WES students in Mr. Schneider’s 8th grade US History class have had a fantastic (and relevant) semester studying the formation of the USA, the writing of the Constitution, the Civil War… and on Wednesday, January 20th were able to watch the Inauguration all happen LIVE during their double 1/2 period. Three branches of government (check!) ... checks and balances (check!) ... we the people (check!).
They were particularly impressed with 23-year old Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's, Inauguration poem entitled "The Hill We Climb." She reminded us that "there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it; if only we're brave enough to be it." Check out the video of her powerful and inspirational poem HERE.
WES Alumni Zoe Magnussen stars in Disney+ documentary “On Pointe”
Zoe (and sister Poppy) Magnussen attended WES until the family moved to NYC to pursue ballet dreams several years ago. Poppy would have been an 8th grader this year with the WES Class of 2021. Zoe is featured in the six-episode Disney+ documentary “On Pointe” about the School of American Ballet and New York City Ballet and the 2019 production of the Nutcracker.
Local musician (and WES dad) Alec Lytle has the #1 folk song in the USA for two weeks running. I’m sure this incredible accomplishment is nearly as meaningful to him and his wife Priscilla as hosting the “We love Woodside” concert in May. :) If you haven’t already, download his album Remains of Sunday, it’s a wonderful listen! Congratulations to Alec Lytle and Them Rounders.