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HS Quiz Show Team Looking for Support from Weston Community

Weston High School’s Quiz Show team will be back on air this March, taking on Mystic Valley Charter in the first round of this fun and challenging High School Quiz Show. For those unfamiliar with the show, local station WGBH’s High School Quiz Show® is a single-elimination academic team competition for all high school students in Massachusetts. This is not Jeopardy,

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Wildcat Girls Indoor Track Wins State D5 Relay Meet By One Point

It’s a Cinderella story…no, it’s not, people, because the Wildcat Girls aren’t waiting for a prince and there are absolutely no glass slippers allowed on the track at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Saturday’s Division 5 MSTCA* Relay meet was won by Weston for the first time since 2013 and it all came down to the last race because

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School Covid Numbers Continue Downward Trend

Numbers published Thursday, January 20 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) show Weston public schools with 56 students and 7 staff testing positive in the last 7 days (1/13-1/19), compared with 67 students and 20 staff in the prior period (1/6-1/12). Numbers published on January 5 by DESE showed 81 students and 35 staff testing positive

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Covid Positive Results: Things Look a Bit Better for Weston School District

Numbers published Thursday, January 13 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) show Weston public schools with 67 students and 20 staff testing positive in the last 7 days (1/6-1/12). As you may recall, numbers published on January 5 by DESE showed 81 students and 35 staff testing positive over 14 days (12/23-1/5). So, are things getting

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School Committee Tonight: Covid Response, Sources of Strength on Agenda

Tonight’s School Committee meeting has the “usual” updates as well as the new normal which is Covid response discussion. As covered in the Owl, the cases of Covid in the public school system have jumped post-holiday break. A well-written and detailed communication yesterday from the district’s Director of Health Services, Jamy Gaynor, significantly allayed at least the Owl’s parental anxieties.

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Country School Wins Fundraising Challenge, Invites Owl for Ice Cream

The Weston Educational Enrichment Fundraising Committee announced this morning that the $80,000 fundraising goal for the fall had been met, and that the participation challenge was won by Country School. 35% of Country School families donated, while Field School came in a close second at 33% and will be provided with free pretzels. No, not really. The reward for Country

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District Covid Numbers are Up (As if You Didn’t Know)

Update January 8: Weston Public Schools published district numbers for the week ending January 7. Numbers for the week are higher than those published by DESE, and for a shorter time period. Thursday must have been an ugly day in diagnostics. Weston’s numbers can be found here or by screenshot below: +++ Numbers published Wednesday January 5 by the Massachusetts

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Snow Day for Weston Public Schools on Friday

After a nailbiter of an afternoon, Weston Public Schools Superintendent Midge Connolly finally made everyone’s day by issuing an official “Snow Day Proclamation” after seemingly every single one of our neighboring towns called it earlier in the day. It reminds me of sitting in front of the radio as a kid listening…”Darien Parochial Schools closed today…Darien Public and Private Schools

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