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Welcome to the Bobcat Blog! A place where faculty and students share their experiences in learning and building a community.

Before COVID-19, school closures occurred & the good that came…

By Mindy J. Watson | June 5, 2020

In the mid-2000s, a few of my colleagues and I thought it would be prudent to consider and then develop a process for extended school closure. Now, you native Pacific North-Westerners know darn well that it doesn’t “really” snow in Seattle and its surrounding cities, but occasionally two feet will indeed drop and shut the […]

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Math Club – Lunch

By WA_Prep - Instructor | December 30, 2022

dedicated extra-curricular maths get-togethers that breathe new life into maths beyond the classroom. They come in all shapes and sizes and there is no one model that works for every school. However, they all focus on two things: having fun with maths and learning. Encourage a positive attitude towards mathematics. Stimulate mathematical curiosity. Promote cross-curricular […]

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Board Games Club

By WA_Prep - Instructor | December 30, 2022

Board games offer students the chance to have fun, while also learning how to be strategic. With everyone’s busy schedules, many students may not have many opportunities to play board games at home, this club is giving them time to discover the intriguing world of board games through an afterschool club.

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Speech and Debate Club

By WA_Prep - Instructor | December 30, 2022

A nationally recognized co-curricular program providing the opportunity to develop research, writing, speaking and performance skills by competing with students from all over the state and nation.

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Music Club

By WA_Prep - Instructor | December 30, 2022

Focuses on cultivation of musical talent. Students get to participate and are exposed to various musical activities throughout the academic years, develop and acquire rich array of musical skills. Bobcats Music Club is a precious part of the diverse life on campus, where the musical talent grows and where the leadership and inclusiveness get literally […]

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Robotics Club

By WA_Prep - Instructor | December 30, 2022

Introduces the world of robotics from a basic level to an advanced research level in a competitive environment. The Washington Preparatory students join the club to start applying course outcomes in the robotics field. The students practice using the recently released Robotics kits that help introduce them to and improve their skills in mechanical design, […]

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Creative Writing Club

By WA_Prep - Instructor | December 30, 2022

Authors who have supportive writing communities are more successful in their craft than those who attempt to go it alone. In this club, we create a creative writing community for Washington Preparatory, meant to lift and support the young authors of the school while exploring various styles and genres of writing. We spend some time […]

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Dear Community,

By Mindy J. Watson | October 9, 2022

Welcome to Washington Preparatory School (WAPrep), a 6th -12th-grade college preparatory school that emphasizes STEM, project learning, communication skills, and entrepreneurial thinking. WAPrep opened its doors in the fall of 2018, and the faculty are looking forward to beginning our fifth academic school year. Visitors often ask, “What are the differentiators that WaPrep offers that […]

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IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations

By Laura Granger | September 11, 2022

In our IB Mathematics Interpretations and Applications class, students are not only learning new math concepts, but they are also using these concepts to make instruments and to solve problems they would not have been able to otherwise. The following is a project one of my students completed by constructing and using a clinometer to […]

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Digital Photography students create parodies of real magazines!

By Rachel Mackenna | April 28, 2022

This semester WA Prep was excited to add Digital Photography to the arts course offerings. After practicing their composition and shooting skills they transitioned into using digital editing with Photopea. In their second editing project students used their new skills to create parodies of real magazines with their own images and concepts. After carefully studying the typefaces and […]

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2022 Summer Reading List

By WA_Prep - Instructor | March 1, 2022

2022 Summer Reading List

Rising 6th Graders Summer Reading 2022

Rising 7th Graders Summer Reading 2022

Rising 8th Graders Summer Reading 2022

Rising 9th Graders Summer Reading 2022

Rising 10th Graders Summer Reading 2022

Rising 11th Graders Summer Reading 2022

Rising 12th Graders Summer Reading 2022

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