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October, 2019: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

September 30, 2019
By Susan Trower

 College pennants for the Class of 2019October 1:

 
WSA Parents and students in Grades 9-11 are invited to:
 

   College Information
             Night

 

This informational evening is open to any parents and/or 9th-11th grade students who are interested in learning more about the college search, finance and application process.

Barrie Hillman, WSA Head of School, and Catherine Freeman, Associate Head of School and WSA College Counselor, will be sharing guidance and advice on what steps should be taken for the college search, the process for applications, how and when to visit schools, what questions to ask schools, how to navigate the financial aid process and also how to make the decision of where to apply and where to enroll. Students are encouraged to attend because they are the ones who will be leading this process!


Photographer - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 8:

 

             Picture Retake Day!

 

The photographer will be on campus at 8:20 a.m.

This is for retake and absentee make-up student photos.

 
 
 
 

2:00 PM Early Release for Collaborative PlanningOctober 9 and 23

 

2:00 PM DISMISSAL

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

Teachers in Hanoi French School, ca. 1920 - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 11:

 
Friday, October 11 is Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) In-Service Day, so there is NO SCHOOL.  
 
This is a day when NWAIS teachers participate in workshops, collaborative planning, and professional development. 
 
 
 
 

College Board - PSAT/NMSQTOctober 16:

 

All students in Grades 8 - 11 will take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) on Wednesday, October 16.  This is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives students in the 11th grade a chance to enter National Merit scholarship programs.  

  • There will be an 11:45 a.m. DISMISSAL on that day.
  • Students in Grades 6 and 7 will have a half-day field trip.
  • Seniors who have pre-registered with Mrs. Freeman have the option to take the SAT on October 16. Seniors who are not taking the SAT have NO SCHOOL and may use it as a study day.

Days for Girls International October 19:

 
 

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, October 19 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 Shirley Wilder at Poulsbowa@daysforgirls.org or find Days for Girls on Facebook.


WSA HawksOctober 21 - 25:

 
 

It's School Spirit Week!

 
 
 

Scary pumpkin - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 25:

 
WSA Student Council & Thespian Troupe #8175
present an:
 

   All-School Halloween Dance
       

Come for:
  • Dancing
  • Games
  • Festive snacks
  • Ghoulish fun!
Place: The Commons
Time:  7 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Dress:  Costumes, of course!  (No inappropriate or excessively gory costumes, please)
Cost:  $8 without food, $7 with one can, $6 with two, $5 with three or more.  Food collected will go to WSA Thespian Troupe's Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat food drive.

Note:  Non-WSA students will need to bring a completed WSA Guest Permission Form to school by October 25 in order to be admitted to the event.

Posted in All School

April, 2019: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

April 01, 2019
By Susan Trower

 IB Extended EssayApril 9-12:

 

Extended Essay Café for Juniors

 
Juniors who are planning to submit an Extended Essay (EE) to the International Baccalaureate Organization in their senior year will give a slide presentation on their research and writing plans to an audience of EE Supervisors and fellow EE writers.

Place: Conference Room

Dates and Times
   April 9, 2:05 - 3:10: Max M., Noah M., Chaidie P.
   April 10, 2:00 - 3:00: Lucius V., River G., Julie H., Grace C.R.S.
   April 11, 12:20 - 2:00: Emily B., Boaz A., Paige J., Phillip C., Jaime L.
   April 12, 12:20 - 2:00: Sam A., Elliott D.,Grace A.S., Dylan B.


2 PM Release for Collaborative Planning April 10:

 

2:00 PM DISMISSAL

for teacher collaborative planning

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

 Earth Day 2019 - Protect Our SpeciesApril 22:

 

Monday, April 22, 2018, is Earth Day

 
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 3:10 p.m.


 Kitsap Great Give - April 23, 2019April 23:

 

One day only: a 24-hour online giving event!

 
WSA uses the Kitsap Great Give to raise funds for a specific item that supports the students of the school. In 2019, WSA is quite literally attempting to support the students by raising funds for some desperately needed communal space furniture. Learning happens all over our campus and the common areas have no seating for small group work, socializing or teacher consultations. In an age when too many of us our looking at screens instead of at each other's faces, this seating is especially critical to foster both planned and impromptu face to face engagement.

On April 23 go to: https://kitsapgreatgive.org/profile/s/west-sound-academy

 

Read more about WSA events in April!

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

October, 2018: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

October 01, 2018
By Susan Trower

Golden retriever catching a frisbee in mid-air - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 1, 8, and 15:

 

   Pick-up Ultimate Frisbee
            on Mondays!

Herbert Gundran, a volunteer from Kitsap Ultimate, is hosting three Ultimate Frisbee pick-up games this Octoberl. The games are open to all students and take place on WSA's field from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. Students should sign up at the front desk. 

Please note: dogs are NOT allowed to participate - only humans!


Photographer - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 2:

 

             Picture Retake Day!

 

The photographer will be on campus at 9 a.m.

This is for retake and absentee make-up student photos.

If you missed the first picture day, you can bring an order form in with you and have your picture taken. 

 

Read more about WSA events in October!

Posted in All 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
 
         CLOSED
            FOR
    SPRING BREAK
 
                  April 2 - 6, 2018

 


 International Baccalaureate OrganizationApril 11:

 

IB Information Meeting for 9th Graders and Parents

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

Read more about WSA events in April!

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