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Notes From Notestine

Hammering Hank

American baseball icon Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," is widely regarded as one of the greatest hitters in the history of the sport. For nearly 23 years (1954-76), Aaron played as an outfielder for the Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers, setting several records and winning a number of honors along the way.

Aaron continues to hold many of baseball's most distinguished records, including runs batted in (2,297), extra base hits (l,477), total bases (6,856) and most years with 30 or more home runs (15). He also is ranked one of baseball's Top 5 players for career hits and runs. For more than two decades, Aaron held the record for most career home runs (755), surpassing Babe Ruth's home run record on April 8, 1974. Barry Bonds broke the record on August 7, 2007, when he scored his 756th home run in San Francisco, California.

It is interesting to note that Hank's first day in the majors was not that impressive as the following article points out:

"On opening day of the 1954 baseball season, the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Milwaukee Braves.  Two rookies began their major league careers in that game. The Reds won 9-8. Without dispute, the star of the game was Jim Greengrass, the rookie who hit four doubles in his first major-league outing. Sports commentators almost immediately began hailing him as the next superstar--plus he had a made-for-baseball name! The other rookie that day had a dismal start. He was 0-5, but he kept swinging, kept trying, and kept playing. His powerful batting performances over the years eventually earned Henry "Hank" Aaron a place in Baseball's Hall of Fame!"

Parents Corner 

April Showers Bring May Flowers 

This month, Middle School parents are celebrating our teachers and all of their hard work with a wonderful salad bar lunch, complete with fresh fruit and veggies, pasta salad, and a choice of grilled chicken or shrimp kabobs. And don't forget the dessert. We'll have brownies, bars, and cookies! The date is April 16. Decorations this month are flowers, flowers, flowers! We need lots of help. As always, your contributions and support are very much appreciated. Please click on the link below to sign up. For questions, contact Valerie Gallagher at valgallagher3@gmail.com.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A9AB23A57-april

Travel Around the World in a Night - Tickets On Sale Now!

Parents, it's time to pack your bags! Tickets are on sale now at Parent Community Social Events page for "Around the World in a Night," Saturday, April 26, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is a magical, fun-filled evening for Woodward parents, with gourmet food stations from countries around the world, a full range of premium adult beverages, your favorite dance music, and international door prizes. Buy before April 13 and double your chances of winning! Details available at PC Social Events page.  http://www.woodward.edu/parents/pc/socials/index.aspx

Middle School Moms Night Out

Join Us For An End-of-the-Year Get Together!
When: Thursday, May 8
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: St. Regis Wine Bar & Patio
88 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Valet Parking Available

** Appetizers will be served. **

Questions?
Contact Tammy Benjamin at tdbenjamin@bellsouth.net or Michelle Bowden at bowdens5@yahoo.com.

RSVP by following this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RfVKJdjJPbenlU8EzhEkyVrKsm_v7zBC54QNwhihmUM/viewform

Scuba Trip

Those interested in scuba diving might enjoy a trip to Panama City Beach, Florida, for Memorial Day weekend. Highlights of the trip include great wreck diving, dolphin encounters, and a fun BBQ on the beach. This is the perfect weekend to refresh your scuba skills, become more advanced, log some more dives, or learn a new specialty like search and recovery, rescue, night diving, boat diving, deep diving, or fish identification. For more information, go to: http://fintasticdiving.com/upcoming-trips/ or contact Saffron@FintasticDiving.com.

Upcoming Scuba Classes held at Woodward’s pool: April 27: 10:00-1:00; May 4: 10:00-1:00; May 18: 10:00-2:00.

Summer Camp Registration

Registration is now open for Woodward Academy Summer Camps. Please consider taking advantage of our "New Camper Credits" program for 2014. You can receive a $25 credit for every new camper you refer. More details are available on the summer camps website. We also will have several bus stops for your convenience and an afternoon activity camp (WACtivity camp). You can find a list of all camp offerings and camp descriptions on our website.

Visit the Summer Camp pages to register now and take advantage of our payment plan. http://www.woodward.edu/summer/camps/index.aspx. We look forward to a great summer at Woodward this year! 

Student Spotlight  


Middle School Talent Show

On Thursday, April 17, the Middle School will host the annual Middle School Talent Show in  Gresham Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the large choir room on Thursday, April 3. Any Middle School student may participate in the audition.

