WALSINGHAM MADRIGALS TO PERFORM BEFORE POPE FRANCIS I
The Walsingham Academy Madrigals, a choral ensemble featuring students from 10th through 12th grades, have already got plans for New Year’s. They’re going to travel to the Vatican to join the Sistine Chapel Choir during the New Year’s Day Papal Liturgy with Pope Francis I. They will also serve as the principal choir for the Cardinal’s Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and will perform a concert featuring Christmas and American music in Rome. Click here to read the full WYDaily article by Gregory Connolly.
WALSINGHAM ACADEMY MADRIGALS TO SING FOR POPE FRANCIS
The Madrigals, a choral ensemble of students in grades 10-12 at Walsingham Academy, will travel to Rome later this year to perform at the Vatican. The visit reprises the group's 2011 trip to Rome. The student choir will perform multiple times during their visit to Italy, which will take place Dec. 27, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014. The Madrigals have performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China, the Vatican in Rome for Pope Bededict XVI, and the 2012 London Olympic Games under the direction of choral director Teresa Yoder. Click here to read the full Virginia Gazette article.
WALSINGHAM STUDENTS DIGITIZE SCHOOL SPIRIT
A friendly contest at Walsingham Academy recently encouraged students to drum up school spirit, and they did so digitally. Bucking tradition, students didn't deck themselves out in school colors or participate in a week of themed activities like pajama or hat day. Upper school students produced videos to show what they love about Walsingham. Winners were honored Friday at the academy's annual awards assembly. Click here to read the full Virginia Gazette article by Susan Robertson.
HOMETOWN: WALSINGHAM STUDENTS HELP, MAKE
FRIENDS WITH THE ARC
Walsingham Academy 7th graders spend several days each year helping disabled citizens in the community – but the students benefit from the partnership just as much as the folks they help. Last September, Walsingham students in the 7th grade participated in a 5K run to raise money for the Arc of Williamsburg, a nonprofit that aims to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities. In November, the students helped do yard work for Arc clients at a Rake-A-Thon, and in January, students and Arc members had fun together at and arts and crafts night. Last week, they played Bingo together. Click here to read the full WYDaily.com article by Desiree Parker.
PERSONAL ASIDES ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS
WALSINGHAM STUDENTS GET ADVICE ON THE FUTURE
Choosing a path is the most difficult part of any journey. For many students, charting a course after high school seems nearly impossible. Every step beyond graduation can seem risky and every goal can feel unattainable when high school isn't over yet. Walsingham Academy parents who've struggled to find their own route to personal success are hoping a little insight from someone who's been there will help. Click here to read the full Virginia Gazette article by Susan Robertson.
WALSINGHAM SEEKS TO DEEPEN STUDENT UNDERSTANDING
WALSINGHAM STUDENTS TACKLE SAME SUBJECT IN MULTIPLE CURRICULA FOR DEEPER KNOWLEDGE
Concepts don't have to be tied to specific courses. To reinforce the idea, Walsingham Academy is crossing boundaries to make connections that make academics less obscure. The academy has adopted a cross-curricular approach in both the upper and lower schools, attempting to give students a deeper understanding of subject matter that will stick with them long after the the lesson is over. Click here to read the full Virginia Gazette article by Susan Robertson.
THE FUTURE IS NOW AT WALSINGAM ACADEMY
iPADS IN THE HANDS OF EVERY TEACHER AND STUDENT
Walsingham Academy is integrating technology into every classroom this fall, when every student - from prekindergarten through twelfth grade - will be issued an iPad. It's a feat made possible because of a $300,000 donation to the school’s digital technology program.Walsingham’s administration is currently working with an Apple strategy team to integrate the digital technology program in their school. The goal of the program is to help students and teachers develop and use 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, problem solving, and teamwork in an innovative educational atmosphere. As an administration and as a learning community, we are excited to share our digital learning program. It is the first in this area and we are pleased to integrate this cutting edge educational tool into all levels of our curriculum, ensuring our students' competitive edge in this technological era. The excitement is truly contagious. Watch the video now.