As the year slowly begins to wind down, we are also starting to see a return to in person events at West. It’s making a difference as we slowly emerge from the pandemic and out of our cold, wet April.
Remember field trips? It’s been years for me. I had the opportunity this past week to chaperone a field trip to the Capitol with Carrie Bohman’s Social Studies classes. We went to the Veterans War Museum, had lunch on State Street, and met with State Sen. Kelda Roys and State Rep. Sheila Stubbs. What a treat. The kids were awesome, the speakers interesting, and the weather was finally sunny (what?).
We held a job fair on Friday with dozens of vendors and the kids packed the cafenasium. You could tell how excited the kids were to have the community back in the school by the volume, and by how groups shifted from table to table in packs. Our vendors were happy to be in the building and really impressed that there was so much interest. Here’s a photo of me, game face on, playing Jenga during one of the quiet moments.
Along the same lines, we held our “Movin West” yearly introduction to West for our future Regents and their families (you can find the overview on our website; it’s also linked here). The activity fair run by our student groups to get the 8th grade kids to sign up early was mobbed. It was so fun to see parents in the building, walking with their families, talking with neighbors...
It’s been a long, cold spring and a long, isolating pandemic. That’s why this change means so much to all of us. Thanks for taking the time to participate in these events. It means the world to your kids but it also means the world to us.
Enjoy the day.