News and Announcements
Looking for 1-3 grade students to audition for this year’s 1-3 grade production of The Aristocats Kids! Please note that due to COVID guidelines, we are restricting the cast size to 25 cast members. Please click here for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qgji98Ivdkm9ZZyUT6mz1rfGHuzI7Haa6-fQNyemYjk/edit
Video auditions are due before December 14! Break a leg!
Our very own Ashley De La Rosa, a Windermere Prep alumni and Broadway star, is featured in this week’s A Little Bit of Genius podcast! Ashley is a professional Broadway actress, singer, and dancer who has starred in popular shows such as Hamilton, Rent, and Mean Girls. This episode also touches on the ways that Ashley has been active in several social justice causes in her local community, including her work to help people vote in the US General Election that just took place. Ashley is interviewed by two current Windermere Prep students Michael Crocetti, Class of 2023, and Emma Lawerence, Class of 2021 who are both passionate about theatre.
During the week of October 20 – 23, WPS hosted two Guest Zoom sessions with the Education Team of De la Gente, a non-profit coffee cooperative located in Antigua, Guatemala. In the first session, IB Art students learned how geography, politics, and the weather have all played a role in the coffee we drink each morning and were introduced to several works of art that inform us of these issues. The IB Art students are now working on their own related artworks which we will showcase in the following weeks. During the second Zoom session with De la Gente, our Spanish students learned to make kites, commonly used in celebrations of el Dia de Los Todos Santos (All Saints Day) in Guatemala. While members of the De la Gente team Emma and Ronald practiced a question and answer session in Spanish with our students, team member Luis Pedro demonstrated how to build the kites. After the Zoom WPS students and staff built their kites and had a terrific time as they attempted to fly them in front of the Cypress Center.
Our 4th and 5th-grade production of James and The Giant Peach will play this Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6, at 5:00 p.m. We hope that you will be able to tune in at live.windermereprep.com!