Parent Review - March 2020

Message from USMA Superintendent

  LTG Darryl Williams ’83

On March 27, LTG Darryl Williams ’83 gave an update on the situation at West Point. The top priority at the Academy is the well-being of the entire West Point community. Visit WestPoint.edu for the latest information on the efforts at West Point during this global pandemic.

Remote Learning Activated for Cadets

  USMA 2020

One of the biggest challenges arising from the recent coronavirus situation was to enable remote learning for USMA cadets in order to maintain continuity in academics. Under the leadership of the Dean, BG Cindy Jebb ’82, a revised operating policy now governs classroom procedures such as attendance, grading, and additional instruction. The faculty are finding creative solutions quickly. One example is the Latin American History course taught by Liliane Delva ’08. Cadets were assigned to deliver oral presentations via a collaboration platform on a country they had selected earlier in the semester. This presentation on the Dominican Republic is a great example of how cadets are responding to this new method of instruction.

Distant Learning: Morgan ’98 Teaches Cadets from Space

  Astronaut Morgan ’98

On March 24, USMA’s Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering hosted a Facebook Live video conference with NASA Astronaut COL Andrew Morgan ‘98 answering questions posed by cadets. The discussion covered a wide range of topics, from how he has applied his West Point experience in his career, to scientific and general questions about space exploration, to advice on being a cadet. Morgan is currently serving aboard the International Space Station. Watch video.

COVID-19 Support for Parents

  COVID-19 Support for Parents

During these challenging times, WPAOG wants you to know we are here for you.  If you or anyone in your Parents’ Club is in need of support because of COVID-19, please notify us. (Inquiries not related to COVID-19 support can still go to ParentRelations@wpaog.org.) You will find information in the WPAOG Parent Handbook if you need to connect with your local Parents Club. Please stay safe and connected with each other and let us know how we can help.

Founders Day 2020

  Founders Day - CPT Jason Pak

While many Founders Day events did not get to take place this spring, we appreciate the heartfelt message from Tony Gates ’81 reminding us that we don’t need big events to remind us that, “West Point is in your heart.” Cadets celebrated  the annual Founders Day Corps Dinner on February 27, with guest speaker CPT Jason Pak ’11, who received a Purple Heart after losing both his legs when he stepped on a roadside bomb while leading a foot patrol in Afghanistan in 2012.

Download the West Point App to Receive Notifications

  Cyber Policy Team Sweeps Texas Cyber 9/12 Competition

If you have a smart device, please consider downloading the West Point app. This is a great tool for information from West Point! The app has a wide variety of information, and includes a notification component. Once you download the app, to register for notifications, touch the lower-case letter (i) on the bottom right of the photo at the top of the home screen. On the next screen, touch the word Categories. When the next screen appears, check the box for Parents, then touch the word Done on the top right, then exit back out to the main screen. Thanks for downloading! Google Play app. Apple app.

Spring is Here!


Spring is Here!


Spring brings sunshine, flowers, and great new styles from the WPAOG Gift Shop. Choose from our selection of new spring tees, including our exclusive Ladies Trophy Point Tee. Bring a little West Point to your wardrobe this spring. Shop 24/7 online at WPAOGGiftShop.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks of our newest styles, and limited time offers.

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Army Hockey Coach Brian Riley Reflects On ‘What If’

  Army Hockey Coach Brian Riley

Despite Army Hockey's challenge of recruiting for a service academy, there was something magical going on at West Point this season for Brian Riley’s Black Knights of the Hudson. “I remember early in the year, maybe in October/November, looking around and saying to myself, ‘This group can do something special,’” Riley said. His gut feelings proved true as the team posted 13 wins before the end of the calendar year, including emotional victories over Union College and AIC as well as road sweeps at Holy Cross and Canisius. An out-of-conference conquest of UNH vaulted the Cadets into the USCHO Poll, making for a well-deserved New Year's celebration up at West Point. Read more.

The West Point Bookshelf is Moving!

  The West Point Bookshelf is Moving!

Don’t worry, it’ll still be found in West Point magazine, but beginning this fall it will now appear in the Fall and Spring issues instead of Winter and Summer. This gives people time to consider your books for holiday gifts! Reserve your space in the Fall 2020 West Point Authors Bookshelf, a specially-priced advertising section in West Point magazine showcasing books by West Point affiliated authors. Check out the latest West Point Bookshelf in the Winter 2020 issue to discover and support these books. Learn more about this and other WPAOG advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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