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Welcome to Waltham Public Schools! We serve more than 5,600 students from diverse backgrounds with courses and activities designed to prepare them for success in the 21st Century. Our vision is to provide a world-class education to ALL students by developing their heads, hearts, hands, and voices, and to inspire them to become critical thinkers, problem-solvers, designers, builders, innovators and social entrepreneurs who make contributions to our diverse communities, nation, and global world. We strive to be the first choice of all families in the wonderful #OneWaltham community!

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Superintendent's Artist Spotlight
February 8, 2018
This month's Artist Spotlight features work by Eric, a 5th grade student at MacArthur Elementary School. Eric and his classmates closely observed and rendered each feature of their faces using mirrors, pencils, and 4"x4" squares of drawing paper. Students then constructed their faces by collaging the square studies, layering paper to create a contemporary self-portrait. Nice work Eric!
Superintendent's Artist Spotlight
January 7, 2018
Students in Grade 3 at Stanley Elementary School used oil pastels and mirrors, to create self-portraits holding their poses of “The Scream” by Munch. They worked hard to achieve the expression, as well as their skin tone. They then painted an anxiously perceived, “bloody sunset”. Keily's brilliant interpretation speaks volumes for her talent, and her work speaks for us all during this cold weather!
Waltham Public Schools District Improvement Plan Finalized
December 19, 2017
Dr. Echelson has released the final published version of the WPS District Improvement Plan, which outlines strategic priorities and initiatives to guide educators and the community for the next five years.
Superintendent's Artist Spotlight
December 11, 2017
Grade 8 Kennedy Middle School artists were tasked with creating design work through printmaking processes. They learned and used Relief Printmaking; Subtractive Printmaking, and Additive Collography Printmaking. Here you will find Lola's tranquil tree.
Waltham Schools Celebrate Computer Science Week
November 28, 2017
Waltham Public Schools are celebrating Computer Science Week, December 4th-8th, with Hour of Code celebrations and events that engage students in computational thinking activities. Waltham High is holding events throughout the week, from human PacMan games to Pizza Talks with computer science professionals in our community! Visit the WPS Computer Science website to learn more about the week's events, to volunteer, or to learn what's happening across our schools!

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Feb
20
WINTER VACATION
Dates & Times Starts: 02/19/2018 @ All Day
Ends: 02/23/2018 @ All Day
Feb
21
WINTER VACATION
Dates & Times Starts: 02/19/2018 @ All Day
Ends: 02/23/2018 @ All Day
Feb
22
WINTER VACATION
Dates & Times Starts: 02/19/2018 @ All Day
Ends: 02/23/2018 @ All Day
Feb
23
WINTER VACATION
Dates & Times Starts: 02/19/2018 @ All Day
Ends: 02/23/2018 @ All Day
Feb
21
STEM Camp For Middle Schoolers!
Dates & Times 02/21/2018
9:00 am -to- 3:00 pm
Location McDevitt Middle School, 75 Church St, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
Summary Open for Middle Schoolers!&nbsp;<br><br><b>You are invited to <u>apply to participate</u> in the February 2018 STEM Design Vacation Program. In this<br>program you will be expected to</b>:<br>1. Learn how to design and build electronic musical instruments.<br>2. Participate and work with your teammates.<br>3. Support and encourage others as they design their products.<br>4. Present and market your work to members of the community and your peers.<br>5. Be willing to try, experiment, try again, and try again.<br>6. Attend every day and support the work of your peers.<br>You will be notified by FEBRUARY 5, 2018 if you are accepted.<br><br><br><b><u>PROGRAM INFORMATION:</u></b><br>Dates: February 19 through February23, 2018<br>Location: McDevitt Middle School cafeteria<br>Time: The program will run from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM*<br>Cost: There is no cost to attend the program, though you will be expected to bring your own lunch.<br>*NOTE: You can show up at 8.30 AM and leave at 3.30 PM<br><br><br><br><b><u>To Apply:</u></b><br>English --&nbsp;bit.lv/fvp2018<br>Español-- bit.lv/pvf2018<br>Kreyòl -- bit.lv/fpv2018<br><br>CONTACT INFO<br>For more info, contact Fleather Metallides at<br>IHeatherMetal l idesfSwal thampubl icschools.orR or Dave Jackson<br>(Boston College) at david.iackson@bc.edu
Feb
21
No Trailblazer Meeting-Happy February Vacation
Dates & Times 02/21/2018
2:00 pm -to- 3:30 pm
Location Waltham High School, Waltham, MA, United States Teacher's Cafe
Summary Youth who lead the path of the Waltham Youth & Community Coalition (WYACC). WYACC is made up of: community members, school faculty, community organizations, parents, people who want to be a resource/mentor to you. Trailblazers are challenged to create a diverse and growing community of active agents of change. Leaders of TODAY; as well as, in the FUTURE!

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