Good day!! It is hard to believe that as of January 23, 2015 we will have reached the half-way point in the 2014/15 school year!! With the holiday season upon us it is such a hectic time of year with school, work, after-school activities, holiday events and all the rest. Even with all of the distractions we continue to stay focused on meeting the educational needs of all of our students!
At the start of the school year during the faculty and staff convocation presentation I spoke of the many AWESOME events that I witnessed over the summer months. At this time I can report that I continue to observe many AWESOME occurrences taking place on a daily basis throughout the buildings! Some of the many events included the following: ABC 40 Honor Roll Live, Winter Concerts, Veteran’s Day Road Race, Domestic Violence Task Force Blood Drive, Ware/Palmer Football Game, Harvest Bowl, Girls’ Volleyball Team Division III Champs, WMS Leadership Council Food Drive, Coding lessons & clubs and the list goes on!! Utilizing the Ware Public School website allows me the opportunity to share with you a number of these events. Please stay connected to the website to see what is occurring across campus!
As we move forward into the New Year the district is preparing for the upcoming state assessments of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) & MCAS. Performance-Based PARCC will occur in March/April and Year End PARCC will occur in May in grades 3-9 for ELA & Math. MCAS will be given in ELA, Math & Biology for 10th grade and in Science & Technology for grades 5 & 8. Click here for answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about the Common Core Standards and the PARCC assessment provided by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Dr. Marlene A. DiLeo