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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PHOTO BY JONATHAN DIETZ / COURTESY OF WESTON HIGH SCHOOL On the Cutting Edge libraries for the Weston Public Schools. "It was Cheryl Maloney's idea to include this kind of resource into the science wing, and she was instrumental in moving this room forward." It was also thanks to a generous anonymous donor that many aspects of the science wing came to pass. "I was in a wonderful facility at Harvard University for a superintendent seminar, and I thought that Weston should have such a facility to support our global outreach, as well as our goal of integrating technology into teaching and learning," says Maloney. "The donor, with whom I had been meeting, wanted to make a contribution, and agreed with the idea of an outdoor classroom and the GEC." The total donation from the large-hearted donor for the wing is in the half-million-dollar range. We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 As for the GEC, "We almost called this a distance education room, but we decided to call it 'Global' to reflect that fact," says McCanne. "Weston High has sister schools throughout the world [in France, China, Uganda, and Brazil], and that reflects our value in global education and cultures. This room helps us maintain those connections and make new ones throughout the world." 134

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