January 18, 2019 The Amherst School Committee met last night to hear Dr. Morris’s proposal for getting to consensus on a Statement Of Interest (SOI) application to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for aid in either replacing or renovating our aging elementary schools. The presentation reviewed our history of applying to the MSBA over […]
ARPS has a new food website. Parents can sign up to have the lunch menu emailed weekly. The harvest for the month for January is apples. The website can be accessed at http://www.amherstfood.com/.
A message from our librarian Ms Susan Wells: “Natasha Lowe returned to play 31 games made by our talented 4th graders bringing her book The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel to life! We read the book during 4th grade lunch, Natasha Lowe visited with each 4th grade class and brainstormed with our students, students brought their ideas […]
“Thanks to the amazing support of our PGO, families, and students, there are two new soccer goals and balls for students to use throughout the day. The goals are perfect for smaller sized games, and allow multiple grades to have their own field during recess. Thank you!!!” – Mr. B. This equipment was purchased with […]
6 –6:30 p.m. Meet in the library for a conversation with Nick about creating a framework for the Wildwood Vision and Identity. Together we will explore who we are, what we value and what we want our school to become! 6.30-6:45 p.m. PGO Updates and Opportunities 6:45-7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet, Questions
Please assist the Jones Library in planning for the North Amherst Library’s future by taking 10 minutes to fill out their survey at https://www.joneslibrary.org/northsurvey Printed copies of the survey are available at the Jones, Munson Memorial, and North Amherst Libraries, Town Hall, Bangs Center, Survival Center, Family Center, and Atkins North. Once they’ve collected and analyzed the […]
Amherst has begun the process of creating an economic development strategy. The town has engaged the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission as consultants to report on key economic indicators, an analysis of the retail market, and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. Amherst residents are invited to share feedback and have their ideas incorporated in […]
Thank you to all Wildwood families for helping make this year’s Valley Gives fundraising campaign a great success. Together, you donated a total of $3,610 – between online and brown envelope donations – exceeding the goal of $3,000! Through your continued support, the PGO is able to fund curriculum enrichment events and activities, and support […]
For More Information, Contact: Jonathan Salvon, Fort River School Building Committee, Chair email@example.com On May 2, the Fort River School Building Committee released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Fort River Elementary School Feasibility Study. The Building Committee will receive applications from architectural design teams interested in working with the Committee to provide the […]
Welcome Wildwood STARS May 1 -Valley Gives Fundraiser May 5 – First WW Tag sale/Car wash (rain date May 6) May 9 – Early Release, 1:20PM dismissal for WW students May 28 – Memorial Day, No school Important Links / Hiperenlaces importantes 2017-18 School Calendar: View on web Wildwood Bus Routes: WW_17-18_BusRoutes How to Contact the School […]
What a great show! Our 6th and 5th graders worked hard to make our assembly and Drop Everything And Read time a huge success and FUN for our whole community!
