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State of the Schools
Report
2009-2010
Wellesley Public Schools
40 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Bella T. Wong, Supe...
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the 2009-10 year in the Wellesley
Public Schools including highlight...
• In a challenging year of finance, with careful oversight and management, the School
Department ended FY20101
with an ope...
replaced at Fiske, Schofield, and Upham. Floor and partial ceiling abatement were
completed at Hunnewell, Schofield and Up...
• High School Principal Andrew Keough submitted a required follow up report by
July 1, 2009 to the NEASC (New England Asso...
SYSTEM TRENDS
Important to the quality of service offered through the Wellesley Public Schools is the adherence to
its cla...
Over the last five years, from FY06 to FY10, the portion of the budget related to Special Tuition and
Transportation has i...
ELA Math Sci & Tech Chemistry
Gr3 79 68
Gr4 78 72
Gr5 97 78 55
Gr3 71 71
Gr4 77 66
Gr5 91 79 58
Gr3 80 78
Gr4 85 62
Gr5 85...
Test Yr - 2010 Test Yr - 2009 Test Yr - 2008 Test Yr - 2007 Test Yr - 2006
Subject # Tests Avg # Tests Avg # Tests Avg # T...
2010 ATTENDING COLLEGE SUMMARY LIST
American University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Skidmore College
Babson College ...
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing Assessment (ACT)
Either or both of these tests are an accept...
Middle School Productions
“School House Rock”
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
“Perfect”
“Cases of Mistaken ...
High School Clubs and Activities
Academic Decathlon Literary Magazine
The Bradford (school newspaper) Math Team
Brooks Bro...
Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association
Concert Choir - Gold Medal
Keynote Singers - Silver Medal
Con...
High School Athletics
Boys Soccer: Varsity, JV & Freshman
Girls Soccer: Varsity, JV & Freshman
Football: Varsity, JV & Fre...
2009-2010 Varsity Records
League Overall
Cross Country Boys 6-5 6-5
Cross Country Girls 10-1 10-1
Field Hockey 12-2-1 15-2...
WELLESLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS
While class size is a vital factor to the strength of any quality educational program, t...
PROFESSIONAL STAFFING GUIDELINES
Elementary
Classroom teachers: The average class size at the elementary level is expected...
• intensity of service
• assessment time
• teacher consultation time
• parent consultation time
• crisis intervention time...
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State of Schools 2009-2010

  1. 1. State of the Schools Report 2009-2010 Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street Wellesley, MA 02481 Bella T. Wong, Superintendent
  2. 2. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the 2009-10 year in the Wellesley Public Schools including highlights, trends, and measurements of student performance and participation. The intent is to provide Wellesley citizens an overview and insight into the Town’s school system. It is our hope that the annual report will provide a baseline for the schools and the entire community of Wellesley to reflect upon in years to come. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR Personnel • Linda Waters, previously Pre-K-12 Director of Student Services in Franklin, was appointed Pre-K – 12 Director of Student Services succeeding Ellen Honeyman who had been an interim Director for two years. • Carolyn Markuson, a former school librarian and school library consultant, was reappointed Interim K-12 Director of Libraries. • Several new middle and high school administrators were appointed: Mark Ito, Middle School English Department Chair; and for the High School, Amy Anderson, English Department Chair; Debi Levine, Special Education Department Chair; Mike Reidy, Social Studies Department Chair; and Julie Trask, Guidance Department Chair. After full and exhaustive searches, each of these administrators was selected from among current Wellesley School Department faculty. • 36 new classroom educators were welcomed to the school district. • No contracts were up for negotiation this school year. Operations • The 2009 Spring Annual Town Meeting approved an increase of 3.1% for the FY10 School Department Budget. During the fall of 2009, projected State “circuit breaker” funding to be made during FY10 was dramatically reduced. These payments assist towns with a portion of the costs of educating children with special needs. The reimbursement rate for these costs above a certain per student threshold was reduced from the 70% level used to prepare the town’s FY10 budget, to the 40% level. The School Department used stimulus funds to make up for the shortfall in circuit breaker funding in FY10. Remaining stimulus funds have been distributed to cover other expenses in FY10 and will be used for certain projected needs in FY11 and FY12. • In the prior fiscal year, Governor Deval Patrick made three mid-year reductions to the FY09 state budget affecting local aid. There were no such mid-year reductions in FY10. However, funding to the METCO program was again reduced by another 5% after a year in which it had a 14% reduction in funding. Reallocation of METCO budget lines and additional support from private donors and the Friends of Wellesley METCO again mitigated the impact of these reductions for FY2010. These supports were critical to sustaining the METCO late bus and after school academic programs. A portion of federal stimulus funds was allocated to cover a small portion of personnel costs as a short-term solution for FY10.
