The Colorado Rapids are an American professional men's soccer team based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids compete in Major League Soccer as a member of the Western Conference; the franchise began play in 1996 as one of the charter clubs in MLS. Colorado won the MLS Cup in their second MLS Cup appearance; the first appearance was in 1997, losing to D. C. United, they were runners up of the Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup in the 1999 tournament, where they lost to the Rochester Raging Rhinos, the last time a non-MLS team has won the Cup; the Rapids play their home games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City since its opening in the 2007 season. The Colorado Rapids were one of the ten founding clubs of Major League Soccer and operated by the Anschutz Corporation; the inaugural 1996 season was a forgettable one for Colorado. Despite fielding experienced players like Shaun Bartlett, Chris Henderson, Chris Woods, Roy Wegerle and Marcelo Balboa, head coach Bob Houghton, the team finished last in the Western Conference with the worst record in the league.
Balboa became the first player to score for the club and the first to record a goal at Mile High Stadium. For the following season, there was a new general manager, Dan Counce. Myernick and Counce brought new faces to the squad including Paul Bravo, Wolde Harris, Ross Paule, keeper Marcus Hahnemann; the team rallied to grab a postseason spot. The Rapids advanced to the 1997 MLS Cup final. Chris Henderson scored a mid-air volley past Dallas keeper Mark Dodd in the 87th minute in the Western Conference final, ensuring Colorado's place in the MLS Cup final, they scored in the Cup thanks to a goal by Adrián Paz but lost the final 2–1 to D. C. United. Colorado continued on a roller coaster of success alternating with major disappointment: Myernick brought in more new players including Anders Limpar and Marcus Hahnemann and the club made it to the 1999 U. S. Open Cup final, only to be upset 2–0 by the Rochester Raging Rhinos; the 2000 season boasted two of the more memorable moments in Rapids history. The first was Marcelo Balboa's famous bicycle kick.
The second was clinching a playoff spot in the final game of the season against the Los Angeles Galaxy, with Paul Bravo scoring in the 97th minute. In 2001 Tim Hankinson took the reins as Colorado's new head coach. Scottish striker John Spencer joined the club that year. While Hankinson did bring effective players like Mark Chung, Chris Henderson, Carlos Valderrama, Joe Cannon to the squad—and made the playoffs every year—Hankinson signed a number of expensive and unsuccessful players including Zizi Roberts and Darryl Powell. During his coaching stint, the club traded away club legend Marcelo Balboa, whose career was nearing its end....he played 1 game with New York before retiring. 2002 was a banner year for the Rapids, they started off their new year at their new home of Invesco Field at Mile High by acquiring two powerhouses and future stars for the team, Pablo Mastroeni and Kyle Beckerman from the defunct Miami Fusion F. C. Chris Henderson went down in history as the first player to score a goal in the brand-new stadium.
Mark Chung posted record numbers on the season, Mastroeni shone for the U. S. Men's National Team in that year's World Cup; the club advanced to the MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinals, although they didn't advance to the MLS Cup, the Rapids did clean up at the MLS postseason awards ceremonies. General Manager Dan Counce was named MLS Executive of the Year and 4 other Rapids front office staff were named as the best at their positions in MLS that year. Mark Chung was named to the League Best XI squad and took home the MLS Fair Play Award; the Rapids ticket sales staff was named best in the league after the Rapids finished first in MLS average home attendance for the first time with an average home crowd of over 20,000 fans per home game. 2003 saw the club change their identity, with a rebranding that brought in the new team identity and color scheme of black and blue. Mark Chung and forward John Spencer had banner years. Spencer, the Rapids' team captain, set a new team record by scoring in six consecutive games and tied his own team record with 14 goals on the season.
