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Into the Blue activity allows 9th grade students to connect to Wa-Hi (Photo) - 05/25/23

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla High School is excited to announce Into the Blue – Service, Fun & Connection is coming to Wa-Hi September 11-14. Into the Blue is a spin-off of the wildly popular Big Blue Weekend event from years past. This free event is for all freshmen and focuses on helping students transition to high school in a fun and supportive environment. Students will spend two days and one night at Camp Wooten following a kick-off celebration at Walla Walla High School. Activities at Camp Wooten will help build belonging, strengthen the school community and engage students in school from the beginning of the year.

“This experience aligns beautifully with our District’s new Strategic Plan, Vision 2030,” says Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “During our listening sessions we heard from students and parents how important it is to support students as they transition to high school and this event will help foster relationships and connection between students and with staff.”  

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. There is a specific need for a photographer/videographer and people with specialized outdoor skills and medical backgrounds. Please contact Carina Stillman at cstillman@wwps.org if you are interested in volunteering.

Into the Blue is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Walla Walla Public Schools Foundation. The schools foundation would like to especially thank Scott & Kim Morasch, The Stubblefield Trust, and the Mary Garner Esary Trust for their support. More information will be coming out in the coming weeks about the event schedule.

If you would like to contribute to the future of this program, please visit www.wwpsfoundation.org  and consider donating to the Into the Blue Fund today. Your gift will help make this incredible program possible for future Wa-Hi students.

Thanks to the foundation and state grants, a similar experience is also being programmed for Lincoln High School students.

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