Superintendent's Bulletin 6-3-11

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Superintendent's Bulletin 6-3-11

  1. 1. Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent’s 40 Kingsbury Street Bulletin Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481 www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/bulletins. Bella T. Wong Bulletin #35 Superintendent of Schools June 3, 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.,   CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WHS CLASS OF 2011!!!!!  It is graduation day! Congratulations to the Class of 2011. Any educator is welcome to join us for the high school graduation on Hunnewell Field. There are seats designated for faculty or you may sit in the stands. Ceremony starts at 5 p.m. Enjoy the weekend everyone!. Calendar Fri., 6/3 WHS Class of 2011 Graduation Tues., 6/7 School Committee Meeting Tues., 6/14 School Committee Meeting Mon., 6/20 Last Day of School - Students
  2. 2. Professional DevelopmentADVANCED 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 WellesleyPD Launched!WellesleyPD was launched on Monday, May 2, 2011. If you have not already done so, please log onand change the default password to one of your choosing. All courses for June 2011 and the 2011-2012 school year are posted on the WellesleyPD website. Registration for courses will be donethrough only through this site. https://cfweb3.smartedu.net/wellesley/pd/ Please contact Janice Grossif you have questions.***Please Note: Courses with less than a minimum of 12 registrants will be cancelled***ELL Category TrainingThe following ELL Category Training is being offered by WPS. To register for any of these courses, loginto WellesleyPD: https://cfweb3.smartedu.net/wellesley/pd/ If you experience any difficulty, contactJanice Gross. 2
  3. 3. 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 2011 Summer Institute for Teachers: Forest Ecology Research in the Schoolyard See information at back of Bulletin  COACHING POSITIONS  Fall Season 2011 Head Coach – Varsity Cross Country Coach Assistant Coach – Varsity Cross Country Coach Assistant Coach - Football Head Coach – Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach – Girls Volleyball Winter Season 2011-12 Head Coach – WHS Dance Team Contact Athletic Director: John_Brown@wellesley.k12.ma.us Wellesley Public Schools Positions Available Immediate Opening Department Head for Special EducationReporting to the Middle School Principal and Director of Student Services, the Department Head isresponsible for the efficient functioning of the Middle School student services staff to ensure qualityprograms and to oversee the daily operation of the department. The Department Head is responsible forthe supervision and evaluation of Middle School special education staff in collaboration with the MiddleSchool Principal. The Department Head supervises the development of individual educational programsfor students with special needs and implements programs for parents that introduce them to availablestudent services and apprise them of the rights of their child to a free and appropriate public education.The work year is 209 days, in accordance with Unit B of the WTA Contract.Please send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure by June 17, 2011to Salvatore Petralia, Asst. Supt., Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. 3
  4. 4. 2011-2012 Anticipated OpeningsDistrict Wide Middle School (6-8)Teacher of Visually Impaired (0.6 FTE) Mathematics Teacher (0.5FTE)(Search Re-opened) (dual certified in Math & Sped preferred) Gr. 8 Mathematics Teacher (1.0FTE)Elementary Special Educator (1.0FTE) (Moderate)Literacy/Intervention Specialist (1.0 FTE) (WEF Funded Consultant, 1 yr appointment) High School (9-12) Chemistry/Physics Teacher (1.0FTE)ELL Teacher (0.8FTE) Chinese (0.8FTE)Please send a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and licensure by June 17, 2011 toSalvatore Petralia, Asst. Supt., Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.ElementaryElementary Library Teaching Assistant needed for SY11-12. Under the supervision of the Building Principaland Director of Libraries, the Library Teaching Assistant will assist the librarian and teachers with classes,manage circulation, collection and database; conduct inventory; order technology supplies; manage circulation oftechnology equipment; and ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the library. Salary: $17.88 - $21.74/ hr(FY 11 Rates).Reading Intervention Paraprofessional to work with first grade students. Knowledge of early readingacquisition is essential for this position. Onsite training provided. Mornings – 19.50 hours/week. Salary $22.53 -$27.39/hr. (salary will be increased when FY12 salaries are voted). Not a benefit-eligible position.Reading Intervention Paraprofessional to work with first grade students. Knowledge of early readingacquisition is essential for this position. Onsite training provided. Mornings: 16.25 hours/week. Salary $22.53 -$27.39/hr. (salary will be increased when FY 12 salaries are voted). Not a benefit-eligible position.High School1.0FTE High School Library Teaching Assistant needed for SY11-12. Under the supervision of the BuildingPrincipal and the Director of Libraries, the Instructional Library Assistant is responsible for performing technicaltasks as well as positively interacting with students, faculty, and staff to ensure the efficient and effective deliveryof information services; handling print and media circulation; operating, understanding, and demonstrating toothers the online library automation system; working to ensure student compliance with library policies andprocedures, and providing routine assistance to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the library.Salary: $17.88 - $21.74/hr (FY11 Rates).Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Personnel@wellesley.k12.ma.us or mail toPersonnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. 4
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