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E-News: February 15

Upcoming Events

Feb. 18-22: Mid-winter Break (No School)

Feb. 26: Middle School Parents/Guardians Coffee with Head of School

Feb. 26: 11th Grade Parent/Guardian Meeting

Feb. 27: Upper School Improv Performance

Feb. 28: 12th Grade Parent/Guardian Meeting

March 2-4: Lopez Island Bike Trip

Snow Days Update

We will not be extending the 2018-19 school year because of the recent snow day school closures. We have budgeted for snow closures and school disruptions in our schedule, and we are still well within our required hours (1,000). If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Head of School Meg Goldner Rabinowitz.

Rescheduled Head of School Coffees

Thank you for your understanding during the challenging weather and school closures that necessitated the postponement of many school events, including the Head of School Coffees. Taking into consideration other events (e.g., grade-level parent meetings) and the upcoming mid-winter break, we have come up with the following replacement dates:

  • Middle School Parents/Guardians: Feb. 26, 8:15-9:30 am, Dining Hall
  • Upper School Parents/Guardians: March 11, 8:15-9:30 am, Dining Hall

Follow Us on Social Media

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It is one of the easiest ways to see what is happening in the classrooms each day. You can also read in-depth curriculum stories on our NWS Now blog.

Spring Sports Start Feb. 25

Track and field, boys' soccer, girls' ultimate, and fit club start on Monday, Feb. 25, the first day back from break. Schedules are posted (although we are awaiting final details for several teams) on our athletics web calendar.

Upper School Parent/Guardian Meetings

In February, we will be holding grade-level parent/guardian meetings for all Upper School grades. The purpose of these meetings is to create a conversation space for discussing grade-specific topics that are of particular interest to our parent community. Dates are listed below. Details are forthcoming. Each meeting takes place in the Dining Hall, 6:30-8:00 pm.

  • 11th Grade: Feb. 26
  • 12th Grade: Feb. 28

Announcing our Spring Dance Showcase, March 6

Come join us on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:00 pm, at the Broadway Performance Hall for our Spring Dance Showcase. Students will be presenting jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, bachata, and the lindy hop. We can't wait to watch them shine onstage!

Tickets for this event are required and are free. They must be reserved online. This is a popular event, so get your tickets now!

Upcoming Outdoor Program Opportunities

Come join us on the final Outdoor Program trip of Trimester 2 as we spend a weekend biking around the San Juan Islands. More information about the trip can be found on the Outdoor Program webpage.

We will also be running ski busses on March 1, 7, and 14. If you have any questions about the ski bus, please contact Sarah Eklund.

Peer Mentoring Applications for 2019-20 Now Available

The Peer Mentoring Class offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge base around issues that can impact teenagers. Peer Mentors serve as informed, thoughtful, and sensitive resources for students at The Northwest School, and will be asked to take on a leadership role amongst their peers and younger students. The most significant element of being a Peer Mentor is active participation and engagement in the class and in the Northwest community.

The application for the class can be accessed here, and questions can be directed to Megan Reibel, Erin North, or Ryan Griffiths. Interested 10th and 11th grade students should apply online by end-of-day on Sunday, March 3.

Spring Break and Summer Camp Registrations Now Open

This year, we will be offering spring break camps for any students in 5th-9th grade, on April 8-12. Campers do not need to be Northwest School students.

Online registration for both spring break and summer camps are now open. Summer camp will run from July 8 to August 6. Class selections include annual favorites such as Stained Glass, DIY Robots, and Cooking with NWS, as well as new offerings like Leadership for Social Justice, Urban Farm-to-Table, and Graphic Design.

More information about camps can be found here. Please contact Summer Camp and Extended Learning Director Leilani Nussman with any questions.

College Counseling Programs and Updates

Please click here to view college counseling announcements, upcoming visits and events, and admissions updates.

About E-News: The weekly E-News covers a two-week period of upcoming events, parent reminders, and campus news. For a complete listing of events and important dates, please visit the all school calendar.