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Wellesley Students Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Wellesley Students Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

More than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
Wellesley Ranks 6th in Boston Magazine's Best Schools List

Wellesley Ranks 6th in Boston Magazine's Best Schools List

Boston Magazine announced its 50 best public high schools in Greater Boston.
Gan Aliyah Preschool Opens at Temple Aliyah in Needham in September

Gan Aliyah Preschool Opens at Temple Aliyah in Needham in September

This new half-day Jewish preschool opens this year to Needham students and those from surrounding towns.
Wellesley People are Wicked Smart, According to Recent List/Study

Wellesley People are Wicked Smart, According to Recent List/Study

There are a whole lot of people with degrees in Wellesley.
Wellesley Public Schools Unveil 2013-2019 Strategic Plan

Wellesley Public Schools Unveil 2013-2019 Strategic Plan

The six year strategic plan for Wellesley’s public schools prioritizes high quality education for every student.
Police Investigating Vandalism to Controversial Wellesley College Statue

Police Investigating Vandalism to Controversial Wellesley College Statue

"The Sleepwalker" gained national notoriety when it was installed earlier this year.
New Wellesley High School Principal Named

New Wellesley High School Principal Named

Jamie Chisum formerly served as assistant principal.
Wellesley Teacher's Graduation Speech Ranked One of Best in Last 50 Years

Wellesley Teacher's Graduation Speech Ranked One of Best in Last 50 Years

David McCullough, Jr. delivered a graduation address in 2012 that went viral.
Wellesley Teacher Parlays 'You're Not Special' Speech Into New Book

Wellesley Teacher Parlays 'You're Not Special' Speech Into New Book

David McCullough, Jr. delivered a graduation address in 2012 that went viral.
Regis Children's Center to Close; Parents, Teachers 'Blindsided'

Regis Children's Center to Close; Parents, Teachers 'Blindsided'

Regis College's children's center will close at the end of the school year.
Wellesley High School No. 4 in State Rankings

Wellesley High School No. 4 in State Rankings

The school made the top of US News & World Report's annual list.
Students Set to Run Stands for Lemonade Day Boston This May

Students Set to Run Stands for Lemonade Day Boston This May

Students will gain entrepreneurship skills through the Babson College-led effort across Boston.
Wellesley AD Leaves for Boston Post

Wellesley AD Leaves for Boston Post

Avery Esdaile took a job as athletic director for Boston Public Schools.
Wellesley 'You're Not Special' Speaker Releasing Book

Wellesley 'You're Not Special' Speaker Releasing Book

David McCullough, Jr.'s 2012 graduation speech at Wellesley High School earned international attention.
Wellesley Girls Hockey to Play for State Title

Wellesley Girls Hockey to Play for State Title

Wellesley will face off against Westwood Sunday.
Six Wellesley Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

Six Wellesley Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

Eighteen states worked together to develop the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam.
Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

One local high school gave it a try.
Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

New findings from Harvard reveal that keeping schools open during a storm could be potentially more detrimental to learning than school closure.