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Mar
27
Mon
Spring Break @ CWA
Mar 27 – Mar 31 all-day
Spring Break @ CWA

Charles Wright Academy’s 2017 spring break will be from Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31. Classes will resume on Monday, April 3. Have a safe and fun spring break, Tarriers!

Apr
11
Tue
Film Screening: Gender Revolution @ Donn Laughlin Theater
Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Film Screening: Gender Revolution @ Donn Laughlin Theater

Please join us for a screening of the National Geographic documentary Gender Revolution, starring journalist Katie Couric, followed by a panel discussion to learn more about supporting children who identify in many different ways on the gender and sexuality spectrum.

This event is free and open to the public. Common Sense Media recommends Gender Revolution viewers be ages 12 and over. Parents, guardians, and students from across the South Sound are invited to join us for this event. Admission is free, but please RSVP so we have an idea of how many people will be in attendance.

Please click here to RSVP for this screening. We look forward to seeing you.

In 2017 National Geographic magazine and the National Geographic channel are joining forces to help us all understand more about the meaning of gender. In both daily life and political discourse, gender has become an increasingly frequent topic. The special edition of National Geographic magazine, Gender Revolution, and the documentary film of the same name are efforts to allay confusion and misinformation; they provide a wealth of facts, images, and ideas about gender and how it is expressed in our contemporary world.

According to the World Health Organization, gender refers to the socially constructed characteristics of women and men—such as norms, roles and relationships of and between groups of women and men. It varies from society to society and can be changed. While most people are born either male or female, they are taught appropriate norms and behaviours—including how they should interact with others of the same or opposite sex within households, communities and work places. When individuals or groups do not “fit” established gender norms they often face stigma, discriminatory practicesor social exclusion—all of which adversely affect health. It is important to be sensitive to different identities that do not necessarily fit into binary male or female sex categories.

Apr
12
Wed
Tacoma Pub Night with Matt @ Parkway Tavern
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tacoma Pub Night with Matt @ Parkway Tavern | Tacoma | Washington | United States

We are excited to announce a series of neighborhood pub nights with Head of School Matt Culberson. We invite you to take an opportunity to meet with Matt and other CWA parents and guardians in a casual setting to talk about school. Guests are welcome to choose a topic and ask questions, and Matt can also speak to plans for the future of CWA.

The April Tacoma pub night will be held at the Parkway Tavern in the Stadium District. To RSVP, please email rsvp@charleswright.org.

Apr
19
Wed
CHADD: April Pierce County Chapter Meeting @ CWA Lower School Commons
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CHADD: April Pierce County Chapter Meeting @ CWA Lower School Commons

At tonight’s monthly CHADD meeting, please join us to hear from Petra Patterson, LMHCA, of Right Now! Counseling and Coaching who will lead a discussion on ADHD and anxiety and share strategies and tools to help students and families cope with anxiety.

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.

Questions? Contact Mary Beth Cole, Charles Wright’s Lower School learning specialist, at 253-620-8823 or at mcole@charleswright.org.

Apr
20
Thu
Wright Connection College Program
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm
Wright Connection College Program

In mid-April juniors will begin 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 21, in small groups led by the deans, the juniors will act as admission committees, reviewing applications and making decisions—admit, wait list, or deny—for several fictitious applicants. This fun, interactive exercise gives our students valuable insights about the college admission process, just as they are preparing to apply to college. They will learn, for example, what makes a college essay compelling, how much colleges weigh SAT scores, and how admissions officers look for trends on the transcript and evaluate the rigor of applicants’ curricula and high schools.

There’s something for parents, too! On Thursday, April 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Lower School Commons, we’ll offer a panel featuring six of our visiting deans who will discuss how colleges make admissions decisions.

  • Ever wonder how colleges compare applicants from different schools when grading policies can vary so significantly?
  • Want to find out how much SAT scores impact an admission decision vs. grades or activities?
  • Or do you have questions about financial aid that you’d like addressed by an expert insider?

Please come and bring all of your questions! All Charles Wright parents are invited and encouraged to attend this informative event.

Participating this year are:

  • Boston University, MA
    Duffy Moran
    Associate Director of Admissions
  • Case Western Reserve, OH
    Rick Bischoff
    Vice President for Enrollment
  • Connecticut College, CT
    Tom Marlitt
    Director of West Coast Admissions
  • Lewis & Clark College, OR
    Erica Johnson
    Director of Admissions
  • Pacific Lutheran University, WA
    Melody Ferguson
    Director of Admission
  • University of Puget Sound
    Mike Rottersman
    Associate Director of Admission
  • Rhodes College
    Carey Thompson
    Vice President for Enrollment
  • Santa Clara University, CA
    Mike Sexton
    Vice President for Enrollment
  • Seattle University, WA
    Andrea Frangi
    Senior Associate Director of Admissions
  • Sewanee: U of the South, TN
    Lee Ann Backlund
    Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
  • University of Virginia
    Doug Hartog
    Senior Associate Dean of Admissions
  • University of Washington, Bothell
    James Miller
    Director of Admissions
Apr
24
Mon
Lacey Pub Night with Matt @ The Ram
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lacey Pub Night with Matt @ The Ram | Lacey | Washington | United States

We are excited to announce a series of neighborhood pub nights with Head of School Matt Culberson. We invite you to take an opportunity to meet with Matt and other CWA parents and guardians in a casual setting to talk about school. Guests are welcome to choose a topic and ask questions, and Matt can also speak to plans for the future of CWA.

The Lacey pub night will be held at the RAM Restaurant and Brewery. To RSVP, please email rsvp@charleswright.org.

May
9
Tue
Lakewood Pub Night with Matt @ The Ram
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lakewood Pub Night with Matt @ The Ram | Lakewood | Washington | United States

We are excited to announce a series of neighborhood pub nights with Head of School Matt Culberson. We invite you to take an opportunity to meet with Matt and other CWA parents and guardians in a casual setting to talk about school. Guests are welcome to choose a topic and ask questions, and Matt can also speak to plans for the future of CWA.

The Lakewood pub night will be held at the RAM Restaurant and Brewery. To RSVP, please email rsvp@charleswright.org.

May
17
Wed
CHADD: May Pierce County Chapter Meeting @ CWA Lower School Commons
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CHADD: May Pierce County Chapter Meeting @ CWA Lower School Commons

Please join Pierce County CHADD leader and CWA Lower School learning specialist Mary Beth Cole for a parent coffee in her office in the Lower School. RSVP to Mary Beth at mcole@charleswright.org.

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.

Questions? Contact Mary Beth Cole, Charles Wright’s Lower School learning specialist, at 253-620-8823 or at mcole@charleswright.org.