On Monday, a change.org petition was created by Waterbury resident, Precious Price, in order to prevent the closure of Macdonough Elementary School. Macdonough Elementary School is a vital part of the Middletown community, and provides education for 240 students in kindergarten to fifth grade. The closure was proposed by the Ad Hoc School Closure Committee in order to resolve budget issues. However, members of the community have expressed their fears that the loss of Macdonough will have a negative impact on local children and families who rely on the close proximity of the school to their homes.
A note for potential tutors from Angela Yoo ’15:
Do you love to work with really cute kids? Join WesMath/WesReads! Minimum of 1 hour commitment per week. Tutor students in grades 2-5 at Macdonough Elementary School or Farm Hill Elementary School. All interested/returning tutors must attend a training session (dates/times listed below). All training sessions will be held in Allbritton 311. Hope to see you there!
Learn more at our website.
Dates/Times: Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2:00 PM or Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 PM (for returning tutors)
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 PM or Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 PM (for new tutors)
Place: Allbritton 311
Apparently, musicianship isn’t just about the gigs, the jams, and the hot groupies. Evan Scarlett ’14 wants you to give back to the community:
Do you play an instrument? Do you love working with kids? The musical mentoring program allows Wesleyan students to teach music lessons to children in Middletown. The program runs Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Green Street Arts Center and the MacDonough Elementary School. Contact Jeremy Crimm (jcrimm@wes) or Evan Scarlett (escarlett@wes) if interested.
Date: Starting Monday, September 9th, 2013
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.
Place: Green Street Arts Center or MacDonough Elementary School
Contact: jcrimm@wes and escarlett@wes