NO SCHOOL DAY - April 24
WAMS performing and visual arts students will be involved in day long enrichment activities on Friday, April 24. For those students not involved in these activities, it will be a no school day. While some of our teachers will be chaperoning, this day will allow for the remaining teachers to participate in professional learning. We appreciate your support for our performing arts, drama, and visual arts students, as well as our teachers who will have this time to strengthen their talents and grow as learners.
MS Parent Social - Event Location Change
Please join us at The Pig and The Pint, 1583 Virginia Avenue, for a social evening with other MS parents next Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. Light appetizers will be served.
To RSVP go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zW-RzWDR3mn8CrOrVAilflCCvb78A5vmtVrDhpit7UY/viewform?c=0&w=1 .
We look forward to seeing you there!
8th Grade Send-off Letters
To send our 8th graders off into young adulthood, the counseling department will be collecting notes and words of encouragement from important adults in our student’s lives. These adults can be family friends, grandparents, godparents, etc. We will begin accepting Send-off Letters April 1 and ask that all letter packages be turned in/mailed in by April 30
. The notes will be distributed the Monday of exam week to help honor the Middle School experience.
While this project is not a secret, we do want to try and make this a meaningful surprise for our students.
- Open to any adults in the student’s life. We ask that parents collect the notes and send them all in ONE PACKAGE to the Middle School. The package can be dropped in a box in the front office or mailed to:
1662 Rugby Ave
College Park, GA 30337
Attn: Lexi Nguyen, Middle School
- Notes should not be emailed or faxed.
- Each individual envelope should have the student’s first and last name.
Since we are doing this for all 8th grade students, please email questions to email@example.com. We can get your questions answered much faster this way.
WAMS Band Spring Concert
Please come to the WAMS Band Spring Concert on Sunday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Gresham Chapel. Mr. Greg Miller, WALS Band Director, will be a special guest conductor at the concert. An ice cream social will immediately follow the concert in the Woodruff Dining Hall.
Southern Star Music Festival
The Middle School Performing Arts groups will perform this Friday, April 24, at the Southern Star Music Festival.
8H Economics Stock Market Activity
The 8H Economics classes have completed their spring Stock Market Activity. Students from all classes were assigned to a group and posted their ideas and insights about stocks on the Nicenet discussion board. This was to experience collaboration without direct contact. The Berserk Bernankians had the most discussion with the Massive Money Moguls following closely behind.
Stocks were traded in Howthemarketworks, a site set up specifically for educational activity. The Berserk Bernankians went from #12 to #1 through an accurate assessment of a $5.00 stock that went up in value. The Pirate Profiteers took second place and the Irrational Investors, Sardonic Smiths and Up Against the Wallstreeters made gains on their initial investment of $10,000. The market had quite a few dramatic increases and drops over the last two months and it was an interesting experience for all.
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure - May 9
Join Woodward students, parents, faculty, and staff by participating in the 25th anniversary Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 9, at 8 a.m. at Lenox Mall.
This year, Komen Atlanta is challenging Atlanta area schools to form a team to run/walk as a school on race day. Woodward 8th grader Sam Humphrey is chairing Woodward's school team.
Visit komenatlanta.org to register. Click on Race for the Cure under the Events tab, locate our team - Woodward War Eagles Fight for the Cure - and sign up as a team member. Student registrants may use the discount code school20 once per registration. Then come out on race day, and we'll show our support as a school. With the number of people in the Woodward community, the life we save may just be one of our own.
If you have any questions, please contact Ronda Zents in the US or email Sam Humphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on race day!
Woodward Academy Dance Ensemble
Attention all 8th grade girls: Auditions for the Woodward Academy Dance Ensemble begin Monday, April 27. Scheduling for the daily dance class is now. If you are interested in studying dance in the Upper School, pick up an info sheet from the front desk or contact Ms. Gould or Ms. Herring.
Publix Partners Support WAMS!
Thank you to all who support our school by being a Publix Partner. Be sure to keep reminding everyone in your community to get enrolled and present their card every time they shop at Publix. Stop by the MS front desk or contact your neighborhood Publix if you need additional cards.
Amount Purchased this quarter: $26,820.93
Contribution Earned this quarter: $178.81
Help Needed With Art Project
All Middle School families are asked to help with a future "assemblage" art project. We will be collecting plastic bottle caps of all colors and sizes. These caps are found on soft drinks, bottled water, laundry detergent, coffee creamers, hairspray, deodorant cans, etc. The idea is to make a large mosaic-type mural from these often discarded items. Everyone – not just art students – can be a part of this collaborative venture! Please help us by saving your bottle tops and sending them in with your student. Donations may be placed in the collection box in the entryway hall of the Middle School building. See how a bottle top mural is a fun, colorful, and ecologically savvy experience for our school.
Woodward's Main Campus Spring E-cycle/Reuse Drive
The spring e-cycle/reuse drive for Main Campus will be Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to celebrate Earth Week! To learn more about locations, accepted items, and tax receipts from CFY, please visit http://www.woodward.edu/go/ecycle.
Double Your Woodward Fund Gift This Spring
From classroom technology and professional development for teachers to high-quality musical instruments and other learning tools, many of the opportunities that make Woodward special are made possible by The Woodward Fund. Right now, Middle School parent participation is 45 percent compared with more than 70 percent at peer schools. We can do better!
It is not too late for you to support The Woodward Fund. In fact, your gift will now have twice the impact since all gifts received between now and May 31 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to and including $135,000.
Gifts can be made online at www.woodward.edu/go/giving, through the mail, or by contacting Claire Hegarty at 404.765.4043 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your commitment to our students!
Germany - June 2016
Herr Shivers will lead a Woodward Academy trip to Germany in June 2016. The itinerary includes Munich, Dresden, Berlin, and a home-stay with our partner school. Rising 9th graders who take German will be eligible to attend. Contact Herr Shivers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Animal Rescue Service Trip 2016
The MS Spanish Department is offering an animal rescue service trip to Ecuador for rising 8th graders for next summer—June 6-14, 2016. The trip will include a tour of the capital city of Quito, a volcano and hot springs visit, an Andean canopy tour, a visit to Cotopaxi National Park, and a three-day animal service project at the Amazon Rescue Center. Visit the trip website
to register. Animals, nature, and adventure await!
Europe Trip 2016
Seventh graders traveling to England and France next year will need a passport. This is a great time to start the process if you do not have a passport. We will try to have a meeting this month.
Don't forget to buy a 2015 Phoenix yearbook! There will only be a limited number of yearbooks on sale during distribution, so buy a yearbook ahead of time to ensure your child gets one. To purchase a yearbook or check a list to see if you've bought one already, please go to woodwardyearbook.com.
WA Middle School Attendance Policy
Parents, please note: If your child is sick or is going to miss school, we request that you email the school at email@example.com or call the MS office (404.765.4430) between 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. to inform us.