The Western Hemisphere

While the World Stops, the Animals Keep on Moving

A few of Jack's 15 cows cool off in a creek.  These may or may not include his cows named Edie Windsor, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Joe Biden.
COVID-19 has already complicated the delicate human-animal balance of one small farm
May 29, 2020

While the coronavirus-induced quarantine has closed schools across the country, including our very own Western Albemarle, students have been attempting to balance the freedom and restrictions of staying...

Local Health Department Addresses COVID-19

Local Health Department Addresses COVID-19
The mechanics of contact-tracing during the pandemic
May 21, 2020

Since COVID-19 reached Charlottesville, the Thomas Jefferson Health District of the Virginia Department of Health has been following procedure and tracking cases in the area. The Thomas Jefferson Health...

Food for Thought: Student Blogs Promote Healthier Eating During the Quarantine

Megan Futty’s food blog lists her healthy recipes with more detail. Her first blog post is a recipe for chocolate chip banana bread. Here is the link to her blog page:
May 18, 2020

Worried about developing unhealthy eating habits during the quarantine?  Here are two food accounts to keep you healthy and fit, created by WAHS students Megan Futty and Katie Carter. Their recipes are...

Top 5 Engaging Books To Read During Social-Distancing

Reading may be your last resort, but it is a great way to pass time!
May 7, 2020

Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens This mystery novel follows Kya, an outcast in her society, as she grows up. This shocking coming of age novel is intertwined with a murder mystery that keeps...

Jason Lee Appointed as Principal of WAHS

Photo courtesy of Jason Lee.
May 7, 2020

Jason Lee will begin his appointment as the new principal of Western Albemarle High School starting  July 1. Lee began his career as a special education teacher and girls basketball coach at Cumberland...

How Will Covid-19 Affect Student Athletes Next Fall?

Colby Wren (l) and Sam Vigilante (r) in a game against CHS in May, 2019.
Senior commits await word
May 7, 2020

The sports world has been drastically affected by the COVID-19 virus. The 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed, sport leagues, such as the NBA, have had to postpone games, including playoff matchups, and...

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork
Apps and websites to ease your online learning process
May 7, 2020

It might seem that we are alone during quarantine, and while we are physically, we are all going through similar problems with online learning. When students are in an in-person learning environment, they...

What Students Are Doing During Quarantine

During quarantine, Beth Bryerton has made four crochet tops.
April 29, 2020

Western is filled with creative thinkers and doers, but just taking one small friend group, it is easy to see their imaginations at work. From building a garden to learning how to crochet, students are...

UVA Hospital Prepares for Coronavirus Spread

Essential employees of all kinds are risking their safety everyday at work.
April 25, 2020

As numbers of coronavirus cases have grown across the nation, hospitals have taken different measures to accommodate for use of supplies and space, as well as the safety of patients and employees.  Although...

Corona Virus Forces Schools to Close

Corona Virus Forces Schools to Close
March 13, 2020

Governor Ralph Northam has ordered all public schools in Virginia to be closed for a minimum of two weeks in response to the recent and rapidly developing spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus....

WAHS College Commits

WAHS College Commits
March 11, 2020

Lilly Argenbright, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Rowing “I chose UNC because I felt at home when I stepped on campus. I loved the people and the historical feel of the campus. Also I...

Wrestling Team Hosts Dance at the Lodge

The Lodge at Old Trail first opened its doors to residents in April of 2012.
WAHS Wrestling gives back to the elderly community
March 11, 2020

A night of chicken tenders, swing dancing, and live music by the Jim How Jazz Ensemble commenced January 28th at the Lodge at Old Trail. Varsity Wrestling Coach and ESA Director Adam Mulcahy led a conga...

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