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March, 2019: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

February 26, 2019
By Susan Trower

2 PM Release for Collaborative Planning March 6:



for teacher collaborative planning

2:05 - 3:10 p.m. 
  • Optional study hall for grades 11-12
  • Homework café available for grades 6-10

Mud Pie 2018 March 8:

The staff of Mud Pie is proud to present their fifth annual arts night and poetry slam:

Arts Poetica: Volume Five

  The Commons  
  6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The evening is a sharing of artwork, poetry and music in an open-mic format. Students, parents and community members are encouraged to bring in written work to read--either original or a favorite poem!
Sit down at the Art Wall and create art right on the spot that evening! 
$5 suggested donation at the door - proceeds help support Mud Pie, WSA's annual art and literary magazine.

Read more about WSA events in March

Posted in All School

What's Your College Fair Strategy?

October 17, 2018
By Catherine Freeman

Curve ahead roadsigns in British Columbia, Canada - Britannica ImageQuestThe first weekend in November, representatives from hundreds of colleges will be at the Seattle National College Fair. Attending the fair is an amazing opportunity to connect with various colleges and universities all in one place. However, with so many representatives and attendees, college fairs can easily be overwhelming. Arriving prepared will let you take full advantage of the fair.

Here are some tips for preparation:


Read more.

Posted in Upper School

April, 2018: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

April 02, 2018
By Susan Trower

 Britannica ImageQuest - Spring LeavesApril 2 - 6:

West Sound Academy is
                  April 2 - 6, 2018


 International Baccalaureate OrganizationApril 11:


IB Information Meeting for 9th Graders and Parents

      Barrie Hillman, Head of School
             Catherine Freeman,
              Director of Studies
                    give an overview of the
      International Baccalaureate
            for 9th Graders and their parents
                  in the Conference Room
  April 11, 6:30 p.m.

Read more about WSA events in April!

Posted in All School

April, 2017: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

March 31, 2017
By Susan Trower

 Britannica ImageQuest - Spring LeavesApril 3 - 7:

West Sound Academy is
                  April 3 - 7, 2017


 Senior Project PresentationsApril 12 - 13:


Presentations of
 Senior Projects

      will be made to the
               Senior Project panel
                 on April 12 and 13
            in the Conference Room
Wednesday, April 12
  • 2:05 p.m. -  Ching WokFrank Gehry
  • 2:30 p.m. - Miranda Ma, The Kangaroo of Australia
  • 2:55 p.m. - Ryley MercadoMichael Jackson
Thursday, April 13
  • 2:05 p.m. -  Sherry Pan, Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales
  • 2:30 p.m. - Annika HaldThe Effect of Childhood Trauma on Adult Life
  • 2:55 p.m. - Samira Cao, The Effect of Heavy Metals on the Human Body

 April 14:


Friday Sound!

Members of the band Tuesday - l to r, Max Metters, River Gsellman, Alessandro Scott, Emily Bradford, and Lucius VigeantDoors open at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Come to the Commons for live music by local bands and performers.
$5 for students, $7 for adults, $15 for families of 3 or more
Friday Sound is a Listen to Your Art program.

Days for Girls International April 15:


Days for Girls (DFG) International helps girls around the world stay in school by providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. The DFG hygiene kits are produced with the help of thousands of volunteers - including the ones in Poulsbo's own DFG chapter.

The Poulsbo DFG is hosting a community work party for anyone who is interested on Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at West Sound Academy in the Commons. Parents and students are welcome to drop by anytime during the day to learn more and help out.

You don't need to sew in order to help; there are many non-sewing tasks also. If you do sew, however, please bring your sewing machine or serger and join in the fun. Feel free to bring friends! For more information contact Molly Masker at

 April 20:

  ACT10th Graders take the

  Practice ACT

 Mrs. Freeman's Room
           Parke 4
  8:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 Britannica ImageQuest imageApril 22:


Saturday, April 22, 2017, is Earth Day

Earth Day is a voluntary service day for West Sound Academy students and staff.

Posted in All School

April, 2016: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

April 01, 2016
By Susan Trower

 Britannica ImageQuest imageApril 1:

    No fooling!  There is
             on Friday, April 1, 2016
     so that WSA Teachers
           can complete
3rd Quarter narrative reports

 Britannica ImageQuest - Spring LeavesApril 4 - 8:

West Sound Academy is
                  April 4 - 8, 2016


 Pennies for PatientsApril 11:

                fund drive
      begins Monday, April 11
         ends Friday, April 29
           Funds raised will go
              to support the
Leukemia & Lymphona Society's 
   efforts to fight blood cancers

Hatter M series, by Frank BeddorArch Enemy, The Looking Glass Wars, vol. 3, by Frank BeddorSeeing Redd, by Frank Beddor, volume 2 in The Looking Glass War series April 11:

Straight from Comicon!
       Two authors coming to WSA
   during lunch, 11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
                Frank Beddor
         Author of
       The Looking Glass Wars
          and the 
             Hatter M series
#Static, by Eric Laster#Static, by Eric Laster#Static, by Eric Laster 
                Eric Laster
            Author of #Static
      Attendees get CAS credit
               a free comic!

 April 13 - 14:


Presentations of
 Senior Projects

      will be made to the
               Senior Board panel
                 on April 13 and 14
            in the Conference Room
Wednesday, April 13
  • 2:05 p.m. -  Megan HallThe Effects of Music on Human Emotion
  • 2:30 p.m. - Conor Ultican, A Review of Music in the 1960's
  • 2:55 p.m. - Liam NearAmerica’s Music: How Jazz and its Culture both Epitomizes and Transcends National Identity
Thursday, April 14
  • 2:05 p.m. -  Taylor Thornton
  • 2:30 p.m. - Ben Taylor
  • 2:55 p.m. - Sam PhillipsCommunism and the Collective

 April 21:

  ACT10th Graders take the

  Practice ACT

 Mrs. Freeman's Room
           Parke 4
  8:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 Britannica ImageQuest imageApril 22:


Friday, April 22, 2016, is Earth Day

A special schedule will be in effect for Friday, April 22, to allow time for WSA's all-school service project.

WSA students and staff will leave campus at 1:30 p.m. and travel by advocacies to designated clean-up routes throughout Poulsbo.

Students will make their way from the start of their route to Poulsbo's Waterfront Park for pick up at the park at 3 p.m.

Students in 7th Grade will be at Poulsbo's Raab Park, and can be picked up there at 3 p.m.

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