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2021

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  • April

    Debate Tournament Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to our students listed below on their impressive results from their last local debate tournament of the year. The students debated from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM! Way to go Weiss Wolverines! 
     
    Oral Interpretation
    2nd Place: Vasare M.
    3rd Place: Ankith S.
     
    Lincoln Douglas
    1st Place: Bianca B.
     
    Public Forum
    1st Place: The team of Finley S. and Aria K.
    2nd Place: The team of James D. and Julian L.
    3rd Place: The team of Colin Q. and Ekansh P.
     
    Congress (All competed in Varsity)
    1st Place:  Paul K.
    2nd Place: Michael M.
    3rd Place: Andrew Z.
    4th Place: Anthony Z.

    Please also help us congratulate Ms. Shawna Christenson on being featured in the Rostrum  - April/May 2021 edition. Please click below to read Ms. Christenson's article: https://issuu.com/speechanddebate/docs/2021_april_may_rostrum_web/48

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  • Teacher Appreciation Wellness Treats

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th - We Can't Wait to Celebrate!
     
    MONDAY: Dr. Ferguson is treating teachers to a surprise breakfast cart
    TUESDAY: 3rd-5th grade families are providing a boxed breakfast from Panera 
    WEDNESDAY: Early Childhood families are providing a snack from Raw Juce
    THURSDAY: 6th-8th grade families are providing a boxed lunch from Publix
    FRIDAY: K-2nd grade families are providing wellness grooming kits
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  • The Weiss School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    The National Junior Honor Society chapter of THE WEISS SCHOOL is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each Spring.
     
    Students in grades 6th  thru 8th  are eligible for membership.  For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Each Spring those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.  
     
    To evaluate a candidate’s character, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership. Any solicited faculty input and all Candidate Forms are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.
     
    Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.
     
    If you meet this criterion and wish to be considered for the Weiss School NJHS please complete the editable Candidate Information Form and return to Mrs. Eissey or Mrs. Evans by May 12, 2021.
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  • We Just Received an Anonymous Matching Gift of $10,000

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Thank You to All Who Have Given This Week - 2 Days Left to Give!
    Deadline to Reach Goal: Tomorrow - Friday, April 30th

    We are so grateful for a Weiss School family, who is requesting to be anonymous, for gifting us with another $10,000 matching donation to help us reach our goal! This is a brand new matching gift that was received today - and we still have two more days to go to reach our goal! This is an incredible opportunity to DOUBLE your contribution. We thank you for your efforts to give regularly and generously to The Weiss School!

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  • State Science and Engineering Fair Grand Awards Ceremony

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    66th VIRTUAL State Science and Engineering Fair Grand Awards Ceremony

    Wednesday, April 7th
    6:30 PM
     
    Steps to view the 66th Virtual SSEF:
    ·  Click the "Subscribe" Button
    ·  The award ceremony will premiere on Wednesday at 6:30pm
    ·  Get an alert from your subscription or return tonight to the YouTube link to view the award ceremony live
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  • 2021 Extraordinary Educator Nomination

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Attention Students and Parents: The Economic Council of Palm Beach County is seeking nominations for Palm Beach County educators who have gone above and beyond during the Pandemic to make sure their students have the resources and personal attention they need to learn and succeed! We want to hear from you!
     
    ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4/25/2021

    Please submit your nomination today by sharing why you believe your educator is extra amazing. Twenty five educators will receive $500. This contest is open to ALL school-based employees.
     
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  • Congratulations Senora Jessica Burns

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    We are so honored to inform our Weiss School family that Senora Jessica Burns has been selected as the AATSP Teacher of the Year (Elementary Level) for 2021! 
     
    The mission of the AATSP is to promote the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, literatures, and cultures at all levels of education. AATSP stated "that hard work and dedication to Spanish and Portuguese language learners will ensure a future of generations with the language skills and intercultural competence necessary to be successful citizens in tomorrow's global society!
     
    We could not agree more! We are so lucky to have educators like Senora Burns on our campus who enrich the lives of our students on a daily basis. Thank you Senora Burns for your hard work and dedication to teaching our Weiss School Wolverines!
     
