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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland Schools May Only See 2 Percent Bump In State Aid

Wayland Patch 2/23/20: Wayland Schools May Only See 2 Percent Bump In State Aid. Wayland is on track to receive about $5.3 million this fiscal year under the state’s new education funding formula, up just 2 percent from this year, according to preliminary estimates released recently by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

2020 Kindergarten Information is now available

The Wayland Public Schools have begun planning for Kindergarten registration for September 2020.  Letters have been mailed home to families with children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31. There will be a Kindergarten Choices and BASE Information meeting on Thursday February 27 at 7pm at Claypit Hill School.  The Intent to Enroll process begins on March 9.  More information is available on the WPS Kindergarten Information website:  https://www.wayland.k12.ma.us/district_info/kindergarten_information.

State OKs $1.2 Million For Loker School Roof Replacement

Wayland Patch 2/13/20: State OKs $1.2 Million For Loker School Roof Replacement. The Massachusetts School Building Authority on Thursday approved a $1.2 million grant for the town of Wayland to help fix the roof at Loker Elementary School. The Loker School roof is leaking and in need of a full replacement. The total cost of the project will be about $4.3 million, and Wayland residents will likely vote on a debt exclusion for the project on the March ballot and at the spring 2020 Town Meeting.

No more Pokémon trading at Wayland’s Claypit Elementary School

Wayland Town Crier 1/24/20: No more Pokémon trading at Wayland’s Claypit Elementary School. A new rule at a local elementary school has sent Pokémon cards to the principal’s office, after a school official concluded the trading card craze had disrupted learning.

Wayland HS Field Hockey Team Is Coed And Not Everybody’s Cheering

CBS Boston 10/30/19: Wayland HS Field Hockey Team Is Coed And Not Everybody’s Cheering. In the first round of the high school field hockey playoff tournament Thursday afternoon, Wayland beat Wakefield 2-1. And both of Wayland’s goals were scored by boys on the team.

Tricia O’Reilly is interim principal at Happy Hollow School

Wayland Town Crier 10/15/19: Tricia O’Reilly is interim principal at Happy Hollow School. During a recent School Committee meeting, Superintendent Arthur Unobskey said Tricia O’Reilly, most recently the elementary curriculum director for math and science, will serve as interim principal at the school. O’Reilly, who was in her previous position for nine years, was also a fifth-grade teacher for 16 years at Claypit Hill Elementary School.

Here are the 67 Mass. schools recognized for good performance

Boston Globe 9/25/19: Here are the 67 Mass. schools recognized for good performance. Happy Hollow one of 67 Massachusetts schools recognized for good performance, and one of only 24 recognized for “High Achievement”