Principal's Message

Dear Wahconah School Community,

I am very excited to be reaching out to you as Wahconah prepares to embark on its 58th school year! Mr. Steve Messina, our Assistant Principal, and I are looking forward to working with the staff, students, and families of our great school. One of our main goals is to keep our line of communication open as often as possible in an effort to keep you apprised of all of all of the wonderful happenings at Wahconah.

Wahconah Online

We offer several different “venues” to get the latest information about Wahconah:

The Wahconah Wednesday Message

We will also be sending you weekly email updates. We have received a great deal of positive feedback about this approach so we certainly intend to follow through with it again this year. In it you will typically find:

  • Updates on special events
  • Updates on PSAT, SAT, ACT, and MCAS testing
  • A monthly Parent Professional Development series
  • Wahconah School Building Committee updates
  • and more!

9th Grade Orientation

For the third year in a row, we will be hosting our 9th grade students for a special orientation on August 28th from 7:50-11am. The Class of 2022 will get to:

  • meet our Student Ambassadors
  • meet their homeroom teachers and get their lockers ahead of time
  • participate in an Extra-Curricular Fair
  • participate in a school-wide Scavenger Hunt
  • receive their free “Class of 2022” t-shirt

Buses will be available to bring them to and from school. Lunch will be provided.

School Advisory Council

If you would like to become even more involved and better informed, I encourage you to consider joining our School Advisory Council. SAC members typically meet with the Principal one Monday evening per month to receive updates regarding school activities and initiatives as well as review the School Improvement Plan. In addition, the Principal fields questions and listens to concerns from parents. The commitment is minimal (no fundraising). We appreciate parental input and feel as though it's vital to a strong school community. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me at arobb@cbrsd.org and I will respond to you as soon as I am able. I look forward to hearing from you!

Wahconah School Building Project

As many of you are aware, the voters of CBRSD overwhelmingly favored conducting a feasibility study of Wahconah in an effort to explore the possibility of a renovation or rebuild of our school. Since that time, the Wahconah School Building Committee has been working with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to follow through with that process. The School Building Committee meetings are open to the public, and once they resume later in September, we will be sure to let you know. If you would like to learn more about the School Building Project and the MSBA process, go to the CBRSD website and click on the “Wahconah Building Project” tab toward the top of the page. It is extremely exciting to be entertaining the prospect of creating a new and improved Wahconah to serve the students of our district well into the 21st century!

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Back-to-School Night – Tuesday, Sept. 18th
  • Daytime Parent/Teacher Conferences (district half-day) -Tuesday, Nov. 6th
  • Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences –TBD

MCAS Dates

  • ELA – March 26, 27
  • Math – May 21, 22
  • Bio – June 4, 5

End-of-Year Dates

  • Seniors' Last Day of Classes (half-day in-service) - Friday, May 17th
  • Class Night - Thursday, May 30th
  • Senior Assembly (Freshmen Trip) - Friday, May 31st
  • Graduation - Sunday, June 2nd

Anticipated 180th Day of School

  • Tuesday, June 11th
  • PLAN ON HAVING AT LEAST 5 MORE DAYS OF SCHOOL AFTER THIS DATE DUE TO SNOW DAYS; please plan ahead!

Attendance/Dismissal Reminders

Please remember that the proper dismissal procedure for ill students is for the student to go to the nurse first. The nurse will examine the student and determine whether the student needs to be dismissed. Mrs. Bushway will then make the call home if she determines that dismissal is warranted.

Also, if you’ve secured a last-minute doctor’s appointment during the school day, please call ahead to Mrs. Farley (our Main Office Administrative Assistant) so that she can prepare a dismissal for your student.

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up

Please remember that the driveway directly in front of the school should remain clear for school buses only during the following times:

  • 7:20-7:50am (morning drop off)
  • 2:15-2:30pm (afternoon pick up)
  • 3:15-3:30pm (late bus pick up)

Any parents/families dropping students off or picking students up can use the car lane which can be accessed by using the last driveway in the student parking lot. Please remember that school buses have the right of way. If a bus’s lights are flashing red, that means you cannot pass it regardless of whether it has a stop sign extended from it or not. Visitor parking is available directly in front of the building. Please note that parking around the inner perimeter of the driveway in front of the school is reserved for office staff.

New Staff

I would like to take a moment to welcome our newest staff members to Wahconah for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Laurel Bradley – Special Education teacher
  • Lindi Russell – Modern/Classical Languages teacher (shared with Nessacus)
  • Karen Scholz – Art teacher (shared with Nessacus)
  • Hilary Smith – Social Studies teacher
  • Stephanie Shafiroff - Counselor

We would also like to take a moment to welcome the Class of 2022 as they embark on the first of four successful years here at Wahconah. We are certainly looking forward to helping you learn and grow over the next several years. And congratulations to the Class of 2019 as they begin what I’m sure will be a memorable Senior year.

On behalf of Mr. Messina and the rest of the Wahconah staff, we are excited to be back and are ready to work with you and your student in the coming school year.

Sincerely,

Aaron M. Robb

Principal

 

 

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