    The AATSP Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards are given to teachers of Spanish or Portuguese representing the following four categories; a $500 honorarium accompanies each of the awards:
    A. Elementary Level: Grades K-8  - Senora Jessica Burns!!!!!
    B. Secondary Level 9-12 
    C. Two-year college level 
    D. College or University level

    The FAU Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature recognized Senora Jessica Burns in their Alumni Spotlight section, please check out the article: https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/alumni-spotlight/.

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  • Congratulations Shawna Christenson - 2021 Dwyer Award Finalist

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    This afternoon, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation announced the twenty-eight finalists for the 37th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education. The William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education is an annual program of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation, recognizing outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County. The program seeks to increase awareness of the exemplary teaching in our community, while supporting educators and schools with financial awards and encouraging residents to promote high standards of excellence in education.
     
    Awards are given in seven categories: Grow Up Great:  Early Learning Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Senior High Education, Student Advancement & Career Education, Special Programs, and STEM Education. Applicants are judged on their classroom accomplishments, personal education philosophy, leadership and outside of the classroom school-related or community-based activities.  Our judges – nearly 100 business leaders from Palm Beach County evaluate each application in a multi-round judging process and are tasked with the difficult mission to narrow down the applications to only 28 finalists, to ultimately seven winners – one in each category.

    We are so excited to announce that Ms. Shawna Christenson is a middle school teacher finalist! Congratulations Ms. Christenson - we are proud of you!

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  • Congratulations Weiss Wolverines

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    Congratulations to the following Weiss School Wolverines who competed and placed in last night's debate tournament:
     
    Declamation:
    3rd Place: S. Srb
     
    Oral Interpretation:
    5th Place: R. Schwarzberg
    3rd Place: A. Sureddi
     
    Public Forum:
    6th Place: The team of A. Kaul and F. Strauss
    5th Place: The team of A. Patterson and D. Schwarzberg
    3rd Place: The team of J. Delano and J. Lupyan
    2nd Place: The team of A. Blatt and B. Kimler
    1st Place: The team of E. Shuter and M. Bryan
     
    JV Congress:
    4th Place: Tie between L. Strauss and L. Ziemerink
    3rd Place: S. Gollarza
    2nd Place:  Tie between D. Portas-Levy and A. Joseph
     
    Varsity Congress:
    4th Place: Andrew Z.
    2nd Place: Tie between Anthony Z. and P. Kiesling
    1st Place: M. Mikati
     
    Also, thank you to Ms. Christenson for all her hard work preparing our students!
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  • March

    Attention 2nd Grade Families - Save the Date

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    The Intermediate Core Teachers will conduct a bridge to 3rd grade via Zoom on Thursday, April 8th at 7:00 P.M.  If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Susan Lemieux at slemieux@weissschool.org.
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  • Yearbook Photos Needed

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    We still need yearbook photos from you!
    Please submit photos directly to the link below:
    There are many different categories - please help our yearbook class fill the pages!
    Questions: Please contact Ms. McHale at cmchale@weissschool.org.
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  • February

    4th Quarter Club Offerings - Register on Monday, March 1st

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    4th Quarter Club Offerings:
     
    Registration for Existing Families:
     
    Registration for New Families:
     
    *SPACE IS LIMITED - Clubs will be scheduled on a first come basis.
     
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  • Dress Down in St. Patrick's Day Colors - Friday, March 12th

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Friday, March 12th
     
    Since our Annual Field Day event has been canceled this year due to Covid-19, Weiss Wolverines are invited to dress down on Friday, March 12th in St. Patrick's Day colors/outfits. Dress code applies.
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  • Fall Picture Make-Up Day for Absent & New Students

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    If you are a new student or were absent on Fall Picture Day, please meet Ms. Carole McHale and our yearbook class on Monday, March 1st from 11:40 a.m. -12:30 p.m. outside the cafeteria doors. We want to make sure to capture all student photos for our 2020-2021 yearbook and for our myWeiss portal.
     
    Please RSVP by emailing Ms. McHale at cmchale@weissschool.org
    with your child's name and grade level if they are participating on Monday!
     
