Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A Wayland Middle School teacher is the recipient of the 2013 Mary L. Johnson Travelship Award.
He didn't win the Super Bowl, but Robert Reddington is going to Disney World. Reddington, a 21-year veteran special education teacher at Wayland Middle School, is the 2013 recipient of the Mary L. Johnson Travelship Award. The award is given annually to a Wayland Public Schools teacher who "loves children, respects them and helps them grow beyond themselves." It is awarded in memory of Mary Johnson, a Wayland High School graduate who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988. The Johnson family established the Mary L. Johnson Travelship Award with the insurance money received after her death. "Every time I explain this award, they are just amazed," Superintendent Paul Stein said during the award …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
We have lunch menus for Loker, Happy Hollow, Claypit Hill and Wayland Middle.
Sunday, January 27
Students at Wayland's elementary schools -- Loker School, Happy Hollow and Claypit Hill -- will be served the following the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Jan. 28: Breakfast for Lunch Wholegrain French Toast Sticks Lite Jones Sausage Tomato Juice Applesauce Jan. 29: Wholegrain Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce Baby Carrots Pineapple Tidbits Jan. 30: Chicken Fajita Spanish Rice Mexicali Corn Orange Smiles Jan. 31: BBQ Pork Rib Sub on a wheat roll *Marinated Cucumber Salad Strawberries (Salad Bar at Claypit) Feb. 1: Whole Grain Stuffed Crust Pizza w/ toppings Fresh Caesar Salad Fresh Red Grapes (Salad Bar at Claypit) Also available: Tuna, Chicken Salad, Turkey, Peanut Butter, Cheese Sandwiches on Wheat Tortilla available daily. Bagel Lunch w/ choice of Cream …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
During their trip to Washington D.C., a group of Wayland Middle School students met a high profile politician.
Wayland Middle School students headed to Washington D.C. for their annual trip last spring. While there, the students had the opportunity to meet Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and pose for a photo with the Republican senator on the steps of the Capitol. If you have photos from the 2012 trip, please add them to this article. The more photos, the better.
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, June 7, 2012
Wayland Middle School applied to the program in order to fix the school's deteriorating roof.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority has accepted Wayland Middle School into its Accelerated Repair Program for a project to replace the middle school's aging roof. According to the MSBA website, the Accelerated Repair Program is "primarily for the repair and/or replacement of roofs, windows and/or boilers." Wayland schools submitted a statement of interest to the MSBA earlier this year, and the MSBA decided to accept the project into the accelerated program rather than the Major Repair Program. In April, Town Meeting approved borrowing $1.5 million for the roof repairs. At the time, School Committee member Barb Fletcher offered an amendment to that line item that would prohibit any expenditure of the borrowed funds until MSBA …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
School Committee members authorized several projects intended to make the schools safer.
The Wayland School Committee Monday night authorized the installation or upgrade of various security features at Wayland’s elementary schools. Public Buildings Director John Moynihan told School Committee members that he wanted to complete a project originally approved during the 2009 Town Meeting. The funds allocated for the project remain available. According to Moynihan, the 2009 allocation allowed for the replacement of locks at Wayland Middle School and the elementary schools as well as the installation of card swipe security and security cameras at the elementary schools. “When we started implementing it … the superintendent decided that he didn’t want cameras put in the buildings,” Moynihan said. The superintendent at the time was …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Wayland Middle School has been given the all-clear following a "low-level credibility" bomb threat.
Massachusetts State Police dogs found nothing amiss during their sweep of Wayland Middle School Wednesday afternoon following a bomb threat. Wayland Police Officer Tyler Castagno said a call came into Wayland Middle School Wednesday afternoon just minutes before students were scheduled to be dismissed. The caller, according to Wayland Superintendent Paul Stein, said he believed there might be a bomb in the building. Stein said the call had very low credibility, but "it's nonetheless a bomb threat," and it needed to be taken seriously. While the caller's name has not been released, Wayland Police Lt. Patrick Swanick said the caller did provide his name when he called the school. The call came in at 1:08 p.m., according to an email from …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Wayland Middle School takes a "Pause Francais."
The cafeteria a Wayland Middle School Nov. 14 featured plenty of food and laughter, but it wasn't a typical lunch. Instead, students, teachers and parents meandered through booths featuring research the students had conducted on the 22 regions of France and various Francophone countries around the world. Jada Williams, an eighth grade French teacher at WMS, explained that eight grade students presented the regions of France while seventh grade students researched the Francophone country for the Pause Francais (French Break) event. Around the room, cheese, baked goods and even chickpea salad (representative of Morocco, for which France once served as protectorate) disappeared from the tables in front of elaborately designed display boards …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
When school reopens, you can donate your extra candy.
When schools reopen after the snowstorm, Wayland Middle School will be running its second annual candy drive for the troops. Operation Gratitude was scheduled to take place Nov. 1-7, but has been delayed by the unexpected snow day on Nov. 1. When students return to school, they are invited to bring their extra Halloween candy to the front lobby between 7 a.m.-7:30 a.m.and deposit it in their class' container. The candy will then be shipped overseas to servicemen and women. If a class reaches the minimum goal, everyone in the grade will receive a reward.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Wayland Green Team helped second grader separate their lunch scraps Tuesday during a pilot of the composting program.
Members of the Wayland Green Team Tuesday did their best to prove to second graders at Claypit Hill that one person’s trash can be a garden’s treasure. During the second grade lunch period, Green Team member Molly Faulkner stood with other members behind a set of three waste receptacles. From there, she explained to the attentive students that they should put different forms of lunch waste in each of the bins. One receptacle was for food scraps, another for recyclables and a third for trash. In addition, the polystyrene trays from which the children ate belonged in a separate pile altogether. With those instructions in mind, children walked their trays and brought-from-home lunch waste forward and listened as Green Team members helped them…