Spring 2011

Friends of Wingra Quarterly eNewsletter

Alumni & Friends

Alexis Cuozzo

Where Are They Now?

Each spring, we get in touch with the students who graduated from Wingra four years back to find out how they’re doing, what they’re doing, and what their plans are for the future. Here’s what we learned. Plus, we heard what Vannis Smith has been up to! Read more.

Wingra School

Students Find Creative Ways to Support the Campaign

This spring it has been wonderful to witness the students at Wingra blooming with creative and exciting ways to support Wingra’s capital campaign and scholarship fund. Read more.

chart showing we've raised almost $60,000

Wings for Wingra Update

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has participated so far in the 2010–2011 Wings for Wingra Annual Fund. To date, we've received donations totaling $56,658! Read more.



School News

Closeup of plastic tiles

Community Answers “How Do I Help?” in Wingra School Art Project

“How do I help?” That’s the question that more than 1100 Madison-area children and adults have answered since November 2010 as part of a year-long Wingra School community art project. Read more.

Figures holding hands

Self-Study Survey

In early May, many of you received an email inviting you to take a survey. Your responses will help us identify our strengths and weaknesses and plan for the future of our school! Read more.

drawing of wingra with a duckWingra Reads

Each year, Wingra chooses two books that promote conversations about and understanding of progressive education through the reading of a shared text. Read more.

Student and teacher hammerAll-School Unit: Do It Ourselves

This year's All-School Unit was "Do It Ourselves." Teachers worked in teams focused on six specialities. Students did hands-on projects like sewing cloth napkins, building wooden tic-tac-toe boards, and writing their own musical scores. Read more.


Wayback Machine: "We Are" 1997 Graduation Poem

Graduation 2011 is on the horizon, so please enjoy this 1997 graduation poem, written by Rachel Potter, a senior class teacher. Read more.



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Upcoming Events

Fun Day, June 7

It's one of the most beloved of Wingra School traditions, with the highlight of the day being a toss-up between the dunk tank and the hillside water slide.

Graduation, June 9

Graduation in the Olin Park Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. Congratulations! We're so proud of our graduates!