    Picture Day Dress Code
    Early Childhood: Khaki bottoms with a cobalt blue Weiss School polo shirt
    K-8: Field Trip Attire
    • Khaki pants or skirt, light blue oxford shirt, navy blue tie (boys) or cross tie (girls), white, navy blue or black socks and navy blue, black or brown leather shoes or loafers
    • As an alternate to the tie, students may wear the navy blue sweater vest with Weiss School logo
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  • February Debate Tournament Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the Weiss Wolverines listed below for their February Debate Tournament results:
     
    Declamation: 
    5th: Deanie V.
    6th: Ankith S.
     
    Varsity Congress:
    1st: Paul K.
    4th: Anthony Z.
    5th: Michael M.
    6th: Andrew Z.
     
    Novice Congress:
    2nd: Mili M.
    2nd: Landon S.
    2nd: Arnav J.
    3rd: Santiago G.
    3rd: Daniel L.
     
    Public Forum:
    1st: The team of B. Kimler/A. Blatt
    2nd: The team of C. Quinn/E. Puri
    3rd: The team of A. Kaul/F. Strauss
    4th: The team of J. Delano/J. Lupyan
    6th:  The team of E. Shuter/M. Bryan
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  • Perennial Math Tournament Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the following two Weiss School teams on their successful participation in the Florida Perennial Math Tournament which was held on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
     
    5th Grade Team: Meena A., Andrew A., Gabriel M., Matthew T., and Zack Z.
    (Most of our 5th graders were first time participants and they all showed great enthusiasm and worked so well as a team!)
     
    8th Grade Team: Rebecca S., Claire N., Luke B., Anthony Z., and Andrew Z.
    (1st Place Winners in the 8th Grade team competition!)
     
    Extra congratulations to the following individual winners:
    Luke B. - 2nd place (7th grade)
    Andrew Z. - Tied for 1st place (8th grade)
    Anthony Z. - Tied for 1st place (8th grade)
    Rebecca S. - Tied for 2nd place (8th grade)
     
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  • Terra Nova Testing - March 8th - 10th

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    The Terra Nova test will be administered to on-campus students only. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 8th - Wednesday, March 10th. Virtual students not testing will be given activities to work on while students are testing. If you have any further testing questions, please contact Mrs. Susan Evans at sevans@weissschool.org.
     
    The sites below offers information and free practice for TerraNova testing: 
     
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  • 2021 ArtiGras Youth Art Winners

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Once again, our Weiss School Wolverines have made us proud! The students did very well in the 2021 ArtiGras Youth Art competition "The Love of Art." Out of hundreds of entries, we had four kids place and one honorable mention. Way to go artists - hard work pays off!

    1st Place - Aidan Holcroft - 3rd Grade
    2nd Place - Madison Tripp - 5th Grade
    2nd Place - Natalie Dufflocq - 6th Grade
    3rd Place - Julian Lupyan - 8th Grade
    Honorable Mention - Alex Timperman - 7th Grade


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  • Dress Down in Valentine's Day Colors

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Weiss Wolverines are invited to dress down on Thursday, February 11th for Valentine's Day and wear their favorite Valentine's colors. Dress code applies.
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  • 2021 Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to all of our Weiss School Wolverines who participated in the 2021 Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair - 24 of our 32 students have either placed (1st-4th) and/or earned special awards in the Regional Fair. We are pleased to report that our students really stood out again this year. 
     
    Top Schools - Awards/Finishes
       The Weiss School - 24
       Omni​ Middle School - 11
       American Heritage - 8
       Bak Middle School of the Arts - 7
       Logger's Run Middle - 7
     
    The live awards ceremony will occur next Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 PM on YouTube.  As in the past years, it is only then that students learn exactly how they finished, and if they are advancing to the State Science and Engineering Fair. 

    YouTube Zoom link: https://youtu.be/iAi6M1JpEZc (The chat is moderated and the entire presentation is just under an hour.)
     
