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August 18, 2019

Dear Worcester Arts Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  We are excited to begin the year on Monday, August 26th for grades 1-6.  Students in Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten will begin on Thursday, August 29th. Our teachers have prepared their classrooms, our custodians have cleaned the building and we are all eager for the arrival of our students.  

Please join me in welcoming the newest members of the Worcester Arts Magnet Community.  Allyson Snow and Emily McAndrews will join newly married Joanna Douglas as our Grade 1 team.

Jazinm Santos will be our School Psychologist and Megan Allain joins our Special Education team.

Each year, we reflect on our drop-off and pick-up procedures to make sure that we have systems in place that allow students to get to school safely and efficiently.  Please visit the WAMS Virtual Backpack on our school website for helpful information and maps that outline drop off and pick up procedures.  

Our Virtual Backpack is updated each Thursday with electronic notices for all families.  You can find the Virtual Backpack, Classroom Newsletters, WAMS Community Calendar and the Principals’ Weekly Message on our school page of the Worcester Public Schools website at www.worcesterschools.org.  Please visit our website for weekly updates.  

Have a great last week of summer and we look forward to seeing you all next week!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Scanlon

9th Grade Jump Start

Welcome to 9th Grade! Please join your new classmates for JUMP START.

Ninth grade is new and exciting and we want to introduce you to the changes. Come for end of summer fun, learn how high school works, meet new friends, learn your way around our school, and get ready for the new school year!

See the information below for the school you will be attending

Burncoat High School
August 19, 20 & 21, 2019 | 9 AM - Noon

Claremont Academy
August 19, 20 & 21, 2019 | 8 AM - Noon

Doherty Memorial High School
August 20 & 21, 2019 | 8 AM - Noon

South High Community School
August 20 & 21, 2019 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers

POSTER: 9th Grade JUMP START

7th Grade Jump Start

Welcome to 7th Grade! Please join your new classmates for JUMP START.

Seventh grade is new and exciting and we want to introduce you to the changes. Come for end of summer fun, learn how middle school works, meet new friends, learn your way around our school, and get ready for the new school year!

See the information below for the school you will be attending

Burncoat Middle School
August 20 & 21, 2019 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Claremont Academy
August 19, 20 & 21, 2019 | 8 AM - Noon

Dr. Arthur F. Sullivan Middle School
August 13, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 1 PM
August 14, 2019 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Forest Grove Middle School
August 19 & 20, 2019 | 8 AM - Noon

Comfortable clothing and sneakers
Bring a curious mind, your water bottle and a great attitude!

POSTER: 7th Grade JUMP START

A Message about Teen Vaping

A message from Robert F. Pezzella, School Safety Director

Hello parents of the Worcester Public Schools. With summer break upon us now, I’d like to address a major issue with you: Teen Vaping.

Teenagers are vaping in our schools, and this is not unique! Some professionals are referring to this as a vaping epidemic across the country. Whether students are vaping liquid nicotine or cannabis (THC), this is harmful to the minds and bodies of our youth.

Please take some time out of your summer schedule and talk to your children on the dangers of vaping.

The state has put together some very informative websites on vaping that can help you prior to having that serious conversation regarding this public health issue.

You may also reach out to me if you need more guidance or direction.

Sincerely,

Robert F. Pezzella M.S.
School Safety Director
Worcester Public Schools
Phone: 508-799-3472
Pezzella@worcesterschools.net

2019 Claremont Academy Graduates

Congratulations to the 2019 Claremont Academy graduates!

Valedictorian: Thanh Nha N. Tran
Salutatorian: Ngan Nina T. Nguyen

The graduates were:

Shahira Abdel-Hadi (H), Ismael Agramonte, Melanie E. Aguilar (H), German S. Alvarenga, Marcell Amill, Oscar A. Amparo (H), Selene N. Aquino (H), Santos O. Avalos Castillo (H), Alexandra L. Ayala (HH), Amarilys L. Ayala, Gladys C. Ayala, Madeline N. Barcenes Carrera, Eileen B. Bonilla (H), Dejah L. Brown (H), Antonio E. Calderon, Richard Clara (H), Geize E. Colon Vazquez, Chikiana C. Compres, Omar Cruz, Johana K. Dhivers (H), Michael P. Do (HH), Tashira Farrell Correa, Gabriel Fernandez, Jose Fernando Galdamez, Karla J. Garcia (H), Cristian A. Garcia Guardado, Marcques A. Goza (H), Fatima L. Guardado Rojas, Gregory C. Hanchell (H), Jada D. Hendricks (H), Angeli I. Hernandez (H), Hayley K. Horton (HH), Catherine Jauregui Trinidad (HH, NHS), Audreyona L. Jenkins, Chrinovain K. Kankonde (HH, NHS), Kyara M. Lopez, Alanys Lozada, Edrian A. Mendez (H), Albert Mendoza (HH), Ruth J. Menendez Landaverde, Andrea A. Monge Tecun (H), Antonette Monger (H), Hector J. Mora Hernandez, Gerson O. Morales Hernandez (H), Ngan Nina T. Nguyen (HH, NHS), Tu T. Nguyen (HH), Yaneiri A. Norford (HH), Ysmen A. Odah, Graciela L. Ortiz Hernandez, Aiyanna S. Ozan (H), Edgar D. Pacheco, Jack N. Pacheco, Raquel A. Pena (HH, NHS), Eduardo Perez Quinones, Nayelie N. Perez Rivera (H), Andrea G. Pineda Henriquez (H), Rodrigo A. Portillo (H), Kahleigha G. Rivera-Higgins (H), Eddy Rodriguez, Darwin Rodriguez (H), Jadine A. Rondeau Perritt (H), Francisco Rondon III (H), Malaysia R. Rosado, Luis F. Rosales (H), Arianna V. Rouleau (HH), Emili J. Santillan, Livia Thomollari (HH, NHS), Charlie P. Tram, Thanh Nha N. Tran (HH, NHS), Francisco A. Vasquez (H), Jeremiah Vasquez (H), Alvin Vasquez, Melanie N. Vazquez, Rosa Y. Ventura, Stephanie M. Viera, Gisselle A. Villatoro (H), and Amanda E. Vizcaino Valdes (H).

NHS = Member of National Honor Society
HH = High Honors
H = Honors

Awards and Scholarships

Dollars for Scholars recipients: Oscar Amparo and Shahira Abdel Hadi

The Leadership of Tomorrow 2019 Scholarship from the Vietnamese Community of Worcester: Ngan Nina Nguyen

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship: Chrinovain Kankonde

Unibank Scholarship: Chrinovain Kankonde

Alice Miles Scholarship: Thanh Nha Tran

Baystate Scholarship: Johanna Dhivers

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