Benefit for Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club

Our MS students, as well as students Academy-wide, have the opportunity to help the Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club. Follow this link for details:Middle Messenger Walk-A-Thon announcement (2014)-1.pdf    

Club Updates

Eagle Club:  Homeroom balances for Save the Children:  

Barber - $20.00
Bandrowski - $10.00
Crawford - $ 31.26
Hildebrand - $70.00
Holland - $86.05
McNeill - $30.00
Mousadis - $20.00 
Stratton - $24.00
Tarraso - $5.00
Williams - $15.00
Willsey - $361.07   

Social Studies Club: Don't forget to turn in your permission slips to Mrs. Crawford for the field trip to the Renaissance Festival. Forms are due no later than April 15. 

Peer Helpers: There will be a Peer Helper meeting Tuesday, April 22, during homeroom study hall.

French Club: We are going to have two French Club Events this month. Students can attend both events. The Permission forms are posted on Edline. The French games party will be Tuesday, April 15, during Homeroom Study Hall. The French cartoons party will be Tuesday, April 29, in room 205 from 3:35-5:00 p.m.

Jock Journal


Track and Field
:  Both MS Track teams were victorious at the Landmark Invitational on Saturday, April 5. Eight teams competed. Overall scores: WA Girls - 190; Griffin - 165; Landmark - 148; WA boys - 283; Landmark - 110; Greenforest - 54.

First place winners for the boys:
KJ Phillips - 100m, shot put
Morgan Griggie - 400m
Michael Hehir - discus
Carey Wynn - high jump
Both boys relay teams took 1st place.

Girls' winners:
Bianca Fizouaty - 200m
Madison Williams - 300 hurdles
Miriam Waters - 400m and long jump
Both girls relay teams took 1st place.

Tennis: Congratulations to both MS Tennis teams on their win over Walker School - great playing! Today is our last home match against Westminster, so come cheer us on!

Soccer:  The Girls White soccer team finished their season with a 1-1 tie game with Holy Innocents. Congratulations to the entire team on a great season.   

MS Service News

  • MS 2012-13 Community Service Totals

    Save the Children:
    $800.00

    The Terranova School:
    $10,000.00 ($17,854.04 Academy's Grand Total)

    Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club Walk-athon:
    $6,564.78 ($43,118.78 Academy's Grand Total)

    Canned Food Drive:
    $16,603.00 and 24,000 lbs. of food (Academy's Grand Total)

Middle School Calendar & Events

Apr 14 Mon

MS Theater Rehearsal

Thru: 4/17/20143:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Apr 15 Tue

Boys MS Tennis vs. Wesleyan

Location: AWAY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Girls MS Tennis vs. Wesleyan

Location: AWAY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Apr 16 Wed

MS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Teachers' Lounge
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Apr 17 Thu

No Homework Night

MS Talent Show

Location: Gresham Chapel
2:00 PM
Apr 18 Fri

Good Friday - School Closed

Apr 20 Sun

Easter Sunday

Orthodox Easter Sunday

Apr 21 Mon

School OPEN - Inclement Weather Make-up Day (was Spring Holiday)

MS Theater Rehearsal

Thru: 4/24/20143:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Apr 22 Tue

Earth Day at Woodward

Location: All School Campuses

More Information

Passover Ends at Nightfall

Apr 24 Thu

MS Performing Arts Trip

Location: Orlando, FL
Thru: 4/27/2014
Apr 25 Fri

Arbor Day

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Newsletter last updated: 

April 10, 2014

Upcoming MS Events

Apr 14 Mon

MS Theater Rehearsal

Thru: 4/17/20143:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Apr 16 Wed

MS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Teachers' Lounge
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Apr 17 Thu

No Homework Night

MS Talent Show

Location: Gresham Chapel
2:00 PM
Apr 18 Fri

Good Friday - School Closed

Apr 20 Sun

Easter Sunday

Orthodox Easter Sunday

Apr 21 Mon

School OPEN - Inclement Weather Make-up Day (was Spring Holiday)

MS Theater Rehearsal

Thru: 4/24/20143:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Apr 22 Tue

Earth Day at Woodward

Location: All School Campuses

More Information

Passover Ends at Nightfall

Apr 24 Thu

MS Performing Arts Trip

Location: Orlando, FL
Thru: 4/27/2014
Apr 25 Fri

Arbor Day

Apr 26 Sat

PC Parent Social - Around the World in a Night!

Location: Woodward Academy Main Campus

Electronic Reuse/E-cycling at Main (WN 4/12)

Location: Main Campus

More Information

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 3, 2014


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Upcoming MS Volunteer Opportunities

Apr 16 Wed

MS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Teachers' Lounge
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMMore Information...
May 7 Wed

MS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Teachers' Lounge
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMMore Information...
May 15 Thu

MS 8th Grade End-of-Year Ice Cream

Location: MS Courtyard
May 19 Mon

MS 7th Grade End-of-Year Ice Cream

Location: MS Courtyard