Wayland's TEDx 2016 this Saturday!
Monday Morning Minute
March 28, 2016
TEDx 2016 this Saturday! 
April 2nd, 5:00 -  9:00 PM
Wayland High School

The TEDx theme this year is Rising Strong. and we have  14 outstanding speakers/performers. Topics range from net neutrality, overcoming adversity through fashion to myths about gamers, shyness to singing, mass incarceration, conquering anorexia through service and more.  The event will also feature a slam poetess, pianist, jazz quartet and performance-art troupe. 

Tickets: http://www.tedxyouthwayland.org/ for VIP tickets $25 or Middle School office for $10 donation seats

CLOTHING DRIVE - extended one more week!
Project 351
March 28th - April 1st

Due to the huge success of the current clothing drive, it has been extended for one week! Please continue to donate gently used clothing for children ages newborn to 12 years. A brightly decorated collection box is in the main lobby of Wayland Middle School. Thank you so much for your generosity - together we will make a big difference! 

This drive is being organized by 8th grader Jaya Mills for Project 351, a group designed to help communities in Massachusetts.

wayland  cares
WaylandCares MS Youth Leadership Group
New Students Welcome!
On-going every Wednesday at 1:15 - 2:00

WaylandCares has formed a new Middle School Youth Leadership program to offer students the opportunity to celebrate making healthy decisions to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use as minors. The group is also focused on community service, community awareness and providing opportunities for your child to be a leader within the community.

Wayland Middle School staff member Elsie Cerrone has been advising the Youth Leadership Group with support from Jason Verhoosky, Director of WaylandCares. Each week we start with check-ins and educational resources, then play leadership and teamwork games, and finally do group work on community projects. In addition to weekly meetings, your child may be invited to participate in additional community events or education opportunities.

WaylandCares is a community coalition focused on reducing youth substance use and abuse  in Wayland, Mass. In addition, we focus on the larger topic of helping the community of  Wayland to be the healthiest community it can be. We work towards these goals by utilizing  evidence-based curriculum, MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Report Data, Educational  Outreach to both youth and parents, and by forming partnerships and supporting other organizations community wide. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call WaylandCares at 508.358.6825 or Jason_Verhoosky@wayland.k12.ma.us..

China Exchange Info Night - THIS WEEK!
Attention All 8th Grade Parents!
Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 PM at WHS

 - Does your child have a passion for travel, adventure and learning about new cultures and places?

 - Would you like them to live in China for seven weeks next year as part of the Wayland High School Chinese exchange program?

- Did you know that the WHS Chinese exchange program is the only truly mutual immersion program in the United States just for freshman?

- Did you know that you don’t have to speak Mandarin to apply for this program?

If you’d like to learn more, please join us at an information session for families at WHS on Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 PM. You will be able to meet other interested students, as well as families and WHS students who have participated in the program in the past. Please RSVP if you can join us: china_exchange@wayland.k12.ma.us We hope to see you there!

Artists of the Week
Artists: Taylor Travis & Ella L'Esperance
Grade: 7
Medium: Plastic

This project, as part of the 7th Grade invention unit,
was created using a 3D Doodler pen, which is part of the WMS MakerMobile. 

Contents of the MakerMobile were supplied by a generous support of the Wayland Public Schools Foundation. 
Reminders (from previous emails)
Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program
Wayland Middle School Rocks It Again

Thank you again to our registered shoppers! $1393.35 was added from December 31 to February 29, bringing the cumulative total to $3788.32! The program finishes at the end of March. We are grateful to everyone who has participated to make this program so successful for the middle school.

WELLNESS WEEK PRESENTERS NEEDED :)
For Wellness Week
June 6th - 10th

Wellness Week is coming up June 6th-10th.  The goal of Wellness Week is to create an active and fun week that promotes Health and Wellness.  We would like to expose our students to new ideas, trends and/or concepts.  If anyone would be able to volunteer their time to present to our students, we would greatly appreciate it! 
Please directly email  Natalia_Araszkiewicz@Wayland.k12.ma.us  if you are able to participate in our Wellness Week.

Thank you!  The Wellness Department 

PARCC & MCAS Testing
Schedule Now Available

The complete 2015 PARCC & MCAS testing schedule can be found here

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events .
ALL GRADES:
March 31      Math Meet-Kennedy Middle School, Natick, 2:30 PM
April 18 - 22 NO SCHOOL, Spring Recess
6TH GRADE:
April 1   Henry Cluster to MFA
7TH GRADE:
April 14   2nd Cape Cod Payment Due
8TH GRADE:
April 11 - 14   Trip to Washington D.C.