2016 Board of Visitors
It was an honor to welcome our 2016 Applewild Board of Visitors to our annual breakfast and meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The Board of Visitors is comprised of community and business leaders as well as Applewild alumni, parents, trustees and friends of the school. “Applewild is committed to being a strong partner in our community – as a school we must be a part of our community and our community must be a part of our school,” noted Head of School Christie Stover, “We are always looking for ways to make a difference for not just our students but also for our local community. Whether it is sharing our Alumni Center for the Performing Arts with the Stratton Players, hosting a 5k run/walk for the Brittany Fund for Trauma and Recovery in conjunction with Boston Strong, or picking up trash in our environment, we are committed to being a strong partner with our community. We also are thankful for the strong support that the local area gives Applewild.”
Approximately 50 guests spent the morning immersed in the school, including a performance by the Jazz Band, presentations by faculty and students, and directly experiencing our math, science, and technology curriculum. The morning concluded with an alumni panel, during which both alumni stressed that Applewild shaped the way they approach opportunities and life – with a sense of confidence, preparation, and can-do attitude. At Applewild they were held to high expectations, supported by a caring and passionate faculty, and had quite a bit of fun along the way – all things that continue to take place today!
As we look to the future, an essential part of any strong community is education and Applewild is proud to be an excellent option in this area. We educate students from the immediate areas of Fitchburg and Leominster and also from as far away as Holden, Acton-Boxborough, and southern New Hampshire. Applewild students leave prepared to be successful – at top tier independent schools, our local honors academy, strong local /regional public schools, or charter schools. Applewild students are engaged and ready to embrace the future and all of the opportunities that await them, approaching life not as “tell me what to do” but rather “What can I do – how best can I learn, have an impact, present my understanding?”
The morning reminded us that we are indeed fortunate to have the support of our school and community leaders, many of whom were visiting Applewild for the first time. They were impressed with our faculty, students, and curriculum and commented about the value of Applewild and its importance to our community. We are grateful to all who came.