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February, 2017: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

January 31, 2017
By Susan Trower

Mud Pie 2015 February 3:

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

    Arts Poetica: Volume Three

  The Commons  
  6:30 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! 
There is a $5 suggested donation per attendee and Mud Pie will donate 50% of all profits to Listen to Your Art. 

next February 4:

Late afternoon sun shining on the WSA campus - Mark Gsellman photoFounders' Scholarship Day
                 is on
Saturday, February 4, 2017
                 8:30 to 12:00 noon

Eligible students are those entering Grades 6 through 12 in Fall, 2017, and not currently attending West Sound Academy.

For more information, email Lisa Gsellman at

next February 8:


2016 Commencement, front row - Mark Gsellman photoAs of February 8, 2017, WSA's senior class has just 100 days left until graduation on May 19 at the House of Awakened Culture in Suquamish!

WSA Head of School Barrie Hillman meets with parents of seniors on February 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.,  to discuss commencement and other matters of special concern to seniors and their families.

Wednesday, February 8
6:30 p.m.
Conference Room in Baker Hall

next February 20 and 21:


Abraham Lincoln - Britannica ImageQuestBritannica ImageQuest - George Washington

There is
Monday, February 20, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
for the Presidents' Day break

 February 22:

International Baccalaureate Organization

There will be NO SCHOOL

 on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

so that faculty and staff can work on tasks required for re-certification of West Sound Academy as an IB World School


West Sound Academy Hawks! February 23:


Knowledge Bowl Competition
  State Tournament Qualifier

Fort Worden, Port Townsend

KB team members: 

  • Arrive at school by 7:30 a.m.
  • Leave WSA: 7:45 a.m.
  • Return to WSA: by 3:45 p.m.
  • Bring a lunch and water bottle

next February 24:

Signing of contract - Britannica ImageQuest

Enrollment contracts
financial aid applications
            for current families are DUE
          Friday, February 24, 2017


Days for Girls International February 25:


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, February 25 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

WSA Yearbook Photo Contest February 28:


Yearbook Contest                  

Yearbook Club would love to have your photos of WSA student life!
Use the ReplayIt app to upload your pics 
email them to Angie at:
Two winners will be chosen for February!
Deadline for this month's entries:

February 28

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