Just because the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi came to a close on Sunday doesn’t mean Charles Wright students can’t still enjoy athletic endeavors! Today the Lower School held its own Winter Games, with help from Upper Schoolers on Winterim, in the Tarrier Dome. From figure and speed skating on carpet squares to bobsledding on gym scooters to snowboarding over gym mats, everyone had a field day in the Dome. Check out photos below!
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Tuesday, February 25th
Monday, February 10th
The Charles Wright Upper School Winterim tradition is almost upon us once again! Each February, students and faculty spend five days exploring themes and activities to develop a wide range of interests as well as to understand and appreciate cultures—both abroad and closer to home. Programs are organized around the themes of art, outdoor education, culture experience, new skills, and community service. Falling under that last category this year is the Lakewood Boys & Girls Club Winterim program, which could use a boost this week from fellow Tarriers!
Monday, January 20th
Friday, January 17, marked the 13th annual Chinese New Year celebration at Charles Wright. The tradition began after a Middle Schooler returned from winter break visiting family in Hong Kong having fallen in love with dim sum. Her teacher approached Director of Food Services Sheila Clemans about replicating the experience at school.
Friday, January 17th
The Japanese 400 class welcomed first graders for a Japanese authors’ tea this week. After the J400 students visited the first grade classroom in December to hear the first graders' fairy tale authors’ tea, they prepared a traditional kamishibai, Japanese story-telling, with translation and illustration for the first graders.
Wednesday, January 15th
The Charles Wright second grade curriculum theme is Around the World, and students spend time studying each of the seven continents—both in their core lessons as well as in their art, music, library, and technology classes. Last week the Class of 2024 served as experts on their chosen topics at their annual Africa Fair, presenting to schoolmates, parents, and other visitors information they learned during four weeks of research on topics such as the pyramids, giraffes, Victoria Falls, elephants, and more. See photos below to hold you over until the next continent fair on Asia next month!
Monday, January 13th
Last week, 10 Middle School French students and three faculty members traveled to the Seattle Opera to attend “Rigoletto,” an opera written by Verdi based on the play “Le Roi S’Amuse" (“The King Has Fun”) by Victor Hugo. Attending the performance was part of the culture-credit projects that are integrated into the Middle School world languages curriculum. Below, two students reflect on their experience.
Ann ’18: What I looked forward to most about “Rigoletto” was the different characters and how the dialogue would fit in with the plot of the opera. I was also looking forward to seeing if I could follow along with it, but I understood it well.
Friday, January 10th
Charles Wright’s Upper School robotics team, Wright Angle Robotics, will compete at districts on January 11 at Tahoma Junior High School in Ravensdale. Opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m. Below, sophomore Nitin Ahuja, the co-general manager of the team, explains the structure and benefits of the robotics league and shares an update on the current season. Go Tarriers!
Hello everyone! Today I am going to talk about the robotics league to which we comply, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), and our own robotics team. FIRST is an international nonprofit organization whose objective is to inspire kids in science and engineering and to help them gain skills necessary for success in life.
Thursday, December 26th
Nothing gets us into the holiday spirit like a little dystopian imagery! Right before winter break, these Charles Wright freshmen read poems they were inspired to write after reading Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 in Mr. Scotlan's English class. Each student wrote a poem based on a character or a theme from the novel, and they read their poems out loud to classmates in a café setting—welcome to Café 451.
Monday, December 23rd
Charles Wright third graders spent the last day of school before the holiday break getting out and about into the winter wonderland. They walked down to Kobayashi Park with Lower School science teacher Mr. Newton to see the salmon spawning in Chambers Creek and Leach Creek. "It was gorgeous in the snow," Ms. Olsen said. Check out photos below!