Worcester Arts for All Meeting

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Arts|Learning, MASSCreative, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Boston Public Schools, with funding from the Americans for the Arts, are working together to establish arts education as integral to every school district’s curriculum by:

College Readiness Program for Low-Income Students

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The Worcester Public Library is partnering with Bottom Line to provide college readiness support to low-income students in the Worcester area. The programs are designed to help students navigate the admissions and financial aid process.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, October 9, 2015 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

International Walk to School Day

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Worcester Public Schools are celebrating International Walk to School Day. Join us in celebrating this national event by walking to school on Wednesday, October 7th!

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:00am

City Unveils PSAs Targeting Opioid Epidemic

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Officials, parents, Worcester Bravehearts, and recovering addicts team up to deliver powerful messages

Worcester, MA – A series of 13 city-produced public service announcements, targeting the opioid epidemic facing Worcester, the state and the rest of the nation, will begin airing this week on cable television and social media.

Day of Honor - Medal of Honor Recipients Visit WTHS

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Medal of Honor recipients Colonel Gordon R. Roberts and Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter addressed an enthusiastic audience at Worcester Technical High School on 9/16/15. Colonel Roberts is a medal recipient from the Vietnam era, and Staff Sergeant Carter more recently in Afghanistan.

ACT Program Receives $10,000 Anonymous Donation

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The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) has received a $10,000 donation from an anonymous donor to support the innovative therapy dogs program that is being implemented in the Academic Center for Transition (ACT) program at Chandler Magnet Elementary School. This is the second donation received by this donor to support this program.

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! 

WEMS Teachers Featured on New England Cable News

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Worcester East Middle School teachers Stacy Lord (Art) and Howard Fain (Science) will be featured on New England Cable News at 9pm on August 18th. Lord and Fain are the first two teachers from Massachusetts selected to participate in NASA’s SOFIA program.

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 1:00am

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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