July 2013 Newsletter
Miriam
Head of School Happenings
Wolcott has experienced so much growth and excitement this spring - it is hard to know where to start. Our incoming classes of freshmen and sophomores are a talented group. I cannot wait to see how they begin to shape Wolcott for themselves. We will get a glimpse of it in July when we offer a summer school program. Equally talented, and currently the greatest source of my excitement, is the Wolcott faculty. The range and depth of their expertise is impressive. Please read about featured faculty members here. Our James Tyree Community Resource Center hosted a number of well-received events over the past months, all consistent with its mission of sharing best practices with the community. We look forward to August 28th, the first official day of school. 
"I can't tell you how ecstatic we are that our son will be joining Wolcott School. I'm not sure which of us is the most excited. I am certain that this is the first time in years that he has been so proud and pleased about school. Thank you for creating a place where he can thrive and flourish. We look forward to joining the Wolcott community". 
   
   -Parent of an Incoming Freshman
Admissions Update 

Wolcott School welcomes its inaugural classes of freshmen and sophomores from all over Chicagoland. Some of our students will be coming from: Frances Xavier Warde School, Roosevelt Middle School, Hyde Park Day School, Lycee Francais de Chicago, Lake Forest Middle School, LaGrange Middle School, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, The Gow School, Saint Clement School, Alcott Elementary School, St. Sylvester School, Passages Charter School, Audubon School, UIC College Prep, Catherine Cook School, Lyons Township High School, Granger Middle School.
 
Wolcott School is still accepting applications for the
2013 - 2014 academic year based on class availability. 
Click here for our online application. If you are interested in scheduling a tour or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our Director of Admissions, Rachel Spiro at rspiro@wolcottschool.org
  

The James Tyree Community Resource Center at Wolcott School
Wolcott Students with Governor Shumlin
On June 10, 2013, The James Tyree Community Resource Center presented its inaugural program, hosting the Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin. The room was bustling with incoming Wolcott students as well as high school students and families from across Chicagoland. In an informal and forthcoming presentation, the Governor shared his journey to leadership and described his struggle with dyslexia. Following his comments, the Governor solicited questions from the audience. One student asked him why he chose to publicly discuss his dyslexia. He responded that it is an important story to tell and that he attributes his success to the skills and tenacity he developed to compensate for the challenges he faced. 

Founders' Celebration 
Pearl H. Rieger Scholarship
The Wolcott School Board of Trustees honored its Founding Donors with a celebration on Tuesday, April 30. Nearly 200 founding supporters and friends of Wolcott attended. As one guest commented, "The level of thoughtfulness and expertise evident throughout the school is wondrous". The evening featured a special dedication of the Pearl H. Rieger Scholarship Fund, honoring Pearl for her guidance, wisdom, and leadership. To date, Wolcott has raised over $1,000,000 in commitments to the Wolcott Scholarship Program, including the Pearl H. Rieger Scholarship Fund. Click here to view photos from this wonderful event. 
  
 
In This Issue
Head of School Happenings

Admissions Update

Wolcott Hosts Governor Shumlin

Founders' Celebration

Featured Faculty

Upcoming Events

Wolcott in the News

Contact Wolcott
 
Kenny Bae 
Physics
 
Henry E. Davis:
Math, Learning Strategies, School Psychologist
 
Brooke Doppelt: Learning Strategies
 
Sabrina Lee
Social Studies and Learning Strategies 
 
Ray Llanes
Math and Computer
Science

Claire Walter: English
 
Elaine Winer: Spanish
 
Upcoming Events
 
Faculty Development Workshops Begin
June 25

Summer School 
July 1

3rd Annual Golf Outing
July 17

Community Open House
July 23
5:30-7pm

Welcome to Wolcott Family Event
August 25

First Day of School
August 28
 
Click here for recent news coverage of Wolcott. Please help continue to spread the word! 
Thank you to all of our generous donors. Click here to view our donor list.
Contact Wolcott at:

524 N. Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, Il 60622
312.610.4900