Fall Sports Awards

Tonight is our Fall Sports Awards ceremony.  We are excited to hear about all the great things that happened in our afternoon program this fall.  We transition from this quickly into our next season.  
Hi WMS Families,

Tonight is our Fall Sports Awards ceremony.  We are excited to hear about all the great things that happened in our afternoon program this fall.  We transition from this quickly into our next season.  Some winter sports will begin next week (basketball, snowboard team), while other students will participate in a week of interim sports.  Interims are a great opportunity to try out something new or just do something a little different for a week in between seasons.  Offerings for interim sports this year include: baking, working on the town skate park, an introduction to rock climbing (taught by our student climbing leaders), kayak rolling sessions, trail work, indoor soccer, knitting and hiking.
If your child’s winter sport requires a ski pass, it is super helpful for us to have that information back before students return from Thanksgiving break.  Students will have the forms also, but I have attached both the sign-up form and the liability waiver, both of which need to be completed.  These forms can be returned, along with payment, directly to the WMS business office.  Passes can also be purchased on-line at cannonmt.com.  If you purchase a pass on-line, please also let Meglyn know so we do not try to track this down from your student.  If you have any questions about passes, please let Brent or Meglyn know.
Project Block D, the last project block before Thanksgiving, is this Saturday. Our eastern religion class will be attending a Diwali festival in Nashua, New Hampshire.  This activity was discovered and proposed by students in the class. Students in French 3 and 4 will be finishing culminating unit projects to correspond with the end of the mid-term. In the world of math, Calculus students will be working on a graphing functions project (including, I’ve heard, “A Beautiful Mind” – like solving of problems on some of our windows) and prepping for the AP exam.  Algebra 2 students are excited to put their matrices skills to the test in order to code and decode messages. 
Also on campus this weekend, the WMS Admission Office is excited to be hosting our fall Open House on Saturday afternoon.  We have a great number of interested students and families already planning to join us tomorrow for tours, interviews and opportunities to meet and hear from students, faculty and administrators.  This event is a great reminder that our current families are an amazing source of referrals for potential future students.  If you know of anyone that you feel could be a great WMS fit, please let our wonderful admission staff know!  They’d love to hear from you.
As I mentioned last week, grades close for the first mid-term this weekend.  Teachers have been busy finishing up these grades and writing comments for each of their students.  Final mid-term grades and teacher comments will be available via MyWMS (under the Performance tab) starting next Wednesday.  Advisor comments will be added to these reports on Friday, though advisors will also email these comments directly to parents as well.  Please let me know if you have any difficulty accessing these or would prefer to be mailed a hard copy of these grades and reports.
Next week, we have our annual Thanksgiving dinner as a community on Thursday, November 19th.  Thanksgiving break begins for students after their last commitments on Friday afternoon.  Our bus to the Manchester airport leaves campus at 6:30am Saturdaymorning.  The Concord Coach bus to Boston (Logan Airport and South Station) leaves at 6:50am Saturday morning and we do provide transportation down to the bus station in Littleton for this bus.  Boarding students are expected back on campus Monday, November 30th with classes resuming on Tuesday, December 1st.  Please let me or Jessica know if you have any travel questions or problems.  As usual, the school office will be open during regular business hours over vacation and I will have the AOD phone (603-616-1528) if you need to get ahold of someone during the holiday break.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and have a wonderful weekend!

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