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Hawk Talk – November 5, 2021
The sixth and seventh graders added another layer to their Halloween costumes…
… donning safety gear so they could test local water samples for fecal coliform pollution. Karen Mattick’s Marine Biology class is in the middle of the culminating project for the Eelgrass Beds Unit. They are working in teams to design and build models of recreational marinas that would protect eelgrass beds from, among other things, sewage pollution. This test was to look for sewage pollution around local marinas and start the conversation about ways to solve that problem in their marinas.
Stay home so we stay healthy.
Reminder – No student or staff person should attend school or work while they convey COVID symptoms, regardless of vaccine status and even with a negative test. We have the ability to test students on campus. Please reach out to Lisa and Ms. Freeman to schedule a test if you have concerns about symptoms or being a contact.
The state has updated the flowcharts for symptom screening, isolation, and quarantine. The latest DOH Symptom Decision Tree Checklist can be found on the WSA website HERE
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A virtual Admissions Event is set for November 16.
Know anyone interested in WSA? Tell them about our Virtual Admissions Event on November 16 for prospective middle and upper school families. They can discover the West Sound Academy experience as they hear from faculty, staff and current students and parents. Time: 5:30 PM. If they would like to attend, they can register for the event on our website here, or have them email Lisa Gsellman.
What is Googly Art?
Miss Sara’s 6th/7th grade art students paired up in teams of 2 or 3 and created some clever photography for the season. They are sharing it with you in this slide presentation. Enjoy!
Student voices – Visits to WSA
We had 10 college representatives visit WSA this Fall! Some were virtual presentations, and some were in-person. Here’s what a few students had to say about them:
|“Presentations were useful because it gave me the opportunity to ask more specific questions.”
“It’s helpful to see a presenter rather than purely visiting the college website”
“I was able to compare colleges and programs, as well as learn more about specific schools. I got accepted to [college name], and I wouldn’t have known about them if not for the presentation I attended.”
“I really appreciate the visits, they taught me a lot about the college experience and what it will look like.”
Raising Resilience hosts a Connections Cafe on body image and disordered eating on November 8 at 7 PM.
Misconceptions & Root Causes (who, what, why, etc.)
Contributing Factors & Red Flags (biological/ social & how sports & activities contribute)
Food Neutrality (creating a body positive environment @ home through language and actions)
Registrants will also hear from a student and a parent who have both walked this path and are willing to share what they found helpful vs. not helpful. The event is free but advance registration is required. Register here.
November 8 – 12 is a Period 1 week.
Periods 1, 2, 3 and 7 will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Periods 4, 5 and 6 will meet on Tuesday. Thursday is Veterans Day so there is NO SCHOOL.
Click these dates to find more information on the WSA events calendar.
Register for a WSA virtual open house here: https://westsoundacademy.org/admissions/