Monday, March 11, 2013
Proposal calls for more time to be dedicated to core subjects.
Wilmington Middle School administrators want to alter the school's scheduling structure in the wake of disappointing scores on the last few rounds of MCAS exams. Appearing before the School Committee recently, Principal Christine McMenimen issued a presentation that called for, among other things, an additional 60 minutes of instruction time each day in the core subjects, as well as interdisciplinary "pods" in language arts, math, social studies and science, according to an article appearing in the Town Crier. The school would still follow block scheduling with a six-day cycle. Foreign language, phys. ed. and performing arts would be offered twice per cycle, with phys. ed. switching to a year-round program, according to the article. The …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A lengthy list of WMS students made high marks this quarter.
Wilmington Middle School students have been hard at work in the classroom over the last few months. Here is a look at the many students who were named to the honor roll and high honors in the first quarter at the school. HIGH HONORS: HONOR ROLL:
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A total of 27 students were selected in September, and we bring you the complete list.
Wilmington Middle School announced its students of the month for September. Below is the complete list of the month's selections.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The school announced its recent honors and high honors students recently for the fourth quarter of the year.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wilmington Middle School recently announced its honor roll and high honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the school year. Congratulations to all students for their hard work this quarter. High Honors: Honors Students:
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Analog Devices brought demonstrations to Wilmington Middle School at Friday science fair.
Wilmington Middle School students took part in a hands on science lesson Friday as Analog Devices brought a variety of science experiments to the school. Waves of students moved throughout the science lab filling out worksheets as they learned about things like dry ice, electricity, and sound waves.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wilmington Middle School performs musical Thursday, Friday and Saturday after months of hard work.
After months of hard work, curtains open Thursday on the Wilmington Middle School Drama Club’s spring play that promises to provide entertainment for all ages. The show opens Thursday at 7 p.m., continues Friday at the same time and closes out on Saturday at 2 p.m. Students auditioned in December and have been rehearsing daily since the beginning of January. “Everyone has put in a ton of work,” said Diana Kole, the play’s director. “Kids will love it, and grown ups will as well. It appeals to every single person, no matter the age.” Tickets cost $5 and will be sold at the door, but Kole said tickets have been selling fast since they went on sale. The director recommends purchasing tickets in advance for the show. Despite their young age, …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Total of 25 students honored for February performance.
A group of Wilmington Middle School students were rewarded recently for their hard work, honored as Students of the Month. The following students were acknowledged for their contributions during the month of February. 6th Grade Lauren D'Angelo Lucas Stanford Joana Xing Jonathan Sears Katelyn Ardito Kevin O'Donnell Danielle Hebert Sudarshan Swamy 7th Grade Tommy Le Jennifer Dovidio Samantha MacDougall Dylan Balestrieri Raymond Russell Heather Niemiec Kevin Fothergill Kayla McCauley 8th Grade Mackenzie Casey Matt Leiskau Alexis Parsons Harrison Middleton Julia Curran Sean Walsh Eric Steeves Nicole Rego Noel White
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Group films footage for 100th anniversary documentary.
A total of 11 students and two teachers from Wilmington Middle School’s computer literacy class visited Winchester Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to film footage for a documentary in honor of the hospital’s 100th anniversary. Students toured Winchester Hospital and its Center for Cancer Care, and interviewed clinicians including robotic surgeon Dr. Peter Tiffany. Pictured, from left to right: Connor O’Brien, Hailey Liston, Adrianna Layon, Eva Nesline, Dr. Tiffany, Cotasha Ross-Lopes and Julia Masiello. Not in the photo: students Courtney MacDonald, Christina Fruciano, Jordyn Granara, Erin Miasserian and Caitlin Riley and their teachers, Carol Trulli and Brenda Lomanno.
Monday, November 7, 2011
You can help school win iPad Mobile Carts.
Wilmington Middle School wants the opportunity to purchase iPad carts for its students, and they need your help to do so. The school is a finalist in the Clorox Power A Bright Future grant contest that would result in a $50,000 grant to purchase the equipment. "Creating and maintaining a high level of technological skills amongst our students is imperative since technology is creating worldwide competition," the school wrote in its entry. "The iPads will expose teachers and students to the newest technology, raise their technology competence, enhance the curriculum and will appeal to a variety of learning styles. In turn, our educators will be able to deliver lessons that further prepare our students for the 21st century while using up-to-…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Seventh grade teacher inspired students, players, with fiery demeanor.
Soon, the hallways of Wilmington Middle School will be filled again with the buzz of the new school year. But one recognizable face will be notably missing when the doors open. Doug Chernovetz, 42, was a veteran seventh grade social studies teacher who impacted countless students before he died over the weekend, reportedly while on a camping trip in New Hampshire with his family. Teachers and students alike grieved the loss of the popular educator over recent days. Counselors will be available at the school over upcoming days to help the community deal with its loss. It has been a difficult few months for the Wilmington Middle School community, which has supported Mikey Murphy after his unexplained collapse earlier this summer. According …