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2015 Spirit Auction Raises More Than $400,000 for CWA

Tacoma, Wash. – More than 475 friends of the school attended the 28th annual Charles Wright Academy Spirit Auction in the Tarrier Dome on Saturday, March 7. The Bollywood theme inspired bright colors, lively music and dancing, flavorful food, and—most importantly—many bids (1,315, to be exact)! The final fund-raising tally amounted to more than $400,000, [...]

By | 2015-03-25T00:00:00-07:00 March 25th, 2015|Blog & News|0 Comments

College Admissions: Finding the Best Fit

By: Katie Ryan The month of March is a time of high anxiety and rapidly fluctuating emotions for many high school seniors, as college admission decisions arrive and final decisions about where to attend college are made. More than one CWA senior parent has recently described the whole process to me as "a roller coaster [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:33:05-07:00 March 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

CWA Knowledge Bowl team wins 3A state championship

Arlington, Wash. – The Charles Wright Academy Knowledge Bowl A team, comprising five seniors, won the 3A state championship at the tournament held at Arlington High School on Saturday, March 14. The A team—including Meg Blyler '15, Emily Ge '15, Rory Reshovsky '15, Conor Sandoval '15, and Taylor Walsh '15—defeated Capital High School and Columbia [...]

By | 2015-03-16T00:00:00-07:00 March 16th, 2015|Blog & News|0 Comments

What’s Going On in the Digital Lives of Our Kids?

By: Holly Gerla Charles Wright Academy's academic technology coordinator and digital citizenship co-teacher Holly Gerla discusses the navigation of raising responsible citizens of our "digital village" and invites South Sound parents to CWA's annual Parenting In A Digital World workshop in April. Plenty. How do we keep up with all of it? Well, at school [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:33:05-07:00 February 27th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Upper Schoolers Participate in Annual Experiential Education Winterim Program

Tacoma, Wash. – Upper Schoolers at Charles Wright Academy spent the week of Presidents' Day participating in the annual experiential education tradition known as Winterim. Hundreds of students chose one of 24 course offerings ranging from local service learning opportunities to outdoor education hikes to international travel and cultural exchange programs. The goal of these [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:33:05-07:00 February 25th, 2015|Blog & News|0 Comments

Science at CWA: Matters of the (Pig) Heart

By: Kendall Saalfeld '21 Just in time for Valentine's Day, sixth graders in Ms. Bright's science classes participated in a hands-on lesson in matters of the (pig) heart. During this dissection lab, they located arteries, veins, valves, ventricles, and other components of the heart's anatomy. Below, Kendall Saalfeld '21 describes her experience. Not too long [...]

By | 2015-02-20T00:00:00-07:00 February 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Charles Wright Academy Freshman Wins Washington State Chess Championship

Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy freshman Noah Fields '18 won the state chess championship title over the weekend at the Washington High School Individual Championship tournament held Jan. 23-24 at Lakeside School in Seattle. According to Washington Chess Federation President Josh Sinanan, expert-level player Noah "won clear first place," having defeated both other expert [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:33:05-07:00 January 26th, 2015|Blog & News|0 Comments

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