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WHS community remembers English teacher Gina Fried

March 7, 2016
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By Wildcat Tracks Staff  Weston English teacher Gina Fried passed away on March 6th after a long illness.  Gina Fried's funeral will be at 12:00 March 8th at: Congregation Mishkan Tefilah, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA. The family will be sitting shivah this week, but further d...

Weston’s Idol Sonika Vaid

Weston’s Idol Sonika Vaid

March 3, 2016
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By Samantha Swartz When it comes to earning a perfect grade, WHS alumni Sonika Vaid knows the feeling. Her A plus came in the American Idol audition studio, when one judge described her first round audition as a “perfect performance.” Besides saying that Vaid’s audition showed her to have...

Services for Diego Summers

February 3, 2016
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Wildcat Editors Diego Summers, Field School student and the brother of WHS students Kiara, Kiana and James Summers, passed away on January 30, 2016 after a seven-month battle with cancer.A wake for Diego will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 and Thursday, Feb. 4 from 4-8 p.m. at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home,...

Special Olympics returns to WHS

Special Olympics returns to WHS

January 29, 2016
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    By Julia Metraux For as long as anyone involved can remember, Weston High School has supported Special Olympics by serving as a host of its popular winter event. Class of 2017 and other WHS student volunteers will come together to host basketball teams for adults and children with disabilities for the Special Olympics on February 7...

Putting for Patients 2015

Putting for Patients 2015

November 24, 2015
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  By Grace Wang The Dana Farber club hosted the third annual Putting For Patients on Saturday, November 14, raising nearly $4,000 for the Jimmy Fund. Putting For Patients is a mini-golf fundraiser to help fight pediatric cancer.  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1...

Cobb and Henry join WPS school committee

October 30, 2015
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By Danielle Barenholtz The WPS School Committee welcomed two new members this school year, Alex Cobb and John Henry. All members of the school committee are responsible for creating a budget, maintaining educational policy, hiring the superintendent, and helping to maintain school facilities. This...

Dr. Brackett steps into interim position

October 30, 2015
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                By Caroline McNamara After a summer full of welcomes and workshops, interim superintendent Dr. John Brackett is rested and ready to dive right into his new position. “What I didn’t want for my year in Weston is for people ...

Foreign exchange programs foster positive relationships

Foreign exchange programs foster positive relationships

October 30, 2015
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By Julia Metraux From visiting the Wall of China to living near the city of Paris, Weston High School’s Global Education program allows a select number of students to study in their target country for it’s 65th year. WHS has formed lasting bonds with schools in Argentina, Brazil, China, and France. According to world language depar...

Students swarm to participate on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak

Students swarm to participate on the anonymous social media app Yik Yak

October 29, 2014
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By Lindsay Garfinkel Yik Yak is the phone app of the moment on high school and college campuses. Why is this app getting so much attention? It acts like a bulletin board for a user’s geographical area where users can post comments. But what sets it apart from other social media is its anonymity...

Student leaders “make their mark” at the annual Student Leadership Conference

Student leaders “make their mark” at the annual Student Leadership Conference

October 22, 2014
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By Samantha Swartz Student leaders, faculty advisors, and parent advisors gathered at Regis College for the annual Student Leadership Conference to participate in team-building exercises and to prepare for their roles as leaders in the school community on October 17. For the past ten years, healt...

Infinite Campus portal receives mixed reactions

Infinite Campus portal receives mixed reactions

October 21, 2014
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Infinite Campus is open, and the access the portal gives to both students and parents to teachers’ gradebooks has prompted mixed reviews from students. The portal is an online database that reports updated information on students’ grades, attendance and assignments. Both students and paren...

New privilege for juniors and seniors

New privilege for juniors and seniors

October 12, 2014
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By Julia Metraux Few students would choose to have their summer break from school interrupted with a letter from the principal, but a letter sent from Principal Anthony Parker August 15 delivered good news to juniors and seniors  of the privilege of open campus.    “Juniors and seniors can le...

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