¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a la fiesta!

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a la fiesta!

By Susan Trower. Students in Jessica Outlaw’s 10th Grade Spanish class have been studying vocabulary related to food, clothing and celebrations during Mod B. Señora Outlaw decided that the best way to assess what students had learned was to have a party – actually, a...
Using Literature to Recognize Authenticity

Using Literature to Recognize Authenticity

By Georgia Chehade. As an English teacher, there are few things better than watching students read a piece of literature and become inspired about real world issues. In the 8th grade, we started this unusual year by reading Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah. In their...
Announcing! College destinations for the Class of 2020

Announcing! College destinations for the Class of 2020

By Susan Trower. West Sound Academy seniors came back to campus on May 12 – not all at once, of course, but on a staggered schedule so they could maintain social distancing requirements.  Barrie Hillman, WSA Head of School, met each soon-to-be-graduate at the...
Seniors reflect on their experiences at WSA – en español.

Seniors reflect on their experiences at WSA – en español.

By Jessica Outlaw. Last week WSA seniors in IB Spanish showcased their language skills and reflected on their time as students at this school. Their presentations were heartwarming, funny, and very memorable. They shared pictures, videos, and stories about their...
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...