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RAINBOW HEART COLORED ON A SIDEWALK WITH STUDENTS IN THE BACKGROUND
Jennifer Caufield

On Thursday, May 5th School Committee voted to support a joint Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging statement written by HWEA President Nicholas Ristaino, School Committee Chair, Dana Allara, and Superintendent, Eric Tracy. The statement serves to support our educators and students as we continue to work together to create and support safe and welcoming learning environments for everyone.

Joint Statement on School Committee Goal 3:

Commit to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Practices

The School Committee, the administration, and the teachers of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District wish to reaffirm our commitment to providing a robust, engaging 21st century education that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices. We will strive to support the differences that our staff, students and families/caregivers bring to our schools. We recognize that all students are different and come to our schools with different needs so we will work to create a learning environment and culture that enables all students, families/caregivers, and staff to have a sense of belonging, participate and thrive.

We will work to ensure all students can access a rigorous curriculum and feel welcomed in schools that prepare them for a world that is diverse, complicated, and full of challenges and opportunities. As part of our commitment we will continuously learn about and improve culturally responsive teaching practices, environments, and curriculum that will support the growth and development of all children.

We want to ensure all staff feel empowered to engage in developmentally appropriate ways with students in this vital work. Although this work comes with many challenges, it also opens countless opportunities for all of us to learn, to grow, and to foster safe and welcoming schools for all. Our staff must be trusted to do this difficult and important work. One of the most notable strengths of our district is the relationships between our staff and students. These relationships can be the catalyst to support social emotional learning and the development of competency in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strategies. Together we can foster an environment where deep and powerful learning can occur, even about complicated and difficult topics.

Dana Allara - Chair, Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee

Eric Tracy - Interim Superintendent, Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District

Nicholas Ristaino - President, Hamilton-Wenham Regional Education Association

5th Grade Musical
Jennifer Caufield

Mark your calendars for the 5th Grade Musical to be held on Monday, June 6th. Performances will be held during the school day and in the evening

Winthrop Classic
Jennifer Caufield

The Winthrop Classic will be held on Wednesday, June 15th from 8:45-11:30 am. More details to come. 

High School Seniors in the community doing yard work for our local senior citizens
Jennifer Caufield

Could you use some help? Once again, the Senior Class of HWRHS is giving back to the HW community. On Tuesday, May 31st from 8:30-12:00 our students will be sprucing up the yards of our senior residents of Hamilton and Wenham. 

Class of ‘22 Seniors Helping Seniors 

Could you use some help? Once again, the Senior Class of HWRHS is giving back to the HW community. On Tuesday, May 31st from 8:30-12:00 our students will be sprucing up the yards of our senior residents of Hamilton and Wenham. Small teams of our students can provide help outside with chores that could include lawn care, raking, cleaning flower beds, planting flowers, and spreading mulch. If you would like to put in a work order call Mrs. Lisa Heitz at 978-468-0496 or email l.heitz@hwschools.net before May 24th.

Food Assistance for Anyone in Need
Jennifer Caufield

Are you struggling to put food on the table? Acord Food Pantry can offer more than weekly food distribution. If you or someone you know is struggling, Acord can provide confidential emergency assistance.

With the price of heating skyrocketing are you struggling to put food on the table this winter? Acord Food Pantry can offer more than weekly food distribution to local families. If you or someone you know are struggling this winter, Acord can provide confidential emergency assistance to anyone in need without requiring personal information. This food assistance includes fresh dairy products, eggs, meat, fish, fresh produce, and shelf-stable items such as pasta, rice, cereal, and more.

Please contact acord.director@gmail.com to find out how they can help.

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