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  • LS Students Jump Rope for Heart, Raise $10,000

    Woodward Academy Lower School students raised more than $10,000 at their Jan. 16 Jump Rope for Heart event, surpassing their goal of $7,000.

    The American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance sponsor the national Jump Rope for Heart event annually to empower young students to improve their health through physical activity and to engage them in helping children with heart-health issues through fundraising.

    Learn more about Jump Rope for Heart on the American Heart Association website.

    Posted January 28, 2015
  • Woodward Families Take Mission Trip to Kenya

    Lower School PE teacher Greg Vandagriff and his son Brock, 6th grade, recently traveled to Kenya on a mission trip for the Kenya Project/FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Mission.

    The group visited Mountain Park Academy in Nakuru, Kenya. Each morning during their visit, the group assisted teachers in the classroom at the Academy. Later in the day, the Kenyan students were taught sports like American football, volleyball, soccer, kickball and other games.

    The Vandagriff's traveled with the Witmer family (Stephen '16 and Tucker '17) and the Cole family (A.J. '14 and Susannah '17), along with members of FCA from across the country.

    Posted April 1, 2014
  • Lower School Students 'Put Cancer to Bed'

    Last week, students in the Lower School celebrated their fundraising efforts to "Put Cancer to Bed," on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, by wearing pajamas to school. Students raised close to $6,000 dollars for the cause. Isabelle W., Joey C., Colin E., and Abby W. were the top fundraisers. Woodward has contributed more than $32,000 to LLS since 2007.

    Posted March 3, 2014
  • LS Girl Scout Troop Builds Library for Genesis Shelter

    The Woodward Lower School Junior Girl Scout Troop 10715 recently established a library for the Genesis Shelter--a local shelter devoted to helping homeless infants. The Girl Scouts collected books, for all ages, and created a wonderful reading space for the children, decorating the library with posters and other accessories. Additionally, the girls raised money from candy and cookie sales to donate a Nook e-reader to encourage the teenage shelter residents to read.

    A collection bin is available at the Lower School for the remainder of the school year to collect additional book donations.

    Posted January 29, 2014
  • Lower School Supports American Heart Association

    On January 17, a group of Lower School students raised $9,695 for the American Heart Association during their Jump Rope for Heart event. Faiza M. and Alex Z. tied for top fundraiser, raising $1,200 each. The event was led by Coach Jeanine Duke.

    Posted January 23, 2014
  • LS 2012-13 Community Service Totals

    --Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:
    --The Terranova School:
    $3,625.00 ($17,854.04 Academy's Grand Total)
    --Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club Walk-athon:
    $8,886.00 ($43,118.78 Academy's Grand Total)
    --Canned Food Drive:
    $16,603.00 and 24,000 lbs. of food (Academy's Grand Total)

    Posted July 31, 2013
  • LS Terranova School Project Update

    The Lower School Ambassador’s Club would like to thank the Lower School community for their generosity and participation in the spring service project for the Terranova School, Woodward's sister school in Zambia, Africa. Lower School students raised $3,675.00 for new reading and spelling books. Lower School Principal, Andy Phillips, will personally present this to the Terranova School when he visits this summer.

    Posted May 10, 2013
  • LS Students Receive Awards for Essay Contest

    Three Lower School fifth graders were recognized with awards during morning announcements on April 23 for winning top honors in the No Place for Hate student essay contest.

    Victoria D. won first place in Elementary Writing; Ella W. won second place in Elementary Writing; and Sarah B. won first place in Elementary Media/Songs/Poetry. In addition to having three winners, Woodward also had the most entries of any school.

    Click on the link at right to read the award winning essays. Click the following link to listen to the award winning song: No Place for Hate Award Winning Song.

    Posted April 24, 2013
  • Soaps for Terranova

    Here is a way you can help our sister school in Zambia, Africa! If you have unused soaps, hair conditioners and shampoos, or other small travel items you have collected, they need them. These products are the perfect size for the staff at the Julia Burke Medical Clinic at the Terranova School to hand out to their community.

    It may be hard to believe, but in their world, soap is a special thing. Your help will be greatly appreciated and Mr. Dietz (MS assistant principal) thanks you from the kids at Terranova School. Please gather these new items and drop them off at the Middle School front desk.

    Here is a way you can help our sister school in Zambia, Africa!

    Posted March 26, 2013
  • LS Walk-a-thon Gallery

    Posted April 24, 2013