06/03/2021

We Did It!

As the year draws to a close, there is one thought that keeps running through my head – we did it!  Last summer was a whirlwind. Our COVID-19 Task Force committees worked tirelessly to create an entirely new way of doing school – one that could transition between on-campus and at-home learning as seamlessly as […]

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05/27/2021

Technology Transforms a Beloved Tradition

Today I learned about some very special people in the lives of our Grade 4 students. I learned about parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, a police officer in the K9 division, a reporter, a musician, a mentalist, entrepreneurs, and many other interesting friends. For years, the Biography Tea has been one of the highlights of our […]

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05/20/2021

Making Time for Fun

As we draw to a close of one of the most unusual years in WES’s history, our faculty have been making sure our Dragons have time for a little good old-fashioned fun. After a year of quarantines and physical distancing, we all truly need it.  Our Middle School faculty transported Grade 7 to Europe right […]

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05/13/2021

Meaningful Experiential Study Trips

Experiential study trips have long been a core part of our curriculum because they increase student interest, knowledge, and motivation. Although all study trips were paused due to the pandemic, I am delighted to share that we are slowly venturing off campus so our Dragons can enjoy safe, outdoor learning experiences once again.  Our youngest […]

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05/06/2021

Building Powerful Public Speaking Skills

The last two weeks have been bustling in Middle School, as our teachers have sought to recreate some traditional WES milestones while following COVID safety protocols. Our science fair, once a crowded room of displays, students, judges, and onlookers, was transformed last Friday into Zoom breakout rooms where our students presented their research via very […]

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04/29/2021

The Impact of our Volunteers

As we head into the final days of preparation for our first ever virtual auction gala, I am incredibly impressed by the way this event has come together, in part due to the creativity and dedication of the Auction Committee and co-chairs. Our volunteers play a critical role in the life of the community, and […]

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