Once again another week/month has come to a close, and we are now preparing for the final three weeks of school. With that dose of reality, I hope that you have had a chance to read through this week’s Wellness Wednesday (especially the excellent breathing video ?).
While our recognition of Mindful May https://www.mindfulinmay.org/the-blog/ is coming to a close, we hope that you will continue to explore strategies in order to maintain your ability to stay present and embrace, then manage intense emotions when they arise.
Although it would be wonderful to only remain in the present moment, there are things that we need to plan in order to create a smooth transition to life after UWCEA. As we celebrate our Moshi graduates this weekend, we are excited about the future they are stepping into, but know that there was a lot of work that went into making plans a reality. I can’t stress the importance of using the long holiday to explore interests, careers, and institutions of higher learning that may provide the optimal experience for our current students. Many D1 students have created their Post-Secondary Plans via Google Slides where they explored their career and college options. M5 students have been participating in virtual presentations and taking assessment on Maia Learning in order to learn more about careers that they may pursue.
This week we enjoyed a wonderful presentation by three UWC Davis Scholar Institutions: https://www.davisuwcscholars.org/partners Brown University; University of Pennsylvania; and Yale University. Prior to meeting with students, the three experienced admissions specialists met with teachers to discuss the application process at highly selective US institutions and writing effective letters of recommendation. These sessions were very personal and informative, which provided insight into the holistic review in the college application process that requires a very systemic approach for potential candidates. Although we will not have as many presentations over the last weeks of school, there are still tremendous opportunities coming this weekend and in the weeks ahead.