Superintendent's Message

The end of fall is fast approaching as 1st quarter report cards have gone home; daylight savings time for 2019 has ended; and all sports teams have completed their regular season games.  This year all fall sports teams yielded a successful season.  In fact, the Ware Golf Team won the Division 3 Championship with John Soltys taking the Individual Champion honors.  Making it into the post season, this fall includes the Girls’ Volleyball Team, Girls’ Soccer Team, and the Boys’ Football Team.  Lots of excitement to go around.  Congratulations to our student athletes!

For the first time, this year the district celebrated STEM Week during October 21st – 25th as students took part in Project Lead the Way’s Zero Waste Challenge.  At the end of the week, a few teams of students from Ms. Hawk’s and Ms. Davies’ classes attended the STEM Grant Challenge Showcase at Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College to present their work to individuals in the STEM industry.  This showcase provided students the opportunity to see themselves in STEM from classroom experiences to real world solutions.  The students had an outstanding day with a team from SMK winning third place for their Energy Waste Challenge and a team from WMS taking the first place prize in the same category.  STEM Week proved to be very successful for us.  We look forward to returning to compete again next year.

With the change in the season comes inclement weather, so please make sure your contact information is up to date to assure you receive any snow calls or delays on these days.  This information will come out on our School Messenger call around and the Ware Public Schools App along with cancellations and delays on WWLP 22 News and Western MA 40 News.

A major focus of all building administration is student attendance.  To ensure that students get the most out of their education, attending school is paramount in this effort.  Good attendance is needed for increased academic success as well as students increasing their chances of graduating.  Attending school consistently at a young age, as early as kindergarten, can have an effect on whether a child is reading competently by the end of third grade or not.  Establishing the skills required to be successful in schools are set early and can have a lasting effect on a child’s life.

With the holiday season upon us I would like to take this time to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season!!

 

Dr. Marlene A. DiLeo

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