At The Wardlaw + Hartridge School we prepare students to create and shape their own future, not merely to adapt. To us, it is a distinction that makes all the difference. When statewide restrictions were enacted to reduce the spread of COVID-19 it presented an opportunity for our entire community to create and shape a new way to learn. We did not just adapt our classroom plans to Zoom meetings. We actively planned lessons to take many forms with one overarching goal: to continue to connect with students and keep our community engaged in thinking and learning.
Learning in Action
Story Time with Mrs. Davis
Silvia Davis, Lower School Head, hosts live readings for Lower School students and families three times per week. Mrs. Davis popular story time included an entertaining selection of age appropriate books for lower students and their families.
CHALK THE WALK
The W+H Parents' Association created Chalk the Walks as a community building initiative to encourage students to get outside, stay physically active and share positive messages with friends and neighbors during stay-at-home orders. Chalk the Walks is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk. Write happy messages, spread some joy and have fun doing it!
Hope in a Time of COVID
by Dr. Bob Bowman, Assistant Head of School for Upper School
Keeping the Arts Alive
Upper School students showcased their talents in the 11th annual Cookin’ Cabaret, which was held virtually in 2020. The 45-minute show featured 10 entertaining performances and received more than 500 comments on Facebook Live and 1,000 views across multiple platforms.
Even though my children were learning from home, I think they felt more connected to their teachers as they took extra care to check in on them while create new and different lessons.-W+H Parent quote