Dress Uniform Plans

Students have two more Fridays to wear the dress uniform: February 27 and March 6. 

Spring Break

This is a reminder that the students will be dismissed Friday, March 6, at normal dismissal time, 3:00 p.m.  This will officially begin their spring break.  Students are to return to class Tuesday, March 17.

Re-Enrollment Information

Re-enrollment is now available at  

Help Us Tell the Woodward Story

Help us spread the word about our wonderful school to prospective families!  Many of them are interested in learning more about what our current parents and students have to say, and YOU are our best ambassadors!

The two websites prospective families use the most are GreatSchools and Private School Review, yet Woodward only has a few reviews on each site.  Please help us by taking only a minute of your time to click on the links below and rate our school:

Review Woodward on GreatSchools

Review Woodward on Private School Review (You will need to scroll down toward the bottom of the page.)

Thank you so much for helping us tell the Woodward story!

You Love Woodward – We Know You Do!

Time is running out. We have just one more day to capture a $30,000 match for The Woodward Fund, and we need your support. Show your love for Woodward by giving to the I ❤ Woodward Challenge!
Our parent participation in The Woodward Fund is currently at 38 percent, which is well below our peer schools, who have over 80 percent participation. We can do better! Every gift counts, so please Make Your Gift Today!

For any questions please contact Dale Welch at 404.765.4034 or

Yearbooks On Sale – Online Only!

Don't forget to buy a 2015 Phoenix yearbook! There will only be a limited number of yearbooks on sale during distribution, so buy a yearbook ahead of time to ensure your child gets one. To purchase a yearbook or check a list to see if you've bought one already, please go to

The Phoenix staff wants to feature your children in the yearbook. Right now they are looking for pictures from activities and vacations over winter break and school performances and students' favorite places at school. If you have any pictures to share, please email them to Use high-resolution or maximum size photos and identify the student(s) and events taking place in the photos in the body of your email. Thank you!

Sixth Grade Market Day Information

Market Day is an economics grade level project completely run and operated by the sixth graders. The sixth graders who have been selected as vendors will be selling their homemade products during the final Market Day. This will take place at the beginning of the day in the cafeteria after homeroom. There will be both food and non-food items available for all Lower School students to purchase. The students will need to bring in U.S. currency to exchange for the specially designed “Market Day Money” in order to purchase any of these items. The last sixth grade Market Day will be held on Monday, March 2

Students, don’t stand in line on Market Day waiting to get your Market Day money! The Lower School bank will be open in the mornings before announcements on the following days:

  • Friday, Feb. 27
  • Monday, March 2

Please plan on bringing in your money to exchange for Market Day money -- $15 to $20 should be plenty. The banks will be open from 8 until 8:25 a.m. each of these mornings.

Note: Due to Market Day Activities, After School Care on the afternoon of Friday, February 27, and Morning Care on Monday, March 2, will be held in the Chorus Room.   

Week of Understanding

This year's Week of Understanding is coming up on March 23-27, 2015. The Week of Understanding is a week during which students in all schools of the Academy will celebrate the rich diversity of our school community in age-appropriate ways. The theme for this year is "Hands." In the fall students across the Academy heard the story of Rachel Scott and her desire to use her hands to touch millions of people's lives.  Throughout the year each school has embraced this challenge in numerous ways.  The symbol of Rachel's hands serves as our theme of building a community of kindness and compassion. 

The Lower School has decided to thank the members of our community who tirelessly work to make Woodward the special place it is.  We want to use our hands to thank them and will do so during the Week of Understanding as follows:

     Monday - Facilities
     Tuesday - Campus Security, College Park Police and Fire Departments
     Wednesday - Dining Staff
     Thursday - Student Transport

If you are interested in doing anything to help with this effort, please contact: or

Lower School students will be allowed to come to school out-of-uniform on Friday, March 27, if they wear the "Week of Understanding" t-shirt. These shirts will be decorated by the students as one of their activities during the week's events. For those students who do not purchase a shirt, an alternate variation of this activity will be available.

The week will culminate with a festival on Friday in the Upper School gym complex. At this festival each division of the Academy will have stations that encourage our student body to use their hands to spread kindness and compassion to others.  

