February, 2018: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

Mud Pie 2017 February 2:

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

    Arts Poetica: Volume Four

  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 3:

Late afternoon sun shining on the WSA campus - Mark Gsellman photoFounders' Scholarship Day
                 is on
Saturday, February 3, 2018
                 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Eligible students are those entering Grades 6 through 12 in Fall, 2018, and not currently attending West Sound Academy.

For more information, email Lisa Gsellman at lgsellman@westsoundacademy.org.

next February 6:


2017 Commencement - Mark Gsellman photoAs of February 6, 2018, WSA's senior class has just 108 days left until graduation on May 25 at the House of Awakened Culture in Suquamish!

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

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

next February 6 and 7:


YouScienceStudents in 10th and 11th grades will take the  YouScience Online Program February 6-7

Each student goes through a series of assessments and interest questions, designed to determine their strengths in the 14 key aptitudes utilized in the working world. Individual results include an overview, suggested environments where each student will succeed, detailed information on possible careers that match those skills and interests, majors that map to those careers, and much more. It will also provide information on how students think and process information.

Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7
2:05 - 3:10 p.m.
The Commons

West Sound Academy Hawks! February 8:


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 10:

Mirrored Disco Ball - Britannica ImageQuestWSA's Student Social Committee presents:
Winter Formal Dance
for WSA students in Grades 8-12 
Place:  Indianola Clubhouse
Time:  7 to 10 p.m.
Theme:  Back to the 80s!
Students bringing guests who do not attend WSA must return a completed Guest Permission Slip (signed by the guest's parent) to the WSA Front Office by Friday, February 9, 2018 in order for the guest to be admitted to the dance.

Team icon - Britannica ImageQuest February 14:



for teacher collaborative planning

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

Signing of contract - Britannica ImageQuest February 16:

   Enrollment contracts
financial aid applications
         for current families are DUE
          Friday, February 16, 2018


Abraham Lincoln - Britannica ImageQuestBritannica ImageQuest - George Washington February 19 and 20:

                There is
           NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 19, 2018  and
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
for the Presidents' Day break

 February 21:

Teachers square-dancing on snowshoes - Britannica ImageQuest

                  There is NO SCHOOL

            on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

so that faculty and staff can work on in-service projects


 Apple and school books - Britannica ImageQuestFebruary 22 and 23:

                           There is
                     NO SCHOOL on
   Thursday, February 22 
              Friday, February 23
so that WSA Teachers can participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences