March 2018

Hello WTA Family!

Well, it’s that time of the year already…

As you know, March is the month during which the annual state assessment cycle begins. Our Tenth Graders will complete MCAS English Language Arts Testing from Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29, with make-ups scheduled for the following week. Math and Science Testing occur in May and June respectively, and I will provide more details as we get closer to those administrations.

While none of us want our Tenth Graders to become overly anxious about testing, it is still extremely important to remind them that successful completion of the MCAS is, in fact, a graduation requirement in Massachusetts.  You can help us ensure your children’s success by making sure they

  • Come to school on time each day of the testing window;
  • Get at least eight hours of sleep each night;
  • Eat a nourishing breakfast each morning;
  • And—most importantly—know you believe they can and will do their best on the test.

If you have any questions and/or concerns about this year’s MCAS Testing, please don’t hesitate to call me at (413) 572-6533 or email me at  

As always, please know how grateful I am for all that you do on behalf of WTA!


Joe Langone