AAS Brings "Isaiah Thomas" Into All Fifth Grade Classrooms

Isaiah Thomas

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) will bring Worcester’s revolutionary war hero Isaiah Thomas, as portrayed by professional actor Neil Gustafson, into every fifth-grade classroom in the Worcester Public Schools with an educational program entitled Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer. Isaiah Thomas founded AAS in 1812 as the first national historical organization. The program is currently touring to 33 schools and will reach approximately 1,800 students. Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer also comprises online resources, including lesson plans developed by teachers and digital copies of historic images and documents found in the AAS collections.

Keep Worcester Walking in Winter

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City of Worcester ordinances require property owners to clear snow and ice in front of and adjacent to their property. Property owners can be fined $75 per day and/or assessed the cost of removal by the City if they do not clear snow and iceDo your part to keep sidewalks, curb-cuts, and ramps clear of snow and ice!

Creating Connections - January 22, 2016

A weekly message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Marco C. Rodrigues

January 22, 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 5

Superintendent's Message

Happy Friday!!!

You all have heard of the No Child Left Behind Act that brought many layers of accountability to schools and school districts. I refer to it, not because of what the act represented, but because of the powerful message behind the words "No Child Left Behind".

Congratulations MLK Jr. Art Contest Winners and Teachers

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Congratulations to the students who won or placed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay/Art contest and whose work will be on display at the Worcester Historical Museum from January 12, 2016 through February 27, 2016. They will be honored on January 30 at the Historical Museum beginning at 1 pm.

Happy Thanksgiving

May you enjoy the traditions of the holiday with family and friends!!!

Atrevete! STEM College and Career Expo

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The Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University, in collaboration with Quinsigamond Community College, and the Worcester Public Schools invites you to its Atrevete! STEM College and Career Expo. FREE event for all ages!

School-Located Influenza Clinics

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The Worcester Public School Department of Nursing in coordination with the Worcester Department of Public Health will be holding Flu Clinics in all schools throughout the district during school hours. These clinics will take place during the weeks of October 19 - October 30. We invite all students to participate in this citywide flu vaccination initiative. A parent/guardian does not need to be present for your child to receive this vaccine but you are welcome to attend if you choose.

WPS Offering FREE Breakfast & Lunch to ALL Students

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Your Child Can Eat Breakfast and Lunch for FREE at school!

As part of the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, Worcester, along with other districts, will begin offering free meals to all students this school year.  For parents, that means no more forms to fill out, no online meal account to remember, no last minute scramble for change before the bus, and no more lunchboxes to pack.  All students can eat for free! 

2015 - 2016 School Year News Release

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STUDENTS REPORT FOR SCHOOL

PRE-SCHOOL STUDENTS will report on August 31st, 2015 as stated in the individual notification letter sent to parents.

HEADSTART STUDENTS will report as stated in the individual notification letter sent to parents.

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS will begin school on August 31st, 2015 .   The Worcester Public Schools will be screening Kindergarten children by appointment on August 26th , August 27th and August 28th .  If your child does not have an appointment for screening, contact the school your child is registered at after August 17th .

ALL STUDENTS – GRADES 1 - 12

STARTING DATE:   August 26, 2015

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