Our Wildwood, Winter 2017, Volume 40

Upcoming Events

Our Wildwood is published twice a year by Wildwood School’s Office of Advancement. Alan Ball Director of Institutional Advancement Sharon Fagen Director of Strategic Partnerships

MARCH 9: Multicultural Symposium

MARCH 15-18: Middle and Upper School Spring Musical: The Sound of Music

Josh Fawcett Raiser’s Edge Database Director

Janet Keller Director of Communications

MARCH 20: Elementary Grandparents & Special Friends Day MARCH 20: Middle and Upper School Science Night MARCH 22: 8th Grade Into the Wild Celebration MARCH 23: International Community Involvement Trips to Guatemala, Belize, and Nepal

Doreen Leddy Alumni Parent Liaison

Natasha Neufeld Advancement Associate for Events and Alumni Relations Courtney O’Connor Communications and Design Manager

Aimee Richer Director of Development

APRIL 20: Senior Institute Jazz Concert

Chay Thaopaset Associate Director of Communications Managing Editor: Janet Keller Editor: Chay Thaopaset Copy Editors: Abigail Green-Dove, Jeannine Santiago Book Shelf Editor: Michelle Simon Designer: Elizabeth Burrill Photography for this issue: Steve Barrett, Kendra Elstad, Michael Fujikawa, Travis Guba, Grace Hwang, Trisha Jochen, Janet Keller, Courtney O’Connor, Chay Thaopaset, Ande V. ’18, Joe Wise

APRIL 25: State of School

APRIL 26: Multicultural Family Story Night

APRIL 30: GardenPalooza

MAY 8: Wildwood Institute for STEM Research and Development (WISRD) Poster Session and Community Lecture

DEFINE NORMAL by Julie Anne Peters

MAY 10: College Case Studies Night for Juniors

Please send address updates to: Wildwood School Attention: Advancement Office


MAY 11: Wildwood Film Festival

11811 Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 310.806.4517 oww@wildwood.org

Define Normal , by Julie Anne Peters, is recommended for children in grades 7 to 10. The story captures the lives of two young girls, Antonia Dillon and Jazz Luther, who are paired up in their peer-mentoring program. Antonia is smart, her teachers love her, and she seems “normal.” Jazz is a spunky Goth with a bit of an attitude. As the story develops, readers learn that Antonia is going through a rough transition. Her father has abandoned her family, and Antonia feels pressured to take care of her mother and younger brother, keep up with her schoolwork, and mentor Jazzwho comes from a well-to- do family with loving parents and a beautiful home. As the girls spend more time together, Antonia realizes that Jazz’s life also is complicated. Despite their differences, the girls develop a friendship that gives them the strength to tackle the

MAY 23: Upper School Sports Recognition Night

JUNE 2: Fenway Park Wildwood Cup Event JUNE 8: 12th Grade Graduation 5th Grade Culmination JUNE 19: Summer Program Begins

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