CORRECTION: Date Change for Opening Liturgy
The Opening Liturgy, originally scheduled for August 19, has been changed to August 26 at 9:40 AM. The Opening Liturgy is for the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School and will take place in the Upper School in McAuley Hall.
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
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
We are in the final stages of preparing to launch the use of Discovery Education Science Techbooks in physics, biology, earth science and physical science classes for the upcoming school year. The great news for parents at this time: there is nothing to purchase or prepare!
Student information will be uploaded into the Discovery Education system late this week and students will be provided with log in information on the first day of classes. These “textbooks” are fully digital; students will access everything online via an Internet browser; i.e. Firefox or Explorer, or via a specific Discovery app.
Please contact Cindy Rudy at email@example.com or 757-259-1423 with any questions.
iPad Back-to-School information
Back-to-school readiness at Walsingham includes iPad and technology preparations. Getting “tech ready” is one component of a smooth transition into a great school year. Upon receipt of the signature page of the Acceptable Use Policy, iPads will be distributed on Monday, August 18 for US students and Tuesday, August 19 for MS students. All other LS students, with the exception of first grade students, will receive his or her iPad on Wednesday, August 20. Students should bring iPad cases to school on the first day. First grade students will receive iPads on Friday, August 22.
All students must create and Apple ID or check that their existing ID is operational. Click here for complete instructions.
Beginning this school year, students can indiviualize their iPad by slecting his or her own iPad case! Mindful of protecting the device, we recommend obtaining a case that protects both the corners and the screen of these 3rd generation iPads. Happily there are nearly endless options in a variety of price ranges. Click here for a list of of good iPad case options.
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