Lower School Celebrates the 100th Day of School! On February 4th, Woodside School was all abuzz with laughter and well-wishes as we celebrated our 100th day of school! TK, Kindergarten, and the 1st grade created masterpieces of 100 items of their choosing. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades all celebrated the 100th day of school with fun writing prompts, math activities, and watched the 1st graders marching their way up and down the hallways in their 100th Day Parade! Check out some photos below:
Many of our 6th-8th grade students had the opportunity last Wednesday, January 20th to watch the Inauguration all happen LIVE during their classes. Students had the opportunity to see history in the making and to learn more about our nation and the voting system. So many of our students and teachers were particularly impressed with 23-year old Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's Inauguration poem entitled "The Hill We Climb."
In the days that followed, students had powerful discussions in their ELA classes, where they further analyzed Gorman's poetry and the themes behind the work of this young role model. 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. We are so grateful to our dedicated teachers for giving students this incredible opportunity to learn more about our democracy!
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.