Woodstock Day School Parents’ Association presents a special showing of “Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age,” on November 20th @ 1:00 at Upstate Films in Woodstock. There will be a student run panel discussion following the screening and admission is free. We hope to see you at this informative and educational event.
The Annual Wild Woman Clothing Swap is happening on Wednesday, November 16th. Browsing will begin at 6:00 and shopping will commence promptly at 6:30.
All proceeds go directly to WDS
All leftover clothing, shoes and accessories will be donated to charity.
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This year’s Harvest Festival is on October 6th, from 5 to 7. It is a special event that brings the WDS community together for fun and food. Look at the flyer below to see what kind of dish to bring and remember to BYOP&S (bring your own plates and silver).
Welcome, all, to WDS 2016-2017!
There are so many exciting things happening on our campus. Here are just a few of the highlights:
A new school schedule that features hour-long blocks, and fewer periods in a day. This means more time for the kind of learning that supports inquiry and discovery, and the kind of project-oriented learning environment that characterizes a progressive school.
A new After School Enrichment program. Our first session’s offerings include parkour, dance and tumbling, hip hop & kickboxing, robotics, wilderness skills, and a journalism course taught by an award-winning journalist.
Many new course offerings for 7th – 12th Grades. In the arts alone, 7th and 8th Grades have new electives including drama, digital music, and vocal ensemble. New Upper School offerings include architecture (in which they’ll be designing our new Science Center) and sculpture, taught on our campus by an artist from the Woodstock School of Art. In both groups, these are new additions to an existing rich array of arts electives.
A new science program end-to-end, developed by leading science educators around the country, supported by the National Science Foundation, and aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Completely in line with a progressive philosophy of education, our students, from big to little, will be engaged in working in our woods, pond, and in classrooms as scientists. We are also introducing supplemental units in each age group that will teach students the engineering design process.
A new student information system. This one is a little more obscure, because it’s about infrastructure. The new SIS will transform the capacity of the administrative team to manage the various logistics of running a school. It will also provide a parent portal, allowing parents much easier and more immediate access to information about what’s happening in their children’s classes and how their children are doing in school.
The year feels full of promise. New programs reflect our capacity to evolve in response to the needs of our constituent groups, and to stay fresh and relevant in an always changing world. At the core of all of our new programs, and all of our ongoing ones, is the mission and the spirit of Woodstock Day School, those essential traits that make this school so special.
Looking forward to a productive, satisfying year of teaching and learning for all!
All the best,
Head of School
Wednesday, July 27th
3 pm to 7 pm
GREETINGS FROM SUMMER ADVENTURE!
WOODSTOCK DAY SCHOOL POOL & CAMP BENEFIT
PHOTO BOOTH w/RETRO CAMP PROPS
ARTS & CRAFTS
DELICIOUS FOOD FROM ‘CUE
MUSIC FROM UNCLE ROCK, RATBOY JR. & TOPSY BONSAI (TRACY BONHAM)
CANNONBALL CONTEST HOSTED BY COMEDIAN JULIE NOVAK
$10 per child, $20 per adult
A generation has learned to swim through lessons at the Woodstock Day School, and now the WDS pool needs some expensive repair work. Greetings from Summer Adventure is WDS’s invitation to the entire community—Woodstock visitors and residents alike—to join us for a sure-to-be-legendary midweek summer party to help save the pool.
In addition to Arts & Crafts, delicious eats from ‘CUE, a Photo Booth with retro props, a recreation of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and music from local luminaries Uncle Rock, Ratboy Jr., and Topsy Bonsai (Tracy Bonham), this event will feature a CANNONBALL CONTEST hosted by internationally famous comedian Julie Novak. Local personalities will make a splash for fun and prizes. Real mermaids will be on hand to help judge.
Bring your sunscreen, a swimsuit, and, if necessary, some floaties, and help make it possible for more kids to learn to swim at Woodstock Day School!
FRIDAY JULY 22ND, 1 PM
Hear the Joy ~ See the Hope ~ Feel the Love
FREE CONCERT AT WOODSTOCK DAY SCHOOL’S SUMMER ADVENTURE
Sponsorship that Breaks the Cycle of Poverty!
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE DAY
It was a beautiful day on campus with love, reggae, sunshine and kindness shared by students, teachers, parents, alumni and friends and family of Leith. His spirit and dedication to helping others and creating a caring, safe community was felt by all. Thank you, Leith!