Field Notes from the Middle School Study Trips

“It was a life-changing, one-of-a-kind experience for my child.” I have heard this from dozens of WES parents in the past few days as our Dragons have slowly started to return from the Middle School study trips.   These trips–much more expansive than any field trips during my own academic career–are the pinnacle of our program. […]

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Exciting Summer Improvements

As we get ready to head into the summer months, the excitement at WES has not dropped one bit! Our Summer@WES campers will ensure our hallways are filled with laughter, our teachers will be learning exciting new strategies through professional development, and our facilities will continue to undergo enhancements.  We have a number of exciting […]

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The Culminating Performance: A Midsummer’s Night Dream

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”  A few years ago, I heard my oldest son, Ethan, speak those famous lines as Lysander during his eighth grade performance of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” at WES. Tonight, a different group of students will perform the Bard’s […]

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Honoring Dedication and Service: Ali Bratun & Joyce O’Donnell

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year–St George’s Chapel. During this very special Chapel, we honor the faculty and staff who have completed their fifteenth year with WES with induction into the St. George’s Society. These incredibly dedicated women and men are the glue that holds our community together. Not only are […]

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Supporting Mental Health in Your Middle Schooler

Middle School is a time of enormous growth; students experience tremendous physical and emotional changes, while their need for social connection and recognition deepens. Over the course of the year, we’ve discussed our approach to social-emotional learning in Early Childhood and Elementary, now I would like to share a little about our approach during these […]

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Living Out Our Mission

I recently attended a special lesson in Mrs. Lindbloom’s Grade 4 class. The speaker began with an icebreaker, revealed a dazzling display of pedagogical knowledge, and even worked in a quiz. The presenter, however, wasn’t one of our usual line-ups of expert speakers, but a Grade 8 student presenting on responsibility as part of her […]

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