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WHS News - October 18th

posted Oct 22, 2013, 6:51 AM by Joel.Villegas@wpsk12.org
Upcoming Events and Announcements

Nurse’s Notes

Please find attached the Nurse’s Newsletter for important news and announcements.

Fright Night

Next Thursday, October 24th, come support Wakefield high school students at Fright Night. Come see the pumpkin display, made by the art students, at the Beebe library from 6-8 p.m.  After the pumpkin display, come watch the Fright Night student created films at the Galvin auditorium at 8 p.m.  There is a 5 dollar admission for the movies and doors open at 7:30pm.

Coffee Cake

The Junior Class of 2015 is hosting a coffee cake fundraiser! Juniors have order forms and product details. Please consider helping the Junior class fundraiser to keep Junior and Senior prom tickets as low in price as possible. Orders are due on October 22. Contact Morgan Sharkey atmorgan.sharkey@wpsk12.org if you have any questions.

MICCA Wakefield

Last Saturday, October 12th, the Warrior Marching Band competed in their second competition with the show “Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band.”  The band came in second place to Reading’s marching band with a score of 84.5 and won the Best Percussion award.  Congratulations to the pit and drumline!  This Saturday starting at 5:45 pm, Wakefield will be hosting MICCA Wakefield.  Twelve marching bands in total will be performing Saturday and wrapping up the competition will be a performance by UMASS Lowell.  MICCA is a huge fundraising event for the Warrior Marching Band and the Music Boosters. Wakefield will go on at 9:00 pm.  The marching band would love your support and for you to see their show.  We wish good luck to all competitors this weekend as they perform on the newly renovated Landrigan Field.   

Freshman Parent Meeting

WHS will host an important meeting for parents of the Freshmen class on Wednesday, October 23, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the theater at Wakefield High School.  The WHS Administration and Guidance Department will partner with the Wakefield Police Department and Wakefield Substance Abuse Coalition to provide resources and information to best support a successful academic and social experience for your child in high school.  It is our school’s mission to prepare our students for career and college readiness, and our partnership with parents and families is critical to success.


The PSATs will be held on October 19th at Wakefield Memorial High School. Sign ups end on October 16th and the fee to take the test is $28.00. Checks are to be made payable to the Guidance Department. If you sign up after the date of the 16th you will have to pay an additional $3.00 late fee.  Students should be at the cafeteria at 7:30 AM. Testing will start at 8:00AM. Students should bring their slip and a calculator on the day of the test. Number 2 pencils are required. Good Luck to All!

Cross Country Teams Find Success

Congratulations to the Cross Country teams! Once again, our boy and girl harriers are on top of the league with an undefeated record of 6-0. The future looks bright for them as they enter into invitationals, the league meet, and states. Good luck to all the runners!

Run For All Ages in Wakefield

Have you ever wanted to run a road race with some of the best US runners in their age group? Do you believe that there is a race out there with competitors ages 10-93? There is, furthermore it is local and takes place Saturday November 2 @10 AM at the Lakeside Office Park in Wakefield. This race is” Hyland's Run for All  Ages” and has been a destination event for many local and regional runners for several years.  Start your training or just show up on November 2 for a great race, fine refreshments, DJ/ music and a good time.

If you need more information and want to sign up go to the race website http://www.runforallages.com
A major portion of the proceeds are to benefit the Wakefield Educational Foundation.  We look forward to you joining us.

Please see attached the application for the race.

October is school safety month

During the month of October, we practice many of our school's safety protocols.  The safety drills include a Lockdown (securing students in classrooms), Level 3 Evacuation (evacuating the building and moving the student body a safe distance away), and Bus Evacuation (safely evacuating a school bus by the rear emergency exit).  Faculty also review a range of safety protocols, including administration of the Epi-pen, to keep our students safe in emergency situations.  

Athletes of the Month

Sal LoBrutto (football) and Marie Peduto (field hockey) were named Crown Trophy Athletes of the Month.  Congratulations to both of you from the entire community!