As seniors begin to make preparations for their final year at Westminster, they must remember to schedule their senior portrait appointments.
The video order form includes a list of all videos available from Westminster should you like a video of Commencement 2017 or any other video to help you preserve your Westminster memories.
Lifetouch will take individual photographs of graduates as they receive their diplomas; these will be available for purchase 10-12 days after graduation. Please watch your mail and email, as you will receive more details from Lifetouch on how to order. Lifetouch will also provide each graduate with a complimentary 11×14 composite photo of the senior class (the large class composite will be on display in the upper school office beginning the 2017-18 school year). Note that no other professional photographers will be allowed to photograph graduates during the ceremony.
Parents of graduating seniors, please consider participating in our uniform consignment sale. We offer two options:
2017 Drop Off Dates (room A115)
Monday, June 12, 4-8 p.m.
Monday, June 26, 4-8 p.m.
Monday, July 17, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1, 9 a.m-12 p.m.
Advanced Expository Writing 12
Students enrolled in AEW12 for the 2017-18 school year should read one of the two options below:
Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon*
*Warning about language and content: This book contains profanity and derogatory language. When asked why he included such language, McCammon wrote, “I wanted the bad characters to have bad language, bad habits, and to be reaping the results of bad choices. Is this a glorification of the ‘bad guy’? No. It is a condemnation.” If in question, please choose Boys in the Boat instead.
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
AP Language and Composition
Please read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and choose one of the following three titles as well:
Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
*Content warning: Non-graphic references to sex and drug/alcohol use.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
*Content warning: some profanity and sexual innuendo.
If you are a parent of a junior or senior who has a study hall and you wish to give him/her permission to experience junior/senior privilege during the first semester, please complete the appropriate form and return it to the Student Services Office (juniors) or the Upper School Office (seniors).
The project requires students to intentionally grapple with the kinds of situations and questions that they will confront during their education after Westminster and throughout their lives. Students work with their peers, under the supervision of teachers, to develop the capacity to think biblically about all of life.
As many of you have heard, we have made some changes to the Senior Integration Project this year. Students are still completing a final cultural analysis project for their Worldviews class. They are still doing research and writing a paper, and those working in groups are making a presentation. However, the project is now slightly smaller in scale, and the work is contained during Worldviews classes in order to make the end of the year more manageable for seniors.