Saturday, May 12, 2018

Congratulations to Sophie Roman for being awarded the May Wellness Student Spotlight!  



Sophie always comes into Wellness prepared and ready to work hard.  She is such a great team player and is always willing to help her peers out.  Sophie gives 100 percent in every class and spreads her kindness to others.  She is an excellent Wellness student and makes such a positive difference in class.      

1.  First and Last Name
Sophie Roman

2. Grade
6th Grade

3. What elementary school did you come from.

4. Tell us about yourself. What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I love to play soccer, run, swim, ski, do archery, hangout with my friends and family and be outside.

5. Why is being active important to you?
Being active is important to me because it keeps me healthy and happy.

6. What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise?
Some advice I would give to someone that does not like to exercise is start easy. Do a little bit a day, because even a little bit can go a long way.

7. Favorite Wellness unit and why.
My favorite Wellness Unit... this is hard, either soccer, zumba, or team handball. Here are the reasons: soccer - I love that it's a team sport, zumba - it's a fun way to get fit!, team handball - it's a combo of soccer and football, which are two sports I really enjoy. 

8. When I want a healthy snack I reach for...
My favorite healthy snack is apples and peanut butter.

9. To relax...
To relax I read, watch TV/Netflix, and sleep.

10. If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add ??? to the curriculum?
If I were a Wellness teacher I would add a yoga unit.

11. On my first day of school I wish I knew…
On my first day of school I wish I knew more of the people in the different clusters.

12. Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know.
One thing that people would be surprised to know about me would be that I love hockey, especially the Bruins.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT WINNERS!
We had a great turn out to our first P.M. Wellness 5 VS. 5 Volleyball Tournament.  Thank you to everyone who participated!  

NEXT TOURNAMENT:  3 VS. 3 BASKETBALL! 
Dates: TBA


Please sign up your team in the cafeteria.

On day one of the tournament, go to the gym after school and make sure you get checked off by Coach A.  Once attendance is taken, we will start playing! 

Hope to see you there! 🏀







Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thank you to this year's Wellness Week's presenters!

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The Wellness Department would like to thank all the presenters who came in to volunteer their time for this year's wellness week.

Let's learn more about them & where they work!


CrossFit Tilt
Brian Sieber- LJ & Terri Dicarlo (Wayland parents) opened CrossFit TILT in Sudbury & Waltham with head coach Brian Sieber. Brian has a BA from Springfield College & holds a CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, and CrossFit Gymnastics certificate. Brian believes that fitness can help children develop not only as athletes, but as individuals by teaching values that will help them in and out of the gym. 




Patient First Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
Lori and William Caddoo (Wayland Family) have owned Patient First Chiropractic & Physical Therapy http://www.patientfirstpt-chiro.com/index.html since 2004.


Andrew Young- Andrew Young earned both his Bachelors of Health Science in 2012, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Springfield College in 2014. Andrew's experience is primarily with outpatient orthopedic, with patients of all ages and a wide variety of diagnoses. He has completed training with Graston Technique and has experience with Kinesiotaping. In his spare time, he likes to compete in Mud Obstacle Races and is an avid barefoot runner.

Jessica Bonchi-Jessica earned both her Bachelors of Health Studies in 2015, and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Boston University in 2017. Jessica’s experience has been primarily working in the outpatient setting with both orthopedic and vestibular conditions. She also has experience in the ICU and a skilled nursing facility, where she worked with patients with a variety of medical conditions. In addition, Jessica has completed training to perform Graston Technique.




Sarah Gardner- Sarah  is a certified yoga teacher, personal trainer, and has a Master of Education in Health and Fitness. She has had her own in-home personal training business for almost 20 years. Eight years ago Sarah established Yoga Reaches Out, a non-profit with the mission of bringing the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service).  Through yoga events, Yoga Reaches Out focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children.  Yoga Reaches Out recently merged with Boston Children’s Hospital and together they hold an annual Yogathon at Gillette Stadium to help support the Wellness Center at the hospital. YRO has donated 1.3 million dollars to the hospital to date. To learn more about Yoga Reaches Out and their upcoming Yogathon on Sunday, April 29 the visit: yogareachesout.org. Sarah is a Wayland resident and her children Will and Emma are at Wayland High School.





