Family Bulletin – January 4th, 2018
Monday, January 7 – Vietnam Group Departs
Monday, January 21 – MLK Day: No School
It was great to return to a school full of smiling faces, both old and new. We were all impressed with everyone’s ability to jump right back into the crazy adventure that is Explorations Academy. Classes are in full swing, and I am sure that students will have an amazing time whether they stay here with us or set out to explore the other side of the world.
…and Bon Voyage!
The Vietnam cluster will be departing Explorations on Monday, January 7, at 8:00pm. Please plan on arriving fifteen minutes early if you are joining us on this amazing opportunity.
Updates from Vietnam will be posted on Instagram, and under “News” on the school’s web page. Families with students abroad will receive a notification whenever photos, stories, or other updates are posted to the website. In addition, we will post vignettes on the Family Bulletin throughout the term.
Leadership While Bacchus is Away
Bacchus will continue to be available via phone and email while in Vietnam. Please understand that there may delays in communication during that time as a result of remote adventures and time zone differences. Tania will handle the day-to-day operations during his time away. Additionally, there will be a form at the entrance to the school identifying the person in charge, either Tania or another staff member if Tania is off-campus. There will always be a designated staff member on site who is able and empowered to manage emergencies, discipline, and the general well-being of our students.
This winter both the High School and the Middle School will be undertaking an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on flight. Both groups will construct flying objects, look at concepts of aerodynamics, study the history of flight, and participate in plenty of PE.
In addition, approximately half of the High School will be spending the term in Vietnam. Anticipate regular updates from the other side of the world starting the second week of January.
Change to the Calendar
The school’s calendar previously listed a performance for the middle school at the end of the term. We have opted to have those students present at term-end rather than hosting an additional event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
2019 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is Now Open for Applications
The WSOS provides up to $22,500 per year to high school graduates pursuing STEM and health care fields in Washington State. This is an amazing opportunity to fund secondary education in a range of high-demand and emerging fields. This year’s application window for 2019 graduates closes on February 28, but we want all families to be aware of this resource regardless of your student’s age or year at EA.