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October, 2017: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

October 01, 2017
By Susan Trower

WSA Thespian Troupe #8175 - Food drive for NK FishlineOctober 2 - 31:


The West Sound Academy Drama Club and Thespian Troupe #8175 will be collecting nonperishable food donations for Fishline as part of the Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat food drive - part of the International Thespian Society’s annual nationwide community service initiative. 

Bring food donations to the orange bins in Frodel and Baker Halls throughout the month of October.

          For more information, see:  Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat

Willamette UniversityOctober 2:


West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Willamette University:  Conference Room, Baker Hall, at 9:15 a.m.


Reed CollegeOctober 4:


West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Reed College:  Conference Room, Baker Hall, at 9:15 a.m.


Pacific Lutheran UniversityOctober 5:


West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Pacific Lutheran University:  Library, Baker Hall, at 9:15 a.m.


Whitworth UniversityOctober 10:


West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Whitworth University:  Conference Room, Baker Hall, at 9:30 a.m.


Cornish College of the ArtsOctober 11:


West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Cornish College of the Arts:  Frodel Gallery, at 9:30 a.m.


Team icon - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 11:



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 13:

Friday, October 13 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. 

Photographer - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 18:


             Picture Retake Day!


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

This is for retake and absen 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. 


Scary pumpkin - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 20:


   All-School Halloween Dance

Come for:
  • Dancing
  • Games
  • Festive snacks
  • Ghoulish fun!
Place: The Commons
Time:  6:30 to 9:00 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 Slip  to school by October 20 in order to be admitted to the event.

Oregon State UniversityOctober 23:


West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Oregon State University:  Library, Baker Hall, at 9:15 a.m.


 Apple and school books - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 24 and 25:

       Tuesday, October 24, is a normal school day, followed by:
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, has a 11:30 a.m. dismissal (for Grades 6-11) and NO SCHOOL for Grade 12, followed by:
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

College Board - PSAT/NMSQTOctober 25:


All students in Grades 8 - 11 will take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) on Wednesday, October 25.  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 11th grade a chance to enter National Merit scholarship programs.  

  • There will be a 11:30 AM DISMISSAL on that day.
  • Students in Grades 6 and 7 will have a half-day field trip.
  • Seniors have NO SCHOOL on October 25, and may use it as a study day.

 Apple and school books - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 26 and 27:

                          There is
                     NO SCHOOL on
   Thursday, October 26 and
              Friday, October 27
so that WSA Teachers can participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.

 Britannica ImageQuest - Stack of papersOctober 27:



        The end of the 1st Quarter

                  for the 2017-2018 academic year

                 is on Friday, October 27, 2017


 NACAC National College FairOctober 27-28:

Meet face-to-face with representatives from hundreds of schools at the Seattle National College Fair.
Register for free online to easily share your information with colleges.
Washington State Convention Center
Hall 4E, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
Need more information?:
E-mail or​ ​or call: 703/299-6856.​​
Posted in All School

November, 2015: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

November 03, 2015
By Susan Trower

next November 2 - 6:

WSA's Thespian Troupe #8175 and Drama Club
are collecting food for
Kitsap Fishline
all week, November 2-6!
Bring your donations  of non-perishable food items to
the Baker lobby in front of the cow
Trick Or Treat So Kids Can Eat

next November 2 - 18:

West Sound Academy's Online Auction is open for bidding!  Go to our

Online Auction site

to see the amazing items that are available.
Bidding closes 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on November 18
West Sound Academy's 18th Annual Auction

next November 9:

Classes will be on a "Wednesday Schedule"  on Monday, November 9.

8:20 to 10:00 - Period 4
10:05 to 11:45 - Period 5
11:45 to 12:15 - Lunch 
12:20 to 2:00 - Period 6
2:05 to 3:10 - Period 7 
Britannica ImageQuest Science Photo Library

next November 11:

There is


Wednesday, November 11, 2015
in observance of
Veterans Day

next November 13, 14, and 15:

West Sound Academy presents:
The Secret in the Wings
by Mary Zimmerman

Friday, November 13:  7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14:  7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 15:  2:00 p.m.
with 'talk back ' with cast
The Secret in the Wings

Tickets: $10 Adults $7 Students $5 Senior Citizens
Reservations and Information Contact: Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson at (360) 598-5954

Olympic College Theater
1264 15th Street (15th Street at Ohio Avenue)
Bremerton, WA

next November 16 - 20:

International Education Week!

WSA international students from Bangladesh, Finland, Germany, and Sweden will be giving presentations about their home countries at all-school morning meetings Tuesday through Friday, November 17-20, at 10 a.m.

International Education Week 2015

See IEW Week Schedule

next November 21:

West Sound Academy's
18th Annual Auction
November 21, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Help make West Sound Academy's successful college-preparatory programs possible by participating in our Annual Auction as a donor and attendee.  Embracing the tremendous growth our students achieve each year, the 2015 auction theme is "Diamonds in the Rough" celebrating the potential to shine that each student carries within.

next November 26 and 27:

There is


Thursday, November 26
and Friday, November 27
in observance of 
Thanksgiving Day 
Britannica ImageQuest
Posted in All School

WSA Theatre Arts Program Granted Thespian Troupe Charter

October 07, 2015
By Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson

In August of 2015 West Sound Academy Theatre Department petitioned the International Thespian Society, the student honorary division of the Educational Theatre Association, for the privilege of chartering a Thespian troupe. The theatre arts program of West Sound Academy has been determined to meet the standards required by the board of directors of the Educational Theatre Association, and their application has been accepted. We are now the proud home of Thespian Troupe #8175!

Membership in this international organization is not only a reward for the fine work West Sound Academy theatre students have done, but further evidence of their desire to continue to work in this specialized field. As a troupe, they work will contribute to the growth of better theatre in this community, our country, and throughout the world.

Annika Nelson and Sam Phillips in a scene from 'Anatomy of Gray', WSA's Fall 2014 play
International Thespian Society

The International Thespian Society has as its aim the advancement of excellence in educational theatre and the continuing enrichment of theatre arts and their appreciation worldwide.

The official troupe Charter Ceremony and Induction of Thespians will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at the Olympic College Campus Theatre.  Washington State Thespian Board Members will attend to officiate the ceremony. 

The election of officers of Troupe #8175 took place upon receiving the charter and they are the following West Sound Academy students:

Sam Phillips ’16, President
Annika Nelson ’18, Vice-President
Ben Taylor ’16, Dramaturge
Megan Hall ’16, Secretary
Ben Silvernale ’17, Treasurer
Jackson Vogt ’17, Historian
Who is going to be Lenny? - scene from 'Rumors', the Spring 2015 play
Posted in Theatre


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