Ski and Snowboard Nationals, Skating in Shanghai, Olympic Alumni, and More

Dear Families,

Spring is officially here, and winter term has passed the halfway mark. The days are getting longer, and graduation is right around the corner. How has this happened so quickly? Well, for one thing, our students are in the middle of some serious traveling. The skaters are currently in Shanghai, China, and the rest are continuing to chase their dreams in Quebec and Colorado for their most important events of the year. I’ll be at Nationals representing the Academy from April 6th to the 10th. Please stop by and visit our booth if you are planning on being there.


Speaking of dream-chasing, it was wonderful to watch Windells alumni Nick Goepper and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand win silver and bronze medals respectively in the Men’s Slopestyle Skiing event in the Olympics. It was a proud moment for Windells students and staff. I believe we have several young people on the same path.

To continue supporting these dreams, Windells Academy is now offering a great opportunity for our current and graduating students who are planning to return to Windells Academy for school next Fall, or for our Post-Grad Training Program. We are offering the Windells Ambassador Program during summer camp which runs from June 17-July 31st. Open only to Academy students who go through an application process, students will work with their respective coaches on the mountainand off-hill to inspire summer campers and model the Windells way! This is an added value to our academic and athletic training programs. The cost to attend all sessions is $2,225, plus the cost of lift tickets. It’s essentially five weeks of camp for the price of one. The caveat is that parents need to sign an agreement stating that their student will enroll for the Academy in the Fall, or for the Post-Grad Training Program. Parents must also make next year’s the enrollment deposit. The deadline to apply is April 25th.


The month of April will be busy after the students return from their trips. They will be completing their studies, taking state assessments, and for some, the SAT. Graduation is also right around the corner and the seniors are getting excited! Jostens was here to help students order their caps and gowns. Jostens has formal announcements which can also be ordered, as well as class rings and plenty of “senior swag”.

We are fortunate to have the ceremony and dinner at Timberline Lodge, which will be held at 5pm on April 25, 2018. The ceremony will be in the Raven’s Nest, and the dinner afterwards will be in the Mt. Hood Room. Windells will host dinner for your student and two adults. I’ll be emailing parents with specifics.

Thank you for letting me continue to serve your students. I care very much for each one of them!

Sincerely yours,

Ann Scott
Headmaster