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School Committee Meeting 01-20-2021
Posted on 01/15/2021
Targeted School Building Closure Guideline
Posted on 01/14/2021
2020-21 Holiday Letter
Posted on 12/22/2020
What a turbulent year it has been living through a pandemic! ​With the end of the year fast approaching I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year as I look forward with hope for a healthier future.  READ MORE...
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Pandemic EBT through School Year 2020-2021
Posted on 12/21/2020
Massachusetts is First State in Nation to Gain Federal Approval to Continue Pandemic EBT through School Year 2020-2021 More than 500,000 students will resume receiving P-EBT benefits in December  READ MORE...
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Quarter 3 ReEntry Form
Posted on 12/10/2020
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2020-12-07 Superintendent Letter
Posted on 12/07/2020
Good day! Hope this communication finds you and your families doing well as we work our way through these challenging times. I am writing to remind folks that for the District to continue to have in-person hybrid learning everyone must do their part to help in stemming the tide of this virus that is on the rise.   READ MORE...
Winter Sports Letter
Posted on 11/24/2020
I realize that there may be some confusion about the starting date for winter sports, based on what the MIAA released on Friday. The MIAA voted on Friday to allow schools to start practicing on December 14th. Our local conference voted last week to start January 4th  READ MORE...
2020-11-23 WJSHS Parent Meeting
Posted on 11/23/2020
2020 Holiday Travel Letter
Posted on 11/20/2020
As you think about your holiday plans, please remember that Governor Baker’s quarantine directive is still in effect for anyone traveling outside the low risk states.  READ MORE...
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Influenza Vaccine Reminder
Posted on 11/06/2020
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Fall 2020 Open House
Posted on 10/15/2020
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Quarter 2 ReEntry Form
Posted on 10/05/2020
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Letter from Dr. DiLeo 09182020
Posted on 09/18/2020
With our first week of school under our belts I wanted to reach out to provide an update as to how things are going. Click to download Family Letter September 18 2020.pdf  READ MORE...
September Letter from Dr. DiLeo
Posted on 09/10/2020
Good day! Hope this letter finds everyone doing well! As we prepare for the start of the 2020/21 school year much work has been accomplished to assure a safe return this Fall.   READ MORE...
Bus Routes 2020-21
Posted on 09/04/2020
Surviving the Pandemic
Surviving the Pandemic: Creating a New Normal
Posted on 09/03/2020
Are you concerned about how the pandemic is affecting your family’s social and emotional wellbeing?   READ MORE...
Posted on 08/27/2020
With the start of school right around the corner, we would like to remind parents that all students in grades K-12 should wear a mask each day. Students must have a mask on before they can board the bus. If available, please pack an extra mask for your child each day incase a mask gets torn or soiled.  READ MORE...
2020-21 Vaccination Requirements
Posted on 08/21/2020
Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, influenza vaccine will be required for all students.  READ MORE...
Community Forum Links and Times
Posted on 08/11/2020
Click HERE for the Community forum links and times.  READ MORE...
Parent Letter 08112020
Posted on 08/11/2020
Last evening the school committee voted to begin the school year in a hybrid learning model.   READ MORE...
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School Committee Presentation 08102020
Posted on 08/10/2020
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DESE Return to School Video
Posted on 07/28/2020
Please take a minute to view the following video from the Department of Education regarding the return to school this fall.  READ MORE...
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Return to School Plan
Posted on 07/27/2020
Please click HERE for the return to school plan.  READ MORE...
Survey 1 Results
Posted on 07/22/2020
Attached are the results of the survey conducted in June 2020  READ MORE...
School Committee Meeting 07222020
Posted on 07/22/2020
The Ware School Committee will be meeting July 22, 2020 and the meeting information is attached.  READ MORE...
