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Weston High School (WHS)

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MESSAGE

Principal’s Message

Principal's Welcome Message

Dear Students, Staff and Parents:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Our commitment at Weston High School is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.

High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance, co-curricular participation, and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school. It is with pride that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of Weston High School students. It is the contribution of our students to our school community that makes Weston High School an exceptional learning community. Full participation in academic and co-curricular programs and a willingness to act responsibly as an individual within our educational environment are the factors that enable all to have a successful and enjoyable year.

Below are our beliefs regarding teaching and learning that we developed as part of this process.

We believe that effective teachers:

  • Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving, and application of classroom learning to real life situations;
  • Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;
  • Design instruction to integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to enhance learning;
  • Demonstrate ongoing professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.

We believe that successful students:

  • Communicate in a meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision and nuances of written, visual, and aural medium through comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation;
  • Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems; and
  • Pose questions, examine possibilities, and apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues.
  • Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness; and
  • Contribute to the local and global community in a collaborative and respectful manner

In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at [email protected]. also. I am honored to serve as your principal.

Sincerely,

Lisa Wolak
Weston High Principal

Messages from Assistant Principals

Mr. Matthew R. Filip

Matt Filip joined Weston High School in the summer of 2015.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science and Business from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Education Degree in Teaching and Learning from DePaul University.  He completed his preparation for administrative certification at Sacred Heart University.

Before coming to Weston, Mr. Filip served as the Science Department Chair at Amity High School in Woodbridge.  Previous to that , he taught at Staples High School in Westport, Middlebrook School in Wilton, and Harris City Academy Crystal Palace in London, England. 

Mr. Filip may be reached by phone (203-221-6504) or email [email protected]

Ms. Juliane Givoni

Juliane Givoni assumed her post as Assistant Principal at Weston High School in the summer of 2015.  Ms. Givoni holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Arts Administration from New York University.  She also earned a Sixth Year Certificate in Educational Leadership from UCONN”s Neag School of Education.

Ms. Givoni began her career as a vocal music teacher in the New York City Public Schools.  Since returning to Connecticut, where she grew up, Ms. Givoni has served as Choral Director and Instructional Leader in Region 9.  She was Teacher of the Year in Region 9 and a finalist for CT State Teacher of the Year in 2015.

Ms. Givoni can be contacted by phone (203 221-6505) or by email [email protected].

School Mission Statement

WHS is committed to providing a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problems-solvers, effective communicators, and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.

School Core Values & Beliefs

Weston High School is committed to providing a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.

We believe that effective teachers:

  •  Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving and application of classroom learning to real-life situations;

  •  Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;
  •  Design instruction to integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to  
     enhance learning;
  •  Demonstrate ongoing professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
  •  Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student
     performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.

We believe that successful students:

  •  Communicate in a meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;
  •  Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision and nuances of written, visual and aural medium 
     through comprehension, interpretation and evaluation;
  •  Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems;
  •  Pose questions, examine possibilities and apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues.

Our Social and Civic Expectations are:

  •  Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness;
  •  Contribute to the local and global community in a collaborative and respectful manner.

STAFF

Main Office & Staff Info

The main office at Weston High School houses the office of Lisa Wolak, Principal, and Matthew Filip and Juliane Givoni, Assistant Principals. The administrative support staff are Mrs. Jodi Sacchetta, Assistant to the Principal, and another Main Office Secretary. Our large administrative conference room, teacher mailroom, and two small conference/in-house suspension rooms are also located in the main office.

To Report a Student’s Absence – (203) 221-6501
Please notify the school between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Office Staff

Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Jodi Sacchetta
– (203) 221-6503

Main Office Secretary
– (203) 221-6500

Security & Parking

Security 

Our security office, located in the lobby, is the first stop to check-in for all visitors.  Our Security Officers are Tom Andreacchio and Phyllis (PJ) Mickle. 

When visiting WHS please remember to bring your driver’s license for identification.  Security will scan your ID and issue you a visitor badge, which must always be worn when in the building. 

Parking

When attending meetings or visiting WHS please park in visitor spaces; along School Road across from the WHS main entrance, or along the WIS access road on the side next to Stadium Field.  There is no visitor parking in any lot.  All parking spaces are numbered and have been assigned to students and staff members.  An empty parking space does not mean it’s available.

Medical Staff

The school nurse at Weston High School is available to provide emergency care for students in case of accidents or sudden illnesses. The school nurse is also available to counsel students, their parents, and faculty on health matters. Before admission to Weston Schools, all new entrants are required by State law to show proof of immunization against Polio (IPV – 3 doses), diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT – 4 doses), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), proof of immunity to varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B vaccine (3 doses), a tuberculosis skin test, and a physical examination by a licensed physician. Complete physical examinations are required for all new students and incoming ninth graders. The school nurse should be kept updated on any changes of a student’s medical condition or medication that are pertinent to a student’s full and safe participation in school.  If medication is to be given in school an authorization form for the administration of medication is needed and must be signed by the physician and parent/guardian.  Students who are exempt from having a physical examination because of their medical/religious beliefs must present this documented information to the school heath office.

Sheryl Zulkeski  (203) 221-6500

Maintenance Staff

  • Kevin Drotos
  • Jimmy Impy
  • Jeff Palmiero

PRINCIPAL’S UPDATE

WHS is committed to providing a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem-solvers, effective communicators, and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.

2019-2020 School-Year
September/October 2019
November/December 2019
January/February 2020
March/April 2020
May/June 2020

2018-2019 School-Year
September 2018
October 2018
November 2019
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2018

2017-2018 School-Year
SEPTEMBER 2017
OCTOBER 2017
NOVEMBER 2017
DECEMBER 2017
JANUARY 2018
FEBRUARY 2018
MARCH 2018
APRIL 2018
MAY 2018
JUNE 2018

WHS Handbook

The WESTON HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK is a guide for students, parents, and staff. In it you will find general information, rules, procedures and policies that have been developed to assist in the daily routines that are part of our school. It is hoped that by providing this information every individual who is a part of the Weston High School Community will be better informed, and thus will be able to fulfill his/her responsibilities.

WMS Student Parent Handbook

EXPECTATIONS

Student Expectations

By successfully meeting the Weston Public Schools’ graduation requirements, students will demonstrate proficiency in the following foundational, academic, personal and social competencies:

  • Visual, Verbal, Aural and Written Language
    Comprehension and analysis of visual, verbal, aural and written language necessary for adult learning.
  • Communication Through the Written Word
    Clear and effective communication through the written word.

  • Presentation Skills
    Preparation and delivery of clear and effective presentations to a variety of audiences.

  • Quantitative Problem Solving
    The ability to use quantitative methods for problem solving.

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    The ability to think critically and creatively:  assess, interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information.   

  • Information Literacy
    The ability to research, apply knowledge and skills across disciplines and synthesize information in order to solve authentic problems.

  • Technology Skills
    The ability to effectively apply technological skills to effective communications and authentic problem solving.

  • Integrity in Identity and Community
    The development of a commitment to act cooperatively, responsibly, and with civility and integrity.

  • Health and Well Being
    The ability to make positive decisions related to physical and emotional wellness.