09/16/2021

Learning About Our Identities

Identity. What are the characteristics that shape both how we see ourselves and how we see others? Our WES Middle School (MS) students delved deeply into these topics during their summer reading assignments, exploring issues around race, gender, culture/religion, and neurodiversity. On Friday, they divided into groups, based on the books they chose to read […]

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09/14/2021

Making Math Fun for Middle School Students

Math. It can be a source of stress and anxiety for some students, but at WES, we believe it can also be a source of tremendous fun. In addition to offering a comprehensive math program that meets children at their skill level, we have two Middle School Math Clubs designed to help our students sharpen […]

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06/03/2021

Grade 4 Wins National Energy Conservation Competition

Congratulations to our Grade 4 Dragons, who won the best Elementary School Level Project in the national Exelon Innovation Challenge today! The challenge encouraged students to study energy and participate in activities toward energy conservation. ⁠ ⁠ We are so very proud of our Dragons! You can watch the winning presentation below.

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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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