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"Two caterpillars were crawling along a tree branch one day when a butterfly flew overhead. One caterpillar said to the other, "You will never get me up in one of those things." - From Dr. Robert Holden's Shift Happens: How to Live an Inspired Life...Starting Right Now!
The truth and irony in this simple story is that life is full of shifts and changes- sometimes welcome, sometimes not. I often think about my grandmother who, born in 1900, experienced exponential change in her 97 years of life- from indoor plumbing, to the invention of the automobile, women getting the right to vote, two World Wars, a man stepping on the moon, television, a vaccine for polio, and the advent of the technological age.
At the moment, math education is experiencing some of the biggest changes in memory. So when we speak about the shifts associated with the Common Core State Standards, we should anticipate both initial discomfort from some and unbridled enthusiasm from others.
...Read the full story and more from district leaders in the Assistant Superintendent's Newsletter!
Westerly Public Schools is pleased to share the adoption of The Granite Curriculum Guide. Created by a group of dedicated individuals, including Westerly teachers, The Granite Curriculum Guide aims to foster greater knowledge of Westerly’s historic granite industry and to teach the next generation about their connections to this heritage. While items built from stone are visible within our community on a daily basis, this curriculum will encourage students to develop a sense of the larger national and international story of the granite industry as well as awaken their curiosity about objects within their own homes and around town that they see every day. The curriculum has been designed to be integrated into lessons across all disciplines- Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Art, Science, and Senior Projects. We invite you to learn more about Westerly’s granite heritage by clicking here to view a sample of the video that accompanies the curriculum.
Westerly Public Schools is pleased to present this first annual Report to the Community. As you read these pages, you'll gain a sense of how our 3,000 students progress through Westerly Public Schools. You'll read stories of passions brought to life through the many activities in which our community- students, teachers, staff, parents, and others- participate on any given day in our schools. We thank you for entrusting your children to our schools and thank you for your continued support of all our community's youth.
Roy M. Seitsinger, Jr., Ph.D.
Checkout the "Digital Backpack"!
Here you will find notices on upcoming activities and events that would normally be sent home in your child’s backpack. We are looking forward to saving a few trees, and it’s one step closer to becoming a green school!
REGISTER NOW! Contact your child's school secretary to obtain their ID# and SchoolFusion passcode. Then click on the Parent Registration link on the left side blue navigation panel to register. After logging in with your username and password, you can quickly access assignments, class announcements, calendar events, and more. We currently have 680 parent members accessing their child(ren)’s information from one easy location. Sign up today to begin enjoying the benefits of this great parent tool!