Wetherbee Events

a collage of 5 photos of winners

On Friday, March 2nd, fifteen groups of sixth grade students from the Wetherbee School participated in a classroom BREAKOUT experience focused on the life and work of Dr. Seuss. By solving a series of mysterious clues and relying on teamwork to get them through each new challenge, five out of the fifteen groups were able to successfully BREAKOUT! Congratulations to the victorious students!

 

Want to try to solve this online BREAKOUT on your own? See if you can find the "secret" starting point on this page:  http://bit.ly/2u2QhRT

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!