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WMS ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ delights

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Clever and funny with memorable songs and dances, the Wellesley Middle School production of “Singin’ in the Rain” was an all-around crowd pleaser that drew lots of laughs, and even inspired a few in the audience to sing along to the familiar songs. “It made me want to do theater when I grow...
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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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‘High School Musical, Jr.’ on tap

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley Middle School is set to present Disney's "High School Musical, Jr." on March 21 at 4:30 p.m., March 22 at 7 p.m., and March 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. The show features two sets of casts, A and B, which gives student-actors more opportunities to act in featured...
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WMS puts on magical ‘Aladdin Jr.’

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“It’s not what’s on the outside, but what’s on the inside that counts,” said the Genie in the production of “Aladdin Jr.” presented by the 7th and 8th graders at Wellesley Middle School. This was a key message in the production, in which Myles Chandler, who played a robust Genie with great comedic...
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Spelling Bee delights town, raises funds

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy and Jessamy Harrington Last week, 55 teams competing in the Wellesley Education Foundation’s annual Spelling Bee at Sprague School raised approximately $62,000. Team Health Advances LLC, consisting of Melissa Lowder, Laura Gullet and Valerie Enriquez, took home the coveted trophy for the second time by spelling the word "adactylous.” They...
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WMS students present to seniors

Students from Wellesley Middle School recently shared some of their work with a group of seniors at the Tolles Parsons Center. The students presented videos they had created for a 6th grade social studies project on comparative world religions. Four student groups explained the guiding questions they formulated, the research they conducted, and the logistics...
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Wellesley Multicultural Festival expands worldviews

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter They are residents of Wellesley, but citizens of the world. On May 10, elementary school students from all of the town’s public schools took charge to bring the Wellesley Multicultural Festival to the community. “This is our first ever Wellesley Multicultural Festival,” said Rama Ramaswamy, excitedly. She had spent the last...
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Wellesley students make District Junior Ensembles

On Saturday, January 27, over 950 music students from schools across the eastern part of Massachusetts traveled to Needham High School to audition for the 2018 Eastern District Junior Music Ensembles. Students have been preparing for these auditions with their director’s guidance over the past several months. The Wellesley Performing Arts Department has announced that 43...
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Town Band presenting winter concert

The Wellesley Town Band will present its annual winter concert on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00 in the Wellesley High School auditorium. The current band began life five years ago as a group of 13 musicians under the direction of Henry Platt, then the director of bands in the Wellesley Middle School. Although retired from his...
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WMS to perform ‘Elf Jr.’

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"Elf Jr." is set to be performed at Wellesley Middle School from November 30 through December 2. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Raised by Santa at the North Pole, good-natured Buddy is filled with Christmas joy year-round, though...
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New school year, new beginnings

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Gone are the days of running through the sprinklers in the backyard and lounging around the house all day, and in are the days of jotting down notes in a spiral-bound notebook and hauling a stuffed backpack home every day. For Dover and Sherborn, Walpole, Medfield, Needham and Wellesley,...
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Students roll back to school

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Gone are the days of running through the sprinklers in the backyard and lounging around the house all day, and in are the days of jotting down notes in a spiral-bound notebook and hauling a stuffed backpack home every day. For Dover and Sherborn, Walpole, Medfield, Needham and...
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Yusuf Isaacs makes impactful graduation speech

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On June 20, five brave Wellesley Middle School eighth graders stood in front of nearly 2,000 people to deliver graduation speeches. While all five were well crafted, well written accounts of their time at Wellesley Middle School, one in particular stood out. After Yusuf Isaacs spoke, he received a...
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Inventing for Space at Schofield

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On Wednesday, May 3, Schofield Elementary students spent the day building space-themed inventions during the second annual “Day of Imagineering.” Students were challenged to design an invention for a planet having conditions such as high temperatures and a lack of food, transportation and breathable air. In preparation for a busy day of building,...
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Eighth grade chorus performs for B’s

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On Sunday, November 6, the Wellesley Middle School 8th Grade Chorus traveled to Rhode Island to perform “God Bless America” at the Providence Bruins game. Although the P-Bruins lost to the Scranton Penguins in a penalty shootout, the singers can claim their performance as a win. According to WMS Choral Director Lauren Connors, “The...
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Middle School presents Shakespeare evening

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Wellesley Middle School Drama is proud to showcase two Shakespeare plays, “As You Like It” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” in their production of “An Evening of Shakespeare.” WMS’ talented young actors and tech crew look forward to sharing this unique and engaging performance with the Wellesley community on Thursday, November 17 at...
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Wellesley’s Straight Outta School Sports offers fun

All Wellesley Middle School students are invited to have fun playing ball after school while building social connections, life and leadership skills. Enjoy free play and fun-filled, action packed games. WHS student coaches, DJs and announcers create energetic environments to be enjoyed equally by all. Seasons conclude with bucket tournaments to celebrate school spirit and tradition. Flag Football...
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Wellesley Middle School students present Artist Day

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The WMS held its second annual Artist Day this past week, a multidiscipline project highlighting experiences learned in eighth-grade English and history classes. For their English classes, each student completed an artist project in which they reviewed several artists, chose one artist to research in detail, and then created...
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Record attendance for Wellesley Teen Center

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On May 21, the Wellesley Teen Center, which has been a Wellesley institution for 31 years, held its annual fifth-grade-only event at the Wellesley Middle School. A record high 240 fifth graders were in attendance. The kids danced the night away to the music of DJRJ, played dodgeball, dolled themselves up at the...
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Wellesley Middle School Chorus sings at State House

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Wellesley Middle School Brooks Brothers and Song Sisters choral groups visited the State House last week to perform several pieces from their upcoming spring concert. On hand were Representative Alice Peisch and Senator Richard Ross along with Boston community members and State House workers who enjoyed listening to the...
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