  3. 3. • In a challenging year of finance, with careful oversight and management, the School Department ended FY20101 with an operational budget surplus of approximately $31,015. These funds were turned back to the town and reverted to the town’s free cash. • The School Committee and Town Meeting approved an FY11 operating budget in the amount of $55,031,413, which represents an increase of 3.3% over FY10. For the first time, the Advisory Committee provided the School Committee bifurcated budget guidelines. The guideline for the Schools’ general operating budget, excluding special tuition and transportation, was 1%. The Advisory Committee developed a separate guideline for the special tuition and transportation (ST&T”) portion of the budget, which includes tuitions for out-of-district placements, as well as the costs of the intensive special education programs run within the Wellesley Public Schools and the cost of transportation required for students with special needs. The Advisory guideline for ST&T allowed for an FY11 increase in the actual amount of lost circuit breaker funding for FY11 (projected to be $669,000) reduced by any stimulus funds that could be applied to the loss in circuit breaker funding (approximately $325,000 for FY11). After giving effect to those amounts, the permitted increase under the Advisory guideline for ST&T was $344,000 and the effective Advisory guideline for the overall School budget was approximately 1.5%. A level service budget would have required a 5.3% increase over FY10. However, the School Committee reduced the budget increase to 3.3% through favorable cost saving developments, significant expense reductions, removing from the budget library books and much of the funding for new technology, increasing fees, reducing high school dedicated busing, and implementing a new therapeutic program for students with intensive special needs at the elementary level. • The School Department’s FY09 capital budget did not provide sufficient funding for technology needs. Private donors, PTOs and the Wellesley Education Foundation came forward generously with funding for interactive whiteboards (SmartBoards) and document cameras (Elmos), bolstering what was then a minimal inventory of these items and impacting 33% of the classrooms across all schools. • The Town Human Resources Board engaged a consultant to review the structure and status of the Facilities Maintenance Department. As a result, a task force including members of the School Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the Superintendent and the Executive Director was convened to review the current structure and function of the Facilities Department. This work is ongoing. Building Projects • In the second summer phase of a three-year debt exclusion funded project to address infrastructure and building envelope needs in the elementary schools, boilers were 1 FY2010 is the fiscal year covering July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.
  4. 4. replaced at Fiske, Schofield, and Upham. Floor and partial ceiling abatement were completed at Hunnewell, Schofield and Upham Schools. Over the three-year period, refurbishments will include new roofs, boilers, windows, ceilings and floors; and asbestos abatement. • Additional middle school classroom space was created out of a computer lab and teacher meeting space displacing the district’s sole dedicated space for professional development and two department head offices. Additional laptops were purchased to mitigate the loss of the computer lab. • Renovations were successfully completed at the high school to address increasing enrollment. Five additional classrooms were created from conversion of the lecture hall while retaining a portion for the drama classroom. • Construction of the new High School began smoothly during the summer of 2009 with clearing and excavation of the site. The current school was opened on time with all satellite parking fully operational for staff only. Due to site constraints all student parking was eliminated. Anticipating an increase in drop off and pick up traffic and to encourage bus ridership, the School Committee increased the number of buses from 4 to 6, capped the cost of the bus fee to $250 (less than half of actual cost), and doubled the number of runs by adding runs at 8:30 and 3:30. Bus ridership, however, did not increase significantly and many students were able to find alternate parking spots located off of school property. By June 30, 2010 the steel beam installation was well underway. The project remained on time and on budget during this year. • A School Building Committee was formed to evaluate the options to address space needs to support the educational program for the projected enrollment growth at the Middle School. At the 2010 Annual Town Meeting, the Middle School SBC withdrew from consideration a plan to address space needs through modular classrooms on Donizetti Street. The SBC’s efforts to determine the appropriate space options continued through the summer with a goal of developing a solution for consideration at a 2010 Fall Special Town Meeting. Academics • The decennial review of the English/Language Arts curriculum was completed in 2010. The elementary schools continued implementation of a new math curriculum in grades K-2 in the 2009-10 school year. As a follow-up to the Performing Arts curriculum review completed in 2009, the Performing Arts Department continued working to revise written curriculum at all grade levels. • The elementary schools successfully initiated a three-day environmental education program for 5th graders at the Hale Reservation in Westwood, Massachusetts, to replace the program previously held at Thompson Island Education Center.
