Monday Morning Minute
October 19, 2015
Progress Report Module
Closes October 26 at 8AM

The progress report module of iParent will close at 8:00AM on Monday, October 26. If you've forgotten your iParent UserID or password, please contact

TEDx Wayland
Auditions November 7 & 8

TEDx is about bringing big ideas to our community to spark connection and deep conversation. If you are interested in speaking or performing, auditions will be held November 7 and 8 at the High School. Audition sign-up HERE.

Artist of the Week
Lindsey Friedman
A Winter Day

Artist Statement:  “This project has to do with winter and riding up a chairlift on a winter day. What I used to make the project was wire, paint, canvas, cardboard, and fabric. The reason why I made it was because I love winter, and I love to snowboard. It is my favorite sport.”

Reminders (from previous emails)
The LARK’s Nest is open… for applications!
Deadline 3PM, October 21

All students are invited to apply to become part of our technology student leadership team, the LARK’s Nest. Useful traits are a willingness to learn, being a good listener, a desire to explain things to others, creative problem solving, and knowing when to ask for help. Training will be provided in all areas, so all levels of expertise are welcome! For consideration, online applications should be submitted by 3pm on Wednesday, October 21st. 

School Portraits
Retake Day November 4

If your child was absent on picture day, or if you are dissatisfied with your child's portrait and would like to try again, the photographer will return to WMS on November 4. Retake information follows:

  • Please have your child return his or her entire undamaged portrait package directly to the photographer on Retake Day.
  • Write any suggestions for the photographer on a piece of paper so it shows through the envelope window (for example, indicate what you didn't like about the original photo). 
  • Portrait packages will be distributed approximately 3 weeks after Retake Day.
Collecting Coats for Kids
October 12 - January 8
WMS Lobby

Bring in your warm, gently used, good quality winter coats (in all sizes - babies, toddlers, children, and adult) and place them in the collection bin in the WMS lobby. You can find more information about Coats for Kids HERE.

Principal's Blog

Principal Gavron has begun a blog, "WMS Windows into the Classroom," through which she and Mr. Benzie will share glimpses into our middle school classrooms.

If you wish to be notified by email whenever a new post is added, please add your email address in the "Follow By Email" box and press submit.

Private School Applications

While we hope you are enjoying your experiences with Wayland Public Schools, we also know that some families will choose to apply to private schools as an alternative educational option. Please be sure to carefully follow the process outlined HERE to ensure a timely, quality processing of your child’s application to private school.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events .

ALL Grades
10/28:  WMS-WHS Orchestra Concert, 7:30PM @ WHS
11/04:  Picture Retake Day

Grade 6
11/05:  Family Math Night (2 sessions)

Grade 7
10/19:  Rachel Cluster Ropes Course
10/20:  Carson Cluster Ropes Course

Grade 8
10/22:  NY Caves/Kennedy Institute Field Trips
10/23:  NY Caves/Kennedy Institute Field Trips
10/27:  NY Caves/Kennedy Institute Field Trips