    Wolverines that placed/receiving special awards:
    Bianca Bernhard,  Kersh Besherat,  
    Charlotte Eskildsen, Kylar Fortney,  
    Sophia Jaen,  Benjamin Kessler, 
    Paul Kiesling,  Daniel Portas-Levy,  
    Vasare Meister, Claire Natanek,  
    Ava Patterson,  Ekansh Puri, 
    Benjamin Purvis,  Colin Quinn,  
    Liam Schnur, Deanna Schwarzberg,  
    Asher Shaya,  Ella Shuter, 
    Landon Strauss,  Ankith Sureddi,  
    Alex Timperman, Deanie Vaitsos,  
    Andrew Zhang,  Anthony Zhang
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  • January

    Congratulations to the Top 10 Champions

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the 2020 Top 10 Winter Virtual Champions! Go Wolverines!
     
    3rd Grade: Lori Black
    5th Grade: Sarah Black & Zack Zhang
    7th Grade: Luke Black
    8th Grade: Anthony Zhang, Andrew Zhang, Rebecca Schwarzberg, and Claire Natanek
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  • A Huge Congratulations to Senora Jessica Burns

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    A huge congratulations to Senora Jessica Burns for being accepted to present her proposal titled “Engaging Diverse Teachers and Students for a Diverse World” at the 2021 AATPS Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. We are always proud of her hard work and dedication, and we are very excited that she will be representing The Weiss School to other educators in July. Way to go Senora Burns!

    "The Annual Conference provides a forum for educators from the United States and abroad. The conference includes over 300 events during 3 ½ days of discussions, workshops, sessions, exhibits, speeches, excursions, and awards that reflect trends, interests, and the needs of language educators of Spanish and Portuguese.” Read more about the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese at https://www.aatsp.org/page/2021Conference.
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  • Congratulations - Local Chapter Winners of the VFW Patriots Pen Contest

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the local chapter winners of the VFW Patriots Pen contest. The 2020-21 theme was: What is Patriotism to Me? The Weiss School students below will each earn certificates and cash awards!
    Patriot Pen Winners:

    1st Place: E. Shuter - $200.00 award
    2nd Place: M. Mohanty - $150.00 award
    3rd Place: D. Schwarzberg - $100.00 award

    "Each year more than 165,400 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme."
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  • Aidan Holcroft - 3rd Grade

    Congratulations - Students Competing in the ArtiGras Youth Art Competition

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Please join us in congratulating the following Weiss School students on their artwork being chosen to compete in the ArtiGras Youth Art Competition this year! Way to go Weiss Wolverines!

    8th Grade: J. Lupyan
    7th Grade: A. Timperman
    6th Grade: N. Dufflocq
    5th Grade: M. Tripp
    4th Grade: J. Cebollero
    3rd Grade: A. Holcroft
    2nd Grade: K. Sortie
    1st Grade: W. Thornsbury
    Kindergarten: S. Ali-Martin
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  • Quarter 2 - Virtual Honor Roll Celebration

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    WHO: 3rd - 8th Grade Wolverines
    WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    TIME OF EVENT: 6:00 PM
     
    If you have any Honor Roll questions, please email Mrs. Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org. 
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  • Holiday Break Safety Protocols

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    We are very grateful for all who have committed to healthy and respectful practices! Considering the increased number of risk indicators throughout the USA, we are asking for every member of our school community to be vigilant in adhering to our established protocol. Note that these responses have been revised in accordance with updated Florida Department of Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines.
     
    Please review these scenarios for the 12/19/20-1/3/21 winter vacation and respond in the manner designated:
     
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  • PSAT 8/9 Testing at The Weiss School for Middle School Students

    Mrs. Susan Evans
    Thursday, January 28th
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
     
    The PSAT 8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school. The same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 are presented in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT.
     
     
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  • Third Quarter Reminders

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Third Quarter Club Offerings & Registration
    Club Offerings: 3rd Quarter Club Offerings .pdf
    Link for Existing Accounts: Existing Accounts
    Link for New Families: New Families
     
    Third Quarter Lunch - January 11th - March 12th
    Please email your third quarter lunch form to Ms. Kelly Varty at kvarty@weissschool.org by January 7th.
    Click Here to Download Form: 3rd Q Lunch Form 2021.pdf
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The Weiss School is a co-ed private school that serves gifted students in PreK-3 through 8th grade in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Weiss School education prepares students to think analytically and creatively, act socially responsible, live vigorously, and create imaginatively in a warm and supportive educational environment.