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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

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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Garden at Happy Hollow School in Wayland wins award

Wayland Town Crier 6/5/20: Garden at Happy Hollow School in Wayland wins award. Thanks to the efforts of Happy Hollow School second-grade teacher Deborah Niles and countless families, students and colleagues, the Happy Hollow School Garden won a Green Difference Award from Project Green Schools. Project Green Schools is an organization finding and supporting tomorrow’s environmental leaders today while developing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service.

Wayland High grades won’t count toward GPA

Wayland Town Crier 5/30/20: Wayland High grades won’t count toward GPA. The School Committee last week unanimously approved a proposal from Wayland High School administrators to not count this year’s grades into the cumulative grade point average for students. Transcripts for Wayland students, which will be seen by college admissions offices, will include letter grades for the first half of the 2019-20 school year, derived from the first quarter, second quarter and midyear exam. The remainder of the school year will be graded on a pass/fail basis, depending on whether students met or exceeded expectations on tasks at least 60% of the time. Students will earn full credit for courses if they pass both semesters.

School Committee Discussions:
May 20 (starting at 50:47)

May 27 (starting at 1:14:29)

WHS Orchestra participates in virtual masterclass with US Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra

Members of the Wayland High School Orchestras attended a virtual masterclass on Monday, May 18, 2020, given by members of The “President’s Own” US Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra.

MGySgt. Peter Wilson, violin and MGySgt. Aaron Clay, string bass, performed repertoire that they perform at the White House and for various diplomatic functions.  They discussed their backgrounds, careers, chamber music, arranging repertoire to suit the sitting president and first lady, as well as the wide variety of musical tastes of the administrations over the past 30 years.  They also performed some of their own duets and arrangements from their freelance duo, “Bridging the Gap.”
The musicians took questions from WHS students which ranged from dealing with nerves to whether politics played a part in repertoire selection.

Wayland Superintendent Arthur Unobskey to leave position in June 2021

Wayland Town Crier 5/8/20: Wayland Superintendent Arthur Unobskey to leave position in June 2021. The superintendent of Wayland Public Schools will leave his post at the end of the next school year. Arthur Unobskey, who has lead Wayland schools for three years, and the School Committee made the announcement in a joint letter to the community on Friday afternoon.

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:

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.