Good luck to all of our students heading off to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the National DECA competition! Bring home the GOLD!
Dear Class of 2013,
Interested juniors are invited to attend a Guidance Department-sponsored College Essay Writing workshop this coming Tuesday (early release day), May 1, from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm in the PAC.
Topics to be discussed include:
Purpose of the Essay
Characteristics of a Strong Essay
How Admissions Officers Review Essays
Tips and Pitfalls
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP to this email or stop by the Guidance office and sign up with Mrs. Samaha.
The Guidance Department
(Parents - this email is being sent as an FYI - the workshop is designed for students only.)
THE WESTFORD ACADEMY ATHLETIC BOOSTERS cordially invite all Seniors, who have participated in athletics during ANY of their four years at WA, their parents, and their coaches to the Annual Senior Sports Awards Banquet. This year the banquet will be held at WESTFORD ACADEMY on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.~ Invitations were sent via email this week. If you did not received one or have any questions please contact Jean Mongillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Westford Academy Theater Arts presents Cabaret directed by Larry Sousa
Westford Academy Theater Arts presents Cabaret directed by Larry Sousa at the Westford Academy Performing Arts Center on May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 with a special matinee performance on May 5 at 2:00. Cabaret is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood with music by John Kander & lyrics by Fred Ebb. May 3 is WA student night ñ Students tickets are $8.00 or two for $10.00. For all other evening performances, Adult tickets are $18.00 and Student/Senior tickets are $12.00. All matinee seats are $12.00. Tickets are available online at www.mktix.com/wata or can be purchased at the Westford Academy box office during live hours including Tuesday~May 1st
from~6:30 PM - 8:30 PM and Thursday April 26th from 6:30 PM ñ 8:30 PM.
WATA's Cabaret features a production team of over 100 WA students including a 43 person student orchestra conducted by Mr. Ken Culver!
Cabaret is set at the Kit Kat Club in Berlin during the 1930s when the Nazi Party is gaining strength. The story unfolds around Clifford Bradshaw, an American writer who travels to Berlin seeking inspiration for his book. Amongst many interesting characters whom he meets are Sally Bowles, a singer at the Kit Kat Klub, and a relationship blooms. They live together in a boarding house managed by Fraulein Schneider and her suitor, Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit-shop owner. As the action unfolds, hearts are won and broken as the world travels inevitably spirals towards World War II. Musical numbers include Willkommen, Cabaret, Donít Tell Mama, Two Ladies, and many more. This award winning Broadway musical is rich with dancing and singing, and is sure to bring audiences
to their feet.
Grey Ghost Summer Academy 2012
4 courses will be offered through Grey Ghost Summer Academy 2012
ï Preparing for Algebra II
ïPreparing for Pre-Calculus
ïOfficial SAT Math Prep by College Board
ïThe College Application Process: Be Ready Early!
Please see website for course descriptions and details
contact Linda Samaha for details-
Last Night invitations have been mailed to the Class of 2012. Pre-registration for the event is required. Permission slips and a $25 check made payable to: WASA Last Night are due by May 7th. Please return by mail to: Michele Long, PO Box 2014, Westford, MA 01886 or leave in the Last Night permission slip box located in the main office.~ Additional permission slips can be downloaded from www.westford.com/lastnight
Westford Academy Swim & Dive Team- YARD SALE
Multi-family yard sale hosted by the Westford Academy Swim & Dive Team on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4 Hyacinth Drive, Westford, 9am to 1pm: Baldwin upright piano, Ikea Double Loft bed, "Lane" Cedar Hope Chest, camping equipment, Infant car seats, storage end tables, dehumidifier, window air-conditioner, "Happy Camper" portable play pen, collectibles, and many more household treasures!
Memorial Day Services, May 28th, 2012
Participate in the Flag Folding Ceremony and You Can Earn Community Service Hours
While Honoring Servicemen and Women Who've Given Their Lives for Their Country.
Celebrate The Season With WEF!
Spring is now in full swing. Did you know that Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 ñ 11, 2012? Want to say thank you to a favorite teacher, counselor, aide, school nurse, office staff member, or principal? The Westford Education Foundation can help. Just make a tax-deductible donation (minimum of $10 per honoree, please) to WEF and we will send your honoree a professionally printed WEF card with a personalized note. The card will state your name, but will not disclose the amount of your gift. Money raised through this popular program will go toward funding educational grants for the Westford Public School system. For more information or to make a donation, please go to http://wefweb.org/.
Graduation is right around the corner. Have a Westford Academy graduating senior this year? Send some shiny, maroon and silver Westford Academy mylar balloons to your favorite graduate! The Westford Education Foundation is selling balloons for $5 and will deliver them right before graduation. Congratulate your Class of 2012 member in style. Deadline to order is May 20. Go to the WEF website for more information and for an order form.
Lastly, mark your calendars for the Big Event 2013: Champagne And Roses. The WEF Big Event Benefit Gala will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013. Save the date! Go to http://wefweb.org/ for more details about this and other programs. Thank you for your support.
Are You Ready To Run For A Good Cause?
The 13th Annual Westford Road Race is nearly here! Hundreds of runners from all over the region will come together at the Abbot School to participate in the Family Fun Run or the 5K or 10K races on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Want to join us? Go to www.westford.com/roadrace for registration information. The first 600 pre-registered participants will receive race t-shirts. The event is organized by the Westford Charitable Foundation, Inc., which has given more than $175,000 back to the community. Want to
make a tax-deductible donation? Go to www.active.com/donate/twcf for details. ~
Volunteer Open House
Tuesday, May 1
First Parish Church United (Fellowship Hall), 48 Main Street, Westford
Sustainable Westford is hosting an informative meeting for people interested in volunteering in town.~ It's a great way to keep your skills sharp and current! Programs include:
Healthy Kids Coalition
Westford Conservation Trust - Trails
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
League of Women Voters
Westford Recycling Commission
$1500 Upcycle It! Grant
Due Tuesday, May 1
Fund your environmental~project!~Open to any group, teacher or individual associated with an Upcycle It! participating school.~Available amount $1500~-~Apply by next Tuesday!
Have a great weekend! Jim Antonelli