Being Thankful for Those Who Served

Middle School Director Kristin Cuddihy was our guest speaker at Chapel this week, where she spoke compellingly about our virtue of the month, thankfulness. She reminded us that studies reveal that when we show gratitude, we actually increase our feelings of happiness. As she challenged our Dragons to reflect on the many things they have […]

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Top 5 Reasons Not to Miss Grandparents/Special Friends Day

Grandparents & Special Friends Day (GSFD) is Tuesday, November 22, from 9:15 a.m. to noon! One of my favorite days of the year, WES typically welcomes hundreds of guests on our campus for classroom visits and a very special Chapel. Here are a few reasons why we hope to see all of our special friends […]

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Deja-a-boo: 10 Eerie-sistible Costumes Over the Years

At WES, we seek to create a joyful learning environment that celebrates all of the magic of childhood. Halloween is just one of many opportunities for children to express their creativity and have some good old-fashioned fun.  Our Middle School students kicked off the week with a pumpkin decorating contest, bringing to life gourd versions […]

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The Intersection of Community and Learning

In 2008, Madieu Williams P ’27 P ’28 founded a school in his birth country of Sierra Leone. Madieu visited Grade 2 on Friday to introduce the children to this special school, as the students prepare to become Pen/Zoom Pals with their counterparts in Africa.  The Abigail D. Butscher Primary School, located in Calaba Town, […]

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Building Self-Confidence and Pride

I watched as the Kindergarteners listened to Meharriew ’25 with rapt attention, as he shared about his great-grandfather who lived in Ethiopia and how his choices and actions would influence his parents’ lives and then ultimately his.  The presentation was part of a timeline Meharriew created for his Origins of our Humanity: Ancient Worlds class, […]

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The Power of Serving Together

In yesterday’s Chapel, Chaplain Kristen reminded us that it is our duty to spread God’s compassion throughout the world. Compassion, the act of helping those who are hurting, is the virtue we are focusing on this month. On Friday, October 14, from 6-7:30 p.m., we will host our ServiceFest in the Deighton Alleyne Gymnasium to […]

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