Our Sixtieth Opening
An outstanding music performance by Mr. Bonanno for all fifth graders (to help them choose their new instruments!), Camp Chewonki prep for sixth graders and families, an enthusiastic all-school welcome from Mrs. Stover which included conversation about the importance of community and respect, a special dinner for new students and their families, delicious family-style meals at lunch each day, and lots of engaged, happy kids and teachers were all a part of our 60th opening during the week of September 4.
At Applewild, we believe that nurturing strong, kind, and compassionate character in our students is foundational to helping them to be the best and most excellent scholars, artists, athletes, and friends that they can each be – at Applewild and beyond. Returning students welcomed their new classmates with open arms, and teachers and students brought each new community member into the Applewild ‘fold’ quickly and with genuine enthusiasm. At the start of each school year, we are filled with such joy when we see our returning students so intentionally and warmly building friendships and welcoming new community members. At Applewild, we expect nothing less from each and every person in our school, and it is these types of ‘first week of school’ highlights we are most proud of.
We are all excited about another wonderful start to the school year, and as sixth, seventh, and eighth graders return from their class orientation trips (which brought them to Maine, New Hampshire, and D.C.), we will look towards an upcoming week filled with sports and band practices, growing our community, academic challenge and creativity, and learning from one another.
Jen Wing, Director of Admission & Access Applewild