He finished the season third in MLS with 33 points, was a finalist for Honda MVP and was named to the MLS Pepsi Best XI. Joining him on the Best XI was Chung, who tied his career high of a year prior with 11 goals and was second on the team with 28 points; this was Chung's second consecutive appearance on the MLS Best XI and it marked the first time in league history that two Rapids had been so honored in the same season. The Rapids set a new MLS record for the lowest home Goals Against Average over an entire season with at 0.53 by only allowing eight goals in 15 matches at Invesco Field during the season, never more than one in a single game. After Kansas City broke the Rapids’ MLS record 16 game home undefeated streak on June 9, the Black & Blue reeled off 11 more undefeated home games. On the year Colorado was undefeated when scoring more than one goal, a credit to the play of goalkeeper Joe Cannon and the suffocating defense. Kroenke Sports Enterprises purchased the club in late 2004 and made several changes before the 2005 season.
In the front office, KSE replaced long-time executive GM Dan Counce with Charlie Wright, who appointed Fernando Clavijo as the new head coach. Clavijo and Wright brought in many new additions to the squad including Jeff Cunningham, Terry Cooke, David "Dedi" Ben Dayan; the team saw steady improvement over the course of the 2005 season. The season's success was highlighted by a dramatic playoff victory over FC Dallas in a pena
The Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition. It was founded in 1908 as a daily newspaper by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist; as of 2011, the print circulation was 75,052. According to the organization's website, "the Monitor's global approach is reflected in how Mary Baker Eddy described its object as'To injure no man, but to bless all mankind.' The aim is to embrace the human family, shedding light with the conviction that understanding the world's problems and possibilities moves us towards solutions." The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes and more than a dozen Overseas Press Club awards." Despite its name, the Monitor is not a religious-themed paper, does not promote the doctrine of its patron church. However, at its founder Eddy's request, a daily religious article has appeared in every issue of the Monitor; the paper has been known for avoiding sensationalism, producing a "distinctive brand of nonhysterical journalism".
In 1997, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, a publication critical of United States policy in the Middle East, praised the Monitor for its objective and informative coverage of Islam and the Middle East. In 2006, Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter for the Monitor, was kidnapped in Baghdad, released safely after 82 days. Although Carroll was a freelancer, the paper worked tirelessly for her release hiring her as a staff writer shortly after her abduction to ensure that she had financial benefits, according to Bergenheim. Beginning in August 2006, the Monitor published an account of Carroll's kidnapping and subsequent release, with first-person reporting from Carroll and others involved; the paper's overall circulation has ranged from a peak of over 223,000 in 1970, to just under 56,000 shortly before the suspension of the daily print edition in 2009. In response to declining circulation and the struggle to earn a profit, the church's directors and the manager of the Christian Science Publishing Society were purportedly forced to plan cutbacks and closures, which led in 1989 to the mass protest resignations by its chief editor Kay Fanning, managing editor David Anable, associate editor David Winder, several other newsroom staff.
These developments presaged administrative moves to scale back the print newspaper in favor of expansions into radio, a magazine, shortwave broadcasting, television. Expenses, however outpaced revenues, contradicting predictions by church directors. On the brink of bankruptcy, the board was forced to close the broadcast programs in 1992; the Monitor's inception was, in part, a response by its founder Mary Baker Eddy to the journalism of her day, which relentlessly covered the sensations and scandals surrounding her new religion with varying degrees of accuracy. In addition, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World was critical of Eddy, this, along with a derogatory article in McClure's, furthered Eddy's decision to found her own media outlet. Eddy required the inclusion of "Christian Science" in the paper's name, over initial opposition by some of her advisors who thought the religious reference might repel a secular audience. Eddy saw a vital need to counteract the fear spread by media reporting: Looking over the newspapers of the day, one reflects that it is dangerous to live, so loaded with disease seems the air.
