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Principal's Message December 2019
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Season’s Greetings to Wolcott Students and Families:


Student PSAT Scores from our October testing for our 9th 10th and 11th grade students have been released.  Individual students can access their scores on their college board online accounts. These scores have value in helping parents and students gauge things such as college readiness as well as areas of strength and weakness in math, reading and writing.  Our staff will be analyzing these scores in their Department Evidence Teams on a larger scale to seek trends related to curriculum and instruction. The scores of our 10th and 11th grade students are particularly useful in helping students and staff prepare for the 11th grade Statewide SAT school day assessment in the spring.  Students are encouraged to use their College Board Accounts to practice using their personalized information garnered through previous testing to prepare for the SAT.


We want to congratulate all of our Fall athletic programs for fun and successful seasons.  I also hope that our new format of individual team celebrations were and will be eventful and well received.  This is the first time in many years that we did not hold a school wide event celebrating. A committee of school leaders, teachers, BOE members, parents and student government began last year and decided that the cost of so many big celebrations and banquets the high school was hosting was becoming burdensome on some families.  Additionally, it was felt that for some activities a more intimate gathering would be appropriate. We are planning other changes for Spring celebrations as well and will update everyone once they are set.


Our tenth grader civics students were invited to submit essays highlighting examples of their leadership within the school and community.  This was part of a selection process to be invited to represent the school at the prestigious Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference in the spring.  This past week a panel of social studies teachers assessed essays and conducted interviews with students to select two students to attend this overnight leadership event being held at SCSU.  I am proud to announce that Megan Prescott and Ivy Browne are this year’s representatives. Congratulations to them both.


I want to wish everyone a healthy and joyous Holiday season and remind our students and families that this season provides wonderful opportunities to give of ourselves to help those who need it.


Walt Drewry



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