Walsh Middle School

Week Ending March 24th

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What is the WordMasters Challenge™?

The WordMasters Challenge™ is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Each year, over 125,000 students from some of the best public and private schools throughout the United States participate in the WordMasters Challenge.

Unlike other language arts competitions for this age group – which focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling and other language mechanics – the WordMasters Challenge™ helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. The contest addresses higher-level word comprehension and verbal reasoning in two ways:

  • It challenges students to complete analogies based on relationships among words they have learned.
  • It bases the analogies on special vocabulary lists, developed for each grade and difficulty level by experienced teachers, which participants are encouraged to study before each meet.

Excellence in the competition will require both a mastery of the meanings of the vocabulary words (of a difficulty appropriate to each grade level) and thoughtful reasoning about the relationships between these words and more familiar language used in the competition’s analogies.

Walsh Yearbook Information - Deadline is fast Approaching

All 8th graders will be receiving a yearbook at no cost. We are able to do this because of past fundraising and donations. 8th-grade parents/caregivers do NOT have to order one unless they would like to pay for any upgrades.

6th and 7th Grade Parents/Caregivers see below. The cost is $24.00

Here is the link to order yearbooks. Click here to Order your Yearbook

The school code is 13149923

If you are in need of financial assistance please contact either the grade-level School Counselor or any administrator.

The Walsh 3 on 3 Basketball Fundraiser is Back!

Come one, come all! The 3on3 Basketball Tournament is a Walsh Tradition that we are excited to finally bring back after COVID! Teams of 3-4 students can sign-up to participate in an after-school 3vs3 basketball tournament.

Walsh 3on3 Basketball Tournament Registration!

Venham, venham todos! O Torneio de Basquetebol 3x3 é uma tradição da Escola Walsh, a qual nós estamos empolgados em finalmente trazer de volta após o COVID! Times de 3-4 estudantes podem se inscrever para participar deste Torneio de Basquetebol 3x3 que acontecerá após a escola.

Torneio de Basquetebol 3X3 da Escola Walsh!

¡Participa solo o con amigos! El Torneo de Baloncesto 3 contra 3 es una tradición de Walsh que estamos muy contentos de traer de vuelta después de COVID. Equipos de 3-4 estudiantes pueden inscribirse para participar en un torneo de baloncesto 3 contra 3 después de la escuela.

Torneo de baloncesto 3 contra 3 de Walsh!

End of Trimester 2

The end of Trimester 2 is March 20th. Students should be checking with their teachers to ensure all work is up to date.

MCAS Information

Wednesday, March 22nd will be an all-school MCAS practice day. Please see the link below for practice assessments in all subjects.

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 & 29th will be the all-school ELA MCAS assessments.

High School Planning

Framingham High School Course Selection - Very Important - Please Read

Welcome Class of 2027!

The School Counseling Department welcomes the incoming Class of 2027 to Framingham High! All students are assigned a school counselor who will work with them all four years of high school. We are here for your academic, personal, and post-secondary planning needs. Throughout the four years, the counseling department will provide students with guidance on course selection, career and college planning, and navigating the interpersonal challenges of high school. We look forward to getting to know the students and families of the Class of 2027!

Deadline to Select Electives is March 24, 2023

Link To Framingham High School SMORE

K-12 Visual Art Show

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8th Grade End of Year Activities

Yes, we are already planning our 8th-grade end-of-year celebration. Below is an outline of the activities. Dates are to be determined (snow days, etc..)

Our 8th-grade promotion ceremony and end-of-year activities are designed to honor all students and celebrate the year. To fully participate in all the activities available to our 8th graders, students must meet minimum requirements (academics, attendance, and behavior). More information to follow in the coming months.

  • 8th-grade Fieldtrip (Canobie Lake Park)

  • 8th-grade cookout: designed to allow 8th-grade friends to “hang out” and enjoy the day with peers and their teachers. If parents are interested in helping with this activity please email any of the administrators.

  • Promotion Ceremony: a program to honor our students before their family, friends, and staff members.


Code of Character Conduct and Support

Please take a few moments to read through the link below.

FPS Information