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One Year Later: A Sea of Learning

Earth has almost completed a full circuit around the sun since I began my Charles Wright journey on July 1, 2016. As I lean back, close my eyes and review the year in my mind’s eye, images of joy and fun and challenge, of laughter and tears and skinned knees, and of focus and intensity [...]

By | 2017-06-16T12:55:22+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Charles Wright Academy Community Reading Opportunity

The following is from Head Librarian and Diversity Committee Chair Sam Harris. This spring, at the suggestion of the Charles Wright Diversity Committee, the senior leadership team agreed there is inherent value in a community reading opportunity over the coming academic year. Two books were chosen with the goal of expanding knowledge and skills in [...]

By | 2017-06-16T11:14:11+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Blog, 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 | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Blog, 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 | 2017-05-09T14:29:48+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Blog, 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 | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 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 | 2017-05-01T16:37:22+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog, Share|1 Comment

CWA’s Model United Nations Team Debates with Flair

The following story was written by Piper C. '19 for the spring issue of Ties. Do you crave an intimidating, high-pressure environment in which one careless mistake has the potential to cost millions of lives? Do you adore feeling inadequate when compared with your overachieving peers? Do you lose sleep over your intense dread of [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

It’s Electric This Week in Upper School Physics

This just in from Upper School science department chair and physics teacher Jon Lamoreux: Upper School physics students Tin-Tin L. '19 and RubyJoy P. '19 are touching a charged ball on a Van de Graaff electrostatic generator as part of the course's electrostatics unit. Their bodies gain a high electric potential (but it is safe [...]

By | 2017-04-21T12:46:49+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Breaking: 2017 Peach Acres News

The Peach Acres News is a longstanding Tarrier tradition and a key component of the annual Founders’ Day all-school assembly. Resident “Drama Guy” (Middle and Upper School theater teacher John Forier) works with Upper School performing arts students on the script and performance of this mock news program. Performed this year by Logan W. '18 [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Parents Invited to Wright Connection College Admissions Panel

Juniors are beginning to turn their attention to next year’s college applications as they learn how colleges make admission decisions at our annual Wright Connection college program, co-hosted with Annie Wright. Wright Connection brings 12 college deans, a distinguished group with many years of experience, to Tacoma for a college admission workshop. On Friday, April [...]

By | 2017-04-19T10:11:40+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments