Weston Intermediate School

Grades 3 – 5
Absence Line: 203.221.6331

Fax No.: 203-221-1247

Regular School Hours
8:30 AM – 3:15 PM

95 School Road
Weston, CT 06883
Main Office: 203.221.6330
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Events List

December 7, 2022
  • K-12 Early Dismissal/Professional Development
    December 7, 2022

    K-12 Early Dismissal

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MESSAGE

Principal’s Message

Principals Message

Dear Families,

Welcome to Weston Intermediate School. WIS prides itself on being a caring community of learners that fosters pride in each student’s developing abilities while promoting social development. We build the essence of community each day in every classroom touching all of our students. We know that no meaningful learning can happen unless students feel safe. Building on where Hurlbutt left off, we use the Responsive Classroom approach to teach children to act responsibly, take responsibility, and treat each other with respect.

Our teachers use a variety of innovative instructional approaches such as Workshop to instill a love of learning and build confident, competent students. This approach naturally differentiates the learning for all students, to meet the individual needs of each child, and to challenge them to be their best. Our goal is not only to promote literacy, but more importantly, to inspire our students to read and write as part of daily life. We focus on enhancing students’ ability to think critically and creatively, and to be innovative problem solvers and proficient communicators; to speak and write effectively and clearly – across all subjects. Indeed, it is a foundation of the district’s AIM (Academic Innovation & Measurement) initiative, to go beyond core academics. We are excited that all of our students will be able to participate in this initiative this year, so we can help insure our students develop skills and capacities that contribute to making them successful citizens, and more effective communicators and collaborators to become truly successful in the 21st century.

WIS students also have a wealth of programs that we believe will enrich their appreciation of the arts, music, physical well-being, science, and sports. For example, we have a program teaching students how to use and not abuse technology, and a musical that draws over 130 students to the stage. As we teach our students how to become successful citizens, they learn that we do not tolerate bullying at any level on the school grounds, the bus, or any school related activity, nor do we look the other way. You will see that not only do we want our students to feel safe and their parents to know they are safe, we want all of our students, teachers, parents, and community to take pride in all we do each day.

At WIS we are fortunate to have a strong, active PTO and we encourage all parents to participate. I also urge you to take an active part in what your child is required to do at home and to support independent reading. The road to a successful adulthood starts early. We strive every day to make sure that while the path may not be easy at times, what is learned at WIS will inspire a student to do the best work possible at every stage.

There is a lot of information contained in this website and more will come each month from our school newsletters. In addition, you should always know that all of us at WIS believe in open communication. We are here for your students and for you.

Sincerely,

Weston Intermediate Principal
Patricia Falber

Assistant Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff:
I am thrilled to be one of the newest members of the Weston Intermediate School community. I joined as the Assistant Principal in early September of 2022. Prior to this role, I served in various leadership positions in the Fairfield Public School district. For the past 8 years, I was the Elementary Program Facilitator at Holland Hill Elementary School in Fairfield. I bring with me a wealth of knowledge and experience on innovative teaching techniques, social and emotional learning, and an overall positive energy and spirit.
At WIS, we create a caring environment where students feel safe to take risks and challenge themselves. Our collaborative staff works closely to meet the needs of all of our learners.  Students at WIS are challenged on a daily basis to be resilient and flexible thinkers who are pushed to succeed. Our teachers utilize the Workshop model in their instruction which allows for focused and targeted instruction followed by independent work time coupled with small group instruction. Students at WIS learn in an environment focused on the concept that we are creating lifelong readers and writers that have ownership in their learning. Our staff also promotes an environment where students are encouraged to think critically, communicate their learning and be proficient problem solvers.
At WIS, the social and emotional needs of our students are of the utmost importance. The use of Responsive Classroom at WIS creates a safe, joyful and engaging learning environment where all students feel a part of our community. Also our WIS Behavioral Expectations include personal accountability, respect, integrity, discipline, and effort which are woven into all academic areas across the school day.
When I am not at WIS, you can find me spending time with my family in Fairfield. I have four children and am an active member of my community. I am also an avid runner, tennis player, football fanatic, and baker when the time allows.
My door is always open and I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Sincerely,

Leslie Ford
Assistant Principal
Weston Intermediate School

 

School Mission/Goal Statement

As a caring community of learners, Weston Intermediate School fosters pride in developing abilities, promotes positive social development, and encourages an appreciation of individual differences. Our dynamic program builds a foundation for success by providing a balanced learning environment, which supports problem solving, creativity, and independent thinking.

Weston Public Schools Pre-K-12 Learning 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.

STAFF

Main Office & Staff Info

Our main office staff members are the first people you speak to on the telephone or meet when you visit.  They support the educational mission of our school by ordering supplies, maintaining records, and assuring that our school runs smoothly each day.  

The main office is accessible to the school community between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

NEWS

Recent News Items

New Assistant Principal at WIS

August 18, 2022 Dear WIS Families, It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ms. Leslie Ford as the new assistant principal of Weston Intermediate School. Ms. Ford comes to us from Fairfield Public Schools where she served as the Elementary Program...

Math Workshop for Parents

Back by popular demand! Understanding Intermediate School Mathematics – A Parent Workshop Thursday, November 10th, 2022 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. Room 118 at WIS Now that we can again welcome parents in our building, we are pleased to invite you to our upcoming parent...

EXPECTATIONS

Student Expectations

Each student of the Weston Intermediate School community has the right to:

  • Participate in worthwhile learning activities at school
  • Freedom from cruel teasing and put-downs
  • A safe, calm, clean, and orderly learning and playing environment
  • A fair turn in the classroom and on the playground
  • Make mistakes without being ridiculed by others
  • Seek help from adults who are here to help you
  • Dignity and respect from others

Each student of the Weston Intermediate School community is responsible to:

  • Come to school prepared with necessary tools, completed homework, and a willingness to learn
  • Avoid fights or verbal abuse of other students
  • Be fair and accepting of others
  • Work and play safely
  • Work to the best of your ability, taking pride in your effort
  • Use appropriate and acceptable language
  • Be kind, courteous, helpful, and respectful of others
  • Share equipment and materials fairly, and use them properly
  • Respect property, especially things that do not belong to you
  • Cooperate with your schoolmates and adults who want to help you
  • Speak out when you witness unfairness or offensive language or behavior of others
  • Be a good sport whether you win or lose
  • Be truthful with everyone