At the Lower School station, students will be coloring a pack of “positivities” to bring home. This is our way of spreading kindness outside the Woodward Academy community. Positivities are to be posted in public locations to spread positive thoughts. It is our hope that people will read them and smile or maybe others will truly be touched by the message from a stranger. These positivities can be posted on public restroom mirrors, in the grocery store, at your local library, or anywhere that needs a little sunshine! Please help us spread the WA positivities by taking a picture of your contribution to the community and tweeting it with #HandsOfWA2015!

Spring Chess Session Begins Soon

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Day and Time:  Thursdays after school, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Spring session, March 5 to May 7. No chess: March 12 (spring break week)
A spring session will start on March 5. The new registration flyer is now available.
Who can play: Any child interested in learning and improving chess skills.  At least 10 must register.
Cost:  Early registration before March 3 for spring session: $135. Late registration from March 4: $150. Includes appropriate level instructional material
Payment Deadline: Due by March 3. Late payment fee after the deadline is $150.
Registration/Payment:  Online with a credit or debit card at Click “Register and Pay - School Chess Clubs.” In the “School Name” field, specify “Woodward Lower." You will receive an automated email payment receipt confirmation. For an alternate method of payment, email with your request.

Lower School Intramurals

The Lower School sponsors an intramural sports program for boys and girls. Intramural programs generally run Monday through Thursday with a few exceptions (football and cheerleading).  Students must have a signed permission form turned in by the first day of the activity. Permission forms are sport-specific and are available two weeks prior to the first day of the event. The events begin at 3:45 and end at 5:15 p.m.

We have record numbers of students participating in intramurals, and the coaches need time to prepare accordingly. Therefore, a student must have a signed permission slip by the Monday that the intramural activity begins or they will not be allowed to participate. Thank you for your cooperation as this will keep our program safe and successful! There will be a separate form for each sport they plan to participate in during the year. Again, the student must have the signed permission slip turned in prior to the start of the activity.

2014 – 2015 Lower School Intramural Schedule



Lower School Calendar & Events

Mar 6 Fri

LS Third Grading Period Ends

Mar 8 Sun

Daylight Saving Time Begins - Set Clocks Forward One Hour

Mar 9 Mon

Spring Break - No Classes

Mar 10 Tue

Spring Break - No Classes

Mar 11 Wed

Spring Break - No Classes

Mar 12 Thu

Spring Break - No Classes

Mar 13 Fri

Spring Break - No Classes

Some Academy Offices Closed

Mar 16 Mon

Teacher Work Day - No Classes

LS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Mar 17 Tue

St. Patrick's Day

Mar 19 Thu

Parent Programming - “Raising Digital Natives: Using Technology to Build & Develop Executive Functioning Skills”, Gail Flanigan, Ph.D.

Location: Main Campus - Gresham Chapel Activity Room

More Information

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Our children are immersed in the digital world. Technology has great potential to manage and build executive functioning skills and has the added advantage of being natural and motivating for today’s students. This presentation will explore executive functioning skills as it pertains to technology. Parents will gain an understanding of both positive and negatives aspects of technology on skill development while also gaining practical suggestions for helping their child progress academically.

Register to attend!

Mar 20 Fri

PS, LS, WN Conference Day (Grades PK-6 will not attend school)

Mar 21 Sat

Nowruz (Persian New Year)

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February 27, 2015


Upcoming Highlights

Mar 6 Fri

LS Third Grading Period Ends

Mar 8 Sun

Daylight Saving Time Begins - Set Clocks Forward One Hour

Mar 9 Mon

Spring Break - No Classes

Mar 10 Tue

Spring Break - No Classes

Mar 11 Wed

Spring Break - No Classes


Consignment Shop

Come visit the Consignment Shop! The Consignment Shop has everything you need, including brand new men's ties. We are also taking in consignments, so bring all of your items when you come to shop. Did you know that your Middle or Upper School child can come in to shop and use their Student ID to bill their account? We have great volunteers here to help them with fit and to make sure they are buying the correct pieces. We even have buttons for your blazers that may be missing a few. A second copy of that really heavy book is nice to have at home. Chances are, we can help with that too.
Our hours of operation are every Monday and Wednesday, that school is in session, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. You can find more information on the Consignment Shop webpage.

Upcoming LS Volunteer Opportunities

Mar 16 Mon

LS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Mar 24 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Hall
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Mar 27 Fri

LS Family Fun Night

Location: Thomas Hall Gym and Courtyard Area
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Apr 15 Wed

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Location: Woodruff Dining Hall, Main Campus

Parent Programming Events - all parents invited