MS Mathletes Compete in 2017 Olympiad

Middle School math teacher Richard Kalustian reports on the 2017 Washington State Math Council Middle School Math Olympiad, held this year on Saturday, April 29. The Washington State Math Council holds a Middle School Math Olympiad contest every spring at several sites around the state. On Saturday, April 29, we went to the International School [...]

By | 2017-05-09T14:29:48-07:00 May 4th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Wins First Place at Washington State National History Day Competition

Three Tarriers placed in the top three in their respective categories at the National History Day Washington state competition at Green River Community College on Saturday, April 29. Cathy Wu ’20 took first place in the senior historical paper category; her paper is titled “Ho FengShan: The Chinese ‘Schindler’ Who Took A Stand Against the [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40-07:00 May 3rd, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Lower Schoolers Go the Distance at Jogathon 2017

Lower Schoolers participated in a decades-long Tarrier tradition on Friday, April 28, when they took to the track around Haertl Field for Jogathon 2017. Students in grades junior kindergarten through five (as well as parents, guardians, and teachers) ran a total of 3,634 laps, which equals 908.5 miles. The Class of 2024 came away the [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40-07:00 May 1st, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Dr. David Hirschberg ’80 Reinvests in Tacoma Innovation

Dr. David Hirschberg ’80 came home in the fall of 2014 to reinvest in the community that raised him. Having earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in neuroimmunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, David returned to the states and completed postdoctoral training in—you guessed it—neuroimmunology at Stanford’s medical school. He went [...]

By | 2019-01-15T16:26:30-07:00 May 1st, 2017|Blog, Share|1 Comment

Multilingual Middle Schoolers: 6th Graders Rotate Through World Languages

The following story was written by Middle School Spanish teacher Judy Williams for the spring issue of Ties. Bienvenue! ¡Bienvenidos! ようこそ! There’s a lot of welcoming in the Middle School, especially at the start of a new academic year. In the hallways before first period, new and returning seventh and eighth graders huddle in small [...]

By | 2017-05-01T16:37:22-07:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog, Share|1 Comment

CWA Hosts First Annual Conference for International Student Programs

Tacoma, Wash. – Representatives from more than 20 schools across Washington state came to Charles Wright Academy on Friday, April 21, to attend a first annual conference dedicated to establishing best practices for international student programs in independent schools. Charles Wright Academy International Student Coordinator Ann Vogel developed the program for the daylong conference, titled [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40-07:00 April 26th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Middle School Ultimate Team Is Spring Reign Champion

The Charles Wright Ultimate teams competed in the 2017 Spring Reign tournament this past weekend, with the Middle School A team going undefeated to capture the championship in their division. Three CWA teams comprising 60 students (who called themselves the Como te Llamas this year) participated: two from the Middle School and one from the [...]

By | 2019-01-15T16:29:42-07:00 April 24th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Senior Connor Currier Signs Track and Field Letter of Intent with PLU

Charles Wright Academy senior Connor Currier signed a letter of intent on Thursday, April 20, to compete in track and field at Pacific Lutheran University beginning this fall. His family, coaches, trainer, teachers, and classmates were in attendance to celebrate his latest accomplishment with him. Connor—a thrower whose events are shot put, discus, and javelin—first [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40-07:00 April 24th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|1 Comment

CWA’s Model United Nations Team Debates with Flair

The following story was written by Piper C. '19 for the spring issue of Ties. Do you crave an intimidating, high-pressure environment in which one careless mistake has the potential to cost millions of lives? Do you adore feeling inadequate when compared with your overachieving peers? Do you lose sleep over your intense dread of [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40-07:00 April 24th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

It’s Electric This Week in Upper School Physics

This just in from Upper School science department chair and physics teacher Jon Lamoreux: Upper School physics students Tin-Tin L. '19 and RubyJoy P. '19 are touching a charged ball on a Van de Graaff electrostatic generator as part of the course's electrostatics unit. Their bodies gain a high electric potential (but it is safe [...]

By | 2017-04-21T12:46:49-07:00 April 21st, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

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