Academics

The Upper School Media Center Book Club will begin on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. The book club is open to WA parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and all high school students. For this first gathering, readers should pick up a copy of Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke for discussion. Set in England’s lush and storied Lake District in the early days of World War II, Until We Find Home is an unforgettable portrait of life on the British home front, challenging us to remember that bravery and family come in many forms. The Library Journal wrote, “Based...

The Upper School Media Center Book Club will begin on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00 p.m. The book club is open to WA parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and all high school students. For this first gathering, readers should pick up a copy of Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke for discussion. Set in England’s lush and storied Lake District in the early days of World War II, Until We Find Home is an unforgettable portrait of life on the British home front, challenging us to remember that bravery and family come in many forms. The Library Journal wrote, “Based...

The “need to read” was a call to action many lower school students took seriously this summer as we prepared to open our brand-new Lower School Media Center. With its Creation theme and beautiful new trees, Mrs. White, the Lower School Media Specialist, themed the summer challenge with a tree as well. The response was great! To receive a bronze medal this year, students had to read a total of at least 1,000 minutes this summer. Many students read above that and received a silver or gold medal for all their hard work. To celebrate, students were invited to a pool...

Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) has served almost one million students since its inception in 1959. Training the next generation of business leaders, employees, and consumers, JA educates students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. Specifically, their high school programs help students make informed and intelligent decisions about their future. By fostering skills that will be highly useful in their careers, JA prepares youth to succeed in a global economy. In JA Career Bound, a cutting-edge workforce development program, high school students learn the soft skills they need to succeed in life and work and master the basic concepts...

Throughout the school year, students in Lower School participated in the challenging Accelerated Reader program. This program strengthens reading skills and boosts comprehension. Each student is assigned a point goal to meet each quarter. They take short online quizzes and receive points based on their reading. For the 2018–19 school year, over 100 students achieved their goal for all four quarters. The two students with the highest points in each grade enjoyed a pizza party in the lower school ballet room on Tuesday, May 21. Mrs. White, the Lower School Media Specialist, announced the top AR point-earners for each grade this...