Dear Wildwood families and friends,
It is hard to believe how quickly April has flown by. In just a few very
short weeks, another school year will come to a close. Below are just some
of the many highlights from this last month:
We kicked off the first week of April with Spring Break. Many families
traveled, while others stayed home. Our Odyssey teams worked and prepared
for the state competition during most of the break.
Odyssey of the Mind
Speaking of our Odyssey teams, Wildwood continued its impressive and winning
ways by claiming two first place and one second place rankings in the state
competitions. All teams are now preparing for the World completion that
will take place at the end of May. These teams continue to be impressive
and represent our school so well.
We continue to appreciate the support from our families who are dedicated to
Wildwood and want to see us succeed. Many families have stepped forward to
show their support in a lot of different ways. It is never too late to jump
on board and make a difference in the lives of our students, and I am
grateful to those who have answered the call and the challenge to do so.
This month’s field trips involved the following:
Our 8th-12th graders enjoyed a camping trip.
Our Upper School enjoyed lunch at Fuego’s as part of our Spanish classes
program that we plan to make as an annual event.
Our 7th and 8th graders had fun learning about animals and completing a
scavenger sheet as part of their science class and enjoyed lunch at the
4th and 5th grades and our Upper School have plans to go to the Renaissance
Festival on April 28.
Day of the Heart
Our Pre-K through 8th graders performed community service through our annual
Day of the Heart celebration that was headed up by Mrs. Schiveree (first
grade teacher) and Mrs. Steinberg (first grade assistant).
Middle School Shakespeare Festival
Mrs. Cook has been busy preparing our Middle School students for the Middle
School Shakespeare Festival that will take place on Friday, April 29 at 6:00
We are well under way with our reenrollment season and have had a great
initial reenrollment-kickoff month. Thank you to all of our families that
have reenrolled during the month of March. As I have mentioned in prior
blogs and meetings, it really does help us to begin to plan for the next
school year and is very important, so again, thank you.
On Friday, April 29, our Upper School will be treated to lunch by Trout
Unlimited and release the trout that our Environmental Science students
under the leadership of Mr. Hites have been raising and taking care of since
last fall. The amazing part of this story, is our students are the only
ones out of several schools to successfully keep many of our trout alive.
In fact, we have over twenty healthy trout ready to be released. All of the
other trout at other schools did not survive. Great job by Mr. Hites and
our exceptional students.
We concluded a successful year with our Box Tops program and earned a total
of $307.90. Our 3rd grade submitted the most Box Tops, with 5th grade
coming in second place. Great job students and families! Plan to earn even
more next year.
Open Mic Night
Our Upper School students displayed their talents and sense of humor at our
Open Mic Night. Performances included singing, readings, gymnastics, comedy
skits, monologues, and playing musical instruments. It was clearly a
talented group of young people on display and a great evening for everyone
who was there.
Savannah Baaske (9th grade) has earned medals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) by
competing in gymnastics events. She will be competing in the state
competition at the end of April. Savannah is a very hard worker who
dedicates hours of practice time followed by study time. It is no wonder
she is so successful in gymnastics and in school. Excellent work, Savannah!
We are proud of you!
Madison Lawson (6th grade) won first place in the Optimist Zone Oratorical
Contest and was the youngest of the participants. She followed up that
victory by winning another first place (against regional middle and high
school students) in the Area Optimist Club Oratorical Contest for the
region. She will be competing for the state competition on May 1st. We
are very proud of you, Madison! Way to go!
Patrick Lewis (1st grade) loves tennis and played in his first USTA
Tournament las fall and won 1st place! He placed 6th overall competing in a
much larger USTA Tournament and competing against mostly 10 year old boys.
Patrick has a great future ahead of him! Way to go, Patrick. Keep up the
Eli Anderson is Wildwood’s first Valedictorian! Way to go, Eli! We
appreciate your talents and efforts here.
D.K. Norris is Wildwood’s first Salutatorian! Way to go, D.K.! We
appreciate your efforts and all you have meant to Wildwood with your sense
of humor and contributions to Wildwood.