Transition Week for 8th Graders
8th Grade Students, Parents and Guardians Are Invited
Learn About Westmark's Vibrant Upper School Programs During Both Parent and Student-Oriented Events
Shadow Days provide an opportunity for rising 9th grade students to be paired with an Upper School 'buddy' and experience an Upper School morning schedule with a bird's-eye view of Upper School Student Life, both in and out of the classroom.
** We will schedule 8th grade students for a Shadow Day during this week.
You will be notified shortly of your student's scheduled Shadow Day **
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15|
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.Upper School Preview for 8th Grade
Students, Parents and Guardians
Learn about our Upper School Curriculum, Programs, Student Life and College Counseling
*a light breakfast will be served*
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Table Talk - Upper School Student Life
A lunch and "talking tables" session designed for rising 9th graders to learn directly from current Upper School students about the signature programs and unique experiences at Westmark Upper School.
Includes: Eye-to-Eye/WestLAB/Performing Arts/
Civic Service/Athletics/Internships/Navigating Social Life/
Diversity & Affinity Groups/Middle School vs. Upper School/
Student Council/Upper School Trips/Extracurricular Involvement
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
X-Period for Rising 9th graders
9th graders will take part in Upper School X-Period. X-Periods are student-led and interest-based electives.
Each semester, Upper School students work with Upper School faculty to create and develop weekly elective programs
based on collective interests and expertise.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Transition Week Wrapup
8th Grade Student Debrief and Q&A