New DESE Guidance for 2020-21
Posted on 07/10/2020
2020-21 Re-entry Parent Letter
Posted on 07/09/2020
​ Hope this communication finds you well! ​Not long ago I shared with you the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance. Since that plan has come out Ware Public Schools have been busy working on our reopening plan that reflects DESE’s guidance, along with the Department of Public Health/Board of Health, CDC, and Pediatric Association guidance. Knowing that students need to be in school for academic, social and emotional growth the District is working on the following:  READ MORE...
Ware First Student Bus Drivers Miss You
Posted on 07/07/2020
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School Reopening 2020-21
Posted on 06/25/2020
Today, Governor Baker’s office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released their initial guidance about reopening schools this fall. We applaud the level of thought and care that went into the development of this guidance, and share its goal of the safe return of as many students to in-person school settings in order to best meet students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.  READ MORE...
School's Out Now What 2020
School's Out Now What 2020
Posted on 06/17/2020
Parenting Teens and Tweens Amid Pandemic and Protests 
Update from Dr. DiLeo 06152020
Posted on 06/15/2020
Online Survey
2020-21 School Year Survey
Posted on 06/09/2020
Please click HERE to complete the survey. 
Community Letter
Posted on 06/03/2020
We recognize, with all that our nation and our world is struggling with right now, the importance of helping our learning community understand and process the events of recent days.   READ MORE...
WJSHS Personal Item Pickup
WJSHS Locker Pickup
Posted on 06/03/2020
DESE Letter to Families about Remote Learning
Posted on 05/27/2020
Click here to view a letter from the Department of Education about remote learning.  READ MORE...
Clinical Team
Clinical Team
Posted on 05/20/2020
Update from Dr. DiLeo 05192020
Posted on 05/19/2020
Personal Item Pick Up Schedule
Personal Item Pick Up Schedule
Posted on 05/19/2020
Kindergarten Online Registration is now open!
Posted on 05/15/2020
2020-2021 Kindergarten Online Registration is now open! 
FY21 Proposed Level Service Budget
Posted on 05/12/2020
Download the proposed FY21 budget 
Update from Dr. DiLeo 05112020
Posted on 05/11/2020

Important Notice: Prom has been rescheduled to Aug 17 not Aug 7
Google Classroom Training
Google Classroom Training
Posted on 05/08/2020
Wednesday May 13th from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. E-mail lsteele@ware.k12.ma.us if interested  READ MORE...
Update from Dr. DiLeo 04172020
Posted on 04/29/2020

SMK Registration
2020-21 Preschool and Kindergarten Registration
Posted on 04/28/2020
2020 Senior Video
Posted on 04/27/2020
2020 Census
Posted on 04/24/2020
Ware Public Schools is encouraging all Ware residents and particularly Ware parents, to fill out the 2020 Census. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.   READ MORE...
Teens, Tweens, & Quarantines
Posted on 04/23/2020
Teens, Tweens, & Quarantines is a presentation for parents focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our children. This forum will address the teen/tween brain, explain why this pandemic is so difficult for this age group, identify the process of loss, discuss issues related to independence, autonomy, and privacy, and offer suggestions parents can implement immediately.   READ MORE...
Update from Dr. DiLeo 04172020
Posted on 04/17/2020

School Calendar Survey
Posted on 04/13/2020
As you are aware, Covid 19 has greatly impacted our current educational model and our school schedule. the changes caused by Covid 19 have also led us to consider altering our school calendar.  READ MORE...
Update from Dr. DiLeo 04-06-2020
Posted on 04/06/2020

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WPS Remote Learning Plan
Posted on 04/05/2020
In order to comply with the extension of Governor Baker’s school closure, Ware Public Schools will transition into the next phase of addressing the distance between us through remote learning.   READ MORE...
Update from Dr. DiLeo 03302020
Posted on 03/30/2020

Stay Connected Internet Service
Posted on 03/27/2020
As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax.  READ MORE...
Update from Dr. DiLeo 03-23-2020
Posted on 03/23/2020

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Coronavirus Update 03-16-2020
Posted on 03/16/2020
As you have been informed, Ware Public Schools will be closed from March 16, 2020 through April 6, 2020 as a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. While standard general education and special education services are not required to be provided during this period of school closure, Ware Public Schools is fully committed to ensuring that we are providing you with the information and resources necessary to “keep learning alive,” as suggested by the Senior Associate Commissioner of Education, Russell Johnston.  READ MORE...
