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Weekly Newsletter
Posted on 01/27/2023
WJSHS All School Assembly
Posted on 01/26/2023
NHS Annual Diaper Drive
Posted on 01/18/2023
Annual Diaper Drive to benefit the Jubilee Diaper Mission  READ MORE...
Winter Sports Pep Rally 2023
Posted on 01/17/2023
Winter Sports Pep Rally 2023 will be at 7PM in WJSHS's Orszulak Gym on Jan. 24th!  READ MORE...
WJSHS's new Assistant Principal, Mr. Fredette!
Posted on 01/17/2023
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School Committee Meeting
Posted on 01/13/2023
2023 Planning Survey
Posted on 01/12/2023
Please take a moment to complete our strategic planning survey  READ MORE...
News from the Nurse
Posted on 01/09/2023
Stay informed of important health topics 
Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting
Posted on 12/09/2022
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2022-2023 School Choice Openings
Posted on 12/08/2022
Tip A Cop!
Posted on 12/07/2022
Tonight only, officers will serve as celebrity hosts and servers from 5PM-9PM at Hardwick Crossing Country Club.  READ MORE...
Ware School Night- Thunder Bird Game, 12/30!
Posted on 11/30/2022
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser!
Posted on 11/07/2022
Coats for Kids Drive!
Posted on 11/04/2022
Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls for Sale!
Posted on 11/03/2022
November News from the Nurse!
Posted on 10/31/2022
News from the Nurse- November edition. 
Tell Me Something Good
Acts of Kindness
Posted on 10/20/2022
There are many acts of kindness and good deeds that happen around us every day and we want to hear about them!  READ MORE...
October News from the Nurse
Posted on 10/14/2022
News from the Nurse- October edition 
Superintendent Search Community Meeting
Posted on 10/04/2022
Superintendent Search
Superintendent Search
Posted on 09/28/2022
The Ware School Committee is seeking your opinion as they start the process of selecting the next Superintendent for the district  READ MORE...
4th Grade Open House Rescheduled!
Posted on 09/21/2022
Strategic Plan Task Force
Posted on 09/21/2022
Ware Public Schools will be developing a new strategic plan this year to help guide the district into the future  READ MORE...
Open House Schedule
Posted on 09/12/2022
September News From the Nurse!
Posted on 09/06/2022
News from the Nurse- September Edition! 
Grant Award
Posted on 09/02/2022
Ware Public Schools, in cooperation with the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), applied for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for Ware Junior Senior High School  READ MORE...
New WMS Assistant Principal
Posted on 08/22/2022
Ware Public Schools is pleased to announce Mrs. Megan Sears as the new Assistant Principal at Ware Middle School.  READ MORE...
Ware Public Schools Bus Routes for 2022-2023 School Year
Posted on 08/19/2022
Cheer Team Attends UCA Summer Camp
Posted on 08/08/2022
Members of the WJSHS cheer team attended a UCA summer camp over the weekend with Coach Shamgochian.  READ MORE...
New WJSHS Assistant Principal
Posted on 08/01/2022
Ware Public Schools is pleased to announce Ms. April Huckaby as the new Assistant Principal at Ware Junior Senior High School.  READ MORE...
Bid 23-1 Ware Public Schools Strategic Planning Services
Posted on 06/30/2022
The Ware Public Schools (WPS) intend to contract with a firm to provide Strategic Planning Services for the Ware Public Schools. Services will begin on or about July 20, 2022 and run for a period of 1 year. The scope of services include creating a three (3) to five (5) year strategic plan, conducting assessment of current structures, facilitating discussions with stakeholders at all levels, helping to create renewed vision and goals, increase awareness in the community, while providing methods to track progress.  READ MORE...
Summer Food Program
Posted on 06/22/2022
Free breakfast & lunch served at SMK Elementary School  READ MORE...
Last Day Of School
Posted on 06/15/2022
Enjoy this video of staff waving good-bye 
See Something? Say Something.
Sandy Hook Promise
Posted on 05/25/2022
See Something? Say Something. 
Online Safety Information Documents for Parents
Posted on 05/25/2022
School Calendar
Posted on 05/12/2022
View the 2022-2023 School Calendar 
COVID Testing Options
Posted on 05/11/2022
Sign up for Safety Check Testing and At Home Test Kits  READ MORE...
MCAS Testing
Spring MCAS Schedule
Posted on 05/09/2022
Please view the Spring MCAS Schedule to determine when your child will be testing.  READ MORE...
School Committee Meeting
Posted on 04/27/2022
FY23 Proposed Level Service Budget
Posted on 04/26/2022
Download the proposed FY23 Budget 
Different Types of Bullying
Posted on 04/14/2022
There are four different types of bullying 
Western MA All Stars
Posted on 04/04/2022
Congratulations on a job well done to Nicholas Gambino, Jack Auchter, Andrew Soltys and Quintin Davis!  READ MORE...
Special Education SEPAC Meeting
Posted on 03/09/2022
The next Department of Special Education SEPAC meeting will be a virtual event.  READ MORE...
National Honor Society Diaper Drive
Posted on 03/04/2022
The National Honor Society Diaper Drive was once again successful!  READ MORE...
Excellence In Teaching Award
Posted on 03/03/2022
Congratulations to Jesse Trzpit 
WPS Launches Student-Centric Anti-Bullying App
Posted on 03/02/2022
New app empowers students, helps resolution and prevention 
COVID Vaccination Clinic
Posted on 02/10/2022
COVID Vaccination Clinic will be held at SMK on Monday, February 14 from 3:00-6:00 at SMK.  READ MORE...
COVID Testing Options
Posted on 01/28/2022
Effective January 31, 2022, the District will transition to the following testing options  READ MORE...
