Musicians Selected to Central District Music Festival

Five Whitinsville Christian High School musicians were recently selected to participate in the Central District Senior High Music Festival to be held January 16 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Two musicians were selected as violists for the Orchestra while the other three will participate as vocalists in the Chorus. All five musicians also received an All State recommendation, which is an opportunity to audition for the All State Music Festival held in March.

CDHS Musicians Nov 2015

Peter Pan Flies at WCS

Whitinsville Christian High School’s fall drama production was held on November 19th through the 21st, with a performance each evening. Students presented an adaptation of the popular J.M. Barrie play Peter Pan.

When Peter loses his shadow at the home of a family in England, an adventure ensues that includes taking Wendy, John, and Michael Darling to Neverland where Peter lives with the Lost Boys. In this magical place, the audience experienced the wonder of childhood through interactions with fairies, Native Americans, pirates (including the infamous Captain Hook), and mermaids.

Mary Dykstra, Drama Director and Middle School Principal, noted that “…it has been a joy to work on Peter Pan. It is fun, full of adventure and helps us remember the joys of childhood. As we worked on this production, we tapped into our own childhoods and let our imaginations lead the way.” The audience was definitely able to experience the creative aspect of childhood imaginations as students accomplished the very mission of Whitinsville Christian School.

Each scene retold a piece of the story as told in the works of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, with unique twists such as choreographed numbers by the Native Americans, pirates, and mermaids. The performances created amusement for the entire audience; from preschoolers desiring to be pirates and mermaids, to those who relived the tales of their youth through the stories of Peter Pan and his Lost Boys.

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Full Steam Ahead at WCMS

Whitinsville Christian Middle School (WCMS) students recently celebrated STEAM day, a time to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. Many STEM researchers and supporters are beginning to recognize the importance of the Arts in learning creative, out-of-the-box, problem solving skills. The STEAM day presenters at WCMS helped students develop a hands-on learning space to hone these abilities, which are key to forming innovation and collaboration aptitudes so critical in today’s learning and work environments. 

The areas presented included how pipettes are used in laboratories, suturing tissue, wound care, animal care, welding, television production, movie production, the internet of things, computer programming, coding, data collection, and satellite tracking of nautical vessels. STEAM day at WCMS was a highly valuable time for hands-on, real-life learning experiences.Steam Welding Good Final

Dr. Adam Meyer Hired as Advancement Director

Whitinsville Christian School is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Adam Meyer as its Director of Advancement. Adam will be responsible for advancement and alumni relations, and will provide additional leadership to the Rise Up and Build Capital Campaign. This Campaign is the largest that Whitinsville Christian has undertaken, a $17.9 million project for athletic and fine arts facilities on its 40 acre campus.

Dr. Meyer has over 12 years of development management experience in multiple non-profit sectors. He has implemented strategic campaign planning for and execution of multimillion dollar capital, operational, and endowment goals, and is experienced at establishing and managing successful major gift programs. Dr. Meyer also has an impressive academic background, having taught at the collegiate level for several years before entering the development field. Adam and his wife, Kim, who is also employed in the development field at WGBH Boston, reside in Upton, MA.Adam Meyer