Wetherbee Events

8 students holding their abstract cavas paint

During February vacation, select students across Lawrence participated in the annual Sontag Acceleration Academy program. The Wetherbee School invited second grade students to attend "Junior" Acceleration Academy for the first time this year -- and look at their amazing enrichment projects! Nice work second grade!

Wetherbee ugly sweater contest contestants

The Wetherbee staff had their annual ugly sweater contest on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. It was a close race with many creatively ugly sweaters. Congratulations to Sharon Rastello, First grade teacher, who went home with this years title!

Wetherbee students present a check to the Firefighters United for Puerto Rico

The Middle School at the Wetherbee is very involved in community service. Four eighth grade girls, Dezani Torres, Jadeyshka Edwards, Gianny More, and Glenialis Collado, wanted to help the victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico.  They organized a Penny War from grades K-8 at the school and collected for three weeks. Many of our students have family in Puerto Rico and were happy to donate. With the support of Leah from Aaron’s Presents, the girls counted up the grand total of $2421.00. and decided to donate the money to a local organization, Firefighters United for Puerto Rico. Lawrence Firefighters Juan Gonzalez and William Pagan, who created the group, visited the Wetherbee School on October 23 to accept the check and thank the students personally.

Celtics players and Middle School students in workshop

30 students from the Wetherbee School and 30 more from North Andover Middle School were selected to participate in the Celtics Play Ball! Playbook 2017. This series of workshops to inspire dialog around the unique role that sports can play in teaching the values of diversity inclusion and promoting conflict resolution kicked off this year with a visit from Celtics Coach Brad Stevens and players Al Horford, Abdel Nader and Marcus Smart.  The students will work together with Play Ball! Foundation and the Celtics Shamrock Foundation to create their own "Playbook" that they can use to teach younger students about ways to deal with complex social situations. Thank you to everyone for a great afternoon!

Students at the Wetherbee School collect food for the Lazarus House.

On Tuesday, October 10, volunteers from the Lazarus House community organization came to the Wetherbee School and presented information to the students about reducing food waste and creating a more sustainable environment through the donation of excess cafeteria food to help feed the needy. The Lazarus House of Lawrence provides food, clothing, shelter, and job training for those in need. 

 

Students learned what types of foods can be saved from their daily meals and donated to the Lazarus House organization. This includes: milk/water, packaged veggies, packaged cookies/crackers, cheese sticks, and fruit. Students have already filled BOXES with cartons of unopened milk, packages of carrots, and fresh fruit. Keep making good choices and supporting your community, Wetherbee students!