Raider Reader September 8th
Posted 09/10/2017 09:56PM
Over 100 new students began school on Tuesday, September 5th. The day was dedicated to incoming freshmen and new students and allowed them to become familiar with the school before the official first day on Wednesday, September 6th. The day began with a welcome assembly in the Gardner Gymnasium conducted by Head of School, Mr. McBrine and Associate Head of School, Mr. Reynolds, and Assistant Head of School, Mrs. Day. Important student messages included being comfortable, making friends, and that the journey through high school was theirs to make it what they would like it to be.
Welcome assembly in the Gardner Gymnasium.
New students trying their hands at opening their lockers.
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Wednesday, September 6th marked the first day of the 2017-18 school year. The halls were buzzing with students making new friends and catching up with old ones. The new year focuses on a continuing emphasis on academics and strengthening school culture. The first day began with a welcome assembly emphasizing the importance of being kind, compassionate, and respectful. Students can look forward to frequent assemblies throughout the year that will feature guest speakers who will reinforce these important character traits.
Athletics are also in full swing; and class officer elections and after school clubs will be beginning soon.
Welcome back students!
Alexis Prescott, Ian Squire, Hailey Wood and Lydia Sprague took time out from a busy first day to pose for a photo.
Students from all grades gather during locker break.
Freshmen friends enjoying their first day together.
Meet Jennifer Binversie, one of the new residential faculty members and the new dance teacher. She is also the fall and winter cheer coach. Ms Binversie comes to WA as a former dancer with the Holland America Line Cruises and RWS Entertainment Group. She is a graduate from the University of Hartford with a Dance Pedagogy degree. The Albee Richardson Building, where dance classes are conducted, has had a few renovations over the summer with wall mirrors soon to be mounted. Dance classes are full and Ms. Binversie states, "I am excited to see the students grow in their creative movement and dance vocabulary this year, all while mastering the skill to pick up given choreography. I am grateful to be able to share my passion for the art of dance with WA, not only through the dance program but also by being involved in fall and winter cheer."
Welcome to WA Ms. Binversie!
Ms. Binversie instructing 4th period dance class
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