Dress Uniform Plans
Students are to wear the dress uniform every Friday in January and February as well as the first Friday in March.
Otis Lennon Testing Make Up Day for Lower School
For those 4th or 6th grade students who missed the testing on Tuesday, January 27, the date for making up that test will be on Monday, February 2, 2015. Those students should be at school no later than 9:15 a.m. in order to take the test.
Jump Rope for Heart Final Results
Congratulations to the Lower School students who raised over $10,000 in January for the American Heart Association! We had a very successful and fun jump on Friday, January 16, and surpassed our goal of $7,000. Coach Duke would like to thank Ann Haber, Rebecca Dearolph (pictures), Mrs. Horton (5th grade parent), and Mrs. Horton's sister, Dana, who helped out with the event. The Lower School students ROCK!
Congratulations to our top fundraisers: Mia C. and Sarah M. They tied for the top honors. They will be receiving a special award from Coach Duke.
Sixth Grade Students Middle School Reading Test
All Lower School sixth grade students will be taking a reading test on Wednesday, February 11, during their second, third, and fourth period classes. You will be receiving an explanation letter via mail. It is very important that your child be at school on this day for the test.
Parent Community Opportunities
The Lower School Parent Community will sponsor one more important event in less than two weeks:
Donuts With Dad -- Wednesday, February 4, 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
I have attached the link to the volunteer sign-up for this event. I encourage everyone to volunteer when available for our Parent Community events. Volunteering is so rewarding, and the kids always love to see you. Thank you so much for your support! Without all of you, the Parent Community events would not be successful.
Donuts With Dad
Chair – Lower School Parent Community
February Community Service Project
Woodward Academy’s Lower School will be “Putting Cancer to Bed” for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Donations will be collected in support of LLS’s mission: to cure blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. This is a special chance for your child to have a big impact!
Mark your calendars for February 13. Students who bring a donation minimum of $10 are invited to wear their pajamas at school to “put cancer to bed.”
The Lower School has contributed over $40,000 to LLS since 2007. We are ranked in the top five fundraising schools in Georgia, which is a true testament to our community’s commitment to generosity and compassion. With your help, we will find a cure for cancer! For more information, visit www.lls.org/ga. If are paying by check, checks should be made payable to LLS.
To make your donation online, please use the link below. As always we thank our parents for your generous hearts to these worthy causes.
Lower School Art Show
The Lower School Art Show is now in progress. Every student of the Lower School has a piece of artwork on display on the lower level hallway. Artwork will be on display until mid-February. Please come by and see the various works of art by our very talented students.
Sixth Grade Parents
We would like to make you aware of a process that begins in February which will help your child matriculate smoothly to the Middle School. In seventh grade, students must choose to participate in a year-long fine arts class or in a short course which includes nine-week studies of Art, Study Strategies, Music, or Life Skills. The year-long fine arts classes include Band, Chorus, Strings, Drama, and Art.
To participate in year-long art, students must be selected by the Middle School art staff. Middle School art teachers will come to the Lower School to look over selections of the work, particularly drawings, submitted by interested sixth graders. Their selection of students will be announced the week after judging. All artwork must be in the Lower School no later than the morning of the judging for the student to be considered for this course.
Students should have four pieces of recent art work
clay, painting, drawing, prints, photos, etc. They need to display good drawing skills and creativity. Works completed in art class, either here at school or elsewhere, are accepted. If they keep sketchbooks, those would be great to see as well.
More information is forthcoming later this month, including the exact date in mid-February when the judging will take place.
Looking for Rising Seventh Grade Singers
The Middle School Choral Department will soon be holding auditions for the 2015-2016 Middle School Choirs. In the Middle School, there is a Treble Choir and a Men's Choir, which meet five days a week during the school day. In addition, there is a select Vocal Ensemble (girls and boys combined), which rehearses during homeroom study hall (prior to the end of the school day) twice a week.
The Middle School Choral Groups will be traveling to Orlando in April 2016 to compete in the nationally acclaimed Festival Disney. This year's Middle School Treble Choir was one of only a few chosen groups selected by audition to perform at the Georgia Music Educator's Convention in Savannah, Ga. All of the Middle School Choirs will participate in the Georgia Music Educator's Large Group Performance Evaluation and the Southern Star Music Festival, both of which take place in the spring during the school day. Our Middle School choral groups have consistently earned superior ratings from professional adjudicators in both of these festivals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to audition for All-State Chorus as members of the Middle School choral program.
For more information about the Middle School choral program, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are performances from our MS Choral Groups:
Here are the boys:
Here are the girls:
Yearbooks On Sale – Online Only!
The 2015 Phoenix staff would like you to know that the yearbooks are now for sale! They are available for purchase at woodwardyearbook.com and cost $70 until Feb. 1. But don't let that deadline sneak up on you! Order your yearbook today and support your student publications!
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 p.m. 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