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Worcester Preparatory School Newsletter                                                    Fall 2017

                                                  Inside WPS




















             Grade 2 teachers Kelley Burton '05 and Tracey Berry,   In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the girls’
             kicked off the school year teaching their second graders   volleyball team hosted a Dig Pink® breast cancer fundraiser
             about kindness. They hand-painted "Kindness Rocks" and   which raised $475 in one night.  The money was donated
             placed them throughout the school with a note of kindness.   to the Side-Out Foundation, founder of Dig Pink®, whose
             Those who received the rocks were encouraged to complete   mission is to team up with the volleyball community to
             a random act of kindness, then re-hide the rock for someone   inspire science and hope in the match against breast cancer.
             else to find.


















             WPS recently enhanced its Technology Department by   A new 1,600 square foot playground with state of the
             creating an Innovation Lab in the newly renovated Annex   art rubber surfacing was installed adjacent to the existing
             building on campus.  In addition to upgrades in current   Lower School playground this summer.  This was one of
             technology, new software and additional equipment, the   many projects funded by the Annual Fund.  If you would
             larger lab provides more space for engineering, robotics,   like to consider a gift to the 2017-18 Annual Fund, please
             coding and programming courses and special projects.
             Senior Josh Bredbenner takes his custom-made drone for a   visit "Support WPS" on our website to make a donation.
             test flight in Ms. McGuire's A.P. Computer Science class.
                     Meet New Lower School Music Teacher Joanie Brittingham

             Enthusiastic Lower School Music                                       them a hands-on musical experience
             Teacher, Mrs. Joanie Brittingham,                                     in and out of the classroom,” added
             kicked off her first year at WPS                                      Brittingham.  “My students love the
             by creating a popular new Lower                                       new keyboard station we added!”
             School club for Grades 3-5 called                                     Brittingham was a piano major
             the Musical Mallards (M & M's).                                       and holds a BA degree in music
             Once a week, more than 40 M &                                         education K-12 from Salisbury
             M’s gather after school to practice                                   University.  Prior to WPS, she
             song and dance routines, many                                         taught in Worcester and Wicomico
             written and choreographed by                                          County schools from 2008-2017
             Brittingham, to perform in school                                     and was recognized as Pocomoke
             and around the local community.                                       Middle School Teacher of the Year
             “I want to extract talent in a fun                                    in 2015, and Maryland State Music
             way from the children by giving                                       Teacher of the Year in 2016.

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