This course is designed to train students to speak confidently and competently in a public forum. It offers both theory and practice in all areas of oral expression. General areas of study are speech delivery, speech composition, persuasion, effective listening, group discussion, and debate. Required for graduation.
Recommended: Students should try to earn their credit during freshman year.
In our health and wellness curriculum, WT strives to bring about increased Health Literacy among students by preparing and empowering them to value and engage in life-long healthy lifestyles and practices, while promoting self-management skills and smart decisions. Through the trimester class as well as our grade-level seminar series, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to stress and coping, healthy relationships and sex education, nutrition, social emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention, mindfulness, and chemical and alcohol dependency.
Trimester - 1 credit (6 Credits Required for Graduation)
Open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
As part of our health and wellness programming, students must enroll in a regularly scheduled P.E. program for two trimesters during each of the first three years in Upper School. The goal of the class is to help students to fully comprehend the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle within their current daily routine as well as give them the knowledge and experience to continue this pattern for a lifetime. The program will allow the student to experience physical activity and its ability to allow a person to perform daily activities at a high level as well as reduce the risk of long-term health problems. The learning environment will encourage each student to try new skills and allow him or her to make personal decisions about how he or she can best carry out a healthy lifestyle. (Students who play on a WT team are exempt from P.E. class during their athletic season.)