These descriptions carry fears to many minds. A periodical of our own will counteract to some extent this public nuisance. Eddy declared that the Monitor's mission should be "to injure no man, but to bless all mankind". MonitoRadio was a radio service produced by the Church of Christ, Scientist between 1984 and 1997, it featured several one-hour news broadcasts a day, as well as top of the hour news bulletins. The service was heard on public radio stations throughout the United States; the Monitor launched an international broadcast over shortwave radio, called the World Service of the Christian Science Monitor. Weekdays were news-led, but weekend schedules were dedicated to religious programming; that service ceased operations on June 28, 1997. In 1986, the Monitor started producing a current affairs television series, The Christian Science Monitor Reports, distributed via syndication to television stations across the United States. In 1988, the Christian Science Monitor Reports won a Peabody Award for a series of reports on Islamic fundamentalism.
That same year, the program was canceled and the Monitor created a daily television program, World Monitor, anchored by former NBC correspondent John Hart, shown on the Discovery Channel. In 1991, World Monitor moved to a 24-hour news and information channel; the channel launched on May 1991 with programming from its Boston TV station. The only religious programming on the channel was a five-minute Christian Science program early each morning. In 1992, after eleven months on the air, the service was shut down amid huge financial losses. Programming from the Monitor Channel was carried nationally via the WWOR EMI Service; the print edition continued to struggle for readership, and, in 2004, faced a renewed mandate from the church to earn a profit. Subsequently, the Monitor began relying more on the Internet as an integral part of its busines
Garrett Preston Russell Swasey was an American competitive ice skater, figure skating coach, police officer. As an ice dancer, he won the 1992 U. S. junior ice dance title at the U. S. Figure Skating went on to participate twice more at the senior level, he coached along with Doreen Denny. Swasey was shot and killed in the line of duty during the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting in 2015. Swasey began skating competitively as a youngster in the Boston area under coach Keith Lichtman. One of his closest childhood friends and training mates was Nancy Kerrigan, who became a two-time Olympic medalist in ladies singles. Swasey competed with three ice dance partners in his skating career. With Christine Fowler, he first participated in the 1991 U. S. Figure Skating Championships, they placed 14th in the juniors. In June of the same year, they moved to Colorado Springs to train with Sandy Hess, a prominent ice dance coach, the Broadmoor Skating Club. Assisting Hess as coaches were Renée Roca and Gorsha Sur, who together would become two-time U.
S. ice dance champions. The following season and Swasey won the junior ice dance title at the 1992 U. S. Figure Skating Championships in Orlando, they won a gold medal after they placed third in the compulsory section and advanced to first place after their original and free dances. In 1993, Fowler and Swasey were mentioned by the Boston Globe among the Olympic hopefuls. However, at the 1993 U. S. Figure Skating Championships, their first event as seniors, they finished 15th in a field of 21, their coaches and Sur, won the event after coming out of retirement. Swasey did not participate in the 1994 U. S. Figure Skating Championships. In February 1995, Swasey and his new ice dance partner, Hillary Tompkins, competed in the 1995 U. S. Figure Skating placed 13th. On March 11, the team worked on two Musical on Ice shows at the Forum in Presque Isle, the hometown of Tompkins. Subsequently, Swasey worked at the Chapel Hills Mall ice rinks. In 2009 he became a University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer.
Alongside, he coached with British ice dance champion and World Figure Skating Hall of Fame member, Doreen Denny, at the Sertich Ice Center until his death. Swasey grew up in Melrose, Massachusetts, he graduated from Melrose High School in the same class as future Melrose Mayor Robert J. Dolan. At the time of his death, Swasey was the father of two young children, he was an elder at his church in Colorado Springs. Swasey was shot dead in the line of duty on November 27, 2015, during a mass shooting at a local Planned Parenthood clinic, he was 44 years old. Following Swasey's death, President Barack Obama praised Swasey with "May God bless Officer Garrett Swasey and the Americans he tried to save." Swasey's former schoolmate, Melrose's Mayor Dolan, stated at a press conference that, "He made a real mark on the people that he met in this small town. He was so dedicated to his church and his community."The funeral, with thousands in attendance, took place on December 4 and was streamed live. Speakers included Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and University of Colorado Colorado Springs Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak.
