Our Impact

YOUR DONATIONS MAKE WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPEN!

Here are just a few examples of your donations at work:

Parent Education

Drs. Anthony Rao and Paul Napper presented their work to parents on  "The Power of Agency".

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Student Journalists Attend Conference

Thank you once again to the PTSO for supporting The Bradford's trip to the NESPA fall journalism conference at Boston University's School of Communication.  It was fantastic - we all got a good deal out of the content and were even able to meet up for lunch with a Bradford alum who is now studying journalism at BU.

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Student Initiatives

Senior project - a PTSO grant helped purchase supplies for an outdoor clay sculpture installation right at WHS entrance!  

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Cultural Entertainment

Mr. Carrasquillo with the Mariachi band that played for students in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Frames for Student Artwork

The PTSO provided funding to frame student artwork which had been accepted into a photo festval!  The artwork was exhibited in three galleries in the Boston area.

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AUTHOR Elizabeth Acevedo

Coming soon to WHS!

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Student Initiatives

The woodworking club manufactured a "carpet-ball" table with materials supported by a PTSO grant.

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For a fuller list of PTSO funded initiatives in 2018/2019 click here.

So far in 2019/2020 the PTSO has funded or committed to fund the following:

Staff Training and Professional Development

  • Art - metal working course for larger more complex metal fabrication

  • English - "Keeping the wonder" course

  • English - Social Emotional Learning courses: "The practice and power of vulnerability in the classroom", "Anxiety awareness: empowering students with health and hope" and "The culturally competent educator".

  • English - "Game based strategies for language instruction" online course

  • Fitness & Health - curriculum for "Drums alive" program (in partnership with WEF)

  • Languages - Joint NADSFL/ACTFL conference for language curriculum leaders

  • Languages - NECTFL conference - new trends and pedagogical approaches to teaching languages

  • Math - "Escape the math classroom" conference

  • Social Studies - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development conference (2 staff members)

  • Social Studies - sheltered English immersion course (2 Staff Members)

  • Social Studies - executive function conference

  • Special Education - dyslexia course​

Classroom Supples and Other Materials

  • Administration - privacy panels and book stand for main office

  • Art - frames for student work

  • Bridge Program - books and journal subscriptions

  • Social Studies - pocket Constitutions

  • Special Education - metal rolling carts, daylight lamps for classroom use, classroom books, DivideWrite mobile whiteboard partition, board games for the Gateway program

  • Fitness & health - 4 speakers for "Minding your Mind" 10th grade class

  • Languages - instructions books

Student Initiatives
  • Academic Decathlon - student cram kits

School Spirit/Comradery​
  • Mariachi band for national hispanic month

  • New England Scholastic Press Association Conference fees - for 13 students and 1 advisor

  • Library - prizes for reading challenge