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Mark your calendars for next Thursday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. for The Whole Learning School’s Winter Showcase. The showcase events, typically held in winter and spring in the TWLS gym, feature student’s achievements in drama and/or music class.
Thanksgiving fun came early for the students at The Whole Learning School. Northern Clay Center came to the school on Tuesday, November 8 to teach students how to create clay turkeys for Thanksgiving. The students loved it.
When asked their favorite class in school, almost every student has said either “lunch” or “recess”, at some time. But those times of day, when activities are also less structured, can be a source of disagreement between students. The Whole Learning School is committed to helping students learn to solve problems effectively, whenever they occur.
Volunteering and giving back provides The Whole Learning School’s students with several important benefits: First, it boosts their self-esteem and their self-confidence by seeing how their efforts make a difference in the lives of others. Second, it provides them with valuable vocational skills. To learn more, check out our most recent newsletter.
The Whole Learning School students are preparing for this week’s annual pilgramage to BNW, also known as Baker Near-Wilderness. Located just 15 minutes from TWLS’s location in Plymouth, this overnight camping trip builds valuable social, life and independent living skills. In addition to all of that, it’s incredibly fun for children and adults alike!
Our own Head of School Ann Rooney is the October Volunteer Superstar for the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce. She is being recognized for her excellent work in choosing recipients for the TwinWest Foundation’s Career Path Scholarship Committee. To learn more about Ann’s work with the TwinWest Chamber, please check out the story in the Chamber’s current newsletter.
Learning social skills and how to build relationships may not seem like something you learn at school, but it is one of the most important skills we teach at The Whole Learning School. Profiled here is a touching story about a scene that Teacher Sue McCrary (pictured above with recent grad, Nicole) recently observed.
TWLS was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Search Institute President and CEO Peter Benson. Benson is most noted for his innovative thinking and research about the developmental assets children require for success.