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Visiting Authors Inspire Wildwood Middle and Upper School Students
November 15, 2018
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By Michelle Simon, Middle and Upper School Head Librarian   There is nothing like an engaging author visit to invigorate a school community and ignite the desire for story and storytelling. The library speaker series at the Wildwood middle and upper school welcomed both Jason Reynolds and Ellen Oh this fall. Excitement still lingers after […]
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Wildwood Eighth Grader Brandon J. Speaks to FDA On Behalf of EB Community
April 30, 2018
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By Andrea Joseph, Wildwood Parent   On Friday, April 6, 8th grade student Brandon J. flew to Maryland to speak at a patient-focused drug development panel with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), advocating for treatments for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic disorder that Brandon was born with. The drawback to previous research has been a […]
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Wildwood Senior Seminar Visits Doctors Without Borders Exhibit
January 4, 2018
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By Tassie Hadlock-Plitz, Senior Seminar Faculty   No amount of classroom learning could prepare the Human Rights Senior Seminar class for their simulated experience at the Forced From Home exhibit sponsored by Doctors Without Borders. After riding the Metro Expo line from Wildwood to the Santa Monica Pier, the students followed Dr. Ahmed Abdalrazag through […]
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Making Technology Purposeful and Balanced in the Home
October 19, 2017
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By Wildwood Technology Team   A twenty-first century parent has more to manage than just monitoring their child’s television show content and making sure they are home for dinner before the sun sets. While the benefits of technology use for learning are practically endless, personal devices and internet access have brought a set of new […]
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From Service to Community: 8th Graders Bond with Veterans
May 10, 2017
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By Megen O’Keefe, Division Two Humanities Teacher   “There are so many stories,” says 8th Grader Vivian O., perfectly capturing the essence of the day. The connection between Wildwood’s Division Two students and New Directions for Veterans during the day of service was undeniable.   On Friday, April 28, 130 middle school students boarded buses […]
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Wildwood Seniors Fundraise for Nepal Foundation
April 14, 2016
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Dear Wildwood Community, Let us first introduce ourselves as Julia Broudy, Lily Braunstein, and Grace Knobler.  We are three Wildwood seniors who have been a part of the Wildwood community since elementary school.  During high school, the three of us had the opportunity to travel to Nepal through the International Community Involvement program (ICI). On […]
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In Our House the Mommy Does the Wrestling
March 3, 2016
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By Ben Fussiner, Wildwood’s Director of Auxiliary Programming I am the same height and weight as Bud Dupree, a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I won’t compare our fat percentages, as I don’t want to hurt my own feelings. My wife, Sondra, is 8 inches shorter, less than half my weight, and most likely has […]
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Cardboard Challenge
October 22, 2015
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Wildwood prides itself on this simple, yet profound educational philosophy: Brave thinkers, learners, and doers.  This week, students in the Seal Pod were able to apply these important skills during explorations time.  Explorations is a time for students to investigate their classroom. They may build, paint, play games, partake in dramatic play, or sew.   […]
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My Heroes/My Legacy
September 24, 2015
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by Deb Christenson, Humanities Teacher I have long been inspired by my heroes; aspiring to write like them—Willa Cather, to teach like them—David Watters at the University of New Hampshire, to show the kind of caring they showed me—“Butch” Furse.  Some of my heroes I knew personally, but not all.  Reading widely, I often find […]
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On the College Tour Circuit
September 3, 2015
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Wildwood junior, Zach F. takes us along on the College Visit Days for Juniors/East Coast College Trip. 4/3/2015 Today we arrived in Washington, D.C. at about 3:30 p.m. and we met our tour guide Allen who brought us to our hotel in Arlington, Virginia which is right outside of D.C. We decided to split up […]