04/29/2021

WES Gets New Furniture

Thanks to the generosity of last year’s Raise the Paddle donors, our Elementary and Middle School students got new furniture this week!

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02/25/2021

Celebrating Black Lives and Voices

Mae Jemison. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Misty Copeland. Kamala Harris. Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett. These are just a handful of the African American scientists, artists, and leaders our Dragons have been learning about this month as we have sought to recognize the contributions of Black voices and lives as part of Black History Month. At […]

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01/28/2021

Exploring Wintry Themes in Early Childhood Learning

I learned a curious fact this week – supposedly I am not as tall as a polar bear. While I am not so sure about the veracity of this statement, I had a wonderful time joining our Pre-K students as they measured the length of the polar bear and took turns comparing their heights against […]

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01/27/2021

2021 STEM Challenge for Middle School Girls

All girls in Grades 6, 7, and 8 are encouraged to participate in an exciting STEM event hosted by Foxcroft, a school for girls in Middleburg, Virginia. This year’s virtual event features two ways for individual girls to participate! Compete for prizes and learn about coding and cybersecurity through their custom trivia game, which opens […]

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01/21/2021

First Friday February: Cookie Connections

All Dragons are invited to participate in First Friday February! For this month’s community service project, we will be baking Valentine’s cookies for residents of two local residential care facilities, Sunrise and Seabury’s Friendship Terrace. After the cookies have been delivered, we will join the communities for a special “Meet the Baker” event on Zoom! You […]

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01/14/2021

Author Christina Soontornvat Discusses the Thai Cave Rescue

Award-winning author Christina Soontornvat, whose works range from fantasy to narrative nonfiction, held three talks with students yesterday as part of our Virtual Book Fair. With Grades 2 and 3, she discussed the writing process and how she develops her ideas.  With Grades 4-8, Christina captivated the students while discussing her latest book,  All Thirteen: […]

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