News & Events


Event: WES Welcomes Award Winning Author for Student Workshops

A wonderful part of the WES Book Fair is a special guest author that hosts a presentation for WES students about his or her work and the process behind it. This year we were honored to have Ellen Oh, author of the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominated middle-grade novel Spirit Hunters and its sequel, The Island […]

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How may I help?

“How can I help?” is not a question I often ask. When I’m attempting to assist someone, I am more likely to dive into the problem and offer a solution or a way to solve it—”Have you thought of x?” or “Have you tried y?” In our roles as colleagues, spouses, parents, and teachers we […]

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How to Spot a Great Teacher

Advice from an Admission Director As you visit area schools to observe teachers, you may be asking yourself, “What should I look for when evaluating a teacher and school’s faculty?” If you have thought this, know that you are not alone. For many of us, it’s been several years since we have been in the […]

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So Many Options Yet I Don’t Know What to Do

Parenting is hard. So when we try something that works, we should share. This week I thought I would share a successful parenting experience that occurred in my family this weekend in this spirit of sharing and giving parents another tool in the “parenting toolbox.” I brought my seven-year-old twins to WES with me on […]

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When the Start of School is Not Going Well

Advice from an Admission Director What a joy it is to welcome new and returning students to school. Most students we see at WES are excited to start the year, hop out of the car to give high fives to friends and dash off to class. But as the parent of three now grown children […]

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