Thursday, May 9, 2013
Graduation is on Saturday, June 1 starting at 10:30 a.m. Grand March is on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m. on the Upper Common.
FRIDAY, MAY 17 PHOTO REQUEST at 1:30 p.m. SENIOR HONOR STUDENTS/CLASS OFFICERS HIGHLIGHTING SENIOR WEEK MONDAY, MAY 20 LAST REGULAR SCHOOL DAY BEFORE EXAMS Seniors are required to be in school on this day through the end of “D” block to be eligible for the Grand March/Prom. On May 20, students who have an “G” block free, but need to stay in school for the “E” block exam, may study in the library. MONDAY-THURSDAY, MAY 20 – MAY 23 SENIOR FINAL EXAMS THURSDAY, MAY 23 SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT GALVIN MIDDLE SCHOOL - 6:30 PM Students receiving awards will be mailed invitations. All students and families are invited to attend the Awards Night presentations. TUESDAY, MAY 28 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Wakefield High School as the #1,062 high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Wakefield's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final scores then…
Monday, April 8, 2013
From time to time, Wakefield Patch takes a look at the town's past using photos from long ago.
This photo spotted recently on eBay shows what was then Wakefield High School - complete with a little school banner on the image. Today of course, it's town hall. This relic from the town's past is currently going for about $10 on eBay - So if you're looking for somerthing for that Wakefield alumni who has everything - here's a potential conversatioin piece worth looking at.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
State law requires competitive bidding when value is over $25,000. RFP process expected to determine actual value of naming rights for recently-constructed auditorium at WHS.
The town is expected to issue a request for proposals for the naming rights to the recently constructed 275-seat auditorium at Wakefield High School. During Tuesday night's Wakefield School Committee meeting, members noted that the venue was originally expected to be named The Savings Bank Theater. However, state law requires a competitive bidding process because the value of the naming right, while yet to actually be determined, is expected to exceed $25,000. Committee member Lisa Butler was among those who expressed disappointment at the development, citing The Savings Bank's support for the high school in general. Chairman Tom Markham acknowledged the previous decision had been premature and suggested that "we may land exactly where we…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The nine inductees for 2013 will be inducted at the Sheraton Colonial in Wakefield on Friday, April 5th.
The following was provided by the Wakefield Memorial High School Alumni Foundation: Nine Wakefield Memorial High School graduates will be inducted into the Wakefield Memorial High School Hall of Fame on Friday, April 5, 2013. Annually, the WMHS Alumni Hall of Fame Committee seeks nominations for this prestigious appointment. After careful review of the nominations received, the committee chooses a nominee from each category. The Wakefield Memorial High School Alumni Hall of Fame Committee is honored to induct the following alumni: Richard Stinson, Class of 1977, Government; Dr. Ernest Edward Tyzzer, Class of 1893, Sciences; Valerie Giglio-Samson, Class of 1990, Arts; William Fowler, Jr., Class of 1962, Education; Ann (Chisholm) Hadley, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Third annual dress drive at Wakefield High School runs until Friday.
Tuesday, March 19
The following was provided by Wakefield High School: Wakefield High School will be hosting its 3rd annual dress drive again this year! Hundreds of dresses and prom gowns have been collected in the past two years and distributed to students during the prom and formal event season. All donated new or gently used dresses and formal wear will be donated to the Belle of the Ball Chapter of the Donate My Dress Organization. Donate My Dress is a nonprofit organization made of numerous chapters that collect prom and formal dresses and distributes them to those students who could not otherwise afford them. Any gently used prom or formal dresses in any size or color that you have to donate will be accepted at Wakefield High School in the Main …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Induction is April 5th at the Sheraton Colonial North.
Nine Wakefield Memorial High School graduates will be inducted into the Wakefield Memorial High School Hall of Fame on Friday, April 5, 2013. Annually, the WMHS Alumni Hall of Fame Committee seeks nominations for this prestigious appointment. After careful review of the nominations received, the committee chooses a nominee from each category. The Wakefield Memorial High School Alumni Hall of Fame Committee is honored to induct the following alumni: Richard Stinson, Class of 1977, Government; Dr. Ernest Edward Tyzzer, Class of 1893, Sciences; Valerie Giglio-Samson, Class of 1990, Arts; William Fowler, Jr., Class of 1962, Education; Ann (Chisholm) Hadley, Class of 1971, Business; Fire Chief Michael Sullivan, Class of 1981, Special …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Basketball semifinal game against North Andover is on Wednesday in Lawrence.
The Wakefield High School boys basketball team is taking on North Andover in an MIAA North Division 2 semifinal game this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Lawrence. Wakefield defeated Lynn Classical 64-63, in a Saturday home game to advance to the March 3, semifinal. North Andover, a #2 seed, is coming off a 66-49 win over Concord-Carlisle, the #7 seed. The Division 2 final game will be played at the Tsongas Center in Lowell with a date and time to be announced. In other MIAA tournament action over the weekend, the Wakefield High School hockey team lost a 6-5 overtime game to Winchester, which goes on to play Waltham in the North Division 1 semifinal on March 7th.
Wakefield seniors heading to Rome in April. Fundraiser at Giggles Comedy Club, Route 1 Saugus, to help defray costs.
A group of Wakefield High School Seniors are preparing to journey to Rome, Italy in April as part of a two-week exchange program. And this Thursday, March 7th, to offset some of their costs, they’re having a comedy night fundraiser at Giggles Comedy Club at Prince Pizza, Route 1 Saugus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the $20 admission includes all you can eat pizza and a comedy show. Drinks not included and the show is recommended for an 18+ audience. This exchange program is a continuation of last fall’s program, where a number of student ambassadors came from Italy to spend time in Wakefield.
Friday, February 22, 2013
At least 90 Wakefield High School students are participating in Job Shadow Day next month. Professionals from various industries are still needed to get involved.
Friday, February 22
On March 21stWakefield Memorial High School is sponsoring its 7th annual Job Shadow Day to support the junior class in exploring career interest areas. So far, 90 students are signed-up to participate. To meet all of the student requests employers in the following career fields still need to be found: Registered Nurses Radiologist Book/Magazine Editor Medical Examiner Zoologist Forensic Scientist Sports Management Anesthesiologist Journalist Physician Economist Lawyers Carpenter If you can …