Growing Lifelong Learners Since 1972

Friends of Wingra Newsletter


Friends of Wingra is a newsletter with news and updates from alumni, families, and friends.

Please contact Virginia Vormann, Editor, with your alumni news, questions, or suggestions. She can be reached at or by calling (608) 238-2525.


Winter 2016

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  • Construction Begins
  • Letter from Mary
  • Head of School Announcement
  • Thank You, Wingra School Donors
  • Outdoor Classroom Built

Winter 2014


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Fall 2012 (.pdf)


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Fall 2011 (.pdf)


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Spring 2011

Contents: Where Are They Now?, Students Find Creative Ways to Support the Campaign, Wings for Wingra Update, Community Answers "How Do I Help?" in Wingra School Art Project, Self-Study Survey, Wingra Reads, All-School Unit: Do It Ourselves, Wayback Machine: "We Are" 1997 Graduation Poem

Winter 2011

Contents: Independent Projects in Pictures, Exciting Future for Capital Campaign, Wings for Wingra Update, Teacher Excellence, Wayback Machine: "Some Thoughts From a Wingra Alum", Profile: Alumnus David Hoffert, Alumni News (Matthew Thal and Leo Langheim), Friends and Family Day Thankfulness, Slideshow of Aldo Leopold Nature Center Field Trips, and Alumni Night

Fall 2010

Highlights: An Evening of Jazz Benefit Concert, Alumna Returns as Teacher, News From You, PEN Conference a Success, Wings for Wingra Annual Fund, A New Face to Wingra's Capital Campaign, Wingra School Address Change, and Wayback Machine: "What is Great About Wingra School?"

Summer 2010

Highlights: Where Is She Now?: Lili Sandler, Restoring Our Beautiful School, New Development Director, Wayback Machine: "Folly, A Friend," Come and Play at the PEN Conference, Photo Gallery, and more

Spring 2010

Highlights: 2010 Alumni Survey, All School Unit, Wingra Urban Legend, Alumni Night, Duck Day Top Ten, Alumni 411: Class of 2006, Mara Rosenbloom Quartet, Weaving Our Voices and more!

Winter 2010

Highlights: Wingra Wings Thank Yous, Friends and Family Day 2009, Giving Back: Alum Works in Africa, Alumni 411, Capital Campaign News, Running into Alums in Unexpected Places, and more!

Fall 2009

Highlights: Thank You for Giving Wingra Wings!, Can Progressive Education Thrive Under Arne Duncan?, 2009 Progressive Education Network Conference, Progressive Education: We Live It, We Breathe It, We Love It, But Can We Describe It?, Hot off the Presses: Wingra Wear!, Help Wingra Win $100,000, and more!

Spring 2009

Highlights: KNO—What do YOU Remember?, Celebrating Community, Claire Weiss & Wingra School,

Wingra School Class of 2005, Tim Lee and "What Is Progressive Education?, Alumni 411, A Match Made at Wingra, It’s a Date! and more!

Winter 2009

Highlights: Fond Farewell to Lyn Ungrodt, Wingra Way Back Machine, Alumni Night 2009, Wings for Wingra - Thank You!, What Is Progressive Education?, Alumni 411, and more!

Fall 2008

Highlights: Life After Wingra, Making Music, Exerpts from Benny Witkovsky’s Commencement Speech, Alumni 411, Windows for Wingra, and more!