BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL WINS DIVISION TITLE! 
NEWS FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

This school year has been a true celebration of the Wolcott Way for our students, alumni, and faculty.  From incoming freshmen to graduates in college, our community is showing what can be achieved by leveraging strengths and pursuing dreams. Here are a few of Wolcott's most recent achievements: 
  • 100% college acceptance for the class of 2018. All students have been admitted to multiple colleges of their choice; 
  • The Bionic Wolves, our Robots team, earned a first place Chicago League Championship Connect Award from First Robotics and will present by invitation at the national conference in Detroit;
  • Our Varsity Boys Basketball Team won the Lake Shore Athletic League Conference Championship;
  • Wolcott athletes have competed in the State Cross Country Meet and have been recognized as All-Conference athletes. Our graduates are currently competing in gymnastics and lacrosse at the collegiate level;
  • Our Poetry Squad is excelling in their creative pursuits and preparing for city-wide Louder Than a Bomb poetry bouts ;
  • Our Neuroscience Club has been studying with a professor from  UIC's neuroscience lab , both at Wolcott and in the UIC neuroscience classroom;
  • At the Winter Showcase, Art and Media students created a museum-worthy exhibit and Instrumental Music, Vocal Ensemble, and Theatre students displayed their talents, featuring works of Shakespeare and music from multiple genres and original arrangements.
Wolcott faculty members continue to push the boundaries of excellence in teaching and learning, sharing their talents and perspectives both locally and at national conferences. This spring, we are excited to co-host  our first annual conference on Social Emotional Learning  with Northwestern University to promote integration of SEL into every classroom, every day. Our faculty will be actively involved in sharing best practices along with many other experts in the field. 

Finally, I invite everyone to visit our new spectacular Arts & Athletics Center and see Wolcott in action. 2017 - 2018 has been a year of great growth and success for our community, and there is so much more to come.
COLLEGE CORNER
Our college counseling curriculum begins in 9th
grade   a nd f ollows our graduates to college. Whether we are walking with students across college campuses, introducing them to college representatives, or familiarizing them with the college admissions process, our goal  is to guide th em on their  journe to find the right college match and fit.
Thank you to the University of Chicago for inviting our entire student body to tour their campus, meet admission staff, and learn about the new Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success college application. We look forward to this spring event and will prepare each grade to enjoy the visit with a different set of relevant priorities.
 
UPCOMING PROGRAMS

On March 20 at 7pm, we will be hosting Behind the Curtain of College Admissions: Details, Data, and Decisions. Our three presenters, John Boeckenstedt from DePaul University, Jim Nondorf from University of Chicago, and Andre Phillips from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are nationally known  i n the college admissions  world . This program is free and open to the public.
 
On May 9th we will celebrate our seniors with a College Signing Day, followed by a college transition program for senior parents, led by Dr. Ashley Knight, Dean of Students at DePaul University.

5TH ANNUAL CAREER WEEK

"I always look forward to career week. I love visiting different companies around the city and meeting many professionals here at school. Every year, I gain a better understanding of what I want to do and what I might not want to do." During Career Week, our students had an opportunity to meet a range of professionals and gain an insider's view into different  career  paths. Students also devoted time to gaining practical knowledge about entering the work force, such as resume writing, interviewing skills, and job searches.  Career Week is a fundamental part of our curriculum and a critic al step in preparing our students for success. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MANY PARTNERS -  ICNC,  1871,  Dyson,  Google,  Greenheart Travel,  Groupon, HBK Engineering,  Lincoln Park Conservatory,  Lincoln Park Zoo,  LinkedIn,  M1 Interactive,     mHUB ,   PACTT Learning Center,  PAWS,  Periscope Post & Audio,  Rowboat Creative,  School of Rock,  Wendella Boats,  Wheeler Kearns,  Wolverine Trading & CBOE, YELP
FROM THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Informational Coffee for 
Prospective Parents
Wed, March 15 & Tues, April 17 from 9-10:30AM
Includes a tour of the school during class hours.
RSVP  to reserve your spot

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS  for  the 2018-19 academic year  for  students entering grade 9.  Limited spots available for transfer students  into   grades 10 & 11.
To schedule a tour or learn more,  contact  Rachel Spiro, Director of Admissions,  at   rspiro@wolcottschool.org
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE UPDATE

SAVE THE DATE

May 4, 2018
Wolcott's Arts & Athletics Center

All proceeds benefit tuition assistance

UPCOMING EVENTS
April 14
Wolcott's Inaugural 5K Walk/Run: a morning walk/run followed by brunch outside our new Arts & Athletics Center
May 4
Wolcott's Inaugural Spring Fundraiser, A STELLAR EVENING, CELEBRATING SCHOLARSHIP:  cocktails , dinner, and live auction at our new Arts & Athletics Center
May 31
Graduation, Class of 2018; ceremony and reception at our new Arts & Athletics Center followed by a reception at our main campus
late  June
Wolcott's Eighth Annual Golf Outing and Amazing Raffle, location TBA

ANNUAL FUND UPDATE
100% Board 
100% Faculty
   94%  Families
Thanks to all who have contributed! 
Our Family and Community drive is still in progress. Exciting matching gift opportunity available -- GIVE TODAY AND YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED!


For more information or to make a donation, please contact Kelly Ramos at 
FROM THE TYREE INSTITUTE
UPCOMING PROGRAMS
 
March 2nd 
9-10:30am
Memory's Role in Learning Mathematics
Learn More & RSVP Here

March 20th
7-8:30pm
Behind the Curtain: Details, Data, and Decisions
Learn More & RSVP Here

April 25th
7pm
High Risk Behavior: Insight Into The Teenage Brain
Learn More & RSVP Here

April 27th
8:30am-3pm
2018 Annual Conference on Social Emotional Learning 
Learn More & RSVP Here








OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
at   1 845 W. Grand Ave
Click here to learn more about services offered, including:
Psycho-Educational Testing
College Counseling
Contact  Linda Jamrozy for more information

The Tyree Institute provides outreach programming on adolescent development, educational practices, and learning differences.