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WCS Boat Project

WCS Boat Project

Windham Center School Boat Project 

Windham Center School is an upper elementary school (Grades 5 and 6) and we are located in Southern New Hampshire. Our vision is to instill a world-class education through the core values of empathy, equity and inclusion for our students so that they may ultimately become upstanding members of society. Our mission is realized through the delivery of opportunities that are designed to promote a love for learning, respectful relationships, grit, equity, diversity, and global citizenship. Together, we promote a culture and climate of academic excellence that is rooted in a simple theory that kindness matters at our school.

After hearing of the Rye Riptide Boat and speaking with Sheila Adams who highly recommended this project, the mini boat project proposal was presented to the Windham School District.  The project was well received and approved.  Our boat arrived a few days before school started.  We took the first couple of weeks to learn about the process of building, launching and tracking our mini boat.

As the first part of this process, we discussed boat naming traditions and the students each generated a name that represented either New Hampshire, our town of Windham or our school.  After the list was narrowed to five, 452 members of our school community voted and the name selected was The Wildcat Wave.

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