Sage B. wins the 2021 Manvel Schauffler Award

During this year’s commencement ceremony, 2021 graduate Sage B. was recognized as a student of excellence with the Manvel Schauffler Award.  Tim Owens, EW’s Dean of Students, announced the winner and discussed the significance of this achievement.  Manvel Schauffler, a founding board member of Explorer West, played an integral role in the development of the…

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Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer is always a fun time to pick up a new book! English Teacher Anna offered a few recommendations for fantasy readers: Sal and Gaby Break the Universe by Carlos Alberto Herndadez (The audiobook is especially good!) Ray Bearer by Jordan Ifeuko The Shadow Cypher Series by Laura Ruby In our last discussion, our incoming…

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Congratulations, Rainier Scholars!

Denisse A. S., Rainier Scholar and EW Class of 2017 alum, was chosen as Class Speaker for the Lakeside School commencement ceremony. You can read her powerful spoken word address here. She will be attending Wellesley College in the fall. Scholar and EW ’17 alum, Lesley K. recently graduated from Kennedy High School. She was…

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Congratulations Falcons, Class of 2021!

In rain, sunshine, and wind, this year’s graduates were given quite the send-off! We were so excited to be able to celebrate the  Class of 2021 with a one-of-a-kind commencement ceremony to end their one-of-a-kind year. For the first time in years, families gathered on our campus for the commencement ceremony. The Faculty Speaker, as…

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8th Graders Complete Change the World Projects

Though many things were different this year, our 8th-grade students were able to complete their annual projects. In groups, students choose a topic critical to their local community and explore social advocacy to Change the World.   As part of the project, students create a plan of action, including researching current legislation and heightening public awareness.…

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