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Welcome to Waltham Public Schools! We serve more than 5,500 students from diverse backgrounds with courses and activities designed to prepare them for success in the 21st Century. Our school system offers public education to our children while simultaneously enriching the quality of life in the community and offering a broad range of academic, artistic, and athletic options and opportunities for students. We strive to be the first choice of all families in the wonderful #OneWaltham community!

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Superintendent's Artist Spotlight
October 17, 2017
In Art Class, grade 5 students at Plympton Elementary School learned about the life and work of Edvard Munch. After looking at Munch’s painting The Scream, students were asked to create their own painting based on a “scream” moment in their lives. Eduardo S. has created a fascinating moment and wonderful interpretation of emotion. Nice work Eduardo!
Watch City Market Grand Opening
October 11, 2017
Waltham Public Schools and Healthy Waltham invite you to join them for a market-style distribution of assorted foods at no cost. The market is open to all students, families, and Waltham residents. Continue reading for more information about the Grand Opening, location, and registration for this wonderful community opportunity
Drug Take Back
October 10, 2017
On Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Waltham Police Department is participating in Drug Take Back. Take-back programs are a good way to dispose of old drugs. Learn more about this important initiative!
Letter to the Community with Important Information to Help Support Your Child
September 28, 2017
In an important letter to the Waltham Community, Dr. Echelson reaches out to share his confidence in the safety and security of our schools. In his letter, Dr. Echelson has outlined resources, tools, and information parents and guardians can use to support children who may be experiencing anxiety during this time.
Joint Message from the Mayor and the Superintendent
September 20, 2017
Mayor McCarthy and Superintendent Echelson have scheduled a citywide PTO meeting to discuss recent threats to buildings in our school system. Please read the letters below for more information about how the city and school department will engage with the Waltham community to discuss this important matter.
1:1 Chromebook Rollout Information for Grades 6-11
We are ready to begin the process of 1:1 Chromebook Distribution! We will roll out our new, touchscreen Chromebooks in three phases: (1) Paperwork Distribution, (2) Paperwork and iPad Collection, and (3) Chromebook Distribution. Please visit the link below for all information reg… Continue
We are ready to begin the process of 1:1 Chromebook Distribution! We will roll out our new, touchscreen Chromebooks in three phases: (1) Paperwork Distribution, (2) Paperwork and iPad Collection, and (3) Chromebook Distribution. Please visit the link below for all information regarding 1:1 Chromebooks 2017!
PlusPortal SignUp for Parents and Guardians
Attention Parents and Guardians! Have you signed up for PlusPortal access? To sign up for your PlusPortals access, please complete and submit the PlusPortal sign up form. You will receive a confirmation request email within one week of this request.

District Calendar All Events

Oct
25
Multicultural Potluck
Category District Master Calendar
Dates & Times 10/25/2017
5:00 pm -to- 7:00 pm
Location Whittemore Elementary School
Summary Multicultural Potluck and Book Fair
Oct
25
Collaborative Problem Solving
Category District Master Calendar
Dates & Times 10/25/2017
6:00 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location Waltham Library Lecture Hall
Summary Free workshop for parents with kids with special needs on Collaborative Problem Solving model of helping your child with Lives in the Balance. Presenter: Kimberly Doheny
Oct
27
McDevitt School Dance
Category District Master Calendar
Dates & Times 10/27/2017
6:00 pm -to- 9:00 pm
Location cafeteria
Nov
3
Fun Run
Category District Master Calendar
Dates & Times 11/3/2017
All Day
Location Stanley Elementary School
Summary PE activities in gym. Parents are invited.
Nov
7
Professional Day - No School
Category District Master Calendar
Dates & Times 11/7/2017
All Day
Nov
8
WSEPAC Meeting
Category District Master Calendar
Dates & Times 11/8/2017
6:30 pm -to- 8:00 pm
Location Waltham Public Library: Meeting Room A
Summary Waltham Special Education Parent Advisory Council

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