Dr. Bradley Weiss-Dr. Weiss has been in practice for 34 years.  First in Vermont and for the last 15 years in Natick. He was named Vermont Chiropractor of the Year in 1997 and is presently on the Board of the Massachusetts Chiropractic SocietyDr. Weiss provides chiropractic care to a who’s who list of rock stars when they tour through Boston.  He works with athletes from professionals to weekend warriors.  He is one of a handful of fully certified Active Release Technique® (ART) Certified Providers in the state.  His goal is to help all his patients achieve optimum health and pain-free active living. Dr. Weiss works at Performance Health Center in Natick, which is just down the street from us! http://www.performancehealthcenter.com/




Ashley Boyer-Ashley Boyer was born and raised in Texas and moved to Massachusetts in 2001 where her husband told her it would only be for "3-5 years." 17 years and two kids later; Ashley and her family happily reside in Wayland, MA. Ashley graduated from Brigham Young University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and a double minor in Business and Gerontology. She enjoys playing basketball and tennis, reading and outdoor adventures with her family.  





Thank you so much to all who presented! It is your generous donation of time that enables us to offer such a great wellness week program!

Yours in Heath, 





Monday, March 5, 2018

Volleyball Tournament comes to PM Wellness Next Week!


PM WELLNESS HOSTS OUR 1ST ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT!




When: Monday 3/19, Tuesday 3/20, & Thursday 3/22
Where: the gym
Time: 2:30-3:30

Come alone or with your teams of 6. Sign up in the cafeteria starting Tuesday 3/7.

Any questions please ask a wellness teacher. 

Thanks,



Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Student Spotlight



Congratulations to Lilli Tobe for being awarded the February Wellness Student Spotlight. Lilli embodies what it means to be an exemplary student in all aspects of her work. Her kindness and integrity represent what it means to be a Wellness student here at Wayland Middle School.

Well done Lilli!



1. First and Last Name: Lilli Tobe

2. Grade: 8th

3. What elementary school did you come from? 

I came from Claypit Hill Elementary School.

4. Tell us about yourself. What do you like to do in your free time? 

In my free time I like playing soccer, reading, hanging out with friends, playing card and board games, playing football, doing yoga, watching tv\movies, and playing the drums.

5. Why is being active important to you? 

Being active is important to me because being active makes me happy, it makes me feel good, it helps get rid of stress, and it keeps me healthy.

6. What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise? 

For people who don't like exercising, I suggest that you don't think of it as "exercise". You want to find something that you love doing that has you moving. If you have something that you find fun like like soccer, track, dancing, volleyball, etc. it keeps you active, and it's a form of exercise. So my advice is to find something that you love doing that keeps you active. 

7. Favorite Wellness unit and why. 

My favorite Wellness unit was Volleyball because it's a team building/teamwork sport and it's fun to play.

8. When I want a healthy snack I reach for…

When I want a healthy snack I normally reach for an apple or banana.

9. To relax I... 

To relax, I do yoga, play the drums and just chill out with friends and family.

10. If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add…

If I were a WMS wellness teacher I would add other sports such as cricket that aren't as common in the United States to the curriculum so I could learn more about other countries and be active at the same time.

11. On my first day of school I wish I knew... 

On my first day of school I wish I knew that putting your full effort into participating and being active in wellness can help you get rid of stress from your other academic classes.

12. Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know. 

Something that most people would be surprised to know about me is that I have never been downhill skiing, but I am a really good surfer.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January Wellness Student Spotlight!

Congratulations to Ciaran Murphy for being named the January Wellness Student Spotlight! Ciaran is an all-around great kid. He is a hard worker, friendly, polite, and above all, Ciaran is kind to his classmates. Congratulations from the Wellness Staff!

Let's learn a little more about him below.


1. First and Last Name Ciaran Murphy
2. Grade 6th Grade
3. Why do you think you were chosen to be the wellness student spotlight? I am positive and like athletic activities.
4. What do you like to do in your free time? Play Baseball , read, and hang out with friends and family, and play Cello in HCO, percussion, and Drum set in Jazz Band
5. Why is being active important to you? So I can stay fit and healthy.
6. What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise? Find some way to move that's fun and try to learn more about it. Start slowly until you figure out what you like!
7. Favorite Wellness unit and why. Team Handball because I throw well and have fun playing with friends
8. When I want a healthy snack I reach for... about any fruit of vegetable in my house
9. To relax I...Play Risk, Chess, and sometimes watch baseball highlights.
10. If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add ??? to the curriculum. I would add more games and sports so kids could have fun and stay active. 
11. On my first day of school I wish I knew...Other's names better so I could have a better start on making friendships.
12. Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know. I was once a redhead






Monday, December 4, 2017

2nd Annual Touch FB Tournament!

PM WELLNESS ANNOUNCES THE 2nd ANNUAL INDOOR TOUCH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT!


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WHEN: Monday Dec 11, Tuesday Dec. 12, & Thursday Dec 14

WHERE: In the gym

WHAT TIME: After school from 2:30-3:30

WHO: All students

HOW: Sign-up your team of 5 players in the cafeteria



Any questions see any member of the wellness staff but Mr. Wood & Mr. Reddington will be in charge. 

Good luck to all!!