On April 15, 2016 five months after Swasey's was killed, Swasey's oath as a Deputy Sheriff was notarized, raising questions on procedures of the El Paso County Police Department. The murderer of Swasey, Robert Dear, was found to be incompetent to stand for a trial in May 2016, May 2017, July 2018. U. S. Figure Skating, at the initiative of Broadmoor Skating Club, named the Garrett Swasey Memorial Trophy for the juvenile dance competition champions at the Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships. First winners of the trophy were Ethan Peal. Garrett's widow, Rachel Swasey, lobbied to create a fund for fallen first responders. A bill unanimously passed the Colorado House of Representatives in May 2018. Donors organized to give protective gear to the UCCS Police Department following Swasey's death
Twelfth grade, senior year, or grade 12 is the final year of secondary school in most of North America. In other regions it is equivalently referred to as class 12 or Year 13. In most countries students graduate at age 18; some countries have a thirteenth grade. Twelfth grade is the last year of high school. In Australia, the twelfth grade is referred to as Year 12. In New South Wales, students are 16 or 17 years old when they enter Year 12 and 17–18 years during graduation. A majority of students in Year 12 work towards getting an ATAR or OP, which will allow them access to courses at university. In South Australia, this is achieved by completing the SACE. In New South Wales, when completing the, students are required to satisfactorily complete at least 10 units of study in ATAR courses which must include: eight units from Category A courses two units of English three Board Developed courses of two units or greater four subjectsSome Year 12s may receive a Year 12 Jersey. Schools choose the design and writing which are printed or stitched onto the jersey.
Sometimes the last two digits of the year they are graduating are printed on the back along with a personalised nickname. The front may show the school emblem and the student's name, stitched in. Many schools conduct end of year "formals", they are held from any time between graduation in September to November. Australian private schools conduct Year 12 balls in January or February of Year 12 instead of an end of year formal. In Belgium, the 12th grade is called 6de middelbaar or laatste jaar in Dutch, rétho or 6e année in French. In the General Education, this year guides and prepares students for their first year in University by recalling everything learned during the past six years of secondary school. In the Skills Education, this year prepares the students for the professional life with an Intership in the chosen domain. In Brazil, the 12th grade is called terceiro ano do ensino médio informally called terceiro colegial, meaning third grade of high school, it is attended by 17–18 years old students.
During this grade, most students apply to what is called Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, the Brazilian equivalent of the SATs in the US, vestibular, the individual entrance examination particular to each university. As in many countries, Grade 12 students attend Graduation, which involves a formal official ceremony, a party where students and friends are invited and another party just for the students. In Bulgaria the twelfth grade is the last year of high-school. Twelfth-grade students tend to be 18–19 years old. Students are preparing to take the Matriculation exam in the end of their 2nd semester. In Canada, the twelfth grade is referred to as Grade 12. Students enter their Grade 12 year when they are 16 or 17 years old. If they are 16 years old, they will be turning 17 by December 31 of that year. In many Canadian high schools, student during their year, hold a series of fundraisers, grade-class trips, other social events. Grade 12 Canadian students attend Graduation which involves an official ceremony and a dinner dance.
Ontario had Grade 13, renamed Ontario Academic Credit, before being phased out, leaving Grade 12 as the final year. Grades 12 and 13 were similar to sixth form in England. Quebec is the lone province that does not have Grade 12. Thus, when a student is in Grade 12 in Ontario, for instance, the student in Quebec is in his first year of college. Newfoundland and Labrador did not introduce Grade 12 until 1983. In Denmark, the twelfth grade is the 3rd G, the final year of secondary school. G is equivalent to gymnasium; this is not compulsory. Students are 18-19 or older when they finish secondary school; the age of graduation is caused by the fact that Danish children first start school at 6. The reason that many students will be at the age of 20 when they graduate is because some people choose to have one-year gap between the 9th grade and gymnasium's 1st G, where students go to special art- or sport-oriented boarding schools or become exchange students all over the world; this is optional though. The twelfth grade is the third and last year of High School or secondary school The students graduate from High School the year they turn 19.
