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January, 2017: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

January 06, 2017
By Susan Trower

January 6:


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,
Red Tape
Eleventy One
Quinn Lanning
$5 for students, $7 for adults, $15 for families of 3 or more
Friday Sound is a Listen to Your Art program.

January 9-12:

Final Exams for Grades 6-11 begin Monday, January 9. On Thursday, January 12, there is an 11:00 a.m. dismissal.

Final Exams for Grades 6-11, Fall Semester 2016

West Sound Academy Hawks!January 12:


Knowledge Bowl Competition
        Summit Award

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

January 12:

The Founders Fund                       
The Annual Visionary Campaign Kickoff takes place at the
 Upper School 1st Semester Music Performance
 Indianola Clubhouse
 7:00 p.m.

Donations made to the Annual Visionary Campaign directly support students today in WSA's current programs and also serve to pay forward the support and effort of those who have come before us.  

Donations can be made in cash, check or credit card including a convenient monthly auto-pay option.  Contributors may also donate online.

100% participation by families, faculty and the Board of Trustees is paramount to the overall success of the school's philanthropic efforts. 

For more information about the Annual Visionary Campaign please contact Board Member, Marisa Lanning at  Thank you for your support! 

2015 Jan Term music performance source checkJanuary 12:

              WSA Presents:

Upper School Musicians

           in Concert

       Paul Burback, Director
Indianola Clubhouse
20446 Indianola Road NE
Indianola  98342
7:00 p.m.

January 13:

Teachers snow dancing - Britannica ImageQuest

There will be NO SCHOOL

 on Friday, January 13, 2017

so that WSA Teachers can prepare for the beginning of Spring Semester next week


January 16:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
           There is
         NO SCHOOL
on Monday, January 16, 2017
        in observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17:


Jan Term 2016Spring Semester

       begins on

 January 17, 2017

January 17:

Symbol of man - Britannica ImageQuestSymbol of woman - Britannica ImageQuest
Parent Class for
9th Grade Human Sexuality Seminar
The Commons
6:30 p.m.
Barrie Hillman, Jim Kolb, and Bainbridge counselor Kathie McCarthy are leading a class for parents of students enrolled in WSA's 5-hour human sexuality seminar for 9th graders.  

next January 20:

Lollipop - 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:  Candyland
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, January 20, 2017 in order for the guest to be admitted to the dance.

January 21:

Frodel Hall on the West Sound Academy campus - Mark Gsellman photo
Open House
January 21, 2017
10 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Open Houses introduce our faculty and program to interested families.

Visitors will learn about our academics and extracurricular activities, meet the Head of School and some of the faculty and students, and take a tour of the campus. Anyone interested in joining us for an Open House cn email to Lisa Gsellman at  For a map and driving directions to West Sound Academy, click here.

Boardroom - Britannica ImageQuestJanuary 25:

     There is a meeting of the

West Sound Academy              

   Board of Trustees 

Wednesday, January 25
Conference Room
5:30 p.m.

January 27:

Enrollment contracts
      are mailed
to current families on
January 27, 2017

WSA Yearbook Photo ContestJanuary 31:


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 December!
Deadline for this month's entries:

January 31

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