This year, thirteen of Whitby's Chess Players traveled to Nashville to compete in the United States Chess National Elementary K-6 Championship. Whitby School's K-6 and K-3 teams took 6th and 11th place respectively. Grade 3 student Max Lu placed 1st in the nation during the tournament's K-3 Blitz round.
At Whitby's Annual Spring Benefit in April, the guests were treated to a special display highlighting some of the incredible work the students and teachers accomplish throughout the day. These interactive kiosks, stood at various places in an open room where fascinated attendees circulated and stopped at each area.
Congratulations to all of our Grade 8 Students on the completion on the Secondary School selection process. The class of 2015 has received a plethora of acceptances from boarding schools, day schools and area public high schools. The process is marked with several stages of self-evaluation, collaboration, consultation, and transformation.
Some of you may have been fortunate in your lives to be coached by someone whose face still creeps into your thoughts when the topic of playing sports comes up in conversation. We remember the championships or the races won, the heartbreak of losing a final and of course the great friendships made along the way. Behind these moments, all of them, is a coach and much like teacher, they outside of the parents, have the greatest impact in a child's life. A coach can simply 'make' or 'break' the potential of a child.
Last week, the Grade 4 ME students had the amazing opportunity to take a break from the challenging pace of their impressive exhibition journey to pause and remember how to be mindful and present.