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Drinking Fountains to be Turned On Feb. 24 WESTPORT — Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to report that the district has completed its manganese remediation in the drinking fountains at the Macomber School after several years of work. In the spring of 2019, the district began working with Northeast Water Solutions of Exeter, Rhode Island to evaluate the issue and develop a long-term remedy. A new filtration system was installed in July and has since passed all rounds of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) testing. The school’s drinking water will be turned back on Monday, Feb. 24, and the 
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Project Lead The Way’s Programs Provide Hands-On, Project-Based Learning and In-Depth Teacher Professional Development WESTPORT – Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to announce that the Macomber Primary School and Westport Elementary School recently received grant funds to offer an expanded curricular program from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) that will better prepare students for career success. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for pre-K-12 students and teachers through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. The Macomber School and Westport Elementary School will join more than 12,200 schools across the country offering PLTW programs to millions 
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Project Lead The Way’s Programs Provide Hands-On, Project-Based Learning and In-Depth Teacher Professional Development WESTPORT – Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to announce that the Macomber Primary School and Westport Elementary School recently received grant funds to offer an expanded curricular program from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) that will better prepare students for career success. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for pre-K-12 students and teachers through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. The Macomber School and Westport Elementary School will join more than 12,200 schools across the country offering PLTW programs to millions 
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WESTPORT – Superintendent Gary Reese and Principal Cheryl Greeson are pleased to share that students at the Alice A. Macomber School participated in Global School Play Day last week. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Macomber participated in its second annual play day. The event first launched in 2015, with around 65,000 students participating. This year, more than 500,000 students from schools in 75 countries were signed up for the day. The day is meant to encourage play among students that involves no structure or organization by adults. Teachers are encouraged to supervise the play but to allow students the freedom to 
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WESTPORT —  Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to announce that several students and two teachers from Aomori, Japan are spending two weeks at Westport Junior Senior High School as part of a long-running International Exchange Program. The group arrived on Saturday, Feb. 1, and will be in town through Thursday, Feb. 13. Every year since 1986, the International Exchange Club at Westport High School has hosted students from Japan for approximately two weeks. Students from Westport have gone to Japan in the past as part of the program as well. During the school day they spend time exploring all of 
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