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Red Cross Tests New Online Babysitting Training with Westridge 6th Graders

We often hear that Westridge students are highly sought-after babysitters. For 22 members of the Class of 2027, that may be truer than ever as they just completed the first-ever, synchronous online American Red Cross babysitter certification program. The collaboration with the American Red Cross was made possible by our 6th grade parent grade-level representatives (GLRs), who were determined to find a meaningful and fun way for their students to connect while in remote learning this spring. 

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Andrea Kassar

The Westridge School Board of Trustees has appointed Andrea Kassar, current head of Upper School at The Nightingale-Bamford School in Manhattan, as the school’s next head of school. She will join Westridge in July 2022, succeeding Elizabeth J. McGregor upon her retirement. 

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Leadership Appointments: Director of Teaching & Learning and Director of Equity

Westridge is thrilled to announce the appointments of two, director-level administrators as part of the implementation of the 2020-2025 Westridge Strategic Plan. Ian Tatum will join us as director of equity, leading our school-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. James Evans will join us as director of teaching and learning.

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28 Days of Amplifying Global Voices with Orchestra Podcast

This Monday, April 12 at 7 pm, the first episode of the Chamber Orchestra’s new music history podcast will kick off a 28-day celebration of the underrepresented voices in music history. The podcast, entitled Crescendo: Amplifying Global Voices, will air at 7 pm every weeknight for 28 days on the new Westridge radio station KWST. Each student in the Chamber Orchestra created their own podcast episode that explores the musical contributions of underrepresented groups such as female composers and minority people, communities, and cultures.

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Speech and Debate Speaker

The Westridge Speech and Debate Team has now been competing in online tournaments for more than a year, and the team has met the challenge with great success! They have taken advantage of the opportunity to virtually compete in out-of-state tournaments they wouldn’t normally participate in and proved that they hold their own against competitors across the country.

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