WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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C H E R Y L B A L I A N S C A PA R R O T TA writer E R I C B A R R Y photographer Weston High's New Science Wing Sets the Standard last spring, biology students at Weston High School had year after its debut, both staff and students are singing its praises, from the rare experience of watching a live knee surgery via teleconference. roomy laboratories and airy hallways, to advanced science equipment From their high school campus, they tuned in to an operation taking and spacious storage areas. place at a hospital in the Midwest. In their new, technologically rich "The construction has benefited the entire school, not just the sci- multimedia room known as the Global Education Center (GEC), the ence faculty," Parker notes. "It allows other space across the campus to students were able to ask questions of the surgeons during the proce- be used in new ways." The addition, combined with the renovation of dure, and learned about the process of knee replacements, prosthetics, two existing science labs, offers seven new labs, the aforementioned and recovery in real time. multimedia conference room, a greenhouse, an outdoor classroom, "It was quite extraordinary," says Anthony Parker, principal of Weston High. "Our science teachers and students clearly have oppor- "We are very happy with the facility," enthuses Superintendent Cheryl Maloney. "These are state-of-the-art science labs capable of September 2012 marked the opening of Weston High School's new supporting a challenging and varied curriculum, and all of the rooms science wing, a 23,000-square-foot, $10 million addition that paves the were built so they can be repurposed from one science discipline to way for a broader science curriculum now and into the future. One another." 129 f a l l 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e tunities to do creative things with our curriculum." and ample space for materials storage and preparation.

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