October, 2018: Coming Up at West Sound Academy

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. 

 
 
 
 

Pacific Lutheran UniversityOctober 2:

 
 

West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Pacific Lutheran University:  Conference Room, Baker Hall, at 1:00 p.m.

 
 
 

 NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College FairsOctober 2:

 
The Seattle Performing and Visual Arts fair connects you to colleges and universities with majors for students passionate about the arts, as well as other specialized arts programs.
 
Register for free at GOTOMYNCF.COM to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information with your choice schools.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Fisher Pavilion - Seattle Center
200 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Need more information?:
E-mail collegefairs@nacacnet.org β€‹or call: 703/836-2222 ext. 14.​​
 

Whitworth UniversityOctober 4:

 
 

West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Whitworth University:  Conference Room, Baker Hall, at 11:00 a.m.

 
 
 

Cornish College of the ArtsOctober 5:

 
 

West Sound Academy students are invited to come meet with an admissions representative from Cornish College of the Arts:  Conference Room, Baker Hall, at 10:15 a.m.

 
 
 

Whitman CollegeOctober 10:

 
 

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

 
 
 

2:00 PM Early Release for Collaborative PlanningOctober 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
 

The Evergreen State CollegeOctober 11:

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Teachers in Hanoi French School, ca. 1920 - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 12:

 
Friday, October 12 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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scary pumpkin - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 19:

 
WSA Student Council and Thespian Troupe #8175
present an:
 

   All-School Halloween Dance
       

Come for:
  • Dancing
  • Games
  • Festive snacks
  • Ghoulish fun!
Place: The Commons
Time:  7:00 to 9:00 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 Slip  to school by October 20 in order to be admitted to the event.


Days for Girls International October 20:

 
 

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 20 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.


 Apple and school books - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 23 and 24:

 
       Tuesday, October 23, is a 2:00 p.m. EARLY RELEASE, followed by:
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, has a 11:45 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 24:

 

All students in Grades 8 - 11 will take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) on Wednesday, October 24.  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 11:45 a.m. DISMISSAL on that day.
  • Students in Grades 6 and 7 will have a half-day field trip.
  • Seniors have NO SCHOOL on October 24, and may use it as a study day.

 Apple and school books - Britannica ImageQuestOctober 25 and 26:

 
                          There is
                     NO SCHOOL on
 
               
   Thursday, October 25 and
                   Friday, October 26
     
so that WSA Teachers can participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
 
 
 

 Britannica ImageQuest - Stack of papersOctober 26:

 

     

        The end of the 1st Quarter

                 
     
       for the 2018-2019 academic year

                    is on Friday, October 26, 2018

 
 
 

2:00 PM Early Release for Collaborative PlanningOctober 31:

 

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
 
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