Meeting Calendar

Come to one of our PTSO general meetings where you can meet other parents, professional staff and administrative members, and learn more about our high school and our students' lives. Meetings are alternated between day and evening depending on the subject matter.  We do our best to set a calendar and stick with it!  However - dates and topics may change for a number of reasons - stay tuned to our weekly news blasts to keep current.  Subscribe below.

Monthly Friday Coffees

Hear from Principal Chisum and the head of Guidance, Dana Plunkett Fridays at the end of each month, starting on Friday, September 27th with Dr Chisum, Friday, October 25th with Dana Plunkett, alternating thereafter.  Stay tuned to learn more about the topics of these meetings.  For details of these meetings and much more see WHS monthly calendar and subscribe to our weekly News Blast here.

Guidance Meetings

WHS Guidance Department offers several parent evening presentations ranging from 8th grade student and parent orientation, to college applications, financing and more.  Meeting Schedule as follows:


'19/'20 Guidance Department Parent Evening Presentations:

All evenings are help in the WHS auditorium at 6:45pm unless otherwise noted.

  • 9/11 Standardized Testing Night, recommended for junior students & parents

  • 9/25 Senior Parent Night 

  • 10/2 Navigating the College Process with Students w/Learning Disabilities ,recommended for junior/senior students & parents

  • 10/16 Financial Aid Night - John Marcus, MEFA, recommended for junior/senior students & parents

  • 11/20 Junior Parent Night 

  • 1/8 GAP Year Panel (in conjunction with Weston & Wayland High Schools) 

  • 1/29 8th Grade Parent Orientation

  • 2/5 8th Grade Parent Orientation (snow date)

  • 3/26 Fine & Performing Arts & the college process @ Weston, 7pm, recommended for junior & seniors and their parents.

  • 5/6 College Admissions Night, recommended for junior students & parents


Coffee with the Director of Guidance:

  • October 25th:  Article Discussion/Transitions with Kate Mahoney, Department Head of Guidance, Wellesley Middle School.

  • December 13th: "Raising Resilient Teens" with Julianne Chen & Tai Katzenstein from the Newton- Wellesley Resiliency Project.

  • February 28th:  "Leadership From Within", how to foster leadership skills in your adolescent. Speakers Evren Gunduz & Tom Coburn, co-founders of Enjoy Life Education.

  • April 17th: Update: Juuling and supporting our adolescences around drug use with Liz Booma and Juliana Chen from the Newton-Wellesley Resiliency Project.


Visit the Guidance Department Home Page for more information.

Upcoming PTSO Meetings


Save these dates for meetings! 

Topics and more details to follow.

  • September 11th 9-10:30am - Meet Dr. Chisum and his administrative team

  • October 10th 9-10:30am - Challenge Success and authors of "The Power of  Agency" 

  • November - Thursday November 21st, 7pm WHS Auditorium - see below

  • December - no meeting

  • January. 8th 9-10:30am

  • February 12th 9-10:30am (snow date: March 27th) - course selection  

  • March 18th evening meeting - more details to come

  • April 8th evening meeting- more details to come

  • May 13th 9-10:30am - more details to come


Typical timing and location of PTSO meetings

Evening meetings typically from - 7-8.30pm

Wellesley High School - Auditorium

Daytime meetings typically from - 9-10.30am

Wellesley High School - Faculty Dining Room

November Parent Meeting - Power of Agency

The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, 

Make Effective Decisions, and 

Create a Life on Your Own Terms


The WHS PTSO and WHS Challenge Success Team invite you to join us on Thursday, November 21st at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium, for an evening with Drs. Anthony Rao and Paul Napper, who will present on their work, The Power of Agency.  Drs. Rao and Napper will share important principles and practices of Agency that create greater confidence and success in an ever anxious and stressful world.

Please RSVP and let us know that you will be attending.  

Are you interested in learning about your "Personal Agency"?  


The Agency Principles Inventory (API) is a new measure that tracks how we use agency-building practices in our lives.   Agency is the ability to act as an effective agent for yourself - getting your mind, body, and emotions in balance to think clearly, advocate for yourself, and make choices that create a successful and meaningful life.   This is a fun exercise with no right or wrong answers. You can't fail!  Here is the link.  


Please take this survey by Friday November 15th, so that Drs. Rao and Napper can aggregate results and share them on November 21st.  The survey is anonymous, and only group results will be reported. 


If you have any questions about the API, please contact Dr. Anthony Rao. You can also learn more about agency and how people are using it to empower themselves at

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