The art and science of imagination

Upcoming Events

The following events are coming up at Water’s Edge School: May 30, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. 5th-8th grade class play, The Miracle Worker, Matthews Middle School, Island Lake Monday, June 1, Fees due Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m., Where Do the Children Play Screening at Water’s Edge.

Picture of The Week: Student Work

Below are images of just a few of the wonderful pieces the 2nd & 3rd graders have done of different “dwellings”.  The detail that some of the children went into with their work was terrific!  As always, click on the image to view it in a larger version.

On The Web: Box Tops Marketplace

Did You Know? Did you know that Water’s Edge School gets money from Box Tops 4 Education in more than one way?  As always, your box tops can be placed in the jar marked for them in the lobby (currently by the parent mailboxes), but you can also earn more for the school by signin

Happy Memorial Day from Water’s Edge School

(click image to view larger) Here is a collage of moments from our float in the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade this morning.  Parents, students, and faculty pooled together to decorate the float, get everything set up and hand out flyers along the parade route.  Many thanks to Kristen D

Quote of The Week

“There are not seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” Walt Streightiff

New to the WES Weblog – Commenting now available on all future posts!

Several people have asked to have commenting open on all posts. Previously we were limiting comments to only a few types of posts, but after bringing these requests to the faculty, they have agreed that commenting can be available on all our future posts! Thank you,  Faculty!! A few g

Upcoming Events

The following are the events upcoming at Water’s Edge School: May 22, Friday, Teacher In-Service, No school May 25, Monday, Memorial Day, no school - don’t forget to join us at the Memorial Day Parade! Lineup begins at 9am at the Wauconda High School.  The parade begins at

Picture of The Week: May Faire

(click image to view larger) Early Childhood Teacher Donna Brooks and Teacher’s Assistant Nicole Griffith perform the May Faire puppet show in the Sunflower Garden classroom. The beautiful story was featured twice during the event and was enjoyed by both children and parents ali

On The Web: Where Do The Children Play?

This week’s link is to Michigan Television’s site for their documentary, “Where Do The Children Play?”. This PBS documentary examines the importance of unstructured outdoor play and the growing concern that more and more children are growing up without it.  Wat

Weekend Update: May Faire Picture

(click to view larger) May Faire 2009 – Onlookers watch as the 4th & 5th grade students weave an intricate pattern with ribbons of the May Pole as they dance to music performed by the older students.  This was just one of the many fun events at the Water’s Edge School