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Coronavirus Update 03-13-2020
Posted on 03/13/2020
After taking part in today’s conference call with the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) it was announced there was no mandatory closing of schools occurring at this time. Each school/district closing will be at the discretion of the district.   READ MORE...
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Coronavirus Update 03-12-2020
Posted on 03/12/2020
There are still no reported cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Ware or our schools. The superintendent along with Town of Ware Board of Health, MA Department of Public Health, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and MA School Superintendents are closely monitoring this evolving situation as we work to assure the health and safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff.  READ MORE...
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Coronavirus Update
Posted on 03/09/2020
Several parents have contacted our school offices in recent days seeking information about the Coronavirus and our preparedness. Please know that we have been following closely the updates and advisories from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding Coronavirus.  READ MORE...
Ware Junior Senior High School Opportunity Brochure
Ware Junior Senior High School Opportunity Brochure
Posted on 03/04/2020
Joe Coll
Teacher Feature: Joe Coll
Posted on 03/04/2020
6th Grade History & ELA Teacher  
Tips for Staying Healthy from Blue Cross/BlueShield
Tips for Staying Healthy from Blue Cross/BlueShield
Posted on 02/27/2020
Washing Hands
Dept of Public Health Advisory
Posted on 02/27/2020
Please see the following advisory issued by the MA Department of Public Health  READ MORE...
Katie Annunziata
Teacher Feature: Katie Annunziata
Posted on 02/25/2020
3rd Grade Teacher 
Grinspoon Award
Grinspoon Award 2020
Posted on 02/19/2020
Amy Oldakowski Receives 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award 
NHS Students Diaper Drive
NHS Diaper Drive
Posted on 02/14/2020
NHS Officers and Mr. Trzpit met up with Ms. Edie Kirk of the Diaper Pantry in town and were able to drop off multiple boxes of diapers and baby wipes to help support the local community in town.  READ MORE...
Regionalization Letter
Letter from the School Committee Chair Regarding Regionalization
Posted on 02/07/2020
Ware Public Schools Receives Grant to Support STEM Career Learning
Ware Public Schools Receives Grant to Support STEM Career Learning
Posted on 02/07/2020
Please take this quick survey
Posted on 02/07/2020
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Student Opportunity Act is making additional one time funds available to school systems like ours to support student learning.  READ MORE...
Selectboard and School Committee Meeting
Selectboard and School Committee Meeting
Posted on 01/13/2020
Presentation of the Ware Regionalization Report 
STEM Learning Labs
STEM Learning Labs
Posted on 01/05/2020
Ware Public Schools to Bring STEM Learning Labs to Middle School  READ MORE...
Title I Math Bingo & Fall Fest
Title I Math Bingo & Fall Fest
Posted on 11/05/2019
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Ware Middle School Embraces S.T.E.A.M. Related Program
Posted on 11/04/2019
Funding from a new grant will be invested in bringing Steampunkinetics, teamwork, and creative problem-solving workshops to students in Central MA  READ MORE...
Thunderbirds "Ware Public Schools Night"
Thunderbirds "Ware Public Schools Night" Tickets
Posted on 10/29/2019
Deadline to order tickets is Friday November 22nd 
"Cop-on-Top" Fundraising Event
Posted on 10/28/2019
Saturday, December 7th from 7:00AM – 7:00PM  
Start with Hello
Start with Hello
Posted on 09/26/2019
Springfield Symphony Hall
2019 Free Speaker Series At Springfield Symphony Hall. No Tickets Required
Posted on 09/17/2019
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Fact Sheet
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Fact Sheet
Posted on 09/06/2019
Open House Dates
Open House Dates
Posted on 09/05/2019
Paul Orszulak
"WARE" Are They Now? Paul Orszulak
Posted on 08/29/2019
Class of 1955 
Ware Public Schools Bus Routes for 2019-2020 School Year
Ware Public Schools Bus Routes for 2019-2020 School Year
Posted on 08/20/2019
Ms. KatieAnne DeMars
New Ware Middle School Principal for 2019/2020 School Year
Posted on 06/07/2019
Summer 2019 Feeding Program at WMS
Posted on 06/04/2019
The summer feeding program will be at WMS this summer  READ MORE...