  5. 5. • High School Principal Andrew Keough submitted a required follow up report by July 1, 2009 to the NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) to summarize work to date and preparation to address recommendations received from the NEASC accreditation team the prior spring. As a result, NEASC removed the high school from warning status for curriculum. This was an unusually quick change of status after a period of just three months. Although many commendations were received in the areas of high academic expectations, core values, supervision and evaluation of teachers, use of technology to support the curriculum, and range of course offerings, the high school does remain in warning status for assessment and facilities. The next update due is the typical post two-year submittal due on October 1, 2010. • Virtual High School was fully launched at the high school this year. Virtual High School offers students the opportunity to take courses on-line for full high school credit in a broad range of subjects including introductory to advanced placement levels. Enrollment was lower than hoped this first year and changes have been implemented to support improvement for the FY11 school year. • Educators of the Wellesley Public Schools applied for and received $112,000 in grants awarded by Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF). These grants provided benefits across all grade levels. More details about the grant programs administered through WEF are posted at www.WellesleyEducationFoundation.org. Public Health • Working with local and state health and public health departments, the school year began with a great deal of preparation in anticipation of possible consequences from a recurrence of H1N1 flu outbreaks. Consistent with public advisories from the state, the Wellesley Health and School Departments prepared for in-school vaccination clinics. Due to an indeterminate flu vaccine supply, the clinics were delayed until mid-winter when the flu season was already underway. The flu season was significantly milder than anticipated and so the delay did not result in high absenteeism due to influenza illness. When the vaccine supply allowed for flu clinics to eventually take place, they went very smoothly although complicated by the processing of complex informed consent forms, double dose requirements for children below the age of 10 and short turn around times for set up at each school.
  6. 6. SYSTEM TRENDS Important to the quality of service offered through the Wellesley Public Schools is the adherence to its class size guidelines. Class size guidelines are: grades K-2: 18 to 22 students; grades 3-5: 22 to 24 students; and grades 6-12: 22 students. As of October 1, 2009, 6 out of 116 elementary classrooms were over guidelines. Overall, the School Department budget represents 45.7% of total Town of Wellesley budget for FY10; it does not include shared costs nor does it include the School’s portion of centralized facilities. The following charts depict budget increases and other tends over a period of time.
  7. 7. Over the last five years, from FY06 to FY10, the portion of the budget related to Special Tuition and Transportation has increased from 7.5% to 8.7%. STUDENT PERFORMANCE
