Important Dates

*Friday, January 11th: WCS Fundraiser~ Marko the Magician
*Friday, March 8th @ 6:15 pm: Swift Sponsors WCS Dance
*May 30-31: WCS 8th Grade Celebration Trip
*June 3rd-7th: Swift Trip to Washington DC

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 16, 2016


Swift House Sponsored School Dance

Swift House is sponsoring the school dance on Friday, March 4th at 6:30. This means we are in charge of supplying chaperones and food for concessions. All funds raised by school dances are split evenly among all teams to fund field trips. It's a quick way to raise great money.

We still need chaperones from 6:15 to 8:30 and food donations. Please click here to sign up for either chaperoning or donating food.

Marko the Magician

Our third and final NYC fundraiser- hosting Marko the Magician- takes place on Friday, March 18th.  We are looking for volunteers and food donations for this evening as well.  Click here to see the volunteer sign-up sheet and thank you for your help!

FAP Big Basket Raffle

Girls on the Run Registration

It's time to register your girls for Girls on the Run (grades 3-5) and Heart & Sole (grades 6-8)! Registration will open at 7AM on Wednesday, February 17th and will fill up very quickly! Please be sure to register early. Girls will go on a waiting list once the allotted spots are filled.

Groups will be as follows:


Group A: Tues & Thurs 3-4:30p
Group B: Mon & Wed 5:30-7p
Group C: Tues & Thurs 5:30-7p

Heart & Sole

Tues & Thurs 5:30-7p

At GOTR, we strive to help each girl find her limitless potential by showing her how to feel healthy, joyful and confident! GOTR is so much more than a running program!

Our 10 week season starts the week of March 21st and meetings are twice a week for 90 minutes each. We culminate our season with our celebratory 5k event on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Fairgrounds in Essex!

Register here on 2/17 @ 7AM

For more information about GOTR, please visit our website call or email Rachel at 802-503-7097, or like our Facebook page Girls on the Run Vermont!

 *Come visit the WCS lobby from 2-3:30p on Tues, Feb 16 to learn more about the program!

Solar Eclipse in Micronesia

Watch a live feed of the total solar eclipse in Micronesia, between 8:00 and 9:15 pm on March 8th.  Visit San Francisco's Exploratorium website that night for the live web cast.


Seventh and eighth graders learned about passive diffusion by watching red onion cells in distilled water and salt water.  In distilled water students saw the membrane rounded and full of purple pigment.  In salt water, the water diffused out of the membrane leaving it looking like a shriveled raisin.  When students added distilled water back again, the cell returned to it's original state.  Students have been taking photos through the microscope lens.  See Jenn D's photos below of osmosis in action!  

Red onion cells in distilled water. The cell membrane is at its fullest.

Red onion cells in salt water. The water diffused out of the cell leaving the membrane shriveled. 

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