October 14 – 17, 2020
All classes are invited to join us virtually for Reunion 2020. Class years ending in 5’s and 10’s have their own Virtual Class Parties, too. Help make Reunion 2020 a success! Volunteer ideas for how to mark the occasion, get involved with the plans, or track down classmates. Contact Amiena Mahsoob at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 412-578-7511.
Tuesday, October 13
|12:00 - 12:30 p.m.||Zoom Tutorial for First Time Zoomers|
New to Zoom? Need a refresher? Join us for a tutorial for an optimal Reunion experience.
Wednesday, October 14
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
|Virtual Class Visits: Literature of Journeys and Discoveries|
Discuss the Odyssey with Upper School English teacher Emily Mohn-Slate
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Virtual Class Visits: Urban Art|
Join Upper School Visual Arts teacher Mary Martin '88 as she guides students to work in depth with traditional and non-traditional methodologies to explore the multiple facets of street art forms. This dynamic course will integrate the expertise of regional artists and other local resources.
Thursday, October 15
|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Virtual Class Visits: Altruistic Engineering and Design |
Join Upper School Chemistry teacher Graig Marx as he guides course students to apply our credo, "Think also of the comfort and the rights of others" by designing products and processes that can improve the lives of individuals and communities, both locally and globally.
|12:00 p.m.||A Luncheon Conversation on the Constitution|
A Luncheon Conversation on the Constitution with former Head of School and Constitutional Scholar Jane Scarborough, Honorary Alumna moderated by Deborah Acklin '80, President & CEO, WQED Multimedia, and WT Trustee.
Join Jane as she shares her views of current challenges facing the Constitution. Bring your questions for an engaging and enlightening discussion.
|7:00 p.m.||Reconnecting and Engaging with WT Today|
Hear updates about WT's strategic priorities, especially Equity and Inclusion and the ways WT is responding to COVID. Alums will have the chance to connect with one another during breakout sessions to share their experiences, learn more about WT, and explore ways to become involved.
Friday, October 16
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
|Virtual Class Visits: Machine Learning and the Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence |
Upper School History teacher Dr. Michael Naragon and Upper School Computer Science teacher David Nassar will guide students how to ask questions and solve problems with big-data to better understand the world from both historical and contemporary perspectives
|9:00 a.m.||Gentle Yoga with Sara Viviano Rolley '68|
Sara will guide breath, movement, and accessible yoga postures with emphasis on relaxation, stress reduction, and healthy postural alignment.
(Class is limited to 30 participants.)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
|Virtual Class Visits: Entrepreneurship and Product Design |
Join Upper School Computer Science teacher David Nassar as he guides students in full-scale research projects to solve real-world problems using computer science.
|12:00 p.m.||Winchester Thurston School Then and Now for Alumnae celebrating their 50th+ Reunion|
Celebrate your important milestone by sharing your memories of WT and hearing about what is happening now from Head of School Dr. Scott Fech
|6:00 p.m.||Cocktails, Mocktails, and Apps with Scott, Rick, and Beckett |
Spend the evening with Scott and his family as they virtually share their favorite cocktails, mocktails, and appetizer from their Highland Park home. Follow along with recipes shared ahead of time.
|7:30 p.m.||Throwback Dance Party hosted by Ilana Toeplitz '05 (NYC) and DJ Cardi (Miami)|
Dance party with your favorite throwback songs hosted by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz '05 in NYC and DJ Cardi in South Beach.
Saturday, October 17
|11:00 a.m.||Affinity Spaces|
Affinity Groups provide an opportunity for people of shared identity to come together for support, identity affirmation, celebration, and shared experiences. At WT, we use this structure with students and employees, and now alums.
For this Reunion, we are offering two Affinity Groups. Anne Alexander Tritsch '09 will facilitate the White Affinity Group focused on Identity and Antiracism. The WT Alums of Color Leaders and Priyanka Rupani will facilitate the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color) Affinity Group focused on Cultivating Joy and Fellowship. We ask that participants join the affinity group that best aligns with how they self-identify.
|Various Times||Class Parties|
Join your classmates for a virtual party planned and led by your Reunion class leaders.
In 2019, alums traveled from across the country to to reconnect with friends and faculty, and to witness WT in action today. Thanks to all for joining us at "dear old WT!"
Questions or ideas? Email email@example.com or call 412-578-7511 to contact Amiena Mahsoob, Director of Parent and Alumnae/i Engagement.