Monthly Archives: February 2021

Learning and Doing – METCO Scholarship Fundraiser Is TODAY

The annual METCO John Hudson scholarship fundraiser titled “Everything Weston METCO” takes place this afternoon, Saturday, February 21, 2021, as a virtual assembly. Current METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) students will share their experiences in the program which brings approximately 167 students, grades K-12, from Boston to Weston’s schools. This year’s class of nine METCO seniors is one of

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Donations for Student-Focused Programming Hit Low: A call to Action

Weston’s unique student programming funding committee, the Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee or WEEFC, is suffering an all-time low in donations, and as a result, may have to cut back the number of proposals it can fund this year. With 18 days left in the February fundraiser (ending March 15), only 100 families have given at any level–that is only

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Changes On Way for Weston Public Schools

Last night’s School Committee meeting focused on plans to bring students in for more hours at every level of schooling, from elementary to high school. In an emotion-filled atmosphere, school administration, Committee members, students and parents spoke to the issues and challenges that less-than-full-time has brought to all of the public school community. John Henry, School Committee Chair, started the

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Outside the Home Range: Basquiat at the Museum of Fine Arts

After an on-again, off-again winter, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is open and ready for your visit. There are a number of interesting exhibits (this Monet person sounds familiar), and of course there is the magnificent permanent collection to peruse. A recent renovation in the Egyptian wing will definitely be of interest to all. The Owl highly recommends the

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Recycling Project Led by Weston High Students – Plastics Requested

Led by sophomore Max Tomczak, students at the high school have embarked on a challenge to collect 500+ pounds of plastic bags and film, and are asking for the support of the community. Clean, dry bags may be dropped off in three locations throughout town during the six-month collection window (through June 18). Students are responsible for weighing the bags

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