Public School notification on the Grapevine message board system. The teacher reported the incident to the school administration, and the students received “disciplinary consequences.” The post calls the incident an “ill-conceived prank” and went on to say the teacher was not harmed.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Weston Junior Broadway production, Asia Night and more.
1. Showers, clouds and temps around 52 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. TGIF and the weather forecast improves for the weekend! 2. There's a blood pressure clinic for seniors at the Brook School Apartments from 9:30 to 11 a.m. 3. Teens, you can check out a screening of "Hugo" at the Weston Public Library at 3:15 p.m. 4. Asia Night, including a badminton tournament (3:30 to 5 p.m.), is happening at Weston High School this evening. There will be entertainment, crafts and a dinner buffet until 8 p.m. 5. Weston Junior Broadway's "The Wizard of Oz" is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Weston Middle School. Read a blog post about the production here.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Frank will speak at Weston Middle School on April 2.
The following information is from the Weston Democratic Town Committee: Congressman Barney Frank will speak in Weston on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the Amy Potter Center, Weston Middle School, 456 Wellesley St. This event is co-sponsored by the Weston, Concord, Lincoln, Natick, Newton, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland and Wellesley Democratic Committees. Congressman Frank is the ranking Democrat of the House Financial Services Committee and co-author of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Congress enacted Dodd-Frank in 2010 to address practices and abuses that led to the catastrophic Wall Street crisis of 2008 and devastated the U.S. economy. Key provisions of Dodd-Frank keep lenders from making risky loans. The Act …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Weston Middle School also competes in tournament.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Editor's note: Contributed by The Meadowbrook School. Last Saturday, The Meadowbrook School of Weston hosted the Metrowest Regional MATHCOUNTS competition. “Mathletes” in grades six, seven and eight from 23 area public and private schools, including Meadowbrook and Weston Middle School, competed in the tournament. Meadowbrook’s math team finished in second place, qualifying them to advance to the state-wide competition. MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. Each competition consists of three rounds: sprint, target and team. The final round, known as the “countdown” round, is a head-to-head …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Fourth annual "Jazz Under the Stars" brings together Weston schools, community.
Editor's note: All photographs contributed by Kenneth S. Barron. Monday was a clear night on which the stars were shining brightly, and none more so than those in Weston Town Hall. About 150 residents of all ages turned out to watch and hear “Jazz Under the Stars,” a growing tradition that brings together four school jazz groups—the Weston Middle School jazz band, two Weston High School jazz bands, and the high school jazz choir—for an evening heralded by performers and audience members as a unique way to come together. Weston High School jazz director Patrick Dandrea said some 100 students from both schools practice several times every week in preparation for the event, which he called “one of our favorite nights of the year.” “It’s not a…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
School recommends expanding tablet rollout to seventh and eighth graders; funding scenarios presented.
The mid-year marks for the Weston Middle School iPad rollout are in, and while the positive feedback continues to accrue, questions remain on how to fund the initiative. The iPad initiative for seventh graders at WMS began last spring, when about 22 students used the devices for the remainder of the school year. The tablets were introduced to all students in October, when some 190 iPads were provided to students, with 35 going to teachers, funded in part through local budget and federal stimulus funds. A survey was recently given to students, parents and WMS faculty on the perceived usefulness and helpfulness of the iPads some 50 days into the rollout. Lee McCanne, director of technology and school libraries for Weston schools, gave a …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Fresh off Newbery win, prolific writer talks about the craft of writing (and other decidedly for-kids-only topics) with students at eleventh annual visit to WMS.
It’s not every day that a Newbery Medal-winning author visits a local school—which made Friday a very special day at Weston Middle School. Jack Gantos, prolific author of such perennial children’s favorites as the Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza series and many other novels and picture books, visited sixth-graders at the school for the 11th consecutive year, taking the time to visit with friends he’s made there over the years. “I think this is a particularly good school that clearly has a good English department and a thriving library,” Gantos said of his repeat visits to WMS. And just days before the visit, Gantos was named the 2012 Newbery Medal winner for Dead End in Norvelt, an autiobiographical middle-grade novel that the Association for …