What an exciting, but exhausting week!
Boston College football is undefeated. The Red Sox are 2-0 in the World Series and the Patriots look unstoppable with Tom Brady on his way to setting another NFL record for the most touchdown passes in a single season. Could it be any better in New England right now? Let us not forget the fall we have had here at Westford Academy. Our varsity girls volleyball team clinched the DCL title this week by defeating Wayland. Congratulations ladies! Furthermore, the following teams have made it into the MIAA tournaments: boys and girls varsity soccer, girls field hockey, the boys and girls cross-country team is headed the the Class Meet next week, our golf team finished 6th in the sectionals and our varsity football team is 6-1. Whew, that is quite an impressive list. Congratulations to all our
student-athletes and best of luck in the tournament.
Next week is Spirit Week at Westford Academy, and the close of quarter one. Please remind you son/daughter to tie up any loose ends with their teacher's before next Friday when grades close.
Spirit Week Events:
Monday- Sports Day- Points awarded for wearing Westford Rec., WA sports, or Boston teams clothing.
Tuesday- American Pride Day- Points awarded for wearing red,white and blue.
Wednesday- Halloween- Points for wearing a costume minus the mask.
Thursday- Dress Up Day- Points for wearing formal attire
Friday- Class t-shirt day- Points for wearing your class t-shirt (SPIRIT ASSEMBLY- Friday afternoon- Alumni Stadium)
Saturday Night- HOMECOMING DANCE
This Saturday night we have two dances: NO ticket sales at the door. Tickets were pre-sold in lunch.
Senior Halloween Dance- 7-11PM- Aux Gym at WA
DECA Halloween Dance- Underclassmen-7-111PM in the cafe at WA.
FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT:
The following student's drawings will be displayed at the Central Office during November and December. These drawings were completed in Visual Art classes and competed for a place in the 2008 Art Club calendar. Although these drawings did not receive enough votes, (many were shy of less than three votes). The art department would like to acknowledge each student's obvious skill and hard work.
Vincent Tseng Mary Boutet
Kyle Lundin Taylor Richardson
Laurie Michaels Kylie Landry
Michael Flannery Matt Wilkening
Michelle Alto Ayesha Iyer
Olivia Gardner Zachary Richards
Dear DECA Students/Parents,
Please be sure to sign up for the DECA e-mail list.
This can be completed in 3 easy steps:
2. Under the DECA Students/Parents click on "click here" to submit your e-mail...
3. Follow the instructions provided on the pop-up window.
Picture Re-takes will be on Wednesday, October 31, 2007. 10:25 am - 12:00 pm. Location, Performing Arts Lobby/ Bell Lobby.
WANTED: Substitute Teachers
Westford is actively seeking substitute teachers. Substitutes are needed in all levels and subject areas. We welcome your consideration and application.
Please apply with Nina Mangan in the Superintendent's office (Millennium School) at 23 Depot Street, Room 7.
The guidance department will hold hands-on Common Application Workshops during the first week of November from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Library Computer Lab.
Interested students should plan to bring a COMPLETED hard copy of the Common Application (forms are available in the guidance office). Counselors will lead participants through the process of completing the application that evening.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to this email or sign up through your counselor in guidance. Sign ups will be limited to the first 20 students per evening.
WESTFORD Community Access Television CAT
Have you ever thought about covering school related events, such as sports, concerts, plays etc. but just donÕt know how to get started or where to find the proper equipment?
Well, Westford Community Access Television, Inc. is here to help you! Better known in the community as Westford CAT, itÕs our mission to promote the use of our three PEG (Public, Educational and Governmental Access) channels (8, 9 & 10 on Comcast cable) to foster community participation, educational opportunities and the free exchange of ideas and interests.
To this end, Westford CAT provides space, equipment and technical training to any resident of the town interested in producing content for our channels.
There is no shortage of interest for coverage of school events but we need new producers who are willing to get involved and make this kind of programming a reality!
So give us a call and find out how fun and interesting creating public access television can be! The studio number is 978-692-7152 or feel free to e-mail Ron Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to check out our website at www.westfordcat.org. Help us bring more school programming to our channels!
Westford Community Access Television, Inc. (WestfordCAT) is a non-profit corporation charged with the mission to promote and encourage the use of local cable access to enhance a free and diverse exchange of ideas and interests that foster community participation and educational opportunities. Members of the WestfordCAT board are, Steve Brown, Erica Davidson, Ernie Hyde Tony Janeczek, Ron Koehler, Kevin McKenzie and Don Whitehouse.
Tired Of The Backtalk?
Gone is the belief that children should be seen and not heard. Today’s parents want their kids to be able to speak their minds. Sometimes, however, what they say – and how they say it – can be tough to take. We also want our kids to be respectful. So what’s a parent to do?
Mark you calendars for Tuesday, November 6, 2007. That evening, at 7:00 p.m. at the Blanchard Middle School, Dr. Anthony Wolf will present I Never Would Have Talked To My Parents That Way. Dr. Wolf is funny and non-judgmental, and draws from more than 25 years of experience as a psychologist, author, and sought-after speaker. His books include The Secret Of Parenting and the best-selling Get Out Of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me And Cheryl To The Mall?
Dr. Wolf presents a whole new way of looking at kids’ behavior. His easy but effective techniques offer specific solutions for all of the most difficult day-to-day parenting struggles: tantrums, backtalk, sibling fighting, before-school and bedtime routines, and much more. His advice, delivered in a witty, compassionate style, is designed to help parents stay in charge – without threats or punishment – and bring the joy back to parenting.
Dr. Wolf’s presentation is sponsored in part by the Westford Parent Connection. Tickets are $5 in advance and available at the Roudenbush Community Center until 12:00 p.m. on November 6. After 12:00, tickets may be purchased at the door for $8.
Attention Sports Fans:
Items on Sale:
WA Super Fan T-shirts - $5.00
Sweatshirts - $50.00
WA- Grey Ghost Sticker- $1.00
See Mrs. Cournoyer (School Store Advisor) tonight at the Football Game
The Westford Academy Athletic Boosters will be producing a Thanksgiving Day Football Game Program that will be sold at the annual Westford Academy vs. Acton- Boxboro Football game on Thanksgiving Day. Both advertisements and personal messages of support will be available for purchase by local businesses or members of the community that would like to offer a message of support to their favorite football player, cheerleader, coach or team.
This program will offer local businesses a great opportunity to show their support for the Grey Ghosts or the Acton-Boxboro Minutemen in a venue where their support will be noticed. Don't miss your chance to be involved! Place your ad/message today!
For rates, deadline information (11/3!) or a form with which to place your ad or message of support, please visit www.westford.com/waboosters.
That is it for today. Have a great weekend!