About Charles Wright Academy
Tacoma, Wash. - Every fall, 2014 Inspirational Faculty Award Winner Catherine Grider—who has a number of relatives and friends who are part of the Nisqually and Yakima tribes—leads a unit on Native American history in her class. "My family has always had a strong connection with Northwest Coast tribes," Ms. Grider said. "We are from the Yakama Nation. I knew that sharing some of these native traditions could be meaningful for my own children and for our CWA community."
The fall athletic teams played hard, competed competitively even during a rebuilding year for some squads, and enthusiastically played with heart. The Tarrier spirit, grit, and determination were present throughout the season. Athletic Director and Upper School Head Bill White said he is “proud of our teams, players, coaches, and fans for their commitment to hard work and sportsmanship.”
Sometimes school is closed or its opening is delayed because of snow or ice. This decision is made early, and the information is relayed to major local radio and television stations.
Through the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), Charles Wright participates in schoolreport.org, a consortium of Puget Sound schools that provides emergency closing and delay information to the media and directly to the public via email.
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy Chaplain Mike Moffitt invited religious leaders from the South Puget Sound community to come to campus to share personal insight into their religious experiences this fall during a guest speaker series in his ninth grade religious studies class.
We bleed green, and we’re going green! We’ve moved the Charles Wright Academy Annual Report online this year.
Tacoma, Wash. – The Charles Wright Academy Upper School performing arts department presented a Reader’s Theatre adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel “Animal Farm” and completed its run in the Donn Laughlin Theater in the school’s Language and Performing Arts Center last night.
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy celebrated a milestone homecoming weekend beginning on Friday, Oct. 24, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 25. In addition to the time-honored pep rallies, football game, and dance, members of CWA’s first-ever graduating class returned to campus for their 50th reunion.