IB music and visual art students spent a beautiful day in New York City, with a morning dedicated to artistic and musical research at the Met Museum.
Students then walked through Central Park where they engaged in some creative work including sketching and sound recordings. In the park, they experienced the real NYC, including numerous street performers. In fact, one was singing a piece the IB music class studied the previous week! Students arrived at the theater to discover their tickets had been upgraded to orchestra seats for Into the Woods! It was a spectacular performance, and an extra-special treat for those students in our group who are also in the WFS production of Into the Woods this coming weekend.
Michael Anello, Executive Director of the Haiti Reforestation Partnership, visited upper school Peace and middle school social studies classes to speak about the organization's work and how reforestation has led to incredible environmental and community development in Haiti.
Thank you to everyone who attended last week's Home and School Parents for Multiculturalism Potluck, celebrating family traditions and cultural dishes from Nigeria, Turkey, Brazil, Kenya, China, Jamaica, and Argentina!
Kindergarten students celebrated El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) by wearing their "coronas" and leaving their shoes outside of the Spanish classroom in anticipation and hopes that the Three Kings would swing by WFS and leave treats!
WFS history teachers Don Morton '94 and John Hanson recently attended the NAIS People of Color Conference and presented "Teaching Race, Gender, and other 'Tough Material' - Strategies for Presenting Uncomfortable Aspects of American History."
Temilola Lufadeju '25, Maddie Miller '24, and Isaiah Turman '24 traveled to San Antonio last week to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools.