Westerly Public Schools Teacher of the Year
Westerly Public Schools proudly announces Ms. Anne Barnhart has been selected as the 2014-2015 District Teacher of the Year! Ms. Barnhart teaches English at Westerly High School, is a dedicated staff member participating in League of Innovative Schools initiatives, and acting as an advisor for several student organizations. She is known for exceeding expectations in her classroom with rigorous lessons and assessments, and encourages critical thinking skills engaging students in learning. A role model for other teachers, Ms. Barnhart is a Nationally Board Certified teacher of English and has been an educator in Westerly for nearly twelve years. The District Teacher of the Year will act as a representative at the state level, and potentially at the national level. Congratulations Ms. Barnhart!
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One Book, One School!
An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.
--An ancient Chinese belief
WHS has selected An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski as our required One Book/One School read this summer. Students will also be required to read any other book of their choice except for Honors English students who will read a book assigned by their English teacher as their second book. Visit these two links for more information on An Invisible Thread.
AnInvisibleThread.com and YouTube
The Public Library system has copies in print, large print, CD and downloadable. Also, Walmart will be getting copies in for purchase.
Starting in late August the class of 2015 will have the opportunity to purchase an on-campus parking spot. Assignment is first come first serve. Spots cost $20 for the 2013-2014 school year and may change, but we will update this post as more information becomes available.
This Map shows the parking #'s
Mrs. Tillinghast will be back in the office August to answer any questions. Please check back for updates then. I'll also post a link to the form you will need to bring in to register for a parking spot.
Summer Math Packets
Don't let those math skills fade this summer! Stop in at the Math Department's Fusion Page for your summer MATH PACKET.
These packets will keep your skills fresh and THEY ARE REQUIRED! Completed packets are due back your first day of school (August 27th...tick tock).
Hot summer days are upon us and as the mercury rises, so does our need for water. Water quenches our thirst, regulates body temperature, transports nutrients throughout all of the cells in the body and gives skin a healthy glow. Many foods are rich sources of water; some containing as much as 96%, so have fun this summer and add a little flavor to your water with fruits and herbs!
Flavor Infused water:
Place cut fruits in a pitcher or glass and mash lightly with a fork to release the juices. Add water (or seltzer water) and ice over the fruit. Try this with oranges, lemons, limes, cantaloupe, pineapple, watermelon, kiwis or berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries). You can even try this with sliced cucumbers and for an added twist, add fresh mint to any of these! Click here to read the rest of the newsletter.