Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent’s 40 Kingsbury Street Bulletin Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481 www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/bulletins. Bella T. Wong Bulletin #37 Superintendent of Schools June 17, 2011 The Superintendent’s Bulletin is posted weekly on Fridays on our website. It provides timely, relevant information about meetings, professional development opportunities, curriculum and program development, grant awards, and School Committee news. The bulletin is also the official vehicle for job postings. Please read the bulletin regularly and use it to inform colleagues of meetings and other school news. HAPPY SUMMER!!!!! Dear Colleagues,Contrary to prior years, we have had an unprecedented number of snow days causing our last dayto be more delayed than in the past. But in some ways it has made the last days feel morereasonably paced. Can you imagine if school had ended on Tuesday? Well, ok, maybe youcould.The Annual District Goals Report was presented to School Committee Tuesday night and is nowposted on our website for you to view. There were 35 District-wide goals this year, and the reportis summative of the work done across the District. Highlights of the report include theachievement gap, technology, RTI, the Middle School project, the High School project and thebudget. I believe it has been an extraordinary year.I also had the privilege to observe several wonderful end-of-year assemblies and retirementrecognitions in these last weeks. I was moved by the many heartfelt expressions of love andrespect for one another and parting colleagues.So another year has drawn to an end, and I hope you think it was a good year for you and yourstudents. I continue to be as proud as ever of your enduring commitment to the quality of yourwork and the passion that you bring to it.I hope all goes well for close of school. Enjoy the summer!
CONDO LENCES to the family of Michael Foley, long time custodian in the Wellesley Public Schools. Mike passed on June 13, 2011. Professional Development Registration is Open for WPS Sponsored Courses for June 2011 and FY12 See Course Listing at back of Bulletin For course descriptions, details, and registration, log onto WellesleyPD at: https://cfweb3.smartedu.net/wellesley/pd/. Contact Janice Gross with Questions***Please Note: Courses with less than a minimum of 12 registrants will be cancelled***ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION (WRSGROUP MASTERY) WORKSHOPDescription: Provides strategies to improve all aspects of WRS small group instruction through hands-onpractice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.Who should attend?: Teachers instructing WRS in a group setting. Wilson Trainer candidates.Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification or current enrollmentMaximum attendees: 30Date: June 30 and July 1, 2011 (Wellesley location to be announced)Materials required: WRS Starter Kit recommended; handouts will be provided 2011 Summer Institute for Teachers: Forest Ecology Research in the Schoolyard See information at back of Bulletin 2
ELL Category Training The following ELL Category Training is being offered by WPS. To register for any of these courses, log into WellesleyPD: https://cfweb3.smartedu.net/wellesley/pd/ If you experience any difficulty, contact Janice Gross. COACHING POSITIONS Fall Season 2011 Assistant Coach - Football Head Coach – Varsity Field Hockey Winter Season 2011-12 Head Coach – WHS Dance Team Contact Athletic Director: John_Brown@wellesley.k12.ma.us 3
Wellesley Public Schools Positions Available 2011-2012 Anticipated Openings Wellesley High School Assistant Principal (Interim, One-Year Appointment)Reporting to the Principal of Wellesley High School, the Assistant Principal is responsible for coordinatingsupport services and supervising student behavior for one half of the student body. As a member of theadministrative team, the Assistant Principal assists in developing and monitoring the implementation of allschool policies for students, parents, and faculty. The Assistant Principal, under the direction of thePrincipal and in conjunction with program administrators, will supervise professional staff to ensure thehighest quality of instruction. Salary is in accordance with Unit B, Administrators’ Unit Contract. Pleasesend a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, and licensure by June 24, 2011 to SalvatorePetralia, Assistant Superintendent, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.District WideTeacher of Visually Impaired (0.6 FTE) Special Educator (1.0FTE) (Moderate) Skilled in(Search Re-opened) Math Instruction preferred High School (9-12)Elementary Chemistry/Physics Teacher (1.0FTE)Music Teacher (1.0 FTE) Guidance Counselor (1.0FTE) Chinese (0.8FTE)Middle School (6-8)Special Educator (1.0FTE) (Wilson Certification andexperience in Reading Instruction for Students w/Disabilities)Please send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure by July 1, 2011 to SalvatorePetralia, Asst. Supt., Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Actively Seeks to Increase the Diversity of its Workforce 4