The twelfth grade is shorter than the previous ones because the twelfth graders lessons end in February and they go on to take their final exams shortly afterwards. Compulsory education ends after the ninth grade, so the upper grades are optional; the equivalent grade in this country is Terminale, it is the third and last year of lycée, equivalent to High-School, upon completion of which students sit for a test, the Baccalauréat. French-language schools that teach the French government curriculum use the same system of grades as their counterparts in France; this is not compulsory, as education is only
State schools are primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation. While such schools are to be found in every country, there are significant variations in their structure and educational programs. State education encompasses primary and secondary education, as well as post-secondary educational institutions such as universities and technical schools that are funded and overseen by government rather than by private entities; the position before there were government-funded schools varied: in many instances there was an established educational system which served a significant, albeit elite, sector of the population. The introduction of government-organised schools was in some cases able to build upon this established system, both systems have continued to exist, sometimes in a parallel and complementary relationship and other times less harmoniously. State education is inclusive, both in its treatment of students and in that enfranchisement for the government of public education is as broad as for government generally.
It is organised and operated to be a deliberate model of the civil community in which it functions. Although provided to groups of students in classrooms in a central school, it may be provided in-home, employing visiting teachers, and/or supervising teachers, it can be provided in non-school, non-home settings, such as shopping mall space. State education is available to all. In most countries, it is compulsory for children to attend school up to a certain age, but the option of attending private school is open to many. In the case of private schooling, schools operate independently of the state and defray their costs by charging parents tuition fees; the funding for state schools, on the other hand, is provided by tax revenues, so that individuals who do not attend school help to ensure that society is educated. In poverty stricken societies, authorities are lax on compulsory school attendance because child labour is exploited, it is these same children whose income-securing labour cannot be forfeited to allow for school attendance.
The term "public education" when applied to state schools is not synonymous with the term "publicly funded education". Government may make a public policy decision that it wants to have some financial resources distributed in support of, it may want to have some control over, the provision of private education. Grants-in-aid of private schools and vouchers systems provide examples of publicly funded private education. Conversely, a state school may rely on private funding such as high fees or private donations and still be considered state by virtue of governmental ownership and control. State primary and secondary education involves the following: compulsory student attendance. In some countries, private associations or churches can operate schools according to their own principles, as long as they comply with certain state requirements; when these specific requirements are met in the area of the school curriculum, the schools will qualify to receive state funding. They are treated financially and for accreditation purposes as part of the state education system though they make decisions about hiring and school policy, which the state might not make itself.
Government schools are free to attend for Australian citizens and permanent residents, whereas independent schools charge attendance fees. They can be divided into two categories: selective schools; the open schools accept all students from their government-defined catchment areas. Government schools educate 65% of Australian students, with 34% in Catholic and independent schools. Regardless of whether a school is part of the Government or independent systems, they are required to adhere to the same curriculum frameworks of their state or territory; the curriculum framework however provides for some flexibility in the syllabus, so that subjects such as religious education can be taught. Most school students wear uniforms. Public or Government funded; these schools teach students from Year 1 to 10, with examinations for students in years 5, 8, 10. All public schools follow the National Board Curriculum. Many children girls, drop out of school after completing the 5th Year in remote areas. In larger cities such as Dhaka, this is uncommon.
Many good public schools conduct an entrance exam, although most public schools in the villages and small towns do not. Public schools are the only option for parents and children in rural areas, but there are large numbers of private schools in Dhaka and Chittagong. Many Bangladeshi private schools teach their students in English and follow curricula from overseas, but in public schools lessons are taught in Bengali. Per the Canadian constitution, public-school education in Canada is a provincial responsibility and, as such, there are many variations among the provinces. Junior kindergarten exists as an official program in only Ontario and Quebec while kindergarten is available in every province, but provincial funding and the level of ho
United States dollar
The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. In practice, the dollar is divided into 100 smaller cent units, but is divided into 1000 mills for accounting; the circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars. Since the suspension in 1971 of convertibility of paper U. S. currency into any precious metal, the U. S. dollar is, de facto, fiat money. As it is the most used in international transactions, the U. S. dollar is the world's primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use the Federal Reserve Notes for paper money, while still minting their own coins, or accept U. S. dollar coins. As of June 27, 2018, there are $1.67 trillion in circulation, of which $1.62 trillion is in Federal Reserve notes.