Thank you to all our VOLUNTEERS and our incredibly creative STUDENTS for a great MCBA MAKERSPACE PLAY DAY! There were over 60 STUDENT MADE games to PLAY in 6 spaces! 130 students participated in this HUGE event! Please watch the recap and our student reflections on the process: 1. Read an MCBA Mashup Book 2. Design […]
Wildwood Families, if you use the B43 bus, please answer this important survey, especially if you are someone who relies on it to do things like shopping or getting to medical appointments in between Amherst and Northampton. MassDOT is considering cutting some stops to make it an Express, and routing the bus up 116 to Haigis […]
At their September 25th meeting, the Amherst School Committee approved the mission statement (available here) for the Fort River School Building Committee. The committee also voted to include the following voting members on the Fort River School Building Committee: Fort River Principal or Designee Fort River Teacher Fort River Staff Member Facilities Director or Designee School Committee […]
Come and get your shred on tomorrow for FREE at Wildwood Elementary school on June 10 from 9-11am & help put a dent in identity theft #amherstma (source: https://twitter.com/TownOfAmherst)
Last Chance to order Wildwood T-shirts and 2017 Wildwood Yearbooks! Order forms were sent home with your student or can be found in the WW office. Please be sure to return the forms and payment by Friday June 9th. The 2016/17 Wildwood School Yearbook is filled with pictures of all the students and memories of […]
Thanks to those who attended Wednesday’s PGO meeting, and a very special thanks to those parents stepping up into PGO leadership. As Dr. Morris expressed in his weekly newsletter, “You do amazing work on behalf of our students and your support means so much to the all of our faculty, staff and administrators.” Co-Chairs: Kerry […]
The school year is almost over, and now is the time we begin thinking about how to thank our teachers for a terrific year. What better way to thank them than to give a gift in their name to the Amherst Education Foundation? AEF has provided more than $400,000 in grants to our public schools […]
Just as schools start to count down the days until the end of school, The Jones Library is ramping up to full throttle for their summer reading program! June 2017 Jones Library Kids Room Calendar Mass Birds of Prey, June 3 from 1-2pm Back to Nature Book Club, June 8 from 4-5pm
The League of Women Voters is planning a “young readers day” at their annual book sale on July 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each young reader may choose one free book that day. The book sale will also be held on July 28-30 and August 4-6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. […]
The 4th annual Valley Gives Day was a great success for Wildwood. Here’s the latest tally: 31 Cash Donations – $279 27 Check Donations – $1910 14 Online Donations – $920 raised (fees may come off the top of this) Total: 72 Donors raised $3,109 Average Donation $43 Huge shout out of thanks to Lisa Berry, Sara […]
There was extensive discussion of next steps post-building project at the April 25, 2017 Amherst School Committee meeting. The Powerpoint presentation provided by Superintendent Michael Morris is available here.
Please join us on Friday, May 5th from 12:00-1:00pm in the Green Room at Wildwood School for a Post-Building Project Presentation with Interim Superintendent Michael Morris Dr Morris will discuss the post-school vote challenges that our school districts face – Financial, Enrollment, and Infrastructure – followed by a question and answer period. If mornings work better, […]
MCAS testing has begun. Remaining test dates as follows: ELA MCAS: Grade 6 on May 2. Math MCAS: Grade 5–May 11, 12; Grade 6–May 18,19; Grades 3 and 4–May 23,24. Science MCAS: Grade 5–May 16 and 17.
Saturday April 22, 10 AM – 4 PM on the TOWN COMMON Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its eighth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups as […]
MCAS testing has begun. Grades 3 and 4 have their ELA MCAS on April 25, 26 and 27. Grade 6 will take their ELA MCAS on April 28 and May 2. Grade 5 tested on April 4-6. Math MCAS dates are as follows: Grade 5–May 11, 12, Grade 6–May 18,19 Grades 3 and 4–May 23,24. […]
Read the latest Wildwood Wire here: Wildwood Wire 4-1-17.pdf learn about upcoming events and other news at our school.
March 30, 2017 To: The Amherst Public School District staff and administration and the Amherst community, From: Phoebe Hazzard, Amherst School Committee Vice-Chair and Dr. Michael Morris, Interim Superintendent While the proposed new schools building project failed to achieve a two-thirds majority in Tuesday’s referendum vote, our district will continue to move forward and plan […]
A Community Conversation in collaboration with the Amherst League of Women Voters. Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm-8pm at the Amherst Survival Center, 138 Sunderland Road, North Amherst on the #33 bus Presenters: Michael Knapik, Director of Governor Baker’s Western MA Regional Office Keith Barnicle, Regional Manager for Congressman Jim McGovern Michelle Geoffroy, Advocacy, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Please consider attending an informal meeting to connect with others. A light dinner will be provided, so an RSVP would be helpful! When: Monday, March 20th 6:00pm-7:00pm Where: Amherst Regional Middle School, Professional Development Room From 6:00 pm-6:30 pm: We will have an opportunity to connect with some candidates running for school committee. From 6:30 pm-7:00 […]