Teacher Appreciation Tailgate Luncheon: September 17th
We are celebrating WA school spirit at this luncheon.
To sign up, go to:
Weather happens, and it happened Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. The WA campus is fortunate to have a lightening prediction and warning system called Thor Guard. This system alerts us when conditions are favorable for lightening strikes. When the Thor Guard is activated for the safety of our students and staff, everyone must remain inside a building. Buses and MARTA shuttles will be delayed from departing until the system is clear. If you are picking your child up for carpool, we will not release your child to go outside unless he or she is accompanied by a parent. Thank you for your understanding as we do everything possible to keep our students safe and secure while at the Academy.
Parent Athletic Key Tags
The Parent Community is pleased to provide parents with the 2014-15 WA athletic key tags, which will allow free admission to home games. Starting this year, the key tags will be distributed in the homeroom of the only/oldest child in each family. Athletic key tags will no longer be mailed home. (*Please note: admission fees will be charged for away games and GHSA events such as playoffs, scrimmages, tournaments, and championships.)
These key tags will assist the volunteers at the entrance gates in identifying you as a Woodward Academy parent, so please don't forget them. Parents and students from visiting teams and Woodward Academy parents without an athletic key tag will be charged an entrance fee. Upper and Middle School students will enter free of charge by showing their student ID cards. Younger students and siblings do not need an ID when entering with a parent. If you lose or do not receive your key tag, please contact the Woodward Academy Parent Community at firstname.lastname@example.org
WA Middle School Attendance Policy
We strongly encourage consistent attendance but understand that life happens. 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 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to inform us.
Information regarding absences should be handled through the front office rather than the homeroom teacher. When your child returns to school, he/she should check in at the front desk before homeroom.
Notes from the Nurse
Parents please remember that all students must have a current physical and completed online health forms on file in the Middle School infirmary by September 2. Students without completed health forms will not be allowed to participate in P.E., dance, or extracurricular activities. If you have any questions regarding your child's health forms, please email Nurse Whyte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Drug Education Program
WAMS parents, ONLY three dates remain for you to attend the drug education program. All parents of seventh graders and eighth graders new to Woodward must attend one of these sessions.
The dates and times are:
Friday, August 29, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 16, 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
If you have not registered, here is the link:
Dr. Brian Dew, Ph.D., chair of the Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University, will be presenting, along with Woodward Academy personnel.
Summer in England!
All Woodward seventh and eighth graders are invited to apply for next year's summer trip to England. Students will stay for three weeks at the beautiful Charterhouse School in the English countryside where they will enjoy plenty of on-campus activities between their day excursions to places like the British Museum, Parliament, Hogwarts at Warner Brothers Studios, the Globe Theatre, Canterbury, and other fun adventures.
For details, please send Ms. Bandrowski an email at email@example.com
and plan to attend our parent meeting before school on Friday, September 12, when a representative from ISCA (The Independent Schools Cultural Alliance) will be on campus to share details about the program and to answer questions. For more information, visit their website: ISCAschools.com
Thursday, 28 August, 43 art students from the Advanced, Combination, and Sculpture classes will be on a Field Trip. Their destinations are 1) the Atlanta Botanical Garden's "Mosaiculture" which includes 28 large living-plant sculptures and 2) the High Museum's "Dream Cars" which includes 18 advanced car designs from 1932 to present.
Woodward Auto Exhibit
Save the date for the second annual Woodward Auto Exhibit, sponsored by Porsche, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Academy’s Main Campus in historic College Park. This free admission, family-friendly event will feature classic, vintage, and modern specialty automobiles, music, food, and a Porsche display. Rain date is Sunday, October 19.
If you have a car you would like to exhibit, contact Bob Hawks at 404.765.4031 or Jane Covington at 404.765.4030 in the Advancement Office. All proceeds from Auto Exhibit fees will support need-based student financial aid.
Jane Woodruff Hall
If you have not yet seen the new Upper School humanities building - Jane Woodruff Hall - we encourage you to visit the Upper School campus to tour the Academy's impressive new building. Woodruff Hall is the largest single building on campus with 101,297 square feet, housing Upper School English, world languages, and social studies departments as well as the Upper School administration. The building includes a 150-seat lecture hall, a suite of counseling offices, and computer and world language labs. Every classroom is technology-equipped with hard-wired and wireless connectivity and interactive SMART Boards. Click here for photos of the building and dedication event.