February SEPAC Meeting
Posted on 01/20/2022
Special Education Parent Advisory Council Virtual Event February 1, 2022  READ MORE...
COVID Protocols
Posted on 01/14/2022
View these protocols to understand what to do when an individual tests positive for COVID, is an asymptomatic close contact or develops symptoms while in school.  READ MORE...
Thank You
Thank You Healthcare Workers
Posted on 12/22/2021
To show appreciation to the healthcare workers at Baystate Wing Hospital, staff and students from SMK & WMS worked on cards, posters, decorated hearts and messages.  READ MORE...
Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Posted on 12/21/2021
Ware Public Schools is working to reestablish our Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC).  READ MORE...
Vaccine Bus
COVID Vaccine Clinic
Posted on 11/30/2021
A COVID Vaccination Clinic for anyone ages 5+ will take place on Friday, December 3, from 2:00-6:00 at SMK  READ MORE...
7th Grade Mass STEM Hub Award
Posted on 11/23/2021
Congratulations! Students in your class at Ware Junior Senior High School were chosen by industry professionals to be recognized for their Project Lead The Way work submitted to Mass STEM Hub’s Student Industry Connects for Massachusetts STEM Week.  READ MORE...
Posted on 11/12/2021
Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. to support Ware Indians Football as they take on the Randolph Blue Devils  READ MORE...
COVID Vaccination Clinic
Posted on 11/05/2021
Ware Public Schools will be hosting a COVID Vaccination Clinic on Friday, November 12, from 2:00-6:00. This clinic is for anyone ages 5+.  READ MORE...
MIAA State Tournaments
Posted on 11/03/2021
MIAA State Tournaments are taking place this week. 
Flu & COVID Vaccinations
Posted on 10/13/2021
The Baystate Health Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Bus will be on campus Friday, October 15 from 5-7:30  READ MORE...
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Supply Chain Shortage
Posted on 10/12/2021
The Ware Public Schools Food and Nutrition Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges.  READ MORE...
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Ware Public Schools Announces New SMK Elementary School Assistant Principal
Posted on 10/08/2021
Ware Public Schools is pleased to announce Mrs. Caissie Putnam as the new Assistant Principal at Stanley M. Koziol Elementary School.  READ MORE...
COVID Vaccine
Posted on 10/06/2021
Need a COVID vaccine? The Baystate Health Wellness On Wheels (WOW) Bus will be on the WPS Campus Friday, October 15  READ MORE...
Pooled Testing Video
Posted on 10/01/2021
COVID Testing Consent
Posted on 09/14/2021
For the 2021-22 school year, we are offering an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19  READ MORE...
Face Mask Disposal
Posted on 09/13/2021
CDC recommends the following for removing face masks. 
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Posted on 09/09/2021
The Town of Ware Fire Department will be conducting a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m.  READ MORE...
Face Coverings Policy
Posted on 09/02/2021
Face Coverings Policy adopted at the School Committee Meeting.  READ MORE...
ESSER Survey
Posted on 08/30/2021
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, was enacted on March 11, 2021. The ARP Act provides additional funding for school districts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  READ MORE...
2021-2022 Bus Routes
Posted on 08/17/2021
Handhold Family-Friendly Website
Posted on 08/09/2021
Many families are worried about their child's mental health, but aren't sure where to turn or how to get started.   READ MORE...
Face Mask
Mask Requirement Update
Posted on 07/30/2021
Good day! I hope this communication finds you well and enjoying the summer break. As I mentioned in my June 17th End of Year letter, if there were any changes to the mask or social distancing requirements, I would notify you of those changes. Today, Governor Charlie Baker along with MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner, Jeff Riley, and the MA Department of Public Health announced changes to mask requirements.   READ MORE...
Ware Public Schools Announces New Ware Middle School Principal
Posted on 07/21/2021
Ware Public Schools is pleased to announce Mrs. Kimberly Thompson as the new Principal for the Ware Middle School beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.  READ MORE...
End of Year Letter 2021
Posted on 06/18/2021
Good day! As the 2020/21 school year nears an end, I wanted to reach out to thank everyone for their support and patience throughout this challenging year. Since March 2020 the uncertainty of how to educate our children during a public health crisis was unclear and daunting.   READ MORE...
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2021-22 School Improvement Plans
Posted on 06/11/2021
Vaccine Clinic for Students
Vaccine Clinic for Open to the Public
Posted on 05/24/2021
Senator Gobi Supports Ware’s Career Development Education in the Manufacturing Fields
Senator Gobi Supports Ware’s Career Development Education in the Manufacturing Fields
Posted on 04/22/2021
District Health Update
Posted on 04/01/2021
Ware Early Childhood Program: 2021-2022
Posted on 04/01/2021
Baker-Polito Administration Awards Designations to High Schools with New Innovation Pathways Programs that Help Students Gain College and Career Experience
Baker-Polito Administration Awards Designations to High Schools with New Innovation Pathways Programs that Help Students Gain College and Career Experience
Posted on 04/01/2021
WJSHS Full Day Schedule Information
Posted on 03/04/2021
Links for the WJSHS full day schedule parent presentation as well as the lunch procedures are available in this article  READ MORE...
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Congratulations to Mr. Dan Orszulak
Posted on 03/04/2021
Congratulations to WJSHS Math Teacher Mr. Dan Orszulak on receiving a 2021 Partners in Excellence (PIE) teaching award from Mass Insight (Mi)!  READ MORE...
Bus Routes Effective March 1, 2021
Posted on 02/26/2021
NHS Diaper Drive
NHS Diaper Drive
Posted on 02/18/2021
The National Honor Society would like to extend a sincere appreciation for all of the donations that they received for the Ware Diaper Pantry.   READ MORE...
Pooled Testing FAQ
Posted on 02/12/2021
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 [email protected] 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...
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...