A Message From the Principal
Wow! What a year! We are so very thankful that you have shared your children with us this year. As I reflect on the accomplishments of our students this year, I am amazed at the diverse talents they bring to our school. Academically, athletically, and artistically, our students are some of the most talented in the country. It is a privilege to have had the opportunity share in their journey over the course of the 2013-2014 school year.
As all of you know at this point, we are losing two wonderfully gifted women this year at the Lower School. Mrs. Kathy Rehe, Lower School Dance teacher, is retiring after 34 years of service to the Academy. Mrs. Rehe’s dedication to our students has been outstanding. Her contributions to our community have been a true blessing to all. Mrs. Rehe will be missed, but her memory will be lasting.
Ms. Anne Spratlin is also retiring after 45 years of service to the Academy. Ms. Spratlin has served the Academy as a second grade teacher for 21 years and as Assistant Principal of the Lower School for 24 years. Her longevity is almost unmatched during the 114-year history of Woodward Academy. It is her love of children and this institution that will be her lasting legacy at the Academy. Her dedication, wisdom, and passion will be sorely missed by all at the Lower School.
I wish all of you a wonderful summer of fun and relaxation, and I look forward to seeing everyone back in August! It is my privilege to share this journey with each of you.
A Farewell Message From Our Assistant Principal – Ms. Anne Spratlin
Dear Lower School Family,
Thank you, thank you! I would be remiss if I did not tell you how much each and every one of you means to me. Having spent a significant portion of my life at Woodward Academy as a parent, a teacher, and an administrator, I value Woodward on so many levels. It is a special place and will forever be dear to my heart. If I tried to name all individuals, the list would be multiple pages long and would go back to 1969 to William R. Brewster, then President, through many dear people – Don Woolf, Liz Day, Bill Cobb, Andy Phillips, Stuart Gulley, and the list goes on and includes thousands of children, parents, and staff.
My love and sincere gratitude go with all as I start a new phase of life.
All the best,
Anne M. Spratlin
Sign Up for Music and Dance
If your child has not signed up for their music class, click here to register them now.
All Summer Packets Information
All documents are now available on line at the link shown below. On that site you will find the links for the following documents: 1) Summer Reading Packets (all grades); 2) Summer Math Packets (all grades); 3) Beginning of School Information and Forms; 4) Class Supply Lists (for 5th and 6th grades only); 5) Music and Dance Registration; 6) Dance Information Letter.
For all documents go to:
Or go to the Woodward home page at www.woodward.edu; click on the “Academics” tab; scroll down the drop-down menu and click on “Lower School.” You will see all the documents in the middle of that page.
Summer Reading Packets
You will find all the required summer reading by clicking the link below:
Think Consignment Shop When You Think 7th Grade Textbooks
We have hundreds of used textbooks. Come and see our selection! Some of our books are even buy one and get the second copy free! Check out our website for our summer hours: http://www.woodward.edu/parents/pc/consignment/index.aspx.
New 7th Grade Immunization Requirements: Effective July 1, 2014
All students born on or after January 1, 2002, and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia, need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (Tdap) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). All new entrants transferring into the 8th through 12th grades are also subject to the new requirements.
Please check with your student’s physician or local Department of Health for further information.