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Festival of Courage - 2020

The Festival of Courage is celebrated each fall and our community comes together wearing blazing, dragon-fighting red for the occasion. Find out why this festival is cherished each year.

Four Ways Parents Can Help Children to Cope with Stress Today

School Counselor, Christa Marvenko-Athas

Our guest blogger and school counselor, Christa Marvenko-Athas, has some advice for parents who are helping children cope with a different kind of back-to-school stress.

Here we are in September, continuing to manage the flood of emotions and actions needed to address the impact of a global pandemic on getting “back-to-school.”

The Power of Play

Giving children time for free play helps them develop valuable life skills and build a foundation for learning.

Experts dive into how play supports growth and learning in developing children. According to a story aired on NPR's Innovation Hub, play is a powerful tool that children unknowingly use to establish important life skills. 

A Note About Kindness and Understanding

School Counselor, Christa Marvenko-Athas

Our guest blogger and school counselor, Christa Marvenko-Athas, has some advice as we move into a summer of uncertainty.

Eighth Grade Self Portraits, Part 4

Image from Self Portrait Project by Jasper

Eighth Grade Self Portraits for our fourth week have been posted. Please experience them at the links below.

Diamond In The Rough— Peter's Self Portrait 's Self Portrait

Eighth Grade Self Portraits, Part 3

Image from Self Portrait Painting by Sophia

Our third week of Eighth Grade Self Portraits have been posted. Please experience them at the links below, and come back next week for more projects.

My Self Portrait Project— Taaj's Self Portrait 's Self Portrait

CONGRATS WSB Class of 2016!

We are so proud of our alums! The class of 2016 has been busy applying, and being accepted, to colleges around the world!

We are so happy to hear from alumni after they graduate from our school and continue to reach lifetime milestones. This year we checked in with our Class of 2016 as they were accepted into college. Many of the students were accepted to all of their top choices and had some difficult decisions to make.

Eighth Grade Self Portraits, Part 2

Image from A Million Pieces by Sabina

Our second week of Eighth Grade Self Portraits have been posted. Please experience them at the links below, and come back next week for more projects.

A Million Pieces—Sabina's Self Portrait

Parenting Advice: The Power of Laughter (and Tears)

Our guest blogger and school counselor, Christa Marvenko-Athas, has some useful insight for parents coping with this stressful time. Take a look at her suggestions of how laughter can help.

There is not much that seems funny these days. We are continuously living in a state of stress and trying to cope the best we can. As you scroll through social media platforms, or watch recaps of popular comedians and talk-show hosts, you will see many people trying to use humor as a way to cope.

Eighth Grade Self Portraits, Part 1

Image from Painted Ukulele by Nadya Lunken

Eighth Grade Self Portraits, Part 1

Each of the Eighth Grade students will be featured with a page of their Self Portrait projects. This week we present the following student works:

Adon and Sun Cakes—Abby Self Portrait

Painted Ukulele—Nadya Self Portrait

Project Drift—Oliver Self Portrait