May, 2011

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Clash of the Titans raises $12,000

 


The Parents' Association would like to thank all who made the Clash of the Titans fundraiser a huge success.

All donations support technology at WMA.

College Counseling program

Please join the WMA Parents' Association on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Griffin Room of the WMA Middle School for the third and final College Counseling program. (Please note the change of location.)

Lynell Engelmyer will be speaking and answering questions surrounding the college search process. Ms. Engelmyer is a Certified Educational Planner and has worked in the admission offices of Union College and Hartwick College and was the Director of Financial Aid at Lebanon Valley College. Ms. Engelmyer has also worked for The College Board. We hope you can join us for this very informative session.

Welcome new families


Congratulations on joining the WMA family! You will receive a packet in the coming weeks containing important forms and information on choosing your classes and registering for next year. Please attend to these forms promptly. All forms must be returned no later than August 1, 2011. Billing information will be sent in July. If you have any questions, contact the Admission Office at 413.596.9108.


Volunteer appreciation luncheon

Hosted by the WMA Parents’ Association

May 13 at 11:30 a.m.
in the Athletic Center Board Room

Please join us so we may thank you for your efforts on behalf of the
Wilbraham & Monson Academy Parents’ Association.

Please RSVP to Sarah Wakelin at 413.596.9133

Read your way into college

During the last several weeks students in the graduating class have been making their final decisions on college matriculation. I am quite pleased with their accomplishments and the list of schools they will be attending. The 80 students in the Class of 2011 were accepted at 145 different American and international colleges and universities. more...


 Parents' Association Relay For Life team

Still a few open places on our team! Since your child will be there, why not be a part of the celebration and support him/her with special snacks, extra clothes, and moral support. It’s also a great chance to socialize in a fun atmosphere with other great upper and middle school parents.  Join us today!

Relay For Life of Wilbraham at Wilbraham & Monson Academy
6 p.m. May 14, 2011 – noon May 15, 2011.

Contact Melissa Reeves at 413.530.4704.


Pre-registering for classes for the 2011-2012 academic year

Listed below is information that will assist you in understanding how you, in coordination with your child’s advisor, can help in the course selection process.
  1) Pre-registration calendar
  2) General Instructions for Selecting Classes on PowerSchool
  3) Diploma Requirements
  4) Normal Course Progression by Department
  5) Course Selection Guide
  6) Course Descriptions
If you have questions about your child’s course selection, contact the advisor.


"Kiss a senior goodbye"


Only $1
Contact Ms. Norman

What is Kiss A Senior Goodbye?
For only $1 let a Senior know you care.
Write a little note and a bag of Hershey Kisses will be given to that Senior at lunch on May 20.
All proceeds go to the Class of 2014.

Prize Day & Commencement for underclassmen


Attendance is required at both Prize Day and Commencement.
Students should be in school dress code with Academy blazers with crest. Families are welcome to attend.

Prize Day
Friday, May 27: 2:00 p.m. – to approximately 4:00 p.m.
Commencement
Saturday, May 28: 10:00 a.m. – to approximately noon

A light lunch will be served in Lak Dining Hall from noon to 2:00 p.m.


Relay For Life Wilbraham Community


Now is the time to get involved and form a team, volunteer your services, donate online or in person. Because Relay is a school-wide community service project, all WMA students, faculty, and staff are involved in one way or another. You can be, too.

For more information on how you can play a part in Relay this year, contact Jackie Smith '11. A description of the various volunteer opportunities is available here. Find out more, join a team, or donate to Relay on the American Cancer Society Web site.


Founding Four Boys' Volleyball Tournament


WMA will host the Founding Four Boys' Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. Teams from Phillips Andover, Choate Rosemary Hall, Northfield Mount Hermon, and WMA will participate. This is the third year that WMA has been in the tournament, and in 2010 the Titans took second place.
Summer camps


The Wilbraham & Monson Academy Summer Session provides a fun, active, and comprehensive learning program for students entering grades 6 through 9. Link to  details & registration

Camp $tart-Up

Camp $tart-Up provides teens an opportunity to meet inspiring entrepreneurs and go behind the scenes at great companies in our backyard, all the while using their skills to create a mock company, write a business plan, and build a stock portfolio at the Shenkman Trading Center. Find out more about Camp Start-Up on their website.

Beech Tree Summer Camp
Beech Tree Summer Camp is pleased to begin its 16th season under the leadership of newly appointed director, Mr. Mike Mannix. More information can be found here.

Open House - Tuesday, May 24 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Meet in the Athletic Center Board Room
- A tour of Beech Tree facilities
- An activity for children
- Information on the daily camp schedule
- Introduction of key Beech Tree staff
- Q&A with Beech Tree staff
- Refreshments and snacks will be served




Help us with a strong 2010-2011 Annual Fund
by making your gift here today.


Meeting of the Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Parents' Association


Thursday, May 12, 2011
8:00 a.m.

WMA Athletic Center Board Room

Questions, or to get involved, contact:
Lisa Jalbert President 413.221.3969
Kris Kirwan, Vice-President 413.244.7159
 Melissa Reeves, Treasurer 413.530.4704
Robin Cook Secretary 413.599.6609

Sarah Wakelin, Director of Annual Giving & Parents' Association Liaison 413.569.9133

 WMA Parents’ Association Book Club
When:
May 5, 2011
Time:
6:45-8:00 p.m.
Where: Campus Center Conference Room
Book:  The Awakening by Kate Chopin

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Jen Corbett or phone Geri FrenchRobitaille at 413.575.5528.


Student weekend activities
* Six Flags
* Indoor rock climbing
* Friends of the Homeless Soup Kitchen
* Northampton monthly Art Walk
* Relay for Life - May 14 - 15

For details on weekend events, you can go to our All School Calendar and click on Weekend Activities.

Upcoming events            

April 28 - May 13
Middle School Art Exhibit
Binney Gallery

May 2 - 13
Advanced Placement Exams

May 12
College Counseling program
Griffin Room
7:00 p.m.

May 13
Middle School Trip to Boston

May 14 & 15
Relay For Life
6:00 p.m. - noon

May 17
Spring Dance Recital
Athletic Center Dance Room
6:30 p.m.

May 19
Spring Varsity Athletic Banquet
Lak Dining Hall
6:15 p.m.

May 20 & 21
Academy Players present
Founders Theatre
7:00 p.m.

May 24 & 25
Class of 2011 Exams

May 25
Spring Music Concert
Alumni Memorial Chapel
7:00 p.m.

May 27
Prize Day
2:00 p.m. 

May 28
Commencement
10:00 a.m., Class of 2010 gathers at 9:00 a.m.

June 6 & 7
Middle School exams

June 6 - 8
Class of 2012, 2013, & 2014 exams

Important Links on WMA.us 

Atlas
Student Newspaper

Media Gallery

Link to 2010 - 2011 School Calendar
All School Calendar

Spring 2010-2011 Athletic Schedule

Risley Sports Photography


 
Items left behind

All items left in Rich Hall, either near Lak Dining Hall, in the Campus Center, or by the front entrance, will be collected at the start of each weekend by housekeeping and placed in Lost and Found. Please contact Ms. Norman about any missing items.


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