Two Westover seniors worked as volunteers with refugees during the summer of 2018 – one with Syrians in Lebanon and the other with refugees in Hong Kong.
2018-19 Theme Year: "Owning Our Narrative"
Westover’s theme for the 2018-2019 school year will be titled, “Owning Our Narrative.” This year’s Themed-Year Committee, led by students, received 21 proposals from students and faculty members and was able to draw ideas from many of them culminating in next year’s inclusive theme. The students decided that in order to keep the themed-year engaging and relevant each term would have its own unique focus.
The fall term will be centered on the personal narrative and focus on “Self-awareness and Mental Health.” This will be done by way of self-reflection, sharing personal stories through media such as the written and spoken word and visual art, all through the lens of self-respect and self-worth.
The focus of the winter term, titled “Reboot and Reconnect,” is centered on sharing narratives. This will include exercises exploring the power of social media, how we can unplug, reflect on our online identities, and reaffirm our connections with those around us.
The focus of the spring term, Making a Change, will attempt to shift the narrative. This will include activities designed to support finding one’s voice and truly hearing others in a climate of change, creating or recreating the narrative and speaking up and out together about our passions, both philosophical and physical.
Stay tuned for news of events, activities, workshops, and projects aimed at the Power of Women!
A week of activities marked Westover's celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including a chapel talk focusing on a commitment to justice and empathy.
As a member of the Girl Scout organization since her first grade and a way to meet her Girl Scout Gold Award requirement, Marianella '20 decided to partner with "Save Girls on F.Y.E.R." (Future Young Educated Role Models), a non-profit Organization located in Waterbury, CT and implement a STEM Program for girls.
The annual Dorcas Fair, which has raised thousands of dollars for charities, will be held Sunday, January 13, in the School's Fuller Athletic Center.
Westover will host "Leadership at Every Level" on January 8, which will feature author and educator Rachel Simmons.