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Teachers log on for remote learning
On March 24, students showed up to class -- in their living rooms, bedrooms, and at kitchen tables across town. Until at least May 4, students will be learning remotely as schools are closed to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus. “The feedback...
Scholarship to honor memory of Dr. Thomas Gleason
A new scholarship is being formed to honor the memory of longtime Wareham physician Dr. Thomas Gleason, who passed away on February 28 after a brief illness. The Dr. Thomas Gleason Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Wareham High School Senior...
Wareham man arrested for Rose Point murder
Sewing hope: Wareham woman crafts masks for healthcare workers
Playgrounds are closed as six Wareham residents diagnosed with coronavirus
An inside look at the new Onset Bay Center
Grateful Dead bear cheers up Onset
Reader photos: Wareham residents explore nature
Murder suspect held without bail
Loose dogs kill chihuahua
Selectmen vote in favor of delaying real estate tax due date
Pandemic poses problems for town meetings, elections
School district provides information, resources during closure
Wareham Public Schools have canceled all school-related activities From March 16 to at least April 7 to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Since the schools closed down, students have started learning remotely from home, and teachers and staff...
Remote learning to begin Monday for students
Although schools are closed until April 6, teachers, staff, and administrators are hard at work, and students will begin learning remotely on Monday, March 23. Because the first week of school closure will be made up at the end of the year, like...
Schools plan for possible coronavirus shutdown
Editor’s note: On March 15, Governor Baker ordered all schools to shut through at least April 7. Click here.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood said Wednesday that she and her staff are working to prepare for the...
Schools celebrate exceptional students
Wareham Schools are celebrating exceptional students for the month of February. At the High School, ninth-grader Indiana Troupe was selected to be both the February Student of the Month and the Scotty Award winner. At the Middle School, Danikka...
Minot Forest students run, jump, and skip to help their school
Students at Minot Forest and Wareham Middle School spent two weeks collecting donation pledges and being taught character-building lessons. On March 5, they celebrated by running, skipping, and jumping in the annual Boosterthon Fun Run. The annual...
Wareham Public Schools plan for possible coronavirus outbreak
Wareham Public School officials are planning ahead to prepare for a possible outbreak of the new coronavirus, covid-19, in the area. “We certainly are doing everything we can to keep our students and staff safe,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr...
DECA brings home awards from state championships
The Wareham High School DECA club had a successful run at the State Championships over the weekend. The group won the School Spirit Award, thanks in part to Khai Delgado, who is the club’s unofficial hype man. Natalia Moulding was awarded the Mass...
Skipping to the beat: kids participate in Jump Rope for Heart
Students at Decas Elementary School collected donations for the American Heart Association during the month of February, and on Saturday morning, Feb. 29, they jumped, skipped, and danced their hearts out to celebrate their hard work. Physical...
From the classroom to the pool: third graders learn to swim
Once a week, third graders at Minot Forest get to take a break from the classroom and learn a valuable life skill while having fun at the Gleason Family YMCA pool. Each third grade class gets a six-week swimming program, and on Friday, Feb. 28,...
French teacher plans Canada trip for students
Wareham High School French Teacher Elena Mytarkina met with the Wareham School Committee during a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27, to present her plan for a student trip to Québec in June, 2021. Mytarkina’s plans are for a trip of three days, and two...
Animals from around the world amaze kids at the Decas School
The students at John W. Decas Elementary School got to learn from some unusual teachers on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Amazing Animal Ambassadors visited the school with a small menagerie in tow. Caitlin Cornet and Bethany Jakubson, along with a...
‘Buddy Bench’ to help kids find friends at recess
Fourth graders at Minot Forest are working to make sure everyone is included at recess with a new “Buddy Bench.” The bench, which will be added to the playground, is a place for students to go when they don’t know what to do at recess, or are...
