It’s official! The last day of school for our 2019-20 school year! We wish you a summer filled with relaxing times with your family and hopefully lots of moments outside in nature. The weather has been very un-June-like with lots of warmth and sunlight. Fresh air is especially appreciated with the events of the last several months in mind!
We will continue our Friday communications throughout the summer to ensure that everyone in our community stays in the loop. We are excited to share that summer camps are definitely happening on our WSOC campus and we will have final details by next week with times, themes, age groups, etc.
On the subject of summer, our high school students have been given an intriguing reading assignment by English teachers Ms. Beka and Ms. Kuczenski. In the assignment, they say, “By joining forces in a spirit of collaboration, we’ll germinate the innovations that will lead to creative and powerful solutions for the problems our world faces while continuing to walk this long, lovely, and difficult trail towards true adulthood. All we can tell you for sure is that it will be worth it! In his book Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson writes that ‘the most productive tool for generating good ideas remains a circle of humans at a table, talking shop’ (61). The Summer Book-Love Project this year is all about taking up your place at the table—you know, that table where you don’t know anyone; where you might feel intimidated; and where some of the perspectives most definitely will differ from your own.” Please click HERE learn more about what our high school students will be reading and discovering this summer!
We also are pleased to share an inspirational letter published today by educator Torin Finser, Ph.D. on the subject of celebrating our socially conscious teachers. Torin has been an educator for three decades and a keynote speaker at international conferences and throughout the United States. He has also served as an organizational consultant for many schools with special emphasis on leadership development. He has served as General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America and Chair of the Education Department at Antioch University New England. A founder of the Center for Anthroposophy, he has recently pioneered their new Building Bridges Program for practicing teachers in independent and charter schools.
The WSOC Return to School Committee