|Watkinson School Recognized by State of Connecticut|
Watkinson School is proud to announce that the Academy, Watkinson’s post-graduate program, was honored with an official congratulatory citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly last week.
|Natty P. '17 Recognized by Brandeis University|
Watkinson School is proud to announce Nathaniel P. (’17) of West Hartford is one of 200 delegates chosen worldwide to attend the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine held at Brandeis University.
|The Academy Students Complete Final Projects and Week of Service|
This week, Watkinson’s post graduate students presented their Academy Projects to the community. This project is one of the independent capstone components of the Academy, Watkinson’s School transition to college Post-Graduate Program. For this project, students were able to choose to either present an independent project or research of their own design, or use their internship experience as the basis of their work. This project asked that they demonstrate a level of mastery and an understanding of their subject but also their own learning process through an in depth reflection process. These final presentations coincide with the final event in the service component of the Academy; returning for the fourth time this year to the Chrysalis Center in Hartford, CT for a week of daily service work.
|ASD and Watkinson ASL Students Celebrate Partnership with a Fun Game Night!|
In early May, 17 members of Watkinson’s American Sign Language (ASL) classes visited American School of the Deaf (ASD) where they were partnered with a hearing impaired or deaf student for the day. Over the course of their visit, they were given a tour of ASD’s new state-of-the-art school designed for a deaf community, sat in on classes, ate lunch and were tasked to develop a “secret” handshake with their student partners. As a way to maintain these new friendships, the ASD students were invited to visit Watkinson’s campus on May 23, for a fun filled afternoon of games and snacks, hosted by students in ASL 1-4. The afternoon began with a group game which would get the students signing with each other, followed by volleyball and basketball in the gym, ending with card & board games and snacks in the dining hall. The visit to ASD has been an annual trip for several years and when asked, both Watkinson and ASD students unanimously agreed that this game night should become an annual event as well.