Article I, Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution provides that the Congress has the power "To coin money". Laws implementing this power are codified at 31 U. S. C. § 5112. Section 5112 prescribes the forms; these coins are both designated in Section 5112 as "legal tender" in payment of debts. The Sacagawea dollar is one example of the copper alloy dollar; the pure silver dollar is known as the American Silver Eagle. Section 5112 provides for the minting and issuance of other coins, which have values ranging from one cent to 100 dollars; these other coins are more described in Coins of the United States dollar. The Constitution provides that "a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time"; that provision of the Constitution is made specific by Section 331 of Title 31 of the United States Code. The sums of money reported in the "Statements" are being expressed in U. S. dollars. The U. S. dollar may therefore be described as the unit of account of the United States.
The word "dollar" is one of the words in the first paragraph of Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution. There, "dollars" is a reference to the Spanish milled dollar, a coin that had a monetary value of 8 Spanish units of currency, or reales. In 1792 the U. S. Congress passed a Coinage Act. Section 9 of that act authorized the production of various coins, including "DOLLARS OR UNITS—each to be of the value of a Spanish milled dollar as the same is now current, to contain three hundred and seventy-one grains and four sixteenth parts of a grain of pure, or four hundred and sixteen grains of standard silver". Section 20 of the act provided, "That the money of account of the United States shall be expressed in dollars, or units... and that all accounts in the public offices and all proceedings in the courts of the United States shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation". In other words, this act designated the United States dollar as the unit of currency of the United States. Unlike the Spanish milled dollar, the U.
S. dollar is based upon a decimal system of values. In addition to the dollar the coinage act established monetary units of mill or one-thousandth of a dollar, cent or one-hundredth of a dollar, dime or one-tenth of a dollar, eagle or ten dollars, with prescribed weights and composition of gold, silver, or copper for each, it was proposed in the mid-1800s that one hundred dollars be known as a union, but no union coins were struck and only patterns for the $50 half union exist. However, only cents are in everyday use as divisions of the dollar. XX9 per gallon, e.g. $3.599, more written as $3.599⁄10. When issued in circulating form, denominations equal to or less than a dollar are emitted as U. S. coins while denominations equal to or greater than a dollar are emitted as Federal Reserve notes. Both one-dollar coins and notes are produced today, although the note form is more common. In the past, "paper money" was issued in denominations less than a dollar and gold coins were issued for circulation up to the value of $20.
The term eagle was used in the Coinage Act of 1792 for the denomination of ten dollars, subsequently was used in naming gold coins. Paper currency less than one dollar in denomination, known as "fractional currency", was sometimes pejoratively referred to as "shinplasters". In 1854, James Guthrie Secretary of the Treasury, proposed creating $100, $50 and $25 gold coins, which were referred to as a "Union", "Half Union", "Quarter Union", thus implying a denomination of 1 Union = $100. Today, USD notes are made from cotton fiber paper, unlike most common paper, made of wood fiber. U. S. coins are produced by the United States Mint. U. S. dollar banknotes are printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and, since 1914, have been issued by t
Wakefield Memorial High School
Wakefield Memorial High School is a public school located in Wakefield, United States. As of the 2007-08 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,006 students and 83 classroom teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 12.1. The Superintendent of Wakefield Public Schools is Douglas Lyons. Amy McLeod is the principal of WHS; the 2008-2009 school year marked the first drastic scheduling change in over ten years as WHS switched to a rotating, six-block daily schedule. Periods condensed to 54 minutes in length. WHS began offering Italian classes for the 2008-2009 school year as well; the school newspaper, advised by English teacher James Martin, is titled the Wakefield Express and is published online. The paper is available for viewing at The Express Online. In 2008, WHS was featured in Boston Magazine for spending the least money per student of any public school in the state, landing it at number one in the "Most Bang for the Buck" category. Junior and Senior year: AP United States History, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Macroeconomics, AP Computer Science, AP Music Theory, AP Visual Art Senior year: AP United States Government and Politics, AP English, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP French, AP Television Production Fall Sports: Football, Cross Country, Golf, Field Hockey, Dance, Marching Band Winter Sports: Indoor Track, Hockey, Wrestling, Winter Percussion, Winterguard Spring Sports: Outdoor Track, Lacrosse, Boys' and Girls' Tennis, Softball Under Head Coach Mike Boyages, the football team has achieved an overall record of 89–34–3 in his eleven years leading the team since 1997.
