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The Green Team is sponsoring the first annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service Recycling Event at Warlaw+Hartridge on Monday, Jan. 15. We are asking that your families join ours at W+H to open our doors to the community to share in some of our core values: community & sustainability. Families from area towns will be invited to drop off their gently used clothing, household items, shoes, toys, books, and more to be sorted by our W+H family for redistribution to those who are in need of or can use said items. Additionally, we have a company who will accept most electronics (computers, laptops, phones, ipads) for the same purpose. They will wipe any devices of data and provide them to those who do not have access.
Four Wardlaw+Hartridge graduates from the Class of 2017 participated in a panel discussion and answered questions about the college process and their transition from high school on Young Alumni College Day in Lower Snowdon. The discussion was moderated by Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling. This year's panel included, from left: Manasvinee Mayil Vahanan (University of Maryland), Anuva Goel (Brown University), Jordan Rose (Syracuse University) and Andrew Park (Lehigh University).
Mara Carlin, BS, CPS Coalition Coordinator of Wellspring Center for Prevention presented "Jason's Story" during a special Upper School assembly in the Berry Performing Arts Center on Thursday. Ms. Carlin shared the story about the son of her former colleague who suffered from depression, then turned to prescription pills and eventually opioid overdose.
On the final day of school before Winter Break, the Middle School held its annual Teacher-for-a-Day program. After enjoying community-building grade-level breakfasts, students took over the Middle School and taught lessons to their peers. Adult teachers were present with each student-teacher to support and assist as needed.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the first Athletes of the Week of the 2018 calendar year during Upper School morning meeting and Middle School lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 9. The winners are US swimmer Sanjna Patel '19 and MS basketball player Buzz Gresh '23.
The Middle School showcased its talented vocal and instrumental artists in an outstanding Winter Concert, its first in the new Berry Performing Arts Center. The show featured performances by the Sixth Grade Band (pictured), Leal Choir, Sixth Grade Choir, Seventh and Eighth Grade Band, Emelyn Choir, Jazz Band and Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir. The concert included a mix of traditional holiday music and a few pop favorites such as Michael Jackson's Thriller, Imagine Dragons' Believer and Beyonce's Halo.
Wardlaw+Hartridge students from all divisions have been extremely active in community service and helping others with a series of initiatives during the holiday season.
After writing their own personal narratives and adding illustrations, first graders shared their literary works at a Publishing Party on December 15 in Lower Snowdon. The young authors went through the entire writing process during which they learned how to write a lead sentence, use time cue words, revise, edit, and publish their pieces.
Steven Bessette '18 and Jason Yin '18, on behalf of the W+H Captain's Council, announced the Upper School Athlete of the Week during morning meeting on Dec. 19 - swimmer Zach Brown '20. In a regular season dual meet, the maximum number of points any swimmer can score is 16. Therefore, in four meets, the maximum score that a swimmer may contribute to her or his team is 64 points. In four meets, Zach scored 57 points, never finishing lower than second place in individual or relay races.
Upper School students provided visual and musical art at its finest at the Winter Art Show and Concert on December 7. After patrons roamed the halls to peruse artwork in the showcases, which included a display in the lobby of the new Berry Performing Arts Center, they entered the Jean and Sal Badalamenti Theater for a wonderful concert.