The WLC Reporter
Thanksgiving at WLC
This was a remarkably successful endeavour. Students worked hard preparing the meal and all the student learning objectives were practiced in planning for this: responsible citizen, strong collaborator, self-directed learner, creative problem solver, and effective communicator.
WLC Takes Part in the "I Am College Bound/I Applied" Initiative
The Wilton-Lydneborough Cooperative graduating class of 2020 took part in the “I Am College Bound/I Applied” initiative, designed to increase the amount of New Hampshire high school seniors submitting college applications.
Twenty-one WLC seniors participated in this statewide initiative that encouraged students to apply to college on Wednesday, November 20th.
During the event, seniors had the opportunity to prepare and apply to all New Hampshire state colleges for free. High school counselor Mandy Kovaliv, along with admissions representatives from NHHEAF and various colleges/universities throughout the state were on hand to guide the students through the process. WLC students saved $1,750.00 in admission fees!
This campaign is open to all high school seniors at participating high schools, provides additional assistance and encouragement to students who may be the first in their family to attend college, low-income students, and others who may be unfamiliar with the college application process. Congratulations to our first student to apply, Natalie April!
Wilton-Lydneborough Cooperative is one of 49 public high schools across New Hampshire participating in the program during the month of November, which has been designated as College Application Month. Since 2014, over 4,850 New Hampshire high school seniors have submitted over 11,500 college applications through I Am College Bound/I Applied program.
“This is our first year taking part in this program and is an exciting opportunity to assist our students during the school day to learn more about college(s), how the application process works and what each college/university requires for admission” Mrs. Kovaliv said.The program is part of a nationwide initiative coordinated by ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning. In New Hampshire, the program is supported by the New Hampshire Department of Education, The NHHEAF Network Organizations, the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid
Below: All students who participated were entered into a drawing for a $500.00 scholarship.
We are proud to announce and would like to congratulate Kaitlin Loverme as the WLC winner!
WLC Shines at the 2019 NHDOT Bridge Competition
In addition to the NH DOT bridge competition, our 21 students on the field trip took a forty minute tour of the NHTI campus with one of their admissions staff - they had a bit of extra time and Admissions was kind enough to agree when we asked. We got a room by room look at their civic, mechanical, and architectural engineering labs from NHTI's Engineering Department chair, who had seen us at the contest and took WLC students in hand as they came through the building.
Middle School Math
The year has been flying by in the math department! As sixth grade students wrapped up their decimals unit, they had some fun with role play and concept construction. Students were tasked with a scenario in Ms. Blondin's classroom and were given two days to complete the real-world problem. Classes were told they were all officially employees of their favorite breakfast location, Dunkin’ Donuts. The good news was that they were allowed to eat all the donuts and muffins their hearts desired, however, the cash registers were broken and the store could not total the customers’ orders! As all Dunkin’ employees know, the show must go on. Students were given various orders of customers who were either stopping in for their usual morning coffee and breakfast sandwich, or those who were stopping by to pick up a Box O’Joe and 150 donuts for a business meeting. Students had to add, subtract, and multiply these decimal values to ensure they were charging the customers correctly, and continuing on with sales. This activity led to some incredible teamwork, silly role play, and even some interesting questions about taxing fast food. We are off to work at Starbucks, next!
In Mrs. Dailey's 7th grade math classes, students are learning how to use protractors by constructing triangles and quadrilaterals. They are preparing for an exciting Geometry project called Geometry City, where the students will each design their own neighborhoods, following certain rules developed by the "city manager"
8th grade math students are working on interior and exterior angles of triangles and finding missing angle measurements. They are also preparing for an interactive unit on Transformations.
High School Science
10th Grade Biology Students Take on Some Fun Projects!
Disease research project: Through this project students addressed the question, what is an outbreak? Students did a lab activity about the spread of a disease. They learned that the way in which a disease spreads through a population demands the careful collection and analysis of data. Students simulated the spread of an infectious disease and determined the original carrier of the disease by tracking patient zero.
In a quest to learn more about the disease causing microbes students learned about the structure of a typical bacteria and a virus and developed an understanding of what antibiotics and vaccines are. Students have picked an infectious disease and are now working on a detailed research project investigating an infectious disease to prepare a presentation that discusses what the microbes do to our bodies, how we treat disease and how social, economic and political factors affect our ability to deal with an outbreak.
Since we also wanted to highlight the benefits and economic uses of microbes, students learned about and read an article on the role of gut bacteria in human health. Students also did a lab on growing bacteria. They made yogurt to review some beneficial and necessary jobs that bacteria do in our bodies.
Running Start Basic Anatomy & Physiology students worked on building Skin Models to learn the structures and functions of the Integumentary system. They also investigated some homeostatic imbalances of the skin in their activity.
High School Robotics Team
Below is the team logo for high school robotics team designed by Brooklyn Furze.
Middle School Robotics Team
WLC's Middle School First Lego League Robotics Team attended their qualifier event on Saturday, November 16th. We did extremely well for our first event ever and the coaches are very proud of the students' performance, gracious professionalism, and impressed with how well they represented WLC. Although we are not moving on for future competitions, we are taking everything we learned from this first event and preparing how to improve for next year! The team will still meet on Wednesdays after school for the remainder of the year practicing coding and learning more advanced robot techniques as well as building upon our already strong teamwork skills.
Thanks to all the parents and WLC for their support in this program!
Kane's Corner - Tech Ed at WLC
For the past 3 weeks the 2D Art students have been tasked with a great challenge: comprehending and diving into the visual practice, and societal values, of Impressionistic art. Many of the students have met, and since overcome, frustrations requiring deep focus within the compositional space, color, and light of a photographic image (one that was taken within the local Hillsborough County area, and preferably of Wilton, NH). Students are learning how to simplify objects into unrefined shapes and loose mark-making, allowing many inexperienced young artists a focal point of visual study that is relatively accessible if the time and effort is presented. As we wrap up this project, our third and final unit will continue our studies of Western European art history by investigating how French Impressionism laid the groundwork for Post Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism. After a brief introduction of each style, students will select a stylistic movement of interest to research and study through the practice of oil painting!
Finally, let's not forget our brilliantly creative middle schoolers! As the end of quarter one brought two middle school art classes to some amazing final projects (6th and 7th grade), we have since began some interesting visual studies of the second quarter middle school students (6th and 8th grade). First quarter 6th graders ended on character studies of sock puppets, and 7th graders created and destroyed the same piece of art 3 times, leading students through challenges that brought them all out on top! Check out some of the process photos, they're incredible. Second quarter 6th graders have just begun investigating self portrait studies, and 8th graders are taking on the epically conceptual task of abstract art!
Don't forget! The WLC Library is open Mondays and Wednesdays After School!
Need help with homework? Have research to do for a class? Collaborating with a friend on a project? Need access to the internet?
The WLC Library is open to students on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm. If you have any questions or need more information, email Mrs. White at email@example.com.
Check out the WLC Webstore for your Warrior Gear!
Reminder! All High School Students Need to Pay Class Dues
Sophmore class: $45 if paid before Dec 20. $50 after Dec. 20. (Class advisors are Erin Lhotsky and Stephanie Erickson
Junior class: $40 (Class advisors are Laura Bujak and Linda Draper)
Senior class: $50 (Class advisor is Zach Provost)
The WLC Co-Op Connection Meeting
Monday, Dec. 16th, 6pm
57 School Road
The WLC Co-Op Connection is a parent and community organization that meets on a monthly basis. We sponsor student and school activities and provide support to the staff and school.
Please join us on the 3rd Monday of each month in the WLC Library at 6:00 PM.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVPs are enabled for this event.