cwa-upperschool-fall2015

May
2
Mon
Upper School AP Exams @ Charles Wright Academy
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Upper School AP Exams @ Charles Wright Academy

Good luck to Upper School Tarriers taking AP exams this week!

May
6
Fri
C’DAT Arts Festival @ CWA Visual Arts Center
May 6 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
C'DAT Arts Festival @ CWA Visual Arts Center

C’DAT is Charles Wright’s annual arts festival, with a day full of hands-on opportunities for all Tarriers in all divisions to try new techniques and materials. Art teachers and advanced Upper School art students will be working with Lower Schoolers and Middle Schoolers in workshops including wire sculpture, monoprints, rubbings, button-making, ceramics, screenprinting, outdoor installations, protraiture, and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring a white or light-colored plain T-shirt. Upper School art students will silkscreen the 2016 C’DAT logo on the shirts during each class visit. Shirts will be returned the following week. (One-hundred-percent cotton shirts print the best, but 50-50 blends will also work.)

MS and US Spring Instrumental Concert @ Donn Laughlin Theater
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MS and US Spring Instrumental Concert @ Donn Laughlin Theater

Please join us for an evening of performances from Middle and Upper School musicians for their annual pops concert featuring music from film, Broadway, and more. The jazz ensemble, beginning band, concert band, symphonic band, and orchestra will perform renditions of popular music ranging from the likes of Star Wars, “Les Miserables,” and Jurassic Park to covers of songs by the Police and the Verve. The evening also doubles as senior night, and band and orchestra director Heidi Huckins will recite haikus for each musician from the Class of 2016. We look forward to seeing you there!

May
9
Mon
Eighth Grade Beach Hike @ Washington Coast
May 9 – May 14 all-day
Eighth Grade Beach Hike @ Washington Coast

The Middle School capstone experience is the eighth grade beach hike, a four-day backpacking trip along the Washington coastline through Olympic National Park. Groups’ departures and returns are staggered between May 9-14 this year.

Fifth Grade History Trip @ Washington, D.C.
May 9 – May 13 all-day
Fifth Grade History Trip @ Washington, D.C.

This annual fifth grade cross-country trip is the capstone experience that culminates not only their history curriculum for the year, but also their Lower School careers. They will be spending time in Washington, D.C., Yorktown, Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, and other sites to experience colonial history firsthand.

Upper School AP Exams @ Charles Wright Academy
May 9 @ 8:00 am – May 13 @ 4:00 pm
Upper School AP Exams @ Charles Wright Academy

Good luck to Upper School Tarriers taking AP exams this week!

International Student Host Information Night @ LAPAC Room 84
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
International Student Host Information Night @ LAPAC Room 84

Please join us for an informational evening hosted by International Student Coordinator Ann Vogel about what it’s like hosting an international student. Consider sharing your home with one of Charles Wright’s international students for an academic year! Benefits include:

  • developing a lifelong friendship with an international student and his or her family
  • learning about another culture and language
  • acting as a mentor of American culture and education
  • receiving a stipend of $10,500 for the school year

Listen to Ms. Vogel’s 2014 interview with KLAY 1180 AM Talk Radio’s Ty Ray about the many benefits of hosting international students enrolled at CWA:

Students arrive stateside with their own health insurance and spending money. Host families provide room, board, transportation, and a warm and inviting home! Want to learn more about how welcoming an international student into your family is worthwhile? Come to this informational meeting in the Language and Performing Arts Center (Dr. Cui’s classroom, No. 84) or contact Ms. Vogel.

May
17
Tue
Sixth Grade Attend Sea to Sky @ Sea to Sky Outdoor School
May 17 – May 20 all-day
Sixth Grade Attend Sea to Sky @ Sea to Sky Outdoor School

Sixth graders travel to Sea to Sky School Outdoor School in Howe Sound—Canada’s southernmost fjord, just northwest of Vancouver, B.C.—for four days of outdoor educational opportunities.

May
18
Wed
CHADD: May Pierce County Chapter Meeting – “Screenagers” @ CWA Middle School Commons
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CHADD: May Pierce County Chapter Meeting - "Screenagers" @ CWA Middle School Commons

Please join us for a special screening (sponsored by the CWA Parent Association) of the highly acclaimed documentary Screenagers, a film that explores the increasing role of technology in adolescents’—and families’—lives. The film is 68 minutes long, and a discussion with technology education experts Holly Gerla (CWA academic technology coordinator), Sam Harris (CWA Middle School librarian), and Emily McMason (certified parent coach of Evolving Parents) will follow. Lower School Learning Specialist Mary Beth Cole, who leads the Pierce County CHADD chapter, will also be on hand. Click here to register—the event is free and open to the public, but we invite you to RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Parents and guardians—and children ages 10 and older—are welcome.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national nonprofit organization providing education, advocacy, and support for individuals with ADHD. CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications, and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include Attention magazine and a free electronically mailed informational newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals, adults with ADHD, and parents.

May
30
Mon
Memorial Day
May 30 all-day
Memorial Day

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, there is no class for students in grades junior kindergarten through 12 on Monday, May 30, 2016. Campus is closed on this day.