Town of Ware Seal
Active Bystander Training
Posted on 05/16/2019
Quabbin Mediation will be here on May 21 at 10:00 a.m. to present the Active Bystander training and all that it entails.  READ MORE...
Mr. Eugene Rich
New WJSHS Principal for 2019/2020 School Year
Posted on 05/08/2019
Ware Public Schools is pleased to announce Mr. Eugene Rich as the new Administrative Leader for the Ware Junior Senior High School beginning with the 2019-2020 school year  READ MORE...
School Committee: Safety Links
Posted on 05/03/2019
School Committee: Regionalization Links
Posted on 05/02/2019
P.A.T.C.H. Program For Parents
P.A.T.C.H. Program For Parents
Posted on 05/01/2019
All services are free 
Ms. Nicholas’ 3rd Grade Class Biography Showcase
Ms. Nicholas’ 3rd Grade Class Biography Showcase
Posted on 04/29/2019
1st Annual Evening With The Arts
1st Annual Evening With The Arts
Posted on 04/25/2019
Tuesday, May 14th, 6-8pm 
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt WHS Gym
Posted on 04/09/2019
PreK Enrollment & Kindergarten Registration
PreK Enrollment & Kindergarten Registration
Posted on 04/08/2019
Early Childhood Education Program Informational Night
Early Childhood Education Program Informational Night
Posted on 03/26/2019
Boys Basketball will be playing in the Western Mass Championship game this Saturday, March 9th
Boys Basketball Playing in Western Mass Championship Game this Saturday, March 9th!
Posted on 03/06/2019
National School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/06/2019
Happy National School Counseling Week to all of our fabulous School Counselors across the Ware Public Schools District.  READ MORE...
Hiring Substitute Teachers
Posted on 12/10/2018
8th Grade Washington, D.C. Fundraiser
Posted on 11/27/2018
A poem of Thanksgiving from Ms. Nelson’s 2nd grade students Dane Dulak
Posted on 11/21/2018
Family Survey
Family Survey
Posted on 11/05/2018
The Ware Public Schools are committed to continuously improving the education provided to all students in our community. Feedback from parents and community members is a critical part of that process. With that in mind the district has created the survey below on a variety of issues in order to gather the perspective of the people we serve.  READ MORE...
New Ware Public Schools App
Posted on 11/05/2018
Download the New WPS District App in the iTunes Store or Google Play Today!  READ MORE...
Century 21st Community Learning Afterschool Program information packet and application for students in grades K-3
Posted on 11/05/2018
Seth Bourdeau
"WARE" Are They Now? Seth Bourdeau
Posted on 11/02/2018
WJSHS Class of 2018 
SMK's Month of September Video
Posted on 10/31/2018
Class of 2023 Washington, D.C. Trip Fundraiser Information
Class of 2023 Washington, D.C. Trip Fundraiser Information
Posted on 10/02/2018
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2018-19 DC Trip Signup
Posted on 10/01/2018
Click Here to Sign Up with Trip ID FQRSBM6252 For more detailed instructions and trip information, read the article  READ MORE...
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New After School Program Jobs
Posted on 09/18/2018
The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) has posted jobs for an after school program at the Ware Public Schools  READ MORE...
District Improvement Plan 2018-2021
Posted on 09/11/2018
FY19 School Budget
Posted on 08/29/2018
Click HERE to view the FY19 School Budget 
Ware Public Schools Bus Routes for 2018-2019 School Year
Ware Public Schools Bus Routes for 2018-2019 School Year
Posted on 08/21/2018
Special Town Meeting
Special Town Meeting - Wednesday August 15th at 7:00pm
Posted on 07/17/2018
Vote on Funding for the Accelerated Repair Program Schematic Design Studies  READ MORE...
FREE Virtual High School Summer Courses
FREE Virtual High School Summer Courses
Posted on 07/16/2018
Caedon Sawabi
"WARE" Are They Now? Caedon Sawabi
Posted on 06/11/2018
WJSHS Class of 2014 
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InForce 911 Safety Software
Posted on 05/24/2018
Ware Public Schools implements a new 911 notification system to speed up response time Westnernmassnews.com Story  READ MORE...
Ware EMT Course
Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) Training in Ware
Posted on 05/23/2018
Vape Cigarette
Dangers of Vaping
Posted on 05/21/2018
Ware High Sudents Stage Mock Accident on Distracted Driving
Ware High Sudents Stage Mock Accident on Distracted Driving
Posted on 04/25/2018
Story Courtesy of Western Mass News  
Mrs. Malin
Mrs. Malin receives Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, “Teacher of the Year” Award!
Posted on 04/24/2018
Tim Moriarty
"WARE" Are They Now? Tim Moriarty
Posted on 04/23/2018
Valedictorian of the WHS Class of 2004 
Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance Survey
Posted on 03/29/2018
Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance asking parents to fill out the following survey  READ MORE...
Criminal Justice Advisory Learning about Community Service
Criminal Justice Advisory Learning about Community Service
Posted on 03/23/2018
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2nd Annual WJSHS Talent Show
Posted on 03/01/2018
Thursday, April 5th 6-8 pm in the WJSHS Auditorium  READ MORE...
School Year 2017-2018 Budget
Posted on 02/01/2018
Attached is the 2017 - 2018 School Year Budget  READ MORE...
Grade 8 D.C. Trip Signup!
Posted on 01/24/2018
Click Here for Instructions & Information regarding the trip on June 5-8th 2018  READ MORE...
A Delman Teacher of The Month
Congratulations Mrs. Delman: Country Bank November Teacher of the Month
Posted on 01/09/2018
I am nominating Mrs. Delman on behalf of my daughter. I have seen how she interacts with her students and her classroom is phenomenal.   READ MORE...
WJSHS Fire Science Class
Ware High School Becomes First School to Offer Firefighting Courses in State
Posted on 12/22/2017
Story Courtesy of 22 News  
Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer
Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer to disburse $43K in Grants
Posted on 12/21/2017
Western Mass News
Western Mass News Meteorologist Janna Brown Visits SMK!
Posted on 11/14/2017
Summer Jobs and Beyond Program
“Summer Jobs and Beyond Program” Selected as “Youth Workforce Program of the Year!”
Posted on 11/06/2017
3rd Grade Corn Husking
Third Grade Corn Husking Event!
Posted on 09/29/2017
Third grade helps husk corn for the whole district’s school lunch!  READ MORE...
No Re-Entry Procedure in Effect
No Re-Entry Procedure in Effect
Posted on 09/27/2017
Effective Friday, Oct. 6, WJSHS Football Games 
UNIFIED OPEN GYM: October 5, 2017
UNIFIED OPEN GYM: October 5, 2017
Posted on 09/22/2017
Ware Junior Senior High School Gymnasium 
Attend a MEFA College Financing Seminar
Posted on 09/20/2017
United States Attorney's Office
Keeping Children Safe and Secure Online: Presented by The United States Attorney's Office
Posted on 09/14/2017
Parents of All Grades Welcome: September 19, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM  READ MORE...
Domestic Violence Task Force "It's Up to Me" 2017 - Video
Posted on 05/12/2017
Honor Roll Live- Interview of WJSHS Principal Mr. Elwell
ABC40 – Honor Roll Live: Ware Jr./Sr. High!!!
Posted on 11/21/2014
Local News Station ABC40 comes to Ware Jr/Sr High School for a live morning broadcast!!  READ MORE...
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