The Penultimate Edition

Hi WMS Families!

Here is your weekly newsletter (penultimate edition)!  This is the last open weekend of the school year as next weekend (before exams) is a closed weekend for students.  As usual, there is much going on!

Over the past week, we’ve been treated to a number of “year-end” performances and presentations by our students. Rachel has her voice students performing Broadway songs and we’ve heard an amazing range and variety of these at morning meeting and in the evening.  Many students have been presenting their LASR projects over these past few weeks and we’ve had an opportunity to hear about the building of a carbon fiber ski, psychopathology, and marketing and communications (among many other things). Today marks the last day of the AP exam testing period (Go AP Human Geography students!) which is a wonderful relief to some of our students (mostly the basketball players who are excited to have all those tables moved back out of the gym).

Next week is the annual WMS Prom which many people here are looking forward to immensely. One of the unique traditions I love about WMS is that everyone attends the prom, including all faculty – and many faculty spouses and significant others (#datenight). We are excited for a new venue this year at the Mountain View Grand Hotel in nearby Whitefield. I’m sure there will be many great photos to share afterwards from this awesome spot.

The Friday after prom is another important day on our schedule, Community Service Day. This is a day when the entire WMS community takes time of from classes and sports in order to give back to our local community. Students, faculty and staff will be helping out at the Franconia Children’s Center, The Society for Protection of NH Forests, Copper Cannon Camp and many other locations. This is always such a great day both for us and the community and a wonderful way to partner further with many of the area non-profits that we collaborate with during the school year.

This weekend is our final Project Block (G) of the year on Saturday morning. Both of the lacrosse teams have their final games (Girls at New Hampton and Boys at home vs. Tilton) of the season as well. We’ve got a couple of end of the year dorm trips happening (wondering what it says that Lower Burroughs is going to paintball and Carter is going to the pool and spa in Lincoln?). In and around all the goings on, students will continue to wrap up major schoolwork and projects and begin focusing on the upcoming exam period.

If you have any questions about end of year stuff or anything that is coming up, please let me know!

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