Our thanks to all of the parents that came out to the first Course Selection meeting on Friday.  Please don't miss out on Session #2 to be held on February 12th. 

Connie Burton & Andra Jensen
WHS PTSO Co-Presidents 2019-2020
Our thanks to Dr. Chisum, Dana Plunkett and the Department Heads who attended the first Course Selection meeting on Friday, January 31st. It was an incredibly informative meeting.  We were fortunate that Julie Spilka, a WHS faculty member, and one of her students, were able to videotape the session.  We will have a link of that video available shortly and will email that along with the handouts from the meeting.  
  • Course Selection Session #2 - February 12th -- at this meeting, we will hear from representatives of the English department, the Classical and Modern Languages department, the Social Studies department, and the Evolutions Program. 
(This meeting will be at 9am in the Faculty Dining Room.)

We invite parents to review the Program of Studies and two videos on course selection discussions held in prior years that might be informative -- video one (covering Math, Computer Science and History) and video two (covering Science, Business and Technology).  

I f you have any specific questions or topics you would like to have addressed at these sessions, please email us at

February 2020
  • 4th - Final Day to Purchase 2020 Yearbook @ $95
  • 5th - Early Release Day
  • 7th - Senior Project Proposals Due  
  • 12th - PTSO Meeting - Course Selection Meeting Session #2
The following is just a sample of all the events on the calendar. Click  here to see the whole calendar.  

Are you thinking about summer opportunities for your student?  Jobs, Internships or interesting camps, study abroad for the summer or a gap year?  Are you interested in hearing about college fairs or scholarships?  Check out our redesigned  blog, view all posts.   The PTSO receives information about many opportunities we are unable to include in the weekly newsletter, but they can always be found in our   blog.  Parents and students must conduct their own research and vetting into these opportunities.


Each senior who participates in graduation must wear a red cap and gown, families can purchase from University Cap and Gown.  You may also use a gown worn in the past by a friend or sibling and only purchase a cap and/or 2020 tassel, as needed.  If you do not require any regalia, please contact your students House Assistant and confirm that with the House Assistant.

All your graduation needs (cap, gown, and tassel) can be purchased online and your order will be sent to the High School.  Students will receive their regalia the morning of Graduation at our required rehearsal which begins at 8:00 am on June 5th, 2020.

Cap, gown, and tassel cost $16.00.
Cap and tassel cost $8.00.
A cap cost $5.00
A tassel cost $3.00

All orders must be made by February 28th, 2020.  Please order as soon as possible.  Here is the link and directions to order  University Cap and Gown.

Please be advised instead of submitting your student's ID Number type in their last name and first initial, i.e. parkera.


Wellesley POPS  --  Get Your POPS Cabaret Tickets Today! Less than a week until show time!  On Friday, February 7th at TCAN,  Wellesley Public School (WPS) parents and supporters of performing arts education will join together in an evening of celebration and community to benefit performing arts education in our town, and to promote the love of performing arts in the Metrowest area.  Be part of a magical night supporting performing arts in our community.  Show-stopping student performances,  Spectacular live & silent auctions,  Strolling dinner by Bakers' Best!  Your support will make a meaningful difference to over 1,000 young performing artists  across all grade levels in WPS, and in a broad range of genres --  from chorus, to orchestra, to drama, to dance, to stage tech and beyond.   Check out our student showcase line-up and learn more here.

Wellesley Scholarship Foundation  Application Deadline is March 1, 2020 
The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year through March 1, 2020. Each year, WSF awards numerous financial awards to qualified candidates to assist with their unmet financial need. In 2019, WSF awarded $340,000 in need-based awards. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from Wellesley High School, Wellesley residents graduating from high school in or outside of Wellesley, or Wellesley residents currently attending undergraduate institutions on a full-time basis. In addition, WSF also awards privately endowed merit scholarships to two high school seniors each year who are Wellesley residents in recognition of their outstanding scholastic achievement and citizenship. For more information and to apply, please click  here.  

League of Women Voters - Register to Vote  
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley will be back on the WHS campus to register student voters on February 4, before the registration deadline of February 12, to vote in the presidential primary on March 3.   To register, students must provide either the number of a valid MA driver's license or the last 4 digits of the social security number.  18-year-olds may register to vote and 16- and 17-year-olds may preregister.  Pre-registration will automatically convert to voter registration on the 18th birthday.  To vote in an election, citizens must be registered and 18 years of age on or before the date of the election.  If you have a valid driver's license or signature on file through a state agency, you may register online here.  

Kindergarten Roundup -  Kindergarten Roundup Date changed from Wednesday, February 5th to   Wednesday, February 12, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm - Sprague School.  S now Date changed to
  February 26, 2020, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm.   See flyer here. 

Friends of Wellesley Library  will be  holding is Winter book sale February 6th through February 9th.  Please see  flyer  for more information.  

Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club is  accepting scholarship applications for 2020-2021 through  March 1, 2020 .   In the 2019, the Club awarded a record $72,700 in scholarships and awards to 21 Wellesley students. Scholarships were given to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students in amounts ranging from $1,000 - $4,000.     Applications are evaluated based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in community service. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating from Wellesley High School, Wellesley residents graduating from high school in or outside of Wellesley, or Wellesley residents currently attending undergraduate institutions on a full-time basis.   For more information, please click here.