Registration is Open for WPS Sponsored Courses for June 2011 and FY12 For course descriptions, details, and registration, log onto WellesleyPD at: https://cfweb3.smartedu.net/wellesley/pd/ User Name: The data to the left of the @ sign in your WPS Email Address (i.e., sam_jones) Default Password: wellesleypd Contact Janice Gross with QuestionsContent Based Courses Discovering the Artist Within – June 2011 and August 2011 Jewelry Explorations in Metal Clay – March-April 2012 Silversmithing 101 - October-November 2011 Fitness and Health for Life and in the Classroom – June 2011 Exploring Children’s Literature Through Genre Studies – June 2011 It’s all About Comprehension K-3 – August 2011 What is Happening to Boys and Literacy? – July 2011 Understanding Basic Statistics – September-November 2011 Teaching Science Through Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom – August 2011 The Use of Oral Language in Science and Literacy: A Natural Fit – February-March 2012 Modern Japan - March-June 2012ELL Courses ELL Category 1: Introduction to Second Language and Teaching – March 2012 ELL Category 2: Enhancing and Enriching English Language Learners in the Classroom – July and October 2011 ELL Category 3: Listening and Speaking Assessment of ELLs – October 2011 ELL Category 4c: Making the Connection: English Language Learners and Subject Matter Text July 2011School Safety School Safety: Bias, Bullying, and GLBT Issues K-12 – March-April 2012Special Education Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension for Children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Part 1 – July 2011 Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension for Children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Part 2 – July 2011 Full CPI Training – October 2011 CPI Refresher Training – November 2011 CPI Refresher Training – March 2012 Full CPI Training – June 2012 1
Special Education Seminars – September – October 2011 The Special Education Journey – September 2011 Special Education Eligibility – Who’s in? Who’s Out? – October 2011 Accommodations and Modifications – Who, What, When, Where, and How? – October 2011 Bullying and Students with Disabilities – October 2011 Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities Age 14+ - October 2011 Teaching Strategies and Assessment Instruction for All with Louise Thompson – August 2011 – January 2012 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners with Louise Thompson – March-April 2012 Using Thinking Maps to Enhance Student Performance – June 2011 Using Thinking Maps to Enhance Student Performance – Fall 2011Technology Courses Using 21st Century Tools to Engage Students & Foster Collaboration: Blogs, Wikis, and Google Apps June 2011 Using the SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard in the Elementary Classroom – July 2011 Using the SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard in the Secondary Classroom – March-April 2012Teaching with Technology Courses (TWT) SUMMER 2011 TWT Courses Advanced SMART Board for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Students and Formative Assessment - June Communicating with Parents and Students Using FirstClass Websites – June Advanced SMART Board for Elementary Teachers: Adding Interactivity to Your SMART Notebooks and Other Advanced Features - June Make FirstClass Work for You - June Introduction to SMART Board and SMART Notebook - August Advanced SMART Board for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Students and Formative Assessment August Advanced SMART Board for Elementary Teachers: Adding Interactivity to Your SMART Notebooks and Other Advanced Features - August Communicating with Parents and Students Using FirstClass Websites – August Collaborating Online with Blogs, Wikis, and More - August Building 21st Century Skills with Google Apps - August FALL 2011 TWT COURSES Engaging Students Using Discovery Education Streaming Video - September Making the Transition from Appleworks to Word - September Introduction to SMART Board and SMART Notebook - October Advanced SMART Board for Elementary Teachers: Adding Interactivity to Your SMART Notebooks and Other Advanced Features - October Advanced SMART Board for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Students and Formative Assessment - October SPRING 2012 TWT COURSES Introduction to SMART Board and SMART Notebook - March Advanced SMART Board for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Students and Formative Assessment - March Advanced SMART Board for Elementary Teachers: Adding Interactivity to Your SMART Notebooks and Other Advanced Features - March Make FirstClass Work for You - March 2