Monday, September 3, 2012
Share your favorite first day of school photo — old and new!
Is there a more-photographed event than the first day of school? OK, maybe weddings, but who doesn’t remember Mom making you pose in your brand-new outfit on the front steps of the house and offer up a big fake, summer-is-over smile? Patch loves the first day of school, and we want to share in your memories. And what better way to capture them than with a community photo gallery of our children on their first day back to school. It could be one from this year or 30 years ago! Upload your favorite first day of school photo to this article, and tell us in the caption what makes it special to you.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Wayland police will step up traffic enforcement to coincide with the start of the Wayland school year.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Wayland Police Chief Robert Irving provided the press release below. Police Chief Robert Irving advises Wayland residents that the Wayland Police Department will be conducting extra traffic enforcement patrols on Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 7, in conjunction with the beginning of the new school year in Wayland. These days will be “Slow Down Wayland Days” and all residents and commuters are asked to carefully monitor their speeds as they drive on local roads. The number one complaint that the police department receives from citizens is the presence of speeding cars, trucks and buses, especially on residential streets. Officers will be assigned to streets in the vicinity of the various schools in town and will be enforcing speed…
We've collected all you need to know for a successful first day of the 2012-13 school year in Wayland.
You have a lot to think about as your kids head back to school. Let us help. Checking the backpacks to make sure they're properly stocked? See the school supply link below. Wondering about bus routes. Yep, that's below, too. And, of course those all important first day lunch menus are there as well. If you know of something that ought to be on this list but isn't, be sure and add it in the comments. School Supplies: We've posted the lists and information that we've received. If you don't see your information in the linked article, your child's teacher will be able to provide details. Bus Routes: *These are continuing to change as more students request bus passes. These were current as of Aug. 31. HS and MS morning routes HS and MS …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
School's almost back in session, but were you aware of these state laws about school buses?
You probably know to be careful around school buses and school children, but here are a few Massachusetts' state laws about school buses you might not have known... #1. Everyone knows to stop when a school bus is loading and unloading passengers, but what you may not know is that if you don’t stop, you could get a ticket of up to $250. That fine can go up to $2,000 and a suspended license of up to a year for subsequent offenses. (MGL 90-14) #2. Oh, speaking of stopping behind a stopped bus, even fire trucks, police cars and ambulances with their sirens on have to stop until the passengers have been loaded or unloaded. (MGL 89-7B) #3. Tell your kids to sit down, because bus drivers can be fined up to $500 if they drive the bus when the…
As Wayland students prepare to head back to school, we're asking parents about their secret hopes for their kids this year.
Do you hope they score the winning touchdown? Do you hope for them to earn the right to play the solo in the band concert? Do you hope they have teachers that affirm their creativity (even if it is a bit extreme)? Do you hope for straight As? Do you hope they don't get hurt on the playground? Do you hope they stay out of trouble, make friends, embrace community service, balance school and a first job? Going back to school is of course an important season for students, but we suspect their parents are experiencing a range of emotions this time of year as well. Mixed up in all the school supply shopping, schedule arranging and forms to fill out, parents dream dreams for their children. Sure, some of those dreams are far-reaching and long-…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Have kids spread out in several Wayland schools? Here is your quick glance resource for first-day start times and school year schedules.
Wayland students, with the exception of kindergartners at the Loker School, will report for classes on Tuesday, Sept. 4. On the first day, most students will be in class for a typical school day, which means the times below are both first day and regular school day schedules (exceptions are noted). In addition, all Wayland schools dismiss early on Wednesdays. Those times are also noted below. (Editor's Note: The start time for Wayland Middle School was incorrectly listed as 7:45 a.m. The start time is 7:35 a.m.) Loker School - Students report on Sept. 6 Claypit Hill and Happy Hollow - Students report on Sept. 4 Wayland Middle School - Students report on Sept. 4 Wayland High School - Students report on Sept. 4
Sunday, August 26, 2012
In a matter of days the 2012-13 Wayland school year will get started. Here's how to make sure your kiddos find the right bus.
Update (Aug. 31): These routes are continuing to change as more students request bus passes. We have updated the included routes with the most current as of Aug. 31. They will likely change again after school begins. The bus routes for all Wayland Public Schools are now available and there are some significant changes from years past. In particular, kindergarten students heading to Loker School will be riding a dedicated bus for the first time. The change is intended to cut down on the time students have to spend on the bus and will also provide more efficiencies for the bus routes on a whole. The attached PDFs are separated into morning and afternoon routes for each school. The exception is the Wayland Middle School and Wayland High …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Students head back to school soon, so make sure what they bring keeps them body and mind sharp during the day.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Kathleen Parente.) When packing a healthy lunch, try choosing from the rainbow of foods in your supermarket’s produce department. Include foods that are red (red peppers, apples, tomatoes), orange (carrots, peaches), green (salad, celery sticks) and choose foods from the different food groups. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded in 2005 with the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, suggests including one serving of vegetables or salad and one serving of fruit (fresh, canned or dried all count); one serving of a low-fat or fat-free milk or dairy item such as a low-fat cheese stick, a yogurt cup, or some cottage cheese; plus one serving of meat, chicken…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sixth graders will receive an early chance to get to know Wayland Middle School.
Wayland Middle School's rising sixth graders will have a chance to preview their new school during an orientation event on Thursday, Aug. 30. Sixth Grade Orientation Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, and bus service will be provided for both travel to and from WMS. On Aug. 30, buses will operate on modified schedules with the first stop for pickup on all routes occuring at 8:15 a.m. There are no scheduled stop times for Orientation Day, so students should be at their stops based upon that 8:15 start time. Buses will drop students off along the same route that afternoon, and drop-off times will be based upon the noon dismissal time and the number of students riding the bus. No bus passes are required for Orientation Day. The routes …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Kids across the country are heading back to school, so here is a reminder for motorists to be extra careful on the roads – especially in residential neighborhoods and school zones. Parents also should review with children basic safety rules for walking.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following tips are courtesy of Amica Insurance.) As summer winds down, kids across the country are heading back to school. So Amica Insurance reminds everyone to be extra careful on the roads and offers some simple tips for parents and motorists to help keep children safe. “Many children will be going to school for the first time, so they may not be careful when crossing the street or running to catch the bus,” said Vince Burks, a senior assistant vice president with Amica Insurance. “Older children know the routine, but may forget basic safety rules in their excitement to catch up with old friends or start classes in a new school.” That’s why motorists need to be extra careful, especially while driving in residential …