So, I claim to not be a competitive person, but there is something about the student/faculty basketball game that brings out an edge that surprises me every year. Special thanks to the WMSPTO and the Blanchard School for hosting a wonderful event. It was very well attended with over 400 spectators to cheer on the teams and it appeared that all of the athletes were having fun, as well. I would be experiencing more pain than fun if I participated and it would not make for an enjoyable night for others. So, I continue to cheer from the side. If anyone
reported that I told the team they could not return to the building if they did not win, that is simply not true...I said they "might" not be "able" to return to the building...semantics. I was more concerned for the adults ability to get out of bed the next day based on the physical damage done to their bodies trying to compete with teenagers. Nonetheless, we are happy and grateful to continue to house the trophy here at Stony Brook for another year. Congratulations to all of the team members on the repeat victory.
The 7th graders were excited to be able to join in on all the fun the 8th graders had last week borrowing all of the technology in the building to experience the engaging world of online ELA MCAS tests. You probably got sick and tired of hearing them wax poet about the stimulating reading assignments and the entertainment of watching the character countdown as they crafted wonderfully thoughtful responses to the essay questions. They were all a glow transitioning to classes after the sheer joy of exhibiting their brilliance all over the place. Fortunately for the 6th graders, they are not being left out and they will be able to ease their way into spring break much sooner following their assessments. While my narrative might ring a bit cheeky, I was happy to see so many smiling faces throughout the week.
8th grade students participating in the trip to Washington DC need to return their medical forms to us by next Wednesday April 12. Additionally, they should also be logging into our DC Google Classroom to complete the online form with emergency contact information.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Dr. Christopher Chew
Stony Brook School
Westford, MA 01886
LAST NIGHT 2017
Westford Academy Last Night 2017 is the all-night, substance-free celebration for our graduating seniors, which will be held on Friday, June 2nd starting at 10pm. With almost 100% participation, Last Night is a highlight for Westford Academy graduates and a longstanding Westford tradition—this is our 27th year!
From start to finish, It takes over 250 volunteers to make this evening a success. Parents of all students from K to 12, are encouraged to volunteer. We need volunteers before, during, and after the event and the time commitment is flexible. To learn more about how you can help, please see the Last Night website at www.walastnight.org for information about our upcoming volunteer events or contact Volunteer Coordinator Cindy McKeen
Save the Date! 8th Grade "Beach Party" Celebration - Tuesday, June 20
This event is open to 8th grade students from Blanchard and Stony Brook schools only. Every spring, the WMSPTO sponsors an event for our 8th graders to come together and celebrate their transition to Westford Academy. More details will be shared in the coming weeks. Volunteers Needed! It takes a village to make this event a success. Please click here to join our volunteer group.