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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Planning for a Bright Future

WES is like…. a rocket ship, a bird’s nest, a bakery. Or perhaps it’s a dance party in front of a pyramid, in which all of the attendees climb that pyramid, transform into a bird, and then fly away. These are just a few of the metaphors the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) generated last Friday […]

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A Beautiful ‘Oops’

Does a spill ruin a drawing? Not when it can become the shape of a goofy animal. An accidental tear in the paper? No worries. It can turn into the mouth of a roaring alligator.  These are just a few of the valuable lessons our Kindergarten students have been contemplating in art class this week. […]

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Building Community and Leadership in Caroline Furnace

I don’t often have the opportunity to wear my hiking boots to school, but yesterday happened to be one of those days. I had the privilege of joining the Grade 8 students as they began their 3-day retreat at Caroline Furnace, VA.  Our experiential learning trips are one of the trademarks of our program. We […]

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Discovering Our Why

Yesterday, I brought a PK3 student inside who obviously was having first-week jitters and was a little tearful. Immediately, two first grade students came over to comfort the child. After thanking the students for their kindness, I reflected upon whether the students were consciously aware of why they chose to help the child. It reminded […]

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Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

The last couple of weeks of school are some of my favorites. They are filled with a combination of year-end showcases and presentations, as well as some good old-fashioned fun. However, this time is also bittersweet as we prepare to say “until later” to another class of Dragons getting ready to continue their educational journeys […]

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