Hands-On WT

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Here at WT, what inspires our students is an important part of each school day. And beyond. Come join us for an engaging session and see for yourself.

We look forward to welcoming you to WT.

Check back for hands-on events in fall 2019!

In the meantime, we invite you to explore past hands-on events below, or contact us to learn more about WT.

Explore Past Hands-On Events

Hands-On: Upper School

The following events are for prospective students entering grades 9 - 12, and current WT eighth graders. All events are from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Hands-On: Social Justice
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Can't see a wrong without trying to right it? Join a group of WT's caring faculty and students and mobilize your inner activist.

Hands-On: Science and Math
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Come explore with us. In addition to participating in fascinating experiments and calculating fun, see STEM in action and discover how you can use our many maker spaces.

Hands-On: Creative Writing
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Explore your voice as an author - and share your work if you'd like - in this creative writing coffeehouse led by WT's inspiring English teachers (including a published poet and a Mark Twain scholar).

Hands-On: Robotics
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Build, program, and operate your own robot - no experience necessary - in WT's Robotics Challenge, a fun, eye-opening evening hosted by Computer Science Department Chair, David Nassar.

Hands-On: Visual and Performing Arts
Friday, November 18, 2016

Try your hand at comedy improv in this one-night workshop. Or, if you're into the visual arts, work alongside other students to create 2D and 3D projects. Join our talented faculty and students for a fun evening that stirs your creativity. And, you're welcome to be our guest at the Middle School Musical this evening. Dinner provided.

Hands-On: Middle School

This event is for prospective students entering grades 6–8, and current WT fourth and fifth graders. It is designed for students who were unable to attend our event in October, 2016.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Registration and light dinner
5:45 - 7:30 p.m. Program begins promptly at 5:45 p.m.

While students are engaged in a variety of small group activities with our math, language arts, and computer science teachers, parents will have the opportunity to engage with students on tours of the school, to learn about what makes the Middle School tick from student panelists, and to understand how our faculty inspires students to be creative and critical thinkers from Amanda Greenwald, Director of Middle School.

Early Childhood
Hands-On: Robotics

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Friday, November 10, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Designed just for your 4 or 5-year-old!

Together with our Lower School Computer Science teacher, students will explore and enjoy various "un-plugged" activities and then create, program, and operate their own robot.

No experience necessary–just an eagerness for learning and having fun.

Hands-On: Computer Science
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Build, program, and operate your own robot–no experience necessary–in WT's Robotics Challenge, a fun, eye-opening evening hosted by Computer Science Department Chair, David Nassar.

Early Childhood
Hands-On: Art

Tuesday, January 11, 2018
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

North Campus

Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

City Campus

In Hands-On Art, parents and children will create their own masterpiece with WT Visual Arts Department Chair Sally Allan and Lower School art teacher Tina Plaks. A little art history. A little creativity. A whole lot of hands-on learning.

Starting with Wassily Kandinsky's masterpiece Squares with Concentric Circles, we'll learn about painting and printing techniques and then jump in and create our own masterpiece.

Hands-On: Exploration
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
City Campus
Innovation and exploration are the core of our award-winning City as Our Campus program. Here, students will experience community-based learning with one of our many community partners.

Hands-On: Middle School

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (registration begins at 5:15 p.m.)

Open to prospective students entering grades 6–8, and current WT fifth graders.

Don't miss this opportunity for your child to engage with WT teachers in a variety of hands-on activities and an authentic, age-appropriate WT experience. And, parents will have the opportunity to learn how our faculty inspires students to be creative and critical thinkers.

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