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She has 60 kills, 16 aces, 6 blocks and $10,000 raised for a cause close to her heart

*This article was originally published in The News Tribune* By Lauren Smith Abbie Jackson has done more for Charles Wright Academy volleyball during her career than what shows up on a stat sheet. In four seasons, the 6-foot-1 senior outside hitter — who will become the first Division I volleyball player the school has [...]

By | 2020-02-05T08:51:42-08:00 October 3rd, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments

CWA Athletic Recap Through 9/22

Girls Soccer The young Tarrier soccer team hosted Evergreen Lutheran in a non-league contest. CWA battled Evergreen Lutheran to a 1-1 match that saw the Tarriers dominate possession in their offensive end for the majority of the game but had a lot of shots that just missed goal. The Tarriers traveled to Vashon to take [...]

By | 2018-09-24T14:18:19-07:00 September 24th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments

Global Summit Sends Ripples Throughout CWA and the World

by Ann Vogel Director of International Programs Robert F. Kennedy wrote that “When a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, [...]

By | 2018-12-04T09:00:32-08:00 September 21st, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments

Play to Learn at Charles Wright!

Play to Learn is a free program for children and adults to play together! Charles Wright is hosting, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Play to Learn on Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in the Lower School commons starting on October 2. Quality early learning experiences lead to long-term success in [...]

By | 2018-09-19T15:20:57-07:00 September 19th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments

What is our Commitment to Care?

by Matt Culberson Head of School I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. ~ Maya Angelou, “Human Family” The work of schools is foundational in the development of young hearts [...]

By | 2018-09-17T09:16:57-07:00 September 17th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments

Charles Wright Athletics (8/31 – 9/7)

Volleyball The Charles Wright Tarriers competed in the Emerald Ridge Jamboree. CWA was the lone 1A school competing in this event. The Tarriers finished the day with a 6-0 record knocking off quality 3A and 4A programs in the jamboree. The Tarriers look to be a team that will be a force in the [...]

By | 2018-09-14T09:33:53-07:00 September 13th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments

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 | 2018-09-11T15:26:42-07:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, 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 | 2018-09-07T15:04:34-07:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, 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 | 2018-09-07T15:04:42-07:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, 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 | 2018-09-07T15:04:50-07:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments