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7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467
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Tarrier Athletic Update: May 22, 2017

1A State Track and Field Meet is May 25-27 at Roos Field - Cheney, Washington - Eastern Washington University Girls are district for the second year in a row! RubyJoy Pike, DISTRICT CHAMP, Discus Connor Currier, 2nd place, Shot Put Adam Briejer 2nd place, 1600m Julia Hanly, 2nd place, 800m Brenna Sclair, 3rd place, 800m [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Upper School Teacher Laryssa Schmidt Named A 2017 James Madison Fellow

Charles Wright Academy Upper School history teacher Laryssa Schmidt is the 2017 Washington state recipient of the James Madison Graduate Fellowship. Each year the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers fellowships to high school faculty who aim to teach the American constitution and awards one fellowship per state per year. “The James Madison Fellowship is [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Kindergartners Go Green In Science Night Video

The Class of 2029 made a video to document the steps they are taking—and that we can all take—to improve the environment. The video aired at the 2017 all-school Science Night on May 11. Other Lower School students also made videos, says Lower School science teacher Gabriel Newton. "This was part of a Lower School-wide [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Football Players Honored As Scholar Athletes

Tacoma, Wash. – Two Tarriers were honored at the 41st annual Scholar-Athlete Award Banquet hosted by the Paul Wallrof Chapter (Tacoma-Pierce County) of the National Football Foundation on Sunday, May 7, at Curtis High School. Cooper Cochran ’17 (who is heading to the University of Puget Sound to play football this fall) was honored as [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

MS Mathletes Compete in 2017 Olympiad

Middle School math teacher Richard Kalustian reports on the 2017 Washington State Math Council Middle School Math Olympiad, held this year on Saturday, April 29. The Washington State Math Council holds a Middle School Math Olympiad contest every spring at several sites around the state. On Saturday, April 29, we went to the International School [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Wins First Place at Washington State National History Day Competition

Three Tarriers placed in the top three in their respective categories at the National History Day Washington state competition at Green River Community College on Saturday, April 29. Cathy Wu ’20 took first place in the senior historical paper category; her paper is titled “Ho FengShan: The Chinese ‘Schindler’ Who Took A Stand Against the [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Lower Schoolers Go the Distance at Jogathon 2017

Lower Schoolers participated in a decades-long Tarrier tradition on Friday, April 28, when they took to the track around Haertl Field for Jogathon 2017. Students in grades junior kindergarten through five (as well as parents, guardians, and teachers) ran a total of 3,634 laps, which equals 908.5 miles. The Class of 2024 came away the [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Dr. David Hirschberg ’80 Reinvests in Tacoma Innovation

Dr. David Hirschberg ’80 came home in the fall of 2014 to reinvest in the community that raised him. Having earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in neuroimmunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, David returned to the states and completed postdoctoral training in—you guessed it—neuroimmunology at Stanford’s medical school. He went [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Blog, Share|1 Comment

Multilingual Middle Schoolers: 6th Graders Rotate Through World Languages

The following story was written by Middle School Spanish teacher Judy Williams for the spring issue of Ties. Bienvenue! ¡Bienvenidos! ようこそ! There’s a lot of welcoming in the Middle School, especially at the start of a new academic year. In the hallways before first period, new and returning seventh and eighth graders huddle in small [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Blog, Share|1 Comment

CWA Hosts First Annual Conference for International Student Programs

Tacoma, Wash. – Representatives from more than 20 schools across Washington state came to Charles Wright Academy on Friday, April 21, to attend a first annual conference dedicated to establishing best practices for international student programs in independent schools. Charles Wright Academy International Student Coordinator Ann Vogel developed the program for the daylong conference, titled [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments