Walsingham Academy Selected by Virginia Living as one of the Commonwealth’s Top High Schools
Virginia Living's State of Education, a supplement to their October 2014 issue, celebrates excellence and innovation in Virginia’s schools. Virginia Living's State of Education features in-depth coverage of news and trends in secondary and higher education and includes a list of top public and private high schools and four-and-two-year colleges leading the way in innovation across the state. Walsingham Academy was recognized and selected by Virginia Living’s editorial team as one of the Top High Schools and Colleges in Virginia. After thorough review of each school’s programs and accomplishments, Virginia Living’s editors selected schools that have instituted programs aimed at strengthening students’ experiences in and beyond the classroom.
The Lower/Middle School Bank reopens September 23
Middleburg Bank is pleased to continue its partnership with Walsingham Academy. The goal of the partnership is to continue teaching children about the importance of saving money for the future.
If your child did not open an account last year, he or she again has the opportunity to open a Cool Fox Savings Account with Middleburg Bank. There are no minimum balance requirements for the savings account.
Middleburg Bank at Walsingham Academy will be open two times a month throughout the school year from 10:25 AM to 11:10 AM, beginning on Tuesday, September 23. For a complete list of dates that the Bank will be open, consult Walsingham’s online calendar; reminder signage will also be posted the day prior to and the day of Bank dates. The students who are enrolled in the Middle School Economic Education elective will manage and operate the Bank, with oversight from Middleburg Bank representatives.
Click here for more information and to open a Cool Fox account for your student.
VA Gazette: Walsingham Academy revives girls tennis
Via The Virginia Gazette:
Coach Bob Dill has a great attitude about resurrecting girls tennis at Walsingham Academy this fall.
"Not having any seniors at all is amazing, because I’m not losing anyone after this year," Dill said.
Not only that, he could have some of these players for the next seven years. Scads of sixth and seventh graders pepper the team that also includes freshmen and a bunch of high school juniors. ...
The top players for the varsity squad are juniors Meirin Shae and Ali Ague, freshman Emily Daigneault and eighth grader Tatiana Hanks. Those likely to lead the junior varsity team are sixth grader Elizabeth Barry and seventh graders Cloe Tringali and Olivia Clark.
"It’s hard to build program," Dill said. "So you really have to focus on building the younger girls while working with the girls who are currently playing. I feel very confident that we’re going to be very competitive this year and we’re just going to have a great building year."
Click here to read the complete story by Jennifer L. Williams.
VA Gazette Photo Gallery: First Day of classes at Walsingham Academy Lower School
Click here to see photos by Ann M. Efimetz from the first day of classes for Lower and Middle School students.
VA Gazette: Walsingham Academy launches mobile app
Via The Virginia Gazette:
With a new mobile app launched Aug. 14, Walsingham Academy is among the first schools in the area to offer an on-the-go way for students, family members and alumni to keep up with everything going on at the school.
Simply dubbed the "Walsingham App," students, parents, teachers, alumni and other friends of the school can access the full school calendar, read news on the school's blog, view pictures and video clips from school events, get notifications such as school closures or sports practice cancellations, and more. Versions for both iOS and Android systems are available.
Walsingham already provides all students with iPads, so the move made sense, according to Cindy Rudy, the school's digital technology coordinator.
"We’re on the go," Rudy said in an interview Monday. "Parents are out with students. They’re busy. In order to reach them more rapidly with the important things people need to know, this was the way to go."
Click here to read the complete story by Christine Sampson, and click here to download the Walsingham App.
Discovery Education Science Techbook Parent/Student Update
Discovery Education (DE) Science Techbook log in information has been provided to all students who are now actively accessing the content in physics, biology, earth science and physical science classes. These “textbooks” are fully digital; students will access everything online via an Internet browser; i.e. Safari or Puffin on the iPad or Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chromebook on a computer. The DE techbook app is to be used to access content offline; students will download sections or chapters when assigned by teachers. Take a moment to have your student provide a tour of the DE Techbook and its capabilities. Please contact Cindy Rudy at email@example.com or 757-259-1423 with any questions.
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