Mitten tree keeps Minot Forest students warm
Teachers and staff at Minot Forest Elementary School are making sure their students are staying warm this winter with a mitten tree. The tree, kept in Transitional Support Resource Provider Dawn Underhill’s office, is festooned with mittens, hats,...
They’ve got the jazz: trio brings music, history to middle school
Jazz might not be on the typical middle schooler’s music playlist, but on Valentine’s Day 2020, Wareham students listened to everything from Duke Ellington, to George Gershwin, to Miles Davis. As part of the Cape Conservatory’s Jazz in the Schools...
March groundbreaking expected for new elementary school
More details of the design for the new elementary school were revealed at Thursday night’s School Committee meeting. The construction contracts for trade and general contractors are currently out to bids, and groundbreaking and foundation work is...
An inside look at Wareham High School’s bee hive
On a frigid January afternoon, just after the bell has rung at Wareham High School, biology teacher Sean Brown stands over a wooden beehive. He opens the top, peering inside, and quickly snaps a photo, before shutting it again. A cluster of bees...
Student awarded scholarship from Wareham Historical Society
The Wareham Historical Society awarded Mckenna Fitzgerald a scholarship to help further her studies at Bridgewater State University, where she is a freshman. A graduate of Wareham High School, Fitzgerald is studying elementary education. Currently,...
January’s Scotty Award winner announced
The January recipient of the Scotty Monteiro Jr. award at the Middle School is Kaylin Sylvia. According to the school, Sylvia has a positive attitude and works to brighten her peers’ and teachers’ days. Sylvia is genuinely kind and friendly, and is...
Middle School announces students of the month
Each month, one student from each grade at the Middle School is selected as student of the month. Teachers nominate students who are responsible, respectful, and thoughtful members of the school community. The fifth grade student of the month is...
*CANCELLED* 6th Annual DECA Home and Living Show
Wareham DECA is hosting its sixth annual Home and Living Show, which will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wareham High School, 7 Viking Dr. The show will feature businesses in the home improvement industry, along with a “...
School Committee votes on funding request for building fixes
The School Committee voted on Thursday in favor of seeking funding from the Massachusetts School Building Authority to fix much of the middle school’s roof and the heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems (HVAC) at both the middle and high...
School Committee considers future of Decas School
The School Committee met on Thursday to discuss plans for the John W. Decas School. The committee will be submitting a warrant article for the April Town Meeting to transfer ownership of the Decas School from the school department to the town after...
Minot Forest fourth graders work to save Australian animals
A group of fourth graders at Minot Forest Elementary School are leading a school-wide effort to help animals affected by the wildfires in Australia. When the classmates heard about the suffering of animals in Australia, many of which have been...
Minot Forest band and chorus rocks out at winter concert - with video!
The Minot Forest Elementary School band and chorus performed a high-energy concert at the High School Auditorium on Jan. 22, led by music teacher Russ Hart. The students performed a variety of classic hits like “Hot Cross Buns” along with seasonal...
Bigger and better band performs to standing-room-only crowd
When Caitlin Francese first started teaching music, band, and chorus at Wareham Middle School in 2017, the band was composed of only six students who practiced after school when they could. Now, there are 84 fifth, sixth, and seventh graders in band...
Students strut in style in fashion show
The stage in Wareham High School’s auditorium came alive with a variety of colors and designs for a brand new event on Thursday night, Jan. 16. Students strutted in style for the first-ever fashion show presented by Lisa Cunha, and students of her...
Students gain real-world business skills
In addition to the usual English, math, and science, some students at Wareham High School have been learning real-world skills that can help them succeed in their future careers. Many of them have recently put those skills to use by placing in a...
High School works to renew accreditation
The high school is currently assessing itself as it works towards March and fall deadlines to renew its certification from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Wareham High School principal Scott Paladino told the School...
New elementary school on schedule and under budget
Construction of the new elementary school on Minot Avenue is on track and under budget, as the school has been demolished and the site has been prepared for construction. The school is set to be substantially completed in October 2021, with classes...
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