Academics

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Dress Uniform Plans

Lower School students are required to wear the dress uniform every Friday in January and February and the first Friday in March. The first Friday to wear the dress uniform will be Jan. 9, and the last day will be March 6.  Students may also be asked to wear their dress uniforms for special activities. Blazers should be clean with the patch firmly attached to the front left pocket and all buttons sewn on the front. Please refer to the Student Regulations Handbook. Note that khaki shorts are not a part of the dress uniform.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART Coming in January

Students will soon be receiving their envelopes from Coach Duke for our annual JRFH event. The event will take place Jan. 16, 2015, during seventh period. We will be raising money for the American Heart Association, and it is totally voluntary. Please contact Coach Jeanine Duke if you have any questions. (Phone: 404-765-3603; email: jeanine.duke@woodward.edu). Thank you so much for your support!

Thank You for Family Life Ministries Items

Thank you to all those who so generously gave to this wonderful ministry.  They truly appreciate every item that was donated.  It will all definitely go to good use.  Thank you for helping to make the holidays brighter for people in need.

Lower School Art Show

The Lower School Art Show is now in progress. Every student of the Lower School has a piece of art work on display on the lower level hallway. Art work 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.  They will come to the Lower School and look over selections of their work, particularly drawings, submitted by interested sixth graders.  Their decision on students who are chosen 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 will be great to see as well.

More information will be forthcoming in January, including the exact date in mid-February when the judging will take place.  The coming holiday break would be a great time for those students interested in being considered for this class to work on pieces to be judged.

Advancement Office Holiday Hours

During the holidays, the Advancement Office will close at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 19. It will re-open Dec. 30 and 31 with office hours from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Please note, in order to be counted for tax year 2014, gifts must be received or postmarked by Dec. 31.
 
To make a gift on Dec. 30 or 31, please call Dale Welch at 404.765.4034 or Naylene Felt at 404.765.4036. You can give online at www.woodward.edu/go/giving and find instructions for making gifts of securities at www.woodward.edu/go/securities.
 
Please remember there is an opportunity to double your gift in the month of December. When you give more than you did last school year, your entire contribution will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $60,000. Thank you for your support!

Woodward Fund

As this year’s Woodward Fund Chairs, we encourage you to join us in supporting our children by making a gift to the 2014-2015 Woodward Fund. Your gift supports the culture of philanthropy that has provided generations of Woodward students with wise guidance at every step and prolific opportunities to try and triumph and reach their fullest potential.
 
In fact, several of our Woodward parents are so grateful for how the Woodward Fund shapes students’ lives that they are banding together to offer an opportunity for you to double your gift between now and Dec. 31. When you give more than you did last school year, your entire contribution will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $60,000.
 
Make your gift here. If you are uncertain of the amount you gave last year, please contact Dale Welch, Associate Director of Advancement, at dale.welch@woodward.edu or 404.765.4034 to verify your last gift.
 
Thank you for making Woodward a priority in your giving. Our students, teachers, and coaches appreciate it!
 
Donna and Andrew Sullivan
The 2014-2015 Woodward Fund Chairs
Parents of Drew Sullivan ’15 and Katie Sullivan ’17

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 February 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 musthave 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

Dec 22 Mon

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 23 Tue

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 24 Wed

Christmas Eve

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 25 Thu

Christmas Day

Winter Break - School Closed

Hanukkah Ends

Dec 26 Fri

Winter Break - School Closed

Kwanzaa

Dec 29 Mon

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 30 Tue

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 31 Wed

Winter Break - School Closed

New Year's Eve

Jan 1 Thu

Winter Break - School Closed






News from Woodward 360

Newsletter last updated: 
December 18, 2014

 

Upcoming Highlights

Dec 22 Mon

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 23 Tue

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 24 Wed

Christmas Eve

Winter Break - School Closed

Dec 25 Thu

Christmas Day


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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

Jan 13 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Hall
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Jan 16 Fri

LS Jump Rope for Heart

Location: Thomas Hall Gym
2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Jan 21 Wed

LS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

More Information...
Jan 25 Sun

Woodward Academy North Campus Open House

Location: North Campus, Johns Creek
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM