From STEM teacher and Animal Science Concentration Coordinator Katie Hergenreder
Wintermission has always been one of my favorite weeks of the school year, and it is such a pleasure to work with Assistant Dean of Residential Life Josie Ross and Experiential Learning & Student Life Coordinator Beth O’Quinn this year to oversee its offerings! Guided by our WinterMISSION statement, faculty will offer fresh courses, as well as some well-loved classics, allowing students to dive into passion projects, hands-on learning, and service to their community. In addition, there will be wellness and recess activities each day to stretch the mind and body. Juniors, seniors, and concentration students have the chance to apply to internships at local organizations such as the Equine Medical Center, Mobile Hope, and more!
This year, students can learn to fly a drone with Mr. Northrup, explore dance and choreography with Ms. Simmons, and practice environmentally conscious gardening and pun-writing in Dr. Sweeney’s class “Cacti Don’t Succulent.” Wintermission (January 31-February 4) is a required part of Foxcroft’s curriculum, and as we plan the week, I find myself truly jealous of some of these incredible opportunities. Who knows — during the week you might find me in the Art Room with Ms. Washam creating cardboard head sculptures!
Students should watch their email for a sign-up form to request their first-choice Wintermission classes (see the catalog of offerings) coming soon.
An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.