  8. 8. ELA Math Sci & Tech Chemistry Gr3 79 68 Gr4 78 72 Gr5 97 78 55 Gr3 71 71 Gr4 77 66 Gr5 91 79 58 Gr3 80 78 Gr4 85 62 Gr5 85 73 52 Gr3 78 69 Gr4 89 61 Gr5 80 75 53 Gr3 75 67 Gr4 83 62 Gr5 82 77 37 Gr3 74 71 Gr4 92 84 Gr5 97 87 84 Gr3 76 70 Gr4 70 56 Gr5 95 94 73 Gr3 76 70 Gr4 83 67 Gr5 89 80 58 Gr6 92 79 Gr7 92 66 Gr8 96 73 44 High School Gr10 97 95 Not Administered 77 9/30/09 Middle School District MCAS 2009 School Results % Scoring at Advanced and Proficient Levels NotAdministered Not Administered Not Administered Not Administered Bates Fiske Not Administered Not Administered Not Administered Not Administered Not Administered STUDENT PERFORMANCE Students in grades 3 through 10 now take MCAS tests. The test score categories are Advanced, Proficient, Needs Improvement, or Warning across categories in language arts, math, and science. Students must achieve a score that is Proficient on the 10th grade tests in each of these categories to fulfill a state requirement for graduation. MCAS Not Administered Schofield Sprague Upham Hardy Hunnewell
  9. 9. Test Yr - 2010 Test Yr - 2009 Test Yr - 2008 Test Yr - 2007 Test Yr - 2006 Subject # Tests Avg # Tests Avg # Tests Avg # Tests Avg # Tests Avg Art History X X X X X X X X 1 3.000 Biology 43 4.357 40 4.275 91 3.659 61 3.902 54 4.056 Calculus AB 25 4.440 44 4.386 39 4.174 32 3.969 48 3.938 Calculus BC 19 4.632 18 4.722 22 4.182 20 4.550 20 5.000 Calculus AB (subscore)** 19-n/a 4.895 18-n/a 4.889 22-n/a 4.455 20-n/a 4.800 20-n/a 5.000 Chemistry 23 4.130 12 4.000 22 3.909 15 4.067 21 4.095 Comp Science A X X 15 3.800 X X 9 3.778 X X Comp Science AB X X X X X X 2 4.500 X X English Language 4 5.000 3 4.667 2 3.500 1 5.000 X X English Literature 8 3.875 9 4.556 7 4.286 11 4.000 16 3.938 European History 2 4.000 X X X X X X 1 3.000 French Language 15 3.667 12 3.833 20 4.050 14 4.071 13 4.077 German Language 12 3.917 5 3.600 26 3.769 24 4.042 8 3.500 Latin Literature X X 11 4.455 X X X X 1 3.000 Latin Vergil 9 4.444 X X 9 4.444 2 4.000 X X Macroeconomics 1 1.000 1 4.000 X X 2 4.000 X X Microeconomics X X 1 5.000 X X X X 1 3.000 Music Theory X X X X X X X X 1 3.000 Aural (subscore) ** X X X X X X X X 1-n/a 3.000 Nonaural (subscore) ** X X X X X X X X 1-n/a 3.000 Physics B 10 4.300 28 3.929 23 3.957 41 4.268 59 4.102 Physics C: Elect&Magn X X 1 1.000 X X 1 4.000 1 4.000 Physics C:Mechanics X X 1 4.000 X X 1 5.000 3 5.000 Psychology 114 3.814 129 3.806 123 3.512 112 3.696 139 3.849 Spanish Language 47 4.130 22 4.409 18 3.722 28 3.964 16 4.125 Statistics 102 3.651 137 3.569 110 3.518 79 3.367 96 3.458 US Gov't & Politics 1 5.000 1 2.000 2 1.500 1 5.000 1 5.000 US History 35 4.434 24 4.333 37 4.270 41 4.439 53 4.151 World History X X X X X X X X 1 5.000 TOTALS: 470 4.334 514 4.161 551 4.060 497 4.421 554 4.442 **PLEASE NOTE - subscores are NOT included in total test count & total test average Report Date 7/26/10 6/26/09 8/14/08 9/5/07 8/24/06 73.686 83.229 60.907 88.413 93.289 ADVANCED PLACEMENT A number of Advanced Placement level courses are offered through the high school. Students take a standardized test at the end of the course during May. Generally, a score of 3 or higher is a good indication of a student’s ability to do college-level work. Some colleges or universities will accept scores of 3 or higher to count as college credit.
