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Students as Citizens

Incoming Lower School Director Nick Zosel-Johnson aims to educate the next generation of civic leaders by Kim Banti Nick Zosel-Johnson was at a crossroads. A junior at Claremont-McKenna College, he was a government major who, after a year of interning on Capitol Hill and working at the NATO-focused Atlantic Council, realized that the world [...]

By | 2018-09-11T15:26:42+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Learning Support Services and the Commitment to Care

By Joanna Manning Tucked away in a sunny corner of the Upper School library, the learning resource center might be mistaken for a casual gathering space. On any given day, students can be found clustered around the learning specialist’s desk, talking through strategies for managing time or stress, getting help with a paper, or [...]

By | 2018-09-07T15:04:34+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Intercontinental Immersion

by Qijun “Jackie” Zhong ’18 An international student highlights the progress he’s made stateside over the last four years I came to CWA in ninth grade from Guangzhou, China, and will graduate this June. The most challenging thing for me definitely was making friends with American students. Besides challenges with language, I had difficulty finding [...]

By | 2018-09-07T15:04:42+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Fully Committed

by Adam Berg ’18, Student Government President The first 10 minutes of my first Student-Faculty Senate meeting started off swimmingly. I introduced the four designs for the next year’s planner cover, asked everyone to close their eyes, and tallied up the votes. After meticulously scanning my chicken scratch on the whiteboard, it was clear that entry [...]

By | 2018-09-07T15:04:50+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Taking Care of People, Taking Care of Place

By Mark E. Hayes Coordinator of Service Learning and Sustainability, Upper School English Teacher Service without learning is good, but service with learning is the best we can do in a school setting. The 18th century British writer John Evelyn, one of the earliest conservationists, wrote in his groundbreaking work on forestry, Silva, a key [...]

By | 2018-09-07T15:05:00+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

CWA Student Delegation Joins US Embassy Camp in Lithuania

By Ann Vogel, International Student Admissions Coordinator This past week, five rising ninth graders and one rising tenth grader represented the United States at a weeklong camp in Lithuania as guests of the US Embassy.  As the only Americans participating for the second year, our students lived in cabins with 36 Lithuanian students from [...]

By | 2018-07-30T09:23:56+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

Nick Zosel-Johnson appointed to Director of Lower School beginning August 2018

Tacoma, Wash. -- Charles Wright Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Zosel-Johnson to Director of Lower School beginning August 2018. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Mr. Zosel-Johnson began his teaching career in Chicago where he taught third grade as part of “Teach for America.” He holds a master of arts in [...]

By | 2018-04-06T11:03:11+00:00 March 12th, 2018|News, Share|0 Comments

Inspiring Innovation

By Joanna Manning The lower school “makery” might seem, to the casual observer, to be little more than a closet filled with junk. There are scraps of wood and pvc pipe arranged neatly on the shelves; guts of various electronics are laid out on the floor. Odds and ends that might normally be thrown [...]

By | 2018-03-08T15:36:37+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

The Most Beautiful Views Come After the Hardest Climbs

By Joanna Manning Two feet of fresh snow has fallen on Yellowstone National Park in the biggest winter storm of the season. The temperature, with wind chill, has plummeted to -20. Conditions are inhospitable at best. Still, a group of Charles Wright Academy upper school students is cross country skiing here as part of the [...]

By | 2018-05-23T16:20:14+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Blog, Events, News, Share|0 Comments

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