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Wellesley spells victory U-P-H-A-M P-T-O

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter At this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition, the competition went on for so long that the event was forced to end on an eight-way tie when the organizers ran out of words that could challenge the young, elite spellers. This would not be an issue on Wednesday,...
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WEF plans 30th Annual Spelling Bee

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The Wellesley Education Foundation is celebrating the Annual Spelling Bee’s 30th Anniversary this year! The bee will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. at Sprague Elementary School. The bee features three-person adult teams who work together. Teams write their answers on an erasable white board, allowing multiple teams to spell the...
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Ten WPS staffers honored

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The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF), Wellesley College and the Wellesley School Committee honored 10 staff members who contributed 25 years of their professional career to the Wellesley Public Schools at the Chair Ceremony, held on March 14 at the Wellesley College Alumni Hall. “These dedicated members of our team have collectively touched the...
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Wellesley STEM Expo dazzles

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Education Foundation’s (WEF) STEM Expo 2019, which took place on April 6 at Wellesley High School, was the 4th iteration of what organizers have called "a labor of love.” The Expo was a collaboration between committed volunteers, community members, corporate sponsors, Wellesley public/private schools’ teachers and staff, exhibitors and attendees....
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Wellesley Creates success

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy One of the many ways the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) inspires the love of learning is by encouraging multiple levels of student-driven leadership. On Saturday, March 16, Wellesley Creates, run by Wellesley High School Computer Science students, brought together a mix of 80 middle and high school aged students -...
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‘Face To Face With Orangutans’ at Expo

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley STEM Expo 2019, part of the Wellesley Education Foundation, has announced that Dr. Cheryl Knott, Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Boston University and Executive Director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project in Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia, will be the keynote speaker at the Expo on Aril 6....
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STEM Expo to feature ‘Picturing Science’

The Wellesley Education Foundation Board of Directors has announced a featured exhibit for Wellesley STEM Expo on April 6. “Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies,” an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate...
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Resilience for Wellesley

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Resilience Project is an innovative initiative designed to promote the mental health and well-being of adolescents through school-community based support for students, parents, educators, counselors and communities. Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) and Wellesley High School PTSO, in partnership with Newton-Wellesley Hospital, have been working to put this collaboration into place. It...
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WEF grants over $250,000 to WPS

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Winston Churchill once said: "we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” In keeping with this sentiment, the Wellesley Education Foundation awarded the Wellesley Public Schools slightly more than $259,000 via their January 2018 grant cycle, announced a few weeks ago. A total...
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WEF ‘Rocks the Firehouse’

By Rama K. Ramaswamy When the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) decides to have fun, they "rock the firehouse" and fundraise in the process to sustain the non-profit's mission to foster innovation and excellence in the Wellesley Public Schools. Shani DeFina and Maria Chase co-chaired Rockin’ the Firehouse, an evening of music to benefit the WEF, which...
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Second CreateAthon a complete success

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By Rama K Ramaswamy The second Annual CreateAthon, a Wellesley Education Foundation event, was held at the end of March at Wellesley High School. The event was free due to generous sponsorship. At the CreateAthon, high school and middle school students who live or go to school in Wellesley were tasked to work in...
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WEF holds 2018 Chair Ceremony

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Every few years, depending on the number of awardees, the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) honors Wellesley Public School teachers who have dedicated 25 years of their careers to what Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Lussier called “most important of professions,” via the “Chair Ceremony.” This year’s Ceremony was held on...
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Wellesley set for CreateAthon

This year's CreateAthon, a Wellesley Education Foundation event, will be held on March 24 at the Wellesley High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wellesley High School. At the CreateAthon, high school and middle school students who live or go to school in Wellesley will work in teams to create an app from...
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Wellesley spellers raise funds for WEF

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy On Thursday, November 2, Wellesley spellers congregated at the Sprague School gym to compete and raise funds at the 28th annual Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) Spelling Bee. The bee raised over $60,000 in funds that will directly benefit education in Wellesley. The winning word for the championship round, after seven tantalizing...
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WEF Spelling Bee wordsmiths working overtime

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy As the community anticipates the 28th incarnation of the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) Annual Spelling Bee, casual observers might find themselves with a question: The WEF co-presidents are Erica Recht and Susan Ryan. The co-VPs are Maria Chase and Victoria Ostler. The 2017 Spelling Bee co-chairs are Eunice Groark and Rebecca...
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WEF holding annual spelling bee

The summer heat may be continuing, but Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) is looking forward to fall, and holding its 28th Annual Wellesley Spelling Bee — an adult spelling contest — on Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. at the Sprague Elementary School gym. Last year, 56 teams drawn from local businesses, community groups, PTOs, colleges...
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WEF Sustainability Challenge winners

by Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Education Foundation, Wellesley Green Schools, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, and heightened interest in renewable energy all sparked the Power To Choose Program to put together the Sustainability Challenge. WEF2According to Phyllis Theermann of Wellesley Green Schools and Sustainable Wellesley, “since...
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Community Investors hosts second Dodgefest

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Community Investors (CI) is a nonprofit with a mission to create “Positive Impactful Experiences (PIEs) that plant the seeds for mental and physical wellness and strengthen the emotional and social fabric of adolescents at a vital time in their lives,” as stated by co-founders, Joseph P. Roberts Jr. and Chris Cavallerano. As part...
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Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair addresses Wellesley

By Rama K. Ramaswamy A grant from the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) provided for a presentation by Catherine Steiner-Adair, including a signing for her book, “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age.” Dr. Steiner-Adair is a clinical psychologist, school consultant, author, and teacher whose professional life is devoted to working with...
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WEF sponsoring Steiner-Adair presentation

The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) will present “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age” on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium. The community is welcomed to join the WEF for an engaging evening with Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair. Through presentation and skits, Dr. Steiner-Adair will help parents understand...
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