This week at Woodward, students throughout the Academy celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and in the Primary School, that celebration came in the form of many excellent and thoughtful art projects.
Our pre-K students cut, glued, and pasted together portraits of Dr. King.
The finished projects by these four and five-year-olds.
Our older Primary School students also did projects honoring Dr. King.
In addition to our MLK projects, Woodward also hosted students from the Mingde School in China over the past couple of weeks. It's always a wonderful experience for our students and theirs to experience both the differences and, more importantly, the similarities between students half a world away from each other.
Parents from Mingde school, our partner school in China, visiting Woodward North where their students are attending for 10 days are part of our exchange program. @WAPresident @wadeanoffun @MPSpiller @markc610 #woodwardway @wncounselor pic.twitter.com/pYSUOmw2Ie— stephane allagnon (@WAinternational) January 18, 2019
Exploring the wonderful programs at WN with our Mingde parents. Thank you for the very warm welcome. What a great opportunity for our WN and Mingde students. #woodwardway @WAPresident @wadeanoffun @MPSpiller @markc610 @wncounselor pic.twitter.com/bD4FRqoliX— stephane allagnon (@WAinternational) January 18, 2019
Our visitors from Mingde School in China took part in a roundtable discussion and breakfast with Woodward parents at the Primary School today. pic.twitter.com/MqQtWgBEkx— Woodward Academy (@WoodwardAcademy) January 23, 2019
We honored our visitors from Mingde School in China with an awards ceremony this afternoon at the Primary School. pic.twitter.com/nGBigiFljf— Woodward Academy (@WoodwardAcademy) January 24, 2019
Beyond those two events, there was plenty more going on throughout the Woodward community this week, ranging from:
...to college visit days...
...to new accolades for our outstanding Woodward Academy Student Publications team!
We are proud to announce that the Woodward Academy Student Publications Staff —including the Phoenix, Blade newsmagazine, the Butterknife newsletter, and Silent Voices literary arts magazine— has been awarded the Journalism Education Association's Diversity Award. This national honor commemorates our commitment to cultural awareness and inclusivity. It has been one of our staff’s personal goals for years to receive recognition for our diverse storytelling and ability to share unique perspectives. Thanks to the assistance our amazing adviser, Ms. Rebekah Goode, and consistent support from our WA community, we have been able to achieve this milestone.✨✨✨#WoodwardWay #JEA #Grattitude #W113 #WAStPress Photo by Ms. Rebekah Goode depicts Pheonix head editors Uswa Khan and Ilana Lavine with Blade head editors, Jayden Khatib and Kyndall Dunn.