  10. 10. 2010 ATTENDING COLLEGE SUMMARY LIST American University Hobart and William Smith Colleges Skidmore College Babson College Ithaca College Spelman College Bates College Juniata College St. Lawrence University Bay State College Kalamazoo College Stonehill College Bentley University Keene State College Stony Brook University Binghamton University Kenyon College Suffolk University Boston College Lafayette College Susquehanna University Boston University Lasell College Syracuse University Bowdoin College Lawrence University The Art Institute of New York City Brown University Lehigh University The Catholic University of America Bryant University Lesley University The College of Wooster Bucknell University Loyola University Maryland The George Washington University California College of the Arts Loyola University New Orleans The Juilliard School Cazenovia College Marquette University The University of North Carolina at Champlain College Massachusetts Bay Community College Chapel Hill Colby College Massachusetts College of Art and Design The University of Tampa College Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & The University of the Arts College of Charleston & Health Sciences Trinity College Colorado College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Tufts University Columbia University McGill University Tulane University Connecticut College Mercyhurst College Union College Cooper Union for the Advancement of Miami University, Oxford United States Naval Academy Science and Art Middlebury College University of Bridgeport Cornell University Mount Ida College University of California at Berkeley Curry College Muhlenberg College University of California at Davis Dartmouth College New England College University of Chicago Dean College New York University University of Colorado at Boulder Dickinson College Niagara University University of Connecticut Drexel University Northeastern University University of Delaware Duke University Northwestern University University of Mary Washington East Carolina University Oberlin College University of Massachusetts, Amherst Elon University Parsons School of Design, New School University of Massachusetts, Lowell Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-FL University University of Miami Emerson College Pratt Institute University of Michigan Emory University Principia College University of New Hampshire Endicott College Providence College University of Oregon Fairfield University Purchase College University of Pennsylvania Fisher College Quinnipiac University University of Pittsburgh Fordham University Reed College University of Redlands Franklin and Marshall College Regis College University of Rochester Full Sail University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University of San Diego Furman University Rochester Institute of Technology University of St. Andrews (Scotland) Georgetown University Roger Williams University University of Vermont Gettysburg College Saint Joseph's University Vassar College Grinnell College Saint Michaels College Villanova University Hamilton College - NY Salem State University Wellesley College Hampshire College Santa Clara University Wentworth Institute of Technology Hartwick College Savannah College of Art and Design Wesleyan University Harvard University Scripps College Wheaton College MA High Point University Simmons College Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  11. 11. Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Testing Assessment (ACT) Either or both of these tests are an accepted part of applying to most colleges for all our students intending to go to college. Wellesley High School keeps records only of the SAT. PARTICIPATION Almost as important as the traditional academic core curriculum is our commitment to educating the whole child with respect to the arts, fitness and athleticism. The opportunity to participate in these areas during or after school offers students unique opportunities to work with one another and to expand elements of intellectual curiosity and creativity across media. Middle School Clubs and Activities Art Journal Leadership Team Chess/Scrabble Math Club Community Service Newspaper Club Competitive Drama Performing Arts Culture Club Read A Movie Drama Club Science Olympiad Girls Engineering Sewing Girls Movement Stage Crew Green Team Tech Team I-Movie Yearbook Knitting Yoga Latin Club
  12. 12. Middle School Productions “School House Rock” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” “Perfect” “Cases of Mistaken Identity” Middle School Awards – Drama and Art Massachusetts Middle School Drama Guild “Perfect” Gold Medal, as well as three additional awards for acting and one for sound. Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards 12 Gold Key 12 Silver Key 13 Honorable Mention • The most awards by any middle school in the state • The most Gold Key awards received by any middle school in the state • The most Silver Key awards received by any middle school in the state National Scholastic Art Awards 2 Gold Medals (the only middle school in the State to receive Gold Medals) 1 Gold Medal Photograph winner was 1 of 50 Gold Medal winning artworks to be selected to hang in the Department Of Education’s offices in Washington, D.C. Middle School Athletics Boys Soccer Girls Soccer (2) Football Field Hockey (2) Boys Cross Country Girls Cross Country Boys Basketball (2) Girls Basketball (2) Boys Ice Hockey Girls Ice Hockey Baseball Softball Boys Tennis Girls Tennis Boys Outdoor Track Girls Outdoor Track