The team has won the Middlesex League Championship seven times under Boyages, in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, making it to the Division II "Super Bowl" State Championships each of those years. In 1999, the team earned its first Super Bowl Championship, with a 13–7 win over Acton-Boxboro High School. In 1997, both the boys' and girls' basketball teams from Wakefield High School won Division II state championships, the boys' soccer team won the state title that same year, defeating East Long Meadow High School 1-0 to win the state championship; the 2007–2008 Girls' Ice Hockey team advanced to the state championship game for the first time in Wakefield history. In the fall of 2008, the varsity dance team took 3rd place in the MSSAA State Dance Tournament. In the fall of 2009, the varsity dance team took 3rd place in the division of High School Varsity Dance and took 3rd place overall in the entire Dance Division at the New England Cheer and Dance Tournament. In the fall of 2009, the varsity dance team was honored with the team academic excellence award from the MSSAA.
The 2010–2011 boys' hockey team advanced to the Division One Championship at the TD Garden and was the 2010–2011 Division One North Hockey Champions. Since 2015, the Director of Athletics for Wakefield Public Schools has been Mr. Brendan Kent; the Performing Arts Director for Wakefield Public Schools is Mr. Thomas Bankert; the Warrior Marching Band competes in the NESBA competitions circuits each year. Wakefield hosts its own MICCA competition every October at Landrigan Field with the Warrior Marching Band as the last band to perform; the band's 2008 show, "A Moonwalk Through Time," was a collection of Michael Jackson music and featured the musicians dancing the Thriller in the midst of the performance. The band came in first place in their division at NESBA Finals and won a gold medal for the first time since 2003, its 2011 show, based on the music of Aerosmith, came in first with a platinum medal at NESBA Finals. Since the marching band has performed shows such as a tribute to Stevie Wonder, the music of Dave Matthews Band, Disney's Frozen, Double Agent, Immortal.
In 2016, the Wakefield Warrior Marching band came in 2nd at NESBA finals earning a 96.0, A Platinum Medal, the Best Drum Major Award. The Wakefield Warrior Marching band had a two 5 star sweep at both there MICCA Competitions. At MICCA Finals the band earned a perfect score winning MICCA Finals. In 2018 their performance of their show Flight earned them 2nd place at the NESBA Finals; the Drama Club, headed by English and Theatre teacher William Karvouniaris, puts on three productions each year. The Spring 2017 Musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat earned a MET Musical Award for set design and props management. In 2018, The Drama Club's Fest Piece moved into the Semi-finals of the METG festival. In 2018, The fall musical won two. WMHS has an active choral program, including 3 curricular choruses and 3 extracurricular a cappella groups, Voices of Steel, In Big Treble, She Major. Voices of Steel and She Major are both auditioned, competitive groups. In summer 2010, the Drama Club participated in the American High School Theatre Festival at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Festival Fringe, one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world.
The Drama Club was accepted after a representative for AHSTF saw their February 2008 performance of Cymbeline at the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild One-Act Festival. At The Fringe, the club performed an original play by Pandora's Book. Both the Chamber Singers and Warrior Marching Band have performed the Nation