Middle school students having fun at a dance
Middle school students having fun at a dance

Calling all 5th Graders!

You are invited to a 5th Grade Only Red Sox themed Wellesley Teen Center Event @WMS Saturday May 18, 2019!

Enjoy a popular 5th Grade Spring Tradition connecting with classmates and meeting new friends from other Wellesley schools with a DJ, Open Gym, Basketball, Dodgeball, Double Dutch, Photo Booth, Karaoke, and great games including Round the World Ping Pong, and Oversized Jenga!!  The kids have a blast and re-fuel with pizza, snacks, and drinks at the snack bar.


Registration to the event provides not only a fun night, but access to a full year of activities.  Together, our programs strive to help our students connect at the 5th Grade event and continue engagement next year through inclusive and enjoyable experiences including:


3 Teen Center Dance Events---September and November 2019 & March 2020

AND 30+ Popular After School Activities at WMS----Flag Football, Basketball, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Yoga, Cooking & more!


All activities strive to support Wellesley Middle School’s Challenge Success Initiative.  A Stanford University research-based organization, Challenge Success develops curriculum and programs for schools and kids looking for a healthier and more effective path to success in the 21st century.  “Active Play” is a core component supporting the social and emotional health and wellness of students, and we look forward to our programs providing a variety of opportunities to benefit students.


The 5th Grade Teen Center Event, and all activities for the following school year are managed by the Wellesley Recreation Department and directed by leading local resources such as Community Investors assisted by Wellesley High School Key Club and Student Leaders. All activities are provided with a single registration of $100 (or roughly $3/activity) to support continued enrichment throughout the entire school year.  Our new format will replace single event registration and fee requirements previously required, allowing “walk ins” to encourage participation at next year’s events.  Requests for financial assistance are available. 




The Wellesley Teen Center 5th Grade Event is for Wellesley Public School 5th grade students (including Boston Students) and Wellesley residents enrolled in 5th grade at private schools.



Like the afterschool activities at the elementary schools, Wellesley Recreation is now the Provider of the newly expanded Teen Center Activities at WMS.

Fifth Graders must become a member of the Wellesley Recreation Teen Center. When you register your child as a Teen Center member with Wellesley Recreation, there is a registration fee of $100 that entitles the student to all the Teen Center Activities for their 6th grade year. Each year you will reregister your child for the same Positive Impactful Experiences at WMS. Please contact Wellesley Recreation a registration fee waiver for your child if this is needed. All students who want to attend should be able to.


There is no more door fee for Teen Center Events.


In addition to the Teen Center dances, there is Straight Outta School Sports in Gym B at WMS most Fridays right after school during the school year, as well as fall Flag Football and yoga, cooking and many other activities at various times after school during the year.  Watch for information from Rec on these opportunities. There are even some special activities at the Rec Center and maybe at other venues like the new sports center on route 9.


To Register your child, please visit


We need parent volunteers for this event to help at check-in at the beginning of the dance (45 minute time commitment) and help staff our snack bar (anywhere between a 1 to 2 hour time commitment between 7 and 9 pm). To volunteer at the event contact wellesleyteencenter@gmail.com

Drop off and pick up for Teen Center dances is at the Wellesley Middle School auditorium entrance on Donizetti St.
Drop off starts at 7:00pm - Pickup is at 9:00 pm. Children cannot leave without parent or guardian during the dance.

Community Investors, provider of the Play for All/Fun/No Fee Straight Outta School Sports at WMS, is proud to have been selected by The Wellesley Recreation Department to provide more Positive Impactful Experiences and serve as Managing Directors of The Wellesley Teen Center. Please visit our web site www.communityinvestors.net to learn more about us and watch for fall registration.

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