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Keeping Traditions Alive For the Class of 2020
Keeping Traditions Alive For the Class of 2020

By Barrie Hillman. There is no doubt that 2020 has opened the new decade with all the grace and decorum of a wrecking ball.  The disruption caused by the coronavirus quarantine will have deep and long-lasting impacts to everyone but I want to reserve this tiny space...

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Why IB at WSA?
Why IB at WSA?

By Alayna Garvin. At WSA, we strive to prepare learners for the world beyond our classrooms. At all grade levels, we encourage students to improve their thinking, research, social, and communication skills. We want them to get to know their strengths, challenge...

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Open yourself up to be ready to learn…
Open yourself up to be ready to learn…

By Lisa Gsellman On Thursday, December 19th, West Sound Academy Alumni from the Classes of 2018 and 2019 joined our current juniors and seniors for an informal talk on what to expect with their future college life. It is such a joy having them return to us on their...

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Lean Into the Light
Lean Into the Light

By Barrie Hillman. Last week, I had the great privilege of attending the annual TEDWomen conference in Palm Springs. My first intention in going was to help support WSA’s work to host our own TEDx conference this spring, but as soon as I stepped foot into the theater,...

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Financial Aid is giving way to Sliding Scale
Financial Aid is giving way to Sliding Scale

By Barrie Hillman. In every professional development opportunity I have participated in over the last two years, the prevailing message has been about innovation and implementing progressive ideas in the education world.  Change is always intimidating, especially in...

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Get plugged in…..the right way!
Get plugged in…..the right way!

By Lisa Gsellman. This past weekend I had 16 kids in my 1000 square foot house. Full size kids that take up a lot of space. The massive pile of shoes by the door… I wish I’d taken a photo for this post. It was impossible to not bump into each other but there was not...

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