Members of Westover Community Service Team shared their experiences volunteering with area organizations during a recent Chapel service.
2016-17: Reverence for the Earth
During the coming school year with its theme “Reverence for the Earth,” members of Westover community will have a special year-long opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the natural world, to strengthen our feeling of connectedness to it, to stimulate our appreciation of its beauty and bounty, to heighten our sense of responsibility for its well-being, and to deepen our concern for its increasingly endangered health and our commitment to act on that concern.
Stay tuned for news of events, activities, workshops, and projects aimed at enhancing our Reverence for the Earth.
Oct. 13, 2016, Talcott Mountain
Westover Reaches New Heights on Mountain Day
"Reverence for the Earth" – the theme for Westover's 2016-2017 academic year – was vividly brought to life on Mountain Day, when virtually the entire School community – students, faculty, and most of its staff – traveled from the Middlebury campus to Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury on October 13.
There, students and adults set out in more than a dozen groups, following various trails to the 1,000-foot summit. Along the way, the hikers had views of the surrounding Farmington Valley region awash in the colors of autumn. At the top, the community ate lunch while they rested from their hike, and then posed for a series of all-school photographs.
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Oct. 6, 2016, Chapel
Westover Trail Map
Virtually the entire Westover community – all students and most faculty and staff – went to see the Oscar-nominated film 'Hidden Figures.'
Westover celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through activities and programs organized by the School's Rasin Center for Global Justice.
A Class of 2017 community service project – a sale for children to buy affordable holiday gifts for family and friends – raised $730 for Safe Haven.
Three students who attended a recent Student Diversity Leadership Conference described their experiences there as "empowering" and "life-changing."