Our Celebration of Dr. King, Weekend News, Feb. Break Plans

Hi WMS Families,

It was such a joy to be a part of this community’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day this past Monday. Insightful discussions, positive action campaigns, moving poems and speeches, creative and thought-provoking artwork; there was a little bit of everything.

It was great to see our students really rise to the occasion in discussion groups and wrestling with injustice in the world. A special thanks must go to Rachel and Jim who labored to put together such a meaningful and inspiring day for the entire community. Speaking of that, if you don’t yet follow WMS on Twitter, you should! This is a great way to make sure you don’t miss any of this stuff when it comes out. Right now you can find the link to a really cool video featuring ice climbing superstar (and WMS alum) Will Gadd ’85 climbing spray ice (which is just about as awesome as it sounds)!

Tonight we have our third Advisor/Advisee dinner of the year. I always love these unique opportunities to spend time with advisees outside of our “normal” schedule. Tomorrow is our first Project Block (A) of the second semester. Both basketball teams host a home game (at Profile) tomorrow afternoon with High Mowing. Beyond this, we have a trip to the movies, a ski trip to Bretton Woods, an open mic event in Littleton and numerous on campus activities to keep students engaged and entertained for the weekend.

As I mentioned last week, grades and teacher comments are now posted on MyWMS for parents to access.  Advisor comments will be added to these next week (so don’t forget to check back for these!). If you have any problem accessing these, please let us know.

Last week, I shared the Spring Field Course descriptions. Students will be signing up for these courses on Monday so if you have not connected with your students on what they are interested in for this week, now would be a great time. We are really excited about both the depth and breadth of these offerings. If you have any Field Course questions, please let Ted know.

We have jumped right into the second semester and courses and sections are largely set. The Add/Drop period continues for semester courses, so students interested in doing either of these things were alerted to let Shane know ASAP. If you have any questions about courses or requirements, please reach out to your child’s advisor.

And one final reminder that we do have our long winter weekend next weekend.  Classes end (and this short break begins) at noon on Friday. Boarding students need to be back on campus between 3 and 7pm on Tuesday, February 3rd (except those students returning via bus). Thanks to those who have communicated travel plans to the office. If you have not yet done so or have any changes or questions, please contact Betsie in the front office.

Thanks for reading – and have a great weekend!

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