  13. 13. High School Clubs and Activities Academic Decathlon Literary Magazine The Bradford (school newspaper) Math Team Brooks Brothers Singers Moving Company Concert Band National Honor Society Concert Choir Orchestra Debate/JSA Peers as Facilitators Drama Photography Club French Exchange Pit Orchestra French Club Rice Street Singers German Club Robotics Team Gay Straight Alliance Science Olympiad Green Team Spanish Club Jazz Bands Song Sisters Key Club Student Congress Keynotes Wind Ensemble Latin Club Yearbook High School Productions “Anything Goes” (10% of the school participated and over 2,000 saw it) “Bludpayne, A Fistful of Bludpayne” Senior One Acts “Metamorphoses” Footnotes Dance Review High School Awards - Music Berklee Jazz Festival 2:00 Jazz Band - Fourth Place As a result of winning first place in the 2008-2009 Festival, Greg Hopkins came to give a clinic during the 2009-2010 school year. Norwood Jazz Festival 2:00 Jazz Band - Gold Medal Massachusetts Jazz Educators Association Rice Street- Gold Medal 1:00 Jazz Band - Gold Medal, Districts, State Finals 2:00 Jazz Band - Gold Medal, Districts, State Finals Jazz Combo – Gold Medal All four participated in State Winners exhibition at the Hatch Shell Showcase in Boston
  14. 14. Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association Concert Choir - Gold Medal Keynote Singers - Silver Medal Concert Band - Silver Medal Wind Ensemble - Gold Medal String Orchestra - Gold Medal Advanced String Orchestra - Gold Medal Gold medal winners from above participated in exhibition concerts at Symphony Hall in Boston and at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. All-Region District Music Festivals Over 60 students passed auditions and were invited to participate (53 HS, 26 MS 7/8) All-State District Music Festivals 24 HS students were accepted and performed at the state Music Educators Conference All-Eastern District Music Festival (held in Baltimore March 2011) 6 HS students invited to attend for 2010-2011 school year. High School Awards - Drama Massachusetts High School Drama Guild “Bludpayne, A Fist Full of Bludpayne” competed in three rounds of competition against 112 schools from across Massachusetts. The final round was held in Boston at the Back Bay Events Center. The play won over 30 awards for acting and technical elements. It was ranked State champion at Finals and represented Massachusetts in the New England Drama festival in Falmouth Maine. The Wellesley High School Improv Troupe, Robot and the Ready Readies, took part in the Boston 48 Hour Film Festival. The movie they made in that 48- hour time period was featured in the Kendall Square Cinema in Boston. High School Awards - Art Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards 14 Gold Key 8 Silver Key 14 Honorable Mention 2 Gold Key Photography Portfolios 5 Gold Key Art Portfolios Tied with two other high school for the most awards received by a high school in the state National Scholastic Art Awards 1 Gold Medal: Jewelry piece 1 Silver Medal: Photograph 3 Teachers received Gold Medals for Excellence in Art Teaching from the National Scholastics Art Awards
  15. 15. High School Athletics Boys Soccer: Varsity, JV & Freshman Girls Soccer: Varsity, JV & Freshman Football: Varsity, JV & Freshman Field Hockey: Varsity, JV & Freshman Boys Golf Girls Golf Girls Swimming & Girls Diving Girls Volleyball: Varsity, JV & Freshman Boys VolleyBall Boys Cross Country: Varsity & JV Girls Cross Country: Varsity & JV Boys Basketball: Varsity, JV & Freshman Girls Basketball: Varsity, JV & Freshman Varsity Dance Team Gymnastics - Varsity Boys Indoor Track: Varsity & JV Girls Indoor Track: Varsity & JV Boys Swimming & Boys Diving Boys Ice Hockey: Varsity & JV Girls Ice Hockey: Varsity & JV Wrestling: Varsity & JV Boys Skiing: Nordic Girls Skiing: Nordic Boys Skiing: Alpine Girls Skiing: Alpine Baseball: Varsity, JV & Freshman Softball: Varsity, JV & Freshman Boys Lacrosse: Varsity, JV & Freshman Girls Lacrosse: Varsity, JV & Freshman Boys Tennis: Varsity & JV Girls' Tennis: Varsity & JV Boys Outdoor Track: Varsity & JV Girls Outdoor Track: Varsity & JV Boys Sailing Girls Sailing Boys Volleyball Girls Volleyball: Varsity & JV These are some significant program details of the 2009-2010 season:  Wellesley High School has 69 High School Athletic Teams  Wellesley Middle School has 20 Middle School Athletic Teams  Wellesley Public Schools has 89 Varsity, JV, Freshmen and MS Teams  Participation increased from 1300 to 1363 on WHS athletic teams  Wellesley High School had 775 students play at least one sport this year  Wellesley High School had 148 three-sport athletes  Wellesley Teams won 12 League Championships  Wellesley Teams won 2 State Team Championships - Boys Alpine Skiing and Boys Tennis  Wellesley Athletes won multiple State Individual Championships  Wellesley Teams won 2 South Sectional Championships. Boys Tennis and Girls Tennis  Wellesley Athletes won Individual South Championships in Golf, Boys Tennis and Girls Tennis  Wellesley Teams won 2 Eastern Mass Championships; Girls Cross Country and Boys Tennis  Wellesley won the BSC Girl's All Sport Award  Wellesley was named the District C Sportsmanship Award Winner from the MIAA  Wellesley Athletic Director was nominated and selected by District C for the Ted Damko Award. The recipient of this award is an athletic administrator having made significant contributions to the school, league, district and State  Wellesley will be presented a banner for MIAA sportsmanship during athletic competition
  16. 16. 2009-2010 Varsity Records League Overall Cross Country Boys 6-5 6-5 Cross Country Girls 10-1 10-1 Field Hockey 12-2-1 15-2-1 Football 9-2 9-2 Golf Boys 15-1 15-1 Soccer Boys 10-5-1 10-7-1 Soccer Girls 9-2-5 11-2-5 Swimming Girls 6-4 6-4 Volleyball Girls 11-5 11-5 Boys Basketball 9-7 11-7 Girls Basketball 16-0 19-1 Boys Hockey 11-4-1 14-5-1 Girls Hockey 9-4-3 11-6-3 Wrestling 2-9 8-12 Boys Swimming 0-5 0-7 Gymnastics 9-0 9-0 Boys Indoor Track 1-4 1-5 Girls Indoor Track 3-2 4-2 Baseball 8-8 11-9 Softball 4-12 6-14 Girls Lacrosse 15-0-1 16-1-2 Boys Lacrosse 13-3 14-6 Girls Tennis 16-0 17-0 Boys Tennis 16-0 20-0 Girls Track 5-0 7-0 Boys Track 2-3 2-5 Boys Volleyball 0-16 1-18 Girls Golf n/a 12-6 Sailing 1st place ___ ________________ 227-104-12 (.679) 276-135-13 (.666) League Championships Boys Soccer Co-Ed Skiing Boys Golf Girls Lacrosse Girls Basketball Boys Tennis Boys Hockey Girls Tennis Girls Hockey Co-Ed Sailing Girls Outdoor Track Girls Gymnastics
  17. 17. WELLESLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS While class size is a vital factor to the strength of any quality educational program, the single most important factor is the quality of the instructional and support staff. These charts are taken from our annual b budget book and provide an overview of staffing qualifications and staffing guidelines
  18. 18. PROFESSIONAL STAFFING GUIDELINES Elementary Classroom teachers: The average class size at the elementary level is expected to be 18 to 22 for kindergarten and grade one; 22 to 24 for grades two through five. Specialists: Staffing falls into three categories: 1. Those whose primary role is to meet regularly with classes for instruction. Subject Meeting Time Grades Frequency Art 50 minutes K through 5 weekly Music 30 minutes K/1/3 twice weekly 45 minutes 2/4/5 weekly Band 40 minutes 4 and 5 weekly before school Chorus 40 minutes 5 weekly Orchestra 40 minutes 2 through 5 weekly before school Fitness and Health 60 minutes K/2/4 weekly 45 minutes 1/3 weekly 30 minutes 5 twice weekly 2. Those who meet regularly with classes but whose role includes consultation with classroom teachers and operation management. Subject Meeting Time Grades Frequency Library 30 minutes K weekly 45 minutes 1 through 5 weekly No librarian should have more than 22 classes per week or less than 2 days per week in one school to fulfill the need for library management and teacher consultation. 3. Those who occasionally meet with whole classes, more often with small groups, but whose primary role is consultation with classroom teachers, introduction of new materials, modeling of new instructional approaches, and testing of students. Reading: 0.5 FTE minimum per school Special Education: Annual caseload Special educator: 1.0 FTE per 25 to 50 students Psychologist/School adjustment counselor: 1.0 FTE per 20 to 30 students Speech and language therapist: 1.0 FTE per 25 to 50 students Variables considered when determining appropriate number of students in the range: • teaching assistant availability
  19. 19. • intensity of service • assessment time • teacher consultation time • parent consultation time • crisis intervention time • ESL support • additional time for team leading, monitoring and out-of-district placement liaison work Substantially separate program staffing will be determined on the basis of legal mandates and cost effectiveness, such as, consideration of tuition placement costs, other modifications and staffing configurations available within our schools Middle School High School Art Digital art grade 6 & 7 grade 8 22 16 16 12 Business education 22 English grade 8 student load 90 student load 90 Family & consumer science Child development 16 16 22 Fitness and health grade 10 25 25 18 Classical/modern language 22 22 Grade 6 22 Grade 7 cluster (full) range 80 to 100 Guidance range 200 to 225 range 180-225 Industrial technology Design & manufacturing tech 18 16 18 Level 3 academic classes 15 Mathematics 22 22 Music/drama 22 22 Performing groups based on size and space available Science 22 22 Social studies 22 22

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