Creating Connections - March 11, 2016

A weekly message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Marco C. Rodrigues

March 11, 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 11

Superintendent's Message

One enjoyable aspect of my job as Superintendent is to have the opportunity to meet monthly with the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Each high school is represented by five students and a staff advisor. We meet once a month from October through May and each High School graciously hosts our meetings. Prior to our meetings, school advisors submit students’ questions which range from academic opportunities to lunch menus. The agendas are rich and promote great discussions each time.

"Anything Goes"

Anything Goes Boat

The Doherty Memorial High School Music Department cordially invites you to our annual musical:

"Anything Goes"

At the Doherty Memorial High School Auditorium

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, March 12, 2016 (All day)
Sunday, March 13, 2016 (All day)

Burncoat Magnet Art Show "Blue"

blue art pieces

Students from the Burncoat Magnet Visual Arts Program (Worcester Arts Magnet, Burncoat Middle, and Burncoat High) have continued to collaborate and create by pushing the boundaries of IMAGINATION AND INGENUITY. By exploring multiple mediums, these artists have interpreted the many manifestations of the color BLUE.

Creating Connections - March 4, 2016

A weekly message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Marco C. Rodrigues

March 4, 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 10

Superintendent's Message

This week I attended, for the first time, a JROTC Inspection ceremony. I did not know what to expect when North High School Principal, Lisa Dyer, invited me to attend the ceremony. I sat next to family members, totally mesmerized by the ceremony and by our students’ performance and the outstanding rendition of the National Anthem by Seniors Miqueas Rodriguez and Sabrina Martino.

Superintendent’s Search Information

Application Material of Finalists

Agenda #9 - Monday, March 7, 2016

Agenda #10 - Monday, March 14, 2016


PRESS RELEASE – March 3, 2016

The Search Committee for the Selection of the Next Superintendent of Schools, appointed by Mayor Petty, received four applications for the positon of Superintendent of Schools. Based on our review and evaluation of the applications, and of the supporting materials submitted, we are pleased to advance all of the applicants for further review and consideration by the School Committee. The candidates all bring to the selection process superlative records of achievement. However, they vary dramatically, one from the other, in areas of expertise, focus, training, experience, and concentration. They provide, collectively, a superb opportunity for the Worcester Public Schools to select, from them, the candidate with the optimal mix of training, talent, and vision which will assist the WPS in addressing the challenges and opportunities which it can reasonably anticipate in the years ahead.

S.O.F.A. Meat Raffle

S.O.F.A. Meat Raffle poster

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Columbus Park Has Heart

Columbus Park students spelling HEART

In honor of Heart Health awareness month, CPPA students were treated to an AVID guest lecture by Dr. Brigid Carlson, Cardiologist at UMASS on Friday, Frebruary 26th. Students in grades 4-6 learned how to take their pulse and saw actual video of Dr. Carlson inserting a stent into a blocked artery. The whole school wore red.

Rice Square Meat Raffle

raffle tickets

Please join us in raising funds to build a library and media center at Rice Square School. There will be Meat Raffle, Gift Baskets, and 50/50 Raffle.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 1:00am

2016 Dr. Lee Gurel Award Recipients Announced

WEDF logo

The Board of Directors of the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Dr. Lee Gurel Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advanced Placement English. One student and his/her teacher are selected annually to receive these awards, endowed by Dr. Lee Gurel in honor of his English teacher at Woodland Street Preparatory School, Miss Wilmont.

Creating Connections - February 26, 2016

A weekly message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Marco C. Rodrigues

February 26, 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 9

Superintendent's Message

Words cannot describe how impressed I was this past Monday, visiting our schools, and experiencing teaching and learning at all levels after a week of vacation. I visited Worcester East Middle School, Grafton Street School, Union Hill School and Vernon Hill School. Students were engaged, actively participating in the activity, and the teachers were notably prepared. I have to say this experience did not surprise me but, it validated, once again, the outstanding work that takes place in every classroom, every day. Thank you for not missing a beat!!!

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