Spring 2020 Academy World

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‘All of our students still hold . . . the power to change the world’

I have told the students and staff on many occasions, upon returning from a long alumni or recruiting trip overseas, that I never miss them as much as when school is in session and I am not on campus. I can no longer say that. I miss them so much more now —  when I am here, while we are ‘in-session,’ but they are not on campus.

A Decade of Titan Rugby

 

It’s hard to believe that the Wilbraham & Monson Academy Rugby program has crossed the 10-year threshold. This spring marks the 11th season of existence for the boys’ team and 10th year as a varsity sport. A girls’ program was established in 2018, and this spring was to mark its first at the varsity level.

Spring trimester brought global challenges to our classrooms

 

As the world adjusted to the spread of COVID-19, students left for Spring Vacation on March 6 and soon after learned that they would not return to classes on campus for the remainder of the academic year. WMA quickly began the transition from a brick-and-mortar program to a virtual one — Online Distance Learning.

Continuing a Legacy

 

Dr. Kathleen Gorski was a truly inspirational teacher and dedicated educator who shared her love of all things science with the WMA community for 10 years — from 2008 to 2